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Crawford, William J.; McDonough, Kim; Brun-Mercer, Nicole – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Although there is consensus that collaboration refers to two or more learners working together to accomplish a task (Davin & Donato, [Davin, K., 2013]; Ohta, [Ohta, A., 2001]), debate remains about how to assess collaboration. Researchers have pursued two approaches to evaluate collaboration during peer interaction: rater judgments (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Relationship, Language Tests
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Gass, Susan; Juffs, Alan; Starfield, Sue; Hyland, Ken – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
The focus in this article is on research in language centers. Four center directors provide examples of the place of research in language centers and focus on how teachers and researchers work together to facilitate large action research projects. The first section describes a survey of instructors in U.S.-based intensive English programs (IEPs).…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giroir, Shannon – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2014
This article reports a study that investigated how two Saudi Arabian men negotiated their positionality vis-à-vis a host community in the United States and how they engaged in different discursive practices in order to achieve fuller participation in the various worlds that became important to them. The study takes data from a larger research…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Nationals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fuchs, Carolin; Akbar, Farah Sultana – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2013
This exploratory study presents results of an online survey on student teachers' technology proficiencies and uses of various tools in an adult Intensive English Program (IEP) in the United States. The ultimate goal was to identify areas of improvement for teacher education programs with regard to technology-enhanced language teaching and student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Professional Development, English (Second Language)
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Collins, Laura; White, Joanna – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2011
In this longitudinal study we investigated whether different distributions of instructional time would have differential effects on the acquisition of English by young (aged 11-12 years) French-speaking learners. Eleven classes of Grade 6 students (N = 230) in two versions of a similar intensive English as a second language program were followed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), French
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Moussu, Lucie – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2010
Although several studies have been conducted that investigated the attitudes of English as a second language (ESL) students towards their nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) ESL teachers, few scholars have explored the influence of teacher-contact time and other relevant variables on students' responses. This article reports on a study conducted in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Skills
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Tsui, Amy B. M. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2007
This article explores teachers' identity formation through a narrative inquiry of the professional identity of an EFL teacher, Minfang, in the People's Republic of China. Drawing on Wenger's (1998) social theory of identity formation as a dual process of identification and negotiation of meanings, it examines the lived experience of Minfang as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers