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Xu, Zhichang – TESL-EJ, 2017
The internationalization of higher education has brought students from different countries into direct contact with one another. One of the scenarios is intercultural communication among international students in an online environment mediated through institutional e-learning systems, for example, Moodle and Blackboard. In this paper, I analyze…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills
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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Jackson, Daniel O. – TESL-EJ, 2011
This article describes the implementation of technology-mediated tasks in an English for academic purposes (EAP) curriculum at a Japanese university. The course addressed the needs of English majors at the school by enabling more efficient completion of academic work, including essay writing. One way that technology supported this goal was through…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Velazquez-Torres, Nancy – TESL-EJ, 2006
This article reports on the experiences of language teachers with their teacher preparation in the use of learning technologies in Puerto Rico. Three focus group interviews were held with 28 pre-service teachers; 9 in-service teachers were interviewed, and a post focus group interview was held with student teachers after they completed their field…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Technology Integration
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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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Gorsuch, Greta J. – TESL-EJ, 2003
Looks at what constitutes culture in university teaching settings worldwide and how this may be operationalized as an international teaching assistant (ITA) need. Investigates ITAs' educational attitudes towards teacher and student roles, modes of information presentation, and significant mores of higher education as mediated by gender, previous…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences
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Bagnole, John W.; Miller, John W. – TESL-EJ, 2003
Presents a blueprint for the creation of a university-based English for academic purposes content-based course in information literacy for undergraduate and graduate students in various disciplines. Proposes steps for replicating courses similar to this one by examining the rationale for the course, curriculum considerations, integration into a…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Students
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Shmais, Wafa Abu – TESL-EJ, 2003
Reports on current English language learning strategies used by Arabic-speaking English-majors enrolled at a University in Palestine. Results showed that gender and proficiency had no significant differences on the use of strategies. Recommends that more training should be given in using cognitive, memory and compensation strategies by embedding…
Descriptors: Arabic, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Sengupta, Sima; Kennedy Xiao, Maida – TESL-EJ, 2002
Focuses on how teaching experience at a newly implemented second language writing center contributed towards personal theory development of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing for three teachers. Combined the literature on teacher knowledge with ESL writing to study teachers' changing beliefs about ESL writers, readers, texts, and contexts.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Interviews
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Kung, Shiao-Chuan; Chuo, Tun-Whei – TESL-EJ, 2002
Investigated the potential role of English-as-a-Second/Foreign-Language (ESL/EFL) websites to supplement in-class instruction. Evaluated a program in which students in an EFL class were introduced to five websites and instructed to use them for a homework assignment and self study. Students found learning through ESL/EFL websites was interesting…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Maddalena, Sean – TESL-EJ, 2002
Offers a partial solution for teachers working with mixed-ability classes, based on a research study conducted with a group of Japanese learners of English who represent a wide range of abilities. Suggests that high-level students may be a valuable and exploitable resource in the mixed-ability classroom. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction)
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Sokolik, Maggie; Duber, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2002
Details the advantages and process of creating an online English-as-a-Second-Language placement test. Outlines the steps for constructing a good test and describes the piloting of an online exam over a 2-year period. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Tests
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Tercanlioglu, Leyla – TESL-EJ, 2001
Provides insight into what pre-service teachers think about their own reading, their future responsibility as teachers of English-as-a-foreign-language reading, and about the effectiveness of the education they have been receiving. Findings suggest that they believe good reading teachers should be good readers, who read along with their students.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Schneider, Peter H. – TESL-EJ, 2001
Japanese university students had the choice of pair taping--a fluency practice in which learners record themselves speaking freely in pairs--for an equivalent amount of time as their once a week English class. Results from self reports showed that learners who chose pair taping (73) over remaining in class (n=28) reported increases in ease of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Murphey, Tim; Arao, Hiroko – TESL-EJ, 2001
Investigated the effect of near peer role models (NPRMs). Examined the impact of a video with four exemplary, slightly older Japanese NPRMs in a Japanese English department--who were expressing beliefs and attitudes thought to facilitate second language acquisition--on non-English majors in obligatory English courses. Results show students'…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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