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Chang, Karen Chung-chien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
In the past two decades, different aspects of teacher identity have been widely studied and discussed. However, in the field of English language teaching, the issue of identity among English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers seems to be an under-researched topic. This study focused on the narratives of a teacher to gain insight into her…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Wu, Hao-yu – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
Imagined identity, referring to the ideal self that L2 learners aspire to become in the future (Norton & Toohey, 2011), has been identified as a critical factor that could guide learners to make a learning investment that they believe would in turn reward them with the social capital for which they yearn (Kanno & Norton, 2003). This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Tseng, Ming-i Lydia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
Language teacher identity (LTI) has gained prominence in second language education in the recent two decades, particularly the complexity of identity construction in the changing context shaped by local and global forces. This study adds to recent work on LTI by exploring how Asian teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) constructed their…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Professional Identity
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Liao, Pei Chia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2017
NNESTs have diverse educational backgrounds. For example, a number of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) have obtained their degrees abroad in English-speaking countries and have returned to their countries in English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) contexts, working alongside NNESTs who have been educated domestically. Yet, little is known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Language Usage, Professional Identity
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Chao, Tzu-Chia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
In the context of globalisation, intercultural teaching has been suggested as an objective in English as lingua franca (ELF) education, which has challenged English teachers in acquiring the intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in English language teaching (ELT). However, empirical research exploring the intercultural capabilities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Foreign Workers, Teacher Attitudes
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Runnels, Judith – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
Since its release in 1979 the TOEIC® (Test of English for International Communication) has been consistently and widely used by educational institutions and companies of Japan despite criticisms that it provides little useable information about language ability. In order to both reduce the extreme focus on and also aid with the practical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Lai, Ying-Chun – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
This study describes English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' use of vocabulary consolidation strategies and explores the connection between strategy use and vocabulary learning outcomes. This study included 218 participants who were students from five freshman English classes at a university in Taiwan. Students' self-reports on their use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Huang, Shu-Chen – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
This paper reports the design of learning-oriented formative assessments in an EFL writing course that involved learners in regularly responding to teacher feedback. Following major assessment and feedback frameworks developed recently, these formative assessments were explicated in three aspects: the scheduling of learning and assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation
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Su, I-Ru; Chou, Yi-Chun – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
Most of the research on second language (L2) narratives has focused on whether or how L2 learners carry their L1 narrative styles into L2 narration; few studies have explored whether L2 learners' knowledge of the L2 also in turn affects their L1 narrative performance. The present study attempted to probe the issue of cultural transfer in narrative…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Chinese
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Sieh, Yu-cheng – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
In an attempt to compare how orthography and phonology interact in EFL learners with different reading abilities, online measures were administered in this study to two groups of university learners, indexed by their reading scores on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). In terms of "accuracy," the less-skilled…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Word Recognition, Phonology, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Karen Chung-chien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
In recent years, although many translation and interpretation (T&I) courses have been offered in undergraduate programs among universities in Taiwan, sight translation (ST), the suggested preparatory course for learning interpreting (Ilg & Lambert, 1996) is not commonly offered as a separate course but an included component in other…
Descriptors: Translation, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, English (Second Language)
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Lin, Yen-Yu; Chung, Siaw-Fong – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2016
CHALLENGE is generally perceived as a negative word synonymous with "dispute," "defy," "confrontation," and "contest." However, when resorting to dictionary definitions, CHALLENGE has unexpectedly been found to possess positive senses such as "stimulating" and "arousing competitive…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Semantics
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Huang, Ping-Yu; Chen, Chien-Ming; Tsao, Nai-Lung; Wible, David – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
Since it was published, Coxhead's (2000) Academic Word List (AWL) has been frequently used in English for academic purposes (EAP) classrooms, included in numerous teaching materials, and re-examined in light of various domain-specific corpora. Although well-received, the AWL has been criticized for ignoring some important facts that words still…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Phrase Structure
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Wang, Han-Chung; Huang, Hung-Tzu; Hsu, Chun-Chieh – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
The current study investigates EFL college learners' motivation and engagement during English vocabulary learning tasks. By adopting self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985, 2000), the study looked into the impact of autonomy on college students' task motivation and engagement with vocabulary learning tasks and their general English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Lin, Crystal Jia-yi – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
Idiom transparency refers to how speakers think the meaning of the individual words contributes to the figurative meaning of an idiom as a whole (Gibbs, Nayak, & Cutting, 1989). However, it is not clear how speakers or language learners form their assumptions about an idiom's transparency level. This study set out to discover whether there are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Figurative Language
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