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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lin, Wang – English Language Teaching, 2017
Graduation thesis is an indispensible procedure for each undergraduate, which is crucial for successful graduation, employment, further study and even further development. However, due to most undergraduates' ignorance of academic writing and the deficiency of current thesis writing course, thesis writing ability can hardly be enhanced and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Translation, Majors (Students)
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McLoughlin, Laura; Magnoni, Francesca – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper discusses the rationale and structure of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) created as part of the EU-funded Move-Me project, which aims to develop two MOOCs and open educational resources for university learners participating in mobility programmes in Europe. The MOOCs are designed to help learners develop the skills necessary to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mass Instruction
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Bruce, M. L.; Coffer, P. K.; Rees, S.; Robson, J. M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Many undergraduate students find the production of an extended piece of academic writing challenging. This challenge is more acute in the sciences where production of extended texts is infrequent throughout undergraduate studies. This paper reports the development of a new English for Academic Purposes (EAP) workshop and associated resources for…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Academic Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry
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Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The teaching of writing in English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) has been a challenging task for many teachers due to its multifaceted nature. This paper is a reflection on ESL/EFL writing teaching in three countries, namely China, Singapore, and New Zealand, with particular reference to professionalizing ESL/ EFL writing and ESL/EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S. – Online Submission, 2015
"Special education" has become a prominent field that needs some attention in pre-service teacher education programmes offered by educational and teacher training institutions (e.g. Egyptian colleges of education at university). Like normal students, students with special educational needs (e.g. physical and mental disabilities, learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Special Needs Students
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Gadomska, Agnieszka – Teaching English with Technology, 2015
LEGO blocks have been played with by generations of children worldwide since the 1950s. It is undeniable that they boost creativity, eye-hand coordination, focus, planning, problem solving and many other skills. LEGO bricks have been also used by educators across the curricula as they are extremely motivating and engaging and, in effect, make…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Freedman, Leora – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2015
An adaptation of the traditional literary concept of close reading was developed for use in a largely multilingual classroom in which both first language (L1) and second language (L2) students were struggling to comprehend theoretical, lexically dense texts in English. This simplified method of reading a text iteratively and critically is proving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Reading Strategies, Multilingualism
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Parmegiani, Andrea – Journal of Basic Writing, 2014
This article reports on my attempt to use storytelling as an entry point into academic discourse in a learning community designed to meet the learning needs of ESL students who recently emigrated from the Dominican Republic. Based on research suggesting a correlation between academic success in a second language and first language literacy skills,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Ethnography, Case Studies, Community Colleges
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Ntombela, Berrington X. S. – English Language Teaching, 2013
This paper outlines the theory of the six-step method developed by personnel in the Language and Learning department at Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman. The paper further illustrates the application of this method in teaching Project, Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Debate at Foundation level. The assumption in applying the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)
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Gómez, Juan D. – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This essay relates observations to the reasons that advanced students of English as a foreign language in Colombia struggle with English composition. It identifies some cultural, academic, and disciplinary influences that may obfuscate their assimilation of the conventions of written English. It concludes by proposing that the teaching of context…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Galetcaia, Tatiana; Thiessen, Loreena – TESL Canada Journal, 2010
Besides language competence, international students must develop a systematic approach to processing information and follow up with co-construction of the knowledge acquired. Critical thinking is a crucial principle commonly required in North American universities for evaluating academic texts. This practice may present certain difficulties for…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment
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Archer, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
There are many challenges involved in developing and running Writing Centres in tertiary contexts in South Africa. These challenges include recognizing the role Writing Centres need to play in the redress of basic academic literacies. They also involve emphasizing writing as a mode of learning where higher cognitive functions such as analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Academic Discourse