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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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Qin, Kongji – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This classroom discourse study examines how curriculum becomes a resource for identity performance in one ESL classroom. Conceptualizing identity as performance, I adopt a small stories approach to analyze how one routinized vocabulary instructional activity was appropriated by classroom participants to perform identities and construct the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Classroom Communication, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Martin, Adrian D.; Strom, Kathryn J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Despite current demographic imperatives, little is known about how teachers understand, construct, and enact their professional identities in relation to teaching English learners (ELs). This article, an empirical review of the literature on teacher identity and ELs, examines how teacher identity has been investigated among educators working in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Collett, Jennifer – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
Drawing upon sociocultural theories of learning and social constructivist theories of identity development, this article defines learning and identity as outcomes of participation in order to investigate how an emergent bilingual in elementary school, Roselyn, has opportunities to participate in school-based activities and how these structured…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Hispanic American Students, Student Attitudes
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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)
Himmapan, Kittipa; Dumlao, Remart; Chun-Fong, Chayanee – Online Submission, 2019
Recent literature of identity has demonstrated strong impact on teachers' professional development and formation in educational industry. This study explores the (re) identity negotiations and agency of five Thai pre-service student teachers majoring in English language who received their internships at a secondary school in Eastern Thailand.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Majors (Students), Secondary Education
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Aiello, Jacqueline; Nero, Shondel J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In this article, two applied linguistics researchers who conducted qualitative studies in educational contexts in Italy and Jamaica reflexively interrogate identity tensions among their ascribed, felt and evolving insider/outsider identities and positions. The juxtaposition of selected discursively analyzed research vignettes reflects similarities…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Yang, Ping – TESOL Journal, 2018
This article conceptually examines TESOL teacher intercultural identity development in the Australian multicultural context. Using intercultural communication competence theory, the author discusses how TESOL teacher intercultural identity is developed and transformed in action and across languages and cultures. The in-progress formation of TESOL…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mahmood, Ayad Hameed; Hassan, Zana Mahmood – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper is an extract from a PhD dissertation on the impacts of learning English on the self-identity of Kurdish EFL learners. Language is a distinctive feature of human being. Similarly, identity is considered as a sign humans are recognized by. So, scrutinizing the relationship between these two related components of human life is revealing.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Collett, Jennifer – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Emergent bilinguals' engagement and participation with learning is closely connected to the identities they are able to construct in this learning. In this paper, I present a model for understanding how young emergent bilinguals begin to construct identities with language and learning across school-based activities. Drawing upon Holland,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Models
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Poole, Adam – Cogent Education, 2017
The Avatar Project was a two-week English project in which Chinese high school students in an internationalised school in Shanghai China explored the topic of cultural and individual identity. The project synthesised prospective education with the Funds of Identity approach, both of which have particular relevance within an internationalised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Cultural Awareness, Identification (Psychology)
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Liu, Wei – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Learning a second language involves the development of an identity in the target language. This study is an autobiographical narrative inquiry into the issue of identity in a foreign language. Autobiographical accounts of my relationship with, and my feelings about, English at different stages in my learning journey are developed to show how my…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Asians
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