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Simpson, Steven T. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2008
This article surveys some of the conflicts endemic to foreigners teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China. Though learning English is very popular in China now and China is one of the most popular destinations for Western EFL teachers, neither the teaching nor learning of English comes without certain clashes in the classroom. These…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Second Language Instruction
Alsagoff, Lubna; Low, Ee-Ling – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
The Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT) programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore provides an interesting case study of how economic and entrepreneurial concerns and aspirations in modern university settings have played a role alongside pedagogical motivations in shaping the development of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Hu, Guangwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2007
Academic writing competence comprises attitudes, knowledge, skills, and strategies that enable one to produce writing in accordance with the expectations of the academic discourse community. This paper introduces an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) writing course developed to help students from China acquire an adequate level of academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, Discourse Communities