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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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Shin, Kyu-Cheol – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
In the teaching of foreign language reading, there have been at least three distinctive approaches for communicative competence: grammar translation method, comprehension-questions approach with an emphasis on reading skills and strategies, and extensive reading approach. This paper surveys a selection of recent studies that address important…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
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Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Program and /or course evaluation is a process in which different types of data are collected systematically in order to study the virtues and weaknesses of a language instruction program. Program evaluation is, in fact, one of the essential aspects of any curriculum. It is a kind of quality control in which various aspects of an instructional…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Teaching Methods, Course Evaluation, Program Evaluation
Lee, Sun-Min – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Presently it is hard to find a thesis which have presented the teaching plan on how to teach the tense to Chinese learners on the spot of learning and even the textbooks in classes cover the subject of tense only in the medium or high level. The author considers that the learners' mistakes on the subject of tense are apt to be fossilized, if they…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Morphemes, Mandarin Chinese, Korean
Lee, Eunpyo; Jin, Seohoon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study explores medical college students' improvement on the TOEIC upon completion of English-only classes by comparing their pre- and post-TOEIC scores. The students' responses on the questionnaire were also reviewed. The subjects were the 44 first-year medical students taking the English-only classes that required active participation of…
Descriptors: Medical Students, College Students, Student Improvement, Language Tests
O'Grady, William; Lee, Miseon; Kwak, Hye-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper, designed specifically for language teachers, focuses on a phenomenon in second language learning that is largely independent of instructional effects, curricular materials, and classroom activities. Experimental work suggests that scope, the relationship between two or more logical operators (such as quantifiers or negatives), is…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory
Divsar, Hoda; Tahriri, Abdorreza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
In the present paper, three models for teaching literature including language-based, literature as content or culture, and literature as personal growth or enrichment were evaluated. Based on these models, an integrated model was suggested. An experimental study was carried out in order to examine the effectiveness of the suggested approach…
Descriptors: English Literature, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Linguistics
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study is to historically survey the development of English language education policies in Korea to show that English education policies in Korea have developed to cultivate Korean students who are capable in a globalized world. This study has the following purposes: first, this paper surveys the origin of English education from the ending…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, National Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
Matsuoka, Rieko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008
The main purposes of this study are: (a) to identify the constructs that may generate communication apprehension and to investigate how they influence communication apprehension and reduce the level of willingness to communicate; and (b) to explore the basic mentality underlying these constructs. The data were obtained from semi-structured…
Descriptors: College Students, Interviews, Anxiety, Females