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Ong, Justina – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined classroom routine and interactional patterns of Grade 5 English Language reading comprehension lessons through delineating the speech act functions of instructional discourse that was based on Malcolm's sociolinguistic model (Malcolm, 1979a; Malcolm, 1979b; Malcolm, 1982; Malcolm, 1986). It also evaluated the classroom…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Speech Acts, Grade 5
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MacIntyre, Robert – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
In many academic writing textbooks and style guides the use of personal pronouns is not encouraged. This is particularly problematic for non-native speakers of English trying to express themselves in a second language as, although personal pronouns are a clear signal of the writers' identity and presence in a text, they are usually advised not to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Cameron, Andrew; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
With the globalization of the English language, Global Englishes (GE) is a growing research paradigm with numerous pedagogical implications for those learning and teaching English. The study reported here provides insights on pre- and in-service Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) practitioners' perceptions of Global Englishes…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Li, Liang; Franken, Margaret; Wu, Shaoqun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Lexical bundles, recurrent multiword combinations in a register, are extremely common and important discourse building blocks in academic writing. An increasing number of studies have investigated lexical bundles in academic writing in recent years, but few studies have explored L2 learners' interpretations of their own bundle production,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Phrase Structure
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Tanewong, Sukanya – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study investigated the impact of metacognitive pedagogical sequence on development of less-proficient Thai EFL listeners' L2 listening metacognition and listening comprehension achievement over a semester. Sixty-four university students who were enrolled in a listening course participated in a quasi-experimental study. Both the intervention…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Fernández-Agüero, María; Chancay-Cedeño, Carlos – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify how Ecuadorian university teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) tackle intercultural teaching practice in their classrooms. To this end, we studied the reported intercultural practices of 68 EFL university teachers from Ecuadorian Region 4. Quantitative data drawn from a questionnaire were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Lopez, Elaine; Sabir, Mona – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
It is two decades since Master (1997) published a framework for second language (L2) article pedagogy, based on several years of research into the acquisition of the English article system. Among his recommendations were a focus on intermediate level learners and a simplification of the rules presented to language learners. Since then, substantial…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vitta, Joseph P.; Jost, Dayna; Pusina, Alexis – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), writing instruction has often been of primary interest with a focus on curricula design and implementation. This especially holds true in East Asia where many universities operate EAP writing programmes. This study is located within this region, taking an inquiry stance in a small-scale case study of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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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
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Shi, Leimin; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Developing students' communicative competence became the primary goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements in 2004 in China. There has been increasing concern, however, that this goal has yet to be realized, particularly in relation to the teaching of writing. This study investigated the potential of a Systemic Functional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Cheung, Yin Ling; Low, Tze Hui – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article examines how writer's voice is constructed in argumentative essays written at the pre-university level. The study focusses on the student writers' control over evaluative resources that influence the realization of voice in the high-scoring and low-scoring scripts. Using the APPRAISAL system in Systemic Functional Linguistics, the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Harun, Haliza; Abdullah, Norhana; Ab Wahab, Nursyuhada'; Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Over the past decades, much of the discussion regarding grammar teaching has evolved around the identification of the best language teaching approach to facilitate effective learning of English language among second language (L2) learners. Despite the various approaches introduced and implemented in the realm of L2 teaching, the language…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Hajar, Anas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article provides a qualitative inquiry into the influences of immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings) on a group of Gulf Arab EFL students regarding their language learning experiences and strategy use in their Arab homelands. The participants came from financially comfortable families, with different levels of education. The…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khezrlou, Sima – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The ways that Iranian universities prepare their students for their future academic and professional lives are changing. Many universities have launched innovative practice in the use of technology in teaching and learning, aiming to present student learners with an engaging experience. The adoption of an innovation necessitates considering the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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McKay, Sandra Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
A great deal has been written about what English as an International Language (EIL) actually is (e.g. Alsagoff et al., 2012; Matsuda, 2012; McKay and Brown, 2016; Sharifian, 2009), ranging from a view of EIL as the many varieties of English that are spoken today to the use of English by second language speakers of English. Thus, EIL is viewed both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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