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Ralston, Nicole C.; Smith, Rebecca; Naegele, Zulema; Waggoner, Jacqueline – TESL-EJ, 2019
This research investigates teacher implementation of the Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) model over time and after teachers received a unique combination of additional GLAD training, coaching, and collaboration. Teachers who took part in this in this study had previously received an initial full-week, intensive GLAD training; however,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Models, Second Language Learning
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Antes, Theresa A. – TESL-EJ, 2019
Research and pedagogical materials focusing on the acquisition of the determiner/quantifier system in English frequently highlight countability as a locus of difficulty for English language learners, particularly learners whose languages do not overtly mark a count-mass distinction. The current study uses a document analysis approach to analyze…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Yonesaka, Suzanne Marie – TESL-EJ, 2019
During spoken interaction with peers, ESL or ELF learners use peer feedback to negotiate and converge on mutually intelligible pronunciation. In contrast, for EFL learners who interact mainly with same-L1 peers, it is not clear whether the giving and receiving of peer feedback on intelligibility can facilitate uptake leading to improved…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Bauler, Clara V.; Kang, Emily; Afanador-Vega, Annabelle; Stevenson, Anita – TESL-EJ, 2019
English Language Learners (ELLs) are often deprived of using English for academic purposes in meaningful and authentic contexts when pulled out of the classroom for English Language Development services. To tackle this issue, schools have increasingly integrated ELLs in the mainstream classroom through an inclusive model of co-teaching between one…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kiliç, Mehmet; Bada, Erdogan – TESL-EJ, 2019
This quasi-experimental research explores the difference between the pausing patterns of native English and nonnative Turkish speakers of English concerning their pause durations preceding and following English adverbial clause conjunctions. The findings reveal statistically significant differences between native and nonnative participants for two…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intonation
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Dawadi, Saraswati – TESL-EJ, 2019
There is a substantial body of research into the effects of planning time on second language (L2) oral performance, but different effects were found -- some of them showing increased accuracy, others increased complexity and/or fluency of language. In this study, 30 English as a foreign language learner individually performed a narrative and an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Lieb, Margaret M. – TESL-EJ, 2019
English proficiency is valued in Japan for its facilitation of participation in the international community. However, average proficiency remains low despite strategic efforts of Japan's Ministry of Education. Based on research indicating that culture may impact learning, this quantitative study investigated the impact of culture on English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Fazlali, Behnaz; Shahini, Amin – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study is conducted to examine the effect of input enhancement as an implicit and consciousness-raising as an explicit method of instruction on improving grammatical and lexical collocation knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To reach this aim, a sample of sixty participants at pre-intermediate level of English proficiency in Gorgan, Golestan,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Gilliland, Betsy; Oyama, Ai; Stacey, Pamela – TESL-EJ, 2018
MOOCs (massive open online courses) promise higher education to participants who cannot travel to or pay for face-to-face classes. In 2013, a new MOOC introduced second language (L2) learners to concepts of English language academic writing. The authors of this article participated in the course as students and kept a reflective diary, which we…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Students, Second Language Learning
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hoang, Ngoc T. H. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Test-takers' voices in relation to high-stakes language tests have received growing attention in recent years. While the perspectives of this stakeholder group can be utilised to improve test quality, test-taking experience, and test impact, we argue that this goal needs to be achieved by considering a fundamental shift in our conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Language Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing, Humanization
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – TESL-EJ, 2018
Second and foreign language teachers often say that they correct students' oral errors "naturally" in their classes. In fact, the operationalization of incidental oral corrective feedback also states that it arises "naturally" in a communicative task. This notion was confirmed in a study that I conducted with four ESL teachers…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Incidental Learning, Learning Processes
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Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Tong, Fuhui; Guerrero, Cindy; Sutton-Jones, Kara L.; Abdelrahman, Nahed – TESL-EJ, 2018
English language learners (ELLs) benefit when their teachers utilize a wide range of English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional strategies. However, content-area teachers often are unfamiliar with these ESL strategies as they have not received extensive professional development on meeting the needs of ELLs, especially within the context in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Asaba, Mayumi – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates the characteristics of an L2 expert teacher educator. The expert participant was selected based on the criteria suggested by educational expertise studies: years of teaching experience, high reputation among multiple constituencies, and evidence of impact on student performance. The data collection included observations,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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