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de Jong, Ester J. – TESOL in Context, 2019
English as an Additional Language (EAL) students are increasingly taught by non-specialist, mainstream teachers. This trend calls for a reconceptualization of teacher education to explicitly and purposefully include linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogy in their curriculum. In the United States, several frameworks have been proposed to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Expertise, Multilingualism, Preservice Teacher Education
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Barnes, Melissa; Shwayli, Seham; Matthews, Pamalee – TESOL in Context, 2019
There has been increasing attention on mainstream teacher beliefs on English as an Additional Language (EAL) students in their classrooms, particularly in regards to how these beliefs impact on teacher expectations and actions. With many teachers holding deficit beliefs towards EAL students, many have argued that professional development is one…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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French, Mei – TESOL in Context, 2019
Amongst Australian EAL specialists there is increasing recognition of the value of incorporating students' home languages and cultural knowledge into teaching and learning. However there remains a need for guiding principles for developing effective multilingual and translanguaging approaches for linguistically diverse students. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Language Usage, Multilingualism
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Filipi, Anna – TESOL in Context, 2018
This paper reports on a small scale study of category building in the context of English language learning. The data for the current study is derived from the interviews with two students, one from China and the other from Mongolia, in two schools in Melbourne. The study uses Membership Categorization Analysis to give an account of identity by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Kostogriz, Alex – TESOL in Context, 2018
25 years ago, "TESOL in Context" published a paper on the ethics of TESOL. In this paper, Alan Williams, who was the ACTA Councillor and Policy Committee Convenor at that time, reminded the professional community of some moral predicaments in teaching English to others. On the one hand, he recognised the "productive and socially…
Descriptors: Ethics, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Sumithran, Suma – TESOL in Context, 2018
In a multicultural and settler society such as Australia, perceptions of the cultures and identities of students in the adult EAL classroom may have a significant impact on their language learning experiences. This paper reports on a study investigating how teachers of adult English as an Additional Language (EAL) students in Victoria, Australia,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Carr, Nicholas; Weinmann, Michiko – TESOL in Context, 2018
Over the last two decades, there has been significant debate surrounding the potential benefits, or potential harm, generated from the provision of written corrective feedback (WCF) on the writing of language learners. The majority of research in the field has been conducted within a positivist paradigm, which often adopted experimental research…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Writing Evaluation, Second Language Learning
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Kaukko, Mervi; Wilkinson, Jane – TESOL in Context, 2018
This article continues the well-established discussion of the ethics of TESOL by adopting a praxis perspective that views TESOL as holistic, ethical and moral task, rather than a technical task of delivering learning outcomes in a new language. This article is informed by the authors' empirical research in Finnish preparatory classes, and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Holistic Approach
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Williams, Alan – TESOL in Context, 2018
Discussion of ethical considerations in Australian TESOL began 25 years ago, with arguments about the need for TESOL professionals to be aware of the potentially harmful consequences of their work, the loss of first language proficiency, and even the loss of languages themselves (Williams, 1992, 1995). The intervening quarter of a century has seen…
Descriptors: Ethics, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Professional Associations
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Keary, Anne; Kirkby, Jane – TESOL in Context, 2017
Assessment of young children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds holds the potential to provide important insights into learning. Two researchers investigated an Allied Health screening program that was conducted in three kindergartens in a disadvantaged area of outer Melbourne, Australia. Drawing on narrative inquiry…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Differences, Kindergarten
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Hattingh, Sherene; Kettle, Margaret; Brownlee, Joanne – TESOL in Context, 2017
The increase of internationalisation in Australian schools marks this as a significant teaching and learning experience for many teachers, specifically those in the secondary school. This case study of a secondary school investigated the concerns of teachers impacted by the implementation of an internationalisation policy. The study examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Instruction, Curriculum
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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Nguyen, Bich – TESOL in Context, 2017
A historical perspective of English as a second or additional language (ESL/EAL) in Australia reveals the field as in a constant state of flux, in spite of Australia's status as a nation of immigrants. This paper provides a contemporary review of the various phases of English language teaching in Australia for both adults and school-aged learners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Attitudes
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Edwards, Viv – TESOL in Context, 2015
In this paper, a series of vignettes is used to explore important current challenges in TESOL. These vignettes are drawn from many different settings, including Bengali-, Pahari- and Chinese-speaking children in UK primary schools, speakers of Aboriginal English in Australia and Chinese teachers of English on courses in Higher Education. A number…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lin, Isadora Jung-Hsiu – TESOL in Context, 2015
This paper discusses how international students negotiated their chances for making contact with other students in higher education and how such effort affected their educational experiences in Australia. In the past few decades, international students have formed part of the increasingly diverse multicultural student population in Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Naqvi, Rahat; Carey, Jennifer; Cummins, Jim; Altidor-Brooks, Alison – TESOL in Context, 2015
This paper describes a qualitative study conducted over the course of one school year in an ethnically diverse school. Aimed at exploring the conditions under which parents of low socioeconomic status (SES) immigrant-background children will engage actively with the school, we involved parents and facilitators in story-telling sessions, sharing…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Parent Participation, Self Concept, Academic Achievement
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