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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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Vasquez, Camilla; Fioramonte, Amy – TESL-EJ, 2011
This article describes a semester-long course focusing on pragmatics and language teaching, which is a curricular requirement in a Master's TESL program at one U.S. university. An exploratory study was conducted with a sample of students who had taken the course in the past 5 years, to determine whether they had been able to incorporate what they…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Ishihara, Noriko – TESL-EJ, 2011
While some recent pioneering work (e.g., Eslami-Rasekh, 2005; Eslami & Eslami-Rasekh, 2008; Yates & Wigglesworth, 2005) has begun to investigate the effects of instructional pragmatics in teacher education, little has been explored in depth as to the way in which teacher cognition develops in the classroom discourse of language teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Learning Theories, Seminars, Case Studies
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Vellenga, Heidi – TESL-EJ, 2011
Teaching L2 pragmatics is often not covered in teacher education programs, and is an excellent area for continuing professional development. As part of a larger project on instructed interlanguage pragmatics, volunteer instructor participants were asked to teach a series of lessons on pragmatics to university-aged (19-23) ESL learners in ESL and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, Teaching Methods
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Murray, Jill C. – TESL-EJ, 2011
Instructional pragmatics in teacher education is generally focused on ways that ESOL teachers can develop the pragmatic competence of L2 learners. However, as every interaction in an English medium classroom requires a high level of pragmatic competence on the part of teachers themselves, it can also be conceptualised more broadly to encompass the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Eslami, Zohreh R. – TESL-EJ, 2011
In this paper I discuss a study that involved incorporating instructional pragmatics into an ESL Methodology course. Graduate students who were taking an ESL Methodology course were required to read the literature on interlanguage and instructional pragmatics and teach requestive speech act strategies to Taiwanese EFL students through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Graduate Students
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Gorjian, Bahman; Moosavinia, Seyyed Rahim; Jabripour, Azadeh – TESL-EJ, 2010
This study began with the supposition that teaching English drama through dramatic performance could enhance English literature students' knowledge of drama at university level. The research was conducted over a whole academic semester with 60 intermediate students enrolled in English drama II courses. They were divided into two groups of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Jund, Anne – TESL-EJ, 2010
This paper takes a social constructivist position of culture, identity, and classroom discourse in exploring the "culture talk" of international students in a university English for academic purposes (EAP) course. The analysis focuses on the interactional work being accomplished by the students as they participate in a classroom task about…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Whiting, James; Granoff, Stuart – TESL-EJ, 2010
Research examined the effects of additional input, audio recordings and video recordings, on second-language readers' comprehension of a short story. Participants were 37 English-language learners enrolled in three college ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. Each group read Shirley Jackson's short story, "The Lottery," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literary Genres
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Jarvis, Huw; Stakounis, Helena – TESL-EJ, 2010
A large number of non native speakers (NNS) of English from around the globe attend summer English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses in host countries before going on to further study. Such learners have expectations regarding the improvements that they will make in their speaking skills, not just in an academic context, but also in social…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Native Speakers, English for Academic Purposes
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Harrington, Anna M. – TESL-EJ, 2010
Hybrid courses--which replace 20%-80% of class meetings with online activities--are predicted to increase as educators embrace the benefits of blending online technologies with face-to-face class meetings. Also expected to increase are enrollments of ESL/EFL students. As these growth trends intersect, an increased number of ESL/EFL students are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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Cho, Eun Hye; Larke, Patricia J. – TESL-EJ, 2010
Repair strategies are the ways in which students resolve conversational problems in speaking, hearing and understanding. While there is a plethora of research on college and adult students' repair strategies usage, limited research has been done on the repair strategies usage of elementary school students, more specifically, English as a Second…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Roger, Peter – TESL-EJ, 2010
This interview study of seven highly proficient Korean users of English examines the role of the "ideal second language self" as a motivator in the learning of English as a global language. It explores their perspectives on the cultural associations that English holds, the degree to which a "global identity" is a part of their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Citizenship, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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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
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Fotovatian, Sepideh – TESL-EJ, 2010
This paper provides an account of social integration and professional recognition of non-English-speaking-background (NESB) teachers of English in Australia. The case study profiles two Iranian postgraduate students of English teaching in an Australian university and describes their struggle to construct a social and professional identity. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Recognition, Social Integration, Second Language Instruction
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