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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 2006
The paper focuses on the development of teacher thinking, specifically L2 teachers' subject-matter cognitions, i.e. their Teacher Language Awareness (TLA) (see e.g. Andrews 2001, 2003). The study examines the evolving TLA, as it relates to grammar, of three teachers, each a graduate with more than 10 years' experience of teaching English in Hong…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper provides an introduction to teacher language awareness (TLA) and a personal reconceptualisation of the relationship between TLA and other dimensions of teacher knowledge, revisiting issues discussed in Andrews (2001). In the first part of the paper, knowledge of subject matter is identified as the core of TLA. Given the increased…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Characteristics, Metalinguistics
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 2001
Examines the ways in which teachers' language awareness affects their pedagogical practice. Considers the relationship between teacher language awareness and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Proposes a model in which the second language teacher's language awareness is seen as a sub-component of PCK, forming a bridge between content knowledge…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Knowledge Base for Teaching, Language Teachers
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 1997
Explores the relationship between Hong Kong secondary school English teachers' metalinguistic awareness and the ability to explain a grammar point. Teachers of different backgrounds and experience were asked to role play a grammar point on two separate occasions; videotapes of the role plays were transcribed and analyzed. (13 references)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Teachers
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Andrews, Stephen – Language Awareness, 1999
Discusses an in-depth investigation into the metalinguistic awareness of a group of practicing second language teachers, all nonnative speakers teaching English in Hong Kong secondary schools. The investigation focuses on teacher metalinguistic awareness as it relates to grammar. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar