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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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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
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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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Swearingen, Amanda J. – TESOL Journal, 2019
This systematic review synthesizes 17 studies exploring nonnative-English-speaking teacher candidates' (NNES-TC) language teacher identity (LTI) development. The purpose was to examine NNES-TCs' LTI development during graduate-level TESOL programs in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The review addressed the questions, "What…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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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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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
This study examines the use of autoethnography as a teacher learning activity in a graduate-level Linguistic for Classroom Teachers course to provide teacher candidates (TCs) with a discursive and experiential space to engage in narrative identity work. Designed as a semester-long critical autoethnographic narrative (CAN), this teacher learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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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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McCrocklin, Shannon; Link, Stephanie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
Because many theorists propose a connection between accent and identity, some theorists have justifiably been concerned about the ethical ramifications of L2 pronunciation teaching. However, English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students often state a desire to sound like native speakers. With little research into ESL students' perceptions of links…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Pronunciation
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Kim, Myonghee – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
The current study examined how a North Korean defector attending a college in South Korea transformed her identity while learning English. This study was grounded in the notion of second language learning as a struggle of a socially constituted being in which the language learner constantly structures and restructures his or her social identity.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Munz, Stevie M.; Colvin, Janet – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2018
Students enrolled in a basic communication course are required to self-examine their communication apprehension by means of the PRPSA (McCroskey 1970). The present study qualitatively examined pretest and posttest responses from 793 students enrolled in a basic communication course to assess their understanding of their communication apprehension.…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Anxiety, Self Concept, Second Language Learning
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Mokhtarnia, Shabnam; Ghafar-Samar, Reza – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study aimed at exploring the possible differences between Iranian English and non-English major students in terms of their attitude towards native English speakers and reported self-identity change. It also attempted to investigate the possible significant relationships between these two variables. The results of the independent-sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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