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Wernicke, Meike – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
In English-majority contexts such as British Columbia, French second language (FSL) teachers are increasingly encountering students who are also learning French in addition to English and their home languages. Research findings show that dual language learners are successfully supported through multilingual pedagogies that acknowledge and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Multilingualism, French
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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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Chilmonik, Kimberly – English Teaching Forum, 2018
Sarina Monh, a lecturer at the prestigious Royal University of Phnom Penh's (RUPP) Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) in Cambodia, comes from a family of teachers. Her father's family taught Khmer literature and mathematics, while her mother's family members were doctors, nurses,and midwives who trained and mentored others. Still, she said,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Douglas, Scott Roy; Sano, Fujiko; Rosvold, Mark – LEARNing Landscapes, 2018
The story extracts presented here reflect the experiences of five teacher candidates from Japan on a shortterm study abroad program focusing on developing English-language skills while exploring Canadian culture and English-language teaching methods. Narrative inquiry techniques were employed to gather data related to the participants' program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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
Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S. – Online Submission, 2015
Writing is a very important skill that should be mastered properly by university students, especially pre-service language teachers (e.g. EFL student teachers). In order to present their ideas efficiently in the context of their academic study, they have to be trained well on how to write meaningful pieces (e.g. essays, academic reports,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Writing Instruction, Student Teachers
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Dang, Thi Kim Anh; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai; Le, Truc Thi Thanh – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2013
Recent research on language planning and policy highlights the effects of globalisation in spreading the English language as a medium of instruction (EMI) in non-native English speaking (NNES) countries. This trend has encouraged many universities in NNES countries to offer EMI education programmes with the objective of developing national human…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Kecik, Ilknur; Aydin, Belgin – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
The aim of this article is to describe the model developed for the teaching practice component of the pre-service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTT) at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. The steps taken to improve the model over a six-year period will be explained and the recent developments in the teaching practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Preservice Teacher Education