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Yang, Wenhui; Chen, Linhan – English Language Teaching, 2015
This paper presents an ethnographic study of the application of cultural continuity in English as Foreign Language (EFL) teaching in International College, GDUFS China. Based on Holliday's (2001) findings and Brown's (2000) twelve "manifestos" together with interviews of the Chinese learners, the authors investigate the discoursal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Instruction
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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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Ghaith, Ghazi M. – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This article reports the results of a mixed-methods study of the perceptions of a selected group of experienced teachers of English as a foreign language of the challenges and potentials of using various cooperative learning methods, in the context of achieving the communicative and social goals of a modern theme-based curriculum. Participants (N…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Creativity
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Franco-Camargo, Lubin Fernando; Camacho-Vásquez, Gonzalo – English Language Teaching, 2018
ICT role in education nowadays is not only important, but also effective; its advancement allows a vast opportunity to be explored by EFL teachers into the EFL classroom. This action-research study envisioned and carried out from our teaching practice basis with English language B1 level students at Weisheit institute. Observation and instruments…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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Asakawa, Machiko; Kanamaru, Ayako; Plaza, Taron; Shiramizu, Chie – TESL-EJ, 2016
With the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology calling for junior and senior high school English classes in Japan to be more communicative and taught in English, teachers need effective tools to help make their classrooms more interactive. Cooperative learning activities have the potential to increase interaction among students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Intercultural Education, 2016
This article reports on findings from a research study conducted in a university-level Japanese course, which utilised intercultural learning approaches, methodologies and techniques. The purpose of the investigation was to assess student intercultural development as conceptualised in Deardorff's Process Model of Intercultural Competence.) The…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Environment
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Zhang, Haiyan; Peng, Wen; Sun, Liuhua – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Cooperative learning is one of the most recognized and fruitful research areas in modern education practice. It has been widely used in many countries as an effective teaching strategy to improve class efficiency and students' comprehensive language ability since the 1990's. This paper takes JA Junior High School, a rural junior high school in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Meng, Ji – English Language Teaching, 2017
This research investigated a comparison between the effect of cooperative learning and lecture teaching on Comprehensive English classes in a Chinese Independent College. An empirical study for two semesters was carried out in the forms of pretest, posttest, questionnaire and interviews. While control class was taught in the conventional way,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hung, Hui-Chun; Young, Shelley Shwu-Ching – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
This study proposed and implemented a system combining the advantages of both educational games and wireless handheld technology to promote the interactive English learning in the classroom setting. An interactive English vocabulary acquisition board game was designed with the system being implemented on handheld devices. Thirty sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Video Games
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Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy – Online Submission, 2013
It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Jacobs, George M. – TESL-EJ, 2016
This article discusses the use of teacher reflection groups to aid teachers in their efforts to facilitate cooperative learning among their students. It is argued that these teacher reflection groups function best when they are organized with reference to eight cooperative learning principles. Furthermore, it is suggested that these reflective…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language)
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Matsumoto, Yumi; Dobs, Abby Mueller – Language Learning, 2017
This study investigated the functions of gesture in teaching and learning grammar in the context of second language (L2) classroom interactions. The data consisted of video-recorded interactions from a beginner- and an advanced-level grammar classroom in an intensive English program at a U.S. university. The sequences of talk-in-interaction…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Nonverbal Communication
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Gagné, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Learning Journal, 2016
With respect to cooperative learning, one aspect of particular interest to educators is its inclusive nature in terms of ensuring that all team members in group work are more or less equally involved in the task. Despite the inherent relevance for second language teaching, however, research is scant. To contribute to this area, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language)
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Bobkina, Jelena; Domínguez, Elena – English Language Teaching, 2015
Bilingual Education is a must in Spain nowadays. Its implementation during the past ten years has involved a meaningful change in teaching methodology. For the first time now our students have the chance to speak and to listen to the target language before they start mastering grammar. As part of this process, English literature is being…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bilingual Education
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