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Bourina, Helena V.; Dunaeva, Larisa A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The process of studying a foreign language in Russian higher education institutions is carried out in a specially organized linguo-didactic language environment which is understood as a methodological framework designed in accordance with the peculiarities of a linguo-cultural community. It is aimed at combining learning methods and techniques to…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Communication Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Noel, Andrea M.; Lord, Kathleen M.; Varga, László – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
As teachers worldwide struggle to serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families who do not speak the dominant language, the authors present a research-based scenario illustrating practices in Hungarian preschools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Lu, Licheng – English Language Teaching, 2019
Based on Jenny Thomas's dichotomous classification of pragmatic failure, this study proposes a new perspective and classifies pragmatic failure in interpretation into three categories: pragma-linguistic failure, socio-pragmatic failure and malaprop-pragmatic failure. Specific examples are given to illustrate the causes and effects of each category…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Yazdanpanah, Ramin – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Teaching in Vietnam recently, I had opportunities to work with some amazing students and teachers. Being in such a position lent itself well to cultural exchanges inside and outside the classroom. However, it was clear to me, to my colleagues, and I believe to the majority of students that there was a need to dig deeper--to move beyond the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Foreign Countries, Active Learning, English (Second Language)
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Redmer, Guy – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Most teachers who use textbooks know that they are restrictive by nature. Units jump from topic to topic without recycling much vocabulary. One effective solution to truly developing reading fluency in terms of word recognition may be Narrow Reading (NR)-- that is reading several texts about a single narrow topic. NR may involve reading five short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Macaro, Ernesto; Hultgren, Anna Kristina; Kirkpatrick, Andy; Lasagabaster, David – Language Teaching, 2019
In virtually every research paper on this topic we come across we read that, in the particular context that the writer is operating, English as a medium of instruction (EMI) is on the increase. But what exactly is EMI? If we consider every classroom around the world in which learners are exposed to English language as their second language (L2) we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Peng, Yuanzhen – English Language Teaching, 2019
Faced with the rapid development of Internet, it has become not inconvenient to be immersed in English environment. This paper attempts to explore the cultivation of non-English major students' English autonomous learning ability. Some practical strategies have been proposed based on observations over genuine English teaching and learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nonmajors
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Bonelli, Nadezhda; Nibbs, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper presents an innovative project-based learning activity meant to support language beginner students to develop, via their core curriculum, five enterprise capabilities ("authentic problem-solving;" "innovation and creativity;" "risk-taking;" "taking action;" and "true collaboration"),…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Students
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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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Astrid, Ramirez Valencia; Katherine, Gonzalez Ocampo Diana; Heberth, Caicedo Saldaña – English Language Teaching, 2019
The last events developed in the dimension of teachers' training have defined new rules which they must be trained in. This article points out some aspects and considerations that emerged from the resolution 2041, on February 3rd, 2016, which introduces different perspectives that must be taken carefully into account, and an analysis, specially…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Khan, Jalal Uddin – Online Submission, 2019
Having hardly learnt any English or having at best learnt wrong English (which is worse than no English) during their junior and secondary school years and having little or no exposure to English outside their classrooms, and partly due to certain weaknesses and shortcomings in what the teachers teach and how they teach, college students in some…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spelling, Pronunciation, English (Second Language)
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Chong, Sin Wang – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Recent literature on the use of exemplars in the context of higher education has shown that exemplar-based instruction is implemented in various disciplines; nevertheless, how exemplar-based instruction can be implemented in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing classrooms in higher education institutions remains under-explored. In this…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Kidwell, Tabitha; Pentón Herrera, Luis Javier – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
What do a rural elementary school in Indonesia and a suburban high school in Maryland have in common? The authors share vignettes and describe culturally sustaining practices in these contrasting teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Rural Schools, Suburban Schools, Vignettes
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