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Okada, Yusuke – Classroom Discourse, 2015
For language teachers who are concerned about referring to their own and students' identities other than in the roles of "teacher" and "student" in the classroom, this conversation analytic study aims to give insights into the use of identity. Detailed analysis of the data of English for a Specific Purpose (ESP) classrooms…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Cultural Differences, English for Special Purposes, Student Role
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Shin, Jeeweon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Drawing on the data collected through classroom observations, participants' written journals, and in-depth interviews, this study examines the hyphenated identity constructions of 1.5- ("ilcem osey") and 2nd-generation heritage language learners. The study observes that ethnic and racial exclusion in a White dominant society was more…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Disadvantaged, Diaries, Interviews
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Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
Internationalisation has recently become one of the major developmental goals within many institutions of higher education, where the use of languages on campus plays an important role. While research focusing on the use of English in higher education is growing, little attention has been paid to out-of-class contexts. This paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interviews, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Xuan, Pham Thi Thanh – TESOL in Context, 2014
Few studies have focused on the identity formation of non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs) as legitimate speakers and teachers of English. Drawing on Norton's (2000) poststructuralist theory of identity as a process of struggling and changing, this study examined whether and how Asian international students studying for a Masters in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cho, Hyesun – Language and Education, 2014
Despite the proliferation of research in heritage language (HL) education, pedagogically based research that examines teacher education practice for promoting critical reflection of HL teachers is sparse. This article describes how preservice teachers working in community-based HL schools changed their views of HL identity during their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Heritage Education, Teacher Educators, Self Concept
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Kang, Hyun-Sook; Veitch, Hillary – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2017
This study explored the extent to which the ethnic identity of a writer and the background (gender and area of teaching) of a rater can influence mainstream teacher candidates' evaluation of English as a second language (ESL) writing, using a matched-guise method. A one-page essay was elicited from an ESL learner enrolled in an intensive English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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del Rosal, Karla; Conry, Jillian; Wu, Sumei – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Due to demographic changes, there is a growing number of adolescent students who learn in classrooms in which their teacher and peers come from cultural and linguistic backgrounds that are different from theirs. In these diverse classrooms, teachers need to be able to facilitate language learning spaces that are welcoming for all children,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Gao, Yihong; Jia, Zengyan; Zhou, Yan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Combining psychological and social perspectives and using mixed methods, this 4-year longitudinal study examined the EFL learning and self-identity development of about 1,000 students from 5 universities in Beijing, China. The self-designed questionnaire, administered 5 times during the 4 years, consisted of 7 identity categories of identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Longitudinal Studies
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Sarasa, María Cristina – HOW, 2017
This paper originates from a narrative inquiry into English teachers' identity carried out with 24 undergraduates at an Argentinean university English as an international language teacher education program. Grounded in a narrative conceptualization of identity, this enquiry gathered participants' storied field texts that were analyzed narratively.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Sun, James Jian-Min; Hu, Ping; Ng, Sik Hung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
When China liberalised its economy and opened up to the (Western) world, it actively promoted the English language at schools and universities on a massive scale. This learn-English movement, riding on the back of English as the dominant international language, has powered English into China's education reforms. We outline the movement and discuss…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Giroir, Shannon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
This paper reports on the findings of a multiple case study to show how 3 women constructed meaning around the processes of L2 learning and migration and (re)constructed identities through their participation in new communities of practice (CoPs). Data sources include formal classroom observations, in-depth interviews, and the participants'…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Makalela, Leketi – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
This study investigated how semi-urban, multi-ethnic and multilingual students in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, negotiate their new identities through languaging experiences. Metacognitive reflections of their recreated language spaces were collected through 20 written narratives, which were analysed using a universalist reductionist…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Concept, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Jin, Tinghe – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper reports on a study of the identity perceptions of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mandarin at UK universities. Interviews with 26 students were conducted over a three-year period, most of whom were multilingual. Approximately half spoke English as an additional language. The remainder were native speakers of English. The…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Self Concept
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Ghanem, Carla – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The study explores the complexities associated with graduate language instructors' NS/NNS identities and teaching of culture. Researchers, who work mainly in the English as a Second/Foreign Language field, have been discussing this divide and have examined the advantages and disadvantages each group brings to the profession, but not the influence…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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