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Zhang, Yanyan; Du, Xingkun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
It has been widely acknowledged in the academic field that English is being used as a lingua franca among people from various first language backgrounds. However, the notion of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) does not seem to have been integrated into English classrooms, especially in China, a country from the Expanding Circle. As China has the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asari, Yoko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Recasts, a type of implicit feedback, is widely used by EFL teachers for improving learners' communicative competence. Research suggests that teachers may use salience enhancement techniques in order to highlight the positive/negative evidence in recasts. This study was conducted to identify types of recasts and examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interlanguage, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu; Wang, Hung-chun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study delineates two Taiwanese TESOL teachers' efforts of combining English writing with entrepreneurship education to cultivate English majors' interdisciplinary competence in academic writing classes. An integrated business-and-writing approach was proposed to foster English majors' academic writing skills and entrepreneurial capacities. In…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Mak, Barley – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Entry to the teaching career in most education systems nowadays is based on academic qualifications and professional credentials. The requirements and trainings for teachers of English vary in different regions and countries. This short review presents the professional preparation of pre-service teachers of English and the English language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Teacher Qualifications
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
How writing teachers conduct their assessment is an important but under-researched topic in the field of language assessment. By partly adopting Cheng et al.'s (2004) survey, this mail survey study aims to fill this gap by examining how tertiary-level EFL writing teachers assess their students in basic English writing classes in Taiwan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Language Teachers
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Alaee, Mitra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers' Professional Identity and their types of Multiple Intelligences. Moreover, it aimed to see the extent to which their multiple intelligences can predict their professional identity. The participants of the study were 137 Iranian EFL teachers teaching in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Dehghan, Farzaneh; Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Academic writing at advanced levels is the most important way of demonstrating one's expertise in a discipline. Developing this kind of competence is especially a challenging effort for students in foreign language contexts. Many factors may be involved in determining why some students are more and some are less motivated in writing successful,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhou, Gang; Niu, Xiaochun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Vocal disorders are a very common occupation-related disease in teachers, though it has never been given enough attention in China. As a result, the occupational health care of professional voice users is surprisingly, undeveloped compared to the attention given to occupational hearing disorders or many other occupational symptoms. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Voice Disorders, Questionnaires, Incidence
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Hanamoto, Hiroki – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Although there seems to be no doubt that English as a lingua franca paradigm has affected the focus of English language teaching toward the issue of mutual intelligibility, studies involving only non-native English speakers (NNS-NNS interaction) are still in their infancy. Using a sequential analysis, this study examines how Japanese learners of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Official Languages, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu; Cheng, Yuh-show – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Framed in the sociocultural theory, this case study was designed to investigate teachers' professional growth as situated in team teaching and the larger teaching context. The participants were one pair of Taiwanese and foreign English teachers who were in their first year of practicing team teaching in an elementary school in Hsinchu City,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tsutsumi, Rie – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Current studies show that it is becoming clear that language teachers give significant importance to learners' motivation level, interest levels, and attitudes toward their learning. Motivated teachers can have a powerful influence on students' career directions, and positively impact learners' motivations and interests. However, not many studies…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present study aimed to explore the strategies that could be potentially employed in the Iranian ELT context to bridge the gap between research and practice. Data were collected through conducting a "focus group discussion" with a number of practitioner-researchers. The findings showed that to improve the relationship between…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Focus Groups
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Rezaee-Manesh, Najafquli; Tahriri, Abdorreza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The current mixed-method study probed EFL instructors' mediative knowledge across four different contexts of teaching including language institutes, universities, and senior and junior high schools in Iran. To this end, 181 EFL instructors, 80 males and 101 females, completed mediative closed-questionnaire which composed of twelve items to measure…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Baniasad-Azad, Somayeh; Ketabi, Saeed – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examined demotivational factors among Iranian and Japanese college teachers of English. To achieve the purpose, the study used a 35-item questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The results were compared with the similar study in Japan by Sugino (2010). The findings of the study revealed that Iranian and Japanese lecturers are much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Sims, James – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study investigates possible changes in students' English language ability by means of a questionnaire administered to 18 experienced university teachers. The questionnaire measures changes in six domains: grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and attitudes. The results of the questionnaire indicate that over the last decade a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, College Freshmen
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