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Farhady, Hossein; Hezaveh, Fattaneh Sajadi; Hedayati, Hora – TESL-EJ, 2010
This article reflects upon foreign-language education in Iran. Contrary to its political and historical reputation in the world, Iran has not been well presented regarding its educational system in general and its foreign-language education in particular. Of course, a critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Iranian education…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Harris, Vee – TESL-EJ, 2003
Explores dilemmas posed in the design of strategy instruction (SI) for adults learning a range of languages in a distance learning context. Recent approaches to SI are reviewed and attempts to resolve the issues are described. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adults, Distance Education, English (Second Language), Learning Strategies
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Stanley, Karen – TESL-EJ, 2003
Discusses aspects of English-as-a-Second/Foreign-Language teacher evaluation posted on the TESL-L email list from the period from November 1998 through July 2002. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Listservs, Second Language Instruction
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d'Eca, Teresa Almeida – TESL-EJ, 2003
Presents the case for using chat (synchronous online communication) in the language classroom from the point of view of a teacher with positive experiences and a balanced awareness of the potential of the medium. Discuses how to integrate chat in language learning, examines the advantages and disadvantages of chat to the language learner, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Bell, David M. – TESL-EJ, 2003
Examines three broad categories for selecting television news stories for the English-as-a-Second/Foreign-Language classroom: content schemata, formal schemata, and linguistic difficulty. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), News Reporting, Schemata (Cognition), Second Language Instruction
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Mellow, J. Dean – TESL-EJ, 2002
To achieve the goal of principled eclecticism (coherent, pluralistic language teaching), this article proposes principles for categorizing, selecting, and sequencing teaching and learning activities. Activities are categorized in relation to the two-dimensional model, four quadrants that result from the intersection of the dimensions of language…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Learning Activities, Linguistics, Models
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Cross, Jeremy – TESL-EJ, 2002
Focuses on the role of "noticing" and "noticing the gap" in second language acquisition. Argues that this notion has gained wide support on the basis of intuition and assumption rather than on findings of appropriate and exhaustive empirical research. Considers the theoretical constructs that underlie the role of noticing and assesses the validity…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Skills, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Myles, Johanne – TESL-EJ, 2002
Explores error in writing in relation to particular aspects of second language acquisition and theories of the writing process in the first and second language (L2). Argues that a focus on the writing process as a pedagogical tool is only appropriate for L2 learners if attention is given to linguistic development, and if learners are able to get…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Feedback, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Stevens, Vance – TESL-EJ, 2002
Highlights the life of one Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language teacher who uses computer-mediated communication and the Internet to provide his students with communicative language experiences. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Mediated Communication, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Stanley, Karen – TESL-EJ, 2002
This discussion consists of insights from a number of individuals on the use of students' first language in foreign language classrooms or learning environments. The contributions first appeared as posts on the TESL-EJ email list for English-as-a-Second-Language/English-as-a-Foreign-Language (ESL/EFL) classroom pedagogy between May 2000 and June…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Nunn, Roger – TESL-EJ, 2001
Analysis of 12 teacher-fronted language lessons revealed highly repetitive structuring in the flow of discourse, frequent verbatim repetition in the collective reconstruction of texts, and restrictive turn-taking norms. Uses discourse analysis to redefine the relationship between ritual and negotiation in "lock-step" teaching in light of…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sussex, Roland – TESL-EJ, 1994
Discusses the conception and inception of TESL-EJ, a new refereed journal in the English-as-a-Second-Language area with a particularly wide mandate. Special attention is paid to the properties of electronic journals, how these bear on ESL, and how TESL-EJ could interact with its discipline to construct new ways of developing academic discourse.…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, English (Second Language), Language Research, Scholarly Journals
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Ronesi, Lynne – TESL-EJ, 1995
Discusses how English-as-a-Second-Language students are seeking help at U.S. college and university writing centers. This trend emphasizes the complementary role of the writing center and ESL writing instruction in improving ESL writing skills. Writing center and ESL writing pedagogy share process and collaborative approaches, which emphasize the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback, Revision (Written Composition), Second Language Instruction
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Bagnole, John; Anderson, Neil J. – TESL-EJ, 1995
Presents a generic model implemented for the past six years that has proven effective in structuring off-site (i.e., remote) training programs of short duration (three to eight weeks) for English-as-a-Foreign-Language teachers. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Distance Education, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Professional Development
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Seedhouse, Paul – TESL-EJ, 1995
Presents reasons why the development of a methodology for the description, analysis, and evaluation of second-language classroom interaction would be desirable. L2 classroom interaction is unique in that linguistic forms are the goal as well as the vehicle of instruction, and the linguistic patterns of interaction produced by learners are linked…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Interaction, Language Patterns
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