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Sadeghi, Karim; Richards, Jack C.; Ghaderi, Farah – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
The impact of the non-native speaker's (NNS) language proficiency on their personal teaching performance has often been an issue in TESOL teacher education programmes. To explore this issue a study was conducted to investigate the link between language teachers' language proficiency and their teaching effectiveness. Classes taught by eight NNS…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Teacher Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Jafari Pazoki, Saeedeh; Alemi, Minoo – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Needs analysis is the key step to designing relevant and useful courses in English for Specific Purposes (ESP), but finding ways to deliver needs in a motivating and interesting way is also paramount. Therefore, investigating students' motivation to learn ESP is central in needs analysis. Few studies have investigated needs from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction
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Yuan, Rui – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
While there is a growing research interest in English as a medium of instruction (EMI) teaching and learning in university contexts, relatively limited attention has been paid to EMI teacher development. Drawing on my past and ongoing teaching and research practice as an EMI teacher educator, this Viewpoint article considers the emotional,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Thoai, Ton Nu Linh – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Professor of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Robert DeKeyser is from the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland. His research builds bridges between the theory of second language acquisition with major concerns in cognitive aspects such as implicit and explicit learning mechanism, age differences, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Faculty
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Lawrence, Geoff; Ahmed, Farhana; Cole, Christina; Johnston, Kris Pierre – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
Technology use in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programmes is seen as a strategy to support pedagogical innovation and intensifying growth in post-secondary international student enrolments. This article discusses government-funded research documenting the largely undefined use of technologies in post-secondary North American EAP programmes.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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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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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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Blake, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2020
A purpose-built online error detection tool was developed to provide genre-specific corpus-based feedback on errors occurring in draft research articles and graduation theses. The primary envisaged users were computer science majors studying at a public university in Japan. This article discusses the development and evaluation of this interactive,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Usability, Error Analysis (Language), Computational Linguistics
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Rahmati, Teymour; Sadeghi, Karim; Ghaderi, Farah – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Recent research has identified a direct link between language teachers' self and motivation, and their relationship with conceptual change and professional development. A better understanding of the exact manner in which language teachers' perceptions of self interact with their motivation, however, requires further empirical evidence from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation
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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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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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Cameron, Andrew; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
With the globalization of the English language, Global Englishes (GE) is a growing research paradigm with numerous pedagogical implications for those learning and teaching English. The study reported here provides insights on pre- and in-service Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) practitioners' perceptions of Global Englishes…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Fernández-Agüero, María; Chancay-Cedeño, Carlos – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify how Ecuadorian university teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) tackle intercultural teaching practice in their classrooms. To this end, we studied the reported intercultural practices of 68 EFL university teachers from Ecuadorian Region 4. Quantitative data drawn from a questionnaire were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
John Read is about to retire as Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland. He previously taught applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Victoria University of Wellington, the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, the University of Texas El Paso,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Vitta, Joseph P.; Jost, Dayna; Pusina, Alexis – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), writing instruction has often been of primary interest with a focus on curricula design and implementation. This especially holds true in East Asia where many universities operate EAP writing programmes. This study is located within this region, taking an inquiry stance in a small-scale case study of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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