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Lin, Han-Yi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This research provides an interdisciplinary and contextual study on the phenomenon of English promotion at the turn of the 21st century. Through documentary research and semi-structured interviews, it examines the politico-economic and socio-cultural dimensions of English promotion in the context of East Asian countries, including China, Japan,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zahedpisheh, Nahid; Abu Bakar, Zulqarnain B.; Saffari, Narges – English Language Teaching, 2017
The quick development of the tourism and hospitality industry can straightly influence the English language which is the most widely used and spoken language in international tourism in the twenty-first century. English for tourism has a major role in the delivery of quality service. Employees who work in the tourism and hospitality industry are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English for Special Purposes, Tourism
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Paba, Luz Alba – English Language Teaching, 2017
This research is a report on a quantitative study carried out at the English Departments of three public universities in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Its main purpose was to analyze the strategies English departments coordinators use to enhance the quality of education their institutions provide in terms of bilingualism. The participants were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Richards, Jack C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Most of the world's English language teachers speak English as a second or third language rather than as their first language. For many, their level of proficiency in English may not reach benchmarks established by their employers, raising the issue that is the focus of this article, namely, what kind of proficiency in English is necessary to be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Ngo, Huong; Spooner-Lane, Rebecca; Mergler, Amanda – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Despite the plethora of literature examining higher education students' motivation to learn a second language, it is not known if students who choose to study English as their major differ from those who are required to study English as the minor component of their wider degree. Drawing on self-determination theory, this paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Tong, Xiuhong; McBride, Catherine – Topics in Language Disorders, 2017
Is dyslexia in Chinese for Chinese-English bilinguals associated with difficulties in reading English, given differences in L1 and L2 orthographies? Among 11 Hong Kong Chinese adolescents with dyslexia, who were diagnosed by professional psychologists using the diagnostic criteria set out in a standardized test, and 14 adolescents without…
Descriptors: Chinese, English, Bilingualism, Foreign Countries
Arsyad, Safnil; Adila, Destiantari – Online Submission, 2017
When writing journal articles in English, authors are expected to comply with the conventionally appropriate rhetorical style. This may be problematic for non-native speakers of English, such as Indonesian authors who write in English. The purpose of this study is to investigate the rhetorical style of reviewing prior knowledge in English research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Styles, Citations (References)
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Huang, Min; Haas, Eric; Zhu, Niufeng; Tran, Loan – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2016
Recent studies have documented differences in academic achievement between current and former English learner students. These differences validate calls for more focused analyses of achievement across English learner student subgroups. Specifically, there is interest in examining variation in academic success based on the amount of time a student…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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Karakas, Ali – Online Submission, 2018
As universities attempt to change their medium of instruction from the local languages to English and become more international by recruiting international students and teaching staff, their academic English language policies and practices appear to be more prominent. The use of English in higher education as the medium of instruction and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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AlGhamdi, Mohammeed A. – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper focuses on the use of the social network Instagram to provide supplementary English language learning material to learners from Arabic speaking countries. The author was able to use his online account in Instagram to assess the needs of these learners through data analyses. The content made specific to Arabic speakers by offering…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hsu, Funie – CATESOL Journal, 2017
The colonial legacy of English instruction has become especially relevant within the field of TESOL. While it is promising that increasing attention is being paid to the issue of colonialism and its historical and contemporary impact on the teaching of English, educators might be left without a clear sense of how to traverse the precarious path of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Policy, Second Language Instruction
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Low, Ee Ling; Ao, Ran – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
The ASEAN region is home to great ethnic, cultural, political and economic diversity and linguistically, represents a region where both Outer and Expanding Circle varieties of English are spoken. English is designated as the sole working language of the ASEAN region but in reality, it has a different status and performs very different roles in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role, Foreign Countries
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Safotso, Gilbert Tagne – English Language Teaching, 2018
With the development of English as the world's lingua franca, there is a serious rush for the language by many countries, which have no past history with Britain, the US or any other country of the Inner Circle (Kachru 1988). Chad, which was colonized by France is one of those countries (Anderson 2008). In those countries, where English is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Pronunciation, Interlanguage, Foreign Countries
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Zhao, Jing; Dixon, L. Quentin; Quiroz, Blanca; Chen, Si – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
In this study, we investigated the concurrent and longitudinal relationships between vocabulary and word reading across Spanish and English. One hundred and seventeen 4- to 5-year-old Spanish-English bilingual children attending Head Start programs in the United States were tested for their Spanish and English word reading twice, 5 months apart.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Vocabulary, Sight Method
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