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Esfandiari, Rajab; Meihami, Hussein; Jahani, Fatemeh – TESL-EJ, 2022
In spite of the existence of writing courses for postgraduate students in English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) contexts, their academic writing proficiency remains low. Therefore, EFL students' academic experiences and expectations need to be explored to identify their needs. To this end, a dynamic narrative approach was adopted to examine the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Delicado-Puerto, Gemma; Alonso-Díaz, Laura; Fielden Burns, Laura V. – TESL-EJ, 2022
How to better prepare future bilingual teachers for foreign language learning classrooms and their challenges is a key consideration in education, a concern echoed across the world as such programmes, where curricular content is taught in a foreign language, grow in popularity. This article presents student profiles and satisfaction for the first…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Norman, Leyla N. M.; Eslami, Zohreh R. – TESL-EJ, 2022
In this systematic literature review, we synthesize and critically analyze information from publications between 2010 and 2020 that answer the following overarching research question: "What does being (or not being) advocates for English learner (EL) students look like for EL teachers?" Findings indicate that EL teachers' backgrounds and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Advocacy, Language Teachers, Teacher Background
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Chau, Tuc; Huensch, Amanda; Hoang, Yen K.; Chau, Hiep T. – TESL-EJ, 2022
This study investigated the effects of L2 pronunciation instruction on speech intelligibility and fluency, the relationship between intelligibility and fluency, and the extent to which utterance fluency can predict perceived fluency. Participants were 30 beginning adult EFL learners who received either segmental or suprasegmental instruction. Oral…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Pronunciation Instruction
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Lie, Anita; Tamah, Siti Mina; Gozali, Imelda – TESL-EJ, 2022
In 2018 the Indonesian Ministry of Education established a teacher certification program via a blended learning platform in partnership with teacher colleges. The program engages teacher-participants in online learning, face-to-face workshops on a designated campus, classroom action research and teaching practices. This study aims at exploring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language of Instruction
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Bollen, David; Humphreys, Gareth; Lin, Shu-Wen; Donnellan, Jonny – TESL-EJ, 2022
Situated in a Japanese university ELT context, this qualitative exploratory interview-based study offers insights into how ten teachers responded to the challenges of transitioning to emergency remote teaching (ERT). The research was conducted to understand the implications of pandemic-instigated educational changes on teaching practices and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education, COVID-19
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Lehotska, Nikola; Tomaš, Zuzana; Vojtkulakova, Margita – TESL-EJ, 2022
This article contributes to the literature on the value of Virtual Exchanges (VEs) in the field of technology-mediated language learning. Specifically, we report on a pilot program for high school English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in Slovakia and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in Michigan, USA who engaged in a 10-week,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Exchange Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khany, Reza; Kamalvand, Ayad – TESL-EJ, 2022
The importance of materials in learning and teaching has prompted a substantial number of studies on English language learning/teaching materials (ELLTM). To date, the field seems largely unstudied when it comes to identifying the focus, themes, and challenges. Hence the present study endeavored to systematically review, analyze, and synthesize…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials
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Pearson, William S. – TESL-EJ, 2022
February 2022 marks the 100th issue of the "Teaching English as a Second Language Electronic Journal (TESL-EJ)," set up in 1994 as the brainchild of a group of scholars who saw the need for a freely distributed electronic academic journal covering a diverse array of interests within teaching English as a second language long before the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pontier, Ryan W. – TESL-EJ, 2022
The population of emergent bilingual students in the United States is growing rapidly, requiring that teachers be prepared to provide them an effective education. Inadequate preparation of teachers to work with these students indicates the need to revise the ways that teacher education programs address this issue (Palmer & Martínez, 2013),…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aeen, Javad Behesht; Rassaei, Ehsan; Riasati, Mohammad Javad; Zamanian, Mostafa – TESL-EJ, 2022
Taking into account the facilitative role of mobile-mediated communication for promoting EFL learners' L2 development, this study investigated Iranian EFL learners' perceptions of recast and their modified output through face-to-face, audio, and video-based mobile-mediated communication. To this end, sixty intermediate EFL learners at two…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices
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Chu, Shin Ying; Ng, Lay Shi; McConnell, Grace – TESL-EJ, 2022
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a three-dimensional approach to professional services in which high-quality and current research evidence is integrated with practitioner expertise along with client values to inform assessment and treatment decisions. The primary objective of this study is to promote the importance of EBPs for…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Internet, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Bremner, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2022
Despite a recent influx of conceptual studies on the topic of 'learner-centered education' (LCE), the term continues to be interpreted inconsistently by a wide range of stakeholders. This study develops previous quantitative work on teachers' understandings of LCE by exploring the perspectives of 16 Colombian EFL teachers. The methods consisted of…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Dendenne, Boudjemaa – TESL-EJ, 2021
In this study, we examined the use of compliments, self-praise, and self-denigration, as exchanged among nonnative English users. This was part of participation in an online cross-cultural exchange project (Ibunka 2019), which involved learners from six countries (Algeria, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands). The aim of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Speech Acts
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Yousefi, Marziyeh; Nassaji, Hossein – TESL-EJ, 2021
This paper reviews the literature on the role of corrective feedback and instruction in L2 pragmatics. Pragmatics "focuses on how people perform, interpret, and respond to language functions in a social context" (Taguchi, 2011, p.289), and therefore its development is key to the development of language competence. Pragmatics entails both…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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