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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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Chen, Cheryl Wei-Yu; Cheng, Yuh-show – TESL-EJ, 2013
Supervision is an essential part of language teachers' professional experiences. The literature on language teacher supervision from the past few decades consists largely of descriptions of supervisory approaches (Bailey, 2009) and analysis of the supervisory discourse (Hooton, 2008; Wajnryb, 1994; 1995; 1998; Wallace & Woolger, 1991). This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Teacher Supervision, Team Teaching
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Vazquez, Alberto Mora; Guzman, Nelly Paulina Trejo; Roux, Ruth – TESL-EJ, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the determinants of the current state of the ELT field in Mexican contexts. In particular, it explores the ways in which diverse social and political factors hamper the successful implementation of national and institutional ELT policies. Drawing on a case study carried out throughout a period of five years,…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Fernandez, Nicole; Inserra, Albert – TESL-EJ, 2013
This study explores the possible causes behind the disproportionate percentages of English language learners (ELLs) classified into U.S. special education. Elementary school classroom teachers were examined, from school districts that exhibited growth in the percentage of English language learners with Individual Education Plans during 2007-2010.…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Special Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yazdani Moghaddam, Masoud; Fakhraee Faruji, Laleh – TESL-EJ, 2013
This study has been an attempt to investigate the impact of cooperative tasks on the lexical development of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Sixty male and female students, who had scored homogeneously in a teacher-made proficiency test, participated in this study. Both the control and the experimental groups participated in a multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Dowling, Sean – TESL-EJ, 2013
Learner-generated content (LGC) has always been produced as part of the learning process; however, it often generally goes no further than the teacher. Research has shown that by exposing LGC to a wider audience, students are motivated to produce work of a higher quality. The process of publishing and sharing LGC also helps students develop key…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Developed Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shahrokni, Seyed Abdollah; Talaeizadeh, Ali – TESL-EJ, 2013
This article attempts to investigate the learning processes in blended language learning through assessing sources of information: logs, chat and forum scripts, and semi-structured interviews. Creating a MOODLE-based parallel component to face-to-face instruction for a group of EFL learners, we probed into 2,984 logged actions providing raw…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Blended Learning, Semi Structured Interviews
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Yonesaka, Suzanne M.; Tanaka, Hiroya – TESL-EJ, 2013
Japan's government has mandated a shift from traditional to communicative methodologies in secondary English classrooms (Tanabe, 2004), but it is unclear whether this has affected student beliefs about language learning. This study investigates the beliefs of 315 incoming university students at a large private university in Japan from 2006 through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Baurain, Bradley – TESL-EJ, 2013
The purpose of this narrative inquiry is to explore stories of teacher development experienced by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in a graduate seminar in Vietnam. The author was the instructor for the course, entitled "Literature and Language Teaching." Three types of data were collected: course documents, a professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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Bhatti, Tariq Muhammad – TESL-EJ, 2013
To study the role of reading in secondary schools and how it may be improved through computers, a year-long study was conducted to examine which of two methods of teaching reading skills, an instructor-led class vs. computer-assisted language learning (CALL), aided secondary students in improving the literal, inferential, and evaluative levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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McCrocklin, Shannon – TESL-EJ, 2012
Despite the growing use of media in the classroom, the effects of using of audio versus video in pronunciation teaching has been largely ignored. To analyze the impact of the use of audio or video training on aural discrimination of vowels, 61 participants (all students at a large American university) took a pre-test followed by two training…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Vowels, Video Technology, Auditory Discrimination
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Pierce, Janet L. – TESL-EJ, 2012
Studies of interaction in ESL classrooms have not taken into account how space and materials used in classroom impact interaction. This case study examines how three ESL teachers in two different school districts, four high school and twelve junior high ELLs and the two-classroom spaces co-construct the cultural and literacy practices of the…
Descriptors: Interaction Process Analysis, Data Collection, English (Second Language), Power Structure
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Gorsuch, Greta – TESL-EJ, 2012
In the early heyday of ITA education, English as a second language (ESL) educators played a key role in defining three basic learning needs for ITAs: Language, teaching, and culture. Of this model, culture is the most broadly defined and least developed component. It was predicted by some, apparently on the basis of nationality, that ITAs would…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Initial Teaching Alphabet, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Andrew, Martin – TESL-EJ, 2012
This study investigates the value of community experience for mediating linguistic practice and cultural learning. Learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL), both immigrants and international students, frequently report difficulties in practicing English outside the classroom (Wright, 2006). Grounded in poststructuralist social identity…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Socialization, Females, Second Language Learning
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