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Garcia, Peggie; Morales, P. Zitlali – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Although there has been a great deal of debate about the effectiveness of charter schools in the research literature, there has been surprisingly little attention paid to English language learners (ELLs) in charter schools. Moreover, the charter school research has predominantly focused on whether or not charter schools are effective rather than…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Charter Schools, Educational Policy
Hollenbeck, James E.; Hristova-Hollenbeck, Darina Z. – Online Submission, 2010
This paper describes successful strategies based on research and practical applications used in the Greater Clark School Corporation in bringing many languages and cultures together. The most reasonable and correct course of action for teachers to take is to include the students in all class activities that will be enhanced by cooperative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Breyer, Yvonne – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
In recent years, it has become an issue of growing concern that, despite undiminished enthusiasm in the research community, the application of corpus tools and resources in the classroom remains limited. In this paper, I will argue that focusing on the role of the teacher in the process of using corpora in the classroom is an essential step…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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McCarty, Ryan – Composition Studies, 2018
This article presents the experiences of six bilingual Spanish-English students transitioning from high school to college, highlighting the ways they theorize translation and its relationship to writing and learning. As increased attention to theories of translingualism has established translation as deeply embedded in writing processes, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language)
Furlong, Cerys – Adults Learning, 2012
It is six years since NIACE published the findings of its Committee of Inquiry on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Its report, "More than a language," made significant and wide-reaching recommendations aimed at addressing the quality of provision, unmet demand and the structure of ESOL teaching qualifications. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities
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Kang, EunYoung – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2015
Since the late '60s, the field of second language acquisition (SLA) has grown enormously. Throughout its development, SLA researchers have investigated a wide range of issues including the processes involved in second language learning, as well as the psycholinguistic, affective and social factors that influence its success or failure (Spada,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction
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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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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This document provides Q&A with webinar presenter, Susan Riley. Riley's presentation looks at broad ideas of clarifying best practices in using arts integration (AI) and/or STEAM at any grade level. Questions cover topics such as: the creativity crisis in US schools, integrating art into math adult education (GED and ESL), theater arts in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Integrated Activities, Creativity
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Quiñones-Guerra, Víctor R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
Nobuko Sakurai (2015) presents insightful research results that help educators better understand the impact of translation as it limits reading quantity, reading comprehension, and reading rate in an extensive reading (ER) program. Overall, the results of the study encourage educators to restrict translation as a means of obtaining better results…
Descriptors: Translation, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Reading Comprehension
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Pill, John; Woodward-Kron, Robyn – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2012
The recently published article "English Proficiency Tests and Communication Skills Training for Overseas-Qualified Health Professionals in Australia and New Zealand" (Wette, 2011) aims to address perceived problems and misconceptions associated with the testing of English language skills and professional communicative competence of…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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De La Vega, Esperanza – Democracy & Education, 2016
This is a response to Liggett's (2014) call to implement "deliberate democracy" in English language education classrooms. While the concept of participating in deliberate democracy is a solid ideal and worthy of pursuit, I present questions and scenarios that illustrate the complicated nature of the tasks. By sharing my…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, English Language Learners
Ecranbrack, Jay – Online Submission, 2004
George Jacobs holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He has taught courses on English, cooperative learning, curriculum design, environmental education, and multiple intelligences in the U.S., Thailand, Singapore, Nicaragua, and China . Dr. Jacobs has published more than 100 articles, book chapters,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Group Activities
Darian, Steven – Forum, 2001
Illustrates the process of adapting authentic materials for use in the English-as-a-Second-language classroom. Focuses on four areas: semantic elements, lexical elements, syntactic elements, and discourse elements.(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Semantics
Ghaith, Ghazi – Forum, 2002
Discusses alternative assessment in the language classroom, provides examples of seven cooperative assessment activities: correcting individual quizzes and homework, observing students at work, interviews, peer composition, oral presentations, group projects, and group processing. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language)
Morgan, Lisa – English Teaching Forum, 2011
This article looks at one way for teachers to make classrooms emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy places to learn--places where tensions and stresses are lessened and where teachers and students are concentrating, yet relaxed. "Harmonious language learning classroom" is the term the author coined to describe this kind of language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Mental Health
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