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Siagto-Wakat, Geraldine – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This qualitative study explored the use of doodling to surface experiences in the psychological phenomenon of language anxiety in an English classroom. It treated the doodles of 192 freshmen from a premier university in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Further, it made use of phenomenological reduction in analysing the data gathered. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, English (Second Language)
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Kong, Melinda L. F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
With the globalization and internationalization of education, many teachers from Asian countries pursue their professional development in English-speaking settings. However, there seems to be scarce research on these teachers' expectations, lived experiences and identities in these contexts, and how their personal experiences influence their views…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jacobs, George M.; Renandya, Willy A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Positive education is a relatively new, student centred approach which takes an optimistic view of learning, seeks to build on students' individual and collective strengths and encourages students to take responsibility for collaboratively interacting with peers for the benefit of themselves and others. This article begins by explaining some of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Interpersonal Relationship
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Oostendorp, Marcelyn – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The transformation of higher education has been a pressing concern for policy makers and practitioners. This article provides examples of the transformative potential of assessments designed within the framework of a multi-literacies and heteroglossic pedagogy in an Applied English Language course at a South African university. These assessments,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Ruan, Zhoulin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This paper investigates the use of lexical bundles in Chinese students' academic writing across different levels of studies at an English medium university. Frequency-based bundles were retrieved from a corpus of student academic texts written at four points of time between Year 1 and Year 4, and the structures and functions of the bundles were…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Writing (Composition), Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Smirnova, Elizaveta A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This article describes the gathered experience in using corpora in an IELTS preparation course. The practice demonstrates an attempt to reduce negative washback effects occurring when preparation courses just concentrate on the test format neglecting the importance of development of learners' language skills and general study skills. Some…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Albino, Gabriel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The present study investigates how learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) improve the readability of their texts in an explicit genre-based approach that is utilized in an oil and gas exploration workplace in Angola. By drawing on the English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics genre traditions, the study engages 18…
Descriptors: Readability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rose, Heath; Galloway, Nicola – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In this article, we describe and evaluate an innovative pedagogical task designed to raise awareness of Global Englishes and to challenge standard language ideology in an English language classroom. The task encouraged the learning and debate of the controversial Speak Good English Movement, which campaigns for Singaporeans to use a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metalinguistics
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Al-Maamari, Faisal; Al-Aamri, Kamla; Khammash, Samar; Al-Wahaibi, Munira – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Existing initiatives purporting to promote teacher research are often found to be inadequate to encourage EFL teachers to engage in research due to the fact that they impose a top down, expert model approach to research engagement. This study reports on a pioneering programme at Sultan Qaboos University Language Centre in the Sultanate of Oman…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Babaii, Esmat; Ramazani, Kambiz – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The relationship between language learners' L1 and L2 writing productions has attracted the attention of researchers since Kaplan (1966). Along this research line, the present study aimed to explore the reverse transfer of rhetorical patterns from English (L2) to Persian (L1) in the argumentative essays of EFL students in Iran. Sixty MA university…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Sahin Kizil, Aysel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
To gauge the success of integrating technology into classrooms which is among the popular topics in the field of language learning, there is a need to understand how end users, language learners, use technology and bear the characteristics of digital learner as claimed for the current generation of learners. To this end, this study collected data…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technology Integration
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Song, Geraldine; Hoon, Lee Hwee; Alvin, Leong Ping – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Much research work on teacher feedback has concentrated on the perceptions of students and teachers on feedback, but few studies have addressed the extent to which students respond to their teachers' written feedback, particularly at the tertiary level. This study analysed the extent to which students made appropriate revisions based on the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Pennington, Martha C.; Richards, Jack C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article reviews notions of identity and teacher identity, how these relate to the specific characteristics of language teaching, and how teacher identity can evolve or be developed through experience and teacher education. The notion of teacher identity highlights the individual characteristics of the teacher and how these are integrated with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Professional Identity, Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning
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