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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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Brittain, Elise – English Teaching Forum, 2019
When you want to learn about teacher training in Namangan, everyone knows--ask Mamura. Mamura Alimova is a senior teacher in the English Philology Department at Namangan State University, located in the beautiful Fergana Valley of eastern Uzbekistan. Ms. Alimova, through her involvement in countless projects, has established herself as an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dixon, Paul Andrew – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Dr. Willy A. Renandya is a widely published language teacher educator and TESOL specialist with a particular interest in professional educator development, TESOL pedagogy, and extensive reading and listening. For the past 20 years his work has revolved around working with pre-service and in-service English teaching professionals in the Asian…
Descriptors: Interviews, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Larsen-Freeman, Diane – Language Teaching, 2017
In this "First Person Singular" essay, the author describes her education, teaching experience, and interest in understanding the learning of language. Anyone reading this essay will not be surprised to learn that the author's questions about language learning and optimal teaching methods were only met with further questions, and no…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education
Stephens, Crissa – English Teaching Forum, 2012
Pre-service teachers around the world face a unique challenge: bridging the gap between traditional teaching focused on grammar translation and receptive skills, and communicative teaching aimed at well-rounded communication skills. Many new EFL teachers learned English in a traditional context that emphasized memorization and grammar, but after…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Research Projects, English (Second Language)
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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
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Baurain, Bradley – TESOL Journal, 2010
In this article, the author talks about a diary project that arose from a situation that was both an opportunity and a challenge. While teaching in Vietnam in the spring of 2004, the author received an invitation from the national university in Hanoi. The letter asked him to teach there and specifically to develop a postgraduate course called…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Diaries, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Benny P. H. – Language Teaching, 2010
The National Institute of Education in Singapore (which is part of the Nanyang Technological University) is the leading national pre-service and in-service teacher training tertiary institution. It offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The academic departments are called Academic Groups (AGs). The English Language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Solares-Altamirano, María Elena – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2010
The importance of teachers in the success of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is unquestionable. However, designing a teacher course on TBLT raises many questions concerning "what" and "how" it can be implemented. Can teachers' professional development be promoted through Task-Based Instruction (TBI)? This paper explores…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Task Analysis, Online Courses, Teaching Methods