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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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Yildirim, Rana; Orsdemir, Esra – ELT Journal, 2019
The importance of the practicum for pre-service teachers is well documented in the teacher education literature. A considerable amount of research has investigated various dimensions of the student teaching experience, from student teachers' beliefs and perceptions to the problems and challenges they face within the process. However, one important…
Descriptors: Practicums, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Webster, Simon – ELT Journal, 2019
Educational institutions are placing increased value on language tandems owing to the language development opportunities they offer for learners of modern languages. Where these learners lack autonomous language learning strategies, however, the results can be disappointing, with limited linguistic development taking place. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Study Abroad, College Students
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Lodzikowski, Kacper; Jekiel, Mateusz – ELT Journal, 2019
This exploratory study fills the gap in research on using print board games to teach English prosody to advanced EFL learners at university level. We developed three in-class print-and-play board games that accompanied three prosody-related topics in a course in English phonetics and phonology at a Polish university. For those topics, compared to…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Murray, Neil; Muller, Amanda – ELT Journal, 2019
Variation in the use of terminology in the field of ELT can make dialogue difficult, if not impossible, with significant implications for sharing knowledge, structuring language provision, and, ultimately, teaching practices. Furthermore, such variation has the potential to influence negatively the perceptions of stakeholders both within and…
Descriptors: Definitions, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kim, Sugene – ELT Journal, 2019
This article explores Japanese EFL learners' perceptions of face-to-face vs. anonymous peer review in a writing classroom. Albeit few in number, some studies claim that Asian students exhibit difficulty in providing negative feedback because they tend to be hesitant for cultural reasons to criticize others' work. To verify and extend such…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Seedhouse, Paul – ELT Journal, 2019
This article investigates the central role of topic in the IELTS Speaking Test (IST). Topic has developed a dual personality in this interactional setting: topic-as-script is the scripted statement of topic on the examiner's cards prior to the interaction, whereas topic-as-action is how topic is developed by the candidate during the course of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Personality Traits
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Ramonda, Kris; Sevigny, Paul – ELT Journal, 2019
Although the benefits of extensive reading are well known, very little research has investigated the validity of assessment tools to measure general comprehension of graded readers. To address this, quizzes were authored for 42 level 2 Penguin graded readers and administered to 166 students over a semester. Item facility for high-scorers and…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho; Fong, Natalie – ELT Journal, 2019
This study focuses on the perceptions of learning EAP of first-year undergraduates with high ESL proficiency admitted to an English-medium university in Hong Kong. Two in-depth individual interviews were conducted with nine participants and their written assignments were analysed. The data reveal several challenges facing the high achievers in…
Descriptors: High Achievement, English for Academic Purposes, Language of Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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