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Kermad, Alyssa; Kang, Okim – TESOL Journal, 2019
High-stakes tasks may prevent language learners from performing successfully due to factors of "communicative stress" (Skehan, 1996, p. 52). Little research, however, has directly examined phonological patterns in learners' performances on low-stakes, medium-stakes, and high-stakes classroom tasks. The current study investigated the oral…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Stress Variables, Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language)
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Bhowmik, Subrata Kumar; Hilman, Brianna; Roy, Sylvie – TESOL Journal, 2019
Peer collaborative second language (L2) writing has recently gained a lot of traction (Hu & Lam, 2009; Swain & Lapkin, 2013) as both instructors and students recognize its advantages. Although research on peer feedback in L2 contexts has a long history, peer collaborative L2 writing research has been sparse. This article reports on a study…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Dubiner, Deborah – TESOL Journal, 2019
Over the past several decades, applied linguistics and second language (L2) acquisition and teaching have been areas of prolific research and have undergone continual development. The purpose of this article is to identify essential themes in the field of applied linguistics, focusing more intensely on teaching and learning second languages in a…
Descriptors: Check Lists, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ivanova, Rossitza – TESOL Journal, 2019
Having opportunities to write about their cultures and identities validates and engages students of English as a second language (ESL) by giving them a voice and a platform to promote ideas and values that the dominant society may marginalize (Christensen, 2000; Cummins, 2001; Cummins & Early, 2011). Identity-based pedagogies, however, tend to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students, Writing Assignments
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Kangas, Sara E. N.; Hammond, Thomas C.; Bodzin, Alec M. – TESOL Journal, 2019
It has been well documented that English learners (ELs) in U.S. secondary schools have limited access to rigorous content area curriculum, in particular science. Yet watering down or forgoing content area instruction compromises the short- and long-term academic trajectories of ELs. Thus, the need for science curricula that marries rich learning…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, English Language Learners, Secondary School Students, Science Curriculum
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Lachance, Joan R.; Honigsfeld, Andrea; Harrell, Glenda – TESOL Journal, 2019
This qualitative interpretive study showcases views and perceptions of K-12 teachers of English as a second language (ESL) in a North Carolina school district regarding the importance of academic language to ensure equal education opportunities for English learners. Framed by sociocultural theory, the study's findings report current, practicing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Everly, Pamela – TESOL Journal, 2019
Like other performance-based subjects such as theater or music, pronunciation is heavily time-dependent because students need plentiful opportunities to receive input, practice skills, and get coaching and feedback from their teachers. When the Language Education and Partnerships Intensive English Program at Wright State University offered a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Adult Education, Pronunciation
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Senbayrak, Mürüvvet; Ortaçtepe, Deniz; Trimble, Kimberly – TESOL Journal, 2019
This study investigated attitudes toward self-access centers (SACs) and readiness for autonomous language learning among Turkish learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). It also explored whether learners' attitudes toward the SACs and their readiness for autonomy were related to frequency of SAC use. The study was carried out with 250…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Readiness, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – TESOL Journal, 2019
Service learning has been widely applied across academic disciplines and educational settings for various purposes. This study involved a group of 24 Taiwanese students of English as a foreign language who helped a nonprofit organization translate community development stories and annual reports from English to Chinese. These documents were…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Andrei, Elena; Ellerbe, Marcie; Kidd, Brenda – TESOL Journal, 2019
This study looks at the reflections on successes and challenges of an English language arts (ELA) veteran teacher on teaching writing to two newcomer English language learners (ELLs). The research questions are as follows: (1) What does the veteran ELA teacher identify as challenges and successes in her reflections on teaching writing to two…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, English Teachers, Writing Instruction, English Language Learners
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Yalcin Arslan, Fadime – TESOL Journal, 2019
The lesson study (jugyoukenkyuu) approach to professional development, used in Japan and various regions of North America, encourages teachers to reflect on their teaching in order to improve its overall quality. The purpose of the current study is to analyze the influence of this approach on the professional development of English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Schneider, Jason – TESOL Journal, 2019
Interest in service-learning within TESOL has increased in recent years. Teacher-scholars have described multiple uses of such pedagogy in programs for students of English as a second language (ESL) and in courses of ESL teacher education. This article employs action research to focus on an introductory TESOL class at a U.S. university for which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Shin, Jaran – TESOL Journal, 2019
In the context of globalization, teachers of English are no longer expected to cultivate learners' functional and communicative abilities alone; instead, the profession also requires teachers to acknowledge that teaching English is a political act, to discuss how power relations are negotiated through language, and to enrich learners' historical…
Descriptors: History, Fiction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abbott, Marilyn L. – TESOL Journal, 2019
English as a second language teachers often find themselves teaching classes of heterogeneous students who have very divergent English language skills, abilities, and learning needs. One effective approach to address some of the challenges teachers face when teaching heterogeneous, mixed-level classes is task-based language teaching (TBLT). TBLT…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
Recent work on the theorization and exploration of language teacher identity contends that teacher education practices should focus on teacher identity as an explicit focus, yet little is known regarding how teacher identity can be integrated in TESOL teacher education. This article describes a teacher learning tool called "critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Professional Identity
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