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Lew, Shim; Siffrinn, Nicole E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
This study explores the language ideologies of preservice teachers (PTs) in undergraduate English for Speakers of Other Languages courses. In particular, it examines 200 PTs' written reflections to better understand how they conceptualize the role of language in their lives and how they use their experiences to make sense of linguistic diversity…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, English Language Learners
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Wang, Li-Yi; Lin, Tzu-Bin – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Teachers' professional identity influences the way they think and teach. For pre-service non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs), they are at the crucial stage of constructing self-image and self-perception as English language teaching (ELT) professionals, their beliefs about English teaching and learning and their attitudes towards changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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González Ardeo, Joseba M. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2014
An exploratory study to analyse the prospective increase of trilingual identity in engineering students from the Basque Country is carried out in this article. The differences of two groups of students were analysed by taking into account the answers provided in two similar questionnaires, one in 2004 and the other in 2012. The results obtained…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Engineering Education, Language Attitudes, Self Concept
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Sultana, Shaila; Dovchin, Sender – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Based on virtual conversations drawn from two separate intensive ethnographic studies in Bangladesh and Mongolia, we show that popular cultural texts play a significant role in young adults' heteroglossic language practices. On the one hand, they borrow voices from cultural texts and cross the boundaries of language, i.e., codes, modes, and…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Self Concept
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Chan, Jim Yee Him – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study examines Hong Kong major stakeholders' (secondary students, university students, teachers and professionals) perceptions of language variation, English language teaching (ELT) and language use in their everyday communication via a large-scale questionnaire survey (N = 1893). Based on principal components analysis of the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Tashma Baum, Miri – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
Despite having almost no familial or social connection with English speakers and English-speaking countries, 19 interviewees, all preservice English teachers residing in the Israeli periphery, ascribe a central and surprisingly emotional role to English in their lives. The article presents the conclusions of a qualitative research project…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Menard-Warwick, Julia – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2014
Californians often take for granted a split between ethnic and linguistic identities, expecting immigrants to maintain strong ethnic identities while becoming monolingual in English. However, recent immigration has led to increasing diversity at California universities, with no majority ethnic group and many students bilingual. This study explores…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Introductory Courses, Ethnicity, Self Concept
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Gilead, Yona – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
The teaching and learning of Modern Hebrew outside of Israel is essential to Jewish education and identity. One of the most contested issues in Modern Hebrew pedagogy is the use of code-switching between Modern Hebrew and learners' first language. Moreover, this is one of the longest running disputes in the broader field of second language…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Multilingualism
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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article was prompted by my experience teaching a Japanese university English course in which students journaled about their English learning. In doing so, they drew heavily upon perceived membership in an imagined community associated with being Japanese as a means to explain their relationship with English. Analyzing this body of students'…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Campbell, Kimeka; Prins, Esther – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Nearly one quarter of international graduate students in the USA and Canada are accompanied by their spouse, typically highly educated, professional women. Because they are not students, accompanying spouses' distinctive needs and experiences are often invisible. This article focuses on an overlooked population of adult learners: accompanying…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Spouses, Social Integration
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Zhang, Xiaodong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
This study investigates how systemic functional linguistics (SFL)-based teaching impacted on the adjustment of Chinese minority students to the discourse of academic English writing. Through qualitative analyses of one Chinese college ethnic minority student's interviews, reflections, written documents, and conversations, the study shows that…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Ethnic Groups, Academic Discourse, English (Second Language)
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Coultas, Valerie – English in Education, 2018
This article looks at three examples of using language autobiographies in English Education. The first example comes from using this approach when teaching in inner London to unlock the cultural and linguistic knowledge of secondary school children. The second example looks at how this approach was adapted in the training of secondary English…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, English Instruction, Metropolitan Areas, Secondary School Students
Finley, Angela M. – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
Research in psychology has found that belongingness is an essential human need and motivation. However, in education, particularly in the field of additional language teaching and learning, the impacts of belongingness on academic success are often overlooked. With universities becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse, knowing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Peer Relationship, Second Language Learning
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Chen, Hsin-I – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
This study examines the literacy practices of two multilingual writers in social networking communities. The findings show that the multilingual writers explored and reappropriated symbolic resources afforded by the social networking site as they aligned themselves with particular collective and personal identities at local and global levels.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Self Concept, Multilingualism, Computer Mediated Communication
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