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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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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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Andrei, Elena; Ellerbe, Marcie; Cherner, Todd – TESL-EJ, 2015
This qualitative study looked at a book club for US teachers in public schools focused on teaching writing to English language learners (ELLs). To guide the study, the central research questions were: (1) What are teachers' perceptions about a book club professional development experience?; and (2) How are teachers' views about second language…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Language Learners, Books, Clubs
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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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Akbari, Ramin; Allvar, Nabi Karimi – TESL-EJ, 2010
There is a substantial research base, mainly in mainstream education, acknowledging that teachers have a great impact on student achievement. However, as far as we know, little if any empirical evidence exists to enable us to determine which set of English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher characteristics correlates with positive student…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Achievement Gains