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Magnusson, Julina A.; Graham, C. Ray – Applied Language Learning, 2011
This study examines the effects of explicit instruction and exposure only on ESL students' ability to recognize, use and recall phrasal verbs. Subjects included 55 intermediate-level ESL students in reading classes at an intensive English program. Thirty-seven idiomatic phrasal verbs were divided into two lists. In a repeated measures design, one…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Reinhardt, Jonathon; Zander, Victoria – CALICO Journal, 2011
This ongoing project seeks to investigate the impact, inside and outside of class, of instruction focused on developing learner awareness of social-networking site (SNS) use in an American Intensive English Program (IEP). With language socialization as an interpretative framework (Duff, in press; Ochs, 1988; Watson-Gegeo, 2004), the project uses a…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Networks
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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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Praver, Max; Rouault, Greg; Eidswick, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Teachers often use peer evaluation as a way to increase opportunities for constructive feedback. However, few studies have investigated student attitudes toward such evaluation. This study examined preferences among Japanese university students (N = 86) in an intensive English-language program (intermediate proficiency) toward peer evaluation for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation
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Rowland, Luke – Language Teaching Research, 2011
This is an account of how one class of English language learners compared and contrasted their language learning experiences with English language teaching (ELT) research findings during a five-week Intensive Academic Preparation course at an Australian university. It takes as its starting point the fact that learners, unlike teachers and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Journal Articles, English (Second Language)
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Btoosh, Mousa A. – Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study aims at providing a comprehensive account of the types of errors produced by Arab students of English as a second language based on a multiple classificatory taxonomy developed for this purpose. The corpus providing the database for the study consists of three parts: (i) short tape-recorded interviews, (ii) translated sentences and…
Descriptors: Sentences, Dialects, Arabs, Classification
Malupa-Kim, Miralynn Faigao – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The Problem: The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the information structure of native-English speaking (NES) ESOL teachers in giving explanations in a grammar class at an Intensive English Program (IEP) at a university in southern California Method: This mixed-method study employed a sequential-exploratory design. Six grammar…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Grgurovic, Maja – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and online instruction, is seen as one of the most important advancements of this century and a natural evolution of the learning agenda (Thorne, 2003). Blended learning studies that compared traditional and blended foreign language classes showed no significant differences in learner outcomes and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Moussu, Lucie – TESOL Journal, 2010
Several scholars have investigated the strengths and weaknesses of native-English-speaking (NES) and nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) teachers of English as a second language (ESL), but few researchers have explored intensive English program (IEP) administrators' and ESL teachers' perspectives on teacher training and the strengths and weaknesses…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Shumaker, Melody G. – Online Submission, 2010
This descriptive study utilized frequency data to identify and describe the learning strategy preferences of English as a Second Language learners at an Intensive English Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Qualitative data were gathered by journals, observations, and interviews. Additionally, feedback from teacher observations were gathered. The 36…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Intensive Language Courses
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Dikli, Semire – CALICO Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of feedback that English as a Second Language (ESL) students received on their writings either from an automated essay scoring (AES) system or from the teacher. The participants were 12 adult ESL students who were attending an intensive English center at a university in Florida. The drafts of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Scoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Danan, Martine – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
This article describes a series of exploratory L1 to L2 dubbing projects for which students translated and used editing software to dub short American film and TV clips into their target language. Translating and dubbing into the target language involve students in multifaceted, high-level language production tasks that lead to enhanced vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Translation, Computer Software, Second Language Learning
Folse, Keith – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2010
This paper reports findings from a case study of the amount of explicit vocabulary focus (EVF) that occurred in a week of classes for one group of upper intermediate students in an intensive English program (IEP). To assess EVF, instruction from a total of 25 hours of classes was analyzed to see if the number of EVF events was more connected with…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Reading Teachers, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
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