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Chen, Shijun; Wang, Jing – English Language Teaching, 2019
Task-based language teaching on the purpose of enhancing students' communicative skills and involving them actively in the authentic context has long been highlighted in recent years in tertiary English language teaching. This paper proposes a framework of task-based teaching approach and language assessment in intensive reading class based on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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He, Chunyan; Han, Fei – English Language Teaching, 2018
Recent years, most universities and colleges have been reforming the English as a foreign language (EFL) curriculum system in China. Some reformed EFL curriculum into English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses, for instance, while some conducted a graded teaching model in EFL teaching. However, the effect of this reform was not so good,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Salamanca, Carolina; Montoya, Sara I. – English Language Teaching, 2018
In Colombia, the development of communicative skills of English as a foreign language in students of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) is considered as a priority so the professionals can face the challenges of a globalized world. This project aimed to determine the effectiveness of using CLIL approach through the academic subjects in first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Qin, Zhou – English Language Teaching, 2018
With the globalization and the increase of the foreign-oriented affairs, the oral English teaching and learning in higher vocational colleges has got a wide attention from all walks of life, especially, the educational circle. It has become an important task to explore how to improve the oral English teaching and strengthen students' practical and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhou, Zhen – English Language Teaching, 2017
The teaching ability is the key factor to decide the quality of teaching. How to train and improve the teaching ability of teachers has become a widespread concern of experts and scholars in the field of education and linguistics. The research investigates the status of students' practical teaching ability in the higher vocational college,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Teaching Skills
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Rahman, Ayuni Madarina Abdul; Rashid, Radzuwan Ab – English Language Teaching, 2017
Two universally accepted approaches to grammar instruction are explicit and implicit teaching of the grammar. Both approaches have their own strengths and limitations. Educators may face a dilemma whether to teach grammar explicitly or implicitly. This paper aims to provide insights into the educators' beliefs towards grammar teaching in Malaysian…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Siqi, Che – English Language Teaching, 2017
Content-Based Instruction (CBI) is considered effective not only in mastering language skills, but also in acquiring the content knowledge of business subjects. WeChat, a popular communicative and interactive platform, is acknowledged as a new instrument to improve verbal teaching proficiency and obtain relevant information. The integration of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Business English
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Obaid, Rana – English Language Teaching, 2016
This small-scale mixed method research focuses on investigating the way Preparatory Year English Program (PYEP) female students in a Saudi tertiary level institution context are assessed and how they are advanced from level three (Pre-intermediate) and level four (Intermediate). A four-point agreement scale survey was conducted with fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Haishan; He, Qingshun – English Language Teaching, 2016
Ambiguity tolerance and perceptual learning styles are the two influential elements showing individual differences in EFL learning. This research is intended to explore the relationship between Chinese EFL learners' ambiguity tolerance and their preferred perceptual learning styles. The findings include (1) the learners are sensitive to English…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Individual Differences, Chinese
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Alrabah, Sulaiman; Wu, Shu-hua; Alotaibi, Abdullah M.; Aldaihani, Hussein A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study investigated English teachers' use of learners' L1 (Arabic) in college classrooms in Kuwait. The purpose of the study was three-fold: (1) to describe the functions for which L1 was employed by the teachers, (2) to explore the affective, sociolinguistic, and psycholinguistic factors that may have led teachers to use L1 in L2 teaching,…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Usage, Native Language, English (Second Language)
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Kabooha, Raniah Hassen – English Language Teaching, 2016
The present study sought to examine the attitudes of Saudi English as a foreign language (EFL) learners as well as teachers towards the integration of English movies in their classes as a tool to develop students' language skills. Fifty female intermediate level students studying English in their Preparatory Year Program (PYP) in the English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Films
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Rooholamin, Amir; Biria, Reza; Haghverdi, Hamid Reza – English Language Teaching, 2016
The present study provides a report on an experiment seeking the effect of proactive intensive form-focused instruction on the grammatical development of intermediate and advanced Iranian EFL learners. More specifically the aim of the study was to discern (a) whether the grammatical knowledge of Iranian EFL learners at different proficiency levels…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hung, Bui Phu; Hai, Tran Thi – English Language Teaching, 2016
Content-based instruction programs carried out in higher education in Ho Chi Minh City rests against national language-in-education policy and planning. However, in the first phase of implementation, this kind of courses proves problematic. This present study investigated teachers' and students' opinions on the implementation of content-based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Ye, Zhou – English Language Teaching, 2016
In present China, bilingual teaching, as an education model, can meet an urgent demand for increasing interdisciplinary talents who have high levels of professional knowledge as well as competent foreign language abilities to deal with the ever-increasing global social, economic, scientific and technological exchanges, and international…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learning Motivation, Instructional Materials, Bilingual Teachers
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Madkour, Magda; Mohamed, Rafik Ahmed Abdel Moati – English Language Teaching, 2016
While most research studies on the theory of multiple intelligences focused on the application of the multiple intelligences domains as separate components, this quasi-experimental research targeted the effect of multiple intelligences as integrated abilities for teaching and learning English at higher education. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Language Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences
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