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Chang, Yu-jung – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Research on novice ESL/EFL teachers' identity development often characterizes the teaching practicum/internship as a boundary-crossing period in which pre-service teachers move out of the sheltered environment of education to become in-service teachers in real classrooms. Nevertheless, many prospective teachers experience a prolonged pre-service…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Lee, Beryl Chinghwa; Chern, Chiou-lan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This study aims to investigate whether English for Specific Purposes (ESP) reading relates to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' identity and how they relate to each other if there is a link between the two. Via purposeful sampling, an experienced Taiwanese ESP reader in her 40s was recruited and received three life-story interviews.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, English for Special Purposes, Reading Skills
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Gao, Feng – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2011
This article reports on an ethnographic case study that explored how Chinese learners' national identities were displayed and reconstructed through their English language-learning journeys in Britain. Drawing on a variety of sources (ethnographic observations, informal conversations, diaries, and narrative interviews), the analysis focuses on the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Diaries, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Tsai, Shu-Ling – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2010
This article addresses the importance of language underlying the stratification process in Taiwan within the context of globalization. Specifically, I ask if one's language skills may serve as a key to getting ahead. The Taiwanese government has imposed Mandarin as the official language since 1945 and introduced English courses into compulsory…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Compulsory Education, Official Languages, Educational Attainment