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McMurry, Benjamin L.; Williams, David Dwayne; Rich, Peter J.; Hartshorn, K. James – TESL-EJ, 2016
Searching prestigious Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) journals for references to key publications and authors in the field of evaluation yields a short list. The "American Journal of Evaluation"--the flagship journal of the American Evaluation Association--is only cited once in both the "CALICO Journal and Language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Hoang, Ha – TESL-EJ, 2014
Once considered a stylistic issue, metaphor is now considered a critical component of everyday and specialized language and most importantly, a fundamental mechanism of human conceptualizations of the world. The use of metaphor in language, thought and communication has been examined in second language (L2) learning. The body of literature that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, State of the Art Reviews, Scholarship
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Gabrielatos, Costas – TESL-EJ, 2005
Electronic language corpora, and their attendant computer software, are proving increasingly influential in language teaching as sources of language descriptions and pedagogical materials. However, few teachers are clear about their nature or their relevance to language teaching. This paper defines corpora and their types, discusses their…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bruton, Anthony – TESL-EJ, 2005
Process writing and communicative-task-based instruction both assume productive tasks that prompt self-expression to motivate students and as the principal engine for developing L2 proficiency in the language classroom. Besides this, process writing and communicative-task-based instruction have much else in common, despite some obvious…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Vellenga, Heidi – TESL-EJ, 2004
The textbook is the center of the curriculum and syllabus in most classrooms; however, rarely does it provide enough information for learners to successfully acquire pragmatic competence. This paper reports on a qualitative and quantitative study of 8 English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbooks to determine…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speech Acts
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Sharifian, Farzad – TESL-EJ, 2002
Reviews a number of sub-paradigms in cognitive research on memory enhancement and explores insights that they may have for theory and practice in English language teaching. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, English (Second Language), Memory, Second Language Instruction
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Ronesi, Lynne – TESL-EJ, 1995
Discusses how English-as-a-Second-Language students are seeking help at U.S. college and university writing centers. This trend emphasizes the complementary role of the writing center and ESL writing instruction in improving ESL writing skills. Writing center and ESL writing pedagogy share process and collaborative approaches, which emphasize the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback, Revision (Written Composition), Second Language Instruction
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Norrish, John – TESL-EJ, 1997
Discusses issues surrounding the phenomena of local or "Nativized" varieties of English, developments that take place characteristically in ex-colonial territories where forms of ex-colonial language evolved and developed in own right independently of metropolitan sources. Discusses acceptability of different varieties, code switching, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Code Switching (Language), Colonialism, Educational Policy