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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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Jacobs, George M.; Ivone, Francisca Maria – TESL-EJ, 2020
Providing students with opportunities for peer interaction is considered best practice in classroom teaching. However, facilitating peer interaction as part of distance education represents a new challenge for some teachers. The present article raises eleven questions for teachers to consider when infusing cooperative learning (thoughtfully…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Best Practices, Peer Relationship
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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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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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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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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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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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Sheridan, Robert; Tanaka, Kathryn M.; Hogg, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2019
Analysis of the different methods of teaching English has become increasingly important as the subject of global Englishes receives greater attention. In Asia, more educators have been using textbooks that are culturally specific in their design; however, a limited number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate their practical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Truong, My Thi; Murray, Jill – TESL-EJ, 2019
Online teacher professional development (oTPD) for English language teachers is of increasing interest, and so is research into teacher motivation as one potential success determinant of oTPD courses. Situated in an oTPD programme for English as a foreign language (EFL) instructors in Vietnam, this study aims to explore motivation for oTPD in a…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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