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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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Ikeda, Risa – TESL-EJ, 2020
Study abroad destinations for Japanese students, particularly those aiming to improve their English language skills, tend to focus on the "Inner Circle" (Kachru, 1992) of English-speaking countries. However, over the last two decades, Korean and Japanese-owned English language schools in the Philippines started to appear, leading to over…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Self Concept, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Gilliland, Betsy; Tanaka, Jay; Schwartz, Bethany F.; Díez-Ortega, Maria – TESL-EJ, 2020
As TESOL programs evolve to meet the demands of a globalized world, teacher-learners benefit from gaining opportunities to practice teaching outside their home countries. This article reports on four researchers' analyses of the experiences of US graduate student teacher-learners participating in a two-month practicum in Thailand. The practicum…
Descriptors: Practicums, Study Abroad, English (Second Language), Graduate Students
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Lindahl, Kristen; Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Baecher, Laura; Stewart, Mary Amanda – TESL-EJ, 2020
This article describes the ways in which study abroad experiences in international settings may help language teachers develop linguistic and cultural consciousness that ideally influence pedagogical practices in their home teaching contexts. Drawing upon the framework of critical multilingual awareness (CMLA; García, 2017), we describe three…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Multilingualism
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Chang, Lilian Ya-Hui – TESL-EJ, 2020
In the last few decades, learner autonomy has been considered a vital indicator of successful language learning. Most language teachers likely do not deny the importance of learner autonomy, as learning is ultimately the learner's responsibility. However, to what extent do teachers value this concept? To what extent do teachers actually promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hilliker, Shannon – TESL-EJ, 2020
Teachers do not always have the option to study abroad because of coursework and school/teaching obligations. Utilizing virtual exchange is an innovative instructional approach being used in higher education that can mimic a clinical virtual study abroad experience. Accordingly, this study reports on 20 participants that took a course on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), International Educational Exchange, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Aoyama, Ryosuke – TESL-EJ, 2020
In EFL contexts where students' chances to use English are limited to the classroom, minimizing their use of L1 to develop fluency in English is often encouraged in instruction. However, recent studies have reported that students' partial use of L1 in code-switching or translanguaging offers various pedagogical advantages. This research examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Maluch, Jessica T.; Sachse, Karoline A. – TESL-EJ, 2020
This study investigates L2 reading speed of developing readers. While L2 reading speed has been a topic of research, almost all studies to date investigate L2 adult learners and do not take into consideration samples of middle school students in the earlier stages of L2 development. Using data from a sample of 124 German eighth-graders, who range…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Reading Rate
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Stezycka, Pamela Emilia; Etherington, Siân – TESL-EJ, 2020
The current study aimed at investigating the motivation of Polish EFL teachers working in state secondary schools in Poland. In order to collect research data, a mixed-methods approach involving the use of quantitative and qualitative research instruments was employed. Overall, thirty-seven Polish state secondary school EFL teachers completed a…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rimmer, Wayne; Floyd, Alan – TESL-EJ, 2020
While conferences have always been seen as an indicator of professional activity, very little is known in an ELT context regarding how teachers perceive these experiences as contributing to their sense of professionalism. The purpose of this article is to address this knowledge gap and to examine teachers' perceptions and experiences of ELT…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Professionalism, English (Second Language), English Teachers
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