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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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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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Chang, Lilian Ya-Hui – TESL-EJ, 2020
In the last few decades, learner autonomy has been considered a vital indicator of successful language learning. Most language teachers likely do not deny the importance of learner autonomy, as learning is ultimately the learner's responsibility. However, to what extent do teachers value this concept? To what extent do teachers actually promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Rimmer, Wayne; Floyd, Alan – TESL-EJ, 2020
While conferences have always been seen as an indicator of professional activity, very little is known in an ELT context regarding how teachers perceive these experiences as contributing to their sense of professionalism. The purpose of this article is to address this knowledge gap and to examine teachers' perceptions and experiences of ELT…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Professionalism, English (Second Language), English Teachers
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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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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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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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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo – TESL-EJ, 2019
Despite the body of studies on different dimensions of effective teaching, the literature provides little evidence of research on effective teachers as persons. To narrow this gap, 50 pre-service and in-service English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers participated in this study to explore their beliefs about the attributes of effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Guz, Magdalena – TESL-EJ, 2019
This paper presents a case study that examined and reflected on the relationship between the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices of an experienced EAP teacher in relation to teaching second language (L2) reading. The results of this study revealed that the teacher holds specific beliefs about language teaching and learning in general,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Language Teachers
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Hooper, Daniel – TESL-EJ, 2019
Within Japanese ELT, private conversation ("eikaiwa") schools are commonly viewed as the bottom rung of the professional ladder. In contrast to "eikaiwa's" marginalized position, language teaching in university is regarded as the pinnacle of the field's professional hierarchy (Nagatomo, 2016). The aim of this paper is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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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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