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Mok, Jane – Language Awareness, 2013
A major challenge for language teacher educators working in the area of teacher language awareness (TLA) is to develop pedagogical approaches that will go beyond merely enhancing L2 teachers' knowledge about language by enabling them to make the bridge between the declarative and procedural dimensions of TLA. This paper sets out to investigate the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Content Analysis
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Gao, Xuesong; Ma, Qing – Language Awareness, 2011
Language learners and teachers' cognition in respect of learning and teaching plays a critical role in mediating their actual behaviour and decisions in the process. This study investigates the vocabulary learning and teaching beliefs held by pre-service and in-service teachers in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland so that teacher education…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 2006
The paper focuses on the development of teacher thinking, specifically L2 teachers' subject-matter cognitions, i.e. their Teacher Language Awareness (TLA) (see e.g. Andrews 2001, 2003). The study examines the evolving TLA, as it relates to grammar, of three teachers, each a graduate with more than 10 years' experience of teaching English in Hong…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Coniam, David – Language Awareness, 1997
This paper sets out a series of awareness tasks for introducing English-as-a-Second-Language teachers to English language corpora and concordances. The aim of the task is to make teachers more critical of how English is described and presented in course materials and to show them that corpora are a good resource for language investigation.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Indexes, Inservice Teacher Education
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 1997
Explores the relationship between Hong Kong secondary school English teachers' metalinguistic awareness and the ability to explain a grammar point. Teachers of different backgrounds and experience were asked to role play a grammar point on two separate occasions; videotapes of the role plays were transcribed and analyzed. (13 references)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Teachers
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 1999
Discusses an in-depth investigation into the metalinguistic awareness of a group of practicing second language teachers, all nonnative speakers teaching English in Hong Kong secondary schools. The investigation focuses on teacher metalinguistic awareness as it relates to grammar. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar
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Lock, Graham; Tsui, Amy B. M. – Language Awareness, 2000
Considers issues in customizing descriptions of English grammar in the context of creating an electronic database for secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. In developing the database, the aim was to incorporate insights from functional grammar and corpus linguistics while keeping information accessible and relevant to teachers only familiar with…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Databases, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries