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Budden, Michael C.; Budden, Connie B.; Lopez, Tará Burnthorne – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
The importance of effective communication skills in the workplace is widely documented and recognized as a success factor in many fields of endeavor. As the workplace becomes more diverse and more global in nature, the ability to communicate across cultures is gaining in importance. A class exercise in which Panamanian educators and US students…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Marketing, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Kaloti, Yesim Ozek – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
Contrasting studies of foreign language teacher education have become a growing interest among educationists and researchers in different countries (Yoder, 1992; McKay & Montgomery, 1995; Baker & Giacchino-Baker, 2000; Stachowski & Sparks, 2007; Firmin, M. W., Firmin, R & MacKay, F. M., 2008; LaFond & Dogancay-Aktuna, 2009;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Lee, Juyeon; Heinz, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to investigate effective English language learning strategies (LLSs) employed by successful language learners. The participants in this study were 20 student interpreters enrolled in the graduate school of interpretation and translation in Korea. Data on LLSs were collected through unstructured essay writing, a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Advanced Students
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Lincoln, Felicia; Ben Idris, Anisa – Journal of International Education Research, 2015
Research on the second writing process is not recent. Both first and second writing processes have been in the area of argument among scholars. It has been confirmed that both first and second writers nearly all practice similar physical activities pre-writing, during, and post writing stages; however, they still differ in the inner extra thinking…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Process Approach (Writing)
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Janeiro, Maria G. Fabregas; Fabre, Ricardo Lopez; Nuno de la Parra, Jose Pablo – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
The Intercultural Competency Certificate (CCI in Spanish) designed for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a theory based comprehensive plan to develop undergraduate students' intercultural competence. This Certificate is based in the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Spanish
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Rondon-Pari, Graziela – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
This research study is based on the analysis of speech in three Spanish conversation classes. Research questions are: What is the ratio of English and Spanish spoken in class? Is classroom speech more predominant in students or the instructor? And, are teachers' beliefs in regards to the use of English and Spanish consistent with their classroom…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sample, Mark Graham – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
Michael Lewis' Lexical Approach attempted to turn the EFL world on its head by proposing that language acquisition comes from lexis rather than grammar. Lewis states that "language consists not of traditional grammar and vocabulary but often of multi-word prefabricated chunks" (1997:3). Lewis' 1997 handbook, "Implementing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Cole, Karen Sanderson; Watson, Danielle – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
Peer evaluation, as a learning strategy, is commonly used among educators in an attempt to promote higher performance goals and improved teaching and learning outcomes through the sharing of complementary proficiencies for a familiar intent. It is commonly viewed as a technique for "raising the bar" through exposing educators to…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Peer Evaluation, Professional Isolation
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Nicholson, Simon James – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
Motivation is one of the main determining factors of success in developing a second or foreign language. However, motivation is a complex phenomenon and the more its constructs are understood the better we are able to understand the extent to which we can influence it. Teachers can cultivate student motivation to varying degrees and play a central…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Incentives, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Heinz, Michael – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this preliminary study was to look at forensics-based competition events and determine what, if any, impact they could have on the language learning and public speaking skills of interpreters in training. This paper details the nature of the impromptu and extemporaneous speaking events in forensics competitions and introduces a…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Notetaking, Oral Language
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Gill, Deborah; Lucas, Diane – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The present study will be divided in three parts: (1) a discussion of authentic alternative assessments vs. traditional assessments in language and business classes; (2) an explanation on how to create authentic alternative assessments using technology-based and non-technology-based materials; and (3) tools to evaluate these authentic assessments.…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Second Language Learning, Business Administration Education, Second Language Instruction
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Gursoy, Esim – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
Attitudes toward a foreign language and the motivation to learn a language have been of interest to many educators and researchers. However, the majority of research has been conducted with language learners. There is a lack of literature concerning the attitudes of teachers and teacher trainees toward the language they are or will be teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers
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Carley, Harry F., III – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
This paper continues the debate over TT (team-teaching) benefits and detriments. TT has been utilized extensively in Japan in English Language instructional courses at the elementary and junior high school levels over the past 20 years. Although at times satirical, the author in all seriousness discusses TT and; its advantages and disadvantages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language)
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Torres, Gabriella – Journal of International Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how an understanding of the Good Language Learner models described in the SLA literature can be used to tailor and implement a program of learning strategy training and self-regulatory practices in the classroom to empower L2 learners in an EFL context. The paper begins by reviewing the various…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Second Language Instruction
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Kines, Scott Wayne – Journal of International Education Research, 2012
English television programs have been incorporated within public-school classrooms in western countries for a long time to capture student interest in various subjects. Many researchers favor English programs as a partner inside of classrooms while others hold negative perceptions of the concept. However, there is little research to provide a…
Descriptors: Television, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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