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Kohnke, Lucas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Creative use of language is a central tenet of learner-centric pedagogy, and as such has become a big part of today's language classrooms. Students who are allowed to use their creative impulses are often more engaged during in-class activities (Gregory et al., 2013). This is precisely one of the primary motivators for teachers to leverage…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Paltridge, Brian – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The use of digital technologies has transformed the processes of writing for academic journals and the dissemination and preservation of academic work. It has also made the measurement of the impact of publications in academic journals easier and this information more accessible to authors. In this article I discuss some of the ways in which…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Writing for Publication, Periodicals, Citations (References)
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Xia, Sichen Ada – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Vijay Kumar Bhatia retired from his role as a professor at the City University of Hong Kong and is now Visiting Professor at the Hellenic American University in Athens, and Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels over a period exceeding 50 years in…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Pellicer-Sánchez, Ana – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Students in academic contexts are expected to engage with large amounts of reading and they frequently meet unknown words and phrases in those reading materials. Previous research has shown that second and foreign language learners can acquire some of the unknown vocabulary that they encounter during reading. However, these previous findings were…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Suárez, M? del Mar; González Argüello, M. Vicenta – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Audiovisual platforms like YouTube facilitate the introduction of informal learning practices for their pedagogical exploitation both in class and online. One such practice is the creation of a BookTuber community for recommending books, thus making it possible for students to engage in an out-of-class community where common interests can be…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Media, Books, English for Special Purposes
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Manning, Shaun Justin; Jobbitt, Todd – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article introduces Peer Review Circles (PRC), a classroom task that fully engages learners in the peer review process. The authors had observed their undergraduate students were reluctant to do peer review and even more reluctant to use the comments received. To improve the peer review process, the authors decided to change it into a…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Writing Evaluation
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Bouckaert, Marina – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Classroom materials play a major role in teachers' professional lives and are a central component of the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. Teachers themselves have been found to create and adapt materials for a plethora of reasons, one of which is their own continuing professional development. This article aims to take stock of a…
Descriptors: Teacher Developed Materials, English (Second Language), Reflective Teaching, English Teachers
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Lopez, Elaine; Sabir, Mona – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
It is two decades since Master (1997) published a framework for second language (L2) article pedagogy, based on several years of research into the acquisition of the English article system. Among his recommendations were a focus on intermediate level learners and a simplification of the rules presented to language learners. Since then, substantial…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction