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Nguyen, Ha – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
According to Baker and Rytina's (2014), the total number of legal immigrants coming to the United States during the ten years from 1980 to 1989 is 990,000, whereas in two more recent years from 2010 to 2012, the number rose to 2,810,000. As a country with an increasing influx of immigrants from all over the world, the United States has expressed a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jantadej, Kewalin; Charubusp, Sasima – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This study investigated the integration of English intercultural teaching of Thai secondary school teachers using questionnaires and classroom observations. The results from the questionnaires revealed that participants perceived that they integrated English intercultural teaching at a low level. In the actual classroom, they placed a paramount…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Akkaya, Ahmet; Yilmaz, Mehmet Yalçin; Aydin, Gülnur – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Speaking is viewed as a skill more often used in communication and interaction in particular. However, the speaking skill is measured in various ways. The aim of this study is, therefore, to determine the views of Turkish as a Foreign Language (TFL) instructors (lecturers and teachers) on measuring and evaluating speaking skills. To this end, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Turkish, Second Language Learning
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Demirezen, Mehmet – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
In the field of Modern Higher Education, the background of teachers as native or non-native speakers of the language they teach is of major concern in the field of teacher education. First things first, in teacher education each teacher has an ideal self of her or his own as non-native English-speaking teachers of English, as a second or foreign…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shim, Jenna Min – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
In this study, the author investigates the dynamics of dialogue among teachers in different national contexts based on their responses to different cultural practices. Employing Pierre Bourdieu's sociological theory of practice and his concept of habitus, the author shows that, as the teachers' responses are not entirely context-specific, they are…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Dialogs (Language), Asians, Whites