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Banegas, Darío?Luis; Roberts, Grisel; Colucci, Romina; Sarsa, Betina?Ana – ELT Journal, 2020
Framed in exploratory action research, this article reports on an experience carried out at an initial English teacher education (IELTE) programme in Argentina. A?group of four tutors noticed their student-teachers' demotivation to complete written coursework. On exploring this issue, it was found that lack of authenticity of audience in writing…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Student Teachers
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Kiczkowiak, Marek – ELT Journal, 2020
The unprecedented rise of English to become a global lingua franca has sparked a growing academic interest with numerous research publications on global Englishes, English as a lingua franca, and English as an international language. Although this research has led to numerous informative findings concerning pronunciation, pragmatics, and…
Descriptors: Material Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Su, Hang – ELT Journal, 2020
This paper explores the applications of pattern grammar and local grammar in English language teaching, focusing specifically on the design of teaching materials. It shows that grammar patterns can be systematically analysed from a local grammar perspective, and further argues that the practice of local grammar analyses helps to raise language…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Grammar, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
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Yuan, Rui; Stapleton, Paul – ELT Journal, 2020
Although the importance of critical thinking (CT) has been stressed in English language education, little attention has been paid to language teachers' perceptions and experiences regarding CT during the pre-service stage of their careers. Drawing on data from a focus group and follow-up email interviews with pre-service language teachers, this…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Schreiber, Brooke R.; Jansz, Mihiri – ELT Journal, 2020
Online and hybrid courses offer many benefits for ESL teacher education, but can be hampered by 'transactional distance', a lack of interpersonal closeness which can cause misunderstanding and disengagement. This article describes a pedagogical project in which in-service teachers studying in a distance-learning MA TESL programme in Sri Lanka…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Feedback (Response), Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language)
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Gan, Zhengdong; Leung, Constant – ELT Journal, 2020
There has been an increasing professional and policy interest in using formative assessment as part of the learning process in the classroom, with increasing numbers of educators regarding it as an effective means of closing the gap between students' current and desired performance. However, there is a range of different views on what actually…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), General Education
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Lowe, Robert J.; Smith, Richard – ELT Journal, 2020
The concept of English as a lingua franca (ELF) is the subject of much theoretical discussion and debate within ELT. However, little has been written concerning the history of ideas preceding it. This article discusses the concept of 'neutral English' proposed in 1967 by the writer L.?A. Hill. After summarizing Hill's life and work, the article…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Berry, Vivien; Sheehan, Susan; Munro, Sonia – ELT Journal, 2019
Language assessment literacy has been discussed by language assessment specialists since Davies' seminal 2008 article. Much of this discussion has focused on experts' opinions of what teachers know, do not know, and should know about assessment. This paper reports on a project which aimed to put teachers at the centre of the debate by exploring…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Specialists, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Siegel, Joseph – ELT Journal, 2019
Authentic materials such as TED Talks have become an everyday presence in the ELT classroom, often for practice listening and taking notes. However, teachers can struggle to teach the sub-skills that are involved in notetaking, and instead often simply tell students to 'take notes'. This approach lacks the scaffolding required for the complex…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Secondary School Students, Speeches, Teaching Methods
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Papageorgiou, Ifigenia; Copland, Fiona; Viana, Vander; Bowker, David; Moran, Edward – ELT Journal, 2019
Despite the fact that UK ELT Master's programmes are numerous, diverse, and financially important, very little research has been conducted on whether they deliver teaching practice (TP) or micro-teaching (MT), and on what students' expectations of these modules are. The present paper addresses this gap by examining how many ELT-related Master's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Microteaching
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Alshuraidah, Ali; Storch, Neomy – ELT Journal, 2019
This paper reports on the first phase of our research into the potential merits of a collaborative writing/feedback/revision activity. The study compared the quantity and quality of the feedback provided, collaboratively and individually, by adult EFL learners in Saudi Arabia. Our analysis showed that learners provided more feedback, including…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bai, Barry; Yuan, Rui – ELT Journal, 2019
This study explores 16 non-native English teachers' beliefs and practices about pronunciation teaching in Hong Kong. Drawing on data from the teachers' written reflections and follow-up interviews, the findings suggest that these non-native English teachers understood the importance and goal of pronunciation teaching but appeared unconfident and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Song, Daeun; Lee, Jang Ho – ELT Journal, 2019
This study examines the relative effects of teacher code-switching and English-only instruction on the vocabulary learning of EFL preschoolers (age 5 and 6), along with their attitudes towards language choices in English learning. Seventy-two young EFL learners were engaged in storytelling activities, either in code-switching or English-only…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Pearson, William S. – ELT Journal, 2019
The number of individuals undertaking IELTS has continued to grow in recent years, standing at approximately 3 million candidates per year in 2016. As a result, this high-stakes, high-pressure test has become firmly entrenched as a global gatekeeping institution, regulating the international flows of people for migration and academic study. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Ethics
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Victoria, Mabel – ELT Journal, 2019
The focal point of most investigations into classroom discourse tends to be on the institutionally sanctioned and legitimized on-task exchanges between teachers and students with particular attention to the I-R-F (initiation-response-follow up/feedback) structure. Liminal spaces of interaction such as during the small talk just before the 'lesson…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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