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EL-Sakran, Omnia T.; EL-Sakran, Tharwat M. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2021
This study examines secondary school teachers' perceptions towards the discussion of culturally sensitive topics in three private schools in the United Arab Emirates. In light of this, it probes into teachers' perceptions on the relationship between culture and language and whether English can be taught without covering its cultural aspects. It…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries
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Aslan, Fehime – Journal of English as an International Language, 2021
The ownership of English has been hotly debated for a long time by researchers in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). World Englishes expand the ownership of English from Inner Circle countries to Outer and Expanding Circle countries based on Kachru's (1985) Three Circle Model. In light of this, it can be claimed that World Englishes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Language Teachers
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Nicolas, Maureen O'Day; Annous, Samer – Journal of English as an International Language, 2021
This study investigates the transfer of communication skills acquired in a Lebanese university. All eight professors teaching in the four courses in the Cultural Studies program that are taught in English were interviewed to elicit their beliefs and perceptions about students' communicative skill in English and about their responsibility as…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Communication Skills, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training
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Obi, Uloma Nkpurunma; Ticha, Ignatius Khan; Nakhooda, Muhammad – Journal of English as an International Language, 2021
This paper aims to explore student experiences resulting from collaborative teaching and learning of academic literacy and content knowledge, for multiple objectives at a South African University of Technology. Using the qualitative research approach, undergraduate students who attended the Communication Skills course were randomly selected. Data…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Experience, Undergraduate Students, Communication Skills
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Lentz, Genevieve Suzann; Foncha, John Wankah – Journal of English as an International Language, 2021
The purpose of this study is to seek blended learning as an intervention programme in first year's students' English language academic writing. The 21st century's focus on technology presents an ideal opportunity to use the digital platform as a space for students to learn. This is believed to work well particularly with students who might be…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Abu-Joudeh, Maisoun – Journal of English as an International Language, 2021
Learning language is always a challenge. A more daunting task is learning those culturally bound aspects of language. The present study examines the ability of Jordanian EFL learners to comprehend culturally bound color expressions. It also investigates whether L1 transfer plays a role in their processing of color idioms. To achieve this goal, I…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Figurative Language, Native Language, Second Language Learning
Vu, Ngoc Tung – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
Vietnamese teachers of English are shifting away from their responsibilities as knowledge transmitters towards becoming intercultural agents. It is clear that when the teachers become sensitive to the learners' cultural backgrounds and identities, they can function as competent intercultural agents. However, teacher education programs (TEP) in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teachers
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Tang, Keow Ngang – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
This research investigated the views of lecturers regarding the challenges of teaching English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and its important impact on Thailand International College. A qualitative method was employed utilizing an interview protocol as a research instrument. In total, 12 lecturers from four programs of an international college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Candan, Karolin; Inal, Dilek – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
Although Turkey is a country where English is taught as an international language (EIL), very few research studies have focused specifically on learners' attitudes toward different accents and pronunciations. Therefore, this paper attempts to highlight Turkish university preparatory school students' perceptions on different English pronunciations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin; Monfared, Abbas – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
Despite the accumulated body of debates surrounding English as an international language (EIL), and stronger orientations towards mutual intelligibility, little research has been done on teachers' attitudes towards English pronunciation pedagogy in ELT classes. To address this gap, this study explores the perceptions of 352 English teachers from…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yoel, Judith – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
This research examines the visibility of English in the schoolscape of two Israeli teacher training colleges. English in Israel is part of a complex, multilingual reality. Not an official language, it carries prestige and is common in media, commerce, industry, and science. In higher education, its presence, however, is limited, despite being a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Öztüfekçi, Ali; Dikilitas, Kenan – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
The main purpose of this study is to explore and examine an early bilingual child whose use of English might be different on the account of the context the child uses English. Specifically, it was sought to find out if the child resorted to different phonological varieties as well as different interaction patterns while communicating. The relevant…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Sreeja, V. – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
Babu English is arguably one of the most popular varieties of Indian English and ironically the least studied too. An attempt to define the variety lands one in a mushy land of definitions that are untenable. It has been described variously by different scholars while German linguist Schuchardt classifies it as a pidgin, Kachru defines it as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Variation, Interlanguage, Foreign Countries
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Goswami, Arpita – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
The Sylheti Bangla, a variety of Bangla language is primarily spoken in the Sylhet District of Bangladesh, Barak Valley of Assam, Tripura, especially in North Tripura. The systematic perusal on English spoken by Sylheti Bangla speakers demonstrates that it carries a huge difference with English (RP) specially in respect to pronunciation, syllable…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Interference (Language), English (Second Language), Phonology
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Harries, Jim – Journal of English as an International Language, 2020
From intercultural experience, and following scholarly analysis, this article blows the whistle on the supposed advantages of the development of diverse "World Englishes." While native-speaker English is rooted in biblical faith, global Englishes may not represent either good theology, or good sense. The ongoing popularity of…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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