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Mendoza, Socorro – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper examines the different theoretical perspectives of bilingual education in the United States. One theoretical perspective is not feasible in fully understanding the diverse nature of Bilingual education and language acquisition, and therefore a combination of theoretical perspectives are analyzed. The examination of cultural assimilation…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Acculturation, Immigrants, Cultural Maintenance
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Mohammed, Abuelgasim Sabah Elsaid; Salih, Abdulgalil – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
English language has become a global language that is widely taught as a foreign language all over the world. The aim of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is to enable learners communicate through English. Any failure in achieving this aim needs investigation and quick response. This study aims at identifying the causes of Sudanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Bal-Gezegin, Betül – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper outlines the process of the design of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course in an EFL context based on learners' real-world needs and perceptions of various stakeholders on these needs. The specific course chosen for this study is called "Vocational English Course" (called VEC hereafter) for the department of Electric…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uzun, Kutay – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
Scoring essays written in L2 is one of the most arduous and time-taking tasks for language teachers due to the heavy work involved in the process. In this respect, the present study aimed to build a regression model to predict essay quality using only one or two rhetorical moves in the setting of an English Language Teaching department in Turkey.…
Descriptors: Scoring, Essays, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Farooq, Oveesa – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
The fact that English is an internationally intelligible language, and therefore its use in the educational institutions of most non-English speaking countries is stressed upon. This impresses upon us the need of ELT (English Language Teaching) as a second language in such countries. Same is the case with Gulf countries, especially Saudi-Arabia.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Semitic Languages, Syntax
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Dincer, Ali – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
International reports suggest that teacher autonomy is diminishing across the world. With a centralized education system, Turkish teachers have the lowest level of professional independence in the education system and their students have the lowest level of English proficiency among many countries. Despite the important role that teachers play in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Professional Autonomy, English (Second Language), Job Satisfaction
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Soltanpour, Fatemeh; Valizadeh, Mohammadreza – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This study gauged the current level of Iranian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers in Writing Assessment Literacy (WAL) and identified their training needs in this area. Further, this research investigated the teachers' beliefs about scoring accuracy in writing assessment, general assessment issues in writing classrooms, and different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Karami, Amirreza; Howlett, Kristina M.; Bowles, Freddie A. – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
The current literature review reports the results of four international research studies conducted within recent years to investigate the effectiveness of implementing Dynamic Assessment (DA) in assessing vocabulary development of English language learners. The results of the literature review highlight the positive effects of implementing DA in…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Alternative Assessment, Vocabulary Development, English Language Learners
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Karakas, Ali – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
Recently, there has been some redesigning in the English language teaching curriculum in Turkey as a consequence of overall educational reforms. However, there has, so far, been no research that has investigated the current high school English curriculum in light of the recent linguistic developments in the field of English language teaching.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Students
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Ebadi, Saman; Pourahmadi, Fereshteh – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This study is intended to explore challenges in writing master theses from postgraduate English as Foreign Language (EFL) students' and supervisors' perspectives. To do so, 40 EFL postgraduate students and 10 supervisors were selected nonrandomly based on availability sampling from five major Iranian universities. Qualitative data were gathered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Karami, Amirreza – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
Vocabulary teaching and learning has always been a difficult task for both language teachers and learners since every language learner needs to learn a large number of words for successful communication in the target language. To alleviate the vocabulary learning process, teachers and researchers are looking for new vocabulary learning strategies…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Video Technology, Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Yukselir, Ceyhun; Yuvayapan, Fatma – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores EFL students and instructors' perceptions on digital literacy to understand their perceptions towards using digital tools in English language classrooms. The participants (N=136, 46 females and 90 males) are EFL students enrolled at a state university located in southeast part of Turkey, who are studying in different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, Technological Literacy
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Rahimi, Muhammad; Pakzadian, Maryam – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This article reports on a qualitative study that investigated English learners' attitudes toward English as an International Language (EIL). Four major findings were identified in the current study. First, majority of the participants thought that English belongs to all its users, regardless of being its native speakers or not. Second, lack of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Crosby, Adam – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
Although Japan spends vast amount of money every year on English education and Japanese university students study and are exposed to oral English for several years, there still persists a hesitance to use and speak English. This paper looks at educational policy in Japan and the adoption of the native-speaker model in Japan. Although the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Roozafzai, Zahra Sadat – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
Considering the controversy about the nature of ergativity, the issue of whether a case morpheme is theta assigning or just structural case-marking, the present study tried to provide an evidence for either side or both. To this aim, the acquisition and use of ergative verbs were studied and possible explications of the errors were presented.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages
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