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Andarab, Mehdi Solhi – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
The recent improvements in technology and their integration in language learning have played a facilitating role in vocabulary acquisition. Quizlet, an online teacher-/student-friendly tool, is one of the leading applications in vocabulary acquisition. Along with the effectiveness of visualization in acquiring vocabulary, humor has been also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Önen, Serap; Inal, Dilek – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
This paper examines explicitness in English as lingua franca (ELF) spoken interactions. Using a conversation analysis procedure, about 11h of audio-recorded naturally occuring ELF interactions of 79 incoming Erasmus students were analyzed for this purpose. The corpus was compiled by means of 54 speech events, 29 interviews and 25 focus group…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Official Languages
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Andarab, Mehdi Solhi – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Correcting and providing feedback to the written work of the learners has always been one of the hotly-debated issues over the last decades. While a group of scholars argue in favor of the effectiveness of the written corrective (CF) feedback, others question the utility and usefulness of the CF on writing of the learners. Even there seem to be…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Guerrero, Solange E. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
During several non-participant observations of two advanced College English classes at Jiangsu University, it was noticed that most of the students did not engage in class discussions. To ascertain what the problem was, but from learners' perspectives, this research was conducted. Seventy-one students enrolled in College English at Jiangsu…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mbukusa, Nchindo Richardson – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Recently, electronic mobile devices have been widely used for attaining knowledge, asking questions and retrieving information. Mobile devices and their features have been in the glare of publicity for educational purposes. The WhatsApp application instant messaging platform has become the most popular mobile device application regarded as one of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
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Hsiao, Cheng-hua – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
Teacher identity has been an important issue in teacher education because teacher identity influences teachers' professional development. However, little has been explored in preservice teachers' identity formation within the EFL context of language teaching. In this study, the early influence on EFL student teachers' identity formation in…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Practicums, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Budiman, Rahmat – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This paper presents a study that examined the reasons for dropping out of a distance language learning programme offered by an open university in Indonesia. A purposive sample of students who registered for online English writing courses at the university was used. To gain a better understanding of the issues, the study also sought information…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Dropouts
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Bostock, William W. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
South Africa is facing the challenge of creating a viable nation from a situation of interplay between diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic forces. This article discusses the implications for education of the evolving picture of language policy as South Africa addresses the task of nation-building. Language policy is important because of its key…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries, Nationalism
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Camelo-Lavadores, Ana Karen; Sánchez-Escobedo, Pedro; Pinto-Sosa, Jesus – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore for differences in the academic self-efficacy of Mexican high school students. A gird questionnaire was administered to 1,460 students form private and public schools. As expected, high achieving students showed significantly higher academic self-efficacy that their peers. However, interesting gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Questionnaires
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Sokel, Frances; Martin, Susan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
Educational improvement is at the forefront of ongoing international concern, with the quality of teaching recognised as a crucial variable in this endeavour. While in the past, instructional practices identified as effective were thought to be generic, it has become increasingly clear that the identification of contextually relevant practices is…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Alqunayeer, Huda Sulieman; Zamir, Sadia – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2016
This research study analyzes the target needs of EFL female Saudi students to choose EFL as their specialization. The population of the research is the female students enrolled in Bachelors in English program, at the Department of English Language and Translation, Qassim University Saudi Arabia. Adapting the Hutchinson and Waters model of Needs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Case Studies, Needs Assessment
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Feng, Zhiwen – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
In this era of information and economic globalization, developing critical thinking skills in college students has been set as a primary goal and learning outcome in higher education. Teaching critical thinking, however, is a great challenge to most EFL teachers. This article, therefore, attempts to examine the nature and teachability of critical…
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Questioning Techniques
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Yu, Berlin; Cheng, Hong – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2012
In this paper, after a brief discussion of historical background of the bilingual teaching in college mathematics, we analyze the difficulties in bilingual teaching of college mathematics firstly. Various approaches and methods that have been put into our bilingual teaching practice to overcome those difficulties are explored in detail. Finally,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction