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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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Kim, Catherine E. – ORTESOL Journal, 2017
This study reports the major findings of an in-depth survey and interview with a group of students and parents who recently immigrated to the U.S. from Korea. The study was conducted to identify how they engage in out-of-school English language use and to what extent parents and teachers are involved and supportive in the process. All the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Surveys, Interviews
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Huang, Qiang – ORTESOL Journal, 2016
The present study aims to probe into learners' perceptions of blended learning in relation to the respective roles of face-to-face learning (f2f learning) and online learning as well as their interaction in the blended EFL contexts. Questionnaires were used in the study to examine the attitudes of 296 university students towards a blended English…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Hanson, Jessica; Maxwell, Jeffrey; Mulder, Monika – ORTESOL Journal, 2015
Intensive English language programs (IEPs) at American universities have the task of recruiting, retaining, and preparing international students for mainstream classes. In order to achieve these tasks, many programs have explored using supplemental instruction (SI) in the form of learning centers (LCs) to support their students. In this study, we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Students, Language Proficiency
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Reynolds-Young, Danielle; Hood, Sally – ORTESOL Journal, 2014
Although course assignments require English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher candidates to design activities, performance assessments, and lessons that balance the teaching of the English language and academic content, the ESL teacher candidates remain perplexed as to how to teach without a prescribed curriculum. The answer is challenging, given…
Descriptors: Course Content, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction