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Sangster, Pauline; Anderson, Charles; O'Hara, Paul – Language Awareness, 2013
Previous research into student teachers' knowledge about language concluded that overall the picture was fairly bleak. Such research focused on the knowledge about language that the student teachers possessed when they moved from secondary school education into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. However, few studies have investigated the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Giebler, Ralf – Language Awareness, 2012
It has been suggested recently that it may be useful for language teaching practitioners to have some knowledge of cognitive linguistics. Cognitive linguistics (CL) provides tools that may help the language-teaching practitioner to gain insight into the semantic potential of words and communicate the meaning of lexical chunks in greater detail…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Semantics, Teaching Methods
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Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim – Language Awareness, 2012
A questionnaire study was conducted to examine how 120 highly experienced EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers in Japan adjust their pronunciation in order to facilitate and refine their students' learning skills to approach mutual intelligibility in second language (L2) classrooms (i.e. "pronunciation-specific teacher talk").…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation
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Young, Tony Johnstone; Sachdev, Itesh – Language Awareness, 2011
This paper reports on an investigation into the beliefs and practices of experienced teachers in the USA, UK and France relating to the application of a model of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) to English language programmes. Broadly, "intercultural" approaches to language learning and teaching are strongly advocated in both the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Textbooks, Applied Linguistics, Focus Groups
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Gao, Xuesong; Ma, Qing – Language Awareness, 2011
Language learners and teachers' cognition in respect of learning and teaching plays a critical role in mediating their actual behaviour and decisions in the process. This study investigates the vocabulary learning and teaching beliefs held by pre-service and in-service teachers in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland so that teacher education…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Lyster, Roy; Collins, Laura; Ballinger, Susan – Language Awareness, 2009
The present study was carried out in French immersion classrooms in an urban Quebec school board that is increasingly characterised by the heterogeneity of its French-dominant, English-dominant, and French/English bilingual student population. The study explored the extent to which a bilingual read-aloud project would (1) raise teachers' awareness…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Metalinguistics, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Llurda, Enric; Huguet, Angel – Language Awareness, 2003
The characteristics and particular problems faced by non-native speaking (NNS) teachers of foreign languages are being increasingly addressed. NNSs currently constitute the majority of language teachers in the world, but they have different needs and concerns from native speakers (NSs). Research is being conducted to uncover these needs and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Conditions
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Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Awareness, 2002
Undergraduate students in the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain completed a questionnaire seeking their views about native speaker teachers (NST) and nonnative speaker teachers (NNSTs) on rating scales relating to language skills, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, learning strategies, culture, and civilization, attitudes and assessment.…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Karatepe, Cigdem – Language Awareness, 2001
Investigates to what extent Turkish teacher trainees had learned about pragmalinguistics even though it was found to be under represented in their course of study. A questionnaire was administered to gain information about the awareness of trainees of expressing themselves appropriately in different contexts. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Metalinguistics