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Ibrahim, Zana; Al-Hoorie, Ali H. – ELT Journal, 2019
Flow refers to a special experience of total absorption in one task. Sustained flow (also known as directed motivational currents) is the occurrence of flow in a series of tasks aimed at achieving a certain outcome (for example improving proficiency in a second language). In this article, we investigate "shared, sustained flow"--which…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Moradkhani, Shahab – ELT Journal, 2019
This study explored EFL teachers' perceptions of two popular reflection approaches, namely teaching journal and peer observation. The participants consisted of two cohorts of 10 and 11 EFL teachers who attended separate practicum courses in two consecutive years. Each participant was required to submit five teaching journals and five observation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Yim, Su Yon; Hwang, Kumju – ELT Journal, 2019
This study investigated the participation and sense of belonging in the local English teaching community amongst expatriate native English-speaking teachers (NESTs). Participation theory was adopted as a theoretical framework. Several types of data were collected, including individual interviews with 10 NESTs, online open responses with 289 NESTs,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Sato, Masatoshi; Loewen, Shawn – ELT Journal, 2019
Instructed second-language acquisition (ISLA) research endeavours to make positive changes in pedagogical practices. In this regard, there is a recent debate concerning whether teachers are (or should be) willing to engage with research. To investigate the research-pedagogy link, the current case study conducted interviews with 12 EFL teachers in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Mackenzie, Lee – ELT Journal, 2019
Reflection is an important component of teacher education and forms part of the assessment of candidates on CELTA courses. However, questions remain regarding the level of reflection candidates can demonstrate on the CELTA and how best to assess such reflection. The current study analyses reflective assignments from full-time CELTA candidates in…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing Assignments, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Siegel, Joseph; Broadbridge, James; Firth, Mark – ELT Journal, 2019
This paper helps to address the need for improvement related to the teaching of pragmatic abilities in the ELT classroom. Some of the issues surrounding direct pragmatic instruction are discussed with regard to teachers' and learners' roles and expectations. The paper is part of an ongoing research project that practically applies key components…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Snoder, Per; Reynolds, Barry Lee – ELT Journal, 2019
This instructional intervention investigated the potential for the text reconstruction task "dictogloss" to facilitate the learning of English verb-noun collocations, for example 'carry a risk'. Research has shown that learners have difficulties in using such collocations, but few useful instructional techniques are on offer.…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Seargeant, Philip; Chapman, Catherine – ELT Journal, 2019
This paper examines the opportunities and challenges of using Shakespeare as a teaching resource for English language learners, and reflects on an open distance learning programme aimed at engaging EFL students across diverse world contexts. The paper reviews the design, production, and dissemination of these teaching materials and in doing so…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Jason – ELT Journal, 2018
This article explores the potential implications of theorizing in translingualism and translanguaging for foreign language teaching and learning. I discuss key terminology and introduce a translingual continuum as a potential way to understand language use practices both within and across communities. I report on an exploratory study into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary, English Language Learners, Multilingualism
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Soruç, Adem; Griffiths, Carol – ELT Journal, 2018
Although English-medium instruction (EMI) is now widely spread throughout the world, there is surprisingly little research into the challenges students face as they try to learn subject matter by means of a non-native language, or how learners attempt to address these challenges. The study reported in this article employed a qualitative approach,…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Qualitative Research, Video Technology
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Galloway, Nicola; Rose, Heath – ELT Journal, 2018
Increasing students' awareness of the globalization of English is a daunting task for teachers, especially considering the lack of globally oriented ELT materials available. This study builds on previous research in response to recent calls for more classroom-level research, and reports on the use of a student presentation task to introduce and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Integrated Activities, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Cave, Paul N.; Evans, Norman W.; Dewey, Dan P.; Hartshorn, K. James – ELT Journal, 2018
The present study investigated the relationship between student use of self-efficacy-building strategies through motivational partnerships and student levels of self-efficacy and motivation in an adult intensive English programme in the United States. The extent to which self-efficacy influenced motivation was also examined. After being organized…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Partnerships in Education, Intensive Language Courses, Student Motivation
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – ELT Journal, 2018
This article reports on the implementation of an out-of-class communication component of a university ELT course in Hong Kong to raise students' awareness of the pluralistic nature of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Drawing on students' written reflections as part of the coursework, the study investigated how out-of-class ELF communication…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mak, Pauline; Wong, Kevin M. – ELT Journal, 2018
Portfolio assessment (PA) is promulgated as a useful tool to promote learning through assessment. While the benefits of PA are well documented, there is a lack of empirical research on how students' self-regulation can be effectively fostered in writing classrooms, and how the use of PA can develop students' self-regulated capacities. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Serdar Tülüce, Hande; Çeçen, Sevdeger – ELT Journal, 2018
ELT professionals are in a position to investigate methods and techniques that might be incorporated into language teacher education programmes to train teachers more effectively. Video is among the more popular techniques and forms a central component in ELT teacher education. However, there is little empirical evidence on why video is popular in…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Barriers, Performance Factors, Teacher Education Programs
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