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Qi, Grace Yue; Wang, Yuping – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the process of Community of Practice (CoP) building for language teachers' professional development through the support of a WeChat group. WeChat is an instant messenger app that provides a multimodal platform for one-on-one and group interactions through text, audio and video. In order to support the implementation of flipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Communities of Practice
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Catalano, Theresa; Shende, Madhur; Suh, Emily K. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Globalisation and increased transnational migration underscore the need for educational responses to multilingualism and multilingual discourses. One way to heighten awareness of multilingual pedagogies (while simultaneously providing data for multilingual research) is the use of reflective language study and journaling by language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Diaries, Observation
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Holguín Mendoza, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Experts in the field have advocated for critical approaches to Spanish heritage language (HL) curricula in which learners' proficiency in the language varieties that they bring from their homes and communities is considered an asset and culturally valuable knowledge. The proposal described here focuses on the adoption of a programmatic…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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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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Gu, Mingyue – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study investigating a group of novice ESL teachers' teaching experiences with ethnic minority students in secondary schools in Hong Kong. It finds that, while teachers argue that society has not been tolerant enough of ethnic minorities, they nonetheless believe that ethnic minorities should comply with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Ostovar-Namaghi, Seyyed Ali; Gholami, Maryam – English Language Teaching, 2018
Numerous studies have verified the effect of cyclical presentation of materials on learners' language proficiency and achievement. However, there is a dearth of research exploring language teachers' perceptions of cyclical approach. Since teachers' perceptions may catalyze or nullify the effect of this approach, this study aims at exploring…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grounded Theory
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Kang, Yeqin; Liang, Lijuan – English Language Teaching, 2018
China has launched a nation-wide project of learning English as a "core" subject starting from the third grade in primary schools after the Ministry of Education (MOE) issued "National English Curriculum Standards for Compulsory Education" at the beginning of this century. However, EFL teachers are far from sufficient in rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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Lee, Given; Wallace, Amanda – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Although many educators have recently discussed the positive effects of flipped learning, there is little empirical evidence about whether this approach can actually promote students' English learning. This study was undertaken in four sections of the same College English 1 (E1) course over two consecutive semesters at a South Korean university. A…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Plaisance, Michelle; Salas, Spencer; D'Amico, Mark M. – TESOL Journal, 2018
Contemporary K-12 standards-based educational reform has emerged as a central focus of scholarship in TESOL, with robust discussions (practical and theoretical) addressing the shift from ESL as a subject matter unto itself to teaching standards-based content in English (and the standardized assessment of students' achievement across those content…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Burri, Michael – TESOL Journal, 2018
With the prospect of economic growth, governments in many parts of the world where English is spoken as an additional language have pushed for educational reforms and introduced English at the primary school level. However, the implementation of such reforms along with a general lack of training opportunities available to primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Extermann, Blaise – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This paper has two aims: firstly, it sketches the history of language teaching in France and francophone Switzerland over a period of 200 years, with a particular focus on the teaching of German. Secondly, it seeks to shed light on some of the francophone historiographical approaches which have influenced recent research in this area. Historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern Languages, Second Language Instruction, Historiography
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Dobson, Alan – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This article considers the provision of modern foreign languages (MFL) in England since the 1970s in the context of wider curricular change and also taking into account Europe-wide developments in MFL. It charts the changes implemented over almost three decades to England's National Curriculum for MFL at secondary level (from ages 11 to 16) and…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Mitits, Lydia – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the views held by teachers in Thrace, Greece with respect to their multilingual students and the teaching practices. A questionnaire (De Angelis, 2011) was used to assess teachers' beliefs about the role of prior linguistic knowledge, the teacher, the school and the family in the education of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods
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