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Johnson, Erika Moore – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Instructional scaffolding--the use of resources, structures, and verbal interaction to help students do challenging academic work--is known to be essential for effective English language reading instruction for emergent bilinguals (EBs; Goldenberg, 2010; Walqui, 2006). Yet little systematic research examines the scaffolds that teachers use.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Bilingualism, English (Second Language)
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Al-Murtadha, Mutahar – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Willingness to communicate (WTC) research has focused mostly on identifying factors that influence second language (L2) WTC in ESL contexts. This study differs by examining the effects of a 6-week treatment aimed at enhancing WTC in a group of 206 Yemeni rural high school EFL learners. Classes were randomly assigned to a control group (n = 102) or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Goal Orientation
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Chun, Christian W. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Little research has been done exploring how Islam has been mediated by English language teachers and learners in the classroom through the prism of dominant discourses in social circulation. Drawing on an ethnographic English for academic purposes (EAP) classroom case study, this article explores how particular meanings of Islam were framed and…
Descriptors: Islam, Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kang, Okim; Thomson, Ron; Moran, Meghan – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This study examines the effect of incorporating a variety of international English accents into a simulated TOEFL listening comprehension test in growing recognition of internationalization of language teaching and learning in the field of TESOL. Although some high-stakes English proficiency exams have begun incorporating speech samples produced…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Variation, English (Second Language)
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Saito, Kazuya – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
The current study examined lexical aspects of second language (L2) speech attainment in the foreign language (FL) classroom setting (i.e., several hours of target language input per week). A total of 72 second-year university students with 7 years of FL study and no experience abroad participated in the study. Their spontaneous speech was analyzed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Morphology (Languages)
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Nguyen, Chi-Duc; Boers, Frank – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This study investigates the potential benefits for incidental vocabulary acquisition of implementing a particular sequence of input--output--input activities. More specifically, learners of English as a foreign language (EFL; n = 32) were asked to watch a TED Talk video, orally sum up its content in English, and then watch the video once more. A…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speeches
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Grapin, Scott – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
New content standards in English language arts and literacy, mathematics, and science expect all students, including English learners (ELs), to use multiple modes beyond language. Traditionally, conceptualizations of multimodality in EL education and the content areas have differed considerably. To acknowledge and begin confronting these…
Descriptors: Standards, English Language Learners, Course Content, Science Instruction
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Crawford, William J.; McDonough, Kim; Brun-Mercer, Nicole – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Although there is consensus that collaboration refers to two or more learners working together to accomplish a task (Davin & Donato, [Davin, K., 2013]; Ohta, [Ohta, A., 2001]), debate remains about how to assess collaboration. Researchers have pursued two approaches to evaluate collaboration during peer interaction: rater judgments (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Relationship, Language Tests
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Shin, Jihye; Dronjic, Vedran; Park, Boonjoo – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Despite the known roles of working memory and background knowledge in the process of reading comprehension, few attempts have been made to elucidate the interaction between these two individual difference factors in second language (L2) reading comprehension. The current study investigated whether and how working memory and background knowledge…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Prior Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language)
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He, Xuehong; Godfroid, Aline – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Vocabulary learning materials and vocabulary learning research have a common objective of promoting effective vocabulary instruction (Schmitt, 2008), but in practice vocabulary learning materials tend to reflect materials writers' repertoire and intuition primarily (Tomlinson, 2011). In an effort to develop a stronger interface between research…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kiramba, Lydiah Kananu; Harris, Violet J. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Bakhtinian concepts of persuasive and authoritative discourse, this study reports on science and English language arts instructional practices in a multilingual, rural, fourth-grade classroom in Kenya. Situated in English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and through the use of case study, the study explores classroom discourse data to illustrate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction
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Henry, Alastair – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Digital technologies are increasingly common in language learning. Online media creation provides scope for agency and spaces for identity construction, but empirically grounded conceptualizations of the influences on learners' motivation are lacking and the digital technology--second language motivation interface remains largely unexplored. Using…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Song, Juyoung – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This article examines Saudi female students' socialization process in mixed-gender interactions during their study abroad, focusing on how they negotiate culture-specific gender expectations of women's deference and modesty. Findings reveal that Saudi women's deference to maintaining an ideal image of Saudi womanhood makes shyness and fear of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Socialization, Study Abroad
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Kim, Ahyoung Alicia; Lee, Shinhye; Chapman, Mark; Wilmes, Carsten – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
This study aimed to investigate how Grade 1-2 English language learners (ELLs) differ in their performance on a writing test in two test modes: paper and online. Participants were 139 ELLs in the United States. They completed three writing tasks, representing three test modes: (1) a paper in which students completed their writing using a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liyanage, Indika; Canagarajah, Suresh – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
Inadequate attention paid to understanding the complex relations between personal drives and situated social constraints means affect remains the least understood of language learning variables (Scovel, 2001). At a time when English is uncritically and universally treated as desirable, it is significant that its learning and use evokes shame in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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