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Tseng, Christine Chifen – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2019
Writing in L2 is considered a very challenging task by both teachers and students. Language teachers play a critical role in facilitating students' L2 writing development. Therefore, it is important to explore their beliefs about writing instruction as their beliefs exert influence on classroom practices. This study draws on the Repertory Grid…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yau, Jia-ling Charlene; Lee, Pi-yu – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
This study has two aims: one is to examine whether or not there are individual differences in motivation to read English as a Foreign Language (EFL) among Taiwanese adolescents, and the other is to scrutinize whether or not a gender gap exists among those readers. A total of 252 adolescents, half of them female and the other half male,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Motivation, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences
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Huang, Hung-Tzu – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
The present study investigated how self-related English learning motivation among Taiwanese adolescent learners differs between students who only receive English instruction in formal schooling and those who have additional private tutoring. A total of 1,698 teenage English learners in public secondary schools across Taiwan completed a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Tutoring
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Lo, Yi-Hsuan Gloria – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
A curriculum is a form of politics (Apple, 1993). The politics of a curriculum defines what is legitimate and valued and what is not. In Taiwan, the objectives of vocational high school (VHS) education are to prepare students to acquire relevant professional knowledge and practical skills and to integrate them into their future career development.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocational High Schools, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
The study aims to explore in-service teachers' epistemological beliefs about the following five critical paradigms in second language education and their corresponding practices: (1) inductive/deductive grammar instruction, (2) intensive/extensive reading, (3) looking up unknown words in the dictionary/guessing from context, (4) focusing on…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
The present study aims to investigate how conceptual symmetry plays a role in the use of spatial particles in English and to further examine its pedagogical implications via a corpus-based evaluation of the course books in senior high schools in Taiwan. More specifically, we adopt a quantitative corpus-based approach to investigate whether bipolar…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Correlation, Language Usage