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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Miranda, Norbella; Valencia Giraldo, Silvia – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article examines the ideologies present in Colombian official policy for English language teaching (ELT) and traces the links between governmental planning for state-funded schools and school pedagogical practices. Building on analysis of interviews with policy agents, policymakers' pronouncements, documents and classroom observations, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Knowledge Economy
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Anwar, Desvalini – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article emerges out of my autobiography as an English language educator and the conversations that I had with three other English teachers in universities in Padang, Indonesia. These conversations formed the core of my doctoral thesis, in which I used Benedict Anderson and Edward Said to theorise our situation as English educators working in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English Teachers, Barriers
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Idrus, Mohd Muzhafar; Ismail, Habibah; Abdullah, Hazlina; Baharun, Hazleena; Mat Saad, Noor Saazai; Darmi, Ramiaida; Puteh-Behak, Fariza; Harun, Haliza – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This paper investigates the impact of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) on the way English language teaching (ELT) is currently understood and practised in Malaysia. It presents a critical discourse analysis of newspaper texts in order to show how CEFR represents a form of Western-imposed globalisation that conflicts…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Al-Issa, Ali – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The government of the Sultanate of Oman actively promotes the value of English as a global "lingua franca" to support modernization and national economic growth. This policy, however, creates difficulties for many teachers, who find themselves implementing certain practices that conflict with a vision of English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Le Ha, Phan; Dat, Bao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay comprises multiple sets of dialogues between us as colleagues and friends as we revisit the question of the status of English as a global language. Through the metaphor 'multiple classrooms of life', we share reflections and narratives arising out of our experiences with English that are embedded in our professional work, scholarship,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Manning-Lewis, Tanya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Caribbean students are repeatedly engaged in rigid forms of writing to meet the requirements of external exams, which often leads to negative attitudes to writing. With current shifts to multimodal and multi-literate texts to engage students' multiple literacies in learning, students' creation of graphic novels in Caribbean English classrooms can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Su, Chao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this paper, I narrate the long process of my encounters with English language learning and teaching, manifesting characteristics of English teaching at different levels of schools in mainland China. After viewing the limitations of English teaching in mainland China from my fresh point of view as a UK visiting scholar, some suggestions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Basso Ricci, Gabrielle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
Using autobiographical experiences as a framework for inquiry, this article sets out to question the often unexamined assumptions that surround the definition of 'proficiency' in second/foreign languages. In so doing, it opens up possibilities of inquiry into the power-laden relationships between speaker agency, cultural belonging and…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Usage
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Badri, Narges – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
While English is embraced worldwide as a global means of communication, its teaching and learning is a contested arena of contacts between the so-called English native-speaker culture and local learner cultures. In this study, we investigate Iranian university students' viewpoints on the necessity and justifications for learning English and their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Native Speakers, Foreign Countries
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Takahashi, Reiko – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Over the decades, efforts have been made to incorporate diverse perspectives on World Englishes into English Language Teaching (ELT) practice and teaching materials. To date, the majority of ELT learners and teachers have not yet been exposed to materials which use and explore non-standard forms of English. This paper examines the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Japanese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This essay introduces two presentations (or "Vortr├Ąge") by Ulf Abraham and Thomas Zabka that were originally published in the German journal, "Didaktik Deutsch." I reflect on the complexities of translation and intercultural communication, and ask how we might meaningfully compare the policy environment of one country with that…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Writing is often a massive challenge for the learners who study English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Many EFL practitioners are searching for solutions to help learners improve the level of their writing. In this auto-ethnographic study, two narratives are discussed. In the first narrative, the primary challenges of EFL writing encountered by a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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