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Khan, Muhammed Ali – ORTESOL Journal, 2019
The use of appropriate of words in writing, particularly frequently occurring four words combinations in academic register, is very important because it is an effective building block of academic text used by expert writers for effective communication. Yet teaching of four-word lexical bundles is rarely discussed in ESL writing textbooks. Recent…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction, Academic Language, Writing (Composition)
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Schulze, Joshua M.; Cáceda, Carmen – ORTESOL Journal, 2019
This article shares insights developed by two US-based professors as they co-taught an introductory ESOL education course within a teacher education program at a major Chinese university. Namely, the authors discuss how their perspectives on curriculum and instruction for Chinese pre-service teachers were enriched by their experience teaching in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Introductory Courses, English (Second Language)
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Sheppard, Beth – ORTESOL Journal, 2019
In this research note, the author checks for correlations between different dimensions in an analytic rubric used for scoring discussion performance. Highly correlated dimensions can be cause for concern that the different aspects of performance are not well defined or not adequately observed. The author's analysis showed some weak to moderate…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Correlation, Bias, Student Evaluation