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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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Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Behavioral Disorders, 2014
In the past decade, the amount of instructional research on writing for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) has increased dramatically. Researchers find that students with EBD greatly improve their writing skills when they are systematically taught to write using metacognitive strategies with embedded self-regulation strategies.…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Intensive Language Courses, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Problems
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Ling, Guangming; Powers, Donald E.; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
One fundamental way to determine the validity of standardized English-language test scores is to investigate the extent to which they reflect anticipated learning effects in different English-language programs. In this study, we investigated the extent to which the "TOEFL iBT"® practice test reflects the learning effects of students at…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Testing
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Yeon, Sang-Hee – Applied Language Learning, 2014
This research focuses on speaking proficiency and successful second language speakers' traits using a survey and an interview. The participants in the study were in a short intensive course between four and six months, depending on the language they studied. The successful learner was defined as someone who received 1+ or above on the Interagency…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Interviews, Language Tests
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Collins, Laura; White, Joanna – TESL Canada Journal, 2014
This article reports on a study examining the language practice opportunities that occurred during a range of paired and small group interactive tasks in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) class of francophone Grade 6 students. The analysis focussed on the opportunities the tasks provided for the use of two complex and challenging…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Grade 6
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Xu, Xiaoqiu; Padilla, Amado M.; Silva, Duarte – Language Learning Journal, 2014
This study compared two groups of high school students in their learning of a third-year Mandarin level 3 class under two conditions: an intensive four-week (85.5 hours) summer program and a 22-week (88 hours) regular semester program. Students in both conditions had been classmates through four semesters of Mandarin instruction and had similar…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Summer Programs
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Yeon, Sang-Hee – Applied Language Learning, 2014
This research focuses on speaking proficiency and successful second language speakers' traits using a survey and an interview. The participants in the study were in a short intensive course between four and six months, depending on the language they studied. The successful learner was defined as someone who received 1+ or above on the Interagency…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores L2 learners' awareness of meaning of L2 conventional expressions and the effect of form-meaning associations on the use of the expressions in L2 pragmatics. Definitions and examples were elicited through an aural Vocabulary Knowledge Scale modified for expressions. Elicited definitions were used to explore the meanings that…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Vocabulary
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Elshoff, Joost – Research-publishing.net, 2014
In this paper, I will report on the progress made in designing a curriculum for intensive language training, in which one-on-one instruction is combined with online exercises and drills to achieve an optimal blend of expertise and technology enhanced language learning. The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) has become a crucial tool for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Intensive Language Courses, Task Analysis
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Sheppard, Beth – CATESOL Journal, 2014
Freely available online videos are the basis of an Intensive English Program (IEP) listening and speaking course described in this article. Strands and activities of this course could easily be adapted for use in other institutions. For each strand of the course, rationales are stated, activities are described, and suggested online resources are…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Video Technology, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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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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Ping, Rebecca Lee Su – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
Past research has found that many pre-university L2 learners, having completed an Intensive English Program (IEP) still have difficulty in undertaking various disciplines in English-speaking tertiary institutions and continue to exhibit numerous linguistic problems (Bialystok, 2001, Celce Murcia 2001). The purpose of this paper is to present the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), 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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Gagne, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Teaching Research, 2013
Although a number of studies have investigated classroom-based peer interaction with adults and high school students, research pertaining to children in the elementary grades is scant. Drawing on sociocultural theory, the present study investigated how children in an intensive elementary level Grade 6 class for English as a second language (ESL)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
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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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