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Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro; Cepeda, Cesarina – Online Submission, 2020
In this investigation the reader is expected to see our singular approach on the topic selected, that is to say, how we personally feel and learned on the phenomena under our scrutiny: Distractors as a handicap for English foreign language learning in the middle level of our educational public system, we as in-service EFL teachers and professors,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Lan, Wang; Lam, Ricky – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Research on EFL teachers' beliefs and practices is significant for teaching effectiveness. This paper investigated and compared the convergences and discrepancies between an EFL teacher's stated beliefs and observed classroom practices related to teaching an L2 speaking-oriented Topical Debates course. In mainland China, Topical Debates is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Arifani, Yudhi; Suryanti, Sri – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Teachers' creativity becomes a perpetual issue in an educational setting. This study aimed to investigate the influence of teachers' creativity on learners' learning involvement between English for specific purposes (ES), teachers' creativity toward ESP learners' learning involvement and to seek whether there was any significant difference between…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Structural Equation Models
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Codina-Espurz, Victòria; Salazar-Campillo, Patricia – English Language Teaching, 2019
Email communication is pervasive in faculty interaction. As there exists status imbalance between students and professors in this type of context, emails are expected to cater for the uneven power relationships by means of using appropriate polite features. Previous research (e.g., Eslami, 2013; Salazar-Campillo & Codina-Espurz, in press) has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Gómez Jiménez, María Catalina; Gutiérrez, Claudia Patricia – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper describes the process English as a foreign language university students and their teacher underwent when engaging in critical literacy practices. Interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, students' artifacts, and the teacher's journal were used to collect data in this study. Findings suggest that when students engage in critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gómez Argüelles, Lizbeth; Hernández Méndez, Edith; Perales Escudero, Moisés D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
This paper reports a qualitative case study of college-level English as a foreign language teachers' attitudes towards oral corrective feedback. Our goal is to characterize such attitudes considering a model which integrates cognitive, affective and conative components as well as different aspects of oral corrective feedback. Six English…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Abdullah, Mohamad Yahya; Al Ghafri, Hawa Mubarak Harib; Al Yahyai, Khadija Saleem Hamdan – English Language Teaching, 2019
In the pedagogical process, lack of motivation becomes a controversial issue. In this qualitative study, the researcher intended to explore the best motivational teaching strategies from the perspectives of the EFL teachers at Buraimi University College (henceforth BUC) in Oman. Purposeful sampling was used in the selection of five EFL teachers in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Dianping; Xue, Sijia; Hu, Rong – English Language Teaching, 2019
The internationalization of education brings different challenges to local education of different communities. Traditional EFL education in Chinese universities may also encounter such challenges. Against this background, this study investigates the challenges and solutions for college EFL education in ethnic minority regions of China. A narrative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Wang, Danping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This article deals with the reality and complexity of emergent translanguaging in foreign language classrooms. The influx of international learners of Chinese has resulted in linguistically diverse classrooms, posing huge challenges to the monolingual teaching approach that prevails in most Chinese language classrooms. This paper explores what…
Descriptors: Chinese, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Usage
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Kent, David – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Although studies using student response systems (SRSs) within the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom are relatively rare, there is increasing evidence from a range of disciplines to highlight the potential behind application of these systems for student learning. Consequently, this study contributes to filling this gap by demonstrating…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Al-Qahtani, Eman Muhammed – Online Submission, 2019
This research has an aim to investigate to what extent Saudi English textbooks help in enhancing Saudi student's critical thinking skills. The research topic was selected by keeping in mind the experience that Saudi Arabia students always face difficulty in the application of critical thinking skills for the determination of best possible…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Basabe, Enrique Alejandro – HOW, 2019
Criticality has recently made its way into the field of English Language Teaching. It has mainly fostered the study of teachers' individual commitments with their social context. A reflective account is offered here based on my praxis when I adopted a critical pedagogy to teach literature in the English language teacher education program at the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Theory
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Saafin, Saleh – English Language Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate university students' perspectives of effective teaching that helped them learn English better. Adopting an interpretative approach to the research, the data was collected in three phases. In Phase One an interview was used and 17 university students studying English in Intensive English programs were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Environment
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Ya-Ting, Huang; Hui-Min, Wang – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The brief report describes an exploratory investigation into changes to three university EFL teachers' teaching practices in a research-intensive university framed by managerialist technologies to improve its visibility and global ranking. The findings revealed that substantial changes have been brought about to their teaching practices in terms…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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