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Zainuddin, Hanizah; Moore, Rashid A. – TESL-EJ, 2003
Investigates how four bilingual writers from one culture attend to audience in persuasive writing in Malay and English, and the relationship between audience awareness, culture, and quality of their written products. Findings suggests individual differences between bilingual writer's use of audience strategies when composing were intertwined with…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Individual Differences
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Gorsuch, Greta J. – TESL-EJ, 2003
Looks at what constitutes culture in university teaching settings worldwide and how this may be operationalized as an international teaching assistant (ITA) need. Investigates ITAs' educational attitudes towards teacher and student roles, modes of information presentation, and significant mores of higher education as mediated by gender, previous…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
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Bagnole, John W.; Miller, John W. – TESL-EJ, 2003
Presents a blueprint for the creation of a university-based English for academic purposes content-based course in information literacy for undergraduate and graduate students in various disciplines. Proposes steps for replicating courses similar to this one by examining the rationale for the course, curriculum considerations, integration into a…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Students
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Dudeney, Gavin – TESL-EJ, 2003
Highlights a webquest, or an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet. Highlights the structure of a webquest, discusses producing a webquest, and provides sample webquests. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Internet
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Shmais, Wafa Abu – TESL-EJ, 2003
Reports on current English language learning strategies used by Arabic-speaking English-majors enrolled at a University in Palestine. Results showed that gender and proficiency had no significant differences on the use of strategies. Recommends that more training should be given in using cognitive, memory and compensation strategies by embedding…
Descriptors: Arabic, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Liaw, Meei-Ling – TESL-EJ, 2003
Describes a cross-cultural e-mail project implemented to provide a group of English-as-a-Foreign-Language teachers in Taiwan with he opportunity to interact with bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language pre-service teachers in the United States. Analyses of the e-mail entries revealed that the Taiwanese participants obtained from their U.S. partners…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Electronic Mail, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Haley, Marjorie Hall; Rentz, Patricia – TESL-EJ, 2002
Looks at how English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL). teachers might choose some aspects of second language acquisition research to apply in an adult ESL class and what information might be found in ESL textbooks to help. The method incorporates second language acquisition (SLA) research in a communicative classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Language Research, Second Language Instruction
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Sengupta, Sima; Kennedy Xiao, Maida – TESL-EJ, 2002
Focuses on how teaching experience at a newly implemented second language writing center contributed towards personal theory development of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing for three teachers. Combined the literature on teacher knowledge with ESL writing to study teachers' changing beliefs about ESL writers, readers, texts, and contexts.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Interviews
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Kung, Shiao-Chuan; Chuo, Tun-Whei – TESL-EJ, 2002
Investigated the potential role of English-as-a-Second/Foreign-Language (ESL/EFL) websites to supplement in-class instruction. Evaluated a program in which students in an EFL class were introduced to five websites and instructed to use them for a homework assignment and self study. Students found learning through ESL/EFL websites was interesting…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Maddalena, Sean – TESL-EJ, 2002
Offers a partial solution for teachers working with mixed-ability classes, based on a research study conducted with a group of Japanese learners of English who represent a wide range of abilities. Suggests that high-level students may be a valuable and exploitable resource in the mixed-ability classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction)
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Sokolik, Maggie; Duber, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2002
Details the advantages and process of creating an online English-as-a-Second-Language placement test. Outlines the steps for constructing a good test and describes the piloting of an online exam over a 2-year period. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Tests
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Levine, Adina; Oded, Brenda; Connor, Ulla; Asons, Iveta – TESL-EJ, 2002
Attempts to answer the need for more focused research on peer response among English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students and the need to compare the findings with those of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students. Examines the nature of peer response in foreign language and second language writing of student populations in two different…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation
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Tercanlioglu, Leyla – TESL-EJ, 2001
Provides insight into what pre-service teachers think about their own reading, their future responsibility as teachers of English-as-a-foreign-language reading, and about the effectiveness of the education they have been receiving. Findings suggest that they believe good reading teachers should be good readers, who read along with their students.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Jacobs, George M.; Farrell, Thomas – TESL-EJ, 2001
Describes eight changes that fit the paradigm shift in second language education toward what is often called communicative language teaching: learner autonomy, cooperative learning, curricular integration, focus on meaning, diversity, thinking skills, alternative assessment, and teachers as co-learners. The paradigm shift is examined as an element…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Independent Study
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Schneider, Peter H. – TESL-EJ, 2001
Japanese university students had the choice of pair taping--a fluency practice in which learners record themselves speaking freely in pairs--for an equivalent amount of time as their once a week English class. Results from self reports showed that learners who chose pair taping (73) over remaining in class (n=28) reported increases in ease of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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