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Wu, Yinyin – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2019
Back-interpreting practice refers to interpreting the translated version of a speech back to its source language. The learning opportunities provided by backinterpreting practice can be explained by Swain's (1985) comprehensible output hypothesis, Laufer and Hulstijn's (2001) involvement load hypothesis, and Schmidt's (1990) noticing hypothesis.…
Descriptors: Chinese, Role Playing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Chen, Mei-Hua – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2019
Lexical competence is considered as an important indicator of language proficiency. While learning vocabulary, learners need to remember various aspects of knowledge about the word (e.g., meaning, form and use). Many vocabulary learning strategies have been proposed to help learners consolidate vocabulary knowledge. Among them, grouping words…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Chinese
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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Liou, Hsien-Chin; Chen, Wen-Feng – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
In this study, a quasi-experimental within-subject design was adopted to examine the intervention effects of teaching academic formulaic sequences (FS) for writing with one intact class consisting of 15 EFL third-year college students. Fifty target FSs were chosen from five recently compiled academic formulas lists (mostly derived through corpus…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students, Academic Discourse
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Chao, Chin-chi – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
Aiming to develop a contextualized understanding of language learner agency (LLA) as defined by van Lier (2008), this study asks the question: How do Taiwanese EFL learners of two generations under different educational policies and social atmospheres narrate their English learning experiences and exert LLA differently? Narrative and interview…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Age Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chung, Siaw-Fong – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
This paper explored a less-studied preposition, "after," and its uses in a corpus. The analysis included an inspection of dictionary senses, followed by the distributional patterns of parts-of-speech, the co-appearing verbs of "after," the contextual uses of [-"ly after"] and [-"ly after"+NOUN], and finally…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Language Usage, Workshops, English (Second Language)
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Wang, Bo; Yu, Shulin; Teo, Timothy – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
Previous research has revealed that teacher feedback encourages students' learning of a second language and improves task performance. While former quasi-experimental studies emphasized the positive effects of formative assessment and feedback by teachers on developing oral presentation competence, it remains unclear about the processes during…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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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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Jing Jing, Ma – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
One of the key aims of formative assessment in higher education is to enable students to become self-regulated learners (Nicol & Macfarlane-Dick, 2006). Based on Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick's (2006) framework, this exploratory study investigates which formative assessment practices proposed by them were used by one college EFL writing teacher to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Self Control, Case Studies
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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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Chang, Karen Chung-chien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
In the past two decades, different aspects of teacher identity have been widely studied and discussed. However, in the field of English language teaching, the issue of identity among English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers seems to be an under-researched topic. This study focused on the narratives of a teacher to gain insight into her…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wu, Hao-yu – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
Imagined identity, referring to the ideal self that L2 learners aspire to become in the future (Norton & Toohey, 2011), has been identified as a critical factor that could guide learners to make a learning investment that they believe would in turn reward them with the social capital for which they yearn (Kanno & Norton, 2003). This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Liao, Pei Chia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
NNESTs have diverse educational backgrounds. For example, a number of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) have obtained their degrees abroad in English-speaking countries and have returned to their countries in English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) contexts, working alongside NNESTs who have been educated domestically. Yet, little is known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Language Usage, Professional Identity
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