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Lee, Jang Ho – Language Awareness, 2018
Despite the increasing volume of studies on classroom language use research, scant attention has been paid to the relationship between learners' attitudes towards classroom language choice and classroom variables that they perceive to motivate their target language learning. This study examines this issue with Korean undergraduate English as a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Guzman, Natalia L.; Chen, Pei-Jie Jenny – Language Awareness, 2017
As linguistic diversity is increasing in schools worldwide, research is needed to examine how to modify teaching and learning contexts in response to emerging multilingual students' different needs. Grounded in sociocultural theory, this study examined how teachers used discourse differently to respond to diverse students' needs as they…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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McNeil, Levi – Language Awareness, 2017
This study examined intracultural peers using language as a cognitive tool (i.e. "languaging") to recognise, understand, and explain intercultural communication concepts. In pairs, 42 Korean public school teachers enrolled in an in-service program completed a describe-interpret-evaluate task through synchronous computer-mediated…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Language Usage, Peer Relationship, Public School Teachers
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Rivers, Damian J. – Language Awareness, 2011
Within the Japanese English Language Teaching context and consistent with the dominant conversation role assigned to the native English speaker teacher, there exists a belief that the most effective manner in which to teach and promote multilingualism and intercultural understanding is through restricting students to monolingual practices and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Ideology, Personal Autonomy
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Walsh, Steve – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper proposes a process model of reflective practice for second language teachers, designed to facilitate a closer understanding of language use and interactive decision-making. The L2 classroom is portrayed as a dynamic and complex series of inter-related contexts, in which interaction is central to teaching and learning. An understanding…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sealey, Alison – Language Awareness, 1999
Reviews the Initial Teacher Training National Curriculum for Primary English, which specifies what students who are intending to become primary school teachers must be taught about the English language. It also discusses two other key policy texts: the "National Curriculum for English" for primary school pupils, and the "National…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English Instruction