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McGuire, Michael; Larson-Hall, Jenifer – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
Formulaic sequences (FS) are frequently used by native speakers and have been found to help non-native speakers sound more fluent as well. We hypothesized that explicitly teaching FS to classroom ESL learners would increase the use of such language, which could further result in increased second language (L2) fluency. We report on a 5-week study…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wang, Weiqing; Loewen, Shawn – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Nonverbal behavior is an area of recent interest in second language acquisition (SLA). Some researchers have found that teachers' nonverbal behavior plays a role in second language (L2) learners' learning. Furthermore, corrective feedback during L2 interaction can also be facilitative of L2 development; however, little is known about how nonverbal…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Al-wossabi, Sami Ali Nasr – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
As English is one of the most spoken languages in the globally interconnected world of today, many Saudi universities are enrolling their EFL students in summer intensive English programs at US universities. The main purpose is to enhance their EFL students' oral competencies. This new policy is, in fact, the result of the failure of CLT practices…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Cabau, Béatrice – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article examines the various educational paradigms used in the design of a European studies undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to enhance the acquisition of intercultural competences (IC) among students. The intercultural approach is supported by intensive foreign language (FL) learning and is motivated by a compulsory full year academic…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Chen-Maynard, Dorothy; Doueiri, Dany; Gotch, Donna – International Research and Review, 2014
The United States is faced with a serious shortage of linguistically and culturally competent students to meet the needs of our global population and economy. In order to address this deficiency, the US government has funded several initiatives to increase our nation's capacity to train teachers and students in critical languages. The Office of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Second Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Intensive Language Courses
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Thompson, Amy S. – TESOL Journal, 2013
Although English as a second language (ESL) programs are common in the United States, there is surprisingly little research documenting the existing structures and mentoring strategies they use. This lack of research could be partly due to ESL programs' widely varying internal structures (Larson, 1990) and the fact that they are often marginalized…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction
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Eckstein, Grant – CATESOL Journal, 2013
TESOL theory is intended to inform teacher practice, but studying what teachers actually do in a given teaching context can sometimes lead to better theory. This report illustrates an area in which practice informed theory in the context of 1-on-1 writing conferences for prematriculated ESL writers. This report describes the creation and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grammar, Feedback (Response)
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Student Financial Aid, Languages
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Students in the University of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program (IEP) spend a semester studying at an overseas university and another six months interning at a company abroad; at the end of five years, they earn two degrees, in engineering and a foreign language. Despite the extra academic demands, nearly a third of Rhode Island's…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Engineering, International Education
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Szasz, Patricia – CATESOL Journal, 2010
This article focuses on the current state of the ESL profession for teachers in Intensive English Programs (IEPs). Because the IEP context may be unfamiliar to some readers, the author first gives an overview of the characteristics and goals of these types of programs. Second, an examination of how administrators and programs are striving to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intensive Language Courses, Language Teachers
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Hillyard, Lindsey; Reppen, Randi; Vasquez, Camilla – ELT Journal, 2007
This article describes the efforts of an intensive English programme to design a class that addressed the challenges of bringing authentic English into the curriculum. This class exposed students to a variety of authentic English language input, while providing support. Through this class, students volunteered with various community organizations.…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Community Organizations, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
O'Driscoll, James E., Ed. – 1988
The directory lists 381 programs designed to meet the pre-academic English language training and orientation needs of persons intending to pursue academic study, business or professional work, or training in the United States. The directory does not include programs intended to meet survival needs of refugees and recent immigrants, or remedial…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Students, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
Vaughan, Jean, Comp. – 1985
A guide to the program in English as a second language (ESL) in the Federal Way, Washington, School District at the elementary, intermediate, and senior high school levels outlines program elements and requirements and suggests techniques and approaches for teachers of ESL. The progressive levels of language proficiency as indicated by the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
McCarus, Ernest N.; Hunwick, John, Ed. – 1978
A report is presented on the joint evaluation session of intensive overseas language programs. The evaluation session was attended by representatives of the following federally-funded programs: American Institute of Indian Studies, Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (Cairo), Cooperative Russian Language…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Information Dissemination
Jarvis, Donald K., Ed. – 1978
This volume contains descriptions of successful Slavic language programs. The topics considered are: (1) community and institutional support; (2) programs for out-of-class practice; and (3) limited focus programs. The following articles are included: (1) "The University of Arizona Russian Program," by J. Malik, Jr.; (2) "Building from an…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Support, Course Descriptions, Enrichment Activities
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