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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
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
McDonough, Kim; Neumann, Heike; Hubert-Smith, Nicolas – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
Previous corpus research on English for academic purposes (EAP) writing has analyzed how often additional language (L2) writers use words from the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000), but few studies to date have explored how accurately those words are used. Therefore, the current study investigated how accurately and appropriately EAP…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Word Lists, Vocabulary Development, Accuracy
Roessingh, Hetty – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
The key underlying developmental concepts and skills requisite for early literacy learning appear to be easily achieved among most young English language learners (ELLs). These strengths, however, may merely mask the need for enhanced vocabulary development, the key variable in successful transitioning from early to academic literacy development…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, English Language Learners, Young Children, Early Childhood Teachers
Li, Guofang – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
The rapid increase of Asian immigrant students in Canadian classrooms demands more systematic and increased language support to ensure all English language learners (ELLs) achieve success in school. However, research has found mixed results on the usefulness of current English as a Second Language (ESL) support programs and a growing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Asians, Immigrants
Chang, Daniel – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
While plagiarism is a continuing educational writing issue in many post-secondary institutions, instances of contract cheating are also rising. Plagiarism is usually conceptualized as a type of writing misconduct or violation of existing institutional academic standards, but very little attention has been paid to contract cheating--when students…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Cheating, Undergraduate Students, Bilingual Students
Finley, Angela M. – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
Research in psychology has found that belongingness is an essential human need and motivation. However, in education, particularly in the field of additional language teaching and learning, the impacts of belongingness on academic success are often overlooked. With universities becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse, knowing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Peer Relationship, Second Language Learning
Wisla, Heather; Krauza, Wendy; Hu, Jim – BC TEAL Journal, 2017
Service-learning is an experiential pedagogy which integrates curriculum and volunteer service through ongoing reflection. Research suggests that service-learning offers notable benefits for post-secondary English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) students. However, most of the researchers have studied EAL students within the United States; far…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, English Language Learners
Burri, Michael – BC TEAL Journal, 2017
Making sense of theory plays an essential role in the life of a doctoral student. This autoethnographic study explores how I made sense of educational theory while conceptualizing the theoretical framework for my PhD proposal. A diary that I kept while designing the proposal serves as the data source to examine how my thinking about theory…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Comprehension, Educational Theories
Tweedie, M. Gregory; Belanger, Carla; Rezazadeh, Kimberley; Vogel, Karen – BC TEAL Journal, 2017
Given the Canadian government's focus on refugee resettlement in light of global crises, many schools are receiving increased enrolment of students who have experienced the trauma associated with living in, and fleeing from, regions experiencing armed conflict. As well as the effects of complex trauma, children from these backgrounds will likely…
Descriptors: Trauma, Teaching Methods, Refugees, Land Settlement
Mudzingwa, Calisto – BC TEAL Journal, 2017
The Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA) literature explicitly states the suitability of using PBLA in English as an additional language (EAL) learning contexts. An underlying assumption is that it is also suitable for adult learners. This paper tests this assumption by comparing PBLA against the assumptions and principles of andragogy--a…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Adult Students, Adult Learning, English (Second Language)
Roessingh, Hetty – BC TEAL Journal, 2016
Using Beck, McKeown and Kucan's (2002) three-tiered model as a general framework for vocabulary, this article sheds light on the construct of academic vocabulary and how it might be measured. Using illustrative writing samples of student work of different genres and drawing on corpus based studies, I highlight the distinction between general, high…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Vocabulary Skills, English, Language Arts
Khatri, Raj – BC TEAL Journal, 2016
Canada welcomes around 24,000 refugees annually (Citizenship and Immigration Canada 2015; 2016). Many adult learners with refugee experiences join English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes every year, whether these classes be federally or provincially funded. These adult learners with refugee experiences bring to EAL classes varied…
Descriptors: Refugees, Adult Learning, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Countries
Ranson, Samantha – BC TEAL Journal, 2016
Taken from ancient Greek philosophy, metanoia refers to a fundamental shift in habits of the mind. Until now, the connection between metanoia and additional language learning has not been fully examined, particularly in higher education contexts. This study explored the progression of metanoia in the additional language learning of international…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Cognitive Processes, Second Language Learning, Higher Education
Payant, Caroline; Hardy, Jack A. – BC TEAL Journal, 2016
In English Language Teaching (ELT), conferences have developed into valuable venues for both researchers and practitioners to learn and share their knowledge bases. Attending and presenting at academic conferences has become an important form of scholarship and professional development for researchers, in-service teachers, and pre-service…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers
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