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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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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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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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Coleman, Jackie – TESOL in Context, 2012
This article is derived from a small study conducted within a larger qualitative study into the nature of the responses of mainstream primary teachers in a non-metropolitan area in Australia to the Sudanese refugee English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classes. It reports on findings in relation to teachers' attitudes toward the use of their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, Monolingualism, Metropolitan Areas
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Ling, Bernadette; Kettle, Margaret – TESOL in Context, 2011
In second language classrooms, listening is gaining recognition as an active element in the processes of learning and using a second language. Currently, however, much of the teaching of listening prioritises comprehension without sufficient emphasis on the skills and strategies that enhance learners' understanding of spoken language. This paper…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Bianco, Joseph Lo – TESOL in Context, 2010
In this paper I argue that linguistic diversity is one of the most common characteristics of human history, so much so that it could be considered a "natural" characteristic of humanity (Skutnalb-Kangas, Maffi, & Harmon, 2003). Linguistic diversity combines with interaction among human groups and, in this combination, is produced bilingualism (I…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Language Usage, Language Attitudes, Multilingualism
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Wong, Ruth – TESOL in Context, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a case study investigating the taxonomy of question-types in Hong Kong EFL classrooms, their appropriate application by teachers, and the resulting effectiveness in helping students understand the correct lesson objectives. Triangulation was conducted in data collection using classroom observations, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction