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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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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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Cross, Russell – TESOL in Context, 2012
This paper aims to (re)engage ESL with the broader literacy debate, by calling for a better recognition of what literacy means for second language learners within contemporary Australian education systems, and acknowledging the specialist professional knowledge that ESL teachers bring to the mainstream. The literacy debate that has shaped so much…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Educational Change, Specialists
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Thomsett, Janeen; Leggett, Bridget; Ainsworth, Sharon – TESOL in Context, 2011
The action research project entitled "Engaging pre-service TESOL teachers in authentic workplace learning" aimed to enhance the TESOL practicum experience of pre-service teachers in the Graduate Diploma of Education at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Integrated into the relevant TESOL curriculum unit was the…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Practicums, Research Projects, Action Research
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Wette, Rosemary – TESOL in Context, 2011
This article examines how four teachers of ESOL selected and used instructional materials in courses for adult refugees and new migrants. To date, scholarly literature on this topic has largely comprised advice about the principles of teaching and second language learning on which materials should be based, and on-going debate about the merits and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries, Refugees
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Dang, Tan Tin; Robertson, Margaret – TESOL in Context, 2010
Responses of Vietnamese undergraduate students majoring in English to the integration of a Moodle site during an upper intermediate macro-skill course highlight differences in learner autonomy and expectations. Students' general attitudes towards and participation in this online Web 2.0 environment provide the basis for the research reported in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Technology Integration