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Nguyen, Nhung; Collins, Lisa; Ngo, Phuong – English Australia Journal, 2023
A radical change has been witnessed in the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector since COVID-19 appeared. Against this background, this study investigated teachers' perceptions of their collaboration in an online educational platform. The English teachers at our college exploited collaborative online activities…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Wedlock, Joshua; Binnie, Christopher – English Australia Journal, 2023
Although using video to facilitate language learning is an exceedingly common practice, both for in-class and out-of-class learning, at present the literature exploring the use of authentic videos for intentional language learning is void of a user-friendly framework that educators and learners can refer to when selecting and using authentic…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition
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Chojczak, Diana; Starford, Ashley – English Australia Journal, 2023
The last few years have amplified the use of digital technology in the second language (L2) classroom due to the emergence of COVID-19. Students were forced to study online, and, as a result, changing the interaction among students became crucial. While most English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) classrooms have since…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, Collaborative Writing, Online Courses
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Mister, Bianca – English Australia Journal, 2023
Facilitating the transformation of vocabulary from receptive to productive can be challenging for second language (L2) teachers. Although some studies have focused on understanding activities that promote productive vocabulary in written modes (e.g., Teng & Xu, 2022), little is known about the effect of activities on productive vocabulary in…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Models, Oral Language
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Case, Rod; Nall, Matthew – English Australia Journal, 2023
This article explores how research on the teaching of pragmatics, specifically as it relates to the use of explicit and implicit instruction, can serve as a guide for expanding the instruction of social language to immigrant students in Australia as well as other students. The curriculum and expectations from the Australian Migrant English Program…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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England, Neil – English Australia Journal, 2022
Epistemological beliefs -- such as beliefs about the value attached to different forms of language teacher knowledge -- play a key role in knowledge interpretation and reconstruction in language teacher education. This article first presents a case for an explicit focus on epistemological beliefs in an ELT train-the-trainer program for state…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Epistemology
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Baker, Amanda – English Australia Journal, 2022
Over the decades, research into TESOL teacher education has grown considerably; yet studies focusing on the learning development of TESOL teacher educators remains curiously limited. With a specific focus on a postgraduate subject on second language (L2) oral communication and pedagogy, this article explores the reflective practices of a teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Educators, Speech Communication
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Baker, Amanda – English Australia Journal, 2021
Teaching and learning pronunciation can be challenging for second language (L2) teachers and learners alike. Many people may even adopt that attitude that, 'She'll be right', thinking that L2 learners' pronunciation difficulties will likely sort themselves out in time. Yet many learners consider pronunciation to be the most difficult oral…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Dinneen, Cara – English Australia Journal, 2021
This article considers the challenges heralded by digital technology in relation to the management of academic integrity on high-stakes Direct Entry English Programs in Australia. Firstly, a number of the ways in which students are using digital tools to complete assignment writing are examined. Secondly, findings from a review of academic…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Integrity, Barriers, Information Technology
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Reed, Melissa; Chappell, Phil – English Australia Journal, 2021
This article provides an overview of what is considered best practice in professional development in English language teaching by researchers and professional bodies. It then presents a research project investigating how satisfied English language teachers are with their own PD. The qualitative study involved a background survey of 92 teachers and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pusey, Kerry; Nanni, Alexander – English Australia Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated an unprecedented and mandatory shift from face-to-face to online education. This has occurred in numerous contexts worldwide, including language education. Little research, however, has investigated language education under such conditions of emergency remote teaching (ERT). This article focuses on the…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Hasiri, Fatemeh; Falhasiri, Mohammad – English Australia Journal, 2021
Traditionally, students receiving assistance while taking a test is deemed cheating, a belief based on the premise that assessment needs to evaluate unassisted performance. However, to the proponents of Sociocultural Theory in general and Dynamic Assessment (DA) in particular, such guidance through interaction with the examiner during the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, Affordances
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Playsted, Skye; Burri, Michael – English Australia Journal, 2021
The development of effective oral communication skills is a high priority for beginner-level, adult English language learners, and clear pronunciation is an essential part of this development. The perception and production of English vowel sounds can be a particularly challenging area of pronunciation for beginner-level learners. If adult learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Communication Skills, Vowels
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Truong, Khoa Dang; Do, Nhan Thanh – English Australia Journal, 2021
In most academic writing programs worldwide, instruction aims to develop students' awareness of essay types, written language use, and test-taking strategies. However, teachers' instructional practice is often dictated by their knowledge base, perception, and the intuitions they have about language use (Borg, 2006). Such intuitions are not always…
Descriptors: Sentence Structure, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Grammar
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Humphreys, Pamela – English Australia Journal, 2020
Writing a personal Teaching Philosophy Statement (TPS) can be useful for articulating espoused beliefs related to teaching and learning. In this paper, general approaches to the writing of a TPS are first explored, and the range of possible uses are examined. The article then goes on to consider the development and implementation of an…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Professional Development, Guides, Educational Objectives
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