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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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Jacobs, George M.; Farrell, Thomas – TESL-EJ, 2001
Describes eight changes that fit the paradigm shift in second language education toward what is often called communicative language teaching: learner autonomy, cooperative learning, curricular integration, focus on meaning, diversity, thinking skills, alternative assessment, and teachers as co-learners. The paradigm shift is examined as an element…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Independent Study
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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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He, Tung-Hsien – TESL-EJ, 2001
Investigates the influence of goal orientations on strategy use patterns and reading comprehension of adult English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) readers. Thirty-eight Taiwanese EFL college freshmen were randomly selected and assigned into the mastery-oriented and the combined mastery- and performance-oriented groups. Results indicated that two…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Barbara L. – TESL-EJ, 1994
This study was originally constructed to examine effect of content-area reading on English-as-a-Second-Language writing proficiency but was restructured and extended because composition topics proved to be confounding factors. Although results of the study raise several issues, most significant are the influence of topic on the acquisition of ESL…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Kasper, Loretta F. – TESL-EJ, 1997
Attempts to clarify relationship between metacognition and English-as-a-Second-Language writing performance by posing the following questions: (1) Does each component of the metacognitive model--personal, task, and strategy--have an equivalent effect upon writing performance of ESL students?; (2) Do these three components impact performance…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Levine, Adina; Reves, Thea – TESL-EJ, 1998
Examined to what extent readers' word-treatment strategies are task dependent, and to what extent word-treatment strategies are dependent on the reader's reading profile. Subjects were 42 students of English for academic purposes advanced reading-comprehension course. Instruments used in the study included a word-treatment experiment, an open…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Decoding (Reading), English for Academic Purposes, Higher Education
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Levine, Adina; Reves, Thea – TESL-EJ, 1997
Reports on an attempt to compare two data-collecting instruments, Think-aloud Protocols and strategies questionnaires, applied to capture reading/writing strategies. Subjects were immigrant speakers of linguistically different heritage languages, Russian and Amharic first languages, and thus represented two ethnic groups, who went through the…
Descriptors: Amharic, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, English (Second Language)
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Pincas, Anita – TESL-EJ, 1999
Surveys how a group of students in a recent computer mediated communication (CMC) course attempted to develop referencing conventions to suit their learning purposes, relying heavily on actual quotations (citations) from previous messages. Suggests that success in using referencing correlates with success in a CMC course. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis, Electronic Mail
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Koren, Shira – TESL-EJ, 1999
Tests retention of two types of words, words that have to be inferred and words glossed in a text in an interactive program on the Internet for the practice of reading skills for academic purposes. Confirmed theories that retention of inferred words is higher than retention of words where the meaning is given, and that incidental vocabulary…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Inferences, Internet, Reading Skills
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Norrish, John – TESL-EJ, 1996
Findings of research at the University of East Anglia show that contemporary teachers will need to develop techniques for reflecting on their work and becoming involved with theory construction. Any resulting description should be non-judgmental in character. Examples of the kind of work that is done with groups of trainee teachers and future…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, English (Second Language), Reflective Teaching, Second Language Instruction
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Egbert, Joy L.; Jessup, Leonard M. – TESL-EJ, 1996
Examined learner perceptions of a "package" of salient dimensions of an ideal computer-supported language learning environment. Analytic and systemic analyses of learner perceptions indicated that learners perceive their learning environments in unexpected ways and that the technology has an impact on these perceptions in that it allows the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, English (Second Language)
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Gorsuch, Greta J.; Cox, Tom – TESL-EJ, 2000
Recounts the use of a computer-mediated proficiency test in an intensive international teaching assistant workshop. Both traditional raw score analyses and item response theory analyses done on the test data are described in detail. Indicated that the test was not suitable for making exemption and retention decisions with this particular group of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Language Proficiency
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Sutherland, Janet – TESL-EJ, 1994
Field research consisting of direct observation and interviews conducted at a computer-assembly plant in Germany examines use of English as a "lingua franca" between Japanese and Germans. The case study reported looks at several interesting aspects of translingual and intercultural communication among Germans and Japanese, citing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computers, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict
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