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Koh, Kim; Burke, Lydia E. Carol-Ann; Luke, Allan; Gong, Wengao; Tan, Charlene – Language Teaching Research, 2018
A teacher's assessment literacy refers to her or his demonstrated understanding of the principles behind selecting and designing tasks, judging student work, and interpreting and using assessment data to support student learning. This study examines the development of the task design aspect of assessment literacy in 12 Chinese language teachers as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies
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Silver, Rita Elaine – Language Teaching Research, 2008
The developing understandings of teacher-trainees of language and content connections in "subject" teaching in Singapore's bilingual primary schools are explored in this article. I narrate the development of the project, the trainee responses, and my own reflections on the process. Throughout, I take an Exploratory Practice (Allwright,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Cox, Robyn; Schaetzel, Kirsten – Language Teaching Research, 2007
This paper describes a research study completed in Singapore with students enrolled in an education degree program. The researchers were interested in the reading habits of Singaporean students who will become teachers of English in the Singapore government teaching service. Of interest is the data collection method which involved the development…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Habits, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Guangwei – Language Teaching Research, 2005
Peer review has a prominent place in process-oriented writing instruction. In this paper, I share my developing use of peer review in an academic writing course for Chinese ESL learners. After reviewing the relevant literature, I describe the context in which I implemented peer review and conducted practitioner research into its productive use.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Writing Skills, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Allison, Desmond – Language Teaching Research, 1998
Examined diaries kept by undergraduate students during an English language course at the National University of Singapore. Investigation comprises preliminary content analysis of the diaries, learners' responses to a questionnaire, an account of learners' engagement with language issues in their diaries, and a commentary on teacher feedback and…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Content Analysis, English (Second Language), Feedback
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Goh, Christine C. M. – Language Teaching Research, 1998
Presents findings from research into listening strategies and tactics of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners from the People's Republic of China studying in an intensive English language and academic skills program in a university in Singapore. Showed that high-ability listeners used more strategies and tactics than the low-ability ones.…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education