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Kunai, Ikue; Ryan, Clarissa C. S. – California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2007
Informed by theories about the use of pleasure-reading to develop students' overall English ability, this demonstration encouraged teachers to use manga (Japanese comics) in their classes. Manga and related comics from Korea, Taiwan, etc., are popular throughout the world for their emotionally-involving stories and high-quality art. Since these…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Cartoons, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Son, Jeong-Bae – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2007
The World Wide Web offers a global database of authentic materials that can enhance language learning and teaching. This study examines the use of the web for language learning through a study of English as a second language (ESL) learners' experiences in web-based language learning (WBLL) activities in an English language intensive course for…
Descriptors: Internet, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
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Serrano, Raquel; Munoz, Carmen – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2007
The effects of the distribution of instructional time on the acquisition of a second or foreign language are still not well known. This paper will analyze the performance of adult students enrolled in three different types of EFL programs in which the distribution of time varies. The first one, called "extensive", distributes a total of 110 h in 7…
Descriptors: Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Time Factors (Learning)
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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
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Cowling, Jeremy David – English for Specific Purposes, 2007
This paper gives a detailed description of the needs analysis (NA) stage in the development of a set of English language intensive courses at a large Japanese industrial firm. The case study highlights the NA practices of using multiple sources and multiple methods in the data gathering stage and uses triangulation in order to validate results.…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, Industry, Intensive Language Courses
Carroll, Michael, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2007
Curriculum innovations succeed or fail according to the extent to which teachers, and to some extent students, feel that they are meaningfully involved in the process of change. For change to be effective, it cannot be simply imposed from above; rather it depends absolutely on the people who implement it. The innovations described in this book…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Carrell, Patricia L. – ETS Research Report Series, 2007
Utilizing a pre- and posttest research design, with an instructional intervention of good practices in notetaking, the notes taken by examinees during a computer-based listening comprehension test prior to and following the instructional intervention were examined for particular notetaking strategies. Questionnaires probed perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Pretests Posttests, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Manalo, Emmanuel – Journal of Research in International Education, 2006
Over the past decade, most Australasian universities have experienced significant increases in numbers of international and new immigrant students, including those enrolling at the graduate level. This article describes a non-credit, intensive course for English as an additional language (EAL) students preparing to undertake a thesis or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Hong-Nam, Kyungsim; Leavell, Alexandra G. – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2006
This study investigated the language learning strategy use of 55 ESL students with differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds enrolled in a college Intensive English Program (IEP). The IEP is a language learning institute for pre-admissions university ESL students, and is an important step in developing not only students' basic Interpersonal…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Baker, Felicity; Jones, Carolyn – Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, 2006
This pilot study examined the effects of a short-term music therapy program on the classroom behaviours of newly arrived refugee students who were attending an intensive "English as a Second Language" secondary school. A cross-over design with two five-week intervention periods was employed with group music therapy sessions conducted one…
Descriptors: Refugees, Music, Hyperactivity, Music Therapy
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Goldberg, Erin; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This study investigates the motivation for learning French, the ethnic identities, and the decision to pursue post-secondary education in French of anglophone graduates of intensive French language programs in high school. Sixty-two graduates of either French immersion, Advanced Placement French, or the International Baccalaureate French program…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Learning Motivation, Advanced Placement, Ethnicity
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White, Joanna L.; Turner, C.E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This study investigates performance on oral tasks across two groups of francophone learners with different ESL instruction. It reports on second language (L2) ability gains in intensive instruction and regular instruction. To date, gains in oral proficiency have not been reported in such programs, nor has there been a comparison across two…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 6, English (Second Language), French
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2005
Through research and classroom observation undertaken while conceptualizing and implementing the Intensive French program in Canada, many new insights were gained into the development of communication skills in a classroom situation. Five lessons learned about the development of spontaneous oral communication are presented in this article: the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Observation, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Vasquez, Camilla – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2004
This study examined the discourse of teacher supervision/mentoring, specifically within the context of the post-observation meeting. The analysis of six transcripts of post-observation meetings from one semester in a small university Intensive English Program revealed a variety of politeness strategies employed by supervisors in the delivery of…
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Mentors, Classroom Observation Techniques, Meetings
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