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Yoo, Isaiah WonHo; Shin, Yu Kyoung – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
It is well known that article usage is difficult for learners of English to acquire. Indeed, learner errors such as "*many of people" are not uncommon. A closer look at similar multiword sequences reveals why learners might have difficulty using articles properly in such expressions: No definite article is required in phrases like…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Youn, Soo Jung – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
This study explicates the nature of second language (L2) pragmatic interaction focusing on the quantitative function of interactional features. A relationship between the fine-grained interactional features elicited from learners' role-play performances at varying levels and trained raters' scores was investigated. The corpus of 102 learners'…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Pragmatics, Speech Communication, Computational Linguistics
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Davila, Liv T. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
This article explores how peer and teacher-student interactions in linguistically diverse high school English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms produce changes in learners' uptake of different languages and cultures. Data presented are from a 2-year ethnography of communication focusing on adolescent multilingual English learners' language use…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, High School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Van der Zwaard, Rose; Bannink, Anne – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
In this microanalytical study, designed as part of an interdisciplinary and intercultural virtual exchange project for undergraduate students, the authors investigate the correlation between task design on the one hand and participant interaction during task performance on the other. The task created for this study consisted of 12 low-frequency…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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O'Dowd, Robert; Sauro, Shannon; Spector-Cohen, Elana – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Virtual exchange, or telecollaboration, is a well-known pedagogical approach in foreign language education that involves engaging classes in online intercultural collaboration projects with international partners as an integrated part of their educational programmes. This article focuses on the role of the teacher as pedagogical mentor in virtual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mentors, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
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Coady, Maria; Miller, M. David; Jing, Zeyuan; Heffington, Deon; Lopez, Mark; Olszewska, Aleksandra; De Jong, Ester; Yilmaz, Tuba; Ankeny, Raisa – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Across the United States, school districts have adopted various methods to capture what effective teachers do to facilitate student learning. Some of these methods include peer lesson studies where teachers co-plan and co-evaluate their work, examining student standardized tests scores to align teachers with student learning outcomes, and using a…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Effectiveness, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Beiler, Ingrid Rodrick – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Recent studies have demonstrated how teachers can draw on students' multilingual resources in teaching English writing, even in monolingually oriented policy settings. However, limited research has been conducted outside of countries where English is the majority language or in classes where few students share a language background. This article…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Galloway, Nicola; Numajiri, Takuya – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
In today's globalised world, the needs of English language learners have changed, particularly those learning to use the English language as a lingua franca. Growing research showcasing the global use of English as a lingua franca (ELF), the creativity of ELF users, and the diverse ways in which they negotiate successful communication in…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Britsch, Susan – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
This article traces the interaction of multimodal semiotic resources within and across tasks constituting a science unit on surface tension in an eighth-grade sheltered science classroom. Two discourses, operating simultaneously, realized differently motivated signs. This article follows the contribution of linguistic and extralinguistic modes…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, English Language Learners
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Copland, Fiona; Mann, Steve; Garton, Sue – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Native-English-speaking teachers (NESTs) have long been in demand for perceived benefits of the skills they bring to the classroom. However, the notion that native speakers provide the best models of the target language and thus make the best teachers of the language has been criticised in the literature. This article reports on the disconnection…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Julian ChengChiang – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Unique affordances of 3D multi-user virtual environments (e.g., immersive simulation, avatar tele/copresence) have attracted language teachers and researchers to explore the effects of Second Life (SL) on learners' language outcomes and perceptions. Research on such a synergy of language education and virtual learning has suggested learners'…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Resilience (Psychology), Professional Development, Action Research
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Simpson, James – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
In this article the author analyses the communicative demands placed on migrants navigating immigration law in a fast-moving policy environment and implications for adult migrant language education. Data are from an ethnographic study of a lawyer, Lucy, and her clients at a legal advice service in Leeds, England, and include interviews and…
Descriptors: Immigration, Laws, Immigrants, Political Attitudes
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Yan, Xun – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Previous research has provided ample evidence for the processing advantage of formulaic sequences, leading researchers and teachers to argue for its facilitation of speech fluency. However, few studies have examined how the processing of formulaic sequences interacts with speaker proficiency and task difficulty; even fewer studies have…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Fluency, Phrase Structure, Difficulty Level
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc; Dang, Tu Cam Thi – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Second language teacher education (SLTE) has changed its focus from cognitive to sociocultural perspectives. By considering located SLTE and community learning, this qualitative study was conducted to explore how preservice teachers of English as a foreign language learned to teach in response to learning needs in a Vietnamese city. Data sources…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers, English Teachers
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Dang, Thi Ngoc Yen – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
This study investigated the potential of discipline-related television programs as sources for incidental learning of specialized vocabulary used in university lectures and seminars. First, a Medical Spoken Word List (MSWL) of 895 specialized word types was developed from a 556,074-word corpus of medical lectures and seminars based on a mixed…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Jargon, Medical Education, Incidental Learning
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