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Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Yeh, Hui-Chin – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
Project-based learning (PBL), a learning-by-doing practice, has been used for enhancing English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' language skills. However, the extent to which and how EFL teachers develop or improve Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) competencies while experiencing PBL remain unexplored. For this study an 18-week PBL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Chein, Chen-Wen – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
This study explored 36 undergraduates' knowledge construction and implementation of pedagogical competence in pronunciation instruction. These undergraduates were language learners themselves, but they were trained to become language teachers receiving pronunciation instruction in an English Pronunciation Instruction course at a university in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Chia-Yen; Lau, Ken; Cousineau, Jacob – ELT Journal, 2018
The textual and interpersonal functions of modifiers are extensively discussed in the literature. However, how these linguistic devices can be strategically used to assist lecture comprehension has been under-investigated, particularly in EFL/ESL contexts. Drawing on corpus analyses, interviews, and questionnaires, this study compares Taiwanese…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Contrastive Linguistics
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Yang, Shih-hsien – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study explored how teacher change was nurtured with the support of a web-based writing platform featuring…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wang, Fei-Yu – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study unveils a tertiary EFL reading teacher's reader identity and its interconnectedness with her pedagogical decisions through narrative inquiry. Community of Practice was employed to elucidate the sources of this reading teacher's reader identity and the interplay between that and her teaching practice. Findings from the categorical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Hsiao, Cheng-hua – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Teacher identity has been an important issue in teacher education because teacher identity influences teachers' professional development. However, little has been explored in preservice teachers' identity formation within the EFL context of language teaching. In this study, the early influence on EFL student teachers' identity formation in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Practicums, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Chen, Yu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many institutions of higher education (IHE) students in Taiwan now need to meet the English proficiency requirement to earn their higher education degrees. In this case study, I intended to a) provide the opportunity for IHE students with hearing loss in Taiwan to share their opinions, thoughts, and experiences of learning English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Yang, Wenhsien – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2018
The Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach has been broadly adopted and extensively researched at different educational levels across European contexts. It is also becoming popular in Asian settings due to its dual focus on developing both language skills and content knowledge. It aims to empower learners with high mobility and…
Descriptors: Course Content, English for Special Purposes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Materials