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Macdonald, Shem – CATESOL Journal, 2018
An exploration of pronunciation tutorials designed for speakers of English as an additional language (EAL) in a university context in Australia suggests that developing abilities to speak clearly involves more than just focusing on the sounds that are uttered. Students' comments and observations collected during pronunciation tutorials highlight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pronunciation Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Comprehension
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Miller, J. L.; Wilson, K.; Miller, J.; Enomoto, K. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The use of humour in teaching and learning can be contentious, with some authors suggesting that the efficacy of humorous materials is mediated by the culture of the student. Nevertheless, humour represents a potential vehicle for the introduction of active learning in a classroom setting, as judicious use of humour may lead to a more relaxed…
Descriptors: Humor, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Students
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Baird, Craig; Dooey, Patricia – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Determining the writing skill level of students commencing tertiary education is a key element in predicting their likely study success and in providing appropriate writing development opportunities. Writing tests constructed around written instructions often assume high levels of reading and comprehension skills, which in some instances impose…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Tests, Skill Analysis, Prior Learning
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Husnawadi; Syamsudarni – Dinamika Ilmu, 2016
Since its establishment in the late 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with English as the official language has forced its participating countries to improve the quality of English language teaching, in the hope to prepare their people to be globally competitive, as the lack of English proficiency remains the main challenge across the…
Descriptors: Debate, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Edwards, Viv – TESOL in Context, 2015
In this paper, a series of vignettes is used to explore important current challenges in TESOL. These vignettes are drawn from many different settings, including Bengali-, Pahari- and Chinese-speaking children in UK primary schools, speakers of Aboriginal English in Australia and Chinese teachers of English on courses in Higher Education. A number…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Trees, Kathryn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2013
This paper discusses facilitating student collegiality within diverse student groups. It argues that diverse student groups of international, domestic, mature age and Gen Y students often have similar difficulties and strengths although they may occur for quite different reasons and understanding this is useful when deciding on teaching and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Student Diversity, Collegiality
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Carolan, Lynne; Wang, Lijuan – ELT Journal, 2012
Peer observation of teaching often occurs at a local level or national level, seldom internationally. Victoria University, Australia, and Chinese institutions Henan University and Central University of Finance and Economics have a transnational partnership involving local students studying courses originating in Australia and Chinese students who…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Observation, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Pauwels, Anne – Language Learning Journal, 2011
The place of foreign language learning in education has a rich and diverse history since the introduction of compulsory schooling, with some countries including the learning of a foreign language as a compulsory part of the curriculum, whilst in others foreign language learning is seen as an optional subject suited for more academically minded…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Languages
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Kettle, Margaret – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2011
This paper joins growing interest in the concept of practice, and uses it to reconceptualise international student engagement with the demands of study at an Australian university. Practice foregrounds institutional structures and student agency and brings together psychologically- and socially-oriented perspectives on international student…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Education Courses, Teaching Methods, Models