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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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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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Chang, Anna; Millett, Sonia; Renandya, Willy Ardian – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Although second language listening has become a rather active area of research in the past ten years, some topics such as listening fluency development and extensive listening (EL) have not received much attention. The purpose of the present study is to examine the levels of listening support that might be needed to facilitate L2 learners'…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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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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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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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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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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Li, Liang; Franken, Margaret; Wu, Shaoqun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Lexical bundles, recurrent multiword combinations in a register, are extremely common and important discourse building blocks in academic writing. An increasing number of studies have investigated lexical bundles in academic writing in recent years, but few studies have explored L2 learners' interpretations of their own bundle production,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Phrase Structure
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Tanewong, Sukanya – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study investigated the impact of metacognitive pedagogical sequence on development of less-proficient Thai EFL listeners' L2 listening metacognition and listening comprehension achievement over a semester. Sixty-four university students who were enrolled in a listening course participated in a quasi-experimental study. Both the intervention…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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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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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
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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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