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Oostendorp, Marcelyn – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The transformation of higher education has been a pressing concern for policy makers and practitioners. This article provides examples of the transformative potential of assessments designed within the framework of a multi-literacies and heteroglossic pedagogy in an Applied English Language course at a South African university. These assessments,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ruan, Zhoulin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This paper investigates the use of lexical bundles in Chinese students' academic writing across different levels of studies at an English medium university. Frequency-based bundles were retrieved from a corpus of student academic texts written at four points of time between Year 1 and Year 4, and the structures and functions of the bundles were…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Writing (Composition), Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Peichin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
English as foreign language (EFL) writers are often found to have weaker control of their academic writing, among which presenting an effective authorial stance has been reported as particularly challenging (Hyland, 1998a; Schleppegrell, 2004). In particular, student writers tended to deploy a stronger stance and be less effective with tentative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Doctoral Programs
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Lack of knowledge in the conventional usage of collocations in one's respective field of expertise cause Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly different than more competent writing. This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost English as a Foreign language (EFL) readers and may have difficulties picking up on…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Siegel, Joseph – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article describes an innovation in the teaching and learning of vocabulary in English as a Foreign Language classes. Whereas vocabulary coverage in classrooms and textbooks traditionally focuses on lists of target words in printed form, this article promotes the notion of "aural vocabulary" as an important part of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Ashtarian, Soroor; Weisi, Hiwa – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Investigating supervision comments, as a form of interaction between the teacher and the learner, is an area of research that has received little attention so far in spite of being crucial in creating an atmosphere of friendship and confidence-building. Previous research in this area has emphasized the role of affect in supervision comments in…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Mehta, Sandhya Rao; Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
While thinking critically is often perceived to be the primary purpose of reading, the question of whether it can actually be taught in classrooms has been extensively debated. This paper bases itself on a qualitative case study of university students completing a degree in English Language and Literature. It explores the way in which critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Khani, Reza; Tazik, Khalil – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
Academic vocabulary, as the most challenging aspect of language learning in EAP and ESP contexts, has received much attention in the last few decades (e.g. Laufer, 1988; Sutarsyah, et al., 1994; Laufer and Nation, 1999; Coxhead, 2000; Nation, 2001a, 2001b; Wang et al., 2008; Martinez et al., 2009). The major attainments of these studies were…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Academic Discourse, Word Frequency
McKinley, Jim – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This article provides an examination of the literature on issues surrounding the problems Japanese university students face in learning critical argument in their English academic writing courses. Japanese students' critical thinking skills are criticized as not fostered in their university education, perhaps due to Confucian education ideals,…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse
Krashen, Stephen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
In this article, the author talks about academic jibberish. Alfie Kohn states that a great deal of academic writing is incomprehensible even to others in the same area of scholarship. Academic Jibberish may score points for the writer but does not help research or practice. The author discusses jibberish as a career strategy that impresses those…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Criticism
Coxhead, Averil – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This article focuses on vocabulary and writing at university level from the perspectives of 14 English as an additional language students studying at a New Zealand university. The students individually carried out an integrated reading and writing task and then participated in an interview which focused on their language learning background and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
Wei, Yaoyu; Lei, Lei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
The present study investigated the use of lexical bundles in the academic writing of advanced Chinese EFL learners. A corpus of doctoral dissertations by the learners and a corpus of published journal articles by professional writers were collected for the study. Four-word lexical bundles in the two corpora were identified and analysed. Results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phrase Structure, Nouns, Word Order
Zareva, Alla – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
Linking adverbials not only perform connecting functions between units of discourse but also facilitate the logical flow of a presentation and significantly affect the ways meaning is organized and conveyed by speakers and interpreted by listeners. The study examined comparatively L1 (n = 16) and L2 (n = 16) student presenters' uses of linking…
Descriptors: Semantics, English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages), Native Language
Phakiti, Aek; Li, Lulu – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
This article reports on an empirical study that examines general academic difficulties, and academic reading and writing difficulties among Asian ESL (English as a Second Language) international postgraduate students who are completing a Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at an Australian university. The…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Self Efficacy, Interviews, Measures (Individuals)
Atai, Mahmood Reza; Shoja, Leila – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
Even though English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) courses constitute a significant part of the Iranian university curriculum, curriculum developers have generally developed the programs based on intuition. This study assessed the present and target situation academic language needs of undergraduate students of computer engineering. To this…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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