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Tian, Yan – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Translation is one of the items tested in many national English proficiency tests for non-English majors in China because translation competence is regarded as one of the productive language skills which could be used to assess learners' language proficiency. However, the feedback on translation exercises and self-tests are usually provided by…
Descriptors: Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhu, Yan; Shu, Dingfang – Language Teaching, 2017
As one of the two "educational special zones" in China, Shanghai is launching a new round of curriculum reforms centring on "lide shuren," viz. "fostering integrity and promoting rounded development of people" (Hu 2012). Apart from piloting a new plan for "Gaokao," the national college entrance examination…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Meierkord, Anja; Day, Laurie – European Commission, 2017
In 2006, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Recommendations on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. The framework sets out eight competences, which citizens need for 'personal fulfilment and development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employment'. Language competences play a prominent role in the framework, with two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning
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Karabayeva, Kamilya Zhumartovna – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
In the present article the author gives evidence of effective application of cloud storage and on-line applications in the educational process of the higher education institution, as well as considers the problems and prospects of using cloud technologies in the educational process, when creating a unified educational space in the foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Sánchez Ramos, María Del Mar; Vigier Moreno, Francisco J. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
As stated by Valero-Garcés (2006, p. 38), the new scenario including public service providers and users who are not fluent in the language used by the former has opened up new ways of linguistic and cultural mediation in current multicultural and multilingual societies. As a consequence, there is an ever increasing need for translators and…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Public Service, Second Language Learning, Court Litigation
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Koglbauer, René; Andersen, Elizabeth; Stewart, Sophie – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This case study introduces a final year undergraduate module in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. The module offers a model for embedding careers in modern languages teaching into the curriculum, and thereby enhancing student employability. The case study gives an insight into the various strands of activity undertaken by the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Teaching Methods
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Power, John B. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2016
This paper documents the ongoing development of a framework for reflection for undergraduate learners new to the reflective process. Motivated by the gap between students' abilities and experience of reflection and the expectations of them at undergraduate level, the author experimented with a variety of approaches over a number of years. After…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reflection, Journal Writing, Guidelines
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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
The Four Skills News Project is an example of communicative language learning, developed for final year German students at the University of Liverpool. It focuses on how students use and practise their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills via the creative use of news reports and digital technology. Each student creates an avatar using…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, News Reporting
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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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Hawkes, Rachel; Schechter, Sarah – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Language Leader Award, created by Rachel Hawkes and run by Routes into Languages East "helps pupils learn to lead, using language teaching as the medium. Throughout the year-long programme they develop their leadership and [linguistic] skills, growing in confidence and enhancing their future careers" (Hawkes, n.d. c, p. 1). Some…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Awards, Program Descriptions
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Salas, Spencer; Garson, Kyra; Khanna, Shweta; Murray, Beth – English Teaching Forum, 2016
In this article, the authors describe the outcomes of a workshop of pre- and in-service secondary school English teachers in New Delhi, India, working with a literature-based curriculum that required striking a balance between teaching the text or series of texts and creating opportunities for communicative interaction. The authors describe…
Descriptors: Literature, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Preservice Teachers
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Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The teaching of writing in English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) has been a challenging task for many teachers due to its multifaceted nature. This paper is a reflection on ESL/EFL writing teaching in three countries, namely China, Singapore, and New Zealand, with particular reference to professionalizing ESL/ EFL writing and ESL/EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Konstantinidis, Angelos; Goria, Cecilia – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The purpose of this contribution is to share reflections and practices in cultivating a community of learners in the context of a professional development programme at Master's level for language teachers. The programme implements a highly participatory pedagogical model of online learning which combines the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Masters Programs, Language Teachers
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