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McKay, Sandra Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
A great deal has been written about what English as an International Language (EIL) actually is (e.g. Alsagoff et al., 2012; Matsuda, 2012; McKay and Brown, 2016; Sharifian, 2009), ranging from a view of EIL as the many varieties of English that are spoken today to the use of English by second language speakers of English. Thus, EIL is viewed both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Lasito,; Storch, Neomy – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
Although pair and small group activities are commonly used in second language (L2) classrooms, there are very few studies which can inform teachers about whether it is best to have students work in pairs or in small groups. In this study, conducted in a junior high school in Indonesia with learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Task Analysis
Ho, Debbie Guan Eng – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
The Systemic Textual Analysis (STA) is a text-based approach to teaching writing based on a combination of the genre-based theory and systemic functional linguistics. Central to this approach is the teacher-learner collaborative analysis of various text types in terms of structure and texture through the use of genre analysis and systemic…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Sheppard, Ken – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1992
The effects of two distinct ways of responding to a student essay (discrete-item attention to form and holistic feedback on meaning) were compared for a linguistically diverse group of 26 first-year college students. Findings suggest that the holistic response is likely to result in improvements in grammatical accuracy. (19 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Essays, Feedback
Sheen, Ronald – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1992
The efficacy of problem-centered as compared to an orthodox deductive approach to second-language instruction in Japanese schools is evaluated. Results suggest that both approaches enable students to understand grammatical rules, but the time-consuming problem-solving procedure limits practice and results in a lack of oral proficiency. (55…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Drills (Practice), Foreign Countries, Grammar