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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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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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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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Therova, Dana – TESL-EJ, 2020
Academic vocabulary is indisputably one of the most important features of academic texts and recent decades have seen the creation of several lists of academic vocabulary intended to provide a pedagogically useful compilation of the most prevalent words used across as well as within various academic disciplines. These academic word lists have…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Academic Language, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Nguyen, Loc Tan; Newton, Jonathan – TESL-EJ, 2020
Recent research in English as a second language (ESL) contexts has shown pronunciation teaching to be undervalued and often overlooked both in published textbooks and teachers' classroom practice, despite growing research evidence for the efficacy of appropriately structured pronunciation teaching. The current study extends research on this topic…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Dorinda Tsai-hsiu – TESL-EJ, 2020
In theoretical accounts of second language acquisition, socioeconomic status (SES) has a great impact on the second language (L2) learning outcomes, where their relationship is suggested to be indirect (Ellis, 1994; Gardner, 1985, 2007). Previous studies mostly focus on the influence of SES on L2 general proficiency or L2 academic achievements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Cox, Jenelle L.; Henrichsen, Lynn E.; Tanner, Mark W.; McMurry, Benjamin L. – TESL-EJ, 2019
ESL students view the teaching of pronunciation as an important part of their English language education and state they need assistance in this area (Willing, 1988). In corroborating this point, Munro & Derwing (2006) add that research has shown that pronunciation is given relatively little attention in the ESL classroom. Although many ESL…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Farrell, Thomas S. C. – TESL-EJ, 2019
This paper is motived by an email message the author received recently from a practicing, 'well-qualified' (BA and MA in Linguistics and a (200 hundred hour) TESL Certificate) ESL teacher in the US who was reaching out because she felt her training as a teacher had failed her. This prompted the author to reflect on two main inconvenient truths…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Ghaith, Ghazi – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study investigates the interrelatedness the English as a foreign language demotivation factors of learning difficulties, threats to self-worth, monotonous teaching, poor student-teacher relationships, and learners' proficiency in critical reading and writing. Eighty (n =80) EFL learners participated in the study. The rationale for the study…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Blume, Carolyn; Gerlach, David; Roters, Bianca; Schmidt, Torben – TESL-EJ, 2019
In light of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2007) as well as increased immigration and concomitant diversity, schools in Germany are addressing the challenge of educating learners in increasingly heterogeneous settings. Given the status of English as a foreign language (EFL) as a core school subject as…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Pawan, Faridah; Pu, Hong – TESL-EJ, 2019
Much research shows that regardless of where teachers are trained, there is the disjuncture between training and practice. As a result, teachers reject new approaches because they are not aligned to contexts in which they eventually find themselves. This research, however, shines a light on the efforts of Chinese English language teachers in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Ueno, Junko – TESL-EJ, 2019
There is a common belief that one could quickly improve their second language proficiency once they reside in the country where the target language is spoken, because they have opportunities to use it constantly in an immersion environment. However, scholars have argued that it may be up to the individual student whether she could effectively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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