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Forman, Ross – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
When teachers and students use L2 in Expanding Circle, Asian EFL classes, what kind of interpersonal roles do they perform, and what does this mean for the development of L2-mediated identity? The notion of alterity, or otherness, is used here to analyse the extent to which identity work occurs in EFL classes located in a Thai university context.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Akkakoson, Songyut – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2019
As a result of the important role English has played as a lingua franca in various world regions, a question has been asked whether this Anglo-American property has already been shared by speakers in non-native countries. This concern voices calls for increased attention to ESL/EFL learners' sense of self and their positioning with respect to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Suksawas, Wannaprapha – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2016
Many scholars have conducted research into ways to improve EFL learners' writing proficiency by seeking to address several problems related to achieving this goal (Darani, 2014; Lu, 2013; Thomas, Thomas, & Moltow, 2015; Wang, 2013). However, the issues of learner identity in written communication and the role of the language EFL writers use as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Improvement
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Forman, Ross – TESL-EJ, 2015
We often hear from speakers of L2 that they "feel different" when communicating through the medium of an additional language. While there has been much exploration of L2-¬≠mediated identity development in naturalistic settings, there is very little conducted within the instructed learning environment of EFL. The present study explores how…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers