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Sahan, Kari – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Ernesto Macaro is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK. He was the founding director of the EMI Oxford Research Group (formerly the Centre for Research and Development in English Medium Instruction) in the Department of Education. His research focuses on second language learning…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Faculty
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Dewey, Martin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
This viewpoint article provides a critical reflection on the gatekeeping and academic language practices of Anglophone universities, evaluating these in light of the promotional claims universities make about internationalization and global reach. I then consider the arguments put forward in each of the main articles in this special issue from…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hiller, Kristin E. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
This article describes an innovative approach to introducing translanguaging in an English for academic purposes (EAP) course at a young Sino-US joint-venture university in China. To promote the use of Chinese students' full linguistic and communicative repertoires in an English-medium-of-instruction university, I intentionally incorporated…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Winans, Michael D. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Grammarly's Tone Detector is included in the free version of the application and is available for major phone and computer program platforms. Its strength is in helping students compose pragmatically appropriate texts which could substantially increase their confidence and the feeling of autonomy. It accomplishes this by providing writers with…
Descriptors: Grammar, Phrase Structure, Computer Software, Writing (Composition)
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Yeo, Marie Alina; Newton, Jonathan Mark – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Recent nationalist and isolationist policies coupled with travel restrictions have prompted a shift in perspectives on the internationalization of higher education. Furthermore, criticisms surrounding issues such as the widespread adoption of English as a medium of instruction in higher education and quality assurance of transnational programs…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, English (Second Language), International Programs
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Reynolds, Dudley – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Debates around the impact of English-medium instruction (EMI) as part of transnational higher education (TNHE) typically focus on macro-level impacts on host country languages, cultures, and economies. Adopting the methodology of institutional ethnographies, this reflective study narrates how I came to find problematic such totalizing narratives…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McKinley, Jim; Rose, Heath; Zhou, Sihan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
This article reports on a study of policymaking at transnational and local universities in China concerning English Medium Instruction (EMI) provision, and the impact this has on stakeholder experiences. It explores policymaking at two transnational universities, which are compared and contrasted with data collected at six other Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Universities, Language of Instruction
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Harrison, Simon; Chen, Yu-Hua – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Pointing out that language policy negotiations in classroom discourse are an understudied kind of "language-related episode", and proposing that Tim Ingold's notion of "meshwork" dissolves a boundary that typically encloses their analysis, this paper examines how a rich and indicative example of student group interaction on a…
Descriptors: Music, Dance, Korean Culture, Language Planning
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Nguyen, Loc Tan; Newton, Jonathan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
The role of teacher professional learning (TPL) in assisting teachers to teach pronunciation in English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) contexts has received little attention. The study reported in extends this line of research by investigating how six EFL teachers at a Vietnamese university transform and integrate the pronunciation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gordon, Joshua – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Explicit pronunciation instruction enhances production of intelligible, comprehensible, and fluent second language (L2) speech. Additionally, task-based instruction (TBI) enhances the production of segmentals and suprasegmentals, and promotes awareness of L2 forms in pronunciation. Since most previous research on TBI in L2 pronunciation learning…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Speech Communication, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Low, Ee Ling – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Research has seen a growing recognition of the crucial role pronunciation plays in teaching English as an International Language (EIL), in achieving effective communication and its close link to the mastery of other aspects of language teaching and learning. In spite of its recognised importance, pronunciation is still a marginalised skill in many…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Suzukida, Yui – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Adult second language (L2) learning often exhibits great variability in its rate and outcome. Although research shows that learning trajectories are partly shaped by social and contextual factors (e.g. Larson-Hall, 2008), certain learner factors play an important role in enhancing L2 pronunciation learning by helping L2 learners notice and process…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mompean, Jose A.; Fouz-González, Jonás – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
This article explores the potential of phonetic symbols in pronunciation teaching/learning, with a focus on English language teaching (ELT). After a brief contextualisation of current views of pronunciation instruction in the second-language (L2) teaching literature, the article reviews some of the potential advantages of, conditions for, and…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning
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LaScotte, Darren; Meyers, Colleen; Tarone, Elaine – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
There are two broad approaches to the research and teaching of second-language (L2) pronunciation--'bottom-up' and 'top-down'--which roughly align with structural and communicative approaches to language teaching. A bottom-up approach, explicitly focusing on de-contextualised linguistic forms, is structuralist and predominated in the second half…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation
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Henrichsen, Lynn E. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
Computer-assisted pronunciation teaching (CAPT) for second-language learners has made great strides in recent years. While once small in number and confined to desktop computers, a great variety of CAPT resources are available online today. These resources provide instructional activities of various types, utilize different sensory modalities, and…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning
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