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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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Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Aya Matsuda is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. Her research interests include World Englishes (WE), the use of English as an international language (EIL), and the pedagogical implications of the global spread of English. She has published widely in various books and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Variation, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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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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Dixon, Paul Andrew – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Dr. Willy A. Renandya is a widely published language teacher educator and TESOL specialist with a particular interest in professional educator development, TESOL pedagogy, and extensive reading and listening. For the past 20 years his work has revolved around working with pre-service and in-service English teaching professionals in the Asian…
Descriptors: Interviews, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Thomas Farrell is widely known for his views and publications on the topic of Reflective Practice, which is key to the professional development of teachers in 21st century classrooms. He is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. Farrell has been a language teacher and teacher educator since 1978 and has worked in Korea,…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
George Jacobs has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and Teacher Education in many countries, including the US, China and Thailand. Since 1993, he has taught in Singapore, teaching for institutions including SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Ministry of Education, and the National Institute of Education. He has also been teaching Writing at…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Cooperative Learning, Student Centered Learning
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Floris, Flora Debora – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article presents an interview with Andrew Wright, a widely recognized author, illustrator, storyteller, and teacher trainer. Wright has published many ELT books, authored six "Spellbinder" graded readers (1992-1994), and a collection of short stories. As a teacher trainer, Wright worked extensively with both teachers and students in…
Descriptors: Interviews, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Story Telling
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Mah, Adeline Shi Hui; Yeo, Marie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Averil Coxhead is widely known for developing the Academic Word List, a list of 570 word families associated with great frequency in academic texts. This list has been particularly useful to teachers of English as a Second Language as well as independent learners in tertiary education. She has also developed a Science-based word list (Coxhead and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Word Lists, Word Frequency
Krashen, Stephen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
In this article, the author talks about academic jibberish. Alfie Kohn states that a great deal of academic writing is incomprehensible even to others in the same area of scholarship. Academic Jibberish may score points for the writer but does not help research or practice. The author discusses jibberish as a career strategy that impresses those…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy, Criticism
Zhu, Wuhan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This paper is motivated by the premise that little is known about the use of requestive strategies in request emails in Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) context. Specifically, the paper examines and compares requestive strategies in request emails between two groups of university students, namely English majors (EM) and non-English…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Interlanguage, English (Second Language), Pragmatics
Butzkamm, Wolfgang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
The article addresses the long-standing issue over the role of the mother tongue in the foreign language classroom. In the first part it is argued that the mother tongue lays the cognitive foundations for all subsequent language learning. Double comprehension as the basic requirement for learning to take place is explained. The second part is…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Role, Grammar, Second Language Learning
Foley, Joseph A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
The argument put forward here is that we are witnessing the emergence of a concept of English as a lingua franca, which creates a set of attitudes about correctness and in particular "grammatical correctness". The traditional "native-speaker" as final arbiter can only apply to English as a national language. It is the…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Global Approach
Stroud, Christopher; Wee, Lionel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2006
While ELT has long recognized the need to address student anxiety in language learning situations, it has all too often assumed that such anxiety is primarily competence-based. Consequently, there has been insufficient recognition of the fact that identity-based anxiety, too, can have significant effects on language learning in the classroom. In…
Descriptors: Anxiety, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Shanmuganathan, Thilagavathi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2005
In attempting to provide empirical qualitative data analysis, the researcher has to work within many constraints. There are ethical issues that need to be considered and evaluated in the managing of data, especially one that is naturally occurring. One of the more popular methods of "capturing" this data is through audio recording and to be able…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Ethics, Researchers
Liu, Gi-Zen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2005
The author first talks about the current situation of teaching EFL in higher education institutions in Taiwan, and indicates that the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Approach has been the most popular language teaching approach lately. Then he addresses the hybrid course approach which seems to be a trend as well as an appropriate way for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, English (Second Language)
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