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Grosik, Sarah Arva – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In recent years, university-based Intensive English Programs (IEPs) have expanded to serve the growing population of international students who wish to earn their degrees at U.S. universities. Many of these IEPs have shifted their focus to assist these academically bound international students by functioning as a bridge to enrollment in American…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intensive Language Courses
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Gök Kaça, Gökçen; Yigitoglu, Nur – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates how novice English as a foreign language teachers (EFL) navigate their teaching in a university setting while attending an in-service teacher training program to improve their teaching skills. The purpose is to explore the influences of the curriculum followed at an intensive English program on novice teachers' cognitions.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Sheppard, Beth; Butler, Brian – CATESOL Journal, 2017
Listening comprehension is an essential and challenging skill for language learners, and listening instruction can also be a challenge for language instructors, since they have little access to the listening process inside students' minds. Greater knowledge about what learners perceive when they listen could help language teachers better tailor…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hmidani, Thana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study took place at a medical college with 57 Arabic first-year students taking an intensive English course. The aim was to address the problems that learners experience when using the English tenses properly. The didactic model was developed and implemented in the study group only (27 students). Pre-, mid-, and post-tests were administered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Schools
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Sheppard, Beth; Elliott, Nancy; Baese-Berk, Melissa – ORTESOL Journal, 2017
Intensive English Program (IEP) Instructors and content faculty both listen to international students at the university. For these two groups of instructors, this study compared perceptions of international student speech by collecting comprehensibility ratings and transcription samples for intelligibility scores. No significant differences were…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper examines the different types of writing errors performed by 16 international postgraduate students undertaking an intensive English course at a public university in Malaysia. It was mandatory for international postgraduate students who obtained less than IELTS Band 6 to undertake an Intensive English Course (IEC) offered by the…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cheng, Dongmei – Language Awareness, 2017
Adopting retrospective verbal report, or RVR as the instrument, this study reports an analysis of the perceptions of native-English-speaking (NES) and non-native-English-speaking (NNES) students, who apologised to their instructors in coursework-related situations. Sixty NESs from different levels and disciplinary areas and 63 NNESs (Arabic and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semitic Languages, Chinese, Native Language
Spencer, Tom – ProQuest LLC, 2017
International student enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities continue to increase. Entry into an undergraduate or graduate program requires that applicants demonstrate suitable English language proficiency by means of a standardized test score such as the Test of English (TOEFL) or the International English Language Tests (IELTS).…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – TESOL Journal, 2016
This study focuses on four teachers teaching a speaking and listening class at an intensive English program in the United States who read three academic articles on oral corrective feedback (CF). The researcher investigated their stated beliefs and classroom practices of CF as well as their responses to the readings through three classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bauer-Ramazani, Christine; Graney, John M.; Marshall, Helaine W.; Sabieh, Christine – TESOL Journal, 2016
As the use of flipped learning spreads throughout educational disciplines, TESOL educators need to consider its potential for our field. This article, based on a computer-aided language learning (CALL) interest session at TESOL 2015, first looks at how best to describe and define flipped learning and examines the factors needed to make it…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Definitions, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Practices
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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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Ernst, Beth Kozbial; Wonder, Kelly; Adler, Julie – TESOL Journal, 2016
Integrating English language learners into the academic mainstream is a critically important goal. For students who are learning content in their second or third language as well as negotiating the university's social context, integrating into the mainstream academic environment can be challenging. Instructors at a public university intensive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intensive Language Courses, College Freshmen
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Miano, Alice A.; Bernhardt, Elizabeth B.; Brates, Vivian – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
This article probes the extent to which postsecondary Spanish learners can substantively increase their knowledge of Spanish over a two-week period within a context of language and content instruction for four hours per day. The article considers the relationship of an immersion experience to upper-level literature and culture classes. Insights…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Immersion Programs, Spanish, Service Learning
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Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
While there is a body of research concerning the education of students with migrant or refugee backgrounds, little of this research focuses on primary school-aged children. In order to address this gap, the current paper utilises data gained from an ethnographic study to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with diverse classrooms…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
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de Heer, Nathaniel; Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
Educational experiences during childhood are critically important for development, but migrant children often experience unique challenges. To ameliorate these, extra training in English language--such as provided by the intensive English language programme in South Australia (IELP)--is frequently offered to children taking on English as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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