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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Su, Chao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this paper, I narrate the long process of my encounters with English language learning and teaching, manifesting characteristics of English teaching at different levels of schools in mainland China. After viewing the limitations of English teaching in mainland China from my fresh point of view as a UK visiting scholar, some suggestions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Issa, Ali – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The government of the Sultanate of Oman actively promotes the value of English as a global "lingua franca" to support modernization and national economic growth. This policy, however, creates difficulties for many teachers, who find themselves implementing certain practices that conflict with a vision of English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Pang, Hanzhou – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
This study attempts to explore the issue of intercultural and transnational negotiation in written English communication. I am interested in the reciprocal development of written discourse across cultural boundaries. My analysis focuses on academic writers' sense of self and their individual ability to reach otherness when they share the roles of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Intercultural Communication
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Stevens, David – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this paper, I seek to ascertain whether critical literacy may have an important and realisable place in current English pedagogy, having first tried to establish what is meant by critical literacy, and what its contexts are for my purposes here, including the nature of initial teacher education (ITE). The paper then reports and reflects on some…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Wang, Danping – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This paper presents a case study of a group of Chinese ESL learners in China, who study English by immersing themselves regularly and rigorously in English television drama. A self-directed learning pedagogy has been developed and discussed, which seems to have signposted an effective and economic way for ESL learners to improve linguistic,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning