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Hong, Huili; Keith, Karin; Moran, Renee Rice – TESL-EJ, 2019
Effective ELL teaching and learning is profoundly influenced by the teachers' personal experiences and personalities (Farrell, 2016), their experience as language learners as well as language teachers (Farrell, 2007), and their beliefs about learning and teaching a second language (Farrell, 2015; Farrell & Ives, 2015). This study honored and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners
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Kidwell, Tabitha – TESL-EJ, 2019
By teaching English, teachers are preparing students for encounters with people from different cultures. To do so effectively from the beginning of their careers, novice teachers need preparation to teach about culture in addition to teaching language. Teacher educators could more effectively support novice teachers' ability to teach about culture…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Ueno, Junko – TESL-EJ, 2019
There is a common belief that one could quickly improve their second language proficiency once they reside in the country where the target language is spoken, because they have opportunities to use it constantly in an immersion environment. However, scholars have argued that it may be up to the individual student whether she could effectively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Faez, Farahnaz; Karas, Michael – TESL-EJ, 2019
This article presents a case study that examined the perceptions of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in relation to their experiences in a one-year study abroad TESOL program in Canada and its potential for enhancing their language proficiency. Sixty-nine novice teachers, originally from China, placed in four different cohorts,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Guz, Magdalena – TESL-EJ, 2019
This paper presents a case study that examined and reflected on the relationship between the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices of an experienced EAP teacher in relation to teaching second language (L2) reading. The results of this study revealed that the teacher holds specific beliefs about language teaching and learning in general,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Language Teachers
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Bauler, Clara V.; Kang, Emily; Afanador-Vega, Annabelle; Stevenson, Anita – TESL-EJ, 2019
English Language Learners (ELLs) are often deprived of using English for academic purposes in meaningful and authentic contexts when pulled out of the classroom for English Language Development services. To tackle this issue, schools have increasingly integrated ELLs in the mainstream classroom through an inclusive model of co-teaching between one…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Asaba, Mayumi – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates the characteristics of an L2 expert teacher educator. The expert participant was selected based on the criteria suggested by educational expertise studies: years of teaching experience, high reputation among multiple constituencies, and evidence of impact on student performance. The data collection included observations,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Noticing is the necessary attention that learners give to language in order to learn (Schmidt, 2001). Self-correction is evidence of noticing and a tool for language learning. Previous research has suggested that speakers focus on meaning during speech production, and language learners likely need an opportunity post-production to correct…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kato, Yoshitaka – TESL-EJ, 2016
This paper discusses the fundamental issue of why small group activities are utilized in the language learning classroom. Although these activities have gained popularity in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), supported by a sound theoretical base, few studies have so far examined the reasons why language teachers are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Small Group Instruction
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Balikçi, Gözde; Daloglu, Aysegül – TESL-EJ, 2016
This case study was conducted in order to observe and investigate the critical reading discourse (CRD) of 27 freshman pre-service teachers of English at the department of foreign language teaching at a state university in Turkey. In addition, the study attempts to answer the question of how the critical reading discourse of the students is shaped…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Song, Kim Hyunsook – TESL-EJ, 2016
Nonnative English speaking teachers' oral proficiency and instructional strategies are the significant factors to become effective language teachers where English is not used as a daily communication medium. The study focuses on improvement of EFL teachers' instructional strategies. The main goal of the study is to develop an EFL instructional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Que, Hua; Li, Xuemei – TESL-EJ, 2015
This study looks into the changing voice of Chinese Post-80s' students in English academic writing. Data were collected qualitatively through interviews with four Chinese Post-80s overseas graduate students and through an examination of their English essays with a focus on discursive features. Findings indicate that Chinese Post-80s' voice is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Parks, Susan – TESL-EJ, 2015
This study draws from a cultural-historical perspective to explore the experiences of two pre-­service ESL teachers in terms of their efforts to maximize the use of the target language during a school practicum. Both student teachers were fluent in English, had received training in maximizing target language use during their university studies,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Uzum, Baburhan; Petrón, Mary; Berg, Helen – TESL-EJ, 2014
This study explores the professionalization of a group of 28 pre-service teachers, using a qualitative case study design and reflective practice as the analytical framework. The pre-service teachers were involved in a service learning project at a local middle school in the U.S. where they designed and taught a content area lesson to English…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Case Studies
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