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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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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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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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Kiczkowiak, Marek – TESL-EJ, 2020
Little is known about recruiters' attitudes to hiring 'native' and 'non-native speakers', or the factors which might influence their potential preference for the former group. Of the four studies conducted thus far, three were carried out in the US or the UK, and are over a decade old (Clark & Paran, 2007; Mahboob et al., 2004; Moussu, 2006).…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Employer Attitudes, Native Speakers, Language Proficiency
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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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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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Eslami, Zohreh; Moody, Stephanie; Pashmforoosh, Roya – TESL-EJ, 2019
The growth of English worldwide has brought about myriad variations of the language, but many teachers in the United States are still relatively unfamiliar with these World Englishes (WE). Pre-service teachers must be made aware of the legitimacy of WE to become culturally responsive educators. We will describe six different activities designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
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Faez, Farahnaz; Karas, Michael – TESL-EJ, 2019
This article presents a case study that examined the perceptions of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in relation to their experiences in a one-year study abroad TESOL program in Canada and its potential for enhancing their language proficiency. Sixty-nine novice teachers, originally from China, placed in four different cohorts,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Yangting – TESL-EJ, 2019
Even though there are books that guide students in preparing for TOEFL exams, the literature on TOEFL test preparation courses at the university level is sparse (Huang, 2018). The current study aimed to fill the research gap by investigating the impact of TOEFL ITP assessment on teachers' TOEFL course content and teaching methods. Five different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Mansouri, Behzad; Jami, Parvaneh Yaghoubi; Salmani, Behrooz Yaghmaeyan – TESL-EJ, 2019
Acknowledging the distinction between two types of form-focused instruction (FFI) on grammar, this study investigated learners and teachers' stated beliefs about isolated and integrated FFI. Placed in two major groups (ESL and EFL), 120 teachers and 280 learners were recruited from college-wide Intensive English Programs in Iran and USA. The…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Tekin, Oguzhan – TESL-EJ, 2019
Previous research has shown that there is a relationship between language and identity, and thus the present study focuses on ethnic group affiliation (EGA) as a part of one's ethnic group identity and its association with speech constructs (i.e., intelligibility, comprehensibility, accentedness, and acceptability). EGA scores were collected…
Descriptors: Correlation, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept, Speech Communication
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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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Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby – TESL-EJ, 2019
The use of peer assessment has been investigated for decades. However, the results of different studies are mixed. In this study, the implementation of peer assessment was attempted to assess students' reading aloud and oral presentation in two higher diploma/associate degree English language courses in Hong Kong. Students' opinions towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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