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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2018
With the dissemination of knowledge in higher education, the publish or perish principle has become the norm for academics around the world to remain competitive. The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) phenomenon has thus emerged in academia and been utilized as a benchmark for research excellence and tenure considerations. While research has…
Descriptors: Publish or Perish Issue, Faculty Publishing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie; Norton, Howard – TESL-EJ, 2018
Information and communications technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation in educational practice. Among all the educational technological tools, online discussion forums represent one of the most extensively adopted educational media in higher education. Yet a review of the literature indicates a lack of empirical studies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Kuklewicz, Anna; King, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2018
Globally, the number of adults aged over 50 is increasing and this group is becoming more active in second language (L2) learning. Despite these demographic changes, little research has focused on the issues faced by older learners. They are either omitted from research studies or viewed as part of a homogenous group of adult learners. Several…
Descriptors: Older Adults, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Noticing is the necessary attention that learners give to language in order to learn (Schmidt, 2001). Self-correction is evidence of noticing and a tool for language learning. Previous research has suggested that speakers focus on meaning during speech production, and language learners likely need an opportunity post-production to correct…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ngai, Phyllis; Janusch, Sandra – TESL-EJ, 2018
Awareness of transcultural pragmatics serves as the foundation for intercultural communicative competence. Explicit teaching of pragmatics in conjunction with intercultural communication training can contribute to the professional development of non-native English-speaking teachers. This article reports on an interdisciplinary attempt to develop a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ennis, Michael Joseph – TESL-EJ, 2018
This article reports the results of a classroom experiment on the effects of "extra credit pop quizzes" on course attendance, classroom participation, and successful course completion. In response to low and sporadic attendance and a high fail rate within the context of an English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) course at an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, English for Special Purposes, English for Academic Purposes
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Yoshimura, Fumiko – TESL-EJ, 2018
This paper reports on results of empirical research investigating written summaries of first-year Japanese university students, their task representations of summary writing, and the relationships between their representations and task performance. Data for this study were obtained by asking 108 students to read an English text and write a summary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Writing Skills, Correlation
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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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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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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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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Knight, Kevin; Murphey, Tim – TESL-EJ, 2017
In this article, we initially focus on how the conceptualization of leadership by Knight (2013a) in his leadership seminars became the basis for choosing a project-based learning (PBL) approach. We then consider how soft assembling can enhance the leadership project activities of student teams and group-work in general classes. Soft assembling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Seminars
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Mogge, Stephen G.; Martinez-Alba, Gilda; Cruzado-Guerrero, Judith – TESL-EJ, 2017
A partnership between a university program and an urban public school was created to help the school respond to the significant increase in the school's population of immigrant, English language learners. School staff and university faculty established an agenda to learn about local immigrant families, improve communications with the families, and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Immigrants, English Language Learners
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Dodgson, David – TESL-EJ, 2017
Minecraft has become well established in the world of education. Around the world, the game is being used in a variety of educational settings for virtual project work and as a virtual world for collaboration and social interaction. Minecraft is an activity players want to talk about. It is a game they want to learn more about. In order to do…
Descriptors: Video Games, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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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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