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Chen, Wang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The present study explores the under-researched area of collocation use with learners from different proficiency levels. The study investigates different types of collocations and the learners' elaboration of their collocation use. A total of 194 students from three different years of study in a Chinese university wrote compositions on the same…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Ong, Justina – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined classroom routine and interactional patterns of Grade 5 English Language reading comprehension lessons through delineating the speech act functions of instructional discourse that was based on Malcolm's sociolinguistic model (Malcolm, 1979a; Malcolm, 1979b; Malcolm, 1982; Malcolm, 1986). It also evaluated the classroom…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Speech Acts, Grade 5
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MacIntyre, Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
In many academic writing textbooks and style guides the use of personal pronouns is not encouraged. This is particularly problematic for non-native speakers of English trying to express themselves in a second language as, although personal pronouns are a clear signal of the writers' identity and presence in a text, they are usually advised not to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Yumarnamto, Mateus – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Three components of teachers' professional capital are human capital, social capital, and decisional capital according to Hargreaves and Fullan (2012). These three aspects of professional capital are meant to be part and parcel of developing the teaching profession. In this article, the author focusses on professional capital as a framework by…
Descriptors: Career Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cameron, Andrew; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
With the globalization of the English language, Global Englishes (GE) is a growing research paradigm with numerous pedagogical implications for those learning and teaching English. The study reported here provides insights on pre- and in-service Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) practitioners' perceptions of Global Englishes…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Richards, Jack C.; Wilson, Owen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The concepts of identity and translanguaging have been a focus of considerable theorizing and research in recent years, and have clarified important dimensions of how people interact in both monolingual and multilingual settings (Barkhuizen, 2016; Creese and Blackledge, 2015; Darvin and Norton, 2018; Otheguy et al., 2018). In this article we would…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Teacher Behavior, Language Usage, Second Language Learning
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Li, Liang; Franken, Margaret; Wu, Shaoqun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Lexical bundles, recurrent multiword combinations in a register, are extremely common and important discourse building blocks in academic writing. An increasing number of studies have investigated lexical bundles in academic writing in recent years, but few studies have explored L2 learners' interpretations of their own bundle production,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Phrase Structure
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Tanewong, Sukanya – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study investigated the impact of metacognitive pedagogical sequence on development of less-proficient Thai EFL listeners' L2 listening metacognition and listening comprehension achievement over a semester. Sixty-four university students who were enrolled in a listening course participated in a quasi-experimental study. Both the intervention…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Fernández-Agüero, María; Chancay-Cedeño, Carlos – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify how Ecuadorian university teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) tackle intercultural teaching practice in their classrooms. To this end, we studied the reported intercultural practices of 68 EFL university teachers from Ecuadorian Region 4. Quantitative data drawn from a questionnaire were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
John Read is about to retire as Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland. He previously taught applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Victoria University of Wellington, the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, the University of Texas El Paso,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lopez, Elaine; Sabir, Mona – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
It is two decades since Master (1997) published a framework for second language (L2) article pedagogy, based on several years of research into the acquisition of the English article system. Among his recommendations were a focus on intermediate level learners and a simplification of the rules presented to language learners. Since then, substantial…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vitta, Joseph P.; Jost, Dayna; Pusina, Alexis – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), writing instruction has often been of primary interest with a focus on curricula design and implementation. This especially holds true in East Asia where many universities operate EAP writing programmes. This study is located within this region, taking an inquiry stance in a small-scale case study of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Qian, David D.; Pan, Mingwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Politeness has been a source of inspiration for research in pragmatics and inter- and intra-cultural communication. However, the existing literature focusses more on how politeness is realized in the context of first language use. Few studies have investigated the issue related to the use of English by second language learners from varying…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Business Communication, Letters (Correspondence)
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Yang, Demi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article presents a case study that examined the beliefs and practices of one female English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teacher in relation to teaching second language (L2) speaking. Overall, the findings indicate that the teacher's stated beliefs converge with her classroom practices. However, instances of divergence were also observed.…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, English for Academic Purposes
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Shi, Leimin; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Developing students' communicative competence became the primary goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements in 2004 in China. There has been increasing concern, however, that this goal has yet to be realized, particularly in relation to the teaching of writing. This study investigated the potential of a Systemic Functional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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