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López-Garcia, Verònica; Rodríguez-Inés, Patricia – Interpreter and Translator Trainer, 2019
Recurring expressions and idiolectal speech patterns are often used by the scriptwriters of sitcoms to portray the personality of some of the characters. These expressions, which in many cases end up becoming popular, are so significant that they need be kept in the translated versions of these series. A corpus-based script analysis method that…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Translation, Units of Study, Teaching Methods
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Griffiths, Carol – ELT Journal, 2012
This article begins with a brief overview of some of the salient issues that have impacted on teaching practice in recent years. In order to canvass teacher concerns regarding these issues, a questionnaire was given to a class of practising teachers studying for a Masters degree in ELT at a Turkish university asking them to rate a number of key…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gunn, Cindy L. – Language Teaching Research, 2010
Many teacher training programs, including MATESOL programs, encourage their trainees to be reflective practitioners. The MATESOL program at The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is no exception and offers the students many opportunities for reflection. This article discusses my experience with a recent cohort's reaction to being asked to…
Descriptors: Assignments, Course Objectives, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning