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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
The knowledge and beliefs that teachers hold are an important determiner of what happens in the classroom. Ideally teacher cognition should be informed by research and theory about effective language learning. This paper examines the beliefs related to vocabulary teaching held by a cohort of 60 Malaysian pre-service teachers engaged in a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Wong, Mary Siew-Lian – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2010
This paper presents the findings of a study to explore pre-service teachers' beliefs about learning English and the stability of these beliefs over time. Participants were 25 pre-service teachers (11 males, 14 females) enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (TESL) programme. The Horwitz (1987) Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI), a…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Data Analysis
Cullip, Peter F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
This case study analyses two written texts produced by an ESL learner either side of a five-week genre-based teaching intervention. The second text was judged to be of a much higher quality by two independent markers in a previous study. The question arising is: what exactly has improved? The analytical tools of systemic functional linguistics are…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Writing (Composition), Case Studies, English (Second Language)
Ramachandran, Sharimllah Devi; Rahim, Hajar Abdul – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2004
Whilst the communicative approach advocates the use of the target language and implicit/incidental learning in vocabulary teaching, recent literature suggests that there is a need for these methods to be reconsidered. This is motivated by studies which suggest that for effective vocabulary learning process to occur explicit learning should be…
Descriptors: Translation, Incidental Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocabulary Development