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Warren, Elizabeth; Harris, Katherine; Miller, Jodie – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2014
Australian students from disadvantaged contexts who speak English as a second language (ESL) are at risk of being developmentally vulnerable when compared to their peers (Gonski et al., 2011). This article presents selected findings from a large-scale longitudinal study designed specifically for young students in disadvantaged contexts. It reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Disadvantaged
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Woo, Matsuko Mukumoto; Chu, Samuel Kai Wah; Li, Xuanxi – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
This study investigated the use of a wiki for collaborative writing among primary levels five (P5) and six (P6) students (n = 119) in a Chinese primary school in Hong Kong where English is taught as a second language (L2). Three classes of students and their English subject teachers participated in a three-month English language writing programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Interviews, Content Analysis
Park, Eun Young – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study attempts to identify the specific professional needs of pre-service English immersion teachers in Korea in order to establish key components of English immersion teacher preparation programs. As an alternative approach of English language education, immersion instruction has been employed by a number of private and public schools in…
Descriptors: Asians, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ping, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2013
This action research explores a 240-credit-hour training programme in urban Chinese primary school educational settings. A survey of 90 primary school teachers of English was conducted via classroom observation and questionnaires focusing on their reflection on the training programme. Analyses of variance were applied by comparison and contrast.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Chaves, Orlando; Hernández, Fanny – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
In this article we aim at showing partial results of a study about the profiles of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in both public and private primary and secondary strata 1-4 schools in Cali, Colombia. Teachers' methodological approaches and practices are described and analyzed from a sample of 220 teachers. Information was gathered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Hermeneutics
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Austin, Jennifer; Blume, Maria; Sanchez, Liliana – Hispania, 2013
In this exploratory study of subtractive bilingualism in Spanish-English bilingual children, we present evidence that crosslinguistic influence has a selective effect on heritage first language loss. Differences in feature strength between English and Spanish in interrogative and negative polarity item (NPI) sentences seem to affect the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Syntax, Language Acquisition, Second Language Learning
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Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Active Learning
Erdogan, Esra; Tunaz, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2012
This paper takes a brief look at external and internal demotivating factors among EFL young learners at Pozanti Regional Primary Boarding School (YIBO). In the search of the reasons of demotivation, a questionnaire consisting of 5-point Likert Scale, open-ended questions, observations and interviews were administered. Following the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Kantor, Kristen Sparks – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The increasing populations of students with special academic needs included in general education classrooms in American public schools are providing a growing teacher preparation challenge. The purpose of this study was to analyze both strengths and weaknesses in how general education teachers perceived their pre-service preparation for teaching…
Descriptors: General Education, Research Design, Public Schools, Teacher Surveys
Martinez, Jose Felipe; Bailey, Alison L.; Kerr, Deirdre; Huang, Becky H.; Beauregard, Stacey – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2010
The present study piloted a survey-based measure of Opportunity to Learn (OTL) and Academic Language Exposure (ALE) in fourth grade science classrooms that sought to distinguish teacher practices with ELL (English language learner) and non-ELL students. In the survey, participant teachers reported on their instructional practices and the context…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Elementary School Science, Observation, Second Language Learning
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Botes, Hendrik; Mji, Andile – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Language and education are interrelated because all teaching is given through the medium of language. Language is considered to be both a precondition for thought and a bearer of thought and therefore influences the extent to which a child's intelligence is actualised. In the South African context linguistic diversity is a complex issue. It has…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Quasiexperimental Design
Kersten, Kristin – Online Submission, 2009
Variation in verbal morphology is a phenomenon which has been the object of linguistic research for a long time. Two competing sets of predictions have been put forth to account for the distribution of verbal inflections in learner language: The Aspect Hypothesis posits that learners predominantly use inflections to indicate categories of lexical…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis, German
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Miralpeix, Inmaculada – International Journal of English Studies, 2007
The aim of this study is to analyse the possible effects of Age of Onset (AO), Cognitive Maturity (Age at Testing--AT) and Amount of Exposure (AE) on the productive vocabularies of learners of English as a Foreign Language (FL). Three groups of bilingual Catalan/Spanish students were tested towards the end of Secondary Education. The groups…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Profiles, English (Second Language)
Newman, Denis; Jaciw, Andrew – Empirical Education Inc., 2005
The authors were asked to find out whether "On Our Way to English" ("OWE"), a supplementary, text-based product to help elementary school students learn to read and speak English was more effective in a California and a Texas school district than the materials the districts already had in place. They conducted an experiment…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Instructional Materials, Federal Aid, Interviews
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