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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hoang, Ngoc T. H. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Test-takers' voices in relation to high-stakes language tests have received growing attention in recent years. While the perspectives of this stakeholder group can be utilised to improve test quality, test-taking experience, and test impact, we argue that this goal needs to be achieved by considering a fundamental shift in our conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Language Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing, Humanization
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Lehman, Clayton Wayne – TESL-EJ, 2017
The purpose of this small-scale study was to examine whether language is a factor in the reporting of bullying behavior by young English language learners enrolled in an early childhood program of an English-medium school in China. Further investigated was whether an English-only language policy affects the reporting of bullying behavior.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Language Usage, Bullying
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Gholami, Javad – TESL-EJ, 2017
This quasi-experimental study adopted a pretest/posttest design to investigate the effect of instructional intervention in teaching polite refusal strategies explicitly on Iranian EFL learners' performance of the speech act of refusing. The participants, consisting of 24 male elementary EFL learners aged 12-18, responded to a discourse completion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design, English Language Learners, Speech Acts
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Wach, Aleksandra – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study examines intercultural learning during an email collaboration project carried out as part of an EFL didactics course attended by Polish and Romanian teacher-trainees. Email entries and the results of a final questionnaire were used as sources of data that offered insight into the intercultural dimension of the participants'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fukuta, Junya – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study explored the longitudinal changes of Japanese EFL learners' psychological attributes of unwillingness to speak English in a task-based classroom. Thirty-three university students participated in this study. They engaged in a communicative task once a week for two semesters. They completed a questionnaire examining the psychological…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dougherty, Ellen; Coelho, Daniela – TESL-EJ, 2017
Since the beginning of the century, research studies in the field have mainly focused either on how ePortfolios foster student self-efficacy or on instructor or student perceptions of the value of electronic portfolios (Wakimoto & Lewis, 2014); however, most of these studies have been carried out in North America and Australia. A few studies…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Wilkinson, Darrell – TESL-EJ, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge plays an important role in second language proficiency, and learners need to acquire thousands of words in order to become proficient in the target language. As numerous studies have shown that incidental vocabulary acquisition is not sufficient on its own, it is clear that learners must devote considerable time and effort to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials
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Moorhouse, Benjamin Luke – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article reports on a small-scale exploratory study that examined how native-speaking English teachers (NETs) working in the Primary Native-speaking English Teacher (PNET) Scheme construct their professional identity(ies) and explored the barriers to their professionalism that exist within their role and context. Data were collected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Professionalism, Native Speakers
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Hermessi, Tarek – TESL-EJ, 2017
With the emergence of the intercultural approach to L2 teaching, several studies investigated teachers' attitudes and beliefs concerning the cultural dimension of L2 teaching in different foreign language settings. This study explored teachers' perceptions of the relationship between teaching English and culture in Tunisia, an EFL setting where…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asakawa, Machiko; Kanamaru, Ayako; Plaza, Taron; Shiramizu, Chie – TESL-EJ, 2016
With the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology calling for junior and senior high school English classes in Japan to be more communicative and taught in English, teachers need effective tools to help make their classrooms more interactive. Cooperative learning activities have the potential to increase interaction among students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Featro, Susan Mary; DiGregorio, Daniela – TESL-EJ, 2016
Theories on emerging technologies have stated that using blogs in the classroom can engage students in discussion, support peer learning, and improve students' literacy skills. Research has pointed to many ways that blogging is beneficial to student learning when used as an instructional tool. The researchers conducted a project that investigated…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Masters Degrees
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Bekleyen, Nilüfer; Selimoglu, Figen – TESL-EJ, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the learners' behaviors and perceptions about autonomous language learning at the university level in Turkey. It attempts to reveal what type of perceptions learners held regarding teachers' and their own responsibilities in the language learning process. Their autonomous language learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Independent Study, College Students
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Chang, Lilian Ya-Hui – TESL-EJ, 2016
Teachers assume several key roles in the language classroom. Because any one teacher is unlikely to possess the full range of characteristics suggested in the literature, it is vital to explore what individual class groups of learners believe are the characteristics most beneficial to their language learning. This study therefore explored their…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dizon, Gilbert – TESL-EJ, 2016
The Internet has made it possible for teachers to administer online assessments with affordability and ease. However, little is known about Japanese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' attitudes of internet-based tests (IBTs). Therefore, this study aimed to measure the perceptions of IBTs among Japanese English language learners with the…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Tanaka, Makiko; Sanchez, Edward – TESL-EJ, 2016
This study investigated perceptions of a class of 20 first-year Japanese college students on peer questioning in cooperative reading activities. After the instructor gave an hour of interactive explanations of the reading, in which students were encouraged to interact actively with the instructor in interpreting the reading material, students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning
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