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Stabler-Havener, Michelle L. – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
Assessment literacy (AL) empowers teachers (Grabowski & Dakin, 2014) by helping them make better decisions about the development, administration, and use of assessments (Harding & Kremmel, 2016; Popham, 2009). This is crucial because when teachers make erroneous interpretations, which lead to incorrect decisions, students can suffer…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Student Evaluation, Testing
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Takahashi, Junko; Song, Gahye – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
The authors had the privilege of speaking over dinner with John Heritage, a plenary speaker at the eighth annual Conference of "The Language and Social Interaction Working Group" (LANSI) held at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Heritage is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Discourse Analysis, Biographies, Educational Research
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Eskin, Daniel – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2017
The way we ask for something, or "request," is hardly the same across all contexts. The degree to which we show politeness in these instances is closely related to a number of contextual factors (Brown & Levinson, 1987), manifested in the linguistic features that we employ (Blum-Kulka, House & Kasper, 1989; Searle, 1975).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, English (Second Language)