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Mahapatra, Santosh Kumar – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
With digital literacies becoming an essential competency for teachers across the world, recent educational policies in India emphasize teachers' ability to use digital technologies for pedagogic purposes and the use of digital technologies by teachers as one of the evaluation criteria for ranking institutions. In the absence of any properly…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Albers, Robyn; Vences, Paola Trejo; Nickerson, Catherine – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
One of the consequences of the digital era has been the undeniable rise in the use of English in business. Studies have shown that large numbers of people in the business community now rely on English to get their work done, and at the same time, that many business transactions now take place through digital technologies in the form of computer…
Descriptors: Business English, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English for Special Purposes
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Moorhouse, Benjamin Luke; Kohnke, Lucas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The affordances and pedagogical benefits of technology in the English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classrooms are widely acknowledged. One potential use of technology is in eliciting and managing students' responses, which is an area where EAP/ESP teachers often report difficulties. Traditionally, teachers…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, Educational Benefits, Second Language Instruction
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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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Wu, Junjie Gavin; Miller, Lindsay – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
In this article, we report on an action case study on the use of mobile-assisted peer feedback to improve second language (L2) speakers' English performance. Drawing on the learning-oriented assessment (LOA) framework (Carless, 2007), the study made in-class use of a newly developed mobile app with the provision of peer feedback. The study was…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Hafner, Christoph A.; Yu, Cindy – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
This study examines the question of how the feedback of peers and teachers on a collaboratively written student text, mediated by track changes and commenting functions in Microsoft (MS) Word, can act as a form of socialization into an academic or professional discipline. It focusses on a collaboratively written legal memorandum, authored by…
Descriptors: Socialization, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Collaborative Writing
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Kim, YouJin; Belcher, Diane – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Over the past decade, digital multimodal composing (DMMC) in the language learning context has received growing attention. DMMC entails teaching writing as the social practice of meaning making using various semiotic tools (Siegal, 2012). Despite its potential benefits as a way to teach a meaning-making process in the current digitalized era, much…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Hsu, Wenhua – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Schmitt and Schmitt (2014) labelled the first 4,000 to 9,000 word families as mid-frequency vocabulary and highlighted its essential nature based on Nation's (2006) estimate that knowledge of the first 9,000 word families would provide 98% coverage of various texts. To attain this goal, this study first measured the vocabulary level of Voice of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), News Reporting, Programming (Broadcast)
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Kung, Fan-Wei; Wang, Xue – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study explores Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' attitudes towards accent for effective English as a lingua franca (ELF) communication. Notwithstanding the research conducted on EFL learners' perceptions of different variations of the English language for their language learning, little attempts have been made to…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Preferences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hamada, Yo – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Twenty-five years have passed since a teaching technique, called shadowing, was introduced in Japanese EFL contexts. Recently, this technique has gradually been recognized around the world. Given that many studies have been published about shadowing, the time is ripe to summarize the results of the studies and to propose how shadowing should be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Wang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The present study explores the under-researched area of collocation use with learners from different proficiency levels. The study investigates different types of collocations and the learners' elaboration of their collocation use. A total of 194 students from three different years of study in a Chinese university wrote compositions on the same…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Ong, Justina – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined classroom routine and interactional patterns of Grade 5 English Language reading comprehension lessons through delineating the speech act functions of instructional discourse that was based on Malcolm's sociolinguistic model (Malcolm, 1979a; Malcolm, 1979b; Malcolm, 1982; Malcolm, 1986). It also evaluated the classroom…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Speech Acts, Grade 5
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MacIntyre, Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
In many academic writing textbooks and style guides the use of personal pronouns is not encouraged. This is particularly problematic for non-native speakers of English trying to express themselves in a second language as, although personal pronouns are a clear signal of the writers' identity and presence in a text, they are usually advised not to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Yumarnamto, Mateus – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Three components of teachers' professional capital are human capital, social capital, and decisional capital according to Hargreaves and Fullan (2012). These three aspects of professional capital are meant to be part and parcel of developing the teaching profession. In this article, the author focusses on professional capital as a framework by…
Descriptors: Career Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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