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Balyasnikova, Natalia – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
Many community-based English language learning programs rely on volunteers to lead classes. While some of these volunteers have some teacher training, the majority are not professional educators. The question of how non-professionals understand what constitutes facilitation of language learning in an adult education context remains underexplored.…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Maatouk, Zeina; Payant, Caroline – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
English as an additional language (EAL) teachers include peer feedback activities during the writing process to foster autonomy amongst EAL writers and support target language development. Research has demonstrated the importance of providing peer feedback training to learners in order to improve the efficacy of peer revision (Rahimi, 2013). Peer…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Cooperative Learning
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Gilman, Michelle; Norton, Bonny – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
Given the large number of students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds in Canadian schools, our study investigates to what extent an open access multilingual digital platform, Storybooks Canada (https://www.storybookscanada.ca/), might serve the interests of elementary school English language learners. Our study drew on insights from 13…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Educational Resources, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Gerald, J. P. B. – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
The field of English language teaching (ELT) has long centred whiteness without acknowledging as much. Practitioners accept the field's racial disparities under the guise of the search for profit, yet hegemonic whiteness controls our institutions, our curricula, and our pedagogy unless we, as members of this field, consciously seek to counteract…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Racial Bias, Teaching Methods
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Mudzingwa, Calisto – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
Since the inception of the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program in 1992, the Canadian federal government, through the ministry responsible for immigration, has diligently sought to bring consistency to the program through a variety of government initiatives. These include operational bulletins, curriculum guidelines,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Freimuth, Hilda – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
This study at a Canadian university grew out of the need to know whether students acquired academic vocabulary incidentally through text exposure (extensive reading) in class. The ability to explicitly teach all the words on the academic word list is an unreasonable expectation for a one-semester course. This study, therefore, investigated whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Vocabulary Development, Academic Language
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Hu, Jim; Gonzales, Lachlan – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
This article presents study results on workplace writing from English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) employees' perspectives, and shares findings about how educational institutions in British Columbia can better prepare EAL students to write in the workplace. In post-secondary academic writing, content rather than writing accuracy is often…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Work Environment, Accuracy
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Hernberg, Stacey – BC TEAL Journal, 2020
In British Columbia's K-12 schools, five years of funded English Language Learning support is frequently not enough to help English language learners fully develop their English language proficiency. This critical analysis examines the literature on metacognition and language learning to find practical metacognitive instructional features to equip…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Anderson, Tim; Okuda, Tomoyo – BC TEAL Journal, 2019
This paper draws on autoethnographical insights and genre analysis in offering an introductory guide for writing a manuscript-style master's level thesis or doctoral dissertation in TESOL and Applied Linguistics fields. We report on our own recent experiences writing, defending, and preparing for publication from our own manuscript-style…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Research Universities
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Wu, Ziwei Vera – BC TEAL Journal, 2019
The profession of teaching English to speakers of other language (TESOL) has experienced significant changes in the past decades, and career development in the contemporary era is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. This study aimed at finding the patterns and attractors that contribute to successful careers in TESOL from the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Career Development
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Jabeen, Rubaiyat; Wang, Peiyu; Cheng, Liying – BC TEAL Journal, 2019
With a fast-growing population of immigrant and international students entering English medium higher education in Canada, it is critical to understand the nature of academic experiences for these students and what contributes to their academic acculturation and postsecondary success. As such, a literature review was carried out to identify…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Socialization, Foreign Countries, Acculturation
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Landry, Michael Henry – BC TEAL Journal, 2019
While teaching students how to become independent learners offers great promise for their future academic success, research has yet to offer detailed insight into students' evaluation of learning such strategies. The Study Skills for Independent Learning module was introduced as part of a Canadian university English for Academic Purposes (EAP)…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Independent Study, Study Skills, English for Academic Purposes
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Stigger, Elizabeth – BC TEAL Journal, 2019
This review synthesizes the findings of research compiled between the relationship on international student success and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Increasingly, within higher education, IELTS test scores have become not only a benchmark for testing the language proficiency of international students who speak English…
Descriptors: Correlation, Foreign Students, Academic Achievement, Language Tests
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Devos, Nathan J. – BC TEAL Journal, 2019
Canadian post-secondary classrooms are linguistically diverse. This diversity comes from immigration, more access to higher education for marginalized and minority groups, and international student recruitment. An institute's language prerequisites serve as tools to help admissions decide who is linguistically prepared for study in English.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Language Proficiency, English
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Drew, Ryan; Mudzingwa, Calisto – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
This research investigated students' perceptions of the Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA) model used in the government-funded Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program. A mixed methods approach was used in order to obtain results with a broader perspective of the students' perceptions of PBLA. Data were collected from 70…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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