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Erkaya, Odilea Rocha; Drower, Iris S. – International Journal of Special Education, 2012
This single case study addresses an action research design (Wolcott, 1994) that utilizes observations, interviews, and documents to access what teaching and learning techniques have improved the acquisition of vocabulary of a single intermediate English language (EL) learner from Turkey. Findings are reported and discussed in terms of the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Case Studies, Action Research, Observation
Erkaya, Odilea Rocha – Online Submission, 2005
This article discusses the importance of using authentic materials to teach foreign students to communicate in English in a natural way, teach them about the target culture, and help them to engage in critical thinking. Since authentic materials have been defined in various ways, this researcher has chosen for this article two definitions which…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Advertising, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction
Erkaya, Odilea Rocha – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this article is to familiarize English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructors with the effectiveness of using literature in language instruction. While some instructors may still believe that teaching EFL encompasses focusing on linguistic benefits only, so eventually their students will communicate in the target language, others…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods