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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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Gilliland, Betsy; Oyama, Ai; Stacey, Pamela – TESL-EJ, 2018
MOOCs (massive open online courses) promise higher education to participants who cannot travel to or pay for face-to-face classes. In 2013, a new MOOC introduced second language (L2) learners to concepts of English language academic writing. The authors of this article participated in the course as students and kept a reflective diary, which we…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Students, Second Language Learning
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Paiz, Joshua M. – TESL-EJ, 2018
As the disciplinary focus on learner agency and autonomy increases, a space for online writing labs (OWLs) is reemerging. OWL services represent an opportunity for writing centers to expand their reach both on and off campus, assisting student writers where they are at and in a way that allows them to take increased agency over their compositional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Laboratories
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Xu, Xiwen; Li, Xuemei – TESL-EJ, 2018
This paper explores a process-genre approach to teaching academic writing skills to advanced English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) students. The 'reading-to-writing' tasks and procedures were designed to examine the feasibility of the approach for a doctoral English-for-academic-purposes (EAP) program in the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Kostka, Ilka; Maliborska, Veronika – TESL-EJ, 2016
Second language (L2) writing instructors have varying tools at their disposal for providing feedback on students' writing, including ones that enable them to provide written and audio feedback in electronic form. One tool that has been underexplored is Turnitin, a widely used software program that matches electronic text to a wide range of…
Descriptors: Computer Software, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Kao, Chian-Wen – TESL-EJ, 2013
It has been debated whether teachers should treat students' grammatical errors in second language writing instruction (Truscott, 1996, 1999, 2010; Ferris, 1999, 2004, 2010). Several meta-analyses have investigated correction effects (e.g. Russell & Spada, 2006; Truscott, 2007). Their findings, however, have been conflicting. A recent trend to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Effect Size, Metalinguistics
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Jackson, Daniel O. – TESL-EJ, 2011
This article describes the implementation of technology-mediated tasks in an English for academic purposes (EAP) curriculum at a Japanese university. The course addressed the needs of English majors at the school by enabling more efficient completion of academic work, including essay writing. One way that technology supported this goal was through…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Su, Shao-Wen – TESL-EJ, 2010
While literature-based instruction has been highly praised for its pedagogical benefits, it confronts entrenched learning hindrances, both linguistic and cultural in EFL settings. Whether the literature instruction in practice is motivating or demotivating is an issue worthy of concern. In response to the issue, this paper examines a literature…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Metalinguistics, Observation, Achievement Tests
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Piriyasilpa, Yupaporn – TESL-EJ, 2009
Writing in English is often a problem for EFL learners in part because students may translate literally from their L1, and also because they may organise their writing by focusing on the grammatical structure at the level of clause or sentence. However, many studies argue that language is meaningful at a unit larger than a clause or sentence…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Sentences, Grammar, Language of Instruction
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Camhi, Paul J.; Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein – TESL-EJ, 2008
This action research study evaluates a classroom approach incorporating a reflective, metacognitive component within a second language process-oriented writing environment. Inspired by the literature and developed by the first author, this approach seeks to provide English language learners (ELLs) with a command of metalinguistic principles…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Action Research, Writing Tests, Second Language Learning
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Swami, Jasti Appa – TESL-EJ, 2008
This article evaluates the efficacy of explicit genre-based instruction by sensitizing the ESL learners to the concept of genre. The main questions addressed are: How does sensitizing ESL learners to the rhetorical move structure of a genre, the communicative purposes of these moves, and linguistic features that realize these moves help them to…
Descriptors: Job Application, Language Attitudes, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Devadason, Iris – TESL-EJ, 2008
This article describes teacher research in an EAP context, teaching English for theology at the United Theological College, Bangalore, India, an international, liberal, and ecumenical institution. Conceptually grounded in the theory and practice of genre teaching, and discourse analysis of large pieces of texts such as the thesis, inspired by…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Philosophy, English for Special Purposes
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