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Clark-Gareca, Beth; Gui, Min – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
Instructional practices are fundamentally influenced by teacher beliefs. Cultural and pedagogical belief differences in EFL teachers can fuel a lack of professional understanding among teachers with contrasting perspectives about effective teaching practices. The present study examined the alignment between the beliefs of Chinese English teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Albarracin, Julia; Cabedo-Timmons, Guadalupe; Delany-Barmann, Gloria – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
This article investigated the intrinsic, extrinsic, and integrative orientations shaping reading and speaking English skills among adult Mexican immigrants in two gateway communities in Illinois. Intrinsic orientations refer to reasons for second language (L2) learning derived from one's inherent pleasure and interest in the activity. Extrinsic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Immigrants, Mexican Americans
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
John Read is about to retire as Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland. He previously taught applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Victoria University of Wellington, the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, the University of Texas El Paso,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Csizér, Kata; Kálmán, Csaba – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite the fact that the influence of learning experiences on foreign language learning motivation has been widely acknowledged and emphasised, there are hardly any studies concentrating on these learning experiences. Hence, the aim of this study is to map the language learning experiences of former and current language learners in order to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Liao, Chia-Ying – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at enhancing Chinese as a second language (CSL) students' listening comprehension by using authentic contexts in Second Life (SL). Twenty-seven CSL students from 4 countries participated in the 6-week study. A within-subject design was adopted to confirm the effects of 3D immersive experiences on CSL students' listening…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Christiansen, M. Sidury; Trejo Guzmán, Nelly Paulina; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Return migration from the United States to Mexico has been increasing in the last decade. Research reports that many returnees, who are English dominant, drop out of school to look for work in call centers and transnational companies (Anderson, 2015). Others pursue higher education in English-based programs such as those for becoming English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wang, Isobel Kai-Hui – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The global population of students pursuing studies abroad continues to grow, and consequently their intercultural experiences are receiving greater research attention. However, research into long-term student sojourners' academic development and personal growth is still in its infancy. A parallel mixed method study was designed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
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Jwa, Soomin – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Voice is co-constructed, a result of the "text-mediated interaction between the writer and the reader." The present study, using the context of U.S. college writing, explores the complicated process by which an L2 novice writer--one who has a growing awareness of, yet peripheral access to, discourse practices--constructs a voice. Through…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chang, Yu-jung – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Research on novice ESL/EFL teachers' identity development often characterizes the teaching practicum/internship as a boundary-crossing period in which pre-service teachers move out of the sheltered environment of education to become in-service teachers in real classrooms. Nevertheless, many prospective teachers experience a prolonged pre-service…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wimontham, Onsiri – English Language Teaching, 2018
This research was supported the research fund of 2017 by Office of the Higher Education Commission of Thailand. The objectives of this research are listed: (1) To form the model of teaching and learning English for local development by English curriculum (B. Ed.) students' participation in training on out-of-classroom learning management, which…
Descriptors: Tourism, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Montes, Amanda Lira Gordenstein; Valenciano, Cynthia Kay; Fernandez, Miguel – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
While Bilingual Education has traditionally been associated with linguistic diversity, the rise of the number of African-American teacher candidates in a Bilingual Education program at a mid-west Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) is causing the authors to reevaluate the input of this program's curriculum and the output of the candidates'…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, African American Teachers, Black Colleges, Bilingual Teachers
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Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Situated in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context, this study navigates the intersection of language learner identity and foreign language engagement. Specifically, drawing on the concept of voice (Canagarajah, 2013; Johnstone, 1996; Kramsch, 2003), Bakhtin's (1981) theory of language, and the notion of investment (Darvin & Norton,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Eckstein, Grant; Ferris, Dana – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Scholars have at various points discussed the needs of second language (L2) writers enrolled in "mainstream" composition courses where they are mixed with native (L1) English speakers. Other researchers have investigated the experiences of L2 writers in mainstream classes and the perceptions of their instructors about their abilities and…
Descriptors: Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Regalla, Michele; Davies, Alex; Grissom, Donita; Losavio, Antonio – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
This study investigates a service-learning program for university students seeking teacher certification examined through the lens of sociocultural theory. Data was collected from teacher candidates (TCs) in the form of surveys and an open-ended writing assignment. Administrators from the partner schools were also interviewed to provide their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Writing Assignments, Feedback (Response), Sociocultural Patterns
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Shin, Jaran – Multicultural Education Review, 2018
As a way to examine the validity of deficit perspectives on multicultural children in South Korea--namely, children of mixed parentage who are said to suffer from speech problems and school failure, this study examined their everyday and academic Korean proficiency and its association with their educational achievements. The primary data sources…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Korean, Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement
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