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Howe, Christine; Mercer, Neil – Language and Education, 2017
This commentary discusses the four papers that comprise the special issue on dialogic teaching and learning, while making general observations that apply across the field as a whole. Similarities and differences are identified over the concepts of "dialogue" and "dialogic pedagogy". The possibility is raised that some aspects…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Faculty Development, Cost Effectiveness
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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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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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Floris, Flora Debora – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2014
In recent years, information and communication technology (ICT) has become embedded and affected the every aspect of our lives. Rapid development of ICT has changed our language teaching pedagogy at all levels. Teachers, curriculum developers, researchers have been constantly striving to find techniques to use some form of it to both assist and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Improvement, Interviews, Profiles
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Eskildsen, Søren W. – Classroom Discourse, 2018
This commentary draws on the four articles in this issue to discuss interactional competence from a usage-based perspective. The usage-based conception of language knowledge as an inventory of form-meaning pairings used for communicative purposes will be qualified by incorporating the idea that these communicative purposes are social actions. L2…
Descriptors: Biographies, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Linguistic Competence
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Hill, Kathryn; McNamara, Tim – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2015
Those who work in second- and foreign-language testing often find Koretz's concern for validity inferences under high-stakes (VIHS) conditions both welcome and familiar. While the focus of the article is more narrowly on the potential for two instructional responses to test-based accountability, "reallocation" and "coaching,"…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, High Stakes Tests, Inferences
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Furstenberg, Gilberte; English, Kathryn – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
Two of the original authors of "Giving a Virtual Voice to the Silent Language of Culture: The Cultura Project", published in "Language Learning & Technology" in 2001, look back on the origin of the Cultura project, its goals, and the approach and materials used. Their commentary then focuses on the features and the…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires
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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)
Butzkamm, Wolfgang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
The article addresses the long-standing issue over the role of the mother tongue in the foreign language classroom. In the first part it is argued that the mother tongue lays the cognitive foundations for all subsequent language learning. Double comprehension as the basic requirement for learning to take place is explained. The second part is…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Role, Grammar, Second Language Learning
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