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Asiri, Ali; Panday-Shukla, Priya; Rajeh, Hamzah S.; Yu, Youwei – TESL-EJ, 2021
Current research on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) teacher education shows a need to shift the focus away from a technocentric emphasis on specific technologies to strategies for technology integration (Chapelle & Sauro, 2017). The main reason for this is to prepare teachers to be flexible enough to use current and future…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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DeDeyn, Rachel – TESL-EJ, 2021
This study applies the Full Range of Leadership Model (Bass & Avolio, 1994), which includes the popular concepts of transformational, transactional, and non-leadership, in a university intensive English program (IEP) with the goal of better understanding effective teacher leadership practices in a TESL context. Fifty-nine pre-collegiate IEP…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Intensive Language Courses, Leadership Styles, Questionnaires
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Rodas, Elisabeth L.; Colombo, Laura – TESL-EJ, 2021
Peer response writing groups present several benefits in language learning classrooms. However, they are usually supervised by the instructor and thus become time consuming when carried out in class. This descriptive case study offers a model for extramural peer feedback and analyzes 12 meeting transcriptions of four undergraduate EFL writing…
Descriptors: Self Management, Self Directed Groups, Meetings, Peer Evaluation
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Bailey, Daniel R.; Rakushin-Lee, Andrea – TESL-EJ, 2021
Social networking for language learning (SNLL) entails students practicing second language (L2) writing on social media platforms like Facebook. Language learning through social media activities occurs through active participation resulting in language output. This examination of how L2 output influences language learning highlights the importance…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Value Judgment, College Students, Late Adolescents
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2021
With the increased emphasis in communicative language learning and task-based language teaching, classroom assessment increasingly includes performance-based assessments (e.g., essays, speeches, projects, presentations), which require careful planning and can be challenging to implement and assess. The ability to design and use well-designed…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Shahrokni, Seyed Abdollah – TESL-EJ, 2021
This ethnographic case study aims to examine second language socialization (SLS) in a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) called Stronghold Kingdoms (SK). To explore the affordances of this community for SLS, the social dynamics in a Faction community during 4 life-time periods, namely, war, post-war peace and life in exile, end of the world,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Computer Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Egbert, Joy L.; Shahrokni, Seyed Abdollah; Zhang, Xue; Abobaker, Reima; Bantawtook, Pruksapan; He, Haixia; Bekar, Mira; Roe, Mary F.; Huh, Keun – TESL-EJ, 2021
Recent research points to the need for a specific research focus on language task engagement because task engagement can lead to increased motivation, persistence, satisfaction, and learner achievement (Early, Rogge, & Deci, 2014; Henri, Halverson, & Graham, 2015; Reeve & Lee, 2014); a major gap in the research in this area is the lack…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kol, Sara; Schcolnik, Miriam – TESL-EJ, 2021
For students of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), reading articles in their field of study in English is particularly challenging. One of their main difficulties is understanding unfamiliar words. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of online monolingual and bilingual dictionary tools on reading comprehension in English and…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing, Monolingualism, Bilingualism
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Qureshi, Muhammad Asif – TESL-EJ, 2021
The current study examined differences in morphosyntactic knowledge of Arabic learners who had significant exposure to English as a medium of instruction at the primary and tertiary educational levels. The study involved a grammaticality judgment task, an editing task, and a background questionnaire. Based on the background questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Grammar, Editing, Task Analysis
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Douglas, Scott Roy – TESL-EJ, 2020
Making the most out of a short-term study abroad program is vital for students who are investing in an experience they hope will benefit them personally and academically. This study explores participants' counterfactual understandings of a three-week short-term study abroad program focusing on content and English as an additional language learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad
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Evans, Matthew; Tragant, Elsa – TESL-EJ, 2020
This study assesses the reasons behind learner dropout in adult EFL environments. Differences between two groups -- dropouts (N=154) and persistent learners (N=106) -- are examined using a questionnaire with qualitative and quantitative components. The study focussed on three areas: characteristics of the two groups (such as age and proficiency),…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Dropouts, Academic Persistence, Dropout Characteristics
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Tomaš, Zuzana; Van Horn-Gabel, Amie; Marnikovic, Silvija – TESL-EJ, 2020
In response to the call to include experiential learning opportunities in our TESOL program and an invitation by a Montenegrin community to collaborate on the establishment of a summer English language institute, we designed and implemented a hybrid service-learning study abroad (SLSA) program which included two weeks spent in Montenegro in 2018…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Service Learning, Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers
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Romero, Gloria; Vasilopoulos, Gene – TESL-EJ, 2020
Study abroad (SA) professional development (PD) programs for teachers of English as a foreign language have been key to the implementation of student-centered practices in rural China. This study uses a qualitative approach to examine the experiences of a group of English teachers from Yunnan Province who received PD training in Canada in 2016.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Rural Areas, Study Abroad
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Ruane, Colum – TESL-EJ, 2020
An approximate replication of Yashima, Zenuk-Nishide, and Shimizu (2004), the main focus of this study was on the relationship between L2 WTC and International Posture in an ESL environment. International Posture measures the degree of connectedness to the international community from within an EFL context. However, attitudes may change when there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Burri, Michael; Amanda Baker – TESL-EJ, 2020
Inquiry into learning to teach pronunciation is a growing area within the second language teacher education research paradigm. To what extent this learning process extends into instructors' early years of teaching pronunciation has yet to be explored. This article is a response to this need by exploring the 3.5-year trajectory of five teachers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation, Language Teachers
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