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Bouckaert, Marina – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Classroom materials play a major role in teachers' professional lives and are a central component of the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. Teachers themselves have been found to create and adapt materials for a plethora of reasons, one of which is their own continuing professional development. This article aims to take stock of a…
Descriptors: Teacher Developed Materials, English (Second Language), Reflective Teaching, English Teachers
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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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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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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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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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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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Richards, Jack C.; Wilson, Owen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The concepts of identity and translanguaging have been a focus of considerable theorizing and research in recent years, and have clarified important dimensions of how people interact in both monolingual and multilingual settings (Barkhuizen, 2016; Creese and Blackledge, 2015; Darvin and Norton, 2018; Otheguy et al., 2018). In this article we would…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Teacher Behavior, Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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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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