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Playsted, Skye A. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Reflective practice in TESOL is widely used in pre-service and in-service teacher education contexts and is regarded as beneficial for ongoing professional learning. While models of reflective language teaching vary, they all aim to improve classroom outcomes for teachers and students. A holistic approach to reflective practice includes teachers'…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Novices, English Language Learners, Refugees
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Richards, Jack C. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
One quality among the many that characterize effective teachers is the ability to bring a creative disposition to teaching. In second language teaching, creativity has also been linked to levels of attainment in language learning. Many of the language tasks favored by contemporary language teaching methods are believed to release creativity in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Characteristics
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Swan, Anne P. A. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
This paper asserts that English teachers' understanding of their professionalism enables them to "put the learner in the spotlight" through their highly-developed awareness of local contexts of English use. Changing attitudes to English language teacher identity include a revaluation of the "native-non-native speaker" dichotomy…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Educational Trends, Context Effect, Qualitative Research
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Kramsch, Claire – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
In foreign language education, the teaching of culture remains a hotly debated issue. What is culture? What is its relation to language? Which and whose culture should be taught? What role should the learners' culture play in the acquisition of knowledge of the target culture? How can we avoid essentializing cultures and teaching stereotypes? And…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages, Cultural Awareness
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Vahtrick, Lousia; de Bot, Kees – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
Two studies were carried out in order to create distinct motivational profiles of students, examine the way in which context had an effect on motivational styles, and attempt to collaborate these findings with the L2 Motivational Self-System. The research questions for this study were concerned with ascertaining whether or not it is possible to…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics