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Mermelstein, Aaron David – Curriculum Matters, 2022
Poetry can be a significant aspect of a person's literacy experiences (Tomlinson & Lynch-Brown, 2002). It is an excellent genre for learning, but what are the best methods and should poetry be required for English as a foreign language (EFL) literature majors? The main purpose of this study is to determine how effective poetry can be in…
Descriptors: Poetry, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Listening Skills
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Kim, Jungyin – Curriculum Matters, 2022
This study examined how a group of Korean international students enrolled in a writing class in a United States business programme navigated their literacy practices through the use of KakaoTalk, a social networking application for smartphones. On the basis of 29 student interviews and a detailed narrative of one focal student's activities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Korean, Business Administration Education, Writing Skills
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Anthony, Judith – Curriculum Matters, 2020
This article provides an overview and critical analysis of "The English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP)" (Ministry of Education, 2008). Identifying main themes through critical policy analysis, this review seeks to place "ELLP" in context through a comparison with "The English Language Learning Framework: Draft"…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Policy Analysis
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Kitchen, Margaret – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Grounded in a research project relating to the use of academic reading to support learning for TESSOL (Teaching English to Speakers in Schools of Other Languages) teachers, this article focuses on the experiences of Mei in a specialised professional learning and development (PLD) programme. Mei's case illustrates how TESSOL teachers' own…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Bilingualism