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Surtees, Victoria; Yamamoto, Masaru – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
While universities are increasingly implementing programs to support international students' language development, fewer orientation programs have sought to provide explicit guidance on expected academic practices in Canadian institutions. Many such academic norms--including the expectation to complete weekly readings, the use of first names with…
Descriptors: Orientation Materials, Multimedia Materials, Interactive Video, Electronic Learning
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Uludag, Pakize; Crawford, William J.; McDonough, Kim – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
The effective use of reporting verbs is an important part of establishing credibility in source-based writing. Although comparative studies of academic writing have shown that the reporting verbs used by novice and expert writers differ by discipline, fewer studies have examined whether such differences exist in English for academic purposes (EAP)…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Academic Language, Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Derichsweiler, Sina – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
Given the great influence gender identity issues have in educational settings, it is critical to understand how students, especially in the K-12 context, are affected and how this contributes to their academic success. This article deals with the potential that lies in teaching topics of gender identity in the additional language classroom.…
Descriptors: Socialization, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bhowmik, Subrata; Chaudhuri, Anita – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
One of the objectives of examining culture vis-à-vis additional language (L2) writing is to conceptualize an effective L2 writing pedagogy (Matsuda & Atkinson, 2008). Kaplan's (1966) analysis of English as an additional language (EAL) texts was a pioneering endeavour in this regard, although due to ensuing controversy surrounding his claims,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Differences, Case Studies
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Dobson, Joe; Freimuth, Hilda; Rodriques, Ishka – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
The findings presented in this paper look at the motivations of volunteers who supported English for Academic Purposes students at a self-access Language Learning Centre at a university in Canada. It also importantly sheds light on the motivations of a less investigated aspect of volunteerism, that of non-native English speakers who provide…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Student Motivation, Academic Support Services, English for Academic Purposes
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Mao, Jing – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
Amidst the increased enrolment of international Chinese English as an additional language (EAL) students in North American universities, scholars have reported on their academic and social experiences in navigating English-medium studies (e.g., Liu, 2016; Zhang & Zhou, 2010). Although informative, some studies focus on EAL learners' perceived…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Resilience (Psychology), College Freshmen, Foreign Students
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Khatri, Raj – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
In a time when students around the globe continue to pursue their higher studies in English-speaking countries, educators also continue to explore innovative teaching methods and approaches in order to support learning. Universal design for learning (UDL) is an innovative teaching framework that has recently drawn considerable attention among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, English for Academic Purposes, Academic Language
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Mortenson, Leah – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
This study highlights the teaching practices of three white instructors--who addressed social justice issues in the context of their English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes--to contextualize their pedagogy in relation to intersections of Whiteness and English language teaching. The study was conducted at a four-year private university on the…
Descriptors: Whites, Teacher Characteristics, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching Methods
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Walsh Marr, Jennifer – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has become an increasingly prominent sector of the English language teaching profession in British Columbia, providing English language preparation for post-secondary education across a range of disciplines. This theoretical paper gives overviews of EAP and critical pedagogy, then delves into four central tenets…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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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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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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