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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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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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Hong, Huili; Keith, Karin; Moran, Renee Rice – TESL-EJ, 2019
Effective ELL teaching and learning is profoundly influenced by the teachers' personal experiences and personalities (Farrell, 2016), their experience as language learners as well as language teachers (Farrell, 2007), and their beliefs about learning and teaching a second language (Farrell, 2015; Farrell & Ives, 2015). This study honored and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Kidwell, Tabitha – TESL-EJ, 2019
By teaching English, teachers are preparing students for encounters with people from different cultures. To do so effectively from the beginning of their careers, novice teachers need preparation to teach about culture in addition to teaching language. Teacher educators could more effectively support novice teachers' ability to teach about culture…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Smith, Monica Gonzalez – TESL-EJ, 2019
In teacher preparation years, teacher candidates are often required to use personal video recordings of classroom instruction to reflect on teaching and learning. While it is well documented that video supports, scaffolds, and transforms teacher reflection, the literature on ESL-focused video reflection is scant. The present study discusses how…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bauler, Clara V.; Kang, Emily; Afanador-Vega, Annabelle; Stevenson, Anita – TESL-EJ, 2019
English Language Learners (ELLs) are often deprived of using English for academic purposes in meaningful and authentic contexts when pulled out of the classroom for English Language Development services. To tackle this issue, schools have increasingly integrated ELLs in the mainstream classroom through an inclusive model of co-teaching between one…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Thoms, Joshua J.; Arshavskaya, Ekaterina; Poole, Frederick J. – TESL-EJ, 2018
The open education movement has resulted in the proliferation of content that is freely produced, shared, remixed, and reused by instructors in various disciplines throughout the world. However, little is known about whether or not English as a second language (ESL) instructors in the United States (US) are taking part. This study reports on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Resources
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Pappamihiel, N. Eleni; Lynn, C. Allen – TESL-EJ, 2016
While many teachers and teacher educators in the United States K-12 system acknowledge that the English language learners (ELLs) in our schools need modifications and accommodations to help them succeed in school, few attempt to parse out how different types of accommodations may affect learning in the mainstream classroom, specifically linguistic…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Validity, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Andrei, Elena; Ellerbe, Marcie; Cherner, Todd – TESL-EJ, 2015
This qualitative study looked at a book club for US teachers in public schools focused on teaching writing to English language learners (ELLs). To guide the study, the central research questions were: (1) What are teachers' perceptions about a book club professional development experience?; and (2) How are teachers' views about second language…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Language Learners, Books, Clubs
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Hammad, Enas Abdullah Rajab – TESL-EJ, 2014
Evaluating language materials is very useful for language teachers, and one essential consideration in evaluating language materials is obtaining the teachers' views on its value (Tomlinson, 2003). Thus, this study aimed to explore Palestinian English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' attitudes towards the different aspects of the English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Textbooks
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Çelik, Servet; Aytin, Kübra – TESL-EJ, 2014
Despite the clear benefits provided by digital educational tools, Turkish teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) are often seen as failing to take advantage of computing technologies in the classroom. Deficiencies in terms of teachers' digital literacies are often faulted for this omission. The majority of studies concerning Turkish EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sakurai, Shogo – TESL-EJ, 2014
There are a number of studies on teachers' corrective feedback and students' uptakes in immersion settings, but the majority is carried out in the North American context. Based on limited data, "the counter­-balance hypothesis" was proposed by Lyster and Mori (2006) to explain distributions of teacher feedback and students' uptakes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Kanoksilapatham, Budsaba – TESL-EJ, 2014
The objectives of this study are to describe 147 Thai elementary school teachers' English pronunciation competence and to identify a teacher variable that has an impact on their pronunciation. The instrument used to collect data consisted of two parts: a questionnaire to elicit Thai teachers' personal information (i.e., seven variables in all),…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Pronunciation Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Rabbidge, Michael; Chappell, Philip – TESL-EJ, 2014
The teaching of English as a foreign language in South Korean public schools has seen the implementation of a number of new innovations. One such innovation, the teaching of English through English, dubbed TETE, is a government-initiated policy that requires public schools to teach English by only using English. Nevertheless, studies reveal that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-Yu; Cheng, Yuh-show – TESL-EJ, 2013
Supervision is an essential part of language teachers' professional experiences. The literature on language teacher supervision from the past few decades consists largely of descriptions of supervisory approaches (Bailey, 2009) and analysis of the supervisory discourse (Hooton, 2008; Wajnryb, 1994; 1995; 1998; Wallace & Woolger, 1991). This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Teacher Supervision, Team Teaching
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