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Swierzbin, Bonnie; Reimer, Julia – Language Awareness, 2019
This mixed-methods study uses concept maps to investigate the effects of an English pedagogical grammar course on the beliefs of teachers-in-training (n = 40) enrolled over a 2-year period at a private university in the U.S. Midwest. The course takes a functional approach to grammar based on systemic-functional linguistics and is typically the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Linguistics, Grammar, Concept Mapping
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Cheng, Tsui-Ping – Language Awareness, 2016
This study draws on conversation analysis to explore the pedagogical possibility of using audiovisual depictions of authentic disagreement sequences from L2 interactions as sources for an awareness-raising activity in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Video excerpts of disagreement sequences collected from two ESL classes were used…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Video Technology
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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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Aronin, Larissa; O'Laoire, Muiris – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper analyses the opinions, awareness and perceptions of trilingual or multilingual students, regarding their language teacher. Findings of a comparative study carried out in two different cultural contexts, Ireland and Israel, are discussed, where participants (435 in total) included Russian-speaking students in Israel studying English or…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Hunston, Susan – Language Awareness, 1995
Argues for the use of computer-stored corpora in courses in grammar awareness for teachers of mother-tongue English. It is suggested that the ability to do grammar entails a set of skills rather than a body of knowledge and that corpora provide excellent data for doing grammar. Questions regarding the comparison of different methodologies are…
Descriptors: Adjectives, Comparative Analysis, Computational Linguistics, English
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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
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Cots, Josep M.; Nussbaum, Luci – Language Awareness, 1999
Explores the role of language awareness in the teaching and learning of languages within the framework of educational reform in Spain. Three different types of discourse are compared: the official curriculum, teachers' views obtained in interviews, and teachers' classroom practices. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries