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Kumaravadivelu, B. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1990
A study of ethnic variation supports the hypothesis that rules/norms governing second-language classroom interactional patterns are affected by the teacher's pedagogical orientation and turn allocation management, learner disposition/motivation toward participation, and interactional opportunities. It cautions against hasty linkages between…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups
Kelly, Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
Corson's argument regarding points of difficulty about the Graeco-Latin vocabulary (morphological complexity and form/meaning relationship "opacity") are the basis of a proposal that much of the Graeco-Latin vocabulary of formal English can be shown to be quite regular and can be systematically taught. (Contains 10 references.) (LB)
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, Greek, Language Standardization
Woods, Devon – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
A Canadian research project with English-as-a-Second-Language teachers indicates that Hutchinson's "process model" seems to capture the way in which second-language teaching takes place. The significant role played by teachers in interpreting curricula and determining classroom learning experiences is noted. (four references) (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Richards, Jack C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1993
The benefits and costs of the impact of textbooks on teaching English-as-a-Second-Language courses are discussed. This paper examines the role of commercial textbooks in instruction, reasons for their present status, and the consequences of that status. (10 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials
Nambiar, Mohana K; Goon, Cecilia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1993
The oral performance of a sample of 87 undergraduates was evaluated first in a face-to-face setting and then through audio recordings of that same performance. Results confirm that effectiveness in oral communication clearly is not dependent on words and sounds alone but that paralinguistic and extralinguistic data also play a significant role.…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
Matsumoto, Kazuko – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1993
Two types of verbal-report data (concurrent and retrospective) and four major introspective methods used in second-language research (L2) (thinking-aloud, questionnaires, interviews, diary-keeping) are described in a discussion of introspective L2 research studies. It is argued that, though incomplete, verbal reports from informant-learners offer…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Foreign Countries, Language Research
Astika, Gusti Gede – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1993
The assessment of foreign students' writing by native speaker English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers was examined using an analytical scoring technique based on the "ESL Composition Profile." Results showed that vocabulary accounted for the largest among of variance in total scores, followed by content, language use, organization, and…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Foreign Countries
Alcon, Eva Guzman – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1993
Two groups of nonnative Spanish students and four nonnative English teachers participated in a study of the effect of high cognitive questions on foreign language learning. Results indicate that the use of high cognitive questions can promote the kind of verbal interaction that facilitates comprehension and written production of the foreign…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Ability, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion
Beh, Yolanda – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1993
Summaries of six language-related research projects are presented from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Topics include reading proficiency evaluation instruments, computer-assisted language learning, English-for-Special-Purposes instructional design, editing strategies for college English-as-a-Second-Language student compositions, genre…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Editing, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes
Allen, Patrick; And Others – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1989
A group of core French studies involving the development and validation of the COLT (Communicative Orientation of Language Teaching) observation scheme, a French immersion observation study of vocabulary instruction and talk, and a French experimental immersion study regarding the effect on proficiency of functionally focused materials are…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, French
Pennington, Martha C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1989
Pronunciation is reexamined from a "top-down" perspective that shifts the focus of attention in language instruction from individual phonemes to suprasegmentals and other features of the larger context of utterances, including prosody, phonological fluency, voice quality, and gestures. (57 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Body Language, Distinctive Features (Language), Foreign Countries, Intonation
Williams, Jessica – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1989
Nonnative institutionalized varieties of English (NIVEs) are placed within a wide framework that includes the study of language contact and language acquisition in general. NIVEs and other contact varieties are explored from a sociolinguistic as well as second-language acquisition perspective. (105 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Styles, Language Usage
Devenney, Raymond – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1989
A study of 39 university English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and 13 ESL teachers was conducted to examine Newkirk's 1984 findings regarding differences between teacher and peer evaluations of writing samples. Evidence was found that the role and function of teacher evaluations differ from that of peer evaluations. (27 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Perkins, Kyle; And Others – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1989
In a reading comprehension study, random parallel reading comprehension tests in Japanese and English were administered to a sample of native Japanese students enrolled in intensive English instruction at three levels of English proficiency. Evidence for a threshold competence ceiling in both languages was found. (14 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Palmberg, Rolf – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1990
Ways are discussed in which foreign words are stored in learners' mental lexicons. Then several activities and exercises, which aim at improving learners' receptive and productive vocabulary skills, are presented. (42 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning, Skill Development
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