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Nguyen, Buu Huan; Haworth, Penny; Hansen, Sally – Teacher Development, 2019
This article provides insights into how participating in an action research study challenged traditional beliefs about teaching practices and led to more active learning strategies being included in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Science classes at a Vietnamese university. Recent reforms in higher education teaching and learning by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Lam Hoang, Thi Giang; Filipi, Anna – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This article adopts the methods of conversation analysis to track the details of three English as a foreign language novice teachers' language alternation practices in a Vietnamese tertiary context. The analyses focused on teacher instruction-giving in the pre-entry and main instructional phases of lessons. Findings show that language alternation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vietnamese
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Wei, Wei; Hui, Sammy King Fai – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Using data from multiple evaluation instruments to evaluate university teachers' teaching quality has been popular in practice; however, the inconsistency of these evaluation results has not received sufficient attention. This study intended to fill the gap by investigating the main reasons for the discrepancy in teaching performance that resulted…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Communication
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Tham, Pham Thi Hong; Cheng, Zhang Yan – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2019
In recent years, the expansion of relations with China has led to the increasing need for the use of employees knowing Chinese language. Today, Chinese language is not simply a necessary condition, but it also becomes a tool, an effective and powerful means to exchange and develop the Country. In the last 5 years, the number of students of Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Teacher Shortage
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Gruba, Paul; Chau Nguyen, Ngoc Bao – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
In the main, evaluation in CALL has focused on the assessment of the individual use of technology in accord with the principles of second language acquisition. Now that CALL focuses on the full integration of technology in language programs, evaluators are urged to take into account a wide range of factors that span institutional policy,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hung, Bui Phu – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate the positive impacts and challenges of cooperative learning as a pedagogical practice in teaching English as a foreign language. It applied the social theoretical frameworks by Dansereau and Johnson (1994) and by Johnson and Johnson (2009). Fifty participants (twenty EFL teachers and thirty EFL students) from several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Linh, Ðàm M? – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The current study investigates the effectiveness of indirect written corrective feedback (WCF) on five different aspects of writing (grammar, language use, mechanic use, content and organization) as perceived by teachers and English-major sophomores in a Vietnamese public university. Specifically, it provides an insight into the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Ba, Hoang Thu – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
In Vietnam, despite the widespread use of computers and the Internet in the educational settings, little attention has been paid to the role of the Internet in promoting students' autonomy. Particularly, in the author's real teaching context at Thuong Mai University (TMU), there exists a serious problem relating to students' lack of independency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Van Canh, Le; Renandya, Willy A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
How does teachers' target language proficiency correlate with their ability to use the target language effectively in order to provide optimal learning opportunities in the language classroom? Adopting a conversation analysis approach, this study examines the extent to which teachers' use of the target language in the classroom creates learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Educators, Language Proficiency
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Nguyen, Thi Quynh Trang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Gaining and saving face are very important in Vietnam as a mechanism of social control, including the professional behaviour of teachers. Interviews with 15 lecturers (aged 24-37) at a teacher training college in a Central Coast province of Vietnam illustrated the relationship between their concepts of face and their beliefs about good teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Education Programs
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Vo, Quyen Phuong – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2017
It is undeniable that the existence of internationalization has given a great deal of influences within various fields of worldwide nations, namely science, technology, economics, politics, and even education. One of its obvious results is the emergence of intercultural communication and English language has then become as a bridge for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Pham, Thuong T. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation investigates L2 student language production, task-based instruction, and teachers' scaffolding strategies in two special EFL classes in a Vietnamese university. Two English teachers and 73 students were studied as they participated in a nationwide educational project known as the Advanced Curriculum (AC), an initiative launched…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Duong, Van Anh; Chua, Catherine S. K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Vietnam universities have experienced remarkable changes brought about by their internationalization policies. The switch to English as a medium of instruction (EMI) for some academic programs was one of these critical changes. Literature has reported numerous issues related to EMI, including inadequate language proficiency of teaching staff. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Nguyen, Thanh Tien – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
Although the question of what to teach and how to teach has received much attention from the literature, little was known about the way in which academics in teaching groups make decision on what and how to teach. This paper reports an analysis of variations in the decision-making approach to tertiary teaching through academics' practices of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Pham, Thanh – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Recently leaders in many Asian countries have advocated for student-centred reform agendas. However, bringing about pedagogical change is not simply a technical issue of implementing practices designed elsewhere but is a more substantive issue concerned with local cultural values and context. Researchers have claimed that to sustain the reform,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Asians, Educational Change, Teaching Methods