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Murray, Neil – ELT Journal, 2010
In recent years, pedagogical pragmatics has sought to improve the effectiveness with which learners express and interpret meaning, through awareness-raising activities that draw on authentic materials and break away from simplistic explanations of form-function correspondences. By and large, these efforts have been informed by an inductive…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Discussion, Logical Thinking, Pragmatics
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Paran, Amos – ELT Journal, 2017
This article responds to recent critiques of the usefulness of research findings to teaching, and the call for teachers to rely on their experiences and intuition. I discuss the fallibility of intuition and then examine the nature of research and of critical thinking and their importance for teachers and teacher education. I provide evidence of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Criticism
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Field, John – ELT Journal, 2007
Too much thinking and research views learner autonomy in an instruction-centred way, with a focus on equipping the learner to function better in the classroom or learning centre. This article argues that true learner empowerment consists of the freedom to learn outside the teaching context and the ability to continue learning after instruction has…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Listening Skills
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Moser, Jason; Harris, Justin; Carle, John – ELT Journal, 2012
This article reports on a teacher-talk training course for Japanese primary school teachers, who are preparing to teach "communicative English" for the first time. The article argues that teacher-talk training is important for communicative classes with young students because most of the input and interaction is by default teacher…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Newton, Jonathan – ELT Journal, 2001
In a task-based approach to learning, learners will often meet new vocabulary "in passing" as they pursue communicative goals. Argues that such encounters can be turned to the learners' advantage and that rather than remove difficult words, teachers should consider a number of cooperative options for exposing learners to new words during…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Newton, Jonathan – ELT Journal, 2017
Michael Swan and Catherine Walter (see EJ1142765) take issue with the current emphasis in the teaching of listening and reading on higher-order skills-and-strategies training. They argue that L2 learners typically already possess the relevant skills and strategies necessary for listening and reading in L2, and, by implication, can and do deploy…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Processing
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Mugford, Gerrard – ELT Journal, 2008
English language teaching tends to deal with the pleasanter side of second-language interaction such as making friends, relating experiences, and expressing likes/dislikes while ignoring such everyday communicative realities as rudeness, disrespect, and impoliteness. While neglected in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom,…
Descriptors: Interaction, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Social Attitudes
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Eken, Ali Nihat – ELT Journal, 2003
Looks at using feature films in the English language classroom. Provides an outline description of a film workshop conducted by students of the Bilkent University School of Applied Language. The effects of the workshop on students are discussed, and suggestions are made for ways to use feature films in the English language classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, English (Second Language), Films
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Picken, Jonathan – ELT Journal, 1999
Examines the main arguments for using ads in the English-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom. With reference to recent research, focuses on some of the appealing uses of language, visual elements, and culture in advertising, and on how language teachers could exploit them in their classes. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Advertising, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language)
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Ramani, Esther – ELT Journal, 1987
A method for integrating theory and practice in English as a second language teacher training is outlined. The model's steps include videotaping a teaching session; review and discussion of the videotape; evaluation of the lesson's most and least effective elements; and studying theoretical issues brought up through study of the tape. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, English (Second Language), Learning Theories
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Hu, Guangwei – ELT Journal, 2005
In his paper titled "The Need for Communicative Language Teaching in China," Xiaoqing Liao (2004) holds an absolutist view on the appropriacy of CLT for Chinese EFL classrooms, and claims that the methodology "is best for China." The absolutist claim is based on a problematic assumption of CLT's universal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Bowers, Roger – ELT Journal, 1999
Presents an interview with Costas Markou, the Chief Education Officer for the Ministry of Education in Cyprus, about cooperative education, focusing on his personal history as a learner, teacher trainer, inspector, and administrator. (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Tseng, Yueh-Hung – ELT Journal, 2002
Argues for a new interpretation of culture that potentially challenges traditional views of the culture common in discussions of foreign and second language learning. Proposes ways to restructure curriculum around this new interpretation. Suggestions for creating a classroom environment consistent with these new views are explored. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development
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Porto, Melina – ELT Journal, 2001
This article provides one English language teacher's reflections on how to bring her teaching closer to her beliefs about old writing pedagogy within the present institutional framework. Different aspects of writing, such as audience, purpose, time pressure, and feedback are inspected, and their implications for the classroom are explored.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, English (Second Language), Feedback, Language Teachers
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Kiely, Richard – ELT Journal, 2014
Paul Stapleton's assessment of the current state of language teaching research (LTR) raises important issues. However, his proposal that social science research approaches in ELT have failed, and that that they should be replaced by approaches from the biological sciences, is unlikely to connect with the knowledge-building needs of ELT…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Second Language Learning, Neurosciences, Second Language Instruction
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