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Xu, Zhichang – TESL-EJ, 2017
The internationalization of higher education has brought students from different countries into direct contact with one another. One of the scenarios is intercultural communication among international students in an online environment mediated through institutional e-learning systems, for example, Moodle and Blackboard. In this paper, I analyze…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Skills
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Isbell, Daniel Richard – TESL-EJ, 2017
L2 vocabulary is commonly conceptualized in terms of a size or depth of one's total lexical knowledge and tested discretely with selection-type items. Concerns exist, however, regarding L2 users' ability to cope with unknown vocabulary, especially in the context of academic reading. This motivated the creation of a test which measures the ability…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Academic Discourse, Reading Comprehension
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Fukuta, Junya – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study explored the longitudinal changes of Japanese EFL learners' psychological attributes of unwillingness to speak English in a task-based classroom. Thirty-three university students participated in this study. They engaged in a communicative task once a week for two semesters. They completed a questionnaire examining the psychological…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dougherty, Ellen; Coelho, Daniela – TESL-EJ, 2017
Since the beginning of the century, research studies in the field have mainly focused either on how ePortfolios foster student self-efficacy or on instructor or student perceptions of the value of electronic portfolios (Wakimoto & Lewis, 2014); however, most of these studies have been carried out in North America and Australia. A few studies…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Wilkinson, Darrell – TESL-EJ, 2017
Vocabulary knowledge plays an important role in second language proficiency, and learners need to acquire thousands of words in order to become proficient in the target language. As numerous studies have shown that incidental vocabulary acquisition is not sufficient on its own, it is clear that learners must devote considerable time and effort to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials
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Kim, Eun-Young Julia – TESL-EJ, 2017
Previous studies on intercultural rhetoric have frequently drawn from examples from Asian writers, especially those of Chinese and Japanese origin, but relatively little information has surfaced in scholarly literature regarding L2 writers from Korea. To fill this gap, this article provides an overview of how academic writing is conceived and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Authors, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Teo, Peter – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study focuses on teacher talk in the context of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching in China. Framed against China's current focus on "thinking, imagination and innovation" as stated in the National English Curriculum Standards (NECS), this paper reports the findings of a qualitative study aimed at understanding how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, National Curriculum
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Moorhouse, Benjamin Luke – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article reports on a small-scale exploratory study that examined how native-speaking English teachers (NETs) working in the Primary Native-speaking English Teacher (PNET) Scheme construct their professional identity(ies) and explored the barriers to their professionalism that exist within their role and context. Data were collected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Professionalism, Native Speakers
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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo; Pashmforoosh, Roya – TESL-EJ, 2017
Unlike linguistic fossilization, pragmatic fossilization has received scant attention in fossilization research. To bridge this gap, the present study adopted a typical-error method of fossilization research to identify the most frequent errors in pragmatic routines committed by Persian-speaking learners of L2 English and explore the sources of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Becker, Anthony; Nekrasova-Beker, Tatiana; Petrashova, Tamara – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study was conducted at a large technical university in Russia, which offers English language courses to students majoring in nine different degree programs. Each degree program develops and delivers its own English language curriculum. While all degree programs followed the same curriculum development model to design language courses, each…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Hermessi, Tarek – TESL-EJ, 2017
With the emergence of the intercultural approach to L2 teaching, several studies investigated teachers' attitudes and beliefs concerning the cultural dimension of L2 teaching in different foreign language settings. This study explored teachers' perceptions of the relationship between teaching English and culture in Tunisia, an EFL setting where…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context in Taiwan based on Vygotsky's (1978) socio-cultural framework. The historical context is provided after some delineations of the educational system in Taiwan with regard to its foreign language instruction policy and development. Based upon the proposed socio-cultural framework,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Stevens, Vance; Verschoor, Jennifer – TESL-EJ, 2017
According to Dudeney, Hockly, and Pegrum (2013) coding is a deeper skill subsumed under the four main digital literacies of language, connections, information, and (re)design. Coders or programmers are people who write the programmes behind everything we see and do on a computer. Most students spend several hours playing online games, but few know…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Thinking
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McMurry, Benjamin L.; Williams, David Dwayne; Rich, Peter J.; Hartshorn, K. James – TESL-EJ, 2016
Searching prestigious Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) journals for references to key publications and authors in the field of evaluation yields a short list. The "American Journal of Evaluation"--the flagship journal of the American Evaluation Association--is only cited once in both the "CALICO Journal and Language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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