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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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Djoub, Zineb – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
This article aims at helping teachers make effective use of language portfolios in an EFL/ESL context. This is through proposing and making clear the steps of integrating them into their teaching and the way learners' training into their use needs to be conducted to promote their reflective and autonomous learning. These range from identifying the…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, English (Second Language), Personal Autonomy
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Chrystall, Steve – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
As the oil reserves in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are forecast to become depleted over the next 50 to 150 years, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has set a vision to develop a knowledge economy in order to develop alternative sources of revenue in areas such as tourism, alternative energy and innovative business enterprises. Reformation of its…
Descriptors: Arabs, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Lin, Chun-Yi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Given the fact that more and more universities stress on using English as medium to teach students with diverse backgrounds, the content and language integrated learning approach (CLIL) is now frequently introduced to faculty to support effective instruction and learning. Inspired by a CLIL workshop I attended, in which the instructor offered an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Participation
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Ivanova, Olimpiada F. – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2014
In this "Idea Sharing" article, the author describes the techniques used when teaching oral summary making to second-year students studying Business English at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. The techniques are based on peer assessment, which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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Floris, Flora Debora – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2014
Today, English is truly regarded as an international language. It is the most widely-learned and spoken second or foreign language in many countries. In recent years, the number of second and foreign language speakers has far exceeded the number of first language speakers of English. This dramatic change, many have argued, should be taken into…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English Instruction, English (Second Language), English Curriculum
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Soundranayagam, Luxshmi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
College students in the non-English-speaking world have to overcome formidable barriers in reading and writing when their medium of instruction is English. One particular problem faced by science majors is the writing of lab reports, a demanding task that might not be effectively supported by the standard guides and manuals available. This paper…
Descriptors: Guides, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Education
Bello, Rachael O.; Oni-Buraimoh, Olawunmi O. – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2014
Applied linguistics affords Linguists the opportunity of solving language related problems using various methods. In this paper, we x-ray the Nigerian University classroom situation in the teaching of the English language viz-a-viz the use of functional interactive method. Following Littlewood (1981) and Krashen (1982), we posit that the teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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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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Mansfield, Gillian – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This article intends to show how situation comedies may be used in the English language classroom to develop awareness-raising activities aimed at soliciting an understanding of essentially pragmatic and cultural aspects of everyday language. After a brief overview of studies on pragmatic teachability (Rose and Kasper 2001, 2002) and learnability…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ward, Lisa-Jane – Victorian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Music departments in Chinese universities incorporate Western musicology and instruments as part of their undergraduate or graduate courses (or both). However, many of these students may have had limited exposure to Western classical music and English, as a medium of communication. Furthermore, these courses are predominantly offered in Chinese.…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education
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Krulatz, Anna – ORTESOL Journal, 2014
The issue of teaching pragmatics in foreign and second language classrooms has received a lot of attention in the recent years. Its origins can be dated back to the Cross-Cultural Speech Act Realization Project (CCSRAP) led by Blum-Kulka, House and Kasper (1989) and the research on interlanguage speech acts that followed (for a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, Teaching Methods
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Dang, Thi Kim Anh; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai; Le, Truc Thi Thanh – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2013
Recent research on language planning and policy highlights the effects of globalisation in spreading the English language as a medium of instruction (EMI) in non-native English speaking (NNES) countries. This trend has encouraged many universities in NNES countries to offer EMI education programmes with the objective of developing national human…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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