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Xu, Zhichang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
The English language has been going through a dual process of globalization and nativization. The globalization of English renders the language into a global lingua franca and an international language, whereas the nativization of English diversifies it into varieties of English, namely, World Englishes. Such 'glocalization' of English has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Global Approach
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Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Icy Lee is Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently serving as Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her main research interests are in the areas of second language writing and second language teacher education. Icy is best known for her research on feedback in L2…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Best Practices, Faculty Publishing, College Faculty
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Towndrow, Phillip A.; Pereira, Andrew J. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
The call for an expanded, critical and socially-constructed view of literacy in response to contemporary semiotic and technological developments is not new. However, an under investigated area relates to the impact and influence of new media in the teaching and learning of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Following an overview of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Professional development is an activity in which language teachers should have ongoing and sustained involvement. There are many ways in which language teachers can pursue professional development, and reading journals is one of these ways. This article reports on a survey of 465 English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals, largely drawn from…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Periodicals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tupas, Ruanni – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article explores language policy in Southeast Asia, focussing on two recent state and other institutional reform efforts and directions: one towards English, and the other towards the mother tongues. However, what needs to be highlighted is the bifurcated nature of language policy reforms in the region. That is, these two policy directions…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Social Justice, Nationalism, Competition
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Hockly, Nicky; Dudeney, Gavin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Anybody who has lived through the past decade of technological developments will know how quickly our world is changing. And what happens outside our teaching contexts, out there in the real world, will inevitably -- at least some of it -- end up having an impact on what we do inside our classrooms, lecture halls, schools and colleges. Some of the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Phakiti, Aek; Plonsky, Luke – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article aims to discuss ten beliefs that teachers hold about second language (L2) learning and to relate these to relevant theories and approaches in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). It is especially written for L2 teachers who would like to know more about theoretical approaches that seek to explain L2 learning. Preliminary…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Linguistic Theory, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Low, Ee Ling; Ao, Ran – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
The ASEAN region is home to great ethnic, cultural, political and economic diversity and linguistically, represents a region where both Outer and Expanding Circle varieties of English are spoken. English is designated as the sole working language of the ASEAN region but in reality, it has a different status and performs very different roles in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role, Foreign Countries
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Borg, Simon – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Professional development is central to teacher competence and, with particular attention to larger-scale, structured and formal professional development interventions (PDIs), this article discusses how the impact of professional development can be conceptualized and evaluated. Various kinds of impacts on teachers, organizations and systems, and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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Zhang, Hao – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This research explores international English majors' experiences and perceptions of the characteristics of an effective English-as-a-medium-of-instruction (EMI) course. Through an analysis of the triangulated data collected through questionnaire surveys, classroom observations, interviews and correspondences between 45 students and their lecturer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Franz, Jens; Teo, Adisa – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Thailand has seen several English language curriculum reforms over the last 20 years, all of which were found to have failed to lift Thai students' standard of English language proficiency across all levels of study. In 2014, the Thai Ministry of Education announced the introduction of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Galante, Angelica – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Anxiety is a dimension of L2 speaking that has been heavily investigated over the past several decades, but there is a paucity of research investigating instruction aiming at lowering anxiety. While research suggests drama lowers L2 learners' anxiety, it is unclear to what extent anxiety is affected by drama. This article reports results from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer), Measures (Individuals)
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Huang, Li-Shih – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Corpora are essential tools in the teaching of English as an international language (EIL). With the advent of high-powered computers, online corpora have been developed with the potential to transform how EIL is taught both inside and outside the classroom, since anyone with a mobile device and internet access can now take advantage of numerous…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shin, Dong-shin; Kang, Hyun-Sook – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Along with the expansion of computer technologies in education, an increasing number of academic degrees and professional development credentials in second-language (L2) education are offered online. Despite the rapid growth in the number of online language teacher education (OLTE) programmes, there is still a dearth of research about OLTE and its…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zhao, Ping; Ji, Xiaoli – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
This article provides preliminary validity evidence for the shorter Mandarin version of the Vocabulary Size Test (VST) under the content aspect, technical quality, substantive and generalizability aspect of Messick's (1995) construct validity framework. The shorter version with 177 Chinese university students in three proficiency levels indicates…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Validity, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning
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