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Zhao, Ping; Ji, Xiaoli – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article provides preliminary validity evidence for the shorter Mandarin version of the Vocabulary Size Test (VST) under the content aspect, technical quality, substantive and generalizability aspect of Messick's (1995) construct validity framework. The shorter version with 177 Chinese university students in three proficiency levels indicates…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Thi Hong Nhung, Pham – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
At the implementation level of the national project "Teaching and Learning Foreign Language in the Public-Sector Educational System for the 2008-2020 Period," the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) provided large-scale general English proficiency training for key English teachers and classroom English training for a…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yin, Zihan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Linking adverbials are important for creating textual cohesion in both written and spoken English. While there are reference grammar books describing the usage patterns of linking adverbials and studies investigating learners' difficulties in using these cohesive devices, there is little discussion on how to effectively teach and learn them. By…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Icy Lee is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently serving as Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her main research interests are in the areas of second language writing and second language teacher education. Icy is best known for her research on feedback in L2…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Best Practices, Faculty Publishing, College Faculty
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Towndrow, Phillip A.; Pereira, Andrew J. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
The call for an expanded, critical and socially-constructed view of literacy in response to contemporary semiotic and technological developments is not new. However, an under investigated area relates to the impact and influence of new media in the teaching and learning of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Following an overview of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Professional development is an activity in which language teachers should have ongoing and sustained involvement. There are many ways in which language teachers can pursue professional development, and reading journals is one of these ways. This article reports on a survey of 465 English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals, largely drawn from…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Periodicals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tupas, Ruanni – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article explores language policy in Southeast Asia, focussing on two recent state and other institutional reform efforts and directions: one towards English, and the other towards the mother tongues. However, what needs to be highlighted is the bifurcated nature of language policy reforms in the region. That is, these two policy directions…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Social Justice, Nationalism, Competition
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Hockly, Nicky; Dudeney, Gavin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Anybody who has lived through the past decade of technological developments will know how quickly our world is changing. And what happens outside our teaching contexts, out there in the real world, will inevitably -- at least some of it -- end up having an impact on what we do inside our classrooms, lecture halls, schools and colleges. Some of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Phakiti, Aek; Plonsky, Luke – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article aims to discuss ten beliefs that teachers hold about second language (L2) learning and to relate these to relevant theories and approaches in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). It is especially written for L2 teachers who would like to know more about theoretical approaches that seek to explain L2 learning. Preliminary…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Linguistic Theory, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Low, Ee Ling; Ao, Ran – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
The ASEAN region is home to great ethnic, cultural, political and economic diversity and linguistically, represents a region where both Outer and Expanding Circle varieties of English are spoken. English is designated as the sole working language of the ASEAN region but in reality, it has a different status and performs very different roles in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role, Foreign Countries
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Borg, Simon – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Professional development is central to teacher competence and, with particular attention to larger-scale, structured and formal professional development interventions (PDIs), this article discusses how the impact of professional development can be conceptualized and evaluated. Various kinds of impacts on teachers, organizations and systems, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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Van Canh, Le; Renandya, Willy A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
How does teachers' target language proficiency correlate with their ability to use the target language effectively in order to provide optimal learning opportunities in the language classroom? Adopting a conversation analysis approach, this study examines the extent to which teachers' use of the target language in the classroom creates learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Educators, Language Proficiency
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In multilingual Malaysia, the place of English has been debated at various times since independence in 1957. An initiative to address concerns about levels of English language proficiency in the country through teaching Science and Mathematics in English was launched in the early 21st century. For some teachers, a trans-national component was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Freeman, Donald – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
New conceptualizations of English are challenging traditional norms of what the language is, as well as how it is taught and by whom. These changes, coupled with the expansion of teaching English across the educational spectrum from younger grades to tertiary levels, present challenges to many national education systems. The role of teachers'…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Teacher Competencies
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Richards, Jack C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Most of the world's English language teachers speak English as a second or third language rather than as their first language. For many, their level of proficiency in English may not reach benchmarks established by their employers, raising the issue that is the focus of this article, namely, what kind of proficiency in English is necessary to be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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