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Zeng, Zhengping – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student Teachers' beliefs and their teaching behaviors are interactive and closely related. Student teachers' any adoption of teaching methods in micro-teaching or teaching practicum is largely hidden behind their beliefs. In this paper, starting with the origin and changes of methods in language teaching method era, the author explains certain…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teaching Methods, Microteaching
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Cehan, Anca – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
Related with the teaching profession and the Tool Box of the Language teacher, we dedicate this study to the debate on the issue of--To have or not to have a Learning and Instruction English language Methodology. The paper is a synthesis of the preoccupations of the English language teaching profession with the space created by the disappearance…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Instruction, Second Language Instruction
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2006
Postmethod condition refers to the qualities of the contemporary era in English language teaching in which previously well trusted methods are put under serious scrutiny and in which a body of methods and techniques collected from all previous methods and approaches are used pragmatically with a belief that such an eclectic practice leads to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Arikan, Arda – Online Submission, 2006
Postmethod condition refers to the qualities of the contemporary era in English language teaching in which previously well trusted methods are put under serious scrutiny and in which a body of methods and techniques collected from all previous methods and approaches are used pragmatically with a belief that such an eclectic practice leads to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Language Teachers
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Saengboon, Saksit – English Language Teaching, 2013
This qualitative case study aimed to solicit Thai EFL university lecturers' opinions concerning postmethod pedagogy. It was motivated by an interest in how local teachers construe pedagogical innovations such as postmethod pedagogy vis-à-vis their own teaching conditions. More often than not, local teachers encounter many challenges in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Caruso, Giuseppe – Online Submission, 2019
The educational institutions in many countries are faced with the major problem of teacher burnout causing high rates of attrition and absenteeism. There is widespread agreement among researchers that teacher burnout can effectively be countered through emphasis on teacher motivation. The Author, an English language teacher, carried out a 2-year…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Coping, Teaching Conditions
Abraham, Alison – Educational Action Research, 2014
The role of power in an English-as-a-second-language classroom has yet to be fully explored by an action research practitioner, especially in a Malaysian higher education setting. This study aims to contribute to this gap by working within an academic literacies perspective to teaching academic writing, which propagates the understanding of…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kumaravadivelu, B. – TESOL Quarterly, 1994
A framework for a "postmethod condition" for empowering language teachers consists of 10 macrostrategies, based on which teachers can design varied and situation-specific microstrategies or classroom techniques to effect desired learning outcomes. The framework can transform practitioners into strategic teachers and researchers. (Contains 91…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Instructional Improvement, Language Teachers
Huang, Shu-Hsiu – Online Submission, 2009
"Wowo's Adventure," a story made up of 24 consonants and 17 vowels employs a culture-related and mnemonics-based pronunciation teaching approach with an aim of infusing it into Taiwanese pronunciation instruction to help resolve how pronunciation is taught in Taiwan. The first part of this paper introduces a story with the use of vivid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Liu, Dilin – TESOL Quarterly, 1995
This critique of an article by B. Kumaravadivelu argues that principles/strategies should not and cannot replace methods; it also takes issue with Kumaravadivelu's claim that his strategic framework is an alternative to, not simply an addition to, method. A reply by Kumaravadivelu is included. (Contains nine references.) (LR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Innovation, Educational Principles