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Paiz, Joshua M. – TESL-EJ, 2018
As the disciplinary focus on learner agency and autonomy increases, a space for online writing labs (OWLs) is reemerging. OWL services represent an opportunity for writing centers to expand their reach both on and off campus, assisting student writers where they are at and in a way that allows them to take increased agency over their compositional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Laboratories
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Ranalli, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2018
Accurate metacognitive monitoring of one's own knowledge or performance is a precondition for self-regulated learning; monitoring informs metacognitive control, which in turn affects task outcomes. Studies of monitoring accuracy and its connection to knowledge and performance are common in psychology and educational research but rare in instructed…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Learning Strategies
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Atas, Ufuk – TESL-EJ, 2018
This paper presents an empirical study that investigates the role of vocabulary knowledge in listening comprehension with 33 advanced Turkish learners of English as a foreign language. The Vocabulary Levels Test (Schmitt, Schmitt & Clapham, 2001) is used to measure the vocabulary knowledge of the participants and a standardized listening test…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension
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Pearson, William S. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Teacher corrective feedback is widely recognised as integral in supporting developing L2 writers. The potentially high pressure IELTS test preparation classroom presents a context where feedback has not yet been extensively studied. Consequently, teachers' approaches to corrective feedback on Writing Task 2, the essay component of IELTS Writing,…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sokolik, Maggie – TESL-EJ, 2018
As a longtime instructional designer of online materials, the author has been concerned with issues of accessibility for many years. She dutifully tagged every image, wrote out every URL, avoiding "click here" links, and formatted material on the screen considering its layout and elegance. This article addresses the reasons why most of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Web Sites, Usability
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Wiens, Peter D.; Andrei, Elena; Anassour, Billa; Smith, April – TESL-EJ, 2018
Teaching English as foreign language (EFL) has grown around the world. However, certain regions have experienced little empirical research into the practices and results of these EFL programs. This study looks at English as foreign language teachers in Niger, an Expanding Circle country, to understand their training, instruction, and attitudes.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study aimed at bringing together the notions of language play and focus on form (FonF) through a cross-sectional investigation of playful language-related episodes (PLREs). PLREs, as a remarkably under-explored aspect of second language (L2) learners' focus on form, peer interaction and language play, were analyzed in an Iranian EFL context…
Descriptors: Play, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xu, Xiwen; Li, Xuemei – TESL-EJ, 2018
This paper explores a process-genre approach to teaching academic writing skills to advanced English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students. The 'reading-to-writing' tasks and procedures were designed to examine the feasibility of the approach for a doctoral English-for-academic-purposes (EAP) program in the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Thoms, Joshua J.; Arshavskaya, Ekaterina; Poole, Frederick J. – TESL-EJ, 2018
The open education movement has resulted in the proliferation of content that is freely produced, shared, remixed, and reused by instructors in various disciplines throughout the world. However, little is known about whether or not English as a second language (ESL) instructors in the United States (US) are taking part. This study reports on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Resources
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Gorsuch, Greta – TESL-EJ, 2018
This report [1] focuses on four upper-intermediate and advanced English language learners being supported as international teaching assistants (ITAs) at a research university in the U.S. [1] Learners had little experience using English in extended speech, and little grasp of Discourse Intonation (DI), which is how a speaker uses the pausing and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Teaching Assistants, Practicums
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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2018
With the dissemination of knowledge in higher education, the publish or perish principle has become the norm for academics around the world to remain competitive. The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) phenomenon has thus emerged in academia and been utilized as a benchmark for research excellence and tenure considerations. While research has…
Descriptors: Publish or Perish Issue, Faculty Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie; Norton, Howard – TESL-EJ, 2018
Information and communications technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation in educational practice. Among all the educational technological tools, online discussion forums represent one of the most extensively adopted educational media in higher education. Yet a review of the literature indicates a lack of empirical studies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Kuklewicz, Anna; King, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2018
Globally, the number of adults aged over 50 is increasing and this group is becoming more active in second language (L2) learning. Despite these demographic changes, little research has focused on the issues faced by older learners. They are either omitted from research studies or viewed as part of a homogenous group of adult learners. Several…
Descriptors: Older Adults, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Noticing is the necessary attention that learners give to language in order to learn (Schmidt, 2001). Self-correction is evidence of noticing and a tool for language learning. Previous research has suggested that speakers focus on meaning during speech production, and language learners likely need an opportunity post-production to correct…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ngai, Phyllis; Janusch, Sandra – TESL-EJ, 2018
Awareness of transcultural pragmatics serves as the foundation for intercultural communicative competence. Explicit teaching of pragmatics in conjunction with intercultural communication training can contribute to the professional development of non-native English-speaking teachers. This article reports on an interdisciplinary attempt to develop a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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