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Ulla, Mark B. – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The British Council introduced the English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) Project in Myanmar. This program aims to improve the English language proficiency and teacher training methodologies of all state teacher trainers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate teacher perceptions and attitudes towards this program. The methods…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Questionnaires
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Ghanem, Carla – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Cultural awareness and intercultural competence (IC) of students in foreign language (FL) instruction have been widely examined (e.g. Byram, 1997; Belz, 2002). The importance of the FL teacher in aiding students' IC development is less extensively researched, however. Author (2014), Kohler (2015), Sercu et al. (2005) and Sercu (2006) are a few…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Huang, Hsin-Yi Cyndi – English Language Teaching, 2016
With the availability of Web 2.0 technologies, blogs have become useful and attractive tools for teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in their writing classes. Learners do not need to understand HTML in order to construct blogs, and the appearance and content can be facilitated via the use of photos, music, and video files (Vurdien,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
Smith, Steven John – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2016
This case study uses qualitative research methods and a postcolonial paradigm to listen to the voices of Cuban teacher educators describing how they educate and prepare English language teachers in Cuba. English language teacher education in Cuba includes features that are considered innovative, contemporary and good practice in the Western world.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Medina, Sergio Alonso Lopera – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
This article analyzes the various types of information that alternative assessment and traditional assessment practices provided in an English foreign language (FL) reading course for graduate students at a public university in Medellín, Colombia. This study followed the principles of qualitative research, and a case study was used as a research…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language)
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Ghanem, Carla – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The study explores the complexities associated with graduate language instructors' NS/NNS identities and teaching of culture. Researchers, who work mainly in the English as a Second/Foreign Language field, have been discussing this divide and have examined the advantages and disadvantages each group brings to the profession, but not the influence…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers