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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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Farsani, Mohammad Amini; Beikmohammadi, Maryam; Mohebbi, Ahmadreza – TESL-EJ, 2014
This study is grounded in three theories of self-­regulation, goal-­orientation, and the act of writing. The authors collected the data from 48 Iranian EFL B.A. level students majoring in English in different universities in Iran. The instruments consisted of two questionnaires: a goal-oriented questionnaire developed and employed by the authors,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, 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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Hong-Nam, Kay – TESL-EJ, 2014
This study investigated the metacognitive awareness and reading strategies use of high school-­aged English language learners (ELLs) and the relationship between ELL reading strategy use and reading proficiency as measured by a standardized reading test and self-­rated reading proficiency. Results reveal that participants reported moderate use of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Metacognition, English (Second Language), 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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Rashidi, Nasser; Moghadam, Meisam – TESL-EJ, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teachers' beliefs about their teaching methods and their sense of self-efficacy. The study also examined the effects of these characteristics on students' satisfaction and academic achievement. Participants included 16 instructors and 255 intermediate students (121 males and 127…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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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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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie – TESL-EJ, 2014
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in language learners' beliefs in second language acquisition (SLA). Nonetheless, few studies to date have investigated the extent to which learners' beliefs develop, and the factors that contribute to this development have not been examined seriously. Employing a naturalistic inquiry, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Asians, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Vo, Son Ca; Vo, Yen Thi Hoang; Vo, Quyen Thanh – TESL-EJ, 2014
The amount of second language (L2) use has significant influence on native speakers' comprehension of L2 learners' speech. Nonetheless, few empirical studies examine how differences in the amount of language use affect the intelligibility and comprehensibility of nonnative speakers' reading and spontaneous speech. This study aims to contribute to…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Basaran, Süleyman; Cabaroglu, Nese – TESL-EJ, 2014
The ubiquitous use of Internet-based mobile devices in educational contexts means that mobile learning has become a plausible alternative to or a good complement for conventional classroom-based teaching. However, there is a lack of research that explores and defines the characteristics and effects of mobile language learning (LL) through language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Measures (Individuals), Handheld Devices
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Priddis, Eimi; Tanner, Mark W.; Henrichsen, Lynn E.; Warner, Ben; Anderson, Neil J.; Dewey, Dan P. – TESL-EJ, 2013
As English expands across the world, quality English teachers are increasingly needed. However, reports that even degree-holding TESOL professionals have a hard time obtaining stable employment are prevalent. This study sought to provide empirical evidence about career paths in TESOL based on survey responses from 250 alumni of a well-established…
Descriptors: Alumni, Career Development, Trend Analysis, Graduate Surveys
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Kao, Chian-Wen – TESL-EJ, 2013
It has been debated whether teachers should treat students' grammatical errors in second language writing instruction (Truscott, 1996, 1999, 2010; Ferris, 1999, 2004, 2010). Several meta-analyses have investigated correction effects (e.g. Russell & Spada, 2006; Truscott, 2007). Their findings, however, have been conflicting. A recent trend to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Effect Size, Metalinguistics
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Tajeddin, Zia; Daraee, Dina – TESL-EJ, 2013
The present study investigated the effect of form-focused and non-form-focused tasks on EFL learners' vocabulary learning through written input. The form-focused task aimed to draw students' attention to the word itself through word recognition activities. Non-form-focused tasks were divided into (a) the comprehension question task, which required…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Word Recognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Hu, Ran – TESL-EJ, 2013
The Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) method has been the proposed teaching method under the current national English curriculum since 2001. However, few studies have investigated in-service teachers' response to this proposed language teaching method. In this study, thirty public school English teachers were recruited in Beijing across school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Jarvis, Huw; Achilleos, Marianna – TESL-EJ, 2013
This article begins by critiquing the long-established acronym CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). We then go on to report on a small-scale study which examines how student non-native speakers of English use a range of digital devices beyond the classroom in both their first (L1) and second (L2) languages. We look also at the extent to…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Criticism
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