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Nijakowska, Joanna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to problematize the concept of foreign language (FL) teacher self-reported preparedness to respond to the special educational needs of FL learners with dyslexia by employing appropriate inclusive teaching practices. The paper shortly characterises dyslexia and then elaborates on the components of preparedness, namely,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Dyslexia, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Byrne, Jason; Furuyabu, Mariko – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
This paper aims to provide teachers with a practical guide to working in an IT enabled classroom. The paper outlines four central practical examples, with teacher reflections, of what was required in starting an actual IT enabled English listening & speaking program. The classroom environment described is board-less, meaning the teacher's…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Iswandari, Yuseva Ariyani; Paradita, Lanoke Intan – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2019
We are very honored to have this great opportunity to interview Professor Paul Nation for the TEFLIN Journal's themed issue on Extensive Reading. Professor Paul Nation is an Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His special interests…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Research, Reading Processes
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Baker, Melanie – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Khatuna Kharkheli is an English language teacher in the Faculty of Education, Exact, and Natural Sciences at Gori State Teaching University (GSTU) in Gori, Georgia. With her passion for developing innovative and creative lessons and with her commitment to professional development, Ms. Kharkheli works to inspire her students to achieve success both…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
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Ferrer, Erica; Staley, Kendra – CATESOL Journal, 2016
This article details the design and implementation of a reading program in a university EFL setting as a strategy to encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaborative learning, and reading for enjoyment (Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001; Richards & Renandya, 2002). This student-centered project challenged ELLs to address issues such as…
Descriptors: Program Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bobakova, Renata; Bedrouni, Sarah – English Teaching Forum, 2016
This article profiles the teaching context in Askaoun, in Taroudant province in the south of Morocco, and Karima Mezouari, a teacher dedicated to giving her students there a chance to learn English in meaningful and enjoyable ways. Adil Azhar describes how he learned to speak English through persistence and practice, and how he passes on his own…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Profiles
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Jellick, Matthew – English Teaching Forum, 2015
This article describes the teaching experiences of Dawit Negeri, a teacher in the English Department at Ambo University for the past five years. With a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Mr. Negeri is familiar with the subject, using his knowledge to share with students the importance of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Carolan, Lynne; Wang, Lijuan – ELT Journal, 2012
Peer observation of teaching often occurs at a local level or national level, seldom internationally. Victoria University, Australia, and Chinese institutions Henan University and Central University of Finance and Economics have a transnational partnership involving local students studying courses originating in Australia and Chinese students who…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Observation, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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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
Nagatomo, Diane Hawley – Multilingual Matters, 2012
This book contributes to the growing field of EFL teacher identity, which is now recognized to influence numerous aspects of classroom teaching and of student learning. It focuses on an under-researched, and yet highly influential group of teachers that shape English language education in Japan: Japanese university English teachers. In three…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Harfitt, Gary; Chu, Blanche – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
In this article we share our experiences of using poems in teacher-training courses where the students are predominantly second-language learners. We describe how we tried to help learners engage with a creative text through its language and meaning. We share our experiences of helping to facilitate the open expression of opinions and feelings in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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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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