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Larrotta, Clarena; Miller, Susan Finn; Nash, Andy – Online Submission, 2019
In this three-part forum, part one explores the challenges immigrants face learning English in the current political climate. Part two shows the effect that policy change has on local immigrant learners by looking through the lens of one local community. The final forum demonstrates how teachers are navigating the current climate and building a…
Descriptors: Immigration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Stockdale, Joseph Gagen, III – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this dictionary and thesaurus of contemporary figurative language and metaphor is to identify all the words and phrases used figuratively and metaphorically in everyday English and to categorize each word or phrase not only by meaning but also by what cognitive linguists and others have described variously as figure and ground,…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Reference Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Tongson, Mercedita B.; Eslit, Edgar R. – Online Submission, 2018
Research proved that teaching styles can make or break the learning process. Hence, performance of learners must be geared towards a learning environment that is engaging, enjoyable and fruitful. Anchored on Invitational Theory, Cognitive Abilities Theory and Sociocultural Theory, this study sought to determine the teaching styles of grade 7…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
DeMott-Quigley, Megan – Online Submission, 2018
This paper documents a year in the life of an ESOL adult literacy teacher. It is a work of narrative inquiry, an examination of reflective teaching in action. As such, it includes commentary on the cycle of observation, reflection, research, and action. In particular, this narrative examines the relationship between literacy practice and…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro; Ventura, Geovanny – Online Submission, 2018
The goal of this research is to determine the effectiveness of Grammar-Translation Method on EFL adult learners. The sample of this investigation was based on 30 graduated students as a universe and a sample of 15 which represent the 50% in which 9 of them were female who represent the 60% and 6 male who represent the 40% from Impact Languages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Mahmoud, Hazem Farouk Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study aimed to design a program based on visual thinking (VT) to develop the adult learners' English Language Fluency (ELF). The study started with literature review and previous studies related to VT, visual literacy, writing ability and writing fluency (WF). The researcher designed the research program, and the instruments of measuring the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Language Fluency
Yeganehpour, Parisa – Online Submission, 2017
These days focus of interest in English learning changes to productive skills, in Turkey. This research study assesses the teachers' point of view about using ice-breakers for adult Turkish EFL learners in upper-intermediate level. It also anticipates finding valuable information with applying ice-breaker activities as a useful teaching policy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
Yegani, Hossein; Jodaei, Hojjat – Online Submission, 2017
The current study was conducted to investigate the effect of task-based and topic-based speaking activities on improving the speaking ability among Iranian EFL learners. The study used quasi-experimental design. The subjects consisted of 60 male and female students who were selected from among 90 EFL learners by applying the nelson proficiency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Comparative Analysis
Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Pooshaneh, Leila – Online Submission, 2015
Many empirical investigations have demonstrated that explicit Focus on Form (FOF) methods are more effective than implicit Focus on Meaning (FOM) methods (Norris & Ortega, 2000), because in FOF instruction learners' attention is drawn to linguistic form while FOM instruction requires learners' attention to communicate (Ellis, 2001). However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design, Adult Learning, English (Second Language)
Tejada Reyes, Venecia – Online Submission, 2015
The lack of interactive speaking activities that include learning techniques to enhance the ability of adult students speak English as a foreign language at the intermediate level, results in poor performance when speaking. Through this project, we expect to find valuable information to help solve the various problems facing the students speak the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Learning Activities
Tejada Reyes, Venecia – Online Submission, 2015
Learning a foreign language implies that the learner will become, after a number of years, proficient at expressing ideas, dominating new sounds (phonology), improving the range of words (lexicon), becoming proficient at expressing thoughts in acceptable grammatical form (syntax), and gain sufficient mastery to communicate with negative speakers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Second Language Learning, Learning Problems
Cowin, Bob – Online Submission, 2013
This report describes private colleges serving adults which since 1936 have been required to register with the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada or, since 1993, with a regulatory body created by the government. The sector has always included career colleges, but registration was expanded temporarily in the 1990s to include all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Vocational Education, Educational History
Manner, Jane Carol; Rodriguez, Diane – Online Submission, 2012
This study reports the progress of a project in a teacher education program designed to deliver professional development to rural teachers through an online format addressing ESOL (English for speakers of other languages). Funded by a Professional Development Grant from the OELA (Office of English Language Acquisition) of the United States…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education
Abdel-Badea Rodwan Salama, Gomaa; Elshirbini Abdel-Fattah Al-Ashrii, Ismail Ibrahim – Online Submission, 2012
The present study aimed at identifying the necessary writing skills for the second year secondary stage students in Al-Azhar institutes through implementing the second part in the first package of the Egyptian Zero project. These skills are necessary for writing compositions for the second year in Arabic as their mother tongue and in English as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala; Teo, Adisa – Online Submission, 2012
The predicted widespread use of English as a lingua franca following ASEAN's 2015 integration mushroomed intelligibility studies between and among Asean nationals including Bruneians, Burmese, Cambodians, Filipinos, Indonesians, Laotians, Malaysians, Singaporeans, Thais and Vietnamese. Previous studies regarding ASEAN nationals' intelligibility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Pronunciation
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