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Green, Bridget – ORTESOL Journal, 2023
Creating teacher-authored materials can be a challenging task for a variety of reasons. While relying on coursebooks to provide a ready-made structure to our classes, we often design our own materials to meet some of the specific needs and interests of our learners. Teachers usually approach the task of materials development through intuition and…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Aesthetics, Teacher Developed Materials, Second Language Learning
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Joshi, Puskar; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Rivera, Hector H. – ORTESOL Journal, 2023
This paper explored and analyzed features of English pronunciation that could cause intelligibility problems for Nepali English learners (ELs), who use English as a foreign language (EFL) or English as a second language (ESL). We examined the Nepali ELs' pronunciation issues by juxtaposing them with comparable segmental and suprasegmental features…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Mermelstein, Aaron David – ORTESOL Journal, 2023
Reading is a complicated cognitive procedure of deciphering symbols to create meaning. It's a complicated relationship that the reader has with the text and is lead by a reader's previous knowledge, experiences, attitude, and culture. Second language (L2) reading comprehension is perhaps a more complicated procedure and there's a need to ensure…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning
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Sacklin, Jen; Daniels, Kelsey – ORTESOL Journal, 2022
Research has largely been silent on English Learner (EL) persistence and completion in U.S. community colleges, yet studies conducted across higher education report that only one in eight ELs completes a bachelor's degree (Kanno & Cromley, 2013). Many interventions have been proposed to improve college student persistence and completion. This…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Background, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Dragonflame, Chrystal Sapphire; Olsen, Amanda A.; Tommerdahl, Jodi M. – ORTESOL Journal, 2021
With over 91% of Americans now owning cellular devices (PEW Research Center, 2019), mobile applications (apps), like those used for foreign language learning (FLL), are becoming increasingly popular (Yu, 2019). However, it is unclear what research has been conducted to determine how effective mobile apps are at teaching foreign languages. To…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Nuss, Svetlana V. – ORTESOL Journal, 2021
This article presents a descriptive analysis case study conducted in the stream of teacher action research. An instructor-generated questionnaire was administered to teacher education program participants (n=141) who are practicing U.S. teachers of English learners (ELs). All respondents were enrolled in an online graduate-level teacher education…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Graduate Study
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Dougherty, Jessica – ORTESOL Journal, 2021
Developing the skill set of ESOL and bilingual educators is a critical task considering ESOL/bilingual education is a continually expanding field. Culturally and linguistically responsive teachers benefit from acquiring knowledge and expertise in a variety of ESOL and bilingual approaches in order to meet student needs in PK-20 educational…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hughes, Lee – ORTESOL Journal, 2021
The topic of washback itself and how it applies to oral assessment procedures/contexts is a relevant and important topic for the field of English language teaching, and there have been a number of studies into oral washback in evaluation of students (Khan et al., 2019). Washback effect refers to the impact of testing--whether positive or…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Zhenyu; Spitzer, Linnea – ORTESOL Journal, 2020
The study investigates the use of the hybrid method in the teaching and learning of English reading for speakers of English as a second language. Through an interview, a questionnaire and class observation, the research seeks to investigate the benefits and drawbacks that the hybrid model would possibly bring to the course.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nuss, Svetlana V. – ORTESOL Journal, 2020
As instructional coaching is being implemented to help English learners access content in school districts across the U.S., the low-incidence EL setting requires its own consideration. This article discusses an urban school district's EL coaching initiative from the practitioner's perspective. It addresses enrollment of classroom teachers into the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Incidence
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Kim, Catherine E. – ORTESOL Journal, 2020
In this research note, Catherine Kim presents the findings of the changes in in-service STEM teachers' beliefs about English Learners (ELs) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) education gleaned from the teachers' written reflections in the portfolios submitted at the end of their yearlong participation in an ESOL professional…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Millard, Victoria – ORTESOL Journal, 2020
This study investigated teacher cognition and practices, student perceptions, and textbook approaches to pronunciation instruction in a community-based ESL program. Data collection included semi-structured interviews with seven volunteer teachers and eleven students, classroom observations, and textbook analyses across proficiency levels. Findings…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Wedlock, Joshua – ORTESOL Journal, 2020
Although a range of authors have argued for the inclusion of swearing and taboo language in EFL/ESL curriculums (see Mercury, 1995; Horan, 2013; Holster, 2005; Liyanage, Walker, Bartlett, & Guo, 2015; Finn, 2017), to the best of my knowledge, no research has investigated how this could be done in a professional and pedagogically sound manner.…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Adult Students
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Khan, Muhammed Ali – ORTESOL Journal, 2019
The use of appropriate of words in writing, particularly frequently occurring four words combinations in academic register, is very important because it is an effective building block of academic text used by expert writers for effective communication. Yet teaching of four-word lexical bundles is rarely discussed in ESL writing textbooks. Recent…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction, Academic Language, Writing (Composition)
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Schulze, Joshua M.; Cáceda, Carmen – ORTESOL Journal, 2019
This article shares insights developed by two US-based professors as they co-taught an introductory ESOL education course within a teacher education program at a major Chinese university. Namely, the authors discuss how their perspectives on curriculum and instruction for Chinese pre-service teachers were enriched by their experience teaching in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Introductory Courses, English (Second Language)
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