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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Martin, Adrian D.; Strom, Kathryn J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Despite current demographic imperatives, little is known about how teachers understand, construct, and enact their professional identities in relation to teaching English learners (ELs). This article, an empirical review of the literature on teacher identity and ELs, examines how teacher identity has been investigated among educators working in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bond, Bee – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the multiple, intersecting identities expressed by international taught-post graduate students who are studying in a culture and language that is not their own. The study presented includes the collection of data around and beyond a planned pedagogical intervention on a pre-sessional EAP programme. The data were thematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, English for Academic Purposes
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Henry, Alastair; Goddard, Angela – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
It has been suggested that in foreign language learning and ELF situations, identity might not be implicated in any great extent. Focusing on the impact globalization has on identities, the purpose of this study is to consider whether identity might be involved in Swedish students' reasons for enrolling on an English-medium university program and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Henry, Alastair – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Identity is of increasing interest in teacher education. Crucial for resilience, the development of a coherent professional identity has been characterized as emerging from tensions between multiple and sometimes conflicting conceptions of what it means to be someone who teaches (Akkerman & Meijer, 2011). While light is being shed on these…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Case Studies
Li, Kang – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This phenomenological study investigated the lived experiences of identity development of Chinese graduate students in the United States. Through in-depth interviews with 15 participants at a Midwestern research university, the study found that the majority of Chinese graduate students came with a strong student identity that conflated with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Asians, Graduate Students, Barriers
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Crawford, Troy; Lengeling, Martha; Mora Pablo, Irasema; Heredia Ocampo, Rocío – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This paper explores the construction of identity in an academic learning environment in Central Mexico, and shows how identity may be linked to non-language factors such as emotions or family. These issues are associated with elements of hybrid identity. To analyze this we draw on language choice as a tool used for the construction of identity and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Foreign Countries
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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
Recent work on the theorization and exploration of language teacher identity contends that teacher education practices should focus on teacher identity as an explicit focus, yet little is known regarding how teacher identity can be integrated in TESOL teacher education. This article describes a teacher learning tool called "critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Professional Identity
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Zheng, Xuan – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The article aims to expand the scope of research on international teaching assistants (ITAs) by foregrounding identities as pedagogical resources. Employing an ethnographic multiple case study approach, the study examined the experiences of 2 English department ITAs in learning to teach College Composition classes at a public university in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Ethnicity, Self Concept, Foreign Students
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Gholaminejad, Razieh – HOW, 2017
This article draws on a qualitative study which seeks to explore whether Iranian English as a foreign language learners experience any reversal conceptual transfer and whether they construct two identities as a result of learning a foreign language. The findings from the open-ended questionnaires distributed among 65 undergraduates at the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
This paper reports on an exploratory inquiry into the perceptions of a group of second language (L2) learners of English with regard to their identities in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) communication contexts. Drawing upon data gathered from two rounds of in-depth interviews with nine participants from a Hong Kong university, the study found…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Knoerr, Hélène – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
As an officially bilingual institution, the University of Ottawa, the world's largest bilingual French/English university, requires that some of its professors teach in their second language. Although the needs of students studying in their second language are well documented, very little is known about the experience of professors who teach in…
Descriptors: French, English, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
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Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The study examines second language identities constructed in small stories around intercultural communication. It presents a detailed narrated-event and narrating-event analysis of small stories narrated by an Iranian user of English as a second language (ESL). The analysis suggests that small stories can become a site where second language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Self Concept
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Hayes, Aneta L.; Mansour, Nasser – Research in Science Education, 2017
Changes in the cultural and linguistic environments of learners are often associated with identity shifts. The aim of this study was to explore what identity shifts occur when science students from Bahraini national schools transition to an international university. The role of two aspects of learner identity--that is, English proficiency and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Science Education
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Hasanen, Mohammed M.; Al-Kandari, Ali A.; Al-Sharoufi, Hussain – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2014
This study examines the influence of English language usage and international media on the strength of either national or global identity. The regression analysis of 354 responses reveals that individuals who studied at universities that use English as a medium of instruction show significant differences in the extent to which they embrace a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Role, Regression (Statistics), Self Concept
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