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Krause, Tim – ORTESOL Journal, 2018
Vocabulary acquisition is central to language learning, and many instructors believe that technology can facilitate this core activity. While numerous websites and apps offer language-learning activities and games, not all provide evidence that their content and techniques are effective. VocabularySpellingCity (VSC), however, commissioned a study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sheppard, Beth; Elliott, Nancy; Baese-Berk, Melissa – ORTESOL Journal, 2017
Intensive English Program (IEP) Instructors and content faculty both listen to international students at the university. For these two groups of instructors, this study compared perceptions of international student speech by collecting comprehensibility ratings and transcription samples for intelligibility scores. No significant differences were…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Reynolds-Young, Danielle; Hood, Sally – ORTESOL Journal, 2014
Although course assignments require English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher candidates to design activities, performance assessments, and lessons that balance the teaching of the English language and academic content, the ESL teacher candidates remain perplexed as to how to teach without a prescribed curriculum. The answer is challenging, given…
Descriptors: Course Content, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Yoshida, Norman J. – ORTESOL Journal, 1983
Research into process-oriented writing instruction for native speakers of English can improve instruction in writing for students of English as a second language (ESL). Process-oriented instruction focuses on the processes of writing rather than on the finished product. A comparison of writing samples of native speakers from remedial courses and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Error Patterns
Madden, Edith H. – ORTESOL Journal, 1983
The effect of pronunciation instruction on the speech of 29 adult speakers of other languages (Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, and Korean) with previous training in English as a second language was studied. Pronunciation improvement was compared in three groups: one receiving group pronunciation training, one receiving individualized…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Adult Learning, Arabic, Chinese