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Mahmood Yenkimaleki; Vincent J. van Heuven – TESL-EJ, 2024
This study examines the effect of native "vs." non-native prosody instruction on developing interpreter trainees' speech comprehensibility in English as a foreign language (EFL) using a pretest-posttest-delayed posttest design. Twenty-three groups of 28 interpreter trainees at a University in Iran (six different branches) took part in…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mohammad R. Alnufaie; Ibrahim H. Alzahrani – TESL-EJ, 2024
This study attempts to replicate Pawlak's (2018) Grammar Learning Strategy Inventory (GLSI). It explores the use of GLSI by Saudi students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in their college preparation year. The re-emergence of GLSI after a long period of neglect is a significant development in Language Learning Strategies. Consequently, due…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Le Thanh Thao; Pham Trut Thuy – TESL-EJ, 2024
This phenomenological study seeks to explore the experiences of Vietnamese English-major graduates as they transition into out-of-expertise job roles in a globalized work environment. Drawing from a qualitative dataset gathered from 67 participants through semi-structured interviews, the research aimed to understand the perceived benefits,…
Descriptors: Vietnamese People, Majors (Students), Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Mohammad Ali Heidari-Shahreza – TESL-EJ, 2024
This manuscript is a conceptual article that intends to address 'playful creativity' as an underexplored but potentially insightful component of TESOL programs. To this aim, playful creativity is first defined under a critical purview of traditional and recent conceptualizations of creativity. Afterward, 'creative TESOL' is briefly addressed.…
Descriptors: Humor, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Creative Teaching
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Robert Weekly; Andrew Pollard – TESL-EJ, 2024
The practice of Corrective Feedback (CF), which is situated within a Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Paradigm, is currently positioned towards an accuracy-orientated delivery based on native speaker norms. This is despite the recognition in different areas of linguistic research that there is considerable variation in the way that English is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction
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Andrzej Cirocki; Akihiro Ito; Bill Soden; Nathalie Noret – TESL-EJ, 2024
This article presents the findings of a mixed-methods study measuring the efficacy beliefs of Japanese English-as-a-foreign-language teachers regarding student engagement, instructional strategies, classroom management, and lesson planning. The study sought to identify relationships between levels of self-reported efficacy among these teachers and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Fatma Seyma Koç; Perihan Savas – TESL-EJ, 2024
This meta-synthesis reviewed and synthesized the findings of 53 studies on supervisory post-conferences and feedback with a total of 807 participants published between 2004-2023. The aim of this meta-synthesis was to illustrate the trends in the reviewed studies and synthesize the results of the studies on supervisory discourse and models of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Sachiko Nakamura; Ryan Spring; Shizuka Sakurai – TESL-EJ, 2024
This study looked at how practically ASR-based interactive video assignments can be integrated into EFL classrooms for additional out-of-class speaking practice, and what effects it will have on students. We created an ASR-based interactive video assignment using Google Scripts and gave it to students as a homework assignment between lessons in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interactive Video, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Lakshmana Rao Pinninti – TESL-EJ, 2024
Research indicates that reading strategy instruction improves comprehension. Conceptualizing strategy training as mediating reading strategy use through collaborative and reflective practices, the present study examined the combined effect of peer-collaborative strategic reading and reflective journaling on strategy use and comprehension. Data…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reading Strategies, Reflection, Journal Writing
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Mark Feng Teng – TESL-EJ, 2024
The present study, based on a cross-lagged panel design, was to examine the directionality of the relationships between anxiety, self-efficacy, and motivation in the context of online English learning. A total of 420 university students in China completed self-efficacy belief, motivation, and anxiety measures twice, eight months apart. The…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Online Courses
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Napapat Thongwichit; Mark Bedoya Ulla – TESL-EJ, 2024
The present study explores the perspectives and instructional approaches adopted by five university English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in Thailand about using translanguaging pedagogy in monolingual English instruction. Examining the concept of translanguaging pedagogy and framed in an exploratory-descriptive qualitative research design…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Danyang; Wu, Junjie Gavin – TESL-EJ, 2023
English language education nowadays is not merely about the instruction and acquisition of linguistic knowledge and skills. Instead, it has progressed to the real-life applications of the target language, which further requires a mastery of cultural knowledge and skills. In terms of culture, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners, compared…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Therova, Dana – TESL-EJ, 2023
Since written assignments often constitute the main form of assessment in tertiary education, academic writing skills are of paramount importance to university students. The role of academic writing in turn emphasises two aspects vital for successful written production at universities: genre awareness as students are assessed on the production of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Multilingualism, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods
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Zavialova, Alisa – TESL-EJ, 2023
Pragmatic formulas have been recognized as linguistic building blocks necessary for successful speech act performance. Current approaches to speech act teaching overlook pragmatic formulas, promoting an incomplete view of pragmatics instruction. This paper reports on the results of a classroom-based study in which a formula-enhanced treatment…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gillies, Hamish – TESL-EJ, 2023
Recent studies elaborating on the L2 learning experience component of the L2 Motivational Self System (Dörnyei, 2005, 2009), especially through a narrative identity perspective, mark a new direction in L2 motivation research. This paper extends this work by exploring the connection between the L2 learning experience and ideal L2 self components.…
Descriptors: Drama, Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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