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Evans, Jennifer – CATESOL Journal, 2021
Increased trade, commerce and business transactions at the international level are placing a substantial demand upon working professionals and college students who must learn English, the lingua franca of international business, in order to thrive in a competitive global workplace. Learning English as a second language (L2) can be a daunting task…
Descriptors: Speeches, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ates, Burcu; Kim, Soonhyang; Uzum, Baburhan – CATESOL Journal, 2021
The emergence and development of online M.A./M.Ed. in TESOL programs has created new possibilities for language teachers around the world to become part of a learning community that may not have been previously available to them. Online education means anywhere/anytime learning, continued employment and continued residence. Yet, online learning…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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MacDonald, Kara; McCaw, Tatiana; Scheibner, Annette – CATESOL Journal, 2021
ELLs need to engage with topics and situations in the classroom that equip them with the social, professional and civic cultural skills to address real-life interactions for their present realities, as well as their future realities (American, 2009, Garett, 2005; Perez & Morrison, 2016). Teachers face the challenge of balancing conventional…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, English Language Learners, Situated Learning, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Carla R.; Betten, Renae D. – CATESOL Journal, 2021
Pronunciation is challenging for many international students, but particularly important for those going onto college and university level studies where they need to do professional presentations. According to the Institute of International Education [IIE] (2020), California hosted 160,592 students in 2019/2020, and is one of the top destinations…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Leopold, Lisa – CATESOL Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study is to shed light on the ways in which experts in foreign affairs project their scholarly identities on panel presentations. While previous research has focused on the ways in which researchers in various disciplines assert their scholarly identities in written discourse and in conference presentations, no study has…
Descriptors: International Relations, Professional Identity, Credibility, Public Speaking
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Molina, Sarina Chugani – CATESOL Journal, 2021
As teacher educators (TEs), we have a unique and remarkable opportunity to mentor the next generation of teachers. Over the years, our teacher candidates (TCs) have reported a sense of cognitive and affective dissonance while engaging in their culminating master's research requirement as part of a research seminar course. Cognitively, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhou, Wangmei – CATESOL Journal, 2021
The effects of collaborative learning have been well studied in the context of students' developing reading proficiency. However, only a handful of scholars have examined the impact of collaborative learning on students' development of higher order thinking skills (Chapman, Ramondt, and Smiley, 2005; Lehtinen et al., 1999; Ma 2009). This article…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gross, Esther; Crawford, Jenifer – CATESOL Journal, 2021
This article offers a critical interpretation of the current trends in instructional models for English language learners in California. We review key instructional models and analyze them from traditional (teacher-centered), progressive (student-centered), and critical orientations (society- and power-centered). These instructional models share…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Multilingualism, Progressive Education
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Butler, Brenna M.; Morrow, Jennifer Ann; Soblo, Hannah I.; Benson, Kirsten F. – CATESOL Journal, 2021
Competency in written and oral communication is viewed as important for graduate students to be competitive in academic and non-academic careers; however, writing and speaking support provided by graduate institutions is often limited. International graduate students (IGSs) in particular face challenges in disciplinary communication and research…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Written Language, Oral Language, Foreign Students
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Brinton, Donna M.; Chilmonik, Kimberly; Echelberger, Andrea; Koi, Bot; Monh, Sarina – CATESOL Journal, 2021
Communities of practice have taken a firm foothold in the second language teaching profession due to their promise of enabling participants to self determine their professional development needs and, through peer mentoring, achieve their goals. This article provides a rationale as to why the model is particularly well suited to teacher…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kamhi-Stein, Lia D.; Jacob, Sharin Rawhiya; Herrera, Ana; Seaborne, Robert – CATESOL Journal, 2021
Immigrant adults in the United States often have limited opportunities to learn English. To address this issue and to strengthen the preparation of future English language teachers, a practicum course offered in a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program in California was modified to engage student…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Goins, Mitchell – CATESOL Journal, 2021
The role of grammar instruction within second-language writing instruction has been a subject of debate for several decades. Researchers have debated the necessity of grammar instruction, different methodologies of grammar instruction, and grammar instruction's effectiveness for second-language writing development. Despite research indicating the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mossman, Beth – CATESOL Journal, 2021
This article examines the Spanish proverb, "quien habla dos idiomas vale por dos," which literally translates to mean he who speaks two languages is worth two people and applies its meaning to immigrant children who are language brokers for their families. Historically, the United States has not promoted multilingualism and even frowned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Skills, Bilingual Students, Immigrants
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Deniz, Fatmana Kara; Spies, Tracy – CATESOL Journal, 2021
This paper argues that home visits can play a critical role in identifying gifts and talents of bilingual students through students' funds of knowledge. Underrepresentation of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD), particularly bilingual children, in gifted programs has been a long-term concern in education. One problem of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Bilingual Students, Gifted Education, Student Diversity
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Spies, Tracy; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Bengochea, Alain; Falomir, Gloria Carcoba; Xu, Yunying – CATESOL Journal, 2021
Nevada has recently taken considerable steps to reform English learner (EL) education across the state with teacher development as a primary focus. Educational reform agendas necessitate that teachers not only rethink their practices but teach in novel ways. It has been argued that teacher development through graduate education and other…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Change, Graduate Students, Theory Practice Relationship
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