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Faez, Farahnaz; Karas, Michael – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This article provides a review and analysis of current research examining the connection between teacher language proficiency and their self-reported beliefs about their pedagogical abilities. Generally speaking, (English) language teachers require an advanced level of proficiency in order to be successful language teachers, but pedagogical skills…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dixon, Paul Andrew – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Dr. Willy A. Renandya is a widely published language teacher educator and TESOL specialist with a particular interest in professional educator development, TESOL pedagogy, and extensive reading and listening. For the past 20 years his work has revolved around working with pre-service and in-service English teaching professionals in the Asian…
Descriptors: Interviews, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Ghafarpour, Hajar – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The uniqueness of the Language Classroom and its complexity raises a need for foreign language teachers to develop necessary skills and knowledge to observe, analyse and evaluate their classroom discourse. Hence, interactional awareness of language teachers is an integral part of pedagogical and practical knowledge. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Diaries, Guidelines
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Khany, Reza; Nejad, Ali Mansouri – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This study examines the relationship between L2 willingness to communicate (L2WTC), L2 unwillingness to communicate (L2UWTC) and the personality traits of openness to experience and extraversion in an Iranian context. The Pearson correlation and descriptive statistics were used to analyse the results from a study with 217 English major students. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Structural Equation Models, Communication (Thought Transfer), English (Second Language)
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Harwood, Nigel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Although there is an ever-growing volume of research focused on TESOL textbooks (or coursebooks, as they are sometimes known), I argue that the TESOL research community should pay more attention to textbook research in mainstream education, that is, to the work of those scholars who focus on L1 rather than L2 education, given that there is a rich,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Richter, Kenneth G.; Lara Herrera, Romero – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This article reports on the views of selected Southeast Asian and Mexican second language teacher education students regarding the characteristics and pedagogical behaviours of good EFL instructors. A total of 116 participants from Mexico, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam took part in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Siagto-Wakat, Geraldine – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This qualitative study explored the use of doodling to surface experiences in the psychological phenomenon of language anxiety in an English classroom. It treated the doodles of 192 freshmen from a premier university in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Further, it made use of phenomenological reduction in analysing the data gathered. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, English (Second Language)
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Kong, Melinda L. F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
With the globalization and internationalization of education, many teachers from Asian countries pursue their professional development in English-speaking settings. However, there seems to be scarce research on these teachers' expectations, lived experiences and identities in these contexts, and how their personal experiences influence their views…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jacobs, George M.; Renandya, Willy A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Positive education is a relatively new, student centred approach which takes an optimistic view of learning, seeks to build on students' individual and collective strengths and encourages students to take responsibility for collaboratively interacting with peers for the benefit of themselves and others. This article begins by explaining some of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
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Oostendorp, Marcelyn – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The transformation of higher education has been a pressing concern for policy makers and practitioners. This article provides examples of the transformative potential of assessments designed within the framework of a multi-literacies and heteroglossic pedagogy in an Applied English Language course at a South African university. These assessments,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Thomas Farrell is widely known for his views and publications on the topic of Reflective Practice, which is key to the professional development of teachers in 21st century classrooms. He is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. Farrell has been a language teacher and teacher educator since 1978 and has worked in Korea,…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Ruan, Zhoulin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This paper investigates the use of lexical bundles in Chinese students' academic writing across different levels of studies at an English medium university. Frequency-based bundles were retrieved from a corpus of student academic texts written at four points of time between Year 1 and Year 4, and the structures and functions of the bundles were…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Writing (Composition), Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Smirnova, Elizaveta A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This article describes the gathered experience in using corpora in an IELTS preparation course. The practice demonstrates an attempt to reduce negative washback effects occurring when preparation courses just concentrate on the test format neglecting the importance of development of learners' language skills and general study skills. Some…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Albino, Gabriel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The present study investigates how learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) improve the readability of their texts in an explicit genre-based approach that is utilized in an oil and gas exploration workplace in Angola. By drawing on the English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics genre traditions, the study engages 18…
Descriptors: Readability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rose, Heath; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In this article, we describe and evaluate an innovative pedagogical task designed to raise awareness of Global Englishes and to challenge standard language ideology in an English language classroom. The task encouraged the learning and debate of the controversial Speak Good English Movement, which campaigns for Singaporeans to use a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metalinguistics
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