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Greenier, Vincent T.; Whitehead, George E. K. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This study investigates how the model of Authentic Leadership applies to language teaching and its implications for future directions in teacher education programmes. Data was collected from 56 native-speaking English teachers through an online survey consisting of specific open-ended and short answer type questions. The results of the study…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Chang, Peichin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
English as foreign language (EFL) writers are often found to have weaker control of their academic writing, among which presenting an effective authorial stance has been reported as particularly challenging (Hyland, 1998a; Schleppegrell, 2004). In particular, student writers tended to deploy a stronger stance and be less effective with tentative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Doctoral Programs
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Wang, Xiaohong; Shen, Lei; Lu, Xiao – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Writing is one of the most challenging skills for many EFL learners to master. It is also considered to be the most difficult to teach. To motivate students to write more without burdening teachers with additional rating work, college English teachers at a university in China introduced a journal project. Peer learners were paired anonymously and…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Scheffler, Pawel – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article describes how semi-communicative bilingual drills were implemented in a four-month course in pedagogical English for a group of ten Polish adult learners. When the course was over, the learners were asked to evaluate the procedure by filling in a questionnaire. The learners expressed overwhelming approval for bilingual drills in terms…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Drills (Practice), English (Second Language)
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Kelly, Lauren J. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Reflection has often been considered a powerful tool for students in composition, helping them develop rhetorical awareness and the ability to transfer their knowledge to future writing tasks. However, the methods that promote reflection have often been debated, and students have considered the process both puzzling and difficult. Furthermore, few…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Peer Evaluation
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Reynolds, Barry Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Lack of knowledge in the conventional usage of collocations in one's respective field of expertise cause Taiwanese students to produce academic writing that is markedly different than more competent writing. This is because Taiwanese students are first and foremost English as a Foreign language (EFL) readers and may have difficulties picking up on…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Balasubramanian, Chandrika; Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
The field of English Language Teaching (ELT) has long sought to identify traits of good language learners, in an effort to teach these traits to less successful language learners (Rubin, 1975). Emotional Intelligence has recently come to the forefront of research on language learning and teaching, and is now increasingly recognized as an important…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Towndrow, Phillip A. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article explores teachers' classroom monitoring in English language learning and asks if it has a role to play beyond what we know and recognize as mainstream classroom management. As part of a larger study of pedagogical practices in classrooms in Singapore, researchers collected and analyzed videographic data on the types and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Affordances, English (Second Language)
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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
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Gleeson, Margaret; Davison, Chris – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Secondary schools in Australia have long benefited from state policies aiming to increase the academic success of English language learners (ELLs). Complementary pre-service and in-service teacher education programmes have been implemented to raise the expertise of subject teachers who teach ELL students. However, subject teachers may not be…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Language teacher education programmes can be viewed as "change" programmes, particularly in their endeavours to re-shape cognition. However, often such programmes are found to be relatively ineffective in this regard. As a means of facilitating the desired change, trans-national language teacher education programmes, in which students…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Nejadghanbar, Hassan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Despite the importance of reflection on critical incidents (CIs), there are only a few studies in ELT literature addressing English language teachers' CIs (Farrell, 2008). Accordingly, this study was conducted to explore and discuss how six in-service EFL teachers reflected on and reported their CIs. In so doing, the participant teachers reflected…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Incidents Method
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Barkhuizen, Gary – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article presents a theoretical overview of the concept of teacher identity, particularly focusing on poststructuralist conceptions of what identity means, and shows how these ideas can be associated with ideas about narrative and narrative inquiry. It is argued that it is important for teachers, through reflective practice or teacher…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Self Concept, Professional Identity
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Silver, Rita Elaine; Png, Jessie – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
In this article, we describe and reflect on a collaborative, school-based professional development project (an "intervention") intended to encourage innovation in classroom teaching. Specifically, the intervention included a collaboration between university-based researchers/mentors and primary school teachers in Singapore who were…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Faculty Development, Intervention, Mentors
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