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Ustuk, Özgehan – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated how important Turkish EFL teachers perceive the ELT motivational strategies that are implemented in adult EFL teaching. 52 EFL instructors working in preparatory schools of foreign languages in four state universities in Turkey participated in the current study. The perceived importance of ELT motivational strategies was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Mohamed, Misrah Hamisah; Hammond, Michael – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have often been divided between connectivist MOOCs and extended MOOCs (xMOOCs). Each form of MOOC proposes a distinctive view about knowledge acquisition. However, the breakdown between the two MOOCs is too broad in practice, and a more fine-grained approach is needed. Thus, the purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Al-Zubi, Mohammad – English Language Teaching, 2018
One of the aims at Albalqa Applied University is to prepare the student to contribute positively in society so the main important goal of the comprehensive reform of the education system in Jordan is to contribute to the democratic development of the country. The study has been investigated to find out if the English instructors adopt the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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Akiyama, Yuka; Cunningham, D. Joseph – CALICO Journal, 2018
Telecollaboration is a type of online learning arrangement between geographically distant participants for the development of language and intercultural competence. After two decades of research, it is an apt time to engage in a systematic review of previous studies in the form of a scoping review in order to illuminate the pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lin, Grace Hui Chin; Larke, Patricia J.; Jarvie, Douglas S.; Chien, Paul Shih Chieh – English Language Teaching, 2018
Anxiety (e.g., Dallos, 1976, 2006; Krashen, 2003, 2016) sometimes might be unavoidable in the learning process, because the cognitive and intellectual systems are usually connected with emotional factors. This empirical study was conducted in an English majors' advanced-level writing course to explore relevant explanations about why Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rastelli, Stefano – Second Language Research, 2018
The topic of this article is the link between research on the neurocognition of the teaching--acquisition interface and research on second language teaching. This recent scientific enterprise investigates whether and how different aspects of second language instruction may change both the anatomy and the functioning of an adult learner's brain…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Neurolinguistics
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Naylor, Amanda; Gibbs, Janet – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2018
This article presents results from an international collaboration between college students and pre-service teachers in Norway and the UK. This research is part of a large, international project exploring and developing the interrelationship between mobile technology and teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning. Data was collected for this…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Online Surveys, Preservice Teachers, Semi Structured Interviews
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Lu, Hangyan – Gender and Education, 2018
While there is abundant scholarship discussing gendered discourse on care in early childhood and compulsory education, little exploration has been made to explore whether care might also be gendered in higher education. This article, based on data from a year-long narrative study, examines the conceptualisation of care and its effects on teaching…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Caring, College Faculty, College Students
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Valiandes, Stavroula; Neophytou, Lefkios – Teacher Development, 2018
The present article reports the results of a study performed to investigate and examine the characteristics of a teachers' professional development program (Teachers' Professional Development Program for Differentiated Instruction [PDD]) specially designed to support teachers in the design and application of differentiated instruction. Considering…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 4
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Tawalbeh, Thaer Issa – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present paper aims to investigate EFL instructors' perceptions of Blackboard learning management system (LMS) at Taif University in Saudi Arabia. To achieve this purposes, the researcher attempted to answer two questions. The first question investigates EFL instructors' perceptions of Blackboard LMS. The second question aims to identify…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Kaymakamoglu, Sibel Ersel – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study explored the EFL teachers' beliefs, perceived practice and actual classroom practice in relation to Traditional (teacher-centered) and Constructivist (learner-centered) teaching in Cyprus Turkish State Secondary Schools context. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews and structured observations were employed with purposively…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Conventional Instruction
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Isik, Ali – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The paper investigates the role of English language teaching materials in the creation of a classroom atmosphere conducive to foreign language education. In this study, teachers and students were given a questionnaire and later interviewed to elicit their ideas about the materials. The data was analyzed and the responses of teachers and students…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Korkut, Perihan – Research in Drama Education, 2018
Instructional planning is an important part of successful teaching. Therefore, quality lesson planning is accepted as an important indicator of teacher knowledge and ability. This is no different for creative drama. Although drama is strongly rooted in the participating group's creativity and spontaneity, its success depends on a careful and…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Drama, Lesson Plans, Educational Quality
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Mirzaee, Alireza; Aliakbari, Mohammad – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2018
This article presents the findings related to the identity construction processes of an Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher in the context of Iran. Data were collected using a life history approach with a critical-event focus and analyzed via social ecology of identity (Wenger, 1998). The findings indicated that the participating…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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