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Hodgson, Kevin Michael – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Although the paradigm shift towards English as an International Language (EIL) has been generally accepted within the academic community, a valorization of native speaker norms continues to be prevalent among many non-native speakers (NNSs). Through data drawn from a qualitative questionnaire and proficiency assessment results (TOEIC), this mixed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Native Speakers, Global Approach, Linguistic Competence
Samar, Reza Ghafar; Moradkhani, Shahab – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Although many language teachers resort to their first language (L1) at various junctures during their practice, not many studies have tried to understand the reasons for this from teachers' personal perspectives. This study aimed at investigating English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitive processes during their classroom…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Huang, Hsin-chou – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study investigates the effectiveness of online versus paper-based reading strategy instruction on EFL learners' reading comprehension. Fifty-seven university students from two intact reading classes with comparable proficiency levels were assigned to participate in either a paper-based or an online reading instructional module. Both groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
Lo, Yuen Yi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
As content-based instruction (CBI) programmes involve certain degrees of integration of second language (L2) and content learning, collaboration between L2 and content subject teachers has been strongly advocated. Whether this type of teacher collaboration can be successfully implemented will depend on many factors, one of which is teacher beliefs…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
Cui, Xia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
A major challenge faced in research seeking to investigate the underlying dynamics of problematic interactions is that, when asked about the rationale underpinning what they said and did--their "theory of action in-use" (Argyris and Schön, 1974, 1978, 1996)--participants are often unaware of what prompts their behaviour--or decide to…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction, Theory of Mind
Richards, Jack C.; Reppen, Randi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Grammar can be viewed both as knowledge and as ability. When viewed as knowledge, the focus is on rules for sentence formation. When viewed as ability, the focus is on how grammar is used as a resource in the creation of spoken and written texts. Twelve principles are proposed as the basis for a pedagogy that focusses on acquiring learning to use…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Akbari, Ramin; Tavassoli, Kobra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Teacher efficacy is a topic of significance in mainstream education and various instruments have been developed to measure this construct. The available instruments however, are general both in terms of their subject matter and context. To compensate for this generality, the present study aims to develop a new teacher efficacy instrument whose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
Tangpijaikul, Montri – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This research combines corpus-based and intuition-based approaches in developing a list of important words in business news that Thai learners of business English need to know. The Thai corpus of English for Business and Economic News (Thai-EBEN) has been compiled from English business news articles in the Thai press. A computer concordancing…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Song, Jayoung; Sardegna, Veronica Gabriela – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study investigated whether enhanced extensive reading contributed to significant gains on the incidental acquisition of English prepositions. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) secondary school students in Korea ("N" = 12) received enhanced extensive reading instruction for one semester in an after-school program. Pre-and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Reading Instruction
Boers, Frank; Lindstromberg, Seth; Webb, Stuart – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Previous research has furnished evidence that alliterative expressions (e.g. "a slippery slope") are comparatively memorable for second language learners, at least when these expressions are attended to as decontextualized items (Lindstromberg and Boers, 2008a; Boers et al., 2012). The present study investigates whether alliteration…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Phrase Structure, Literary Devices
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
Waring, Hansun Zhang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
Despite the push for fostering reflective practices in teacher education in the last 20 years, true reflection remains rare (Farr, 2011). Based on a detailed analysis of four mentor-teacher meetings in a graduate TESOL program, I show how specific mentor practices generate teacher reflection without explicit solicitations. Findings of this study…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mentors, Reflective Teaching, Language Teachers
Webb, Stuart A.; Sasao, Yosuke – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
There have been great strides made in research on vocabulary in the last 30 years. However, there has been relatively little progress in the development of new vocabulary tests. This may be due in some degree to the impressive contributions made by tests such as the Vocabulary Levels Test (Nation, 1983; Schmitt et al., 2001) and the Word…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Richards, Jack C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
The development and implementation of language teaching programs can be approached in several different ways, each of which has different implications for curriculum design. Three curriculum approaches are described and compared. Each differs with respect to when issues related to input, process, and outcomes, are addressed. Forward design starts…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Second Language Learning
Weger, Heather D. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
The present study reports on the motivations of adult, international learners of English, studying English 20 hours a week in a US-based Intensive English Program (IEP). Though often used as participants in language acquisition studies, there are few studies of these learners' motivational profiles. In the current study, a questionnaire designed…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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