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Albino, Gabriel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The present study investigates how learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) improve the readability of their texts in an explicit genre-based approach that is utilized in an oil and gas exploration workplace in Angola. By drawing on the English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics genre traditions, the study engages 18…
Descriptors: Readability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Scheffler, Pawel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article describes how semi-communicative bilingual drills were implemented in a four-month course in pedagogical English for a group of ten Polish adult learners. When the course was over, the learners were asked to evaluate the procedure by filling in a questionnaire. The learners expressed overwhelming approval for bilingual drills in terms…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Drills (Practice), English (Second Language)
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Edge, Julian – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
A major structural problem in the teaching of English worldwide is to be found in the arthritic power relationships that continue to limit the continuing professional development of its practitioners. The acceptance of the superior status of "theory" and "theorists", and the consequent subordination of teachers as the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Power Structure
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Boers, Frank – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
In the 4/3/2 activity learners deliver the same talk three times under increasing time pressure. The activity is intended first and foremost to foster fluency, but accuracy and complexity have also been said to benefit from this activity. The present study investigates whether immediate repetition of monologues under increasing time pressure…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Akbari, Ramin; Tavassoli, Kobra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Teacher efficacy is a topic of significance in mainstream education and various instruments have been developed to measure this construct. The available instruments however, are general both in terms of their subject matter and context. To compensate for this generality, the present study aims to develop a new teacher efficacy instrument whose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
Weger, Heather D. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
The present study reports on the motivations of adult, international learners of English, studying English 20 hours a week in a US-based Intensive English Program (IEP). Though often used as participants in language acquisition studies, there are few studies of these learners' motivational profiles. In the current study, a questionnaire designed…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Takeuchi, Osamu; Ikeda, Maiko; Mizumoto, Atsushi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This article explores the cerebral mechanism of reading aloud activities in L2 learners. These activities have been widely used in L2 learning and teaching, and its effect has been reported in various Asian L2 learning contexts. However, the reasons for its effectiveness have not been examined. In order to fill in this gap, two studies using a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods
Gu, Qing – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2005
This paper examines the effects of intercultural experience on teacher professionalism. The main methods for data collection consist of semi-structured interviews and survey questionnaires. Analysis of participants' experiences of Department for International Development's (DFID) English language teaching projects shows that intercultural…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Professional Development, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
Zacharias, Nugrahenny T. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2005
This study investigated the beliefs of tertiary teachers in Indonesia about internationally-published materials. In addition, it explored whether there were mismatches between the teachers' beliefs and what they claimed to be their classroom practices. This study learned that most respondents believed that internationally-published materials were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes
Crawford, Jane – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2004
Second language acquisition research has led to a major emphasis on the need for learners to experience the target language (TL) in use if they themselves are to become users of the language. At the same time, there is discussion of the role of the first language (L 1) as a tool in the processing of language/culture experiences. Achieving optimal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Language of Instruction