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Topal, Ibrahim Halil – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Teaching pitch patterns of English as part of one of the elements of intonation has considerably been undervalued in Turkish teacher education contexts despite its significance in communication (Roach, 2001; Scherer, 2003; Maastricht et al., 2016) hence less research was conducted on this subject (Wennerstrom, 2001; Pickering, 2002; Demirezen,…
Descriptors: Intonation, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Teo, Peter – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study focuses on teacher talk in the context of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching in China. Framed against China's current focus on "thinking, imagination and innovation" as stated in the National English Curriculum Standards (NECS), this paper reports the findings of a qualitative study aimed at understanding how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, National Curriculum
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Teimourtash, Morteza; YazdaniMoghaddam, Massood – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2017
The ultimate goal of any academic program is to educate and bring up thoughtful citizens in societies. By "thoughtfulness" we mean paving the spectrum from simply applying the rules (lower order thinking) to finding proper solution to authentic novel problems (higher order thinking). It is helping the practitioners pave the continuum of…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Logical Thinking
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Ellis, Rod – Language Teaching Research, 2016
"Focus on form" (FonF) is a central construct in task-based language teaching. The term was first introduced by Michael Long to refer to an approach where learners' attention is attracted to linguistic forms as they engage in the performance of tasks. It contrasts with a structure-based approach--"focus on forms" (FonFs)--where…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods, Definitions
Yurtbasi, Metin – Online Submission, 2016
This study deals with a special methodology to meet the special needs of Turkish gifted and talented students (GTS) in terms of improving their English oral proficiency. Most GTS are known to have been born also "gifted in languages". Their language awareness shows by their "communicative skills, creative flair and arguing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Khairova, Irina V.; Egamberdieva, Nodira M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The timeliness of the problem under study is that in conditions of the renewal of the content and system of education the interest to the communicative and development potentials of education in the system of course retraining of teachers who work in national (Tatar) schools is growing. However, actual academic complexes for teachers do not always…
Descriptors: Russian, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Uysal, Hacer Hande; Bardakci, Mehmet – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Despite the worldwide curriculum innovations to teach English through meaning-focused communicative approaches over the years, studies report that most language teachers still follow transmission-based grammar-oriented approaches. It is known that the success of any curriculum innovation is dependent on teachers. Therefore, given that teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes
Palmer, Adrian – English Teaching Forum, 2012
A language course has two components: (1) the course content; and (2) the presentation of that content. This article deals with the presentation component. Its main thesis is this: Since the ultimate goal of language learning is communication, classroom presentation should, from the outset, be directed toward the development of communication…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Course Content, Pattern Drills (Language), Drills (Practice)
Khatib, Mohammad; Nikouee, Majid – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
The present study is premised on Anderson's ACT model that proposes declarative knowledge is automatizable through practice (1982). The research examined the extent to which declarative knowledge of one morphosyntactic structure, namely present perfect, can be automatized 2 days after practice and can be retained 2 weeks after practice. Twenty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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He, An E. – Modern Language Journal, 2011
This article reports a comparative study of first language (L1) Chinese and second language (L2) English lessons in Hong Kong secondary schools. Aiming to explore how to take advantage of L1 academic proficiency for the benefit of L2 development, the study asked how Chinese and English lessons compare in terms of the content knowledge covered and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Burns, Matthew K.; Sterling-Turner, Heather E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated the importance of examining the instructional efficiency of academic interventions and has defined efficiency as the number of items learned per instructional minute. Maintenance of the skill is also an important instructional goal, however. Therefore, the current study compared efficiency metrics using initial…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Translation, English, Intervention
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Azizifar, Akbar; Koosha, Mansoor; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza – English Language Teaching, 2010
Textbooks play a very crucial role in the process of language teaching and learning. The present study carries out an evaluation of two series of ELT textbooks used for teaching English language in Iranian high schools from 1970 to the present. For this purpose, Tucker's (1975) textbook evaluation model is employed. The results suggest that one of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ebert, Kerry Danahy; Kalanek, Jocelyne; Cordero, Kelly Nett; Kohnert, Kathryn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2008
Purpose: The current study presents preliminary nonword repetition data from Spanish-speaking preschool children using a new set of stimuli. Method: Twenty nonwords were constructed to be phonotactically possible in Spanish and to conform to published guidelines for nonword repetition stimuli. Fourteen Spanish-speaking typically developing…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Speech Communication, Language Impairments, Preschool Children
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Wang, Hongli; Li, Jinghua; Luo, Jing; Liu, Hong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the memory effects of the postgraduates' memorizing Everyday English from 30 to 100 using the Natural Numeral Imagery Memory (Method by memorizing the concrete objects associated with the shapes of Arabic numeral to produce marvelous imagination, MMOASAPMI). The results indicated as follows: Firstly,…
Descriptors: Memorization, Inhibition, Memory, Mnemonics
Liu, Qing-xue; Shi, Jin-fang – Online Submission, 2007
Language teaching approaches and methods have cast light on the language teaching theory and practice. There are still many controversies about their usefulness and appropriateness. This paper tries to analyze their effectiveness and weakness of several most influential teaching approaches and methods: Grammar-translation Method, Direct Method,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Grammar Translation Method, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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