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Kurose, Mikiko – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Interacting with peers can be difficult for some students, due to their personality as well as to their learning styles. This paper shows how the Task-Based Approach (TBA) can be implemented and how digital resources can be used in language teaching and learning to enhance the students' experience and foster autonomy. To do so, I describe tasks I…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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Seedhouse, Paul – Classroom Discourse, 2019
Seedhouse (2004) suggested that L2 classroom interaction can be understood in terms of sub-varieties or L2 classroom contexts. These are the 'interfaces' between pedagogy and interaction in which a particular pedagogical focus combines with a particular organisation of the interaction. However, Conversation Analysis does not see such organisations…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods
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Brewer, Sarah; Whiteside, Karin – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The Cara Syria Programme has been developed to support Syrian academics who have had to abandon their academic positions due to the conflict in Syria and who have seen their careers compromised as a result. The Programme offers a means to re-establish their academic identities and develop new skills through participation in the learning activities…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Daly, Selena – Language Learning Journal, 2016
Employability is increasingly becoming a central aspect of higher education in the United Kingdom and it is becoming imperative that modern foreign languages teachers engage directly and sincerely with the employability agenda. This article proposes the use of feature films as a successful method for developing and promoting employability skills…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications
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Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna – Research-publishing.net, 2016
With decreasing numbers of students studying German at Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom, there is an increasing demand for graduate Germanists. This project, designed for C1/C2 level students according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, prepares finalist students for a job market in which UK and German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Guidelines
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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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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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Zhang, George X. – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2014
British higher education is becoming more and more market-driven following the increase in tuition fees in 2012. As a result, universities need to respond more readily to the market, and student demand and the high employability of graduates are now a priority for most universities. With the growing importance of Asian economies in the new age of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Global Approach
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Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E. – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2012
The theme of this special issue is timely as the world becomes increasingly flat and globally connected (Friedman, 2007). By focusing on an international perspective in problem-based learning (PBL), it puts culture squarely in the center, whether it is a national or disciplinary culture. The articles in this special issue represent Thailand, South…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries