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Myers, Sharon – TESL-EJ, 1998
Describes plagiarism as it is commonly understood in the United States and is defined for young researchers by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Applies these ideas to three cases of plagiarism by Chinese scientists reported in the journal "Science." Discusses implications for English-as-a-Second-Language instruction. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Research, Plagiarism, Scholarly Journals
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Levine, Adina; Reves, Thea – TESL-EJ, 1997
Reports on an attempt to compare two data-collecting instruments, Think-aloud Protocols and strategies questionnaires, applied to capture reading/writing strategies. Subjects were immigrant speakers of linguistically different heritage languages, Russian and Amharic first languages, and thus represented two ethnic groups, who went through the…
Descriptors: Amharic, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, English (Second Language)
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Caudery, Tim – TESL-EJ, 1998
Discusses how students learning to write in a second language need to be aware of text genres. Claims that transforming texts from one genre to another, using information and ideas in the source text to create new texts for different audiences and purposes, helps students to become aware of and take into account genre-related features such as…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Modes, Second Language Instruction
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Pincas, Anita – TESL-EJ, 1999
Surveys how a group of students in a recent computer mediated communication (CMC) course attempted to develop referencing conventions to suit their learning purposes, relying heavily on actual quotations (citations) from previous messages. Suggests that success in using referencing correlates with success in a CMC course. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis, Electronic Mail
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Koren, Shira – TESL-EJ, 1999
Tests retention of two types of words, words that have to be inferred and words glossed in a text in an interactive program on the Internet for the practice of reading skills for academic purposes. Confirmed theories that retention of inferred words is higher than retention of words where the meaning is given, and that incidental vocabulary…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Inferences, Internet, Reading Skills
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Newman, Michael; Pujol, Merce – TESL-EJ, 1996
Explores the contradiction between communicative theory and practice in beginning and intermediate English-as-Second-or-Other-Language (ESOL) materials and compares this situation with that prevailing in early first language literacy instruction. Proposes that ESOL teachers create and use materials that are primarily designed to appeal to adult…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Norrish, John – TESL-EJ, 1996
Findings of research at the University of East Anglia show that contemporary teachers will need to develop techniques for reflecting on their work and becoming involved with theory construction. Any resulting description should be non-judgmental in character. Examples of the kind of work that is done with groups of trainee teachers and future…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, English (Second Language), Reflective Teaching, Second Language Instruction
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Egbert, Joy L.; Jessup, Leonard M. – TESL-EJ, 1996
Examined learner perceptions of a "package" of salient dimensions of an ideal computer-supported language learning environment. Analytic and systemic analyses of learner perceptions indicated that learners perceive their learning environments in unexpected ways and that the technology has an impact on these perceptions in that it allows the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, English (Second Language)
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Gorsuch, Greta J.; Cox, Tom – TESL-EJ, 2000
Recounts the use of a computer-mediated proficiency test in an intensive international teaching assistant workshop. Both traditional raw score analyses and item response theory analyses done on the test data are described in detail. Indicated that the test was not suitable for making exemption and retention decisions with this particular group of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Language Proficiency
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Braunstein, Belinda; Meloni, Christine; Zolotareva, Larissa – TESL-EJ, 2000
Describes the U.S.-SiberLink Project that linked universities in Santa Barbara, CA, Washington, D.C., and Yakutsk, Siberia. Discusses the project's multimedia Web site and traces development of the project as students in the three cities discuss topics, find research materials, share writing for peer review, and communicate via e-mail and…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Electronic Mail
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Taylor, David – TESL-EJ, 1994
There are relatively clear definitions of what is meant by authenticity in relation to language-teaching materials and texts; there is much less agreement about what constitutes authenticity of context and of task activity. Article explores different notions of authenticity in language classroom. A crucial point often overlooked is that the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Context Effect, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Sutherland, Janet – TESL-EJ, 1994
Field research consisting of direct observation and interviews conducted at a computer-assembly plant in Germany examines use of English as a "lingua franca" between Japanese and Germans. The case study reported looks at several interesting aspects of translingual and intercultural communication among Germans and Japanese, citing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computers, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict
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Seedhouse, Paul – TESL-EJ, 1994
Proposes that newspapers on CD-ROM can be used as effective resource for materials production in British or U.S. civilization and current-affairs courses and English-for-Specific-Purposes courses. Provides ideas for using newspaper articles as basis for materials design, language-learning exercises, project work, computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Current Events, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes
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Pally, Marcia; Diallo, Abou – TESL-EJ, 1995
Chronicles English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) tutorial between a woman from Niger, whose first languages are French and Fulani, and her teacher, a native speaker of English. Highlights teaching issues, including identifying most useful focus for ESL instruction, gap between what teachers mean and students apprehend, and cross-cultural differences…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Cultural Differences, Economic Factors, English (Second Language)
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Chen, Judy F. – TESL-EJ, 1997
Examined a possible link between computer-generated feedback and changes in writing strategies of English-as-a-foreign-language business-writing students in Taiwan. Numerous detailed analyses were carried out using computer software that measured students' writing, including time spent on a document, amount of editing of a document, specific…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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