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Shea, David P. – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The goal of dialogic teaching is to position students as active participants who engage in academically accountable talk, but research consistently suggests that a major stumbling block is the teacher's own interactional style. To explore the issue from an emic perspective, I carried out an action research investigation of advanced proficiency…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Vitta, Joseph P.; Jost, Dayna; Pusina, Alexis – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), writing instruction has often been of primary interest with a focus on curricula design and implementation. This especially holds true in East Asia where many universities operate EAP writing programmes. This study is located within this region, taking an inquiry stance in a small-scale case study of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Hooper, Daniel – TESL-EJ, 2019
Within Japanese ELT, private conversation ("eikaiwa") schools are commonly viewed as the bottom rung of the professional ladder. In contrast to "eikaiwa's" marginalized position, language teaching in university is regarded as the pinnacle of the field's professional hierarchy (Nagatomo, 2016). The aim of this paper is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Morley, Louise; Leyton, Daniel; Hada, Yumiko – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Internationalisation is a polyvalent policy discourse, saturated in conceptual and ideological ambiguity. It is an assemblage of commodification, exploitation and opportunity and is a container for multiple aspirations, anxieties, and affordances. It combines modernisation, detraditionalisation, and expansiveness, with knowledge capitalism,…
Descriptors: International Education, Universities, College Faculty, Educational Policy
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Marshall, Paul Anthony – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2019
This study aimed to examine university English Communication teachers' self-reports of teacher autonomy in terms of their own freedom to make decisions about the teaching and learning that occurs inside their classroom. Results showed that teacher self-perceptions of both general and curricular autonomy were high. There was some recognition that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Healy, Sandra; Tsubota, Yasushi; Kudo, Yumiko – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Globalization has led to an increased need for Japanese students to improve their communicative abilities in order to compete on the world stage. As a result, the Japanese government has reformed the English education system in Japan to focus on more practical communication. Due to a lack of time and resources available to do this successfully,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kitajima, Ryu – Applied Language Learning, 2018
The field of L2 pragmatics demonstrates the effect of instructional intervention on the development of L2 learners' pragmatic competence. Nevertheless, effective instruction requires knowledge of pragmatic performances of L2 learners in naturally occurring conversations, in comparison to those of the target community speakers. This study, using a…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication, Pragmatics
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
The concept of Communities of Practice (CoPs) has attracted interest for over two decades and has been actively re-examined from a variety of perspectives, especially in the field of education. However, limited research has been conducted into the concept of one EFL classroom-based teaching and learning community constituting one CoP. This paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Yoshihara, Reiko – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This study explores the processual identity formation of six Japanese women who gave up a job, turned to higher education, and became university EFL teachers in Japan. My research questions include: (1) How did they change their careers and become university EFL teachers? (2) Since they entered the university EFL teaching profession, how have they…
Descriptors: Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
Based on case studies of China and Japan, this study undertakes comparative research on major aspects of university curriculum and instruction-teaching activities of academics, their role in curriculum development, and their perceptions of these activities--between a mass and a universal higher education system. Major findings from the APA…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mass Instruction, Access to Education, Cultural Context
Valcke, Jennifer, Ed.; Wilkinson, Robert, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017
This book offers a collection of original papers showing how Higher education institutions have coped with changing the language of instruction. It points out that Higher education institutions have undergone radical change in the past decades; of which the shift to English-medium instruction, as well as bi- or plurilingual programmes, is one…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quality Assurance, College Faculty
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Chenault, Krystel H. – College Quarterly, 2017
In this discussion-based article, the author considers the benefits of an in-depth collaborative model for curricular and faculty development, the Japanese lesson study, a method that is largely untested in higher education, though the few instances of its usage have produced promising results. The author examines the barriers to faculty…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Higher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Social Development
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Ito, Hiroshi – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper reconsiders active learning (AL) in the context of Japanese higher education. AL encourages students to actively engage with learning, enhancing their generic and employability skills. In Japan, AL has become increasingly popular but lacks a clear definition. AL proponents suggest that it is the use of instructional methods that…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Projects
Yoshihara, Reiko – Multilingual Matters, 2017
This book explores the realities of feminist EFL teachers' lives through interviews and classroom observations with eight EFL teachers at Japanese universities. The data contained in the book broaden our understanding of feminist teaching in the language classroom while also providing suggestions for practice. The book examines not only how the…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ramonda, Kris – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Teacher beliefs are an important area of inquiry because research has found that these beliefs are often diverse (Breen et al., 2001) and strongly impact classroom practices (Borg, 1998, 2003; Burns, 1992; Farrell & Bennis, 2013). Therefore, uninformed teacher beliefs could be to the detriment of the L2 learner. Despite the fact that knowledge…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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