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Hickey, Pamela J.; Lewis, Tarie – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2015
Effective disciplinary literacy instruction is an essential element in the education of multilingual learners. In this article, we provide an overview of disciplinary literacy as well as instructional approaches that support meaningful pedagogy for these students. We recognize that multilingual learners are already skilled at negotiating language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Language Usage, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Jiang, Dongmei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of cooperative learning on writing anxiety alleviation through a pre-test/post-test assessment. 120 EFL learners from a Chinese polytechnic institute were assigned into two groups: one experimental (cooperative writing) and the other comparison (solitary writing). Results revealed that cooperative learning…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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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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Al Asmari, AbdulRahman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Professional development is considered as an essential element in enhancing the teaching and learning process to ensure student learning. Professional development can also be deemed as a cornerstone of teacher professionalism and quality. The governments and educational institutions invest significantly in Continuous Professional Development (CPD)…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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
Santos, Maria; Palacios, Martha Castellón; Cheuk, Tina; Greene, Rebecca; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Zerkel, Lisa; Hakuta, Kenji; Skarin, Renae – Teachers College Press, 2018
How do school communities create environments that fully prepare both English learners and dual-language learners for colleges and careers? This valuable book profiles six high-performing high schools that had a singular focus on improving the educational outcomes of English learners. The authors use these case studies to identify a comprehensive…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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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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Nadera, Boukhatem – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Language and culture are two inseparable entities. Therefore, learning a language is at once learning the culture of the people using it.One's mastery of the linguistic elements of a language does not guarantee a person can communicate through it. Cultural understanding is obligatory. This paper discusses the various finding and ideas on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Ananda, Ririn Putra; Arsyad, Safnil; Dharmayana, I Wayan – Online Submission, 2018
An argument in academic writing is an essential element; it is used to convince readers that the writer's opinion or claim can be acceptable. However, this may be problematic for university students or new writers especially when writing in a language other than their first language such as Indonesians who take an international English writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Persuasive Discourse
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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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Aker, Margaret; Herrera, Luis Javier Pentón; Daniel, Lynn – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Research has identified the essential proficiencies students should possess to be successful, but they are often not incorporated in the ESOL classroom. As a result, many teachers lack access to adequate instructional strategies to guide ELs to academic success. We argue in this article that, to provide a strong foundation and a bright future for…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Problem Based Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Caicedo Triviño, Paula Andrea – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2016
Seventh grade teachers at a Colombian public school chose cooperative learning as a strategy to improve student's social performance and as a tool to get learners to enrich their academic level. This article reports on an action research and innovation project focused on the results eight students obtained in their written performance in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Middle School Students, Adolescents
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Altay, Ismail Firat; Karaazmak, Fulda – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Semiotics is the scientific field dealing with the meaning making process via signs and symbols. This study primarily aims at investigating the opinions and preferences of English instructors about the usage of semiotic elements such as mimics, gestures, body movements, posture, eye contact, and clothing in language teaching classrooms.…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Schmitt, Elena; Eilderts, Luke – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Recent technological developments have afforded a proliferation of flexible online opportunities for teacher education (e.g., Chen, 2013). Videoconferencing (VC) is one of the most effective ways to engage students in collaborative learning (Wegner, 2015), as it makes in-class interactions more feasible (Bannan-Ritland, 2002). This descriptive…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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