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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
Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Bennis, Karen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices relating to language teaching of one experienced and one novice English language teacher. Areas where observed practices converged with or diverged from stated beliefs are explored and discussed with reference to factors which might…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
McCrostie, James – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
Previous research has found that native English speakers can judge, with a relatively high degree of accuracy, the frequency of words in the English language. However, there has been little investigation of the ability to judge the frequency of high and middle frequency words. Similarly, the accuracy of EFL teachers' frequency judgements remains…
Descriptors: Word Frequency, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
Paribakht, T. Sima – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2004
The role of grammatical knowledge in second language (L2) lexical processing is far from clear. Providing evidence from a recent introspective study, this paper seeks to demonstrate the significant contribution that such knowledge can make to inferring the meanings of unfamiliar words while reading, and to possible consequent acquisition of L2…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Reading Tests, Vocabulary Development