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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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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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Borg, Simon – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper reviews studies of teacher cognition in relation to the teaching of grammar in first, second, and foreign language classrooms. Teacher cognition encompasses a range of psychological constructs and these are reflected in the research reviewed here. Thus, in turn, I discuss studies of teachers' declarative knowledge about grammar, of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Grammar, Schemata (Cognition), Second Language Instruction
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Morris, Lori – Language Awareness, 2003
This study is part of an ongoing investigation of the knowledge base, learning and performance of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) students in the Canadian province of Quebec. The goal of the broad research initiative is to identify valid and reliable criteria for candidate selection and to provide those who are admitted to a programme…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Grammar, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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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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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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Burley, Suzanne; Pomphrey, Cathy – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper derives from the innovative language teacher education programme described in a previous article published in "Language Learning Journal" (Burley & Pomphrey, 2002). It outlines the development in student teachers' understanding of their role as language educators through an analysis of the beginning and end of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Constructivism (Learning), Student Teachers, Modern Languages
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Coniam, David – Language Awareness, 2002
Discusses language awareness activities for sensitizing trainee English-language teachers to suprasegmental phonological features in English, with particular reference to features associated with the concept of "stress timing." Discusses stress timing and how it relates to English, and examines the quasi-authentic material drawn from a television…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Consciousness Raising, English (Second Language), Language Rhythm
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Morris, Lori – Language Awareness, 2002
Thirty-six TESL trainees of three different age groups used classroom theory and practical experience to shape their own knowledge of English grammar. Participants completed a series of three grammatical explanation tasks over the course of two academic terms. Analysis of results revealed that the two groups of older trainees (23-34 years and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Teachers
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Turner, Karen; Turvey, Anne – Language Awareness, 2002
Reports on a project in which an English and a French student teacher work collaboratively to develop their personal knowledge and understanding of grammar and its role in teaching both subjects to 11-year-old learners in an English comprehensive school. Ways in which the cross-language focus beneficially influenced their classroom practice are…
Descriptors: Cooperation, English (Second Language), French, Grammar
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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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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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Svalberg, Agneta M. -L. – Language Awareness, 2001
Discusses the status of grammar rules in language awareness approaches where learners are encouraged to notice and reflect on regularities in the language. Examines the accuracy of rules transmitted in English-as-a-foreign-language classrooms. Argues that teachers' awareness of the language is sometimes misinformed and that half-truths may be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Teachers, Metalinguistics
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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
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Kennedy, Judith – Language Awareness, 1996
Based on a variety of recorded classroom data, this article focuses on language teachers' classroom explanations and suggests that teacher talk in the form of explanations can be a source of valuable language input for learners. The article emphasizes that in language teaching, explaining is a central and difficult part of any teacher's work. (38…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Interaction Process Analysis, Language Teachers
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