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Murray, Garold – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper explores pedagogical practices which can support the role of imagination in foreign language learning. Over the past decade, work on self and identity in motivation research--most notably Norton's (2001) imagined communities and Dörnyei's (2009) L2 motivational self system--has suggested that teachers might foster students' motivation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Imagination
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Bu, Jiemin – International Journal of English Studies, 2013
This study investigates the acquisition of discourse markers by Chinese learners of English in terms of gender, style and individual identity. The subjects of the study are 15 female university students and 15 male university students. The data is collected by means of audio recording in the classroom discussion and in the interviews. The examined…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Interviews, Gender Differences
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Bickel, Beverly; Shin, Joan Kang; Taylor, Joby; Faust, Heidi; Penniston, Tom – TESOL Journal, 2013
The clichés "it's a small world" and "the world is our classroom" are becoming practical realities for many educators. Increasingly accessible transnational contexts for English language teaching and learning offer new opportunities for local-global learning. This article reflects on a content-based online English course…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Anderson, Vivienne, Ed.; Johnson, Henry, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
This multidisciplinary collection examines the connections between education, migration and translation across school and higher education sectors, and a broad range of socio-geographical contexts. Organised around the themes of knowledge, language, mobility, and practice, it brings together studies from around the world to offer a timely critique…
Descriptors: Immigration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Pepanyan, Marine; Meacham, Sohyun; Logan, Stephanie – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to focus on the difference between perceptions of single and married international students. Four aspects are discussed to explain this issue: comfort level of international students in a host environment, their cultural representation, language competence/barrier and major challenges related to the host…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Alienation, Comparative Analysis, Marital Status
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Amadasi, Sara; Holliday, Adrian – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper considers how, in the process of positioning that is implicit in every interaction, all of us employ multiple and often competing narratives when we talk about cultural identity and our relationships with new cultural environments. In interviews with newly arrived postgraduate students about their experience of travelling to study…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Graduate Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Watanabe, Yutai – Language Awareness, 2017
As a case study of non-linguists' perceptions of accent, this paper investigates how accurately and on what basis Japanese-accented English (JAE) is discernible from other L2 varieties of English in New Zealand (NZ). The paper sheds light on how a feature salient in speech is associated with the perceived sociolinguistic identity of speakers. An…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Japanese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Sherrie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
Research conducted by English-speaking researchers about other language speaking subjects is essentially cross-cultural and often multilingual, particularly with qualitative research that involves participants communicating in languages other than English. In research using non-English data, scholars have noted that the translation process can be…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnicity
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Payant, Caroline – TESL Canada Journal, 2014
Unlike the observed trends in general teacher education, the use of videos as a reflective tool with preservice English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers remains underexplored in MATESOL (Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programs. The present qualitative study examined how 5 nonnative- speaking preservice…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rolón-Dow, Rosalie; Chen, Lei – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2014
To develop dispositions essential to linguistically responsive teaching (Lucas & Villegas, 2011), preservice teachers need opportunities to engage in reflection and dialogue about the sociocultural and sociopolitical dimensions of identity, language and culture pertinent to Latino/a English language learners. In this article, we present two…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education
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Salter-Dvorak, Hania – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
This article considers how course design accommodates the adaptation of L2 students into the early stages of the master's dissertation (Social Sciences and Humanities) at a UK university. I present a contrastive process-oriented analysis of two students' experiences on different courses, extracted from a 13-month ethnographic study in which…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Foreign Countries
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Crosbie, Veronica – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This study, concerning the development of cosmopolitan citizenship, draws on theories of human development and capabilities (Sen 1999; Nussbaum 2000) from a social justice perspective, where individual wellbeing is articulated as having the freedom to live a life of one's choosing. In the context of an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Justice, Well Being, English (Second Language)
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Petrov, Lisa Amor – Hispania, 2013
This article presents research findings from a pilot study of the use of service-learning in an intermediate-high class ("Spanish Language and Culture for Heritage Speakers") in the fall semesters of 2010 and 2011. Students reported gains in the areas of communication skills, dispositional learning, language, identity formation, and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Pilot Projects, Spanish, Heritage Education
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Barros-del Río, Maria A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
In an attempt to overcome the fragmentation of theoretical and practical post-structuralist strands applied to the teaching of EFL, this article explores how critical and feminist perspectives can inform the TESOL practice through the inclusion of the voices and experiences of those who have been excluded from dominant discourses according to the…
Descriptors: Feminism, Language Variation, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Basílio, Daniel; Araújo e Sá, Maria Helena; Simões, Ana Raquel – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
This study intends to highlight the role that Foreign Language Education (FLE), particularly in the Higher Education context, can play so as to contribute to the rapprochement of two distant and still mutually unknown countries such as Portugal and Turkey. In this sense, it ultimately aims at supporting the training of intercultural speakers,…
Descriptors: Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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