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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Cogent Education, 2017
There is a growing body of literature about the qualities of professional teacher educators (TEs) and their impact on preparing professional teachers. However, English Language Teaching (ELT) research has fallen behind in this regard, despite the fact that different programs worldwide suffer from different limitations, due to certain aspects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Channa, Liaquat Ali; Gilhooly, Daniel; Channa, Abdul Razaque; Manan, Syed Abdul – Cogent Education, 2017
The scholarship of language education, particularly with reference to learning and use of English, is marked by varieties of English. One may note two broad models: (1) ENL, ESL, and EFL; (2) EIL, ELF, and WEs. Although the scholarship is replete with debates, the debates seem to only construct and maintain that learning English and its use are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wang, Danping – Cogent Education, 2016
Textbooks in foreign-language education are by their nature ideological, representing the dominant culture and values. This study attempts to critically examine the discourse in language textbooks, specifically those used for Chinese as a foreign-language education in Mainland China, in order to reveal the national identity embedded in them.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Foreign Countries
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Uzun, Levent – Cogent Education, 2016
The present study investigated the contribution of the educational and technical courses in the English Language Teacher Training Program (ELTTP) at universities in Turkey to the information and communication technologies (ICT) knowledge and skills of the students. The participants were 74 teachers/trainees who were attending their last year in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language)
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Ebadi, Saman; Gheisari, Nouzar – Cogent Education, 2016
This study, framed within Vygotskyan sociocultural approaches to teacher education, aimed at reconceptualizing the thinking and subsequent recontextualizing of the classroom practice of a participating teacher. An Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher with pseudonym--Sara--was the participant of the study. Sara's conceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Reflection, Faculty Development
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Kadiwal, Laila – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper examines the institutional influences on the teaching-learning practices within English as Second Language (ESL) programme in the University of Sindh (UoS), Pakistan. The study uses qualitative case study approach, basing its findings on documentary review, observations, and responses of teachers and students. The analysis of the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices, Second Language Instruction
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Eshghinejad, Shahrzad – Cogent Education, 2016
Attitude is considered as an essential factor influencing language performance and received considerable attention from both first and second language researchers. Al-Mamun, Rahman, Rahman, and Hossaim argue that attitude is the feeling people have about their own language. Thus, attitude to language is a construct that explains linguistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Monfared, Abbas; Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin; Shahiditabar, Mostafa – Cogent Education, 2016
Drawing on the literature on culture and intercultural communication, current discussions surrounding English as an international language (EIL), and cultural appropriation of ELT books in local communities, this article reports the findings of a qualitative and qualitative research study with English language teachers from Inner (40 American, 36…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Otomo, Ruriko – Cogent Education, 2016
Taking commercial English language tests is becoming common practice among young English learners in Japan. With a specific focus on the "Jido Eiken" test, this study examines English language test-taking activity by analyzing textual data retrieved from three data sources. "Jido Eiken" is found to represent a complex…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Barnawi, Osman Z. – Cogent Education, 2016
The study referred to in this article adopted a dialogic approach, putting the voices of experienced teachers and supervisors into the form of a dialogue in order to examine how both parties perceive, enact and justify their pedagogical practices in actual school settings. Various sets of data were utilised, including interviews, classroom…
Descriptors: Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Experienced Teachers, Educational Practices, Interviews
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Moloney, Robyn; Xu, HuiLing – Cogent Education, 2015
With the economic rise of China, there is global demand for effective teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). There has been limited sustained success in Chinese language learning in Australian schools, however, and this has been attributed, amongst other factors, to pedagogy employed by teachers. Today, it is commonplace to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Altan, Mustafa Zülküf; Saglamel, Hasan – Cogent Education, 2015
To facilitate student-teachers' transition from internship to permanent positions, they are advised to meticulously learn from real experiences of practicum process as it might form their future teaching practices. To help promote the effectiveness of this process, investigating student-teaching from stakeholder perspectives could be enriching.…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Practicums, Program Effectiveness
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Cogent Education, 2015
This study analyzed Taiwanese elementary school English teachers' perceptions of, designs on, and knowledge constructed about, differentiated instruction in content in an intensive summer course. Based on the data analysis of surveys, the document, videos, and an interview, the study had the following findings. First, before the intensive summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)