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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2018
With the dissemination of knowledge in higher education, the publish or perish principle has become the norm for academics around the world to remain competitive. The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) phenomenon has thus emerged in academia and been utilized as a benchmark for research excellence and tenure considerations. While research has…
Descriptors: Publish or Perish Issue, Faculty Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ngai, Phyllis; Janusch, Sandra – TESL-EJ, 2018
Awareness of transcultural pragmatics serves as the foundation for intercultural communicative competence. Explicit teaching of pragmatics in conjunction with intercultural communication training can contribute to the professional development of non-native English-speaking teachers. This article reports on an interdisciplinary attempt to develop a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kim, Eun-Young Julia – TESL-EJ, 2017
Previous studies on intercultural rhetoric have frequently drawn from examples from Asian writers, especially those of Chinese and Japanese origin, but relatively little information has surfaced in scholarly literature regarding L2 writers from Korea. To fill this gap, this article provides an overview of how academic writing is conceived and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Authors, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Rabbidge, Michael; Chappell, Philip – TESL-EJ, 2014
The teaching of English as a foreign language in South Korean public schools has seen the implementation of a number of new innovations. One such innovation, the teaching of English through English, dubbed TETE, is a government-initiated policy that requires public schools to teach English by only using English. Nevertheless, studies reveal that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Gorsuch, Greta – TESL-EJ, 2012
In the early heyday of ITA education, English as a second language (ESL) educators played a key role in defining three basic learning needs for ITAs: Language, teaching, and culture. Of this model, culture is the most broadly defined and least developed component. It was predicted by some, apparently on the basis of nationality, that ITAs would…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Initial Teaching Alphabet, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Roger, Peter – TESL-EJ, 2010
This interview study of seven highly proficient Korean users of English examines the role of the "ideal second language self" as a motivator in the learning of English as a global language. It explores their perspectives on the cultural associations that English holds, the degree to which a "global identity" is a part of their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Citizenship, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Peacock, Mathew – TESL-EJ, 1998
Reports on a small-scale study that investigated the relationship between on-task behavior, usefulness of materials as perceived by learners, and enjoyableness of materials. Data were collected daily over one term in two South Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language classrooms. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation
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Farrell, Thomas S. C. – TESL-EJ, 1999
Reports on a such teacher development group in Korea that sought to promote reflective practice. Specific focus is on the role of cooperative talk used during group meetings to help four English-as-a-Foreign-Language teachers reflect on their professional practice. Outcomes of the study discussed include the use of silence and choice of topic, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interaction, Language Teachers