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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING THROUGH LITERATURE  

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English education in India has largely depended on the teaching of literature. It is only in the recent years that there has been a shift of emphasis from teaching literature to language. The relationship between literature and English language teaching has been rather a difficult marriage throughout all these years. In many situations while English language teaching adopted a structural approach, literature was taught as a separate subject. Nevertheless, current approaches have endeavored to...

Ujjwala, K.

2013-01-01

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English Language Teaching Profile: Tunisia.  

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This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in Tunisia provides a brief survey of the distribution of languages and their use in various domains, and the role of English is described. Statistical information concerning general school enrollment is followed by information summarizing the role of English in secondary…

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Vocabulary Teaching in English Language Teaching  

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Vocabulary is one of the three essential components that constitute language knowledge, and vocabulary teaching is an essential part in English language teaching. In this paper, we discuss some vocabulary teaching strategies, so as to help the memorizing of vocabulary and enhance the efficiency of vocabulary teaching and learning.

Qi Pan; Runjiang Xu

2011-01-01

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English Language Teaching Profile: Uruguay.  

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This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in Uruguay discusses the role of English within Uruguayan society and within the educational system. Though English is quite widely used for reading scientific, technical and medical publications, and while it is considered important culturally in higher professions, it is not…

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Teaching English as an International Language  

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English has unquestionably become a global phenomenon, generating a fundamental discussion of EIL pedagogy for English language teaching practitioners around the world. Teaching English as an International Language captures this important moment in the history of English language teaching. Readers will find an accessible introduction to the past,…

Selvi, A. F.; Yazan, B.

2013-01-01

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LANGUAGE AND GENDER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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This paper highlights the impact of gender differences in English Language Teaching. It explores students’ learning styles as affected by the notions about men and women differences in communication. The data collected in 2008 from 20 males and 20 females’ English students of the State University of Makassar. It is to reveal their attitudes towards speaking to different sex, strategy to express opinion, group work preferences, activeness/passiveness, and their perception to increase Engli...

Murni Mahmud

2010-01-01

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Dialect and English Language Teaching  

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In second language learning, the phonetic features of a dialect of the native language are often more important than those of the standard form of the language. Positive or negative transfer from the native dialect to the target language may occur. Details of Swabian-English transfer are discussed. (CHK)

James, Allan R.

1977-01-01

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LANGUAGE AND GENDER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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Full Text Available This paper highlights the impact of gender differences in English Language Teaching. It explores students’ learning styles as affected by the notions about men and women differences in communication. The data collected in 2008 from 20 males and 20 females’ English students of the State University of Makassar. It is to reveal their attitudes towards speaking to different sex, strategy to express opinion, group work preferences, activeness/passiveness, and their perception to increase English skills dealing with sex difference. It is revealed that female than male students were reluctant to speak to different sex; females preferred the direct way to express opinions (writing, work with the same sex, and tended to be passive in class. In addition, females saw the high possibility to increase their English skills by working with the same sex but the reverse is true for males. These different styles of female and male students in learning English were affected by the notions of women’s language.

Murni Mahmud

2010-08-01

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Essentials for successful English language teaching  

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Essentials For Successful English Language Teaching is about how we teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and how our ELLs learn. Farrell and Jacobs encourage those involved in teaching English to develop, maintain and rediscover the reasons that led them to take up the profession. They focus on the essentials in teaching the English language that teachers can implement in their instruction so that their students can excel in their learning:.: Encourage learner autonomy; Emphasize the social nature of learning; Develop curricular integration, focus on meaning; Celebrate diversity; Expand thin

Farrell, Thomas S C

2010-01-01

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Jazz Chants in English Language Teaching  

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In this paper, we introduce the theoretical background of Jazz Chants and its definition, and then discuss the application of Jazz Chants in English Language Teaching, esp. the methods, including the definition of Jazz Chants, the methods which could be applied in the teaching, how to teach different chants to the students in different ages, and its effects in language acquisition.

Jin Zhang

2011-01-01

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English Language Teaching: Teaching of Hedges  

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Full Text Available A hedge is a mitigating word or sound used to lessen the impact of an utterance. It can be an adjective, for example, ‘Small potato me is not as strong as you’; or an adverb: ‘I maybe can swim faster than you’, while it can also consist of clauses, that it could be regarded as a form of euphemism which should be taught as a main topic in English class of schools around the world. For instance, in Hong Kong schools, based on my observation while teaching in a number of primary and secondary English courses as a tutor, students report that their school teachers usually emphasize the teaching of all cohesive devices in terms of skills of writing while they neglect to explain the importance of the use of hedges in order to show euphemism. In this study, I would adopt Corpus Linguistics, a division of applied linguistics, as methodology to discover a great deal of hedges employed by so-called native speakers of English, for promoting the idiomatic usage of hedges in writing, nevertheless in speaking, so as to help teachers gain resources and inspiration in teaching to students the appropriate English hedges as a consequence of the author’s hard effort while revealing from the selected corpora of this paper.

Charles Ko

2014-05-01

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TEACHING LEGAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE  

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Full Text Available In the last two decades, legal English has attracted increasing interest and awareness, especially because English is predominantly the language of international legal practice. Legal English must be seen in the overall context of English for Specific Purposes , as it shares the important elements of need analysis, syllabus design, course design, and materials selection and development which are common to all fields of work in ESP. As with other varieties of ESP, Legal English implies the definition of a specific language corpus, usages of various teaching strategies and emphasis on particular kinds of communication in a specific context.The article aims to highlight some aspects of teaching legal English by a non-native teacher who is not an expert in law. It particularly focuses attention on the development of basic communication skills and the use of lexical approaches in successful language acquisition in legal English.

BADEA ELENA CODRUTA

2012-05-01

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English language teaching textbooks content, consumption, production  

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English language teaching textbooks (or coursebooks) play a central role in the life of a classroom. This edited volume contains research-informed chapters focusing on: analysis of textbook content; how textbooks are used in the classroom; and textbook writers' accounts of the materials writing, design, and publishing process.

Harwood, Nigel

2013-01-01

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English language teaching some aspects recollected  

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ELT is in a flux, but certain exploratory and empirical studies reported a decade or two ago have potential for adaptation. The articles in the volume not only offer a substantive and methodological perspective for teachers and educators in relevant facets of ELT but also present international and comparative dimensions of applied language teaching practices. The contributing teacher-researchers reflect on learners' proficiency and their performances, errors in the usage of conjunctions, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary learning, rhetorical structures in everyday English use, functional appli

Singh, RK

2008-01-01

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Teach English as a foreign language  

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This new edition of Teach EFL is the ultimate practical reference guide to becoming an EFL teacher. "Riddell''s book is a classic - it answers all those questions new language teachers have....covers an amazing amount in a clear accessible way.". David Carr, Director of Teacher Training. International House London. This book is packed with information on:. -effective teaching techniques. -sound classroom management. -practical lesson planning. -successful job hunting and career development. This is an indispensable book for all new EFL teachers: a step-by-step guide on what to teach and how to teach it. This edition has been fully revised to include:. -insights from teachers working around the world. -up-to-date information on technology as an aid to learning. -comprehensive information on the increasingly popular task-based learning. -invaluable advice on making the transition from learning to teaching. -clear guidance on ongoing professional development. -useful examples of teaching in different internation...

Riddell, David

2014-01-01

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Botswana English: Implications for English Language Teaching and Assessment  

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Concerted efforts to characterise Botswana English (BE), though still referred to as "a variety in development", have validated its existence. However, the teaching and assessment of English in the high schools do not seem to have responded to the development of this variety. This paper discusses the viability of using Standard British English as…

Alimi, Modupe

2011-01-01

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TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM  

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Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. In our real life we write e-mails, notes, covering letters, reports, curriculums, assignments, essays and so on. Some of us write articles or work on forums and websites. A few write stories and poems. All of these writing tasks have a communicative purpose and a target audience. In the English language classroom, however, writing often lacks this. There are many reasons, as there are lots of ways to make the writing...

Rodriques, Marku Monis And M. V.

2012-01-01

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PLATE : Project in language assessment for teaching in English  

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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) finds itself needing to address the issue of English-medium instruction for its increasing number of foreign exchange and full degree students. With internationalisation as a main pillar of the institution’s agenda, there are concerns whether the teaching faculty’s level of English is sufficient for the increasing number of courses offered in English each semester. This paper addresses these concerns and describes a pilot project initiated in 2003 at CBS to gauge the overall English language proficiency of those teaching content courses in English. Through the Project in Language Assessment for Teaching in English (PLATE) language professionals from CBS’s Language Center observe teachers and provide feedback using evaluation criteria from the Common European Framework for Reference (CEFR) supplemented by some additional criteria which take the LSP nature of academic teaching and lecturing into account.

Kling, Joyce; Hjulmand, Lise-Lotte

2008-01-01

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TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM  

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Full Text Available Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. In our real life we write e-mails, notes, covering letters, reports, curriculums, assignments, essays and so on. Some of us write articles or work on forums and websites. A few write stories and poems. All of these writing tasks have a communicative purpose and a target audience. In the English language classroom, however, writing often lacks this. There are many reasons, as there are lots of ways to make the writing, we do with learners more communicative. There are many areas in which language learners can benefit from creative writing. Students express themselves and their own ideas. Most teachers would agree that what we want to say, what comes from the heart, we are happier to work on. Creative Writing (CW can be very stimulating and a lot of fun. Creative writing involves playful but rigorous work with language. A lot of people seem to associate creative writing with an "anything goes" mentality. However, in order to produce a good text, poem, short story or dramatic scene, the language needs to be correct and it needs to work. Creative Writing requires greater precision in expression. In order to say precisely what they mean, students have to be very careful in their use of vocabulary and idioms. In this article, an effort is made to discuss the characteristics and difficulties of CW and similarly, a few ideas for CW writing, benefits of CW and solutions to simplify and make it interesting is presented.

MARKU MONIS AND . M. V. RODRIQUES

2012-11-01

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English Language Learners: Effective Teaching Strategies, Practices for FCS Teachers  

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English language learners represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. school-age population, raising the question of how best to teach this new and challenging group of students. The research and scholarly literature has identified a number of instructional strategies and classroom practices that have been shown to be effective in teaching

Allison, Barbara N.; Rehm, Marsha L.

2011-01-01

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DIDACTIC MONITORING IN THE PROCESS OF TEACHING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE  

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Full Text Available The article is the reflection of the practical experience. Some questions about the student training in the process of teaching English, the forms of control that are useful for teaching the linguistic subjects, didactic monitoring that is oriented to the process of studying languages are considered in the article. The main aim of the author is to create the model of didactic monitoring and check the efficiency of monitoring in the process of teaching and studying English. The author offers a model of didactic monitoring. In the frame of the model she carries out the complex methods of control of the all kinds of the students’ language activities, the author also offers a complex method of collection, analysis and processing information in the sphere of teaching English with the aim to correct the process of teaching.Purpose is to create the model of didactic monitoring and check the efficiency of monitoring in the process of teaching and studying English.Methodology: studying and analysis of the pedagogical, psychological, philosophical, methodical literature; analysis of the teaching programs and plans; pedagogical analysis of English tasks and tests; questioning of teachers and students; pilot control of the model of didactic monitoring.Results. The results of the work were used to develop a mechanism for introduction of didactic monitoring as a source of complex control in the process of teaching English.Practical implications are the process of teaching foreign languages at educational establishments of different kinds.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-7-16

Larisa Vladimirovna Kaznachevskaya

2013-10-01

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Teaching English as a foreign language for dummies  

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Making Everything Easier! Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Learn to:Put an EFL course programme together from scratchLet your students loose in skills classes - from reading to listeningDeliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive wayCope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that''s second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge.

Maxom, Michelle

2009-01-01

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ICT and Teachers’ Attitude in English Language Teaching  

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The waves of globalization and the advent of IT have given some impacts to the teaching of English in Malaysia. ICT equipment has been integrated in English classes since it has been proven to help the students in their learning process. This study seeks to find out whether the teachers are in fact ready for this newer innovation. It checks on the teachers’ attitude towards the use of ICT in English language teaching and the extent to which teachers use the available ICT equipment. A survey...

Gopala Krishnan Sekharan Nair; Rozlan Abdul Rahim; Roszainora Setia; Aileen Farida binti Mohd Adam; Norhayati Husin; Elangkeeran Sabapathy; Razita Mohamad; Shahidatul Maslina Mat So’od; Nurul Izatee Md Yusoff; Razifa Mohd Razlan; Nur Amalia Abd Jalil; Elina Faradilla Nurul Huda@ Ariffin; Norhafiza Abu Seman

2012-01-01

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THE USE OF MULTI – MEDIA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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Full Text Available Multimedia teaching method has been used in college English teaching wider and wider. It has contributed a lot to higher teaching quality. Chalk and Talk teaching method is not enough to teach English effectively. We should change our teaching ideas and recognize its impersonal attribute as one kind of teaching method. Thus we can utilize modern education technology reasonably to fulfill the target of college English teaching.

ARVIND VASANTRAO DESHMUKH

2012-11-01

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THE USE OF MULTI – MEDIA IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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Multimedia teaching method has been used in college English teaching wider and wider. It has contributed a lot to higher teaching quality. Chalk and Talk teaching method is not enough to teach English effectively. We should change our teaching ideas and recognize its impersonal attribute as one kind of teaching method. Thus we can utilize modern education technology reasonably to fulfill the target of college English teaching.

ARVIND VASANTRAO DESHMUKH

2012-01-01

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Considering Emotions in Critical English Language Teaching Theories and Praxis  

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Groundbreaking in the ways it makes new connections among emotion, critical theory, and pedagogy, this book explores the role of students' and teachers' emotions in college instruction, illuminating key literacy and identity issues faced by immigrant students learning English in postsecondary institutions. Offering a rich blend of, and interplay between, theory and practice, it asks: How have emotions and affect been theorized from a critical perspective, and how might these theories be applied to English language teaching and learning? What do complex and shifting emotions, such as hope, disa

Benesch, Sarah

2012-01-01

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ICT and Teachers’ Attitude in English Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available The waves of globalization and the advent of IT have given some impacts to the teaching of English in Malaysia. ICT equipment has been integrated in English classes since it has been proven to help the students in their learning process. This study seeks to find out whether the teachers are in fact ready for this newer innovation. It checks on the teachers’ attitude towards the use of ICT in English language teaching and the extent to which teachers use the available ICT equipment. A survey was conducted at 8 primary schools in Miri, Sarawak. A total of 60 teachers of English were selected and given a set of questionnaire. It was found that teachers have a satisfactory attitude towards the use of ICT and the teacher’s level of ICT use is also satisfactory. Furthermore, a significant relationship was found when the attitude towards ICT was investigated with three different variables, which are the actual level of its use, the teachers’ age and the experience in attending ICT workshop. It is hoped that more future research should be carried out in a wider sampling so that the findings can be generalized.

Gopala Krishnan Sekharan Nair

2012-10-01

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Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language. New Perspectives on Language and Education  

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This book critically examines current ELT practices vis-a-vis the use of English as an international lingua franca. It bridges the gap between theoretical discussion and the practical concerns of teaching English as an international language (EIL), and presents diverse approaches for preparing competent users of English in international contexts.…

Matsuda, Aya, Ed.

2012-01-01

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Spoken discourse markers and English language teaching: practices and pedagogies  

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This thesis reports on a mixed methods classroom research study carried out at a British university. The study investigates the effectiveness of two different explicit teaching approaches, Illustration – Interaction – Induction (III) and Present – Practice – Produce (PPP) used to teach the same spoken discourse markers to two different groups of Chinese learners at the same level of language competency. It was hypothesised that one explicit teaching approach would be more effective th...

Jones, Christian

2011-01-01

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Do Peer Tutors Help Teach ESL Students to Learn English as a Second Language More Successfully?  

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This research study tries to understand the information processing model and social learning theory in regards to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish speakers by using peer teaching methods. This study will examine each theory's concepts and frameworks to better comprehend what teaching methods support English language learning.…

Lyttle, LeighAnne

2011-01-01

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An Analysis of Spoken Language and Written Language and How They Affect English Language Learning and Teaching  

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Language plays a crucial role in the development of human society. It is the main means of communication between individuals, groups and countries. Nowadays in China, more and more people are learning English as a second language. What is the effective method of learning a foreign language becomes their chief concern. Basically speaking, four modules are involved in the process of second language acquisition. They are listening, reading, writing and speaking. In English language teaching a...

Bei Zhang

2013-01-01

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Traditions and Innovations: English Language Teaching in Russia  

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The English language in Russia: a brief survey. It includes a historical perspective, the traditions of the past and the new challenges of the present-day situation. The history is simple: it is based on a deep love of foreign languages in general and English in particular. Love against all odds, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer.…

Ter-Minasova, Svetlana G.

2005-01-01

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Role of New Emerging Technology in English Language Teaching  

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English is a language which has vast scope and influences the whole personality of an individual. There is no doubt that English has become a universal language. Today language teachers are frequently making use of technology. The use of technology not only helps in improving the basic skills but also positively contributes in the development of high thinking skills. The use of technologies such as PowerPoint and interactive white board is attracting the students in classroom. Teachers can te...

Dr. Madhvi Rathore; Neha Singhvi

2013-01-01

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Teaching English as a Second Language in China  

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As an English teacher in China, I’ve illustrated here some experiences and teaching methods in my teaching practice. This paper intends to help English teachers in China know some special characteristics of Chinese students, such as their purposes of learning, their learning habits and methods, so that teaching English may be more effective and fruitful.
Key words: teaching English, methods, characteristics of Chinese students
Résumé: En tant qu’enseignant d’anglais en Chine, j’ai illustré ici des expériences et méthodes d’enseignement dans ma pratique d’enseignement. L’article présent tente d’aider les enseignants d’anglais de Chine à mieux connaître les caractéristiques spécifiques des étudiants chinois, telles que leurs objectif, habitudes et méthodes d’apprendre, de sorte que l’enseignement de l’anglais puisse être plus efficace et fructueux.
Mots-Clés: enseignement de l’anglais, méthodes, caractéristiques des étudiants chinois

Su-zhen WANG

2007-06-01

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages A Teacher Education Handbook  

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Are you teaching or training to teach English to adult speakers of other languages? This books blends together research, theory and practical pedagogy and links this directly with the context of teaching English to adults. It includes reflective tasks, which encourage you to develop and apply your theoretical knowledge to your own experiences.

Paton, Anne

2009-01-01

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Sociolinguistic Approach In English Language Teaching: A Critical Assessment  

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Full Text Available Today, English is recognized as an associate official language of the Union of India. It is the only language which is a window to the world of knowledge for Indians. In every sphere of life whether social, political, academic, cultural or economic, it holds a significant value. It has played a very important role in building modern India. It enjoys a previleged position. Higher Education in science, medicine, engineering, technology etc. is not possible without English. Higher studies in any discipline are not possible without English. In this era of Information Communication Technology, and the Internet, no country can afford to live without English. It is essential for e-education, e-learning, e-commerce and e-governance. English has become an international asset which can be called world English. English is spoken and understood all over the globe, so it has got international importance. Naturally its popularity on the basis of its utility all over the globe determines its strength. It is through English that we can establish political, cultural, intellectual and economic relations with the rest of the world. It is the means of international communication. After the initial turmoil and resistance against continuing English in India, there is a shift in the attitude of Indians who now recognize the significance of English for national growth.

Madhulika

2012-10-01

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Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms  

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Ideal as a supplementary text for a variety of courses and as a guide for in-service teachers and for professional development settings, "Teaching English Language Learners: 43 Strategies for Successful K-8 Classrooms" provides teachers of all content areas with a broad, practical approach to teaching English language learners in the regular…

Colombo, Michaela

2011-01-01

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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners Insights from Linguistics  

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Written specifically for K–12 educators, this accessible book explains the processes involved in second-language acquisition and provides a wealth of practical strategies for helping English language learners (ELLs) succeed at reading. The authors integrate knowledge from two fields that often remain disconnected—linguistics and literacy—with a focus on what works in the classroom. Teachers learn effective practices for supporting students as they build core competencies not just for reading in English, but also for listening, speaking, and writing. Engaging vignettes and examples illustrate w

Lems, Kristin

2009-01-01

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Complete English as a Foreign Language Teach Yourself  

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The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn English as a foreign language. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444105483) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444102376).

Stevens, Sandra

2010-01-01

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On Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Series 3.  

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The contents of this series (a compilation of papers read at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, New York City, March 17-19, 1966) are grouped according to general subject and authors--(1) TESOL as a Professional Field, by S. Ohannessian, A.H. Marckwardt, G. Capelle, D. Glicksberg; (2) Reports on Special Programs, by…

Robinett, Betty Wallace, Ed.

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Bibliographies on Language Learning and Teaching, with Special Reference to English as a Foreign Language. Specialised Bibliography B6.  

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This bibliography cites bibliographies of works dealing with language learning and teaching, and with English as a foreign or second language. Entries include both American and European publications, most published since 1970. (CLK)

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The Use of Research and Theory in English Language Teaching in Botswana Secondary Schools  

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The purpose of this study was to establish the usage of research and theory in the teaching of English language in secondary schools in Botswana. Altogether 100 questionnaires were administered in 19 secondary schools. The results of this study indicate that teachers rarely ever refer to language research in their teaching. Less value was also…

Mooko, Theophilus

2005-01-01

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Teaching Life Sciences to English second language learners: what do teachers do?  

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Full Text Available SciELO South Africa | Language: English Abstract in english South Africa has eleven official languages and legally learners receive tuition in their mother tongue until the end of Grade 3. From then on teachers are required to teach through the medium of English or Afrikaans. The implication is that the majority of learners in the senior secondary school pha [...] se study Life Sciences in their second language, which is English. This has a major effect on the performance of learners in Life Sciences. A review was done of possible strategies teachers could use to assist English second language learners. Focus group interviews were held with Life Science teachers in an attempt to determine what the impact of teaching Life Sciences to English second language learners is and what teachers can do to assist English second language learners master concepts and terminology. The findings and recommendations of this research are reported here.

Johanna G, Ferreira.

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Genre-Based Language Teaching Approach & University English Teaching for Different Majors  

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Full Text Available Through the introduction and comparative analysis on the Grammar Translation Method and Communicative Approach, the present paper proposes that under the current Chinese educational circumstances, the two methods should be localized in order to adjust to the characteristics of Chinese college English classroom teaching. By combination and further perfection, the Grammar Translation Method and Communicative Approach can serve as college English classroom teaching methods with outstanding Chinese characteristics, which enable the students to improve their language competence and communicative competence, thus the transfer from teacher-centeredness and student-centeredness to learning-centeredness can be achieved.
Key words: The Grammar Translation Method, The Communicative Approach, College English Classroom Teaching
Résumé: A travers la présentation et la comparaison de la traduction grammaticale et de la communication, le présent article propose qu’il faut contextualiser ces deux méthodes pour les adapter à l’E/A de l’anglais universitaire chinois et aux étudiants chinois tout en accentuant la caractéristique chinoise. Ces deux méthodes, après la combinaison, le greffage, l’amélioration, pourraient devenir la méthodologie d’E/A de l’anglais universitaire à la chinoise, qui contribuera à élever le niveau linguistique et communicatif des étudiants et à réaliser la transition du centrage sur l’enseignant et l’étudiant au centrage sur l’étude.
Mots-clés: traduction grammaticale, communication, E/A de l’anglais universitaire
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Dong YANG

2007-12-01

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Teaching Social Studies for Newcomer English Language Learners: Toward Culturally Relevant Pedagogy  

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Through this case study the author explores how an exemplary teacher utilized social studies curriculum and pedagogy to engage English language learners (ELLs) in learning in a culturally relevant and meaningful way and discusses practical implications for teaching and learning.

Choi, Yoonjung

2013-01-01

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Learning how to focus on language while teaching mathematics to English language learners: a case study of Courtney  

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Research in mathematics education increasingly recognizes the role of language in the education of English language learners. However, research examining the professional growth of mathematics teachers as they learn to teach English language learners is sparse. This case study addresses this issue by examining one third grade teacher as she learned how to focus on language as she designed and taught mathematics lessons to facilitate the participation of English language learners. Data sources consist of audio recordings of interviews, lesson planning sessions, and lesson debrief sessions as well as video recordings of mathematics lessons. The results from this study demonstrate the importance of professional development that emphasizes language in the teaching of mathematics. As the teacher began to learn about the components of the intervention, she developed specialized knowledge and competencies so that she was able to address language planning and development that was necessary to successfully teach mathematics to English language learners.

Chval, Kathryn B.; Pinnow, Rachel J.; Thomas, Amanda

2014-01-01

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English as a Foreign Language Instructors’ Induction: Early Practices of Language Teachers Teaching at Tertiary Level  

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Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate the nature of the induction process of English as a foreign language (EFL teachers teaching at tertiary level through individual interviews. In order to gather intended data, fifteen novice instructors teaching at four different public universities in Ankara were interviewed on a basis of two criteria: (a having 1 to 3 years of teaching experience, and (b teaching at higher education level. The data gathered from the interviews were transcribed, coded, and categorized under themes in a qualitative research tradition. Subsequently the findings were interpreted. The findings were organized around research questions and there appeared four main themes: (1 nature of induction process; (2 common concerns of novice teachers; (3 possible adaptation challenges; and (4 practices to overcome difficulties. The results revealed that pre-service education, especially of the graduates of non-Education Faculties, did not adequately respond to the needs of the novice teachers in induction period. Considering this insufficient preparation and unsatisfactory pedagogical formation processes, an effective teacher education program as well as a contributing teacher induction program was claimed to be adopted by higher education institutions.

Mustafa Öztürk

2012-04-01

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Moodling English Language Education  

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This paper aims to emphasize the importance of using Moodle in foreign language learning and teaching by reviewing relevant literature and introducing a Moodle-based environment aiming to help English learners to practice their English by themselves. Firstly, the use of Moodle in education and more specifically in English Language Teaching is…

Coskun, Abdullah; Arslan, Abdullah

2014-01-01

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The intercultural dimension in language teaching: perspectives from the teaching of English and French  

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Full Text Available The twin Masters programmes offered by the Hellenic Open University (HOU in Teaching English and French as Foreign Languages share many characteristics. For example, they address the continuing development of teachers whose professional home is located in foreign language education in the shared socio-cultural Greek context. However, as well as sharing some similarities, each programme has its own particularities regarding the content and ways of exploring it. For those who collaborated in the development of these programmes, such particularities and similarities stimulated an ongoing concern with the appropriacy of the emerging approaches on each programme. In this article, we explore the theme of appropriate methodology with a particular focus on the module on each programme which addresses the intercultural dimension of language teaching. These explorations identify some of the particularities and similarities in this topic area. They also enable us to speculate about the broader theme of appropriate methodology as it applies to these two programmes and their similar spheres of professional practice.

George Androulakis

2011-02-01

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Prospective Teacher Concerns: A Comparative Study of Departments of English Language Teaching and Language and Literature  

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Full Text Available Language teachers in Turkey do not take a standard pre-service education as graduates of English Language Teaching (ELT, linguistics, and translation departments all end up with language teaching profession and this, in turn, results in different teaching needs and concerns. The researchers argue that these different concerns may be one of the underlying causes of chronic language education problems in Turkey, in that Turkish Ministry of National Education does not take into consideration the comparative picture of practicing teachers and composes curricula, teaching materials, and compulsory one-shot professional development activities that all reflect “one size fits all” ideology. Therefore, determining the needs and concerns of pre-service language teachers is of vital importance. The current study has arisen from Griffith’s (2012 call for more larger-scale studies on teacher concerns across different contexts via triangulation. The researchers aim at not only investigating teacher concerns but also painting a much detailed comparative picture between ELT and linguistics department prospective teachers. The researchers target convenience sampling, in the full knowledge that this group will not represent the whole population. However, this type of non-probability sampling can serve well when it is easy to gather much informative data. Building on the recent work of Griffiths (2012, the researchers have modified and extended the existing measurement tool of Griffiths (2012 to investigate the issue much deeper and compensate the caveats. They adapted her instrument and asked the participants to add their thoughts as well as deciding their concern level. The results are mainly in line with the referred study in terms of the rating and frequency. The study reveals that there are some differences between the concerns of ELT department students and language and literature department students. While prospective teachers studying at the ELTdepartment were found to be highly concerned about technology, their counterparts studying at the langauge and literature department were not interested in the issue. The study also reveals that despite EIL’s large space in the literature (Cogo, 2012; Sowden, 2012, it was not found as a major concern for the prospective teachers. Methodology was also the least rated concern for the prospective teachers at both departments on the contrary to the well-accepted literature.

mustafa naci kayao?lu

2013-07-01

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Teaching grammar, structure and meaning exploring theory and practice for post-16 English language teachers  

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Teaching Grammar, Structure and Meaning introduces teachers to some basic ideas from the increasingly popular field of cognitive linguistics as a way of explaining and teaching key grammatical concepts. Particularly suitable for those teaching post-16 English Language, this book offers a methodology for teaching key aspects of linguistic form and an extensive set of learning activities. Written by an experienced linguist and teacher, this book contains:· an evaluation of current approaches to the teaching of grammar and linguistic form· a revised pedagogy based on principles from cognitive sci

Giovanelli, Marcello

2014-01-01

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Teaching and Learning English-as-a-Second / Foreign Language through Mother Tongue: A Field Study  

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The underlying study aims to investigate and analyze the actual reasons, attitudes, and purposes behind the use of the mother tongue (Arabic) in teaching English-as-a-second language to Arab students attending English courses as a university compulsory requirement for the study of English language and literature at Jordanian private and government-aided universities. To achieve this goal, the researcher analyzed data he collected from classroom observation at three different private universit...

Basel Al-Sheikh Hussein

2013-01-01

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The Cognitive Study of Metaphor and its Application in English Language Teaching  

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Metaphor in cognitive linguistics is not only a rhetorical device, but an important mental facility and cognitive instrument. Metaphors provide people a new perspective of perceiving the world and the application of cognitive theories of metaphor creates a new field of research to English teaching. After a brief analysis of the cognitive view on metaphor, this paper mainly focuses on how to apply the cognitive theories of metaphor to English language teaching.
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Sun, Hong-mei

2010-01-01

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PROFESSIONALLY-ORIENTED TEACHING OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO STUDENTS-DESIGNERS / ???????????????- " #' ??????????? /+# ?????????-  

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Full Text Available Vocational teaching of the English language enables a future designer to obtain skills and knowledge, which provide personal competitiveness and chances of success in professional activity. The article is concerned with professionally-oriented approach to teaching the English language. The author analyses various view-points existing among scientists in pedagogy. The paper also stresses that communication in a foreign language becomes the important element in professional activity of future specialists / @>D5AA8>=0;L=>-??????????????? >1CG5=85 ??????????? ????? ???? ??????????? 1C4CI5=:C@5=B>A?>A>1=>ABL 8 ????? ?? ????? ? ???????????????? 45OB5;L=>AB8

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Computer versus Paper-Based Reading: A Case Study in English Language Teaching Context  

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This research aims to determine the preference of prospective English teachers in performing computer and paper-based reading tasks and to what extent computer and paper-based reading influence their reading speed, accuracy and comprehension. The research was conducted at a State run University, English Language Teaching Department in Turkey. The…

Solak, Ekrem

2014-01-01

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Internet-Assisted Technologies for English Language Teaching in Turkish Universities  

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Although the enormous potential of the Internet has gained attention in Internet-assisted language teaching (IALT), a solid background of research is still lacking about/investigating English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' use of Internet assistive technologies. This study set out to determine Turkish university level EFL…

Celik, Serkan

2013-01-01

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Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Program Students, Grades 3 to 9: Bridging the Francais and English Language Arts (ELA) Programs of Study.  

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This document is the first in a 3-part collection titled "Teaching English Language Arts (ELA) to Francophone Program Students" to be used primarily by ELA teachers in their efforts to ensure that francophone program students build on their established French language skills when learning English. It is designed to show that a strong correlation…

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The Impact of Using Technology in Teaching English as a Second Language  

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Full Text Available This paper aims to highlight the role of using modern technology in teaching English as a second language. It discusses different approaches and techniques which can assist English language students to improve their learning skills by using technology. Among these techniques are online English language learning web sites, computer assisted language learning programs, presentation software, electronic dictionaries, chatting and email messaging programs, listening CD-players, and learning video-clips. A case study has been done to appreciate the response of typical English language classroom students for using technology in the learning process. Upon this practical study, the paper diagnoses the drawbacks and limitations of the current conventional English language learning tools, and concludes with certain suggestions and recommendations.

Bassma Basheer Nomass

2013-01-01

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Media Education in English Language Teaching - Not our job?  

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Full Text Available This study discusses educational media policy and related concepts in Germany, contrasting it with what in fact happens at school. After analyzing the concept of media literacy and its role in present society, the questions whether media education should form part of EFL lessons, and up to which extend EFL teachers could be expected to attribute a central role to the integration of media education in their classes will be focused. Data for this research come from questionnaires collected from students and teachers of English in German schools. After the presentation of the major findings, suggestions are made to improve the quality of media education in ELT classrooms.

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2007-04-01

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Framing teaching and teachers? National board English language arts certification in the US.  

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Full Text Available In this paper we examine how professional teaching standards, their assessment machinery, and the ideas of authority, expertise, and certainty they represent, regulate teaching knowledge in ways that keep teachers from engaging in the intellectual work necessary for the development of new understanding about teaching. To examine the tenability of this assertion, we consider the case of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the assessment it has put in place in the U.S. for the purpose of awarding national board certification to accomplished teachers. We chose, as a specific example, the Early Adolescence/English Language Arts standards and assessment which were developed for the national certification of English teachers who teach students ages 11–15. We first locate the assessment process and activities within the broader context of the standards-based reform in the US. We then examine the assessment requirements for English teachers and the representations of English language arts teaching these contain through an analysis of the practice activities recommended by the board, the actual assessment tasks, and the scoring system and rubrics used to evaluate the performance. Finally, as the standards and the assessment process were explicitly designed to improve teaching, we consider issues relevant to teachers’ autonomy and the subtle and not so subtle ways in which the assessment imposes a frame on teachers’ thinking and understanding of their work.

Delandshere, G.

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Language by Demand: A Case for Vocational English in Second Language Teaching.  

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Vocational English Second Language (VESL) programs have traditionally given immigrant, migrant, and refugee language learners access to employment. VESL programs provide not only the language input needed for learning specific job tasks but also address the sociocultural skills of language needed to negotiate in today's workplace. The demand for…

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THE USE OF CASE STUDIES IN THE BUSINESS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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Full Text Available The paper is concerned with methodological aspects of using Case studies in Business English language teaching at University level. It emphasizes the benefits and opportunities of the Case study method as well as the role Case studies play in practicing and developing language, business communication and managerial skills. The paper analyses Case study as an example of Task-Based Learning (TBL method which focuses on communicative approach towards problem solving tasks presented in authentic Case studies. The paper deals with language and subject matter integration in the creation and implementation of Case studies in the Business English classroom which involves collaborative work of English language and subject matter lecturers. The integrated approach strengthens both students’ subject matter knowledge and language competence. The result of lecturer collaboration is the creation of Case study “Rukisu teja” which is based on a real Latvian family-run business and can be incorporated into both Business English and Entrepreneurship courses.

Angela Strelchonok

2013-10-01

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Learner perceptions of English language teaching in African high schools: implications for language policy  

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Are the most suitable teachers of a second language necessarily mother-tongue speakers of that language? From a survey of responses of std 8, 9 and 10 African pupils of English as a second language, it would seem that teachers of English who are not mother-tongue speakers are automatically regarded as inferior. In this article, the author considers the validity of 'South African English; and the role and relevance of indigenous languages in education in a post-apartheid era. He uses data gain...

Mawasha, Abram L.

2013-01-01

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“To put language into their souls” : a look at traditional language-based methods and content–based instruction in teaching English  

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The focus of this thesis is to take a look at traditional language - based methods and content-based instruction in teaching English. To get a better picture of how the content-based language instruction works, I observed an English teacher at a middle school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The teacher teaches language arts and modified social studies to students who have English as their second language. My research question is “How is traditional language-based teaching different from content-based ...

Brynhildur Veigarsdóttir

2009-01-01

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A Passage from Linguistics to English Language Teaching: Students' Experiences and Expectations  

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Linguistic courses in ELT (English Language Teaching) departments, in some ways, may create obstacles due to their firm theoretical framework. Therefore, this study is concerned with the main problems for the students taking linguistic courses in ELT Department at Trakya University in Turkey. The purpose of the study is to investigate the…

Ogeyik, Muhlise Cosgun

2010-01-01

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Embedding Digital Literacies in English Language Teaching: Students' Digital Video Projects as Multimodal Ensembles  

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As a result of recent developments in digital technologies, new genres as well as new contexts for communication are emerging. In view of these developments, this article argues that the scope of English language teaching be expanded beyond the traditional focus on speech and writing to the production of multimodal ensembles, drawing on a range of…

Hafner, Christoph A.

2014-01-01

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The Introduction of Electronic Portfolios to Teach and Assess English as a Foreign Language in Taiwan  

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The authors examine the results of introducing electronic portfolios in teaching and assessing English as a Foreign Language in Taiwan. The research participants were 37 eighth-grade Taiwanese students from one class at a public junior high school in a middle-range socioeconomic community of Taichung, Taiwan. Results show an overwhelmingly…

Chang, Yu-Ju; Wu, Chun-Te; Ku, Heng-Yu

2005-01-01

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Teacher Education and Teacher Autonomy: Creating Spaces for Experimentation in Secondary School English Language Teaching  

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This article reports on a collective case study of four Hong Kong secondary school teachers' experiences of constraints on teacher autonomy in English language teaching, and their implications for teacher education. Findings suggested that the constraints were systemic and mainly organized around "Schemes of Work" and school-based supervision and…

Benson, Phil

2010-01-01

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How to teach English language learners effective strategies from outstanding educators, grades K-6  

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This hands-on book offers teachers a much-needed resource that will help maximize learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). How to Teach English Language Learners draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating richly what it is they do differently that yields such great results from English learners. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention fr

Haager, Diane; Aceves, Terese C

2009-01-01

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Using English Language to Teach ICT Courses in Selected Malaysian Secondary Schools  

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Full Text Available This study is aimed to investigate the situation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT course taught in English language in secondary schools in Pahang, Malaysia. From a social point of view the study examines teachers’ attitude towards and applications of computer to further reveal the chances of their use of English language in the classroom. The objective data is collected from school teachers by using questionnaires and interviews. The data analysis is conducted through T-test the statistic results show that a good master of computer skills, a good knowledge of English language, more vitally, a clear awareness of the importance from the perspective of teachers, facilitate the teaching of computers in English language in the classroom. Thus, it suggests that in order to successfully integrate computers in education, the education system needs to be changed or to be adjusted accordingly.

Zaenab S. Abdul Majeed

2012-05-01

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THE USE OF CASE STUDIES IN THE BUSINESS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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The paper is concerned with methodological aspects of using Case studies in Business English language teaching at University level. It emphasizes the benefits and opportunities of the Case study method as well as the role Case studies play in practicing and developing language, business communication and managerial skills. The paper analyses Case study as an example of Task-Based Learning (TBL) method which focuses on communicative approach towards problem solving tasks presented in authentic...

Angela Strelchonok; Iveta Ludviga

2013-01-01

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The English as a Foreign Language / Lingua Franca Debate: Sensitising Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Towards Teaching English as a Lingua Franca  

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The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must nevertheless boast a relevant place in the global scenario. This can be achieved in practical terms by interrogating an expressly made corpus of Chinese English news texts and carrying out simple concordance activities.

 

Debido a los procesos de globalización, la función del inglés como herramienta internacional o como lengua franca para la comunicación exige un replanteamiento de la enseñanza del inglés como idioma extranjero. En este artículo se presenta un estudio empírico llevado a cabo en un contexto universitario italiano que pretende mostrar cómo los docentes deberían desempeñar actividades para facilitar el reconocimiento de otras variedades del inglés que, al no ser utilizadas como modelos de evaluación y certificación lingüística, exigen en cambio una mayor atención en el escenario global. En la práctica, esto puede realizarse analizando un corpus específico de textos periodísticos en inglés chino y llevando a cabo actividades sencillas de concordancias.

Mansfield Gillian

2012-04-01

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Challenges Faced and the Strategies Adopted by a Malaysian English Language Teacher during Teaching Practice  

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Full Text Available In this paper, the reflections on distinct and crucial teaching practices of a pre-service English language teacher are presented and examined. The focus of this paper is on three aspects of class teaching that the teacher found presented a challenge during her teaching practice. For each aspect, the nature of the difficulties and the challenges are described and deciphered. In addition, various strategies that the teacher explored and experimented in order to meet those challenges are outlined and elucidated in terms of their effectiveness. This process is interwoven with the nurturing of pedagogical knowledge of the teacher, which is developed from her reflective practices. This paper also highlights some of the teacher’s plans and thoughts on dealing with those challenges in the future. Implications for teaching practice are also discussed.

Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan

2008-06-01

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Book review: Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching, G. Motteram (Ed.). British Council, London (2013)  

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Language teaching and learning have undergone tremendous changes in the last forty years. These changes have been influenced by not only changing views of language teaching and learning but also changes occurring in general education and global advancement. Another significant player is information and communications technologies (ICTs) which have brought about innovative changes both in general education (Laurillard, 2012) and language teaching (Chapelle, 2010), including English language te...

Shrestha, Prithvi

2014-01-01

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Learn and Unlearn: Drama as an Effective Tool in Teaching English Language and Communication  

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Full Text Available It is argued that learning the importance of positive reinforcement and unlearning the de-motivating and unfruitful experiences of one’s life can help students cope up with the existing inhibition about learning a foreign language and, in turn, can motivate them to do something productive and creative. In this respect, the role of drama, in EFL classroom, has been debated and recommended for achieving the intended effects. However, it has also been suggested that the motive of teaching a foreign language like English, through drama, is not to make the young learners professionals in acting but to provide an aid to learn and rehearse the language in its given framework. Exploring such arguments in support of the use of drama in EFL classroom, the present paper highlights the benefits of using drama as a teaching methodology so as to help the students in speaking in English and help them think ‘out of the box’. The practical application of the language in real-life situations is also suggested and recommended based upon the findings of the study. As the use of drama, in EFL classroom, has many benefits for EFL learners, attempt has also been made to investigate, discuss and explore different techniques and methods through which drama can be successfully introduced and incorporated in the foreign language classrooms for effective, motivating and interesting teaching and learning.

Shibani Banerjee

2014-03-01

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The Physical and Technical Characteristics of English Language Teaching Courseware in Malaysia  

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Full Text Available The present paper reports the findings of a study that investigated the physical and technical characteristics of the English language teaching courseware in Malaysia. A randomly selected group of English language teachers in Malaysia (n=200 were surveyed to evaluate the courseware. SPSS (18.0 was applied to analyze the data. The results showed that the teachers consider the technical and physical characteristics of the courseware (its technological sophistication and user-friendliness among others to be of a moderate level. The findings can be useful for educational software developers as well as English language teachers and researchers. More research is needed to find how teachers evaluate the courseware in reference to its pedagogical appropriateness and learner attributes.

Jayakaran Mukundan

2012-05-01

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The Evolution of English Language Teaching during Societal Transition in Finland--A Mutual Relationship or a Distinctive Process?  

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This study describes the evolution of English language teaching in Finland and looks into the connections of the societal and educational changes in the country as explanatory factors in the process. The results of the study show that the language teaching methodology and the status of foreign languages in Finland are clearly connected to the…

Jaatinen, Riitta; Saarivirta, Toni

2014-01-01

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Teacher education for teaching English as a foreign language to children in Japan  

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The Course of Study which was introduced in Japanese elementary schools in 2002 prescribed English as a foreign language (EFL) activities as a part of international understanding in the "Period of Integrated Study". By 2008, EFL will be a required subject in Japanese elementary schools. This thesis discusses some of context and methodology that will be needed to train in-service teachers at Japanese elementary schools so that they will be able to teach EFL despite overwhelming difficulties. J...

Sato, Yoshifumi

2006-01-01

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English Language Teaching in Indonesia: A Continuous Challenge in Education and Cultural Diversity  

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The linguistic situations and conditions in Indonesia are quite complex by their own natures as more than seven hundred vernaculars with their various dialects from a great number of ethnic groups have been used as media of communication in the country. Accordingly, the success of English teaching in Indonesia cannot be freed from the students’ cultural backgrounds, values, customs, and beliefs as well as the political standpoint of the government regarding this foreign language. Engli...

Marcellino, M.

2008-01-01

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Factors Inhibiting and Facilitating Japanese Teachers of English in Adopting Communicative Language Teaching Methodologies  

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Full Text Available This is a partial report on junior and senior high school Japanese teachers of English and changes in their beliefs and practices after attending a 4-month program of language and pedagogical study in Canada. Findings from this case study suggest that this group of Japanese teachers could effectively apply what they had learned abroad if they were not bound by practical constraints, external influences, or if they were teaching specifically communication-oriented classes.

Melodie Cook

2009-01-01

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Teaching English as a foreign language in Spanish secondary schools: The value of literature  

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Although it is generally accepted that literature plays a critical role in our lives by helping us reflect on ourselves and the world, still it is one the most underrated subjects of study in schools, especially when it comes to its use as a tool for the teaching of English language in the EFL context. In spite of the references to literature in the curriculum of the different courses of the Spanish ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education) and Bachillerato (Baccalaureate) included ...

Ortells Monto?n, Elena

2013-01-01

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Teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade  

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This study investigates teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade. For this aim, objectives, content, activities, materials and equipment and assessment which are the basic components of the curriculum are taken as the criterion. Besides this, the study investigates teachers’ level of information about the curriculum, the difficulties that were experienced by teachers in implementing the curriculum, the strengths and weaknesses of the curric...

Hümset Seçkin

2011-01-01

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A Mixed Approaches Method Used to Investigate Teacher Cognition of English Language Teaching  

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This paper is a part in a bigger research project related to ELT quality in secondary schools in Vietnam since the implementation of the new series of English textbooks was officially passed by in 2006, and the innovated direction was paid to task-based language teaching (TBLT). The purpose of this paper is to make argumentation on why, what and how to use mixed approaches method to investigate two subdomains of teacher cognition - teacher perception and teacher belief. Firstly, an introdu...

Nguyen Viet Hung

2012-01-01

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Challenges to preschool teachers in learner's acquisition of English as Language of Learning and Teaching  

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Full Text Available SciELO South Africa | Language: English Abstract in english Multilingualism in classrooms is currently prompting debate and has significantly impacted on schooling in South Africa over the last decade. At present South African educators face the challenge of coping with and finding solutions to culturally and linguistically diverse urban school contexts whic [...] h did not exist before. In many South African communities young learners, without any prior knowledge of English, are enrolled in English preschools. Preschool teachers have the demanding task of preparing these multilingual preschoolers for formal schooling in English, and, in addition, are pressurised by parents or caregivers who expect their children to be fluent in English by the time they enter primary school. A group of preschool teachers in a specific urban, multilingual preschool context expressed concern about multilingual preschool learners' academic performances and their future, and requested advice and support from speech-language therapists. To investigate this need, an exploratory, descriptive, contextual research design, incorporating the quantitative perspective, was selected to describe the specific educational context of multilingual preschools in the Pretoria central business district (CBD) and the Sunnyside area. Results indicated that the participants perceived certain personal challenges while supporting the preschool learners acquiring English as Language of Learning and Teaching (ELoLT). These participants expressed a need for knowledge and support.

Sandra du, Plessis; Brenda, Louw.

2008-02-01

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An Exploration of English Language Teaching Pedagogy in Secondary Yemeni Education: A Case Study  

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Full Text Available The teaching of English at the Yemeni public schools has been criticized as ineffective due to the poor level of the language competency of most school leavers though they spend six years studying English whose curriculum, according to Bose (2002, is largely based on the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT. In this respect, this paper mainly attempted to: 1 investigate Yemeni English teachers’ classroom teaching practices in secondary schools, (2 Explore the Yemeni teachers’ awareness of CLT, and 3 explore the constraints teachers face while implementing the CLT. The results of the study indicate that the Grammar Translation Method (GTM is the predominant pedagogy practiced by the EFL teachers participated in this study. The use of the mother-tongue, both by teachers and students were noticed to be the prevailing. The meanings of words are given in Arabic and the teachers do not focus on developing students’ fluency rather they focus on grammar. The results also show that the participants do not have a clear cut idea regarding the principles and concepts of CLT and are not clear about what they do in the classroom. The constraints faced by the participants while implementing CLT are also investigated and presented in the paper.

Yehia Ahmed Y. Al-Sohbani

2013-12-01

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Factors Affecting the Implementation of Communicative Language Teaching in Taiwanese College English Classes  

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Full Text Available Foreign language teaching in many Asian-Pacific countries in recent decades has shifted toward communicative-focused instruction. However, researchers have reported a gap between policy and practice. To incorporate teachers’ voices in adopting the communicative approach in the curriculum, this study explores factors that promote or hinder EFL teachers’ implementation of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT in Taiwanese college English classes. The findings indicated that the factors that impacted implementation of CLT related to teachers, students, the educational system, and suitability of CLT in the local context. Also, certain situational constraints were found to hinder the implementation of CTL. The article provides practical recommendations for teachers, educators, and policy makers to further improve teacher training, curriculum design, and situational constraints to ensure success in implementing the CLT approach.

Ming Chang

2011-06-01

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Application of Coherence of Theme and Rheme System in English Language Teaching under Cognition  

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Full Text Available The repetitive coherence of theme and rheme comes through one of the important cohesive devices which make texture coherent and progressing. From cognitive point of view, applying the mode of thematic and rheme into English language teaching can display its tool function for texture. It also contributes to the understanding and interpretation of coherent discourses, and to the way in teaching reading and writing. Therefore? learners will leap forward from their cognitive level.
Key words: cognition, coherence of theme and rheme, English language teaching
Résumé: La cohésion réitérative thème/rhème dans le texte est un moyen important pour réaliser la cohésion et la cohérence du texte. C’est justement ces moyens de cohésion qui permettent de réaliser la progression thème/rhème et de composer ainsi un texte cohérent. L’application du mécanisme cohésif de thème/rhème dans l’enseignement textuel de l’anglais permet de montrer sa fonction comme outil textuel, de fournir un fil de pensée clair pour la rédaction et la lecture en anglais et d’approfondir ainsi la cognition des apprenant sur l’anglais.
Mots-clés: cognition, cohésion thème/rhème, enseignement textuel
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Ai-min ZOU

2007-06-01

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EFL Teachers’ Beliefs toward Using Computer Technology in English Language Teaching  

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Computers have made many of our everyday tasks easier and faster and made our society more productive. Some important variables such as the classroom teacher and the teacher’s beliefs towards the effective uses of computers have been overlooked in EFL classrooms. The impact of teachers’ beliefs on classroom instruction specifically in English Language Teaching (ELT has been paid enough attention by previous researchers, but little research has been conducted to establish a similar relation between teachers’ beliefs and uses of computer technology. The goals this paper are to define teacher beliefs, explain the process of forming beliefs, discuss the relationship between beliefs and integration of computer technology, review teachers’ beliefs and computer knowledge, elaborate teachers’ beliefs and computer technology training, examine Technology Acceptance Model (TAM, and state the contribution of computer technology to English language teaching. It is expected that by gaining a better understanding of knowledge of EFL teachers’ beliefs about teaching, learning, and computers, we might gain a greater understanding for why more EFL teachers aren’t using computer technology in their EFL instruction.

Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani

2012-02-01

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Investigation of E-learning Acceptance in Teaching English Language Based on TAM Model  

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Full Text Available Electronic education and learning is one of accomplishments of mankind which has affected the world tremendously. Since 1990 advancement in technology has led to increasing integrity of electronic-learning courses and also language learning courses. The objective of this study is to examine acceptance of e-learning technology carried out by English teachers and students based on technology acceptance model (TAM. In order to achieve the objective of the research, the researcher has employed descriptive-survey method and also questionnaire and interview with English students and teachers who constitute population of the research. To test the hypotheses of the research, the researcher has employed Pearson correlation test along with SPSS software. The results of the research indicate lack of Perceived ease use and Perceived usefulness of e-learning technology in teaching English.

Farnaz Vali Moghaddam Zanjani

2012-12-01

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Use of project activity in integrated teaching of the English and Kazakh languages to students of economics faculty  

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Full Text Available In the work we gave the definition of the project activity and considered the use of the project activity in the integrated teaching of the English and Kazakh languages to students of the faculty of economics.

Gulnara Moldakhmetova

2009-10-01

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Using Original Methods in Teaching English Language to Foreign Students (Chinese in Indian Classroom  

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Full Text Available The article gives information on English language teaching schemes in Indian classrooms for foreign students. The teacher monitors as facilitator and instructor. The trainees were trained in the four macro skills, LSRW. I taught some topics in three skills, namely, writing, listening and reading (just three, not speaking skills to Chinese students in VIT University. The other skill speaking was trained by other teachers among the four. Students were trained to listen to English words and passages, to read the comprehension passages and answer the questions, and to coach basic grammar and revising it. More over, beginners were also guided to learn technical words related to their respective disciplines (major subjects other than English words. For example, Chinese students posed a query to the faculty to explain on technical words and terms of their main subjects in English, for instance, B.Sc Computer Science (under graduate programme students wished to learn about the word data. Since, the English Oxford Dictionary meaning is ‘facts or statistics used for reference or analysis’, but in the field of Computer Science, the word means “information processed by a computer”. So, there arouse a need to help them in distinguishing the different meanings of the word. In addition to, many students were not familiar with English. Thus through the above said way of facilitating, they acquired a good knowledge by varied types of expressions to master their particular subjects. It was a moment to state that they had come from China to India to obtain the nuances of English language. They undertook and were gradually expertised at specific courses in English medium of instruction, perhaps to get degree. Teacher’s a few lesson plans (how the practices are conducted in listening, reading and writing skills as well as some parts in allotted syllabus (listening to songs, passages, writing a paragraph and essay, picture-story writing and write about yourself, reading the passage and writing were discussed in the current paper. Role of the teacher and student were explained in detail. Therefore, the abstract would portray how the beginners were trained, taught, convinced, persuaded and managed by a tutor to reach the goal of English language teaching to Chinese students.

Devimeenakshi. K.

2012-07-01

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Conceptions of Teaching Held by the Instructors in English Language Teaching Departments  

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Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the university instructors’ conceptions of teaching in ELT departments at two universities in Turkey. The data was collected through qualitative research techniques. The participants were four instructors working in two different institutions in Turkey with doctorate degree on the same major from the same university. The analyses of the data collected through interviews and self-report were conducted through discourse analysis and text analysis by the researchers. The results of the study reveal that the type of the institution where the teachers work is not a strict factor shaping the way how the teachers teach and how they define some of the components of teaching. The results also reveal that having the same background of education does not lead to the same approaches and definitions of teaching.

Sedat Beceren

2012-07-01

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Achieving the Impossible? Teaching Practice Component of a Pre-Service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program in Turkey  

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The aim of this article is to describe the model developed for the teaching practice component of the pre-service Distance English Language Teacher Training Program (DELTT) at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. The steps taken to improve the model over a six-year period will be explained and the recent developments in the teaching practice…

Kecik, Ilknur; Aydin, Belgin

2011-01-01

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Conceptions of Teaching Held by the Instructors in English Language Teaching Departments  

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The aim of this study was to determine the university instructors' conceptions of teaching in ELT departments at two universities in Turkey. The data was collected through qualitative research techniques. The participants were four instructors working in two different institutions in Turkey with doctorate degree on the same major from the same…

Canbay, Orkun; Beceren, Sedat

2012-01-01

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De-Centering English: Highlighting the Dynamic Nature of the English Language to Promote the Teaching of Code-Switching  

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Embracing the dynamic nature of English language can help students learn more about all forms of English. To fully engage students, teachers should not adhere to an anachronistic and static view of English. Instead, they must acknowledge, accept, and even use different language forms within the classroom to make that classroom dynamic, inclusive,…

White, John W.

2011-01-01

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The impact of guided reflective practice on the teaching of English as a foreign language in higher education in Cyprus  

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The present thesis is an in-depth examination of the potential of facilitating reflective practice in the educational world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Higher Education. More specifically, the current thesis investigates the impact of Guided Reflective Practice on the practice of five university teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Cyprus. Although language research increasingly acknowledges the importance of reflection in excavating the personal, individual and em...

Christodoulou, Niki

2013-01-01

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The inclusive classroom : teaching mathematics and science to English-language learners  

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This electronic document contains a PDF version of a booklet for K to 12 teachers that explores the specialized languages of mathematics and science and highlights strategies that link second-language acquisition techniques with content instruction. The booklet is part of the IT'S JUST GOOD TEACHING series produced by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Each booklet in the series contains a summary of the research and current literature on a topic along with a discussion of effective strategies and an annotated listing of related resources. The material in the booklet discusses techniques found to be particularly effective for helping language-minority students develop skills in using the specialized languages of mathematics and science. Suggested techniques include thematic instruction with units set in the context of students' everyday lives, cooperative learning that stresses authentic discourse for all students whatever their level of English proficiency, and inquiry and problem solving lessons that progress from concrete concepts to more abstract content. This resource is appropriate for all users, particularly for girls, women, and ethnic minorities because it uses inclusive images of women and people of ethnic minorities, addresses concerns relating to ethnic-bias and/or discrimination, involves teamwork and communication skills, and involves hands-on activities that produce a tangible result or product.

Jarrett, Denise

1999-01-01

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TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN INDONESIA: THE URGE TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION  

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This article addresses some important issues regarding the teaching of foreign vocabulary. It draws on the literature reviews in this field and is also based on personal reflections and experiences of the writer. This article critically highlights the teaching of English vocabulary in Indonesian schools and universities. More particularly, it discusses issues dealing with curriculum, teaching techniques, instructional media, and vocabulary assessment. Finally, this article provides recommenda...

Francisca Maria Ivone

2005-01-01

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UNDERSTANDING THE REASONS BEHIND CHOOSING TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE  

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Full Text Available This study reports on findings from an investigation into the reasons for year 1 students from the English Language Teaching Department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey, for choosing teaching as a field of study and future career. A questionnaire comprising of open-ended questions was employed to decipher the reasons of 96 participants. Content analysis of the emergent data revealed 20 reasons which were broadly categorized as intrinsic, extrinsic, and altruistic. Participants, in general, reported more intrinsic reasons than extrinsic reasons. Unlike those reported in the field, altruistic reasons were much fewer than other types of reasons. A further motivational clustering of students showed that the majority of students had a mixture of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The data also indicated possible gender related differences. The study concludes that although student teachers are intrinsically motivated, this motivation may need to be maintained so as to be long term. Further, the study calls for measures to be taken to control possible methodological biases.

?smail Hakk? ERTEN

2014-05-01

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EFL Teachers? Attitudes toward Using Computer Technology in English Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available Computers have become commonplace in our personal as well as our professional lives. Computers have made many of our everyday tasks easier and faster and made our society more productive. A very important set of variables such as the classroom teacher and the teacher’s attitudes towards the effective uses of computers in the classroom have been overlooked in EFL classrooms. This study investigates how teachers perceive the use of computer technology resources in English Language Teaching. The first aim of the study is to define the teachers’ attitudes. The second aim is to discuss the aspects of attitude. The third aim is to explain teachers’ attitudes and computer technology training. The fourth aim is to elaborate teachers’ attitudes and computer technology integration. The fifth aim is to define teachers’ attitudes and computer experience. The sixth aim is to discuss teachers’ attitudes and computer anxiety and interest. The last aim is to review teachers’ attitudes and computer literacy. The review of the related literature shows that simply introducing computer technology resources does not guarantee teachers’ use of these in practice. Knowledge of EFL teachers’ attitudes about teaching, learning, and computers, affords them the opportunity to design and implement EFL instruction.

Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani

2012-03-01

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Beyond the Curriculum: A Chinese Example of Issues Constraining Effective English Language Teaching  

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Studies of English language education in primary and secondary schools in Asia have shown that at different times the orientation of English language curricula for schools has been adjusted to meet changing sociopolitical and educational trends. In much of Asia the emphasis of the objectives set out in the English curricula has shifted from…

Li, Minglin; Baldauf, Richard

2011-01-01

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Mother Brand English as an Effective Approach to Teach English for Young Children as a Foreign Language in Korea  

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Parents must be the first teachers and the best English teachers for children in their whole life. Now in Korea, some brave and challenging mothers are innovating new English approaches in their homes with their young kids. They have goals that their children come to possess the ability to use the English language as a vehicle to think and solve…

Seung-Yoeun, Yoo; SookHee, Lee

2006-01-01

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Towards the Integration of Mobile Phones in the Teaching of English Language in Secondary Schools in Akure, Nigeria  

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Full Text Available The advent of ICT comes with its attendant students’ accessibility to information. Teaching these digital age 21st century learners requires adaptive and technological induced methods by educators.  The Global Satellite Mobile (GSM provides learners greater accessibility to the internet which makes it easier for them to learn under certain controlled situations. This paper, therefore, investigated the possibilities of using mobile technology in the teaching and learning of the English language in secondary schools. The data was obtained from a three-week field experiment involving an English teacher and purposively selected twelve Senior Secondary School II students of the Federal University of Technology, Secondary School, Akure. The participants took part in activities involving different digital formats in the teaching and learning processes. Also, the respondents were interviewed to assess their perception and attitude towards this mode of teaching English Language.  The paper analyses, within the framework of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT approach to teaching and the Constructivist Theory of Learning, the collected data. The analysis revealed that the students and the teacher found teaching and learning very flexible and essential to their needs in this 21st century. The paper concluded that M-learning promotes cooperative and collaborative learning through the enhancement of learners’ use of authentic English language that would make it possible for them to construct their own knowledge. The integration of M-learning in to the teaching of English in secondary schools would afford the learners the opportunity of having a method that is 21st century compliant and availing the learners the digital age benefits.

Ogunduyile Abimbola. O

2013-07-01

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Culture Differences and English Teaching  

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Full Text Available Language is a part of culture, and plays a very important role in the development of the culture. Some sociologists consider it as the keystone of culture. They believe, without language, culture would not be available. At the same time, language is influenced and shaped by culture, it reflects culture. Therefore, culture plays a very important part in language teaching, which is widely acknowledged by English teaching circle. This thesis depicts the relationship between culture and language. As a result, the gap of cultural differences is one of the most important barriers in English teaching and study. Among the students, lacking of cultural background knowledge can, to a great extent, hold up the improvement of English teaching and become a noticeable problem. At present, the objective of English teaching has broken free from the traditional listening, speaking, reading and writing, and the demand for cultural background knowledge in language learning has been gradually concerned. Presentation of history of the country which has the target language, cultural background knowledge and customs is the proposed solution to the problem. This paper mainly discusses how to present cultural background knowledge and expose learners to it in the need of English teaching at Chinese schools so as to solve the problems caused by cultural differences, help learners grasp the crux of the language and develop their comprehensive English ability.

Jin Wang

2011-06-01

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An investigation of the effectiveness of the modular general English language teaching preparatory program at a Turkish university  

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Full Text Available SciELO South Africa | Language: English Abstract in english Evaluating existing foreign language programs on a regular basis is essential because program evaluation leads to more effective programs. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the modular intensive general English language teaching program applied at a university in Turkey by investigating student [...] s' and English instructors' perceptions of different program dimensions, such as the materials, teaching process, and assessment. The data were collected via questionnaires filled out by students and interviews with the English instructors at the preparatory program. The findings of the study show that the modular system should be discontinued as it has certain drawbacks and should be replaced by a more manageable and feasible system considering specific contextual constraints, such as the number of instructors, classrooms and teaching resources. Also, it was found that there are certain aspects of the curriculum that need to be improved in order to develop a more effective program. It is hoped that this study will lead to more evaluative studies in foreign language teaching programs.

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The effect of dictionary training in the teaching of English as a foreign language  

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The process of teaching any subject involves the use of all resources available to achieve efficient/effective result. When dealing with teaching foreign languages, we have noticed that such a traditional and apparently well-known tool as a dictionary is not so well-known nor used efficiently by students. Nevertheless, in our opinion, the dictionary should play an important role in the teaching-learning process. Therefore, we have carried out a research in our classroom in order to check that...

Cote Gonza?lez, Margarita; Tejedor Marti?nez, Cristina

2011-01-01

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Managing the teaching of critical thinking skills in English home language to second language speakers in the further education and training phase / P. Pillay  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyse the effectiveness and necessity of managing the teaching of critical thinking skills in English Home Language to second language speakers in the Further Education and Training phase, by focusing on critical thinking skills; classroom management; management skills of professional teachers; the relationship between teaching and management; guidelines for effective classroom management; the National Curriculum Statement Grades 10-12; the Na...

Pillay, Parvathy

2011-01-01

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Hearing the Voices of Alternatively Certified Teachers in Texas: Narratives of Teaching English Language Learners in Urban Secondary Mainstream Classrooms  

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In Texas, nearly half of all new teachers are alternatively certified (AC) whilst English language learners (ELL) are over one-third of the public school population in some districts. As this trend continues, the likelihood that AC teachers will teach ELLs increases and alters what Texas teachers must know upon entering the classroom. This…

Zannou, Yetunde Mobola

2012-01-01

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Use of the Emergency First Response Program as a Tool for Teaching English as a Foreign Language: A Discussion  

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This paper discussed both the theoretical and practical implications of using a first aid training course, specifically the Emergency First Response (EFR) program, as a tool for the teaching and practice of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The conceptual origins of the idea are discusses through comparisons with theories of learning found in…

Cordice, Kurt

2009-01-01

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A Mixed Approaches Method Used to Investigate Teacher Cognition of English Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available This paper is a part in a bigger research project related to ELT quality in secondary schools in Vietnam since the implementation of the new series of English textbooks was officially passed by in 2006, and the innovated direction was paid to task-based language teaching (TBLT. The purpose of this paper is to make argumentation on why, what and how to use mixed approaches method to investigate two subdomains of teacher cognition - teacher perception and teacher belief. Firstly, an introduction in the research project and research questions about secondary school teacher perception of TBLT and teacher belief of textbooks is shortly made. Secondly, the question what the mixed approaches method are like is dealt with. Next, the question why the mixed approaches method should be used in investigating teacher cognition in general and teacher perception as well as teacher belief in particular is answered and illustrated by writer’s framework of research paradigm for the suitability and applicability. Lastly, the question how the mixed approaches method should be implemented to answer the research project questions is clarified and argued for its suitability.

Nguyen Viet Hung

2012-09-01

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Teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade  

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Full Text Available This study investigates teachers’ views on primary school English language teaching curriculum for the 4th grade. For this aim, objectives, content, activities, materials and equipment and assessment which are the basic components of the curriculum are taken as the criterion. Besides this, the study investigates teachers’ level of information about the curriculum, the difficulties that were experienced by teachers in implementing the curriculum, the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum and teachers’ suggestions for improving the curriculum. This is a qualitative research and employs interview techniques. Data were collected through interviews of 15 primary school English teachers who taught 4th grade students at state schools. In the data analysis procedure descriptive analysis techniques were applied.The results of the research indicated that the participants had negative views about some aspects of the curriculum due to challenges that they encountered during the implementation. It was determined that teachers thought that the level they informed about the program was not sufficient. Teachers emphasized that crowded classrooms, lack of sources and supplementary materials caused problems in implementing the curriculum. It was pointed out that the strongest feature of the curriculum was that it made the students active during the learning process. The weakest feature of the curriculum was that it was overloaded and time allocated to the curriculum was not sufficient. In order to make the curriculum more efficient teachers suggested that more qualified learning materials should be prepared, alloted time for the lesson should be increased, the number of students in the classroom should be reduced and assessment tools should be provided for the teachers.

Hümset Seçkin

2011-08-01

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Using English Language to Teach ICT Courses in Selected Malaysian Secondary Schools  

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This study is aimed to investigate the situation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) course taught in English language in secondary schools in Pahang, Malaysia. From a social point of view the study examines teachers’ attitude towards and applications of computer to further reveal the chances of their use of English language in the classroom. The objective data is collected from school teachers by using questionnaires and interviews. The data analysis is conducted through T-t...

Abdul Majeed, Zaenab S.; Normah binti Othman

2012-01-01

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The Multiple Intelligence Theory in English Language Teaching : Theme-based lesson plans on Halloween  

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In this project I will show how Multiple Intelligence theory can be applied in the English language classroom, meeting different students with different needs. I have created a theme-based series of English language lesson plans based on the Multiple Intelligence theory. I have developed and gathered a number of activities for each of the intelligences on the theme of Halloween. In the beginning I explain the Multiple Intelligence theory, its origins and some of its key points. I also di...

Anna Svava Sólmundardóttir

2008-01-01

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Diversity Matters: Japan's Domestic Diversity and the Role of English Language Teaching  

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This article investigates how Japanese university students perceive Japan's domestic diversity and understand the role of English within that context. Surveys and interviews with Japanese students reveal how they reflect on their own experiences with diversity in their past English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes and also help to explore…

Yamada, Mieko

2013-01-01

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Teaching Science to English Language Learners: Building on Students' Strengths (e-book)  

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Can a student's cultural background support learning in science? Or is concentrating on the specialized vocabulary of science the best way to help English language learners learn science? This book addresses these and other pressing questions you face when working with students whose linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as their languages, are different from your own.

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Teaching science to English Language Learners: Instructional approaches of high school teachers  

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Students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) form the fastest growing segment of the American school population. Prompted by the call for scientific literacy for all citizens, science educators too have investigated the intersection of language and science instruction of ELLs. However these studies have typically been conducted with elementary students. Few studies have explored how high school science teachers, particularly those who have not received any special training, approach science instruction of ELLs and what supports them in this endeavor. This was a qualitative case study conducted with five science teachers in one small urban high school that predominantly served ELLs. The purpose of this study was to examine instructional approaches used by teachers to make science accessible to ELLs and the factors that supported or inhibited them in developing their instructional approaches. This goal encompassed the following questions: (a) how teachers viewed science instruction of ELLs, (b) how teachers designed a responsive program to teach science to ELLs, (c) what approaches teachers used for curriculum development and instruction, (d) how teachers developed classroom learning communities to meet the needs of ELLs. Seven instructional strategies and five perceived sources of support emerged as findings of this research. In summary, teachers believed that they needed to make science more accessible for their ELL students while promoting their literacy skills. Teachers provided individualized attention to students to provide relevant support. Teachers engaged their students in various types of active learning lessons in social contexts, where students worked on both hands-on and meaning-making activities and interacted with their peers and teachers. Teachers also created classroom communities and learning spaces where students felt comfortable to seek and give help. Finally, teachers identified several sources of support that influenced their instructional approaches including, the structure of the school, working on instructional teams, collaborating and working with other teachers especially English teachers and including science teachers, and participating in various professional development activities. The findings indicated that the instructional approaches used by teachers were largely supported by literacy education and science education done at elementary level. Findings also revealed that teachers in this study encouraged their ELLs to participate in classroom conversations and involved them in answering open-ended questions. However, not all teachers in this study had the same repertoire of instructional strategies for their ELL students and some teachers demonstrated a better understanding of these approaches than others. All teachers perceived that the structure of the school as well as collaborating and working with other teachers, especially English teachers, as their main source of support in designing instructional approaches. This study suggests that teacher educators and professional development providers need to develop courses and programs to help high school teachers learn about how to design instructional activities that simultaneously promote both academic science and English literacy. Also, administrators need to create conditions at their schools that would allow teachers to interact, collaborate, and learn from each other.

Frank, Betty-Vinca N.

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TEACHING ENGLISH TO STUDENTS IN ECONOMICS  

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The increasing importance of English as an international language has resulted in the expansion of one particular aspect of English Language Teaching, namely the teaching of English for Specific Purposes. This relatively new aspect of English Language Teaching has its basis in an investigation of the purposes of the learners and the set of communicative needs arising from those purposes. These particular needs will guide teachers in designing different course materials, in cho...

POPESCU DANIELA

2014-01-01

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Powerful Learning Tools for ELLs: Using Native Language, Familiar Examples, and Concept Mapping to Teach English Language Learners  

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This article highlights how English language learners' (ELLs) prior knowledge can be used to help learn science vocabulary. The article explains that the concept of prior knowledge needs to encompass the ELL student's native language, previous science learning, native literacy skills, and native cultural knowledge and life experiences.…

Dong, Yu Ren

2013-01-01

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MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES THEORY – A MILESTONE INNOVATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NIŠ MEDICAL SCHOOL  

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Theory of multiple intelligences is considered an innovation in both teaching and learning English language because it helps students develop all the eight intelligences that are grouped as verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalist. The aforementioned intelligences are thought to represent ways in which individuals understand and perceive the world, solve problems and learn. Correspondingly, by fo...

Nataša Baki?-Miri?

2010-01-01

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Hands across the Water: A Pan-Pacific Collaborative English Language Teaching Project.  

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This article describes a collaborative project between an English language class in Japan and one in the United States. The institutions involved were Tokyo International University (TIU), located in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan, and its branch campus, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) in Salem, Oregon. This project created an…

Duell, Barry; Gregory, Wayne

1997-01-01

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Teaching Grammar to Adult English Language Learners: Focus on Form. CAELA Network Brief  

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Many adult English language learners place a high value on learning grammar. Perceiving a link between grammatical accuracy and effective communication, they associate excellent grammar with opportunities for employment and promotion, the attainment of educational goals, and social acceptance by native speakers. Reflecting the disagreement that…

Gallup Rodriguez, Amber

2009-01-01

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Learning to Teach Inquiry: A Beginning Science Teacher of English Language Learners  

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Early career science teachers are often assigned to classrooms with high numbers of English language learners (ELLs). For the underprepared early career science teacher, these circumstances are challenging. This study examines the changes in beliefs and practices of an early career science teacher who taught high numbers of ELLs in an urban…

Ortega, Irasema; Luft, Julie A.; Wong, Sissy S.

2013-01-01

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English Language Teaching in Spain: Do Textbooks Comply with the Official Methodological Regulations? A Sample Analysis  

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Full Text Available The goal of this paper is to verify up to what point ELT textbooks used in Spanish educational settings comply with the official regulations prescribed, which fully advocate the Communicative Language Teaching Method (CLT. For that purpose, seven representative coursebooks of different educational levels and modalities in Spain – secondary, upper secondary, teenager and adult textbooks – were selected to be analysed. A full unit randomly selected from each coursebook was examined through the parameters of the communicative potential of the activities – measured on a scale from 0 to 10 – and the communicative nature of the methodological strategies implemented – measured on a dichotomous scale (yes/no. Global results per educational levels point to the prevailing communicative nature of all the materials, which was shown to be above 50%. The remaining non-communicative block was covered by activities focused on the formal features of language (grammar and vocabulary. This resulting degree of dissociation between official regulations and what is really found in teaching materials may be positive, since the learning of languages is complex and results from the intervention of multiple factors and learning styles, as is evidenced by the professional experience of teachers from different backgrounds and beliefs.

Aquilino Sánchez

2009-06-01

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MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES THEORY – A MILESTONE INNOVATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NIŠ MEDICAL SCHOOL  

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Full Text Available Theory of multiple intelligences is considered an innovation in both teaching and learning English language because it helps students develop all the eight intelligences that are grouped as verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalist. The aforementioned intelligences are thought to represent ways in which individuals understand and perceive the world, solve problems and learn. Correspondingly, by focusing on the problem solving activities, teachers, by implementing theory of multiple intelligences encourage students not only to build-up their existing language knowledge but also learn new content and skills. The implementation of the theory of multiple intelligences in teaching the English language at the University of Niš Medical School has had a positive impact on learning English language and increased students' interest in language learning. Genarally speaking, this theory offers a better understanding of students’ intelligence and a greater appreciation of their strengths. It provides numerous opportunities for students to use and develop all the eight intelligences not just the few they excel in prior to enrolling a university or college.

Nataša Baki?-Miri?

2010-06-01

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BUSINESS DISCOURSE AND TEACHING ENGLISH  

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The importance of teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes has become undeniable and the advances in business and communication technology in recent years have revolutionized it. Business English is a variety of ESP(English for Specific Purposes) and functions in accordance with the business discourse implying an interaction between business and language. These are the reasons why nowadays there is constant preoccupation for this field and a tremendous need of an ap...

SIMION MINODORAOTILIA

2014-01-01

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TEACHER EDUCATORS’ EVALUATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING PROGRAM: A TURKISH CASE  

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This study explored the perceptions of teacher educators regarding the changes in the English Language Teacher Education Program introduced by the Turkish Higher Education Council (HEC) in 2006. Employing a qualitative design, open-ended questionnaires were administered to 18 lecturers working at five different state universities. The analysis of the data yielded that while teacher educators found some of the changes appropriate, such as the addition of some courses, they raised far more seri...

Aysun Yavuz; Ece Zehir Topkaya

2013-01-01

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Literacy practices, texts, and talk around texts: english language teaching developments in Colombia  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: English Abstract in spanish Este artículo muestra la complejidad de la interacción en el aula de clase de inglés en dos colegios públicos de educación básica secundaria en Armenia, Colombia y su relación con las políticas educativas y las recientes reformas a nivel nacional. A partir de una detallada descripción de la interacc [...] ión entre profesor(es) y estudiantes se analizan las practicas pedagógicas y los textos utilizados. Igualmente se examinan los textos empleados y como el profesor y sus estudiantes encuentran el significado del texto, así como la forma como en este contexto los estudiantes están aprendiendo a leer y qué se entiende por comprensión de lectura. Abstract in english This paper seeks to provide a window into the complexity of classroom interaction in English language classes in public secondary schools in Colombia. It will show the relationship between what goes on in public schools and classrooms, the wider policy context, and recent reforms. Through a detailed [...] analysis of data collected in two schools and the interaction that takes place between the two teachers and their students around and about texts, this article provides insights into the specific nature of the literacy practices, the texts used, and the particular ways in which the teachers and learners made sense of these texts. It examines how the students are learning to read in English in these classes, and what the teachers understand by 'doing reading' and 'reading comprehension'.

Silvia, Valencia Giraldo.

2006-01-01

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Dyslexic Young Learners: an Intervention Programme  

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Full Text Available The scope of this chapter is to study the stimulation of phonological awareness of the English language, in Greek dyslexic young learners, who present a specific reading disability in both their mother tongue as well as in the foreign language. According to scientific research, phonological awareness, i.e. the knowledge of the phonological structure of a language by its user, is intrinsically related to the reading process. At the same time, it has been confirmed that dyslexic learners experience difficulty in segmenting and blending speech sounds, due to insufficiently developed phonological awareness. For this reason, a well-founded intervention programme is designed and put into action, aiming at studying the reading development of dyslexic young learners. The findings have revealed that phonological awareness can be stimulated, resulting in the development of reading accuracy.

Panagiota Goudi

2010-02-01

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ACCA College English Teaching Mode  

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Full Text Available This paper elucidates a new college English teaching mode – “ACCA” (Autonomous Cooperative Class-teaching All-round College English Teaching Mode. Integrated theories such as autonomous learning and cooperative learning into one teaching mode, “ACCA”, which is being developed and advanced in practice as well, is the achievement of college English teaching reform, this new teaching mode will contribute a lot to the reform of college English teaching.

Renlun Ding

2008-12-01

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Lacunas identified in syllabus design of English language teaching in Engineering Colleges: a study with special reference to Odisha, India  

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Full Text Available Many universities have introduced Humanities subjects into the engineering streams in tune with trends practiced globally. Engineers need to inculcate the spirit of humanities to acquire team spirit, critical thinking abilities and also problem-solving abilities for career advancement. Language skills empower engineers to face future challenges globally. In India also, Communicative English and Business English/ Professional English have been integrated into the Humanities stream of undergraduate programs in all Engineering colleges. Under this background, this empirical study examines the problems related to syllabus designed in the existing curricula of English language through questionnaire survey which was administered to 770 students of 20 engineering colleges. Ten items questionnaire objectively aimed to analyze three different aspects of the course designed for engineers. Firstly, to find out how the implementation of the syllabus matches the language learning needs of the students of the digital age. Secondly, to examine the teaching methodologies of four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and finally to investigate how far the students preferred lab classes to theory classes. On the basis of the responses elicited, the aspects related to their immediate need of a learner centered curriculum are represented through graphical data for better interpretation. The research, thus, aimed at throwing light on the strengths and weaknesses of the existing system and the need to envisage a paradigm shift for preparing global engineers in the context of fast emerging situations around the world.

Dr. Priya. S

2014-12-01

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English and Native Languages: Integration Not Competition.  

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Describes the discussion and recommendations of the March 1982 Symposium on Language Development for Native Peoples. Focuses on why TESL Canada advocates not only good English as a second language and standard English as a second dialect teaching in Native education, but also relevant, effective Native language teaching. (NEC)

Burnaby, Barbara

1984-01-01

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Problems Related to Teaching English Pronunciation  

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There is no doubt at all that pronunciation represents one of the most important and inevitable parts in the process of English language teaching, particularly in the case of teaching English to Romanian students. In time, all over the world many linguists have proposed different notions regarding the degrees of accuracy necessary in teaching pronunciation. Thus, in teaching the pronunciation of a language there should always be taken into account the learners’ objectives, in other words th...

Oana Badea-Voiculescu

2012-01-01

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On Adding Cultural Contents to English Teaching  

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In order to put the achievement of Cross-cultural Communication reaches into foreign language teaching practice as soon as possible and to increase the cultural contents to English teaching, this paper would put forward the following three respects: Why to increase the contents of culture in English teaching, Which contents of culture should be added and how to increase cultural contents to English teaching.

Yanping Huang

2011-01-01

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An Effective Role of E-Learning Technology For English Language Teaching By Using Meta Communication Actors  

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Full Text Available Meta communication plays a key role in foreign language learning and teaching. Broadly speaking, meta communication is communication about communication. Meta communication is something that goes beyond communication and all language learners and teachers should be familiar with its existence. It should be stressed that meta communication which accompanies any message is very powerful. In face to face writing lessons, the student can make emphasis on any point by utilizing larger fonts, capital letters, or bold fonts in his essay. However, in virtual learning environments, students can make use of emoticons like :- “happy”, :-( “sad”, :-/ “perplexed”, O.o “confused” to communicate about communication. Further, they can deploy some acronyms like (BTW= By the way, ASAP= as soon as possible, TM= tomorrow to easily convey their messages. It should be emphasized that E-learning applications (virtual worlds, second life, ICTs are very beneficial in foreign language learning and teaching since they create a platform for students and teachers to interact in a context with no boundaries of time and distance. In Transformational Generative Grammar, foreign language teachers describe syntactic structures in English by using grammatical symbols with meta communicational elements. For instance, every English Foreign Language-EFL or English Language Teaching-ELT teachers or students is familiar with the symbols and related meanings like (S= sentence, subject, V= verb, O= object, N= noun, NP= noun phrase, VP= verb phrase, etc.. On the other side, when teaching English pronunciation to Turkish EFL learners, foreign language teachers utilize phonetic symbols like /è, æ, å, ?, w, ?/ to write transcriptions of English words. These phonetic symbols have meta communicational elements in their composition because they communicate about communication. At this juncture, foreign language teachers should learn frequently used emoticons, keyboard symbols, acronyms, grammatical and phonetic symbols and they should teach them to their students to enable them to establish successful communication with other people.Globalization is consolidated by the extraordinary invasion of higher education by new technologies, especially the Internet. Major changes in the social and economical conditions in Europe and worldwide force new needs and trends upon the technology. The main challenge for “the knowledge society of the future” is to ensure that each member of the society has the opportunity of continuous professional development, frequent retraining and obtaining new competences, mastering new information technologies (IT, lifelong learning (LLL, and so on. Within the education sector, a number of continuous efforts are taking place to stimulate the use of ICT at all levels of education. E-Learning has introduced new approaches of instructional delivery where the roles of teacher and student have significantly changed. The integration of information and communication technologies into the education field is in constant progression and generates empirical approaches for educational environment design. Some research projects in distance learning are introduced in the world.

Ilknur ISTIFCI

2011-10-01

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The Representation of Arabs and Turks in the Libyan English Language Teaching Textbooks  

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Full Text Available One of Critical Discourse Analysis’s characteristics (CDA is describing discourse as a form of social practice where language use is construed as a socially influenced and influential factor that can utilise, produce, construct and shape social realities. CDA is committed to reveal connections between language use, power, and ideology with in any social practice. Therefore, this article seeks to explore how ‘the Orient’ is represented discursively in the English language textbooks used in Libyan schools. The article is confined to a passage is taken from the Social Sciences Year Two textbook. The study draws upon the discourse of Orientalism whilst the analysis is guided by an adapted framework of Fairclough's critical discourse analysis. The chosen passage reflects my particular position in relation to the discourse of Orientalism as described by Said in 1978. The article concludes, among other things, that the Arabs are collectively represented and discursively produced and constructed regardless the huge geographical space they live on. In addition, the Ottoman Empire is reduced discursively into the Turks. Language structures thus indicate a positive and limited picture of the Occident ‘Us’ and that ‘the Other’ ‘Them’ is presented in a negative and barbaric way. The study established that the role of the textbooks does not produce what they are supposed to. In this context, the authors need to dig deeply and reflect what they write upon the social reality of their target students and not from the lenses of the authors per se. In other words, ‘the Other’s social reality should not be manipulated or distorted.

Moftah A. S. Mohamed

2014-06-01

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TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION IN ROMANIA  

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The paper mentions the history of teaching Business English in Romanian universities in the past 20 years and focuses on Business English for communication nowadays. It discusses the evolution of the subject and, as today teaching Business English tends to cultivate business expertise rather than teach language skills, a more systematic Business English curriculum is aimed at. Since learners need to improve their ability to communicate in particular business and general communication situatio...

Minodora Otilia Simion

2012-01-01

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Cambridge IGCSE English first language  

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Revised edition for the 2015 syllabus to help your students prepare for their examination and enhance their enjoyment of English. This title has been written for the revised Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013. ? Develops the skills necessary to become a better reader and writer. ? Offers detailed advice and preparation for the examination. ? Teaches skills for successful writing of essays and coursework assignment. We are working with Cambridge International Examinations to gain endorsement for this title.

Reynolds, John

2013-01-01

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Teaching English through Action: Total Physical Response (T.P.R.). A Right-Brain/Left-Brain Approach to Language Acquisition. A Workshop.  

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Materials from a teacher workshop on the Total Physical Response method for teaching English as a second language are presented. The technique describes the process of first language acquisition, uses physical activities in the classroom to reinforce learning, and allows a long period of receptive language learning before requiring production. The…

Segal, Bertha E.

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READING BASED-CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: AN EFFORT TOWARD THE INTEGRATION OF LANGUAGE SKILLS IN TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN INDONESIA  

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Full Text Available Abstract: This paper proposes the implementation of reading-based classroom activities for teaching English as a foreign language in Indonesia. Compared to other language skills, reading is viewed to provide a relatively stable foundation for Indonesian students to develop their communicative competence in English. It is argued that reading-focused activities stimulate confidence for Indonesian learners to get involved in listening, speaking, and writing related-activities in ways that are similar to normal daily life communication. The reasons for the proposed implementation of reading-based classroom activities in TEFLIN and the role of reading and its relation with other language skills are presented.

Hadi Hadi

2006-01-01

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An Experience on the Integration of ICT into a Teaching-learning Methodology of English as a Foreign Language  

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Full Text Available In this paper, we present the use of free ICT materials to foster the communicative approach in an actual educational setting. Specifically, we show and discuss the outcomes of the exploitation of two websites’ content and resources inserted in our subject curriculum. This initiative has been put forward to work on listening skills as a means for attaining a twofold objective: i as the first step to favour communication from the addressee’s stance by further building their ability to recognize and reproduce Anglophone pronunciation and, ii secondly, to encourage self-learning through an Internet-based resource. Although it is widely recognised that in Foreign Language Teaching (FLT a common agreement has not yet been reached on what methodology is the ideal for every possible linguistic learning situation, it seems that there is general consensus within the teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL community to bestow value on the Communicative Approach. Under the European Higher Education Area (EHEA framework, the notion of “competence” (Hymes, 1972 has gained momentum in the teaching arena. Faced with this simultaneous responsibility and opportunity that the EHEA has brought about, we advocate the gradual integration of technology for language learning (CALL to develop a functional communicative competence.

Roberto Martínez Mateo

2012-03-01

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Identifying Teaching Style: The Case of Saudi College English Language and Literature Teachers  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is twofold. The first objective is to give an account of why I set out to study teaching styles, how I carried out and analyzed a questionnaire survey, what results I got, and what the implications of these results are. The intent is to provide teachers with enough information to help them think about how these findings play out in their own classrooms, thus putting them on track to adapt their teaching style to their students' learning style. The second objective is to see if there is any statistically significant correlation between teaching styles and a number of factors, such as age, years of experience, specialty, and student level. Data analysis showed that literature teachers preferred the all-round flexible style, the mixed style, and the official curriculum and big conference styles successively, whereas linguistics teachers preferred the mixed style, the all-round flexible and straight facts styles, and the student-centered and big conference styles consecutively. No statistically significant correlation was found between teaching styles and age, years of experience, and specialty variables. Whereas statistically significant differences were found between level three and the official curriculum teaching style, and between level four and the student-centered teaching style (p< 0.05.

Aisha M. Alhussain

2012-06-01

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Resources for Teaching English  

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English teachers constantly have to think up new ways to engage their class. It's hard enough for teachers to fit all their marking, extra-curricular duties and training into their lives, let alone finding time to think up exciting new ways of introducing Dickens, or designing activities to bring Caribbean poetry to life. Resources for Teaching English 11-14 provides complete, curriculum-friendly lesson plans and student worksheets for busy secondary school teachers. This resource comprises an assortment of more than 70 lesson plans, each designed to motivate and inspire students and make the

Ceranic, Helena

2011-01-01

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A Study on the Impact of Using Multimedia to Improve the Quality of English Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available One of the most important uses of technology is that it makes it easy for instructors to incorporate multimedia into their teaching. There are different multimedia tools. Three of the most popular ones are visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic in which students take in information. Some students are visual learners, while others are auditory or kinaesthetic learners. While students use all of their senses to take in information, they seem to have preferences in how they learn best. In order to help students learn, teachers need to teach as many of these preferences as possible. Therefore, teachers can incorporate these multimedia tools in their curriculum activities so that students are able to succeed in their classes. This study is an analysis of multimedia tools for Iranian EFL students. Over 100 students complete a questionnaire to determine if their multimedia tools are auditory, visual, or kinaesthetic. The purpose of this study is to increase faculty awareness and understanding of the impact of multimedia tools on the teaching process. A review of the literature along with analysis of the data will determine how multimedia tools affect the teaching process.

Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani

2012-11-01

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Knowlege, Literacies and the teaching of reading English as a foreign language  

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Full Text Available This paper addresses some key issues cutting across disciplinary fields and influencing EFL reading teaching and research. Reading models have been informed by Information and Knowledge Management paradigms, gradually focusing on different components of prior knowledge and schemata. Lexis has proven to be determinant in cognitive models, as it provides direct access to concepts, stocked as semantic propositions. But schemata are built in the speaker’s mind according to the individual experiences, depicting reading acts as meaning creation on a socio-pragmatic basis. Secondly, the parallel evolution of the Literacy and Reading concepts calls up for multi-literacy approaches, which integrate digital competence into the learning goals, as technologies force changes in information, the way we access it, and on the pedagogical approaches to learning, and to EFL reading. The role of overt teaching, meta-cognitive strategies and individual factors, such as motivation or attitudes, continue being the focus of present and future research.

Françoise Salager-Meyer

2009-12-01

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Utilizing Pakistani Newspaper English to Teach Grammar.  

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Examines the use of local English-language newspapers as pedagogical aids in the English-language teaching classroom in Pakistan, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of such learning activities and calling for more linguistic tolerance and acceptance of local varieties of English. (Author/CB)

Baumgardner, Robert J.

1987-01-01

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Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning: Potential, Evaluation, Challenges. English Corpus Linguistics. Volume 13  

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This book highlights the potential and the challenges of corpora in language education with a particular focus on the teacher's perspective. For this purpose, the study explores the relevance of the corpus approach to central paradigms underlying contemporary language education. Furthermore, a critical analysis investigates the persisting gap…

Breyer, Yvonne Alexandra

2011-01-01

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"We Teach Plastic Lessons to Please Them": The Influence of Supervision on the Practice of English Language Student Teachers in Kenya  

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This article analyses the process of supervision by teacher educators and its influence on English language student teachers during a practicum in Kenya. The student teachers were enrolled in a four-year Bachelor of Education course for teaching English at secondary school level. Drawing on the perspectives of teacher educators, co-operating…

Ochieng' Ong'ondo, Charles; Borg, Simon

2011-01-01

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Attitudes of the Student Teachers in English Language Teaching Programs towards Microteaching Technique  

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Full Text Available This paper evaluates the attitudes of student teachers towards microteaching experiences. The research was conducted with a total of 57 fourth year students attending the ELT Department at Trakya University, in Turkey. The data were collected via a Likert type scale developed by the researcher. The research results were evaluated regarding the benefits and disadvantages of microteaching. The findings revealed that the ELT students at Trakya University in general held positive attitudes towards microteaching applications with regard to its effectiveness for professional development, self-assessment, self-confidence, material production, and teaching experiences in various courses in which students are of different ages and linguistic levels.

Muhlise Cosgun Ogeyik

2009-08-01

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MAKING OF E-TEACHING MATERIALS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL  

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Modern information and communication technology covers all aspects of human life. Computers and other e-learning materials in education make classes more interesting and therefore motivate pupils. E-education is becoming a more and more valid way of gaining new knowledge. With open source authoring tools, such as CourseLab, we gained new excellent programmes for making e-learning materials, which are used by the performers of e-teaching and also by others. By the help of my diploma assignm...

S?karja, Peter

2009-01-01

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Kumaravadivelu’s Framework as a Basis for Improving English Language Teaching in Saudi Arabia: Opportunities and Challenges  

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Full Text Available This paper discusses the issues with EFL teaching in Saudi Arabia, including the reliance on traditional teaching methodologies and banning use of first languages in classrooms. As a result, these traditional teaching practices produce less proficient learners who have limited knowledge about proper linguistic use. In order to overcome these issues and have proficient learners who can effectively use the language, however, language teachers should understand an effective change is required. Kumaravadivelu’s framework (2006 is an opportunity for teachers to adopt new methods because it relies on global-level strategies, macrostrategies, that are general enough to allow teachers the opportunity to freely adjust their precise implementation in relation to individual teaching demands, along with more particular implementation tactics, microstrategies, that operationalize the macrostrategies in flexible and customizable ways according to perceived needs during the in-context process of teaching.

Afnan Masaoud Ahmad

2014-03-01

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EMPOWERMENT OF THE MARGINALIZED (UNDERPRIVELISED THROUGH ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING/LEARNING  

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Full Text Available It is a common knowledge that, Amartye sen the outstanding economist and noble prize winner in economics, suggested two major areas of investments-education and Health, to uplift the country from the state of poverty, ill health, illeracy and unemployment ,into a modern financial, vibrant society. Accordingly both the U.G.C and state governments are investing massive funds into the development of educational infrastructure, like universities, quality – teaching personnel, educationalist are generating new venues of employment in the country, one of the basic question is that, frequently raised, whether all this investment and benefits are going to sections of society or whether they are reaching the under privileged and ignored sections of society or they are concerneded by a few privileged and advantageous groups.

ASHOK KUMAR .B. SURAPUR

2013-04-01

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Children's Literature in Traditional Arab Classrooms for Teaching English as a Foreign Language  

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Full Text Available This research has shown that the use of authentic children’s literature is an effective and motivating ESL classroom strategy. However, this study investigated the use of children’s stories in EFL elementary classrooms where the teaching methods are very traditional and the resources are limited. This study was carried out in an elementary school in an Arab town in Israel. Approximately a hundred fifth and sixth grade pupils filled in a questionnaire expressing their attitudes towards being taught through stories. Teacher trainees taught the classes, wrote reflections, filled in questionnaires and were observed by the researchers. This information has been collected and served as the data for the study. Results suggest that the use of this strategy is very positive and should be carefully considered by EFL teachers, EFL trainees and teacher educators.Keywords: children's stories, EFL teacher trainees, EFL pupils, traditional classrooms

Ruwaida Abu Rass

2010-02-01

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Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. Second Edition.  

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This updated second edition reflects developments in educational research and new information within the areas of language learning and instruction since the publication of the first edition in 1991. Its 75 essays assess the significance of research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts, controversies, and issues, while…

Flood, James, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed.; Squire, James R., Ed.; Jensen, Julie M., Ed.

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Non-Native Speakers Reach Higher Ground: A Study of Reciprocal Teaching's Effects on English Language Learners  

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English Language Learners are an ever-growing population in public school systems today. Consequently, the policies and procedures that schools are required to adhere to are not limited to language minority students. In order for teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learning students, they need to address their student's whole…

Armbrister, Ana Leonor

2010-01-01

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Learners Involvement in Materials Selection for Teaching English in Language Classroom at Aligarh Muslim University  

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Full Text Available The onset of the present paper throws light on materials selection and traditional outlook. Then the paper discusses four types of materials, more specifically, instructional, experiential, exploratory and elicitative materials and their use in language classroom. It discusses the role relationship between teachers, learners and materials in the present scenario at Aligarh Muslim University, keeping in consideration the requirements of the changing times. The paper aims to highlight the positive effects of learner’s involvement in Materials Selection process. The researcher has tried to analyze the findings on the basis of a questionnaire distributed among teachers and students at Undergraduate level. Some suggestions are recommended, on the basis of the findings from the data collected.

Sheema Fatima

2014-06-01

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Problems Of Teaching English And Its Solutions  

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Full Text Available English language has attained the status of an international language and is almost a world language today. It maintains its stronghold at the entry level of choosing one's career. English has the status of a second language in India. As it is a foreign language, learning becomes challenging because of non availability of enough authentic resources. Teaching students to be proficient in a new language especially English has become one of the greatest priorities as well as one of the greatest challenges. Students learning a new language need as much support as possible.

Mital Josephbhai Macwan

2012-01-01

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How to Teach Aural English More Effectively  

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Full Text Available As a means of communication, listening plays an important role in people’s life. In foreign language classroom, listening comprehension has never drawn the same attention of educators as it now does. So it is a vital importance to teach aural English more effectively. In view of present situation of aural English teaching and wrong ideas about it, the problems in traditional aural English teaching have been discussed, including monotonous pattern of teaching, ineffectiveness of teachers’ roles, students’ passivity, orientation at exams instead of students’ abilities and so forth. Then suggestions are presented on how to teach aural English more effectively: first, diversifying patterns of teaching should throw the emphasis on teaching in authentic environments and interaction between listening and other teaching activities; secondly, teachers should design listening activities for the class, build good interaction in the class and cultivate more creative methods in their teaching to change their ineffective roles; thirdly, students’ passive roles in class should also be modified by harmonizing their extrinsic motivations and intrinsic motivations; finally, the relationship between exams and development of abilities should be coordinated by using different strategies in different cases. Yet, there still exist a lot of problems in aural English teaching. For example, how to use authentic recordings in aural English teaching? Is it necessary to have audio equipment in order to train listening skills? And how to build the listeners’ confidence in listeners? etc. Therefore, there is still a long way to go for EFL educators.

Huan Huang

2009-08-01

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Language Training: English Training  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

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Language Training : English Training  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours (2 hours a week) Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) For further information, please contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Date and timetable will be fixed when there are sufficient participants enrolled. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 languag...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

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The Use of Native Language in L2 Teaching: A Case Study of English Department and Preparatory Year, Najran University, Saudi Arabia  

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Despite many ELT experts' opinions that while teaching a foreign language one should not use the mother tongue in the classroom, new researches show that sparing use of the mother tongue can be effective for the L2 learners. It is true that the 6- year compulsory English education of the school graduates of Saudi Arabia is not quite up to the…

Al-Dera, Abdullah Saad

2011-01-01

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PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES OF LEARNING THROUGH A SECOND LANGUAGE: THE CASE OF TEACHING OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN ENGLISH IN THE MALAYSIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS  

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Full Text Available In 2003, there was a significant change in the language policy in theMalaysian education system whereby the Malaysian government decidedto introduce English as a language medium to teach science andmathematics at all levels of the education system in stages. The aim of the policy was to arrest declining standards of English amongMalaysian students. The implementation of this policy was mostcontentious at the primary school level involving two different models of implementation: bilingual model for the Chinese primary school and maximum exposure model for the national school and the Tamil primary school. This paper examines the problems and challenges of implementing the policy of teaching science and mathematics in English in the Malaysian primary schools, which entails learning through a second language. It looks at some of the theoretical constructs pertaining to choice of language as well as learning through a second language. These theoretical constructs offer some perspective lights on the implementation of the policy of teaching science and mathematics in English in the Malaysian primary schools by highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. Based on these theoretical constructs, this paper posits the bilingual model adopted by the Chinese primary schools as a better model to facilitate learning through a second language during the earlyyears of schooling.

Tan Yao Sua

2007-01-01

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The English as a Foreign Language / Lingua Franca Debate: Sensitising Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Towards Teaching English as a Lingua Franca El debate del inglés como lengua extranjera o como lengua franca: sensibilización de docentes de inglés como lengua extranjera hacia la enseñanza del inglés como lengua franca  

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The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must nevertheles...

Gillian Mansfield; Franca Poppi

2012-01-01

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TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS THROUGH SONGS  

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Full Text Available Teaching English to Young Learners has become a trend nowadays. In every school, English is taught as one of the main subjects. In teaching young learners is not like teaching adults, children have their own way of learning. Since children like to play and have fun, the learning and teaching process should be suited with the nature of the children themselves. One of the forms of fun activities for children is through music, and songs are the common form of music that children know. Through this paper, the writer wants to show that through songs, children could enhance their language skills, such as speaking, listening and writing.

Yuliana Yuliana

2003-01-01

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Language Training: English Training  

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Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

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An Effective Role of E-Learning Technology For English Language Teaching By Using Meta Communication Actors  

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Meta communication plays a key role in foreign language learning and teaching. Broadly speaking, meta communication is communication about communication. Meta communication is something that goes beyond communication and all language learners and teachers should be familiar with its existence. It should be stressed that meta communication which accompanies any message is very powerful. In face to face writing lessons, the student can make emphasis on any point by utilizing larger fonts, capit...

Istifci, Ilknur; Lomidazde, Tamar; Demiray, Ugur

2011-01-01

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The English language  

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Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.Introducing English Language:is the foundational book in th

Mullany, Louise

2010-01-01

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Language Training: English Training  

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Language Training: English Training  

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If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an "application for training" form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz tel. 73127 language.training@cern.ch General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 1st March to 25 June 2004 (2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the Cern site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957.

2004-01-01

169

On the Teaching of English Listening  

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Full Text Available Language is a socializing tool. The fundamental purpose of English teaching is training the students to put English into practical social use. As the most common medium to acquire knowledge and develop a sensation for a language, accurate listening, is mandatory before accurate speaking. Only when the listener has listened to the instruction correctly, could the listener do according to the instruction; this demonstrates the social function of language.

Lu Yin

2012-02-01

170

Language Training: English  

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Oral Expression The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Timetable: Tuesday 11.30 to 13.30 Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken English. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. For registration and further information on these courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langu...

Françoise benz

2005-01-01

171

Language Training: English  

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Oral Expression The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Timetable: Tuesday 11.30 to 13.30 Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is designed for people with a good level of spoken English. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. For registration and further information on these courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mrs. Benz: Tel. 73127. FORMATION EN LANGUES LANGUAGE TRAINING Françoise Benz 73127 langua...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

172

The analysis of language competence and students’ needs in teaching English for medical purposes to students of medicine, dentistry and health care  

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Full Text Available Introduction. The paper deals with the analysis of the language competence of the students of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Care at the Medical School of Novi Sad University at the level of their basic language skills of general English and English for Medical Purposes. It also presents the analysis of students’ needs of these skills within the field of teaching English for Medical Purposes. Objectives. The aim of the study was to determine the level of students’ language skills, knowledge of general and medical vocabulary and of academic writing in English and to determine which of the skills have the greatest priority in teaching English for Medical Purposes. Materials and methods. The students were given a questionnaire and were asked to grade their language skills and knowledge of general and medical vocabulary and of academic writing on the scale from one to five. For the same skills, the students had to determine the level of priority in teaching English for Medical Purposes. Results. The results were given for each of the groups of students evaluated, and the average grade was calculated for all the skills. The students’ needs in terms of the priority of the evaluated skills were also presented in the same manner. Analysis. Students’ skills were analyzed according to the average grade acquired through the students’ self-evaluation. The distinction was made between the general language skills and the knowledge of medical vocabulary and academic writing. The analysis of needs was conducted with the same distinction in mind. The study groups were analyzed separately and the general common conclusions for all the groups were made. Conclusion. For a successful program of English for Medical Purposes, it is necessary to conduct ”the level of general language competence” test and to test the students’ needs beforehand. The difference in the level of knowledge between different study groups points to a need of a student oriented teaching program. The analysis of needs shows the importance of all language skills which have to be included in the course of teaching English for Medical Purposes.

Markovi? Vuk

2011-01-01

173

A Comparative Study Of The Use Of Infinitive In English And Albanian Language. Teaching English Grammar To Albanian Learners Based On A Comparison.  

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Full Text Available Today, interest in developing courses that provide interdisciplinary perspectives is increasing. In this way, we could obviously illustrate and give exact comparisons for our learners of English as a second language, in order to avoid their misconception and later incorrect usage of exact grammatical patterns. Thus a detailed study particularly upon the key patterns of each language, especially the correct usage of verbs, is necessary not even for the learner, but also for the teacher and especially for a linguist. The aim of this study is the correct usage and explanation of non-finite verbs for the learner of English as a second language. Teachers of all levels of English language have usually been confronted with this problem, while explaining grammar and trying to adjust the similarities and differences of English non-finites with the Albanian forms. This article focuses as well on the morphological and syntactical aspect and the structure of non-finite verbs within sentences in English and Albanian language, the problem of whether verbs are followed by the gerund or infinitive, especially in English but in a comparison to Albanian language and their equivalence. 

Artemisa Dralo

2013-09-01

174

Language Variation and the Implication for Language Teaching  

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Teaching English as a foreign language in China has many problems, among which the biggest one is students’ incompetence in language use. In order to help Chinese learners have a better idea of language use, this paper takes a sociolinguistic view at language variations and offers suggestions for language teaching.

Changjuan Zhan

2011-01-01

175

Problems of Teaching English to Amerindian Children in Guyana.  

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Describes phonology and grammar differences between Amerindian languages and English to show difficulties in teaching English as a second language to Amerindian children in Guyana. Suggests prerequisites and characteristics of English language teaching programs necessary for a well-grounded program. (BK)

Edwards, Walter F.

1981-01-01

176

Developing Academic Language in English Language Learners through Sheltered Instruction  

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This article describes a study examining the effects of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model instruction on the academic language performance of middle and high school English language learners. The SIOP model is an approach for teaching content curriculum to students learning through a new language. Teachers employ techniques…

Short, Deborah J.; Fidelman, Carolyn G.; Louguit, Mohammed

2012-01-01

177

Acquisition of Mathematical Language: Suggestions and Activities for English Language Learners  

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In this article, we describe aspects of mathematical language that could be problematic to English-language learners, provide recommendations for teaching English-language learners, and suggest activities intended to foster language development in mathematics. (Contains 1 figure.)

Cirillo, Michelle; Bruna, Katherine Richardson; Herbel-Eisenmann, Beth

2010-01-01

178

The Role of Reading in Improving Speaking Skill in the Context of Teaching English as a Foreign Language  

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Full Text Available Teaching foreign language is a challenging task; in language learning, speaking skill is considered a core productive part of learning. With this in mind, this article investigates how speaking can be made articulate and smooth. Furthermore, this article also determines the relationship between reading and speaking proficiency and extent to which teachers-led reading can affect students’ speaking performance. It is a known fact that lack of vocabulary makes learners stumbling and hesitant in speaking, because words precede communication ahead. In language learning hesitations/weakness in speaking can be overcome by encouraging learners to read a specific text. If teachers engage their students in worthwhile activities, such as providing appropriate and interesting reading texts in order to enable them to communicate what they have read. This article aims to reveal how reading gears speaking and reduces time in learning foreign language.

Faheem Akbar

2014-12-01

179

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards A Literacy Practices Approach for 6-12 Classrooms  

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As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It delineates a literacy practices and critical engagement curriculum framework for 6-12 English language arts education that explains and illustrates how the Standards' highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective tha

Beach, Richard; Webb, Allen

2012-01-01

180

Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Say? ATF Educational Issues Research Brief Number 14  

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This policy brief describes the ongoing debates over the most appropriate methods for educating students, the need for stronger research into the educational attainment of English language learners (ELLs) and recommendations for developing quality programs for ELLs. The National Research Council (NRC) recommends that schools seek to implement…

American Federation of Teachers, 2002

2002-01-01

181

Utilising fiction to promote English language acquisition  

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The teaching of English in the United Arab Emirates is based upon the communicative approach and aims to enable EFL students to employ language skills for communication purposes, as appropriate. Personal experience and the author's colleagues' observations, however, reveal that a number of EFL university students fail to achieve adequate communicative competence, which, in turn, does not qualify them to exploit the foreign language of English as required by their curricula as well as by today...

Alami, Suhair Al

2013-01-01

182

La enseñanza del inglés en las ciencias médicas: su repercusión social / The teaching of English Language in Medical Studies: its social repercussion  

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Full Text Available SciELO Cuba | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Se hizo un estudio con el método de revisión bibliográfica sobre la enseñanza del Inglés en los Centros de Educación Médica Superior (CEMS), en la que se analizaron artículos sobre la revolución científico-técnica y las nuevas tecnologías al servicio de la sociedad, y sobre cómo la universidad se ha [...] insertado en este nuevo universo, desempeñando un papel clave, desde múltiples aristas, en lo académico, científico, profesional y cultural. Se ha tomado en cuenta la pertinencia, calidad e internacionalización de la enseñanza del idioma inglés, así como la preparación de los profesionales de la salud en el idioma inglés para su ejercicio profesional tanto dentro como fuera del país. La enseñanza del inglés, por su importancia, ha sido contemplada en los planes de estudio en las universidades médicas; la que va desde la traducción de artículos científicos, la comunicación personal y profesional en misiones internacionalistas y la discusión de los resultados de las investigaciones, entre otras; así se creó el fundamento teórico de este trabajo cuyo objetivo es caracterizar la enseñanza de este idioma en los Centros de Enseñanza Médica Superior, desde el pregrado y su profundización en el posgrado. Conocer y dominar el inglés ha facilitado a los investigadores y expertos utilizar la tecnología y ponerla en función de sus necesidades profesionales y personales. Abstract in english A study using the method of literature review on the subject of English Language was conducted in Higher Medical Educational Centers, where the articles about scientific-technical revolution and the new technologies to the service of society were analyzed, as well as how the university falls within [...] this new universe performing a key role from multiple points: academic, scientific, professional and cultural. Pertinence, quality and universalization of the English Language teaching was taken into account; moreover the training of health professionals in this foreign language inside and out of the country. English Language teaching, due to its importance, has been included in the syllabus of the medical universities, covering from the translation of scientific articles, to the professional and personal communication in medical international missions and discussion of the results of the researches, among others; this way the theoretical basis of this research was created with the purpose of characterizing the teaching of English Language in Higher Medical Educational Centers, from the pre-graduate and its deepening in postgraduate levels. Learning and mastering English Language has provided researchers and experts with the use of the technology to solve professional and personal needs.

María Teresa, Valdés Linares; Sisely, González Valdés; Idania, Díaz Cabeza; Aniuska, Verdayes Vives; Luis Manuel, Díaz Lobo.

2010-09-01

183

English language knowledge for secondary teachers  

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If teachers are to successfully develop their students' English language skills it is vital that they overcome any existing lack of confidence and training in grammar and language concepts. Language Knowledge for Secondary Teachers is an accessible book aiming to equip secondary teachers with the knowledge they need to teach language effectively. It clearly explains the essential concepts for language study, introduces the terminology needed for 'talking about language' and shows how this knowledge can be applied to the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This

Ross, Alison

2013-01-01

184

Situating language at the centre of journalism training: The case for broadening the spheres of English teaching and learning in Journalism training institutions in Ghana  

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Full Text Available This paper derives its impetus from the consensus today that the media play an indispensable role in
democratic governance for sustained development. The media foster, most importantly, accountability,
transparency, rule of law, respect for human rights, and civic participation, which are vital in securing the
economic well-being of a people. Language, as the main vehicle that drives communication or journalistic
imperatives to the consumer”, thus becomes a critical factor.
The focus here is on the effective and appropriate use of English (Ghana’s official language in
newspapers in Ghana. It is argued that the majority of newspapers display linguistic ineptitude, thereby
weakening their capacity to package and make development-oriented messages accessible to the reader.
Specifically, the majority of newspapers present news in grammatically faulty and semantically confusing
constructions that blur meaning. Thus, through a comparative study of the English and English-related
courses in four journalism training institutions in Ghana and the English provisions in the latest UNESCO
journalism curricula for Africa (2007, the study shows that English competence appears to be taken for
granted in the training institutions.
This paper therefore argues for journalism education in Ghana to focus on helping trainee journalists to
acquire English language competency. A more worthwhile complement will be to de-emphasise the
“core” journalism or media knowledge and skills students are made to focus all their attention on in the
schools and rather emphasise English use and usage. The paper suggests a reorganisation of English
studies including institutional structure, curriculum and syllabus development, infrastructure, teaching,
and learning methodology as ways of broadening English language pedagogy to produce the calibre of
journalists who can really champion the democratic and developmental aspirations of Ghana and Africa.

Modestus Fosu

2011-11-01

185

Cambridge IGCSE english as a second language  

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Revised edition for the 2015 syllabus offering the easiest and most cost effective way to teach both the speaking and listening components with one set of books covering two years and free digital material. This title has been written for the revised Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510 and 0511) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013. ? Prepares students for their exams with a focus on assessed language features, such as inference, opinion and attitude. ? Develops language abilities at an appropriate pace with extra interactive tests on a free CD-ROM. We are working with Cambr

Reynolds, John

2014-01-01

186

PEDAGOGIC ISSUES FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH  

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 The article dwells upon pedagogical issues for teaching Business English. Considered are the peculiarities of BE syllabus, which depends on the learners’ needs; language proficiency and skills requirements for BE teachers, the balance of training time to be spent on input and output; feedback on learners’ performance, flexibility of the trainer etc.

Vakoulenko, T. A.

2005-01-01

187

English for Occupational Purposes One Language?  

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English for Occupational Purposes examines the field of teaching English in occupational settings as a particular instance of general workplace training and development. It is the first book to unite scholarship on workplace English with general training. The book uses case studies and surveys from various occupational contexts to ask whether English for Occupational Purposes and general training use the same language in articulating their curricular and instructional development. The main focus of the study is on business organizations, specifically in South Korea, where English has become an

Kim, Dan

2008-01-01

188

Language Training: English Training  

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La prochaine session se déroulera du 04 octobre 2004 au 11 février 2005 (interruption de 3 semaines à Noël). Ces cours s'adressent à toute personne travaillant au CERN ainsi qu'à leur conjoint. Pour vous inscrire et voir tout le détail des cours proposés, consultez nos pages Web : http://cern.ch/Training Vous pouvez aussi contacter M. Liptow, tél. 72957. General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants ...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

189

Language Training: English Courses  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 28 February to 24 June 2005 (2/3 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957. Oral Expression The next session will take place from March to June 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from March to June 2005. Th...

Françoise Benz

2005-01-01

190

Language Training: English Courses  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 28 February to 24 June 2005 (2/3 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957. Oral Expression The next session will take place from March to June 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from March to June 2005. T...

Françoise Benz

2005-01-01

191

Language Training - English Training  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Nathalie Dumeaux, tel. 78144. Oral Expression The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to enhance their speaking skills. There will be on average of 8 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is designed for people w...

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2009-01-01

192

Language Training - English Training  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place: from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Nathalie Dumeaux, tel. 78144. Oral Expression The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to enhance their speaking skills. There will be an average of 8 participants per class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays, etc., depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 30 hours Price: 660 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from 2nd March to end of June 2009 (1/2 weeks break at Easter). This course is designed for people ...

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2009-01-01

193

La enseñanza del inglés en las ciencias médicas: su repercusión social The teaching of English Language in Medical Studies: its social repercussion  

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Full Text Available Se hizo un estudio con el método de revisión bibliográfica sobre la enseñanza del Inglés en los Centros de Educación Médica Superior (CEMS, en la que se analizaron artículos sobre la revolución científico-técnica y las nuevas tecnologías al servicio de la sociedad, y sobre cómo la universidad se ha insertado en este nuevo universo, desempeñando un papel clave, desde múltiples aristas, en lo académico, científico, profesional y cultural. Se ha tomado en cuenta la pertinencia, calidad e internacionalización de la enseñanza del idioma inglés, así como la preparación de los profesionales de la salud en el idioma inglés para su ejercicio profesional tanto dentro como fuera del país. La enseñanza del inglés, por su importancia, ha sido contemplada en los planes de estudio en las universidades médicas; la que va desde la traducción de artículos científicos, la comunicación personal y profesional en misiones internacionalistas y la discusión de los resultados de las investigaciones, entre otras; así se creó el fundamento teórico de este trabajo cuyo objetivo es caracterizar la enseñanza de este idioma en los Centros de Enseñanza Médica Superior, desde el pregrado y su profundización en el posgrado. Conocer y dominar el inglés ha facilitado a los investigadores y expertos utilizar la tecnología y ponerla en función de sus necesidades profesionales y personales.A study using the method of literature review on the subject of English Language was conducted in Higher Medical Educational Centers, where the articles about scientific-technical revolution and the new technologies to the service of society were analyzed, as well as how the university falls within this new universe performing a key role from multiple points: academic, scientific, professional and cultural. Pertinence, quality and universalization of the English Language teaching was taken into account; moreover the training of health professionals in this foreign language inside and out of the country. English Language teaching, due to its importance, has been included in the syllabus of the medical universities, covering from the translation of scientific articles, to the professional and personal communication in medical international missions and discussion of the results of the researches, among others; this way the theoretical basis of this research was created with the purpose of characterizing the teaching of English Language in Higher Medical Educational Centers, from the pre-graduate and its deepening in postgraduate levels. Learning and mastering English Language has provided researchers and experts with the use of the technology to solve professional and personal needs.

María Teresa Valdés Linares

2010-09-01

194

Pedagogical Implications to Teaching English Writing  

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Full Text Available English, as an international language, takes such a position in foreign language teaching and learning in China. As we all know that the ultimate purpose of language teaching is to cultivate students’ communicative ability including not only the oral ability, but also the writing ability. However, teaching of English writing is far from satisfactory, and many students still have a great difficulty in writing English composition. They find it hard to express their ideas and feeling freely and fluently, also they make many mistakes in vocabulary and grammar. Even though there are few grammar mistakes in the composition, it still seems more or less odd when read by native speakers. Teachers should make corresponding changes of the emphasis and pedagogy in their teaching and thus provide the most effective way to ease the students in the writing process and motivate them to write. The aim of this paper is to provide pedagogical implications to help the students to improve their English writing competence.

Fushan Sun

2010-11-01

195

Language Training: English  

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If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an 'application for training' form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. Oral Expression The next session will take place from January to March 2005. This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Timetable: Tuesday 11.30 to 13.30 Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from Januar...

Françoise Benz

2005-01-01

196

Language Training: English Training  

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If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please discuss with your supervisor and apply electronically directly from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an 'application for training' form available from your Divisional Secretariat or from your DTO (Divisional Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order of their receipt. General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from 04 October 2004 to 11 February 2005 (3 weeks break at Christmas). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow, tel. 72957. Oral Expression This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be approximately 8 participants in...

Françoise Benz

2004-01-01

197

On Differences between General English Teaching and Business English Teaching  

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With the accelerating rate of globalization, business exchanges are carried out cross the border, as a result there is a growing demand for talents professional both in English and Business. We can see that at present Business English courses are offered by many language schools i...

Wenzhong Zhu; Fang Liao

2008-01-01

198

Productive Language Use with IT'S ENGLISH  

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Based on the results of a study in 1989, a new Computer-Assisted Instruction program for foreign language teaching of English has been developed. Main features of this program are the communicative approach, a 70, 000 word dictionary, sound and a syntactic parser.An evaluation study was carried out to explore the possibilities of this program. Four groups of eight students from two schools using different methods for teaching English used the program for 8 weeks. The aim of this study was to ...

Kanselaar, G.; Jaspers, J. G. M.; Kok, W. A. M.

1993-01-01

199

‘There’s a hippo on my stoep’: Constructions of English second language teaching and learners in the new National Senior Certificate  

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Full Text Available The focus of this paper is an analysis of the conceptualisation of language teaching and the construction of learners in the new National Senior Certificate grade 12 curriculum and examinations taken by students for whom English is an additional language. The paper examines the values, attitudes and beliefs, as well as the required levels of cognitive engagement and notions of reading and writing. The authors argue that the curriculum represents a significant improvement on the previous version. However, there is a considerable mismatch between the Curriculum Statement and the examination papers. The curriculum emphasis on the role of language as a tool for critical, independent thinking is not evident in the examination papers, which reinforce traditional gender norms and essentialised notions of Africa. The examination papers are cognitively undemanding, requiring only the most basic understandings of texts. The authors argue that, by making it possible to pass at a very basic level, the examination system in effect obscures the contradiction that although the majority of learners have to use English as a first language across the curriculum, the language itself is taught as a second language.

Moeain Arend

2011-09-01

200

Research methods for English language teachers  

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This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice. It covers qualitative and quantitative methodology and includes sections on observation, introspection, diary studies, experiments, interviews, questionnaires, numerical techniques and case study research. Each method is illustrated with examples in language teaching contexts, and techniques of data collection and analysis are introduced. The authors focus particularly on research in the classroom, on tests, materials, the

McDonough, Jo

2014-01-01

201

English as the Language of International Business Communication  

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In teaching business communication, instructors usually can take for granted that English is the language of business communication in a globalised world. Even in a multicultural and multilinguistic country such as Malaysia, the assumption that English is the language to use is shared by those who manage programs, those who teach, and students.…

Kuiper, Alison

2007-01-01

202

The Application of English-Chinese Comparison to Culture Teaching  

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This thesis is a tentative endeavor to employ English-Chinese comparison to culture teaching so as to help English learners overcome negative transfer from their native culture and learn more idiomatic English.
Key words: the English language, the Chinese language, comparison, culture teaching
Résumé: Cet essai tente d’employer la comparaison anglais-chinois à l’enseignement de culture afin d’ai...

Zhu, Qiu-juan

2006-01-01

203

English as a Foreign Language, Globalisation and Conceptual Questioning  

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This text discusses the locus of English in globalisation discourses. Assuming that languages constitute discursive formations informing ways of knowing, discourses of English as a global language (EGL) are positioned in relation to teaching English as a foreign language in the "glocal" scene. We draw on post-colonial theories and critical…

Jordao, Clarissa Menezes

2009-01-01

204

Multimedia College English Teaching: Defects and Countermeasures  

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Full Text Available It is a widely accepted belief among college English teachers who have tried Multimedia college teaching that college English teaching under the circumstance of Multimedia makes the English classroom a fascinating place. However, the defects of Multimedia college English teaching are born with its advantages over traditional college English teaching. The present writer intends to make an analysis of its defects and provide feasible countermeasures.

Chuanzhen Wu

2011-08-01

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Trabalho escolar com vocabulário em relatórios de estágios supervisionados em ensino de língua inglesa / Schoolwork with vocabulary in supervised internship reports in english language teaching  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese A partir da teoria lexical, identificamos e descrevemos alguns exercícios didáticos que focalizam a aquisição e ampliação do vocabulário em aulas de Língua Inglesa no contexto de instrução formal na disciplina de estágio supervisionado em Ensino de Língua Inglesa. Tais exercícios didáticos são utili [...] zados por alunos-mestre na prática de estágio nas escolas-campo. A análise dos dados mostrou que o ensino do vocabulário nos dados analisados ocorre de forma isolada, sem considerar o contexto de leitura de textos autênticos. O estudo do vocabulário específico voltado para a compreensão leitora geralmente não ocorre. Abstract in english Based on lexical theory, this study identified and described didactic exercises that focus on vocabulary acquisition and improvement in English classes in the subject of supervised English teaching practice. Such exercises are used by student-teachers in their internship practice at schools. The ana [...] lysis of data has shown that the teaching of vocabulary occurs as an isolated practice, without takink into consideration the reading context of authentic texts. The study of specific vocabulary focused on reading comprehension does not usually occur.

Lívia Chaves de, Melo; Karylleila dos Santos, Andrade; Wagner Rodrigues, Silva.

2012-06-01

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English Language, Linguistics and Literature.  

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This collection contains selected readings of Ccassical writings for linguistic theory, literature history, and applications of the English language in documents from the early beginnings to the 20th century.

Haase, Fee

2009-01-01

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"English for the Global": Discourses in/of English-Language Voluntourism  

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Drawing upon the notion of hyperglobalism and critical perspectives on English as an international language, this study examines the ways in which English language teaching via volunteer tourism (i.e. English-language voluntourism) is represented and legitimated as an altruistic practice among organizational sponsors and in the talk of current and…

Jakubiak, Cori

2012-01-01

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Identity-Forming Discourses: A Critical Discourse Analysis on Policy Making Processes Concerning English Language Teaching in Colombia  

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Full Text Available This article addresses a critical problem about asymmetrical power relationships and uneven conditions in English language education exerted via identity shaping discourses in the document Educación: Visión 2019 issued by the Colombian Ministry of National Education. The study follows the critical discourse analysis method. It characterizes discursive strategies which, in turn, unveil power structures, means of control, and subject positioning of submission and dominance inherent in three main categories: Being bilingual, being successful, and being Colombian. It concludes that discourses are being strategically employed by the Colombian Ministry of National Education to change or preserveideologies and to widen gaps between socio-economic groups to protect the interests of only a small segment of the population.Este reporte postula una problemática de relaciones desequilibradas de dominio, poder, control y de la desproporcionada distribución de recursos en la enseñanza del inglés en Colombia, lo cual es perpetrado por discursos que moldean la identidad, en el documento Educación: Visión 2019 publicado por el Ministerio de Educación Nacional de Colombia. El estudio sigue los principios del análisis crítico del discurso. Esta investigación caracteriza estrategias discursivas que a su vez develan estructuras de poder, medios de control, y posicionamiento de sumisión y dominio en tres categorías: ser bilingüe, ser exitoso y ser colombiano. El estudio sugiere que el Ministerio de Educación Nacional está empleando discursos para manipular ideologías y generar inequidad entre grupos sociales en tanto que protege los intereses de un segmento de la población exclusivamente. 

Escobar Alméciga Wilder Yesid

2013-04-01

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Some Aspects of the Teaching of English in Viet Nam.  

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In regard to the teaching of English, which is replacing French as a foreign language, Viet Nam presents some unique aspects and some individual problems. More secondary school students are selecting English as their foreign language choice; English departments in the universities are expanding rapidly; the teacher shortage is increasing. One…

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Un currículo interdisciplinario de base teórica para enseñar inglés como segunda lengua / An Interdisciplinary Theory-Based ESL Curriculum to Teach English as a Second Language  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Para los inmigrantes hispanos de los Estados Unidos (EEUU) aprender inglés (L2) es considerado necesario para progresar y funcionar en la sociedad, y hay una gran demanda de clases de inglés como segunda lengua o English as a Second Language (ESL). A pesar del reconocido beneficio individual y socia [...] l de los programas de ESL, todavía se debe potenciar la investigación de estrategias educativas eficaces en los diferentes aspectos del aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua. Este artículo describe una estrategia pedagógica de base teórica incorporada en un currículo de ESL para hispanos inmigrantes adultos en la frontera entre EEUU y México. Igualmente el presente artículo describe la implementación y evaluación del currículo mediante métodos cuantitativos y cualitativos. Los resultados cuantitativos indican que los participantes mejoraron significativamente su nivel de L2. Además, los resultados cualitativos sugieren que los participantes recibieron satisfactoriamente tanto el contenido como la metodología pedagógica del currículo, y en general declararon haber tenido una experiencia positiva con la clase. Este trabajo podría servir de modelo para la enseñanza de una segunda lengua para adultos. Abstract in english Among Hispanic immigrants in the United States (US), learning English is considered necessary for economic and social achievement. As a consequence, there is a high demand for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Despite the recognized benefits of ESL programs, both at the individual and soci [...] al levels, more research is needed to identify education strategies that effectively promote all aspects of learning English as a second language. This article describes an ESL curriculum that incorporates a theory-based pedagogical approach specifically designed for immigrant Hispanic adults on the US-Mexico border region. The article also describes the implementation of the curriculum as well as the results of the evaluation, which was conducted using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Quantitative results indicate that the participants significantly improved their English proficiency (L2). Qualitative results suggest that participants were positively impacted by both the content and pedagogical approaches used by the curriculum. Their experience with the ESL class was positive in general. It can be concluded that the curriculum achieved its objective. This approach could serve as a model for second language teaching for adults.

Brenda O, Fuentes; Francisco, Soto Mas; Erika, Mein; Holly E., Jacobson.

2011-07-01

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La “paranoia constructiva” aplicada a la educación (El caso de la enseñanza-aprendizaje del inglés / “Constructive Paranoia” Applied to Education (The Case of English Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza el concepto de la paranoia constructiva que plantea el escritor y periodista Andrés Oppenheimer para incentivar el desarrollo de América Latina. A la luz de ese concepto, se cuestiona la eficacia actual de la enseñanza del idioma inglés, en particular, y lo que deberá hacerse para obtener resultados más satisfactorios. Se concluye con una propuesta de reestructuración en el enfoque, el currículo y la metodología en la enseñanza del idioma.This paper analyzes the concept of constructive paranoia stated by journalist and author Andrés Oppenheimer to promote development in Latin America. Based on that concept, this paper discusses the effectiveness of current English Language Teaching, particularly, as well as what should be done in order to obtain better results. As a conclusion, a re-structure of approach, curriculum and methodology in teaching the language is proposed.Recibido 21 de noviembre de 2011 • Corregido 25 de mayo de 2012 • Aceptado 28 de junio de 2012

Luis Guillermo Barrantes Montero

2012-08-01

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Teaching English in the Workplace.  

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A guide to program planning and administration of instruction in EWP (English as a second language (ESL) in the workplace combined with varying degrees of general ESL/orientation information) is intended for management and union representatives, EWP coordinators, and ESL administrators as well as teachers. Its primary purposes are to bring…

Belfiore, Mary Ellen; Burnaby, Barbara

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Optimization of Multimedia English Teaching in Context Creation  

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Full Text Available Using multimedia to create a context to teach English has its unique advantages. This paper explores the characteristics of multimedia and integrates how to use multimedia to optimize the context of English teaching as its purpose. In this paper, eight principles, specifically Systematization, Authenticity, Appropriateness, Interactivity, Coordination, Pluralism, Intelligibility, and Penetrability, are summarized to fulfill this purpose. Through using multimedia and the creation of context in optimizing English language teaching, the study also hopes to improve students’ competence in thinking and practicing, which can be adopted to provide an effective method of using multimedia in English teaching and learning.

Weiyan Yang

2008-11-01

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Investigation of automated language teaching  

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This paper investigates computer assisted language learning and teaching through the various aspects: choice of language teaching methods to implement into software, mnemonical evaluation of various language learning programs and accessibility. Various language learning methods‘ software implementations are analysed, among them are: Communicative method, Pimsleur method and learning system, Audio-lingual method, Grammar-Translation method, Spaced repetition and language curve. Later various...

Reveltas, Ke?stutis

2008-01-01

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Ensino da Língua Inglesa: contribuições da fonética, fonologia e do processamento auditivo / English Language Teaching: phonetics, phonology and auditory processing contributions  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese TEMA: inter-relação da fonética, fonologia e processamento auditivo no ensino da Língua Inglesa. OBJETIVOS: verificar se o contato prévio com o sistema fonético da Língua Inglesa favorece o aprendizado geral desta língua em falantes do Português como segunda língua (L2), e verificar o desempenho dos [...] participantes em um teste do processamento auditivo anterior e posterior ao ensino da L2. MÉTODO: participaram oito estudantes universitários que estudaram a Língua Inglesa somente no ensino médio, divididos em dois grupos: grupo controle - submetido apenas ao curso de Inglês - e grupo experimental - submetido à aulas de fonética da língua inglesa anteriores ao curso de Inglês. Os participantes foram submetidos ao teste de processamento auditivo e a um teste oral em inglês (Oral Test) antes e após as aulas. Foram analisados os dados dos testes anteriores e posteriores às aulas. RESULTADOS: estes foram expressos estatisticamente por meio do teste t student e mostraram que não houve diferença nos testes entre os grupos. Os escores indicaram melhor atuação do grupo controle ao responder as perguntas em Inglês no Oral Test. Houve melhor execução do grupo experimental no processamento auditivo após ser submetido às aulas de fonética e ao curso de Inglês. CONCLUSÃO: o conhecimento prévio básico da língua inglesa não favoreceu o aprendizado geral (melhora na pronúncia) da segunda língua do grupo como um todo, mas melhorou a capacidade de processamento temporal no teste realizado. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: interrelation of phonetics, phonology and auditory processing in English Language Teaching. AIM: to determine whether prior contact with English phonetics favors general learning of this language (L2), i.e. second language, in Portuguese speakers; to verify performance of these individua [...] ls in an auditory processing test prior to and after being taught L2. METHOD: participants of the study were eight college students who had only studied English in high school. These participants were divided into two groups: control group - were only enrolled in English classes; experimental group - were enrolled in English phonetic classes prior to their enrollment in English classes. Participants were submitted to an auditory processing test and to an oral test in English (Oral Test) prior to and after the classes. Data were analyzed in the same way, i.e. prior to and after the classes. RESULTS: these were expressed statistically by T-Student's test. Analyses indicated no difference in performance between groups. Scores indicated better performance of the control group for answering questions in English in the Oral Test. The experimental group had better performance in the auditory processing test after being enrolled to English phonetic classes and English course. CONCLUSION: prior basic knowledge of English did not enhance general learning (improvement in pronunciation) of the second language, however, it improved the ability of temporal processing in the used test.

Letícia Maria Martins, Araújo; Mariza Ribeiro, Feniman; Fernanda Ribeiro Pinto de, Carvalho; Simone Aparecida, Lopes-Herrera.

2010-09-01

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The English as a Foreign Language / Lingua Franca Debate: Sensitising Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Towards Teaching English as a Lingua Franca / El debate del inglés como lengua extranjera o como lengua franca: sensibilización de docentes de inglés como lengua extranjera hacia la enseñanza del inglés como lengua franca  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: English Abstract in spanish Debido a los procesos de globalización, la función del inglés como herramienta internacional o como lengua franca para la comunicación exige un replanteamiento de la enseñanza del inglés como idioma extranjero. En este artículo se presenta un estudio empírico llevado a cabo en un contexto universita [...] rio italiano que pretende mostrar cómo los docentes deberían desempeñar actividades para facilitar el reconocimiento de otras variedades del inglés que, al no ser utilizadas como modelos de evaluación y certificación lingüística, exigen en cambio una mayor atención en el escenario global. En la práctica, esto puede realizarse analizando un corpus específico de textos periodísticos en inglés chino y llevando a cabo actividades sencillas de concordancias. Abstract in english The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers [...] should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must nevertheless boast a relevant place in the global scenario. This can be achieved in practical terms by interrogating an expressly made corpus of Chinese English news texts and carrying out simple concordance activities.

Gillian, Mansfield; Franca, Poppi.

2012-04-01

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Urban Negro Speech: Sociolinguistic Factors Affecting English Teaching  

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Discusses the use of second language teaching methods in teaching English to urban Negro children. This article appears in "The Florida FL Reporter special anthology issue, "Linguistic-Cultural Differences and American Education, and has been reprinted from R. Shuy, ed. "Social Dialects and Language Learning (1965). (FWB)

Stewart, William A.

1969-01-01

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Teacher Trainees’ Use of Computer-Mediated Tasks in Teaching English as a Second Language: A Preliminary Study  

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This study is to identify the level of use of technology-mediated tasks amongst teacher trainees during their teaching practicum. This article reports a survey conducted with 63 teacher trainees and a semi-structured interview conducted with nine lecturers in a TESL programme at a Malaysian university. The result of the quantitative and qualitative tools revealed that the majority of the teacher trainees had positive perceptions towards the use of computer-mediated tasks. The thematic anal...

Misrah Hamisah Mohamed; Mohamed Amin Embi

2013-01-01

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION  

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The process of globalization that accelerated during the last decade of the twentieth century is generally associated with easier and increased cross-border capital flows, trade, and integration of world markets. There had been another globalizing influence quietly taking hold and spreading through the twentieth century which has been continuing to do so in the twenty-first too that is the English language. English emerged as the lingua franca of the world in the twentieth century, and promis...

Krupa Sheela, S.

2013-01-01

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On the Practice Teaching of English Reading  

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Full Text Available The main task of practice teaching of English Reading is to train students’ independent reading ability and good reading habits. Extra-curricular reading of English literature and English newspapers and magazines plays an active role in improving English reading ability. The principle of selecting reading materials, the scope of selection and the organization of teaching are essential to effective practice teaching. The practice teaching of English Reading can not only cultivate among the students a self-learning ability, but also allow students to expand horizons through a wide range of extra-curricular reading, and learn more about the society and culture of the nations related to teaching.

Yonghong Gao

2009-08-01

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATION  

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Full Text Available The process of globalization that accelerated during the last decade of the twentieth century is generally associated with easier and increased cross-border capital flows, trade, and integration of world markets. There had been another globalizing influence quietly taking hold and spreading through the twentieth century which has been continuing to do so in the twenty-first too that is the English language. English emerged as the lingua franca of the world in the twentieth century, and promises to grow in that stature in the twenty-first. Its presence is overwhelming: in education, business, research, science and technology, entertainment, the Internet, and almost every other sphere of human engagement. According to estimates, it is spoken by some two billion people at various levels of fluency around the world, including 380 million native speakers (people in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, and Australia, and those who learn it as a second or foreign language. Even though, in numbers, this is just about a third of the world's population, the geographical and domain spread of English is greater than that of any other language. In a sense, English is being globalized as well as acting as a globalizer (Betty Kirkpatrick : 2005.This paper cites how English Language is becoming a source of competitive advantage in the new age knowledge economy, keeping in view the imperial pursuits and spread of culture as well as an employability

S.KRUPA SHEELA

2013-03-01

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Sprachbezogene und mitteilungsbezogene Kommunikation im Englischunterricht (Language-Related and Information-Related Communication in Teaching English)  

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"Language-related" refers mainly to teacher-guided communication, aimed at revealing the progress of language learning. "Information-related" communication, a two-way process, refers to all other speech intentions. Suggestions are given for stimulating spontaneous use of information-related materials. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Black, Colin; Butzkamm, Wolfgang

1977-01-01

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Libras no ensino de inglês mediado pelas novas tecnologias: desafios e possibilidades / "Libras" (Brazilian Sign Language) in the Technology-Mediated Teaching of English: Challenges and Possibilities  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Este estudo investiga a perspectiva de professores, intérpretes e alunos sobre o ensino de inglês mediado pelo uso das novas tecnologias e da Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras) em uma escola pública inclusiva, a fim de identificar os desafios enfrentados por eles nesse contexto e apontar possíveis [...] formas de superá-los. Os dados foram gerados através de questionários, entrevistas, grupo focal, diário de pesquisa e gravação de aulas em vídeo. As aulas analisadas foram ministradas para uma turma de sétimo ano na sala de informática. Através da análise qualitativa dos dados, os desafios e as possibilidades observados foram agrupados em quatro núcleos de significado: (1) a mediação de três línguas: Libras, português e inglês; (2) a mediação do intérprete de Libras; (3) o professor e o uso de Libras; (4) a mediação da tecnologia. Abstract in english This exploratory study investigates teachers', interpreters' and students' views about the teaching of English with the mediation of new technologies and of Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) in an inclusive public school in order to identify the challenges faced by the participants in such a context [...] and point out possible ways of overcoming them. Data were generated through questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, research diaries, and video recordings of lessons. The analyzed lessons were taught to a seventh grade class in the school's computer room. Through qualitative data analysis, the challenges and possibilities observed were grouped in four meaning categories: (1) the mediation of three languages: Libras, Portuguese, and English; (2) the mediation of the Libras interpreter; (3) the teacher and the use of Libras; (4) the mediation of technology.

Kátia Cristina do Amaral, Tavares; Ana Paula Pires de, Oliveira.

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An analysis of lesson plan design for teaching ESL learners with limited English language proficiency / B. Slater  

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According to the Constitution of South Africa (1996), as well as the Schools Act of South Africa (1996), everyone has the right to education in the language of their choice. The advantage of being educated in one’s home language is a well-known and accepted as a demonstrated fact (Oosthuizen, Rossouw & De Wet, 2004:22). Unfortunately, Oosthuizen et al. (2004:22) remark that the biggest problem in education today, is that home language education cannot be given to everyone in South Africa. A...

Slater, Brenche

2011-01-01

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A Description of Turkish-English Phonology for Teaching English in Turkey  

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The use of English as an international language has resulted inevitably in a blending of English and the first languages of the users. One particular consequence of this contact has been the creation of a system involving the phonemic features of the two languages, one such variety being Turkish-English phonology. The objective of this article is to provide Turkish teachers of English with a description of realistic and at the same time intelligible pronunciation for teaching and testing purp...

C?eli?k, Mehmet

2008-01-01

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On the Practice Teaching of English Reading  

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The main task of practice teaching of English Reading is to train students’ independent reading ability and good reading habits. Extra-curricular reading of English literature and English newspapers and ...

Yonghong Gao

2009-01-01

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SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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After discussing the ties between language teaching and second language acquisition research, the present paper reviews the role that second language acquisition research has played on two recent pedagogical proposals. First, communicative language teaching, advocated in the early eighties, in which focus on the code was excluded, and then the more recent research-based proposals of integrating some degree of focus on form in meaning-based curricula. Following Ellis (1998), four macro-options...

Elsa Tragant; Carmen Muñoz

2004-01-01

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The Relationship between Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement in the Teaching of English as A Foreign Language  

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Research on second and foreign language learning suggests that the expectations that teachers form for their students can often have an impact on students’ behavior and achievement. Some teachers tend to convey differential expectations to students, which appear to have self-fu...

Iakovos Tsiplakides; Areti Keramida

2010-01-01

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Issues in Supporting the Teaching of Reading in English as a Second Language to Arabic-Speaking Children  

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In this paper, I argue that in-service language-teacher education programs should consider all elements of the linguistic, geographical and cultural context of the teachers the course is designed for, and respond to this context in a constructivist way in program design and implementation. Using qualitative case-study data, I focused on the…

Wyatt, Mark

2012-01-01

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More than Numbers: Teaching ELLs Mathematical Language in Primary Grades  

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Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) academics while they are acquiring English language skills is a challenge for teachers. This action research examines the use of Response To Intervention (RTI) in teaching ELLs mathematical language and its effect on students' math achievement in primary grades. It shows that when mathematical language

Sistla, Michelle; Feng, Jay

2014-01-01

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Pragmatik und Englischunterricht: Ein Beitrag zur Rezeption der Sprechakttheorie in der Fachdidaktik (Pragmatics and English Teaching: A Contribution to the Reception of the Speech-Act Theory in the Pedagogy of Foreign Language Teaching).  

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Taking as an example the reception of the Anglo-Saxon speech-act theory, it is shown how foreign language teaching in Germany has dealt with the ideas suggested by linguistics and the philosophy of language in setting and justifying teaching goals, in choosing and shaping teaching materials, and in methodology. (IFS/WGA)

Mann, Renate

1979-01-01

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The impact of teachers' limited english proficiency on english second language learners in South African schools  

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The importance of the role of language in teacher education programmes and in children's learning is crucial. This study focuses on the use of English as the language of learning and teaching and its impact on the language development of English second language (ESL) student teachers and ESL learners. Against the background of major theories in second language (L2) acquisition and learning, this topic is contextualized within the South African education system. An empirical inquiry was carrie...

Norma Nel*; Heléne Müller

2010-01-01

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A Role for English Language Teachers in Trauma Healing  

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Because English language teachers should take into account the social-psychological situation of the students they teach, they must be sensitive to the effects of traumatic stress among learners. Refugee and immigrant children are frequently survivors of trauma, along with their peers in crisis-torn English as a foreign language settings around…

Medley, Michael

2012-01-01

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The Application of English-Chinese Comparison to Culture Teaching  

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This thesis is a tentative endeavor to employ English-Chinese comparison to culture teaching so as to help English learners overcome negative transfer from their native culture and learn more idiomatic English.
Key words: the English language, the Chinese language, comparison, culture teaching
Résumé: Cet essai tente d’employer la comparaison anglais-chinois à l’enseignement de culture afin d’aider les apprenants de l’anglais à vaincre les transferts négatifs de leur culture native à la culture anglaise et à apprendre davantage un anglais impeccable.
Mots-Clés: langue anglaise, langue chinoise, comparaison, enseignement de culture

Qiu-juan ZHU

2006-09-01

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The English as a Foreign Language / Lingua Franca Debate: Sensitising Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Towards Teaching English as a Lingua Franca El debate del inglés como lengua extranjera o como lengua franca: sensibilización de docentes de inglés como lengua extranjera hacia la enseñanza del inglés como lengua franca  

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Full Text Available The function of English as a lingua franca for communication needs rethinking in the teaching of English as a foreign language classroom as a consequence of globalisation. The present contribution is an empirical study carried out in an Italian university environment which aims to show how teachers should take on board awareness raising activities in the recognition of other varieties of English which, albeit not exploited as benchmarks for language testing and certification, must nevertheless boast a relevant place in the global scenario. This can be achieved in practical terms by interrogating an expressly made corpus of Chinese English news texts and carrying out simple concordance activities.Debido a los procesos de globalización, la función del inglés como herramienta internacional o como lengua franca para la comunicación exige un replanteamiento de la enseñanza del inglés como idioma extranjero. En este artículo se presenta un estudio empírico llevado a cabo en un contexto universitario italiano que pretende mostrar cómo los docentes deberían desempeñar actividades para facilitar el reconocimiento de otras variedades del inglés que, al no ser utilizadas como modelos de evaluación y certificación lingüística, exigen en cambio una mayor atención en el escenario global. En la práctica, esto puede realizarse analizando un corpus específico de textos periodísticos en inglés chino y llevando a cabo actividades sencillas de concordancias.

Gillian Mansfield

2012-04-01

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The Application of Schema Theory in College English Listening Teaching  

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Full Text Available Listening was once believed to be a passive one-way comprehensive process. However, with the development of language teaching, listening comprehension is found to be an interactive process of two-way communication, during which listeners’ background knowledge play an important role. Schema theory lays theoretical foundation for this explanation. Based on this, the author designs a Schema Theory-based Teaching Mode of English Listening, which is a framework of pre-listening, during-listening and post-listening activities for classroom listening teaching. This mode aims to improve reasonably and effectively college English listening teaching and the students’ listening competence.

Xiaoli Hu

2012-02-01

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Vocabulary and language teaching  

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The material in this book reviews work dating back to the vocabulary control movement in the 1930s and also refers to more recent work on the role of lexis in language learning. Two chapters describe the main foundations of lexical semantics and relevant research and pedagogical studies in vocabulary and lexicography; and a further chapter discusses recent advances in the field of lexis and discourse analysis. There is also a series of specially commissioned articles which investigate the structure and functions of the modern English lexicon in relation to its exploitation for classroom vocabu

Carter, Ronald

2014-01-01

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Error correction in english teaching  

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There are two different ways to develop competence in a language: language acquisition and language learning. Language acquisition is a subconscious process not unlike the way a child learns language. Language acquirers are not consciously aware of the grammatical rules of the language, but

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Language Ability of Young English Language Learners: Definition, Configuration, and Implications  

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In this study I examined the dimensionality of the latent ability underlying language use that is needed to fulfill the demands young learners face in English-medium instructional environments, where English is used as the means of instruction for teaching subject matters. Previous research on English language use by school-age children provided…

Gu, Lin

2015-01-01

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Training English Language Student Teachers to Become Reflective Teachers  

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Reflective teaching practice has become a central theme in professional growth at the pre-service teacher education level almost everywhere. English language teaching (ELT) teacher trainers, like any other teacher trainers, have a powerful role to play in fostering reflection in their student teachers through the approaches and strategies they…

Al-Issa, Ali; Al-Bulushi, Ali

2010-01-01

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Teaching English with puppet in the first triade  

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The use of puppets in teaching is no longer a mystery. More and more teachers accept and get to know its magnitude and impact on children s motivation. Through puppets, children subconsciously learn and acquire new words and sentence structures. By animating puppets and playing puppet shows pupils overcome obstacles in speaking a foreign language. That is why it is so welcomed in the classroom to teach English as a foreign language. In this thesis I have discussed the impact of puppets on ...

Bevec, Nina

2013-01-01

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The Use of the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) to Foster Teacher Autonomy: English Language Teaching (ELT) Student Teachers' and Teacher Trainers' Views  

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It was the aim of this pilot study to investigate ELT student teachers' and teacher trainers' views on the use of the EPOSTL in pre-service language teacher education of a Turkish state university. Upon the implementation of the EPOSTL as a reflection tool for the second semester of 2010, 25 student teachers and 4 teacher trainers were interviewed…

Cakir, Abdulvahit; Balcikanli, Cem

2012-01-01

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Situational Language Teaching in Ubiquitous Learning Environments  

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Situational language teaching (SLT) is an effective instruction paradigm for English teaching in terms of providing vocabularies and sentence patterns with their frequent situations through learning materials. With the growth of educational technology, we need powerful and suitable techniques to embody SLT’s features in ubiquitous learning (u-learning) and thus to benefit teachers and learners. Although researchers have proposed several innovative types of u-learning scenarios, the improved...

Huang, Angus F. M.; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Gwo-Jen Hwang

2010-01-01

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INCORPORATING SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES  

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This study investigates how short stories can be integrated into an English language curriculum in order to consolidate students’ knowledge of the English language - grammar and vocabulary - and to promote their creative writing skills. The study was conducted with 21 Turkish university students receiving an English language preparatory programme. A selection of short stories appropriate to students’ language requirements was incorporated into the English language curriculum. A three-stag...

Kirkgo?z, Yasemin

2012-01-01

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The Campfire Effect: A Preliminary Analysis of Preservice Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching English Language Learners after State-Mandated Endorsement Courses  

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This article focuses on the influence that Arizona's mandated Structured English Immersion endorsement policy has on preservice teachers' beliefs and attitudes toward English language learners. By utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, our preliminary analysis showed "the campfire effect," which is to say that our…

Olson, Kate; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita

2008-01-01

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Teaching English in the Workplace. Second Edition. Revised and Expanded.  

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This book is written primarily for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers who are preparing to meet the challenge of teaching ESL in the workplace. The book focuses on the role these teachers play in establishing and implementing workplace language programs. The aim of the book is to provide ESL teachers with a basic orientation to the…

Belfiore, Mary Ellen; Burnaby, Barbara

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On Gender Difference in English Language and Its Causes  

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Interaction between language and gender has always been one of the over-heated subjects in sociolinguistics. Based on findings from related areas, this thesis aims to give a comprehensive account of gender difference in English language and the possible causes, in order to offer an indication for the establishment of harmonious interpersonal relationships as well as different focus when teaching students of different genders to improve learning and teaching efficiency at the same time.

Hailiang Ning; Xue Dai; Fachun Zhang

2010-01-01

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English Teaching Profile: Yemen Arab Republic.  

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A description of the role and status of the English language in the Yemen Arab Republic begins with a general statement concerning the distribution of English speakers and the use of English language materials. Subsequent sections outline: (1) the use and status of English within the educational system at all levels, including teacher education;…

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English Teaching Profile: Sabah--Malaysia.  

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This review of the status of English language instruction in Sabah, Malaysia, provides an overview of the role of English in the society in general and outlines the status of English use and instruction in both the Chinese and government educational systems at all levels. Topics covered are: the characteristics and training of English language

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A Small-Scale Study of Primary School English Language Teachers' Classroom Activities and Problems  

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Turkey's search for upgrading the quality of English language teaching is still in progress. Publication of Ministry of National Education's "English Language Curriculum for Primary Education Grades 4,5,6,7 and 8" (2006) framed the content and delivery of our primary school English language teaching classes along with a list of suggested classroom…

Arikan, Arda

2011-01-01

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Discourse analysis and language teaching Discourse analysis and language teaching  

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Like other branches of linguistics language teaching has, until recently, been concerned with grammatical rather than communicative competence. Wilkins observes that although there have been major changes in the methodology of language teaching over the years the underlying principle has remained the same: 'it has been assumed that units of learning should be defined in grammatical terms, although the precise sequence in which they occurred would be influenced by pedagogic cons...

Malcolm Coulthard

2008-01-01

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English-Teaching Institutions in Pakistan.  

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Discusses English medium teaching in Pakistan and suggests that at the moment it is an elitist preserve and a stumbling block for Pakistanis not taught through English. Indicates that exposing other students to English could counteract growing cultural and religious intolerance in Pakistan. (Author/VWL)

Rahman, Tariq

2001-01-01

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Structuring Cooperative Learning in Teaching English Pronunciation  

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Full Text Available Classrooms incorporating Cooperative Learning (CL structures facilitate a supportive learning environment for English Language Learners (ELLs. Accurate pronunciation by ELLs is important for communication, and also benefits academic achievement. The known benefits of CL for ELLs make it a desirable learning environment to teach pronunciation skills. Thus, sufficient consideration must be given to its incorporation in curricula and delivery format. However, in implementing CL structuresin ELL classrooms, attention must be paid toincubation time for CL elements, social and cultural factors.This quasi-experiment, with a pre-post test two-treatment, formed by expanding across program designinvestigated the impact of a CL environment in the pronunciation skills of ELLs. Results showed that the difference between the improvement of the CL (experimental group and the control group was not significant enough to claim that CL wasa major differential factor. Factors affecting the implementation of CL in ELL classroomsare discussed.

Hsuan-Yu Chen

2011-08-01

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Reading Aloud in the Foreign Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available Some students, who attach no importance to reading aloud, believe that the reading and writing should follow the listening and speaking. However, “reading aloud” plays an important role in the English learning process. Why must we read aloud? First of all, English is a kind of phonic language, which uses the alphabetic writing. Moreover, English is a subject with practice. At the same time, “reading aloud” also is an important part in education for all-around development, which has several functions in English teaching. But in recent years, some English teachers paid more attention to the accumulation of reading skill than to reading itself, and neglected to foster the reading practice ability. Some teachers even believe that it is enough to make the students to open their mouths. In fact, reading aloud in English Teaching is very demanding.

Liangguang Huang

2010-03-01

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Focus on Form in College English Teaching  

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Full Text Available Many college English teachers lay emphasis on language meaning instead of language forms in order to satisfy the need of new college English curricular, change the present situation of “dumb-and-deaf English” and improve the students’ communicative competence. This approach upgrades the fluency but slows down accuracy, which results in inter-language fossilization. Focus on form in college English can improve both the fluency and accuracy of English language, which are crucial for the learners of English to improve the communicative competence. This paper objects to finding out the practicability of focus on form, the process of practicing focus on form and the effectiveness of the process.

Sixia Gao

2009-05-01

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English Loanwords in the German Language  

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During the historical development of any language we can observe the influences from other languages. The process depicted is called the borrowing. Borrowings can be found on various levels of the language: in the vocabulary, morphology, syntax, semantics or other. The English as a global language shows an important role as a source language. The aim of this paper is to show, to which extent the English language influences the German language focusing on its vocabulary. The process of borrowi...

Novak, Jerneja

2010-01-01

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Language Revitalization and Language Pedagogy: New Teaching and Learning Strategies  

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Language learning and teaching of endangered languages have many features and needs that are quite different from the teaching of world languages. Groups whose languages are endangered try to turn language loss around; many new language teaching and learning strategies are emerging, to suit the special needs and goals of language revitalization.…

Hinton, Leanne

2011-01-01

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Are National Curriculum objectives for teaching English being met in Icelandic compulsory schools?  

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This article looks at recent research on English language teaching at the compulsory level in Iceland with regard to National Curriculum objectives. Three main issues are discussed: types of teaching methods used, the use of English during instruction, and the types of assessment methods used. The National Curriculum for foreign languages follows the principles of communicative language teaching and emphasizes the teaching of all four skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking)and in...

Lefever, Samuel C.

2009-01-01

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Teaching English through Critical Pedagogy: Problems and Attitudes  

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Critical pedagogy is an issue which deserves a lot of attention from language teachers. This paper presents a qualitative study which investigates the attitudes and perceptions of language teachers towards teaching English through applying features of critical pedagogy. The study has been conducted in a small scale with about 10 language teachers from 3 popular institutes in Ardebil, Iran. The research was done through observation and semi-structured interview. We came up with positive attitu...

Seyyed Mohammad Ali Soozandehfar; Elmira Noroozisiam

2011-01-01

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COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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Full Text Available This paper focuses on the idea of an effective communication between teacher and students aiming to prove that classroom activities maximize opportunities for learners to use target language in a communicative way for meaningful activities. The emphasis lies on meaning (messages they are creating or tasks they are completing rather than form (correctness of language and language structure.

Angela JIREGHIE

2012-06-01

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The Application of Schema Theory in College English Listening Teaching  

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Listening was once believed to be a passive one-way comprehensive process. However, with the development of language teaching, listening comprehension is found to be an interactive process of two-way communication, during which listeners’ background knowledge play an important role. Schema theory lays theoretical foundation for this explanation. Based on this, the author designs a Schema Theory-based Teaching Mode of English Listening, which is a framework of pre-listening, during-liste...

Xiaoli Hu

2012-01-01

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Application of Schema Theory in Teaching College English Reading  

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The paper first introduces three models of reading comprehension theory: Bottom-up Model, Top-down Model and Interactive Model, and then discusses in detail the schema theory based on interactive model. Three types of schema theory ——language schema, content schema and form schema are introduced and their different functions in teaching college English reading are discussed with sufficient teaching practice.
Key words: reading comprehension; schema theory; read...

Yu-hui Liu

2010-01-01

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NEW APPROACHES TO TEACHING BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR TOURISM STUDENTS  

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Full Text Available Tourism is a service - sector which has proved to be constant in times of economic crisis and will continue to grow at a rapid pace in the 21st century and thus communication in foreign languages is vital for this field. However, English, the lingua franca of our century, remains a difficult language to master and , with the emphasis on science and professional subjects, language studies are often neglected in universities The present paper examines a few steps in the development of Business English and some new approaches to teaching Business English to tourism students considering the fact that recently, due to the changes going on in the labour market, there has been a shift in the students’ needs and a subsequent shift in the pedagogy of teaching Business English students in tourism By and large Business English is also a very difficult task, because it has to face both the challenges of teaching a foreign language and those of having that very foreign language become another language in itself through its specialized vocabulary with a double communication task. This must be added to the ever new communication skills required of our graduates in the labour market.

Simion Otilia Minodora

2013-04-01

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Teaching Basic Skills in Life Skills Contexts: An Inservice Training Module for LVA-CT English as a Second Language Tutors.  

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The set of instructional materials is designed as a training module for volunteer tutors in English as a Second Language (ESL) for adults. It presents the content of a workshop, about 2.5 hours long, with three main objectives: to (1) help tutors understand the distinction between basic skills and life skills in ESL; (2) develop skills in two…

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The Acquisitional Value of Recasts in Instructed Second Language Speech Learning: Teaching the Perception and Production of English /?/ to Adult Japanese Learners  

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The current study investigated the impact of recasts together with form-focused instruction (FFI) on the development of second language speech perception and production of English /?/ by Japanese learners. Forty-five learners were randomly assigned to three groups--FFI recasts, FFI only, and Control--and exposed to four hours of communicatively…

Saito, Kazuya

2013-01-01

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English language and the language of development: A Malaysian perspective  

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English language is the main international language. It is also said that English is the language of progress and development. In this age of Internet and globalization, the use of English has increased tremendously. In Malaysia, English has an impact in certain major developmental areas. This paper investigates, analyzes and further explains the interrelationships between English and the process of development in the country. Discussion includes specific parts of interest: the historical bac...

Hanapiah, Mohd Faisal B.

2004-01-01

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On Oral English Teaching for Chinese English Majors from a Constructivist Perspective  

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Full Text Available Oral English teaching is not satisfactory and many teachers face a problem of considering how to develop learners’ oral English proficiency. Thus, to find ways of systematically and practically improving oral English teaching, the paper, chiefly based on constructivism, investigates both the current situation of and problems in oral English teaching for Chinese English majors, and provided suggestions for teaching oral English course.Key words: Oral English teaching; English majors; Constructivism

Ping LIU

2012-12-01

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Discourse analysis and language teaching Discourse analysis and language teaching  

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Full Text Available Like other branches of linguistics language teaching has, until recently, been concerned with grammatical rather than communicative competence. Wilkins observes that although there have been major changes in the methodology of language teaching over the years the underlying principle has remained the same: "it has been assumed that units of learning should be defined in grammatical terms, although the precise sequence in which they occurred would be influenced by pedagogic considerations," (1972b. Further he suggests that even those courses which encourage dialogue and improvised drama are structured grammatically and the "situations that are created are pedagogic, bearing little resemblance to natural language use." Like other branches of linguistics language teaching has, until recently, been concerned with grammatical rather than communicative competence. Wilkins observes that although there have been major changes in the methodology of language teaching over the years the underlying principle has remained the same: "it has been assumed that units of learning should be defined in grammatical terms, although the precise sequence in which they occurred would be influenced by pedagogic considerations," (1972b. Further he suggests that even those courses which encourage dialogue and improvised drama are structured grammatically and the "situations that are created are pedagogic, bearing little resemblance to natural language use."

Malcolm Coulthard

2008-04-01

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Discourse analysis and language teaching Discourse analysis and language teaching  

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Full Text Available Like other branches of linguistics language teaching has, until recently, been concerned with grammatical rather than communicative competence. Wilkins observes that although there have been major changes in the methodology of language teaching over the years the underlying principle has remained the same: 'it has been assumed that units of learning should be defined in grammatical terms, although the precise sequence in which they occurred would be influenced by pedagogic considerations,' (1972b. Further he suggests that even those courses which encourage dialogue and improvised drama are structured grammatically and the 'situations that are created are pedagogic, bearing little resemblance to natural language use'. Like other branches of linguistics language teaching has, until recently, been concerned with grammatical rather than communicative competence. Wilkins observes that although there have been major changes in the methodology of language teaching over the years the underlying principle has remained the same: 'it has been assumed that units of learning should be defined in grammatical terms, although the precise sequence in which they occurred would be influenced by pedagogic considerations,'(1972b. Further he suggests that even those courses which encourage dialogue and improvised drama are structured grammatically and the 'situations that are created are pedagogic, bearing little resemblance to natural language use'.

Malcolm Coulthard

2008-04-01

270

Teaching English Speaking and English Speaking Tests in the Thai Context: A Reflection from Thai Perspective  

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Full Text Available To successfully assess how language learners enhance their performance and achieve language learning goals, the four macro skills of listening, speaking reading and writing are usually the most frequently assessed and focused areas.  However, speaking, as a productive skill, seems intuitively the most important of all the four language skills because it can distinctly show the correctness and language errors that a language learner makes.  Since English speaking tests, in general, aim to evaluate how the learners express their improvement and success in pronunciation and communication, several aspects, especially speaking test formats and pronunciation need to be considered.  To enhance Thai learners’ English performance and the quality of the speaking tests, this paper has three principal objectives.  First, this paper presents English language teaching, as well as teaching English speaking in the Thai context.  Then, it highlights the significance of the test format as it is the main tool and indicator for scoring performance and analytic rating methods.  Lastly, the paper addresses major problems found in the speaking tests to elucidate certain facts about learners’ speaking ability and English instruction in the Thai context.  Some pedagogical implications of the study are discussed for learning and teaching speaking to second or foreign language learners.

Attapol Khamkhien

2010-02-01

271

What English Language Teachers Need to Know, 2 Facilitating Learning  

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Designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, "What English Language Teachers Need to Know I and II" are companion volumes organized around the key question: What do teachers need to know and be able to do in order for their students to learn English? Volume I covers the characteristics of the context in which teachers work, how English works and how it is learned, and the teacher's role in the larger professional sphere of English language education. Volume II covers the three main facets of teaching: planning, instructing, and assessing. The focus througho

Murray, Denise E

2010-01-01

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Weblogs for English Language Learning: Students' Perceptions  

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The digital explosion of information on the Internet has resulted in a need for a new and up-to-date way for Digital Natives to learn English. Educators have reported numerous benefits of using weblogs in English language learning. This article presents a small scale study on the use of weblogs for English language learning at tertiary level in…

Wan, Juida; Tan, Bee Hoon

2011-01-01

273

English Language Narratives of Filipino Children  

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Purpose: The current study focuses on describing the English language narrative skills of children who have been exposed to the Filipino language. Method: Eight children between the ages of 6;0 (years;months) and 7;7 who spoke primarily English but who were exposed to the Filipino language at home participated. Each child produced three narrative…

Lofranco, Lee Ann L.; Pena, Elizabeth D.; Bedore, Lisa M.

2006-01-01

274

The Didactics of Foreign Language Teaching with Multimedia  

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The way computers are used in foreign language teaching reflects teachers? ideas about how foreign languages should be learned. We describe different methods of foreign language teaching, one of which is at the base of our computer program IT?S English. In this program, different types of exercises are implemented: receptive, reproductive, and productive. To implement our ideas of a communicative approach to teaching into a computer program, we built an intelligent tutoring system, which in...

Kanselaar, G.

1993-01-01

275

Using Indigenous Languages for Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe.  

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This paper argues for the use of indigenous languages as languages of teaching and learning, focusing on Zimbabwe. It describes the language situation in Zimbabwe, which has three national languages (all of which enjoy some prominence under the current Education Act) and fourteen minority indigenous languages. English plays a central role in…

Thondhlana, Juliet

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Analysis of the Real Situation of Teaching Reading Comprehension to First Year Students at the Department of English Language and Literature at Al-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan  

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Full Text Available There is a trend in teaching foreign languages that advocates the prime importance of teaching reading as a receptive skill before the other productive skills (listening, speaking, and writing.There is also an increasing feeling among teachers and educators that reading should receive a considerable amount of attention in teaching a foreign language.Reading is an essential skill for students not only because it is a source of pleasure and getting information but also because it helps them widen and deepen their knowledge of language. Reading in this sense is not the mere mouthing of words and decoding of every word in every sentence. It is rather the activity that enables the students to go deeper and deeper to get the meaning which is intended by the author. It is the activity that depends largely on comprehension. Accordingly, developing reading comprehension is one of the great aims of teaching English. It is reading comprehension that enables students to pursue their studies and to meet their interests in all fields of knowledge. Thus, reading comprehension should receive more emphasis throughout the teaching process.The importance of this study is to help students realize that they are literary readers and their attempts to go beyond the literal meaning are very limited.Moreover, this study attempts to make students aware of the fact that reading comprehension is a process of thinking, evaluating, judging, imagining, and problem solving.The study yields that:1 First year students lack many important reading comprehension skills which they should have in order to understand fully a piece of writing.2 The textbook adopted in teaching reading comprehension is mainly designed to help create readers to whom the absorbing of the literal meaning of a piece of writing is the ultimate aim of reading comprehension courses.3 Little attention is given to teaching other important reading comprehension skills like the inferential and critical ones.

Basel Al-Sheikh Hussein

2012-03-01

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Non-empirically Based Teaching Materials Can be Positively Misleading: A Case of Modal Auxiliary Verbs in Malaysian English Language Textbooks  

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Full Text Available Using corpus approach, a growing number of researchers blamed textbooks for neglecting important information on the use of grammatical structures in natural English. Likewise, the prescribed Malaysian English textbooks used in schools are reportedly prepared through a process of material development that involves intuition. Hence, a corpus-based study with the population that was sourced from five Malaysian English language textbooks (Forms 1-5 was adopted to identify modal auxiliary verbs’ order and  ranking in both whole text-types and spoken text-type of these textbooks. The WordSmith Tools 4.0 was used almost entirely to support quantitative and qualitative data analysis in this research. This study has revealed that for almost all modal auxiliaries, there is a discrepancy between frequency order in the textbook corpus and natural English. The findings of this study also show that the currently used pedagogical language in Malaysian textbooks is mainly based on written rather than spoken English.

Laleh Khojasteh

2012-02-01

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A Study on the Reasons for the Inefficiency of College English Teaching and Some Tentative Countermeasures  

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On the basis of a survey, the reasons for the inefficiency of current College English teaching are examined. First, the traditional learning methodology is entrenched and the concepts and ideology of language teaching are outdated. Second, the social and learning environment resulted in the conflicts between the purpose of English teaching and the nature of language as a tool of communication. Third, textbooks and teaching materials cannot meet the requirements of social development and pr...

Zhaogang Wang

2013-01-01

279

Una experiencia de formación inicial de docentes de inglés para la inclusión de las TIC en la enseñanza de lenguas / An Experience of Initial English Teaching Training Incorporating ICT in Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish Resumen Este artículo muestra los hallazgos de un estudio realizado con un grupo de 34 estudiantes, de un programa de licenciatura en inglés como lengua extranjera de una universidad pública de Bogotá, que se enfoca en la necesidad de repensar la pedagogía del lenguaje con el fin de promover el desa [...] rrollo de competencias en lengua extranjera y en alfabetización digital en los estudiantes. El estudio analiza la pedagogía utilizada en el ambiente virtual basada en: 1. proyectos colaborativos, 2. debates sobre temas generados por los estudiantes, 3. diseño y construcción de blogs personales y 4. creación de wikis en el espacio de Schoolpedia. Los resultados muestran que la pedagogía propuesta, basada en proyectos colaborativos desarrollados por los estudiantes, representó una experiencia de aprendizaje del idioma enriquecida con la inclusión de TIC. De esta forma, podría convertirse en un modelo para ellos como futuros docentes. Esta experiencia pedagógica mostró en el currículo las relaciones de complementariedad entre los saberes lingüístico y tecnológico para la comunicación, y entre los contenidos escolares y los contenidos propios del estudiante en el aprendizaje. Abstract in english Abstract This paper presents the results of a study developed with a group of 34 TESOL students of a public university at Bogotá, Colombia. The study focuses on the need to rethink the pedagogy of language in order to promote the development of foreign language competencies and digital literacy amon [...] g students. The study analyzes the pedagogy implemented in virtual environments, which is based on: 1. collaborative projects, 2. debates on topics proposed by students, 3. design and development of personal blogs, and 4. creations of wikis in Schoolpedia. The results show that the pedagogy based on collaborative projects developed by students turned out to be an enriched learning experience with the inclusion of ICT; thus, this pedagogy could become a model for TESOL students future teaching practice. The inclusion of this pedagogical experience into the curriculum also showed complementary relationships between teaching contents and students' personal interests, which have consequences to learning.

Amparo, Clavijo Olarte; Luz Mary, Quintero.

2012-12-01

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English language and the language of development: A Malaysian perspective  

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Full Text Available English language is the main international language. It is also said that English is the language of progress and development. In this age of Internet and globalization, the use of English has increased tremendously. In Malaysia, English has an impact in certain major developmental areas. This paper investigates, analyzes and further explains the interrelationships between English and the process of development in the country. Discussion includes specific parts of interest: the historical background of English in Malaysia, English and the concept of development communication, functions of English in Malaysia, English and Information Communication Technology (ICT, and roles of English in development. The writer also intends to share with readers the reality and challenges in the use of English in non-native English speaking countries like Malaysia and expresses his ideas on possible recommendation to the issues.

Mohd Faisal b. Hanapiah

2004-06-01

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TEAM: Journal of the English Language Center. Numbers 46-49.  

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The four 1984 quarterly numbers of the journal include feature articles, techniques for teaching English as a second language (ESL), research summaries, and book reviews. The feature articles include: "The English Language Center at King Faisal University"; "English Language Training at ARAMCO"; "AlBank AlSaudi AlHollandi's Practical English

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1984-01-01

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Debates in English Teaching. The Debates in Subject Teaching Series  

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"Debates in English Teaching" explores the major issues all English teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to reach informed judgements and argue their point of view with deeper…

Davison, Jon, Ed.; Daly, Caroline, Ed.; Moss, John, Ed.

2012-01-01

283

How Rude! Teaching Impoliteness in the Second-Language Classroom  

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English language teaching tends to deal with the pleasanter side of second-language interaction such as making friends, relating experiences, and expressing likes/dislikes while ignoring such everyday communicative realities as rudeness, disrespect, and impoliteness. While neglected in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom,…

Mugford, Gerrard

2008-01-01

284

Teaching Mathematics in Two Languages: A Teaching Dilemma of Malaysian Chinese Primary Schools  

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This paper discusses a teaching dilemma faced by mathematics teachers in the Malaysian Chinese primary schools in coping with the latest changes in language policy. In 2003, Malaysia launched a new language policy of teaching mathematics using English as the language of instruction in all schools. However, due to the complex sociocultural demands…

Lim, Chap Sam; Presmeg, Norma

2011-01-01

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Research into Our College English Teaching Team Construction  

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Teaching team and the construction of high-level teachers team is a key construction project in the college undergraduate teaching quality engineering, and it is an important guarantee to strengthen the teaching team construction, which will enhance the reform of higher education and improve the quality of undergraduate education. College English teaching team construction is conducive to promote college English teaching reform and improve the quality of teaching. Our college English teach...

Changyu Li

2011-01-01

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Language training: English & French courses  

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General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from end of February to end of June 2006 (break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957. Oral Expression The next session will take place from beginning of March to May 2006 (break at Easter). This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skills while extending their vocabulary. There will be a maximum of 10 participants in a class. Speaking activities will include discussions, meeting simulations, role-plays etc. depending on the needs of the students. Duration: 20 hours Price: 440 CHF (for a minimum of 8 students) Timetable will be fixed after discussion with the students. Writing Professional Documents in English The next session will take place from Ma...

Françoise Benz

2006-01-01

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Mainstream Teacher Attitudes toward English Language Learners  

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The purpose of this study was to collect and analyze data from practicing mainstream K-12 teachers currently enrolled in graduate courses at a large, urban, Midwest university regarding four categories of their attitudes toward English language learners: (a) inclusion of ELLs, (b) the second language acquisition process/language and language

Dekutoski, Cristina Gonzalez

2011-01-01

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The Mixed Proportion of Business Knowledge Courses and English Language Courses in Business English Curriculum Design in China  

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Business English in China has evolved into a degree programme from an ESP teaching programme in the past decades. The degree programme of Business English major intends to cultivate multi-skilled talents of foreign language to better satisfy the real needs of society and economy through curriculum design and teaching method innovation activities. This paper only focuses on reflecting into the mixed proportion of business knowledge courses and English language courses in the curriculum desi...

Wenzhong Zhu; Xuyang Liu

2014-01-01

289

English Teaching Profile: Sarawak--Malaysia.  

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This review of the status of English language instruction in Sarawak, Malaysia, provides an overview of the role of English in the society in general and outlines the status of English use and instruction in the educational system at all levels (preprimary, elementary, secondary, higher, vocational, adult, and teacher education). Topics covered…

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English Teaching Profile: India, Northern Region.  

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A review of the status of English language instruction in northern India (the states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Chandigarh UT) provides an overview of the role of English in the society in general and outlines the status of English use and instruction in the educational system at all levels (preprimary, elementary, secondary,…

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Invented rule with English language learners.  

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The purpose of this study was to utilize an invented rule with English language learners (ELLs) in a clinical setting to determine differences based on language and age of the children. The performance was correlated with teacher reports of strong and weak language learning. Using a within-participants design, ELLs of age three to five were taught to apply a nonsense morpheme to signal a semantic difference. The invented rule was taught and responses were elicited in both English and English with Spanish interpretation. No significant difference for language was identified. Effect sizes for age were large (English, eta = 0.389, and English + Spanish, eta = 0.430) with five-year-old participants more likely to apply the rule to novel stimuli regardless of language. The performance of the majority of the participants correlated with teacher reports. The invented rule may provide a mechanism for assessing processing independent of prior language knowledge. PMID:22690717

Boyer, Valerie E; Martin, Kathryn Y

2012-07-01

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Postmethod Condition and Its Implications for English Language Teacher Education  

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Postmethod condition refers to the qualities of the contemporary era in English language teaching in which previously well trusted methods are put under serious scrutiny and in which a body of methods and techniques collected from all previous methods and approaches are used pragmatically with a belief that such an eclectic practice leads to…

Arikan, Arda

2006-01-01

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PLANEJAMENTO E IMPLEMENTAÇÃO DE CURSO ONLINE COMO ATIVIDADE DE ESTÁGIO CURRICULAR NA ÁREA DE INGLÊS / PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING AN ONLINE COURSE AS A TEACHING PRACTICUM ACTIVITY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Embora tenha havido crescimento considerável no uso de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) no ensino a distância no Brasil na última década, a formação de professores de línguas estrangeiras para esse contexto ainda se dá de modo tímido. Neste artigo relatamos a experiência de realização d [...] e estágio na Prática de Ensino de Inglês em um curso de Letras, na qual os professores em formação se encarregaram de todas as etapas de realização de um curso de extensão oferecido na plataforma Moodle. Orientado por abordagem reflexiva e colaborativa, o processo formativo incluiu a redação de um artigo acadêmico relativo à experiência. Os artigos dos cinco estagiários que realizaram a prática de ensino nessa modalidade em 2013 foram analisados, buscando-se verificar suas representações por meio das apropriações da literatura bem como das considerações sobre a prática na construção de conhecimento sobre ensino a distância. O contato com a literatura parece ter servido para fortalecer a adesão à proposta do estágio e a experiência vivida apontou para aspectos que poderiam ser melhorados em futuras ofertas do mesmo curso. Os resultados sugerem que oportunidades como as relatadas poderiam contribuir para construção de conhecimentos teórico-práticos sobre ensino a distância. Abstract in english Although there has been considerable growth in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in distance education in Brazil in the last decade, the education of foreign language teachers in this context seems to remain scarce. We report the experience of an English language teaching p [...] racticum in a 'Letras' course in which student-teachers were responsible for all stages of design and implementation of an extracurricular course offered on the Moodle platform. Guided by a reflective and collaborative approach, the professional preparation process included the writing of an academic article on the experience. The papers written by the five student teachers who did their practicum by means of this mode in 2013 were analyzed. The purpose was to verify the appropriation of literature as well as practical considerations in building knowledge about distance learning. The contact with the literature seems to have served to strengthen adherence to the supervisor's proposal and the lived experience pointed to aspects that could be improved in future offers of the same course. The results suggest that opportunities such as those reported could contribute to the construction of theoretical and practical knowledge about distance learning.

Telma, Gimenez; Samantha Gonçalves Mancini, Ramos.

2014-06-01

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The Language Growth of Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners  

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Although the research literature regarding language growth trajectories is burgeoning, the shape and direction of English Language Learners' (ELLs) language growth trajectories are largely not known. This study used growth curve modeling to determine the shape of ELLs' language growth trajectories across 12,248 oral narrative language samples…

Rojas, Raul; Iglesias, Aquiles

2013-01-01

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Language Training: English & French courses  

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If you wish to participate in one of the following courses, please tell to your supervisor and apply electronically from the course description pages that can be found on the Web at: http://www.cern.ch/Training/ or fill in an 'application for training' form available from your Departmental Secretariat or from your DTO (Departmental Training Officer). Applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received. General and Professional English Courses The next session will take place from end of February to end of June 2006 (break at Easter). These courses are open to all persons working on the CERN site, and to their spouses. For registration and further information on the courses, please consult our Web pages: http://cern.ch/Training or contact Mr. Liptow: tel. 72957. Oral Expression The next session will take place from beginning of March to May 2006 (break at Easter). This course is intended for people with a good knowledge of English who want to practise and maintain their speaking skil...

Françoise Benz

2006-01-01

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Teaching English and History through Historical Fiction.  

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Explores the appeal of historical fiction for young readers and describes its place within any school curriculum. Describes a project in Dorset Middle Schools which used historical fiction to teach medieval history and English. Notes that students' historical thinking was improved, their knowledge of medieval world advanced, and their writing was…

Hicks, Alun; Martin, Dave

1997-01-01

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E-Support for English Language Course to Enhance University Students’ Learning.  

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The peculiarities of English language teaching for students at higher educational establishment using some elements of distance learning, developed by the author, are described in this article. The results of students’ questioning, received at the end of the experimental teaching, are suggested and analyzed. The conclusions are formulated and the further ways of teaching English with e-support are outlined.

Molodykh, Ganna

2007-01-01

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International Student Security and English Language Proficiency  

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"International student security" refers to the international student's maintenance of a stable capacity for self-determining human agency. The article focuses on the role of English-language proficiency in the security of students from English as Foreign Language countries, drawing on evidence from a program of semistructured interviews with 200…

Sawir, Erlenawati; Marginson, Simon; Forbes-Mewett, Helen; Nyland, Chris; Ramia, Gaby

2012-01-01

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English as a Minority Language in Quebec  

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The variety of English spoken by about half a million people in the Canadian province of Quebec is a minority language in intensive contact with French, the local majority language. This unusual contact situation has produced a unique variety of English which displays many instances of French influence that distinguish it from other types of…

Boberg, Charles

2012-01-01

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Core Strategies to Support English Language Learners  

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Reading and vocabulary instruction can serve as an instructional process to respond to English language learner (ELL) needs. The purpose of this review of literature was to determine whether reading and vocabulary instruction should be used as core strategies for supporting ELLs requiring interventions as a response to the Texas English Language

Barr, Sheldon; Eslami, Zohreh R.; Joshi, R. Malatesha

2012-01-01

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14 CFR 221.4 - English language.  

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14 ? Aeronautics and Space ? 4 ? 2010-01-01 ? 2010-01-01 ? false ? English language. ? 221.4 ? Section 221.4 ? Aeronautics and Space ? OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ? ECONOMIC REGULATIONS ? TARIFFS ? General ? § 221.4 ? English language. ? All...

2010-01-01

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Corpus-based language teaching : an African language perspective  

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Studies on corpus-based language teaching are notably absent within the South African educational context; more so with regard to the teaching of African languages. This article explores the possibilities offered by the availability of an electronic corpus to enhance language teaching, and more specifically, the teaching of Northern Sotho as a second additional language at first year university level to first time learners of the language. Particular attention is paid to corpus...

Taljard, Elsabe

2012-01-01

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Cooperative Language Learning and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching  

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The paper tries to show the positive effects of cooperative language learning on foreign langue learning and teaching. Compared with traditional language teaching, cooperative language learning conforms to the developmental trend of language teaching method and possesses considerable advantages. In the foreign language learning classrooms, cooperative language learning provides students with the necessary academic and social skills. The paper reveals cooperative learning benefits language lea...

Yan Zhang

2010-01-01

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Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy  

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Adult English language learners who lack print literacy or experience with formal education encounter a unique set of challenges in their lives and their efforts to learn English. Educators and policymakers are similarly challenged by how best to help these adults acquire English literacy. This paper reviews a variety of research, including that…

Bigelow, Martha; Schwarz, Robin Lovrien

2010-01-01

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Language Change and Vartiation in English  

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This deals with linguistic change and illustrates some of the major structural features of English during its historical phases, from Old English to Modern English. The approach is mainly sociolinguistic, since it sees language change and variation as the result of social pressures, political power and ideology.

Mazzaferro, Gerardo

2009-01-01

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Teaching English Discrete Sounds through Minimal Pairs  

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Full Text Available Minimal pairs bear great benefits in pronunciation teaching and learning which have long been of fruitful use. However, the full use of these pairs has not yet been made in the setting of Hung Vuong University. This paper sought to examine possible problems facing English non-majored students at Hung Vuong University in recognizing and producing English discrete sounds as well as in what way and to what extent do minimal pairs facilitate the teaching and learning of English discrete sounds. The data were collected both quantitatively and qualitatively from various sources: questionnaires for and interviews with both the teacher and student subjects, tests of students’ sound recognitions, regular real-time observations, audio recordings of students’ sound productions, and spectrogram-based analyses of these recordings. The findings revealed that virtually all of the student subjects face the six pronunciation problems: omitting the word-final consonant, adding the word-final /s/ to English words not ending in /s/, adding the schwa /6/ in the middle of a consonant cluster, mispronouncing strange sounds to Vietnamese people, e.g. /t/ and /d/, failing to differentiate between long and short vowels, and failing to differentiate between voiced and voiceless consonants. Both the student and the teacher subjects also show high appreciation of the pedagogical effectiveness of minimal pairs when employed either as a teaching or learning tool within the extent to which English discrete sounds are concerned.

Luu Trong Tuan

2010-09-01

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On Oral English Teaching for Chinese English Majors from a Constructivist Perspective  

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Oral English teaching is not satisfactory and many teachers face a problem of considering how to develop learners’ oral English proficiency. Thus, to find ways of systematically and practically improving oral English teaching, the paper, chiefly based on constructivism, investigates both the current situation of and problems in oral English teaching for Chinese English majors, and provided suggestions for teaching oral English course.Key words: Oral English teachi...

Liu, Ping

2012-01-01

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Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA)  

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Tests measuring academic language are traditionally associated with visible, high-stakes decisions of whether or not English language learners are admitted to post-secondary institutions. However, a new form of assessment in higher education is now gaining prominence. Post-entry (or post-enrolment) language assessments (PELA) determine the…

Doe, Christine

2014-01-01

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Sistema de tareas para la formación del valor responsabilidad en las clases de idioma Inglés / System of teaching tasks to develop the moral value of responsibility through English Language lectures  

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Full Text Available SciELO Cuba | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish La formación de valores es un constante propósito de la acción pedagógica. Cada día resulta menos necesario insistir entre los educadores en la necesidad de educar en determinados valores, lo que no resulta igualmente claro es cómo lograrlo y qué métodos o estrategias didácticas deben ser empleadas [...] en la llamada educación en valores. El objetivo de este trabajo fue la elaboración de un sistema de tareas para la formación del valor responsabilidad a través de la asignatura de idioma Inglés con propósitos específicos en los estudiantes de cuarto año de Medicina de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río. Para abordar el objeto de estudio se usaron métodos teóricos como el histórico-lógico, análisis-síntesis e inducción-deducción. Como método empírico se usó la encuesta para constatar el impacto social del sistema de tareas propuesto en este trabajo. Se encuestó a 25 docentes y 8 directivos vinculados al proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje del idioma Inglés los cuales expresaron que el sistema de tareas desarrollado para la formación del valor responsabilidad en los alumnos es funcional, novedoso, muy apropiado y práctico para conducir el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Abstract in english The formation of moral values is a permanent aim of the pedagogical action. Nowadays it is less necessary insisting among the educators on the need of teaching certain moral values, which is not yet clear, is the fact of how to accomplish it, and the didactic methods or strategies that must be used [...] in the so called "moral values-based education". This research paper was aimed at building a system of teaching tasks to develop the sense of responsibility as a moral value through the subject of English language for specific purposes in fourth academic year of medical studies at the Medical Science University in Pinar del Rio. To deal with the object of study, theoretical methods such as: historical-logical, analysis-synthesis and induction-deduction were applied. The survey was used as an empirical method to establish the social impact of the system of teaching tasks subjected on this research paper. Twenty five (25) professors and 8 directors within the teaching-learning process of the English language expressed that, the system of teaching tasks to the formation of the moral value of responsibility in medical students is efficient, original, appropriate and convenient to accomplish teaching-learning process.

Aurora, Benítez Gener; Luis Manuel, Díaz Lobo; Clara Aurora, Pozo Luis; Pedro, Vargas Hernández; Brenda de la Caridad, Núñez.

2012-04-01

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A Description of Turkish-English Phonology for Teaching English in Turkey  

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Full Text Available The use of English as an international language has resulted inevitably in a blending of English and the first languages of the users. One particular consequence of this contact has been the creation of a system involving the phonemic features of the two languages, one such variety being Turkish-English phonology. The objective of this article is to provide Turkish teachers of English with a description of realistic and at the same time intelligible pronunciation for teaching and testing purposes. For this purpose, data from bilinguals and teacher trainers as well as advanced learners of English have been utilized. In view of the strong arguments in the literature that it is unrealistic to expect learners to accomplish native speaker norms in pronunciation, what is needed, methodologically, is an approach or framework that recognizes the learner’s linguistic background as well as the contexts that involve nonnative-nonnative discourse participants. The suggested framework involves a reduced but intelligible phonological system for language learners to successfully communicate in English internationally. The paper concludes the description of Turkish- English phonology by reducing the number of phonemes by 8 from a studied total of 23 phonemes from Received Pronunciation. Teachers of pronunciation can make use of the suggested pronunciation framework for effective, viable and realistic teaching targets.

Mehmet ÇEL?K

2008-01-01

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Significance Of Audio-visual Aids In Teaching English  

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Full Text Available Audio-visual aids are instructional materials and devices through which teaching and learning are done in colleges more effectively. Examples of learning aids include visual aids, audio-visual aids, real objects and many others. The visual aids are designed materials that may be locally made or commercially produced. They come in form of wall-charts illustrated pictures, pictorial materials and other two dimensional objects. There are also audio-visual aids. These are teaching machines like radio, television, mobile and all sorts of projectors with sound attributes. Audio-visual aids can change the teacher-learning situation if various types of visual aids are employed in teaching English. They may be described as aids that facilitate the understanding of the written and the spoken words in teaching-learning situation. The use of audio-visual aids would upgrade the teaching of English and give students with learning experiences in active participation in all phases of learning activities. This research paper designed to show how tools and techniques enhance teaching English language more effectively.

Shivkumar Rautrao

2012-10-01

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Beyond Language: Teacher Education and English Learners  

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At the author's institution, the majority of preservice teachers pursuing a master's degree in education curriculum and instruction are White middle-class students, so preparing them to be reflective practitioners with adequate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach English learners, whose cultural perspectives often differ significantly…

Tilley-Lubbs, Gresilda

2012-01-01

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On the Introduction of Culture into College English Teaching  

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Full Text Available This paper discusses the present problem in college English teaching from the constructive perspective. It highlights the necessity to introduce culture into college English teaching and probes further into the problems of college English teaching and approaches of culture introduction. The main purpose is to tackle the practical problem in college English teaching and promote teaching efficiency so as to develop the students’ cross-culture communicative ability.

Wenquan Wu

2012-06-01

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The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies  

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Filled with real examples of the way people use English in different contexts, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies is an indispensable guide to the richness and variety of the English language for both students and the general reader.From abbreviation to zero-article, via fricative and slang, the Dictionary contains over 600 wide ranging and informative entries covering:the core areas of language description and analysis: phonetics and phonology, grammar, lexis, semantics, pragmatics and discoursesociolinguistics, including entries on social and regional variation, stylistic v

Pearce, Michael

2012-01-01

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Language Learning Beliefs of Non-English Majors: Examining the Role of English Language Proficiency  

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This study investigates language learning beliefs of non-English majors with different levels of English language proficiency on language learning. The participants surveyed in this study were 125 (86 female and 39 male) Iranian non-English majors who were studying in biology, geography, accounting and science. Two instruments, i.e. the Michigan Language Proficiency Test (ECPE) and the translated version of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) were administered to collect the req...

Hadiseh Bagherzadeh

2012-01-01

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Contribution of Bilingualism in Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available This study is an investigation into the contribution of the use of bilingualism as an aid in learning/teaching English as a foreign language and bilingualism in EFL classroom does not reduce students’ communicative abilities but in effect can assist in teaching and learning process. The study employed a qualitative, interpretive research design involving questionnaires, classroom observations and semi-structured interviews. The data part analyzed the students and the teachers’ expressed responses and beliefs about the role of bilingualism in EFL classes. The findings of the study in general are that bilingualism as a resource in teaching facilitates in learning L2 and helps make more people acknowledge the contribution of bilingualism in EFL classes.

Muhammad Aslam Sipra

2013-01-01

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WEBLOGS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING: Students’ Perceptions  

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The digital explosion of information on the Internet has resulted in a need for a new and up-to-date way for Digital Natives to learn English. Educators have reported numerous benefits of using weblogs in English language learning. This article presents a small scale study on the use of weblogs for English language learning at tertiary level in Malaysia. Twenty six students kept weblogs for a duration of a semester. This study investigated how students perceived the use of weblogs for English...

Wan, Juida; Tan, Bee Hoon

2011-01-01

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English in the Chinese foreign language classroom  

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Chinese is an ancient language, but the present scope of its global study is unprecedented. Comprehending the impacts of worldwide linguistic realities on 'Chinese as a Foreign Language' (CFL) teachers and students will be critical to its long-term success. The most important phenomenon has been the establishment of English as a lingua franca, especially in the expanding marketplaces of Asia. This book examines the role of English as a medium of instruction in CFL classrooms. It begins by integrating existing studies on the global spread of English with research on English as a medium of secon

Wang, Danping

2013-01-01

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Own-Language Use in Language Teaching and Learning  

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Until recently, the assumption of the language-teaching literature has been that new languages are best taught and learned monolingually, without the use of the students' own language(s). In recent years, however, this monolingual assumption has been increasingly questioned, and a re-evaluation of teaching that relates the language being taught to…

Hall, Graham; Cook, Guy

2012-01-01

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Investigation on College English Teaching and Study on STSR English Teaching Strategy  

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Full Text Available Using investigation and interview as the main research methods, the project team presents an experimental study on STSR (Note 1. In the investigation research, the project team chooses 66 college English teachers and nearly 600 non-English majors from Qingdao University of Science and Technology and makes an investigation of their teaching and learning processes respectively by attending lectures, issuing questionnaires, discussing and sample analyzing, etc. In the experimental study, the project team chooses 100 students as the one-year-STSR study sample and divides them into 2 groups (experimental group and control group based on statistic principle. Data collected in the experiment and used in this paper are dealt with under the help of SPSS Software. The results show several problems in college English teaching in the university. In addition, influence of STSR on students’ English learning is revealed. Several reformation suggestions and demonstration functions of STSR on college English teaching are thereby put forward.

Sixia Gao

2009-02-01

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An Analysis of Current Situation of MBA English Teaching  

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This paper tries to probe into the current situation of MBA English teaching in our country and that of ZNUEL. Based on the analysis of MBA English course design, teaching approach as well as the structure of English teachers and MBA candidates, the author finds out some problems existing in MBA English teaching field.
Key words: MBA English teaching; Problems; Current; situation
Résumé: Cet article tente d’explorer la situation actuelle...

Xiao, Fen

2008-01-01

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Science for English Language Learners: K-12 Classroom Strategies (e-book)  

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If you work with linguistically and culturally diverse students, you and your students will benefit from the foundation this book provides for teaching both science and language. Science for English Language Learners brings you the best

2009-06-30

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English, Language Dominance, and Ecolinguistic Diversity Maintenance  

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The chapter analyses how English became dominant and the implications of the expansion of dominant languages for the linguistic and cultural ecology and biodiversity. English has expanded through the imperialist and linguicist policies of the UK, the USA and the World Bank. Key structural and ideological parameters are identified. In postcolonial contexts, language in education policies remain largely unchanged. Linguicism can lead to linguicide. The need for terminological clarity is stressed: for instance “lingua franca” should not imply that language is unconnected to power. A multidisciplinary approach to analysing the relationships between linguistic and other diversities is needed. There is hard data on ecolinguistic impoverishment: diversity of all kinds is seriously endangered. Examples are given of mother-tongue-based multilingual education in Africa and of Nordic policies to maintain the vitality of local languages. However, these are up against the market forces behind English and European Union policies that strengthen English.

Phillipson, Robert; Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove

2013-01-01

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Predictive Validity of the English Language Teacher Competency Test  

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Full Text Available This study intends to examine the predictive validity of the English Language Teacher Competency Test (ELT-CT designed by Pishghadam (2010. To achieve this end, 100 teachers were asked to take ELT-CT and 700 students were asked to determine their teacher success. Moreover, studnets` final exam scores were used to analyze the data. The results have shown that the test has predictive validity with respect to both of the dependent variables. Finally, statistical results were discussed, and implications were provided in the context of English language teaching and learning.

Reza Pishghadam

2011-05-01

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Including and Supporting Learners of English as an Additional Language  

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Including and Supporting Learners of English as an Additional Language identifies issues arising in teaching children from a range of linguistic backgrounds, and provides practical, research-grounded suggestions for good practice. Issues are discussed in the context of social inclusion and the Every Child Matters agenda and some differences in policy between England and Wales are identified. Strategies for working with children for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL) are explored and attention is paid to the period of transition between Key Stage 2 (KS2) and Key Stage 3 (KS3). Case st

Graf, Madeleine

2011-01-01

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Playing and Teaching English to Adults  

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Full Text Available This project tried to answer the query: Can adult students (who have not studied English before speak English if they are given the opportunities to do it? The high school subjects in question belong to Instituto San Fernando Ferrini. Subjects study at night and they have not studied English before so they were afraid. Results suggested that changing parameters such as speaking in English most of the time and including dynamic activities such as games could help adult students feel better about speaking. Further research is needed to describe how to improve pronunciation and writing in adult students. The project was based on the legal framework of MEN (Ministerio de Educación Nacional: Decreto 3011, 1997 that establishes parameters to teach adult students because they have particular characteristics such as families, children, marriages, responsibilities, etc.

Cuervo Ballén Víctor Manuel

2000-08-01

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Chinese Teachers' Views of Western Language Teaching: Context Informs Paradigms.  

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Exploration of the views of 24 Chinese teachers of English on the effectiveness of "western" language-teaching methods revealed their beliefs that the communicative approach was applicable to students planning to visit an English-speaking country. Suggestions are presented for helping teachers overcome sociolinguistic limitations in English

Burnaby, Barbara; Sun, Yilin

1989-01-01

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New Blends in the English Language  

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Titel: New Blends in the English Language Författare: Anna Enarsson Antal sidor: 29 Abstract: The aim of this essay was to identify new blends that have entered the English language. Firstly six different word-formation processes, including blending, was described. Those were compounding, clipping, backformation, acronyming, derivation and blending. The investigation was done by using a list of blends from Wikipedia. The words were looked up in the Longman dictionary of 2005 and in a diction...

Enarsson, Anna

2007-01-01

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English-for-Science-and-Technology Teaching Materials: Phase One Evaluation  

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The importance of English for the workplace, in addition to that of general English proficiency, is receiving increasing attention from educators and policy makers in the field of teaching English as a foreign language. In order to prepare college students for their professional development, appropriate English-for-specific-purposes (ESP) materials, including those for engineering majors, are needed for college courses. This study evaluated teaching materials on English for Science and Tec...

Hui-Chuan Liao; Yeh-uh Hsueh Chen

2012-01-01

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Connecting Content and Language for English Language Learners  

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Bridge the gap between content and language and put research into practice to instruct English language learners with strategies that meet their needs in language development and literacy. This must-have book reviews the author's experiences as a teacher in a diverse instructional setting and discusses the challenges and successes teachers experience in the ELL classroom. 200pp.

Smith, Jodene

2011-01-01

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English Language Teachers’ Knowledge and their Self-efficacy  

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Full Text Available The present research aims at exploring the relationship between novice English teachers' knowledge and their self-efficacy. A teacher knowledge test and an efficacy questionnaire were administered to 55 novice English teachers. The data were gathered from male and female novice teachers teaching at language institutes in Tehran with ages between 20 and 25. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between English Teachers Knowledge Test (TKT and their self-efficacy. The results are discussed in the light of previous findings.

Azadeh Zakeri

2011-03-01

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Reflexões sobre as práticas de ensino de uma professora de inglês para surdos: a língua de sinais brasileira como mediadora do processo de ensino-aprendizagem / Reflections on the teaching practices of a teacher of english for deaf people: brazilian sign language as mediator of the teaching- learning process  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar o papel da Libras nas práticas de ensino de inglês para surdos de uma professora-pesquisadora, em contextos de salas de aula específicas de surdos. Trata-se de um estudo de caso que busca interpretar essas práticas à luz do referencial teórico das abordagens de e [...] nsino de surdos (oralismo, comunicação total e bilinguismo) e das abordagens de ensino de LE (método tradução-gramática, método audiolingual e ensino comunicativo de línguas). Concluiu-se que a Libras teve o papel de principal mediadora das práticas de ensino/aprendizagem de inglês para/por surdos, aqui investigadas, pois é ela quem dá real significação a essas práticas. Este trabalho vem ainda defender a articulação entre a abordagem bilíngue de educação de surdos e o ECL para o ensino de inglês escrito para surdos. Abstract in english This work aims to analyze the role of Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) in a teacher-researcher's practice of teaching English for the deaf in contexts of specific classrooms for deaf students. This is a case study that seeks to interpret these practices based on the theoretical framework of teaching [...] approaches for deaf students (oralism, total communication, and bilingualism) and foreign language teaching approaches (grammar-translation method, audiolingualism, and communicative language teaching). It could be concluded that Libras played the role of main mediator in the English teaching/learning practices for/by deaf students investigated in this study, as it is Libras that gives real meaning to these practices. This work also defends the link between the bilingual approach in deaf education and CLT for teaching written English to the deaf.

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Reflexões sobre as práticas de ensino de uma professora de inglês para surdos: a língua de sinais brasileira como mediadora do processo de ensino-aprendizagem / Reflections on the teaching practices of a teacher of english for deaf people: brazilian sign language as mediator of the teaching- learning process  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar o papel da Libras nas práticas de ensino de inglês para surdos de uma professora-pesquisadora, em contextos de salas de aula específicas de surdos. Trata-se de um estudo de caso que busca interpretar essas práticas à luz do referencial teórico das abordagens de e [...] nsino de surdos (oralismo, comunicação total e bilinguismo) e das abordagens de ensino de LE (método tradução-gramática, método audiolingual e ensino comunicativo de línguas). Concluiu-se que a Libras teve o papel de principal mediadora das práticas de ensino/aprendizagem de inglês para/por surdos, aqui investigadas, pois é ela quem dá real significação a essas práticas. Este trabalho vem ainda defender a articulação entre a abordagem bilíngue de educação de surdos e o ECL para o ensino de inglês escrito para surdos. Abstract in english This work aims to analyze the role of Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) in a teacher-researcher's practice of teaching English for the deaf in contexts of specific classrooms for deaf students. This is a case study that seeks to interpret these practices based on the theoretical framework of teaching [...] approaches for deaf students (oralism, total communication, and bilingualism) and foreign language teaching approaches (grammar-translation method, audiolingualism, and communicative language teaching). It could be concluded that Libras played the role of main mediator in the English teaching/learning practices for/by deaf students investigated in this study, as it is Libras that gives real meaning to these practices. This work also defends the link between the bilingual approach in deaf education and CLT for teaching written English to the deaf.

Aline Nunes de, Sousa.

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Teaching Foreign Languages through the Analysis of Film and Television Series: English for Legal Purposes Les supports filmiques au bénéfice de l’enseignement des langues étrangères: anglais juridique  

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Foreign language teaching at the university level has taken on importance and value over the last decade due to global competition between institutions of higher education. For this reason, language educators are faced with the challenge of looking for innovative teaching methods, which not only stimulate and motivate their students while encouraging language acquisition, but also add an intercultural dimension.This teaching note proposes to analyze the use and impact of cinematic resources (...

Dana Di Pardo Léon-Henri

2012-01-01

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Globalization and English Language Policy in Turkey  

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It is widely acknowledged that globalization has made a considerable impact on multidimensional aspects of human life including the language policies of many countries. This article examines the adjustment of Turkey's language policy in response to the global influence of English at different levels of Turkish national education, including its…

Kirkgoz, Yasemin

2009-01-01

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Using Video in the English Language Clasroom  

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Full Text Available Video is a popular and a motivating potential medium in schools. Using video in the language classroom helps the language teachers in many different ways. Video, for instance, brings the outside world into the language classroom, providing the class with many different topics and reasons to talk about. It can provide comprehensible input to the learners through contextualised models of language use. It also offers good opportunities to introduce native English speech into the language classroom. Through this article I will try to show what the benefits of using video are and, at the end, I present an instrument to select and classify video materials.

Amado Vicente

2002-08-01

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An Integrated Approach to Business English Teaching in China  

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Chinese Business English Teaching (BET) has developed more rapidly since China’s entering the World Trade Organization (WTO). However, traditional BET has its problems such as too much emphasis on business knowledge and professional vocabularies, which leads to learners’ lower practical language ability. There is a great necessity to solve the problems to meet the increasing demand for high quality business talents being able to work competently in the context of economic globali...

Ma, Ruixue

2012-01-01

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Why does Testing English Language Skills Really Matter? Issues and Challenges in Pakistani Higher Education  

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This paper highlights the causes of incompetence amongst the higher education English language teachers in Pakistan to assess the skill-based language competency of non-native English language students. It elaborates the needs for training the faculty members teaching English courses to learn how they can enhance the real potential of their English language students with focus on listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, writing and grammatical structures rather than only a w...

Muhammad Yousuf Sharjeel and Wasim Qazi

2012-01-01

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English language classroom practices: Bangladeshi primary school children’s perceptions  

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English language teaching (ELT) has been investigated from various angles including how English language teachers perceive what happens in an ELT classroom. How primary school English language learners perceive their experiences of ELT is rarely reported in the published literature, particularly from developing countries such as Bangladesh. This article reports on a study that examined Bangladeshi primary school learners’ experience of English language classroom practices in which technolog...

Shrestha, Prithvi

2013-01-01

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Teaching of Mathematics and Science in English: The Teachers' Voices  

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Full Text Available The policy to change the medium of instruction in the teaching of Mathematics and Science from Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language to English in 2003 is an important innovation affecting not only the students but also teachers of Mathematics and Science. However, how far do the changes affect the teachers is the issue addressed in the paper. In fact the objectives of the study were to investigate the reaction of the mathematic and science teachers to using English as the medium of instruction, the problems encountered by these teachers in using English in the classroom and the availability of language support systems. A study was conducted on a group of pre-university educators in the northern part of Malaysia who have undergone language enhancement courses known as English for the Teaching of Mathematics and Science (ETeMS. The study reveals that teachers of mathematics and science are generally perceptive of the change in the medium of instruction but needing some sustainable measures to not only improve their language ability and delivery. Thus it is hope that certain measures would be taken to address on teachers struggle to ensure the success of the policy.

Mohamad Fadhili Bin Yahaya

2009-05-01

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[Specific features of written medical English language].  

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Medical language is a special language used by experts in mutual communication. One of the characteristics of medical discourse community is writing research papers in English. When writing a research paper, it is necessary to apply appropriate rules based on the IMRAD structure. This structure has its own clearly defined style which is clear, precise, exact and objective. This style of writing reflects the characteristics of medical language. The most frequent problems that doctors encounter in this context predominantly refer to linguistic elements of English. Namely, a very common dilemma is related to the use of English tenses in specific parts of the IMRAD structure. Another problem is the use of specific expressions for introducing a research, presenting results and methods used, developing discussion and stating conclusions. This work aims to point out the specific style and structure of medical research papers in English with an outline of the linguistic elements used in this context. PMID:21180102

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2010-01-01

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Integrating inquiry science and language development for English language learners  

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The traditional approach to the education of language minority students separates English language development from content instruction because it is assumed that English language proficiency is a prerequisite for subject matter learning. The authors of this article take the alternate view that the integration of inquiry science and language acquisition enhances learning in both domains. The report describes a conceptual framework for science-language integration and the development of a five-level rubric to assess teachers' understanding of curricular integration. The science-language integration rubric describes the growth of teacher expertise as a continuum from a view of science and language as discreet unrelated domains to the recognition of the superordinate processes that create a synergistic relationship between inquiry science and language development. Examples from teacher interviews are used to illustrate teacher thinking at each level.

Stoddart, Trish; Pinal, America; Latzke, Marcia; Canaday, Dana

2002-10-01

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INCORPORATING SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES  

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Full Text Available This study investigates how short stories can be integrated into an English language curriculum in order to consolidate students’ knowledge of the English language - grammar and vocabulary - and to promote their creative writing skills. The study was conducted with 21 Turkish university students receiving an English language preparatory programme. A selection of short stories appropriate to students’ language requirements was incorporated into the English language curriculum. A three-stage-model: presentation, exploration, and follow-up guided the use of each story with a special focus on student-centered learning, which required the students to take an active involvement in the learning process on the basis of given tasks. In order to obtain students’ opinion concerning the use of story, each student was asked to keep a diary in which to reflect their views following the study of each literary text, and a portfolio where they could keep their writings. The data collected through the diaries and student writings were complemented by administering an end-of-the year story perception questionnaire in order to have an overall evaluation of the course. Findings indicated that 1 the use of short stories contributed to students’ reinforcing effectively and meaningfully their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary; 2 it helped students to be more creative and imaginative in their writing, and 3 it freed the students from the routine procedures in the classroom. The article concludes with some pedagogical suggestions for the efficient exploitation of this literary genre in English language classes.

Yasemin KIRKGÖZ

2012-10-01

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Reassessing the position of Aviation English: from a special language to English for Specific Purposes  

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Full Text Available “Aviation English” is not only confined to pilots and air traffic controllers (ATC, it also refers to English on general terms in aeronautical and/or aviation universities. It can be designed as integrated ESP (English for Specific Purposes curricula for students in the fields of aeronautics and/or aviation. Learners of ESP are supposed to master the vocabulary in their specific discipline as well as the English language skills. This paper explores the possibility of establishing Aviation English as an ESP specialty in aeronautical and/or aviation colleges and universities. Needs analysis has been made and curricula designed for an integrated course of study in the Chinese context, so that learners of ESP can learn the target language more effectively and meet the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO. It reconsiders the ESP theories and aims to develop a possible approach to ESP teaching more suitable for the Chinese learners.

Wang Aiguo

2008-04-01

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A Case Study on Teaching Business Courses in English or Bilingualism with Guangwai as an Example  

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Teaching courses in a foreign language was formally promoted by Ministry of Education in China in 2001. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (Guangwai) as a top 3 Chinese foreign language university has taken the lead in teaching business courses in English instruction or bilingual languages. The paper summarizes and analyzes Guangwai’s experiences in implementing this teaching mode, such as the types of courses taught in this mode, the conditions required for teachers, the selection ...

Wenzhong Zhu; Xuping Deng; Jingyi Li

2014-01-01

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Teaching Foreign Languages through the Analysis of Film and Television Series: English for Legal Purposes Les supports filmiques au bénéfice de l’enseignement des langues étrangères: anglais juridique  

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Full Text Available Foreign language teaching at the university level has taken on importance and value over the last decade due to global competition between institutions of higher education. For this reason, language educators are faced with the challenge of looking for innovative teaching methods, which not only stimulate and motivate their students while encouraging language acquisition, but also add an intercultural dimension.This teaching note proposes to analyze the use and impact of cinematic resources (film and television series as resource materials on English for Legal Purposes (ELP classes designed to promote learner awareness of Anglo-Saxon professional legal culture. After an initial overview of the theoretical background, the article then provides a summary of the method, results and observations. This didactic approach can be applied to any foreign language or discipline such as medical studies, sociolinguistics, psychology, etc.L'enseignement des langues étrangères dans le supérieur a pris plus d'importance et de valeur au cours de la dernière décennie en raison de la croissance de la concurrence mondiale parmi les établissements universitaires. Pour cette raison, les enseignants de langues sont confrontés au défi de la recherche de methodes pédagogiques innovantes, qui peuvent stimuler et motiver leurs étudiants non seulement en encourageant l'acquisition de la langue, mais aussi en y ajoutant une dimension interculturelle.Cette note pédagogique se propose d’analyser l’utilisation et l’impact des ressources cinématographiques (films et séries télévisées en tant que ressources documentaires pour l’enseignement de l’anglais juridique afin de sensibiliser les apprenants à la culture professionnelle juridique des pays anglo-saxons. Après un bref aperçu du contexte théorique, l’article résume la méthode, les résultats et les observations. Cette approche didactique peut s’appliquer à n’importe quelle autre langue étrangère ou à des disciplines comme la médecine, la sociolinguistique, la psychologie, etc.

Dana Di Pardo Léon-Henri

2012-05-01

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MALAYSIAN LEARNERS AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS TOWARDS ONLINE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES  

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Full Text Available With more emphasis given to the concept of lifelong learning, the number of learners who enroll for distance and online learning programmes in local tertiary institutions has increased. The flexibility of the online learning mode enables learners to prepare themselves to develop confidence and to learn with greater independence. This paper reports the findings of a study on the teaching and learning and technology factors of online English language courses at UNITaR (University Tun Abdul Razak, a virtual university in Malaysia. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed in eliciting data via a questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews. Specifically, the paper reports on learners’ perceptions towards the teaching and learning as well as technology factors during the online English course they were engaged in. The findings with regard to the perceptions of the learners brought more new perspectives which could be incorporated or taken into consideration for an online language learning programme.

Pramela KRISH

2009-04-01

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Analysis of English language textbooks in the light of English as an International Language (EIL: A comparative study  

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Full Text Available The global spread of the English language has not only resulted in more non-native speakers than native speakers (Crystal, 1997, but it has even put into question the ownership of the language (Widdowson, 1994; Brumfit, 1995. Therefore, English is recognized as an international language that does not belong to any particular country and is used for global, political, cultural and financial exchange. The following study aimed to find out to what extent English language textbooks demonstrate the international status of the language by comparing four different textbooks published in different years. To this purpose, the following criteria were taken into account: references to Inner Circle countries, references to Outer and Expanding Circle countries, non-native accents, dialogues in non-English speaking countries, place of home culture and famous people. The analysis revealed differences among the selected books with a gradual tendency towards more recognition of the international status of English. Finally, the results were discussed and some suggestions were made in the context of English language learning and teaching.

Naji Meidani, Elham

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LA EFECTIVIDAD DE UN MODELO DE APRENDIZAJE COMBINADO PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA: ESTUDIO EMPÍRICO / EFFECTIVENESS OF A BLENDED LEARNING MODEL FOR ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL) TEACHING: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY  

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Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: Spanish Abstract in spanish En este artículo se proporcionan guías de orientación efectiva para los investigadores que desarrollan plataformas computacionales para el aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras. El objetivo principal es visualizar cómo los principios metodológicos provenientes de los enfoques de enseñanza de lenguas (“ [...] Enseñanza de Lenguas basada en Tareas” y “Aprendizaje Cooperativo”) pueden ser aplicados de manera efectiva en el diseño de actividades para el desarrollo de las destrezas lingüísticas en ambientes no presenciales y semipresenciales. Para ello, se explora evidencia empírica acerca de la efectividad en el aprendizaje del inglés como lengua extranjera en las modalidades de enseñanza semipresencial vs. enseñanza presencial en un estudio basado en un diseño experimental pre-y post-test grupo control. Los resultados muestran que el incremento en el aprendizaje del inglés como LE fue superior en el grupo experimental que utilizó la modalidad semipresencial con respecto al grupo control que trabajó con la modalidad presencial. Se propone, entonces, que en el diseño de plataformas para la enseñanza de lenguas se incluya e implemente modelos metodológicos de Aprendizaje Combinado. Abstract in english The purpose of this paper is to provide researchers and practitioners with valid guidelines for the development of CALL materials for foreign language learning. Our primary goal is to portray how theoretical principles from different language teaching approaches (such as Task Based Language Teaching [...] and Cooperative Learning) can be put into practice efficiently in the design of activities for online (e-learning) and mixed (b-learning) environments. Bearing this in mind, we examine empirical evidence in order to determine the efficiency of Blended Learning vs. face-to-face instruction for English as a Foreign Language Teaching. Both methods were contrasted and tested in an experimental pre-post-test control group research design. Findings suggest that the experimental group, which employed a Blended Learning model, had a considerable language improvement compared to the control group that used a traditional face-to-face method. Considering the results, we strongly recommend researchers and practitioners to include Blended Learning models into the design of CALL materials.

SANDRA, MORALES RIOS; ANITA, FERREIRA CABRERA.

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Teaching language teachers scaffolding professional learning  

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Teaching Language Teachers: Scaffolding Professional Learning provides an updated view of as well as a reader-friendly introduction to the field of Teaching Teachers, with special reference to language teaching. By taking a decidedly Sociocultural perspective, the book addresses the main role of the Teacher of Teachers (ToT) as that of scaffolding the professional learning of aspiring teachers.

Maggioli, Gabriel Diaz

2012-01-01

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Study and Practice on English Teaching Innovation of Doctors of Non-English Majors  

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Full Text Available At present, the duty of college English teachers is to change the education idea and foster qualified people with well-knit knowledge basis, energetic innovation spirit, and strong exploiting ability. In this aspect, many colleges have their experience and research achievements. Some of their theories and activities are quite worthy of reference. But there is no explicit thinking and compact concept of how to innovate English teaching for doctors of non-English majors. How to teach English to doctors of non-English majors? The author holds the idea that the most important duty of doctor English teaching is learning instead of teaching. The fostering of a doctor who is qualified in English is not just the fostering of a language technician, but a language intellectual. The object of English teaching for doctors of non-English majors should be the actual application ability of the user. The English language is just a tool, or simply a means for obtaining information, for cross-culture communication and professional and scientific research, but not a research subject. In this paper, the author probes into the question of how teachers of doctors of non-English majors should adjust their teaching ideas and methods, studies the innovation of classroom teaching mode from the aspects of classroom teaching and test forms, etc., and inquires how to supplement classroom teaching innovation through extracurricular activities.
Key words: doctor English, innovation thought, research learning, intercourse ability, evaluation system, second classroom
Résumé: De nos jours, le devoir notable des professeurs de langue étrangère consiste à changer de concept de l’éducation pour former une nouvelle génération de talents dotés à la fois d’une base solide, de l’esprit de pionnier et de la capacité de rénovation. Dans ce domaine, nous avons déjà obtenu pas mal d’expériences sur la réforme de l’enseignement et de résultat de recherches, dont certaines idées et mesures concrètes sont inspiratrices. Mais, en ce qui concerne la réforme de l’enseignement de l’anglais pour les doctorants non spécialistes d’anglais , il semble qu’il n’y pas encore une conception précise et intégrale. L’auteur pense que la première tâche de l’apprentissage de l’anglais des doctorants non spécialistes est d’ « apprendre », non d’« enseigner ». On devrait les former plutôt aux hommes de culture qu’aux techniciens de langue. Ainsi, l’enseignement de l’anglais doctorant devrait mettre l’accent sur la capacité d’utilisation de langue, voyant en anglais un outil de communication qui sert à la communication transculturelle et aux recherches scientifiques, au lieu d’une discipline purement théorique ou bien un moyen d’acquisition des informations. L’auteur étudie dans l’article présent les problèmes suivants : comment modifier la conception d’enseignement et les méthodes d’enseignement ; comment procéder à la rénovation sur les plans de l’enseignement en classe et de la forme d’examen ; comment utiliser les activités extra-scolaires pour promouvoir la rénovation de l’enseignement en classe de l’anglais doctorant.
Mots-clés: anglais doctorant, esprit de rénovation, apprentissage à la recherche, capacité de communication, système d’évaluation, classe secondaire
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Luan HONG

2007-06-01

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Reflection into China’s Business English Teaching Practices Based on GDUFS Graduates’ Employment Status  

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GDUFS, as one of China’s top three foreign language universities with the longest history in business English teaching, has accumulated over 20-year experiences in this discipline. This research reflects into its business English teaching practices based on its graduates’ employment status in recent year...

Wenzhong Zhu; Si Wu; Tingting Guo

2009-01-01

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Reflective Teaching and Professional Development of Young College English Teachers—From the Perspective of Constructivism  

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In recent years, young college English teachers’ professional development has become a core issue. The traditional training of young teachers ignored the empirical, experiencing and diversifying nature of language teachers’ professional development. From the perspective of constructivism, this paper elaborates the impacts of teaching reflection on young college English teachers and highlights four effective methods and strategies to carry out reflective teaching.

Jing Ma; Suzhen Ren

2011-01-01

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Blogging for Academic Purposes with English Language Learners: An Online Fieldwork Initiative  

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This research investigated the use of blogs to promote collaboration between teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) teacher candidates and Adolescent English teacher candidates and to sensitize them to the writing demands placed on secondary English language learners (ELLs). Blogs offered an authentic experience for teacher…

Baecher, Laura; Schieble, Melissa; Rosalia, Christine; Rorimer, Sarah

2013-01-01

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Analysis of the Real Situation of Teaching Reading Comprehension to First Year Students at the Department of English Language and Literature at Al-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan  

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There is a trend in teaching foreign languages that advocates the prime importance of teaching reading as a receptive skill before the other productive skills (listening, speaking, and writing).There is also an increasing feeling among teachers and educators that reading should receive a considerable amount of attention in teaching a foreign language.Reading is an essential skill for students not only because it is a source of pleasure and getting information but also because it helps t...

Basel Al-Sheikh Hussein

2012-01-01

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Language Development for English Language Learners. Facilitator's Guide  

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This Facilitator's Guide has been prepared for presenters of the "Language Development for English Language Learners" professional development module. It accompanies the 67-slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker's notes and contains materials to help prepare for a professional development session, including activity instructions, handouts,…

Rivera, Mabel O.; Moughamian, Ani; Francis, David J.

2009-01-01

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Communicative Language Teaching enable students to acquire communicative competence  

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English is the language of international affairs, cultures and economic systems.It is a language of wider communication. The main aim of the learners is to acquire the target language but it can be acquired easily only if the language is made use of in our daily affairs. In order to achieve that target communicative language teaching, it focuses on the language competency of the target language .Knowledge of the structure of the language is equally important in order to learn the language.

Nirmala, J. R.; Sugantha Ezhil Mary, E.

2011-01-01

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A Study on the Teaching Methods of Improving Students' Oral English  

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Nowadays, with the development of the international relationship among countries, learning English, especially the oral English is playing a more and more important role in the world. After China's entry into the WTO, China has paid more attention to the oral English teaching in some colleges, which is not only the need of current quality education but also a revolution of the foreign language teaching. How to help undergraduates to improve their oral English becomes a big challenge in China....

Xiaoqing Qian

2012-01-01

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An Exploration of Differences in Cultural Values in Teacher Education Pedagogy: Chinese English Language Teacher Trainees' Perceptions of Effective Teaching Practice Review  

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This study reports the impact of different cultural values on the teacher education of Chinese teacher trainees. By examining their perceptions of the effectiveness of teaching practice feedback, the study uses Hofstede's dimension of "individualism" (IDV) to explore the "culture bumps" which may occur between teacher…

Skinner, Barbara; Abbott, Lesley

2013-01-01

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EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Classroom Discourse Analysis of a Vocational College and Some Reflections  

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The application of classroom discourse analysis of foreign language teaching and learning can reveal much about how teachers perform in their teaching practice and how to make improvement. In this paper, the author tries to reveal the present state of EFL (English as a foreign language) classrooms in a vocational college from the angle of…

Xin, Liu; Luzheng, Lou; Biru, Shi

2011-01-01

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Sheltered Instruction for Teachers of English Language Learners: The Promise of Online Mentoring  

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The authors describe a one-on-one online mentoring project that matched preservice teachers with English language learners to help them improve their writing skills. Online writing became a practical, engaging forum for the preservice teachers to discuss language learning and teaching and to learn how to effectively teach writing to ELL students.

Paige Ware

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Translation of Classical Arabic Language to English  

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Full Text Available Machine Translation (MT is the application of computers that translates texts from one natural language (source language to another (target language. The past research dealt with problems mostly related to translating modern Arabic into English. This system is considered as the first of its kind to address the problem of translating classical Arabic into English where it involves cultures knowledge of the two languages. The work is a rule-based machine translation system and consists of three main modules, i.e., analysis, transfer and generation modules. In the transfer module phase, this research has developed and extracted the logical structure from Arabic and English to synchronize the sentences at lower level such as phrases. The generation module then combines the words and phrases to decide the appropriate meaning of them based on the situation of the sentences. A prototype was developed to prove the translation techniques that have been discovered. The performance of the system has been evaluated by comparing it with human translation. The accuracy of the results is 83.5%. These results proved the viability of this approach for Arabic-English machine translation.

Mohd Juzaiddin Ab Aziz

2012-01-01

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"Wh"-Questions in the English Language  

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This paper analyzes "wh"-questions in the English Language based mainly on Chomsky's Minimalist Programme of transformational grammar as the theoretical model. The four main objectives of this paper are as follows: first, it undertakes a cross linguistic typological analysis of "wh"-questions and it then discusses the derivation of…

Mowarin, Macaulay

2011-01-01

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English Language Teachers as Program Administrators  

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An administrator, broadly conceived, is a person who has authority to lead and manage people, practices, materials, and policies in an educational unit. Dan Tannacito shows teachers the pathway to becoming English language program administrators (ELPAs) and the myriad benefits they can derive. Most may be surprised to see that they are already on…

Tannacito, Dan J.

2013-01-01

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English Language Learners and Emotional Behavioral Disorders  

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This chapter provides the reader with a framework for understanding the needs of students that have concurrent needs as English Language Learners and Emotionally Behavioral Disturbed. Issues related to effective assessment practices, service delivery, and appropriate intervention are discussed. (Contains 1 table.) [For complete volume, see…

Rogers-Adkinson, Diana L.; Ochoa, Theresa A.; Weiss, Stacy L.

2012-01-01

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Language Teaching Materials and Learner Motivation  

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The motivation of the learner is one of the most important factors in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), meanwhile language teaching materials are having a very important effect and role in language learning and teaching activities. This research focus on how different materials motivate students. Many factors which affect student's motivation towards teaching materials were perceived, such as interest in the subject matter, level of difficulty, relevance to existing knowledge, perception of ...

Zhuomin Sun

2010-01-01

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Documentos oficiais, currículo e ensinagem de I/LE: possíveis (inter-) relações sócio-históricas / Official documents, curriculum and english as foreign language teaching-and-learning: socio-historical (inter-)relationships  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Este trabalho tem por objetivo geral verificar como o Currículo Mínimo de Língua Estrangeira da Secretaria Estadual de Educação do Rio de Janeiro, em sua versão 2012, resignifica os apontamentos epistemológicos delineados pelos Parâmetros Curriculares Nacionais de Língua Estrangeira (Ensino Fundamen [...] tal), no geral, e da teoria sócio-histórica da linguagem e ensinagem, em particular, que embasa tal documento. Para tanto, foram analisados os conteúdos e competências indicados para os quatro bimestres do nono ano do Ensino Fundamental a partir de uma metodologia interpretativista de pesquisa e sob a ótica de uma Linguística Aplicada Indisciplinar, crítica e problematizadora. Abstract in english This paper aims at verifying how the Foreign Language Minimum Curriculum elaborated by the Educational Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in its 2012 version, re-signifies the epistemological perspectives outlined by the National Foreign Language Curricular Parameters (Fundamental Education) [...] , in general, and the socio-historical theory of language and teaching-and-learning, in particular. For this purpose, the contents and skills indicated by the Minimum Curriculum for the four bimesters of the ninth grade were analyzed from an interpretive research methodology view and under the perspective of an indisciplinary, critical and socially relevant Applied Linguistics.

Marcel Alvaro de, Amorim.

2014-12-01

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The use of language in mathematics teaching in primary schools in Malawi: bringing language to the surface as an explicit feature in the teaching of mathematics  

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The aim of this study was to explore how teachers use language in Chichewa medium and English medium mathematics teaching in standards 3 and 4 of selected primary schools in Zomba, Malawi. Chichewa is a local and national language whereas English is a foreign language yet the official language in Malawi. Chichewa is a language of instruction in standards 1to 4 whereas English is used from standard 5. Both Chichewa and English are subjects of study from standard 1. Issues investigated included...

Kaphesi, Elias S.

2002-01-01

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Teaching writing of scientific abstracts in English: CLIL methodology in an integrated English and Medicine course  

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Full Text Available In the I Faculty at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” Medical School, one of the several methodology courses aims at developing approaches by physicians to patient queries. One such course comprises several disciplines: Pathology, Immunology, Medical Statistics, Internal Medicine and English, with the specific aim of furnishing students, all Italian speakers, with skills for searching and evaluating the medical literature for answers to patient queries regarding risks and effectiveness of therapy. This paper describes the integration of English into a Methodology Course and delineates how the language component uses a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL approach to train students to write the highly specific genre of journal abstracts for medical experimental research articles. A corpus of student writing is presented and discussed with the aim of furnishing one didactic model for language teaching within the Italian Medical Curriculum.

Philippa Mungra

2010-10-01

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Modern Approaches to Professional Spoken English Interaction Teaching of Future Psychologists  

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The article analyses the modern approaches to English professional spoken interaction teaching of future psychologists. The points of view of methodologists on the concept of professional spoken interaction were analysed. The main stages of professional spoken interaction teaching process in the context of foreign languages for specific purposes are defined. The most effective teaching model of foreign languages for specific purposes which is used for future psychologists is described.

Yuliya Zinovyeva

2013-01-01

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The relationship between Iranian English language Teachers’ and Learners’ Gender and their Perceptions of an Effective English Language Teacher  

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Homa Babai Shishavan

2010-08-01

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Reflecting on Western TESOL Training and Communicative Language Teaching: Bangladeshi Teachers' Voices  

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The increasing demand for competent users of English in the era of globalisation has had a significant impact on English Language Teaching (ELT) in Bangladesh. Among a number of changes to improve the quality of ELT, teachers of English have been encouraged, even required, to adopt a communicative language teaching (CLT) approach. To facilitate…

Chowdhury, Raqib; Ha, Phan Le

2008-01-01

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PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ BELIEFS ABOUT TEACHING ENGLISH TO PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN  

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Full Text Available This paper is a part of an ongoing doctoral research on ‘Teacher Talk in ESL Classrooms’. The idea for this was gained through the hypothesis that teachers’ beliefs about English teaching may also mould their talk. The researcher intends here to analyse and comment on teachers’ English teaching beliefs. It is generally accepted that teaching is greatly affected by the belief systems of its practitioners-teachers. Teachers’ beliefs influence their consciousness, teaching attitude, teaching methods and teaching policies, and finally, learners’ development. Horwitz (1987 also states rightly that the formation of teachers’ educational beliefs in language teaching/ learning process will influence, though indirectly, on forming effective teaching methods and will bring about the improvement of learners’ language learning abilities. In Indian context, there is dearth of research evaluating teachers’ beliefs about English teaching. This study explores teachers’ beliefs regarding teaching English to children and tries to explore whether medium of instruction makes any difference in their beliefs. It also intends to determine what similar and different beliefs might be held by in-service teachers from two different mediums. A total of 100 pre-service teachers are the subjects of this study. In order to recognize these teachers’ specific beliefs in a more systematic way, a research instrument, The Questionnaire of Primary School Pre-service English Teachers’ Teaching Beliefs was developed. Almost all of these pre-service teachers expected to have training regarding how to make their talk effective and relevant in classrooms.

Tripti K. Karekatti

2012-01-01

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LA EFECTIVIDAD DE UN MODELO DE APRENDIZAJE COMBINADO PARA LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA: ESTUDIO EMPÍRICO EFFECTIVENESS OF A BLENDED LEARNING MODEL FOR ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL TEACHING: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY  

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Full Text Available En este artículo se proporcionan guías de orientación efectiva para los investigadores que desarrollan plataformas computacionales para el aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras. El objetivo principal es visualizar cómo los principios metodológicos provenientes de los enfoques de enseñanza de lenguas (“Enseñanza de Lenguas basada en Tareas” y “Aprendizaje Cooperativo” pueden ser aplicados de manera efectiva en el diseño de actividades para el desarrollo de las destrezas lingüísticas en ambientes no presenciales y semipresenciales. Para ello, se explora evidencia empírica acerca de la efectividad en el aprendizaje del inglés como lengua extranjera en las modalidades de enseñanza semipresencial vs. enseñanza presencial en un estudio basado en un diseño experimental pre-y post-test grupo control. Los resultados muestran que el incremento en el aprendizaje del inglés como LE fue superior en el grupo experimental que utilizó la modalidad semipresencial con respecto al grupo control que trabajó con la modalidad presencial. Se propone, entonces, que en el diseño de plataformas para la enseñanza de lenguas se incluya e implemente modelos metodológicos de Aprendizaje Combinado.The purpose of this paper is to provide researchers and practitioners with valid guidelines for the development of CALL materials for foreign language learning. Our primary goal is to portray how theoretical principles from different language teaching approaches (such as Task Based Language Teaching and Cooperative Learning can be put into practice efficiently in the design of activities for online (e-learning and mixed (b-learning environments. Bearing this in mind, we examine empirical evidence in order to determine the efficiency of Blended Learning vs. face-to-face instruction for English as a Foreign Language Teaching. Both methods were contrasted and tested in an experimental pre-post-test control group research design. Findings suggest that the experimental group, which employed a Blended Learning model, had a considerable language improvement compared to the control group that used a traditional face-to-face method. Considering the results, we strongly recommend researchers and practitioners to include Blended Learning models into the design of CALL materials.

SANDRA MORALES RIOS

2008-01-01

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Corpus in Foreign Language Teaching and Research  

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Full Text Available Corpus-based language research has been long prospered since the middle of last century. Corpus is therefore frequently used in foreign language (mostly English teaching and research due to the fundamental principles of modern Corpus Linguistics along with the colorful resources of word-banks and the corresponding tools, especially in western countries. In China, the related literature found its way from introducing the foreign researches to our own practice into this field. As a conclusion, corpus and Corpus Linguistics can be closely connected with and widely applied in foreign language teaching and research with a predictable bright future.
Keywords: corpus, Corpus Linguistics, foreign language teaching and research
Résumé Le moyen de recherches sur le corpus a connu un développement rapide depuis le milieu du siècle précédent et a atteint la maturité aujourd’hui. En raison de l’importance de la linguistique de corpus et de la méthode de recherches sur le corppus, et étant donné ses ressources riches ainsi que les facilités apportées par les outils de recherche, le corpus est appliquée amplement dans les recherches linguistiques notamment dans celles de l’anglais. A l’étranger, l’étude de la linguistique de corpus a débuté tôt et a donné beaucoup de fruits ; le travail du milieu des langues étrangères chinois dans ce domaine a commencé par la présentation du corpus étranger et sa situation d’étude, et puis procède à des applications pratiques. En somme, il existe des relations étroites et diverses entre le corpus et les recherches de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères, et les recherches de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères basant sur le corpus présente une bonne perspective.
Mots-clés: corpus, linguistique de corpus, recherches de l’enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères
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2006-12-01

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Reflection into China’s Business English Teaching Practices Based on GDUFS Graduates’ Employment Status  

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Full Text Available GDUFS, as one of China’s top three foreign language universities with the longest history in business English teaching, has accumulated over 20-year experiences in this discipline. This research reflects into its business English teaching practices based on its graduates’ employment status in recent years, and concludes that the students of business English major tend to have higher level of employment status than those of other majors, and their employers are more likely to be consultancy MNCs, commercial banks and other firms. It is suggested that new efforts for reform should be made in disciplinary development, teaching development, curriculum designs and teaching methods.

Wenzhong Zhu

2009-07-01

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Foreign Language Teaching Style and Personality.  

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Administered a Teaching Activity Preference (TAP) questionnaire to ascertain how well teaching preferences fit personality type as determined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Describes teaching preferences of a sample of preservice foreign language teachers. Findings and pedagogical implications for teachers are discussed. (Author/VWL)

Cooper, Thomas C.

2001-01-01

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Teaching Language Arts in Second Life  

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Educators have been paying attention to the teaching potential of the 3D virtual world browsing program Second Life, and they have been using the tool to teach subjects such as arts and mathematics in the past few years. In this article, the author focuses on how to teach language arts in Second Life. Advantages and disadvantages of two Second…

Chen, Li-Ling

2011-01-01

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Word-Formation and Language Teaching  

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The essay attempts to show how the theoretical and methodological discussion found in the study of word-formation can be made fruitful in foreign language teaching. According to the writer, the aspects to be regarded in teaching are: the syntagma principle, the concept of word class, and syntactic analysis - without these the teaching of rules of…

Stein, Gabriele

1974-01-01

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Teaching and Learning English at Tertiary Level: Revisiting Communicative Approach  

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Full Text Available This study aims to discuss students’ and teachers’ awareness of various aspects of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT and in light of the results, consider the pedagogical implications. Participants consist of nine non-native English teachers and 286 students in Taiwan’s universities. Data was collected through an attitude scale and interviews with the participants. Analytical results revealed that most of the students preferred the communicative-learning teaching approach as a means to improve their English proficiency. Both students and teachers showed positive attitude with some reservation toward four domains of CLT: group/pair work, grammar, student/teacher role, and peer/teacher correction. The results also showed that the difficulties—teacher-related, student-related, and educational-system related—encountered by non-native English teachers were complex. Teacher-related constraints included teachers’ low confidence in spoken English, deficiency in strategic and sociolinguistic competence, unfamiliarity with the target culture, lack of proper training in CLT, and low willingness to prepare communicative materials. Student-related constraints were mainly due to students’ insufficient proficiency, and educational-system related limitations consisting of large classes and grammar-based examinations. The findings of this study, which corroborated those of previous studies, suggest that many of the difficulties encountered by both Taiwanese students and English teachers over the past decades still persist to this day.

Kun-huei Wu

2011-11-01

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Three Reading Phases and Their Applications in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Reading Classes with Young Learners  

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Most foreign language reading specialists view reading as interactive. To encouragestudents to use effective strategies when reading in a foreign language, the teacher candevelop simple exercises to elicit information via targeted strategies. These exercises can bedivided by the stage of reading at which they occur such as pre-reading, while readingactivities and so on. This study aims to clarify in what sense there is awareness about readingphases, their activities and their applications in ...

Elif Leyla Toprak; Gamze Almac?o?lu

2009-01-01

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Approaches to the Teaching of Idiomatic Language.  

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Examines the nature and structure of idioms and idiomatic language and offers suggestions for teaching them. Topics addressed include the relationship between idioms and erroneous language, idioms' appropriateness in context, proverbs, and metaphors. Some exercises are included. (Author/MSE)

Lennon, Paul

1998-01-01

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A Case Study on Teaching Business Courses in English or Bilingualism with Guangwai as an Example  

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Full Text Available Teaching courses in a foreign language was formally promoted by Ministry of Education in China in 2001. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (Guangwai as a top 3 Chinese foreign language university has taken the lead in teaching business courses in English instruction or bilingual languages. The paper summarizes and analyzes Guangwai’s experiences in implementing this teaching mode, such as the types of courses taught in this mode, the conditions required for teachers, the selection of teaching materials, etc., so as to provide some useful references for the university and other universities.

Wenzhong Zhu

2014-08-01

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Discriminating Children with Language Impairment among English-Language Learners from Diverse First-Language Backgrounds  

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Purpose: In this study, the authors sought to determine whether a combination of English-language measures and a parent questionnaire on first-language development could adequately discriminate between English-language learners (ELLs) with and without language impairment (LI) when children had diverse first-language backgrounds. Method:…

Paradis, Johanne; Schneider, Phyllis; Duncan, Tamara Sorenson

2013-01-01

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The Application of Context Theory in English Teaching of Reading  

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Full Text Available Context theory is a very important theory in English teaching, especially the teaching of reading. This paper first analyzes the theory of context, including the features of context and some principles in context theory. Then the paper discusses the application of context theory in English teaching of reading, including some problems met in reading comprehension test and some teaching methods related to context theory.

Jiang Zhu

2010-02-01

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English-language theories of financial reporting  

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The chapter provides a historical overview of the principal theories of financial reporting in the English language. Early attempts to generalise from practice were supplemented with applications of economic theory, as well as ideas drawn from mathematics, systems theory, organisation theory, human behaviour and other disciplines to develop theories that attempted to improve current financial reporting practice. This has culminated in the development of conceptual frameworks for financial rep...

Napier, Christopher

2013-01-01

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CHALLENGES OF THE ENGLISH TEACHERS IN TEACHING ENGLISH AT SECONDARY LEVEL ASSAMESE MEDIUM SCHOOLS OF ASSAM  

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This paper is an attempt to find out the challenges of the English teachers in teaching English at Secondary Level. It has been witnessed that in recent times the Assam Government has taken several measures to improve the quality of English teaching though with little satisfactory result. This paper therefore, aims at throwing lights on the existing practices of teaching English at Secondary Level and at the same time making the teachers alert about their role in upgrading the quality of Engl...

Pranjal Saikia

2013-01-01

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Application of Communicative Approach in College English Teaching  

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The main purpose of foreign language teaching is to communicate with language. Meanwhile, Communicative Approach is the effective way to achieve this goal. Through out more than twenty years, Communicative Approach has been confirmed and spread widely. Communicative Approach is the innovation of the foreign language teaching. Not only does it improve students’ communicative competence effectively, but also carries out the quality education in foreign language teaching. This thesis will take...

Guochen Jin

2009-01-01

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An English language interface for constrained domains  

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The Multi-Satellite Operations Control Center (MSOCC) Jargon Interpreter (MJI) demonstrates an English language interface for a constrained domain. A constrained domain is defined as one with a small and well delineated set of actions and objects. The set of actions chosen for the MJI is from the domain of MSOCC Applications Executive (MAE) Systems Test and Operations Language (STOL) directives and contains directives for signing a cathode ray tube (CRT) on or off, calling up or clearing a display page, starting or stopping a procedure, and controlling history recording. The set of objects chosen consists of CRTs, display pages, STOL procedures, and history files. Translation from English sentences to STOL directives is done in two phases. In the first phase, an augmented transition net (ATN) parser and dictionary are used for determining grammatically correct parsings of input sentences. In the second phase, grammatically typed sentences are submitted to a forward-chaining rule-based system for interpretation and translation into equivalent MAE STOL directives. Tests of the MJI show that it is able to translate individual clearly stated sentences into the subset of directives selected for the prototype. This approach to an English language interface may be used for similarly constrained situations by modifying the MJI's dictionary and rules to reflect the change of domain.

Page, Brenda J.

1989-01-01

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Emotional Intelligence and Language Competence: A Case Study of the English Language Learners at Taif University English Language Centre  

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Full Text Available Variation in general abilities of human beings gave birth to the concept of intelligence. Since 1990, when for the first time emotional intelligence was introduced, it has become a buzzword in many fields including education, management studies, and artificial intelligence. Within the context of foreign language learning, it is being applied in educational institutions for language competence. An empirical study was conducted on English language learners at Taif University English Language Centre (TUELC to find out relationship between their Emotional Intelligence (EI and language competence. For this study, a group of 200 (male and female students were selected randomly studying English at the undergraduate level. Data collected through EI Inventory was matched with their academic achievement in English language based on assessment of four skills. The result revealed a close relationship between EI and language competence of undergraduate students at TUELC and EI also affects students’ English language competence.

Muhammad Umar Farooq

2014-03-01

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The Sociology of Language Teaching and Learning  

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Any language must be treated in a social context. For a language teacher, it is important to relate language to society, because languages are taught and learnt to establish contact and communication across language boundaries. In fact society and culture are more than background and context. They both represent people with whom the learners eventually must make contact if language learning is to have any value in human terms. Language teaching can be looked upon as a deliberate intervention ...

Ravi Bhushan

2011-01-01

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Research on Affective Teaching Strategy in China's College English Classroom  

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Affective teaching plays an increasing significant role in the teaching process; it not only attaches great importance to the teaching of knowledge and skills, but also pays specific attention to students' attitude and emotional needs in the process of teaching, so as to promote students' overall development as well as improving their comprehensive qualities. In this paper, the author first put forward the current problems of English teaching in China, and then introduced some relevant stu...

Qiang Zhang

2014-01-01

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Teaching and learning English in kindergartens in Kaohsiung  

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Learning English is very popular in Taiwan. This is evident by the increasing number of English cram schools for children and adults in Taiwan. The market for English learning and teaching is so vast that many kindergartens in Taiwan offer English classes, too. The purpose of this study is to investigate the situation of English learning and teaching in Kaohsiung's kindergartens. Since kindergarten children are very young, age is an important concern. There have been innumerable studies on ag...

Chuang, Mei-ling

2001-01-01

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ENGLISH: THE LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION IN TOURISM  

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Full Text Available Tourism has become a success story of modern times. In the past decades the number of people whotravel abroad has grown rapidly. Tourism is a service - sector which has proved to be constant in times of economiccrisis and will continue to grow at a rapid pace in the 21st century. But tourism is an extremely complexendeavour.Communication is vital to its success since it is only through the effective use of communication thattourism marketers can offer to customers cues about world wide experiences.. Unfortunately, with the emphasis onscience and professional subjects, language studies are often neglected in universities. Consequently, English remains adifficult language to master in spite of the fact that the Tourism sector can benefit enormously from it and it can reviveinterest in learning languages .

SIMION MINODORA OTILIA

2013-02-01

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Language Learning Beliefs of Non-English Majors: Examining the Role of English Language Proficiency  

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Full Text Available This study investigates language learning beliefs of non-English majors with different levels of English language proficiency on language learning. The participants surveyed in this study were 125 (86 female and 39 male Iranian non-English majors who were studying in biology, geography, accounting and science. Two instruments, i.e. the Michigan Language Proficiency Test (ECPE and the translated version of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI were administered to collect the required data sets. Statistical procedures used to analyze data revealed that proficiency level had a significant effect on the motivation of students. The more proficient participants reported holding strong beliefs in the category of ''motivation and expectations''. Also results indicate that there is a significant difference among the aptitude of the four groups of participants. The results obtained in this study also demonstrate that no statistical significance was observed between male and female non-English majors' beliefs in English language learning. The interaction between male and female students in these disciplines shows that these are significantly different in the foreign language aptitude and the nature of language learning.

Hadiseh Bagherzadeh

2012-07-01

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A look at the evaluation practice in English Language  

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Full Text Available This article aims at discussing the evaluation of the teaching-learning process of the English Language. For that, we present its concept, history, approaches, functions and some instruments in order to verify the practice of a teacher of English Language of the Ensino Fundamental Segunda. Fase in the city of Bela Vista de Goiás. Through a descriptive qualitative research, it tries to identify what instruments are used by the teacher, the weight that each one has in the final note and what attitude the teacher has after the evaluating results of the instruments used by her, as well as the theories that are in her practice. The analysis of the collected data reveals that the teacher is conscious of the procedural character of the evaluation and her evaluating practice has characteristics both from the traditional approach and from communicative approach.

Rejane Maria Gonçalves

2011-01-01

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Exploring English-Language Teachers' Professional Development in Developing Countries: Cases from Syria and Pakistan  

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This paper attempts to present the findings of a study carried out in Pakistan that explored English-language teachers' professional development in developing countries. The main guiding question for the study was: How do English-language teachers at secondary schools learn to teach and develop professionally in Syria and Pakistan? Two cases were…

Dayoub, Ruba; Bashiruddin, Ayesha

2012-01-01

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Multidimensional Language Performance in Training Teachers for Secondary Content Instruction through English  

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This exploratory study focuses on four non-native English speaking secondary content teachers in a short-term immersion program aimed at introducing them to language teaching methods for secondary school content instruction through the medium of English. Such programs have been found to have largely mixed results for language performance. This may…

Feryok, Anne

2013-01-01

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Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners as "Variations on a Theme"  

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The growing number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States impacts many middle level teachers who must simultaneously teach content and support language development. Differentiated instruction can provide ways to maintain consistent whole-class learning objectives while meeting the needs of young adolescents learning English as a…

Baecher, Laura; Artigliere, Marcus; Patterson, David K.; Spatzer, Adrian

2012-01-01

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Setting the Foundation for Working with English Language Learners in the Secondary Classroom  

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In many schools, an increasing number of students are learning English as their second language. Secondary teachers are faced with the challenge of teaching English Language Learners (ELLs) with little or no training. This article highlights ideas and strategies that teachers can incorporate to make their instruction more effective in meeting the…

Berg, Helen; Petron, Mary; Greybeck, Barbara

2012-01-01

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A Look into the Local Pedagogy of an English Language Classroom in Nepal  

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English language teaching (ELT) currently occurring in diverse social settings points to the need to locate ELT in its social context. Many researchers have highlighted the need to explore local vernacular practices, in particular ELT practices in peripheral contexts. The present study investigates events in an English language classroom at a…

Tin, Tan Bee

2014-01-01

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Teaching English through Stories: A Meaningful and Fun Way for Children to Learn the Language / La enseñanza del inglés a través de historias: una forma divertida y significativa para que los niños aprendan el idioma  

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Full Text Available SciELO Colombia | Language: English Abstract in spanish Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio sobre el uso de historias para la enseñanza del inglés a niños en los grados primero, segundo y tercero. El estudio se llevo a cabo en una escuela pública de Bucaramanga, Colombia. La propuesta fue iniciada por un grupo de docentes en formación de [...] la Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, seccional Bucaramanga. Durante el proceso de investigación los docentes elaboraron e implementaron una propuesta de intervención, y además recolectaron y analizaron datos. Aunque los docentes trabajaron en diferentes grados, los resultados del estudio presentaron similitudes, tales como gran motivación de los niños al escuchar o leer las historias, alta participación en las diferentes actividades, comprensión de las historias y adquisición de vocabulario. Abstract in english This article presents the results of a study on utilizing stories for teaching English as a foreign language to children in first, second and third grades. It was carried out in a Colombian public elementary school in Bucaramanga, Colombia. The proposal was initiated by a group of student-teachers a [...] t Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Seccional Bucaramanga. During the research process the student-teachers were required to plan the course syllabus, create their own stories according to the children's interests and likes, plan the lessons, and collect and analyze data. Although the student-teachers worked in different grade levels, the results of the study present similarities such as the children's motivation when the stories were told or read, increased participation in the different activities, comprehension of the stories, and acquisition of the new vocabulary.

Nohora Inés, Porras González.

2010-04-01

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Peer Teachers’ Online Learning Community for Diversified College English Teaching Research: Cooperation and Contribution  

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Full Text Available Network English teaching research has attracted the attention of many college English teachers who are keen on the application of information technology and the seamless communication between teaching and learning participants since network technology was applied into foreign language teaching. The article introduces an online learning community titled Sharing & Improving among inter-college English teachers and excellent college students with the main focus on creating a communicative platform to discuss the hot issues concerning English education, and to explore those English teaching and learning problems troubling teachers and students. This is a platform advocating the equal and open dialogue between community members regardless of experts, teachers, and students. This is also a diversified and interactive stage promoting multi-dimension assessment mechanism in college English writing and multi-level discussion mechanism in English teaching research. After 6-month-research, this online learning community not only fulfils software of Four-dimension College English Writing Assessment Models, but also conducts a series of academic discussions concerning English teaching prospects and strategies. Those college students become very sensitive to English through constant training in English communication and discussion, thus promoting their comprehensive development in English skills. Ultimately, all the community members realize their initial goal to achieve the common progress in humanistic qualities by means of experiential and interactive learning in English.

Li Wei

2014-03-01

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On Teaching Strategies in Second Language Acquisition  

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How to acquire a second language is a question of obvious importance to teachers and language learners, and how to teach a second language has also become a matter of concern to the linguists' interest in the nature of primary linguistic data. Starting with the development stages of second language acquisition and Stephen Krashen's theory, this…

Yang, Hong

2008-01-01

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The Significant Role of Multimedia in Motivating EFL Learners’ Interest in English Language Learning  

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Full Text Available The use of multimedia in teaching and learning leads to higher learning. Multimedia refers to any computer-mediated software or interactive application that integrates text, color, graphical images, animation, audio sound, and full motion video in a single application. Multimedia learning systems offer a potentially venue for improving student understanding about language. Teachers try to find the most effective way to create a better foreign language teaching and learning environment through multimedia technologies. In this paper, the researcher defines multimedia, elaborates the rationale for using multimedia, identifies multimedia learning, mentions principles of multimedia, explains theoretical basis of multimedia English teaching, reviews roles of teachers and learners in multimedia environment, discusses the relationship between multimedia and learning, and states the strength of multimedia English teaching. The review of literature shows that teachers need to make full use of multimedia to create an authentic language teaching and learning environment where students can easily acquire a language naturally and effectively.

Abbas Pourhosein Gilakjani

2012-05-01

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Emotional Intelligence and Language Competence: A Case Study of the English Language Learners at Taif University English Language Centre  

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Variation in general abilities of human beings gave birth to the concept of intelligence. Since 1990, when for the first time emotional intelligence was introduced, it has become a buzzword in many fields including education, management studies, and artificial intelligence. Within the context of foreign language learning, it is being applied in educational institutions for language competence. An empirical study was conducted on English language learners at Taif University English Language...

Muhammad Umar Farooq

2014-01-01

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Teaching of Oral College English: Design and Evaluation --- Exploration of Educational Reform in College English in Capital University of Physical Education and Sports  

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This paper briefly analyzes issues existing in oral English teaching in physical institutes and puts forwards teaching design in oral activities and several evaluation methods for oral competence of students. The aim is to offer some new trains of thought for foreign language teaching reform in physical institutes.

Youming Wang

2012-01-01

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Comparison of educational facilitation approaches for Grade R English second language learning in Mpumalanga  

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According to South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements, learners’ first language should be the language of learning and teaching in Grade R. However, there is a mismatch between policy and practice since English is the language of Grade R learning and teaching in rural schools in Mpumalanga. The ECD manager should provide evidence-based guidance on the best facilitation approach to follow in a particular context. The study is underpinned by: ? Cummins’ d...

Moodley, Pathmanathan

2013-01-01

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A Study on College English Ecological Teaching Strategies in China  

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Full Text Available The aim of this study was to create ecological college English teaching strategies in non-English speaking countries in view of the increasing importance and popularity of English. The study shows most college students hope they are able to learn English well and they will be very happy if college English teachers can adopt some efficient and suitable teaching strategies. In this paper, the author puts forward college English teaching is a kind of micro-ecosystem in the light of ecology which has got such ecological characteristics as adaptability, openness and sustainability. In order to create suitable ecological college English teaching environments, the college English teaching are supposed to insist on 5C principles, that is, cooperation, competition, consideration, creativeness and continuity which are on the basis of such ecological principles as “Symbiotic Effect”, “Niche”, “Laws Limiting Factor”, “Law of Tolerance”, “the Most Appropriate Principle”, “Flowerpots Effect”. The efficiency and practicality of college English teaching in non-English speaking countries are able to be obtained by using ecological college English teaching strategies discussed in the paper.

Junhong Tang

2013-08-01

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The Teaching-Learning Situation of English Pronunciation in Jordan.  

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Gives a brief account of some factors which affect the teaching and learning of English pronunciation in Jordanian secondary schools. These factors include negative transfer from Arabic into English, learning strategies, and socioemotional, methodological, and psychological factors. (SED)

El-Halees, Yousef

1986-01-01

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THE TEACHING OF FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE SKILLS IN A SECOND LANGUAGE TO A CHILD WITH AUTISM  

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Full Text Available This article examined the rate of self-initiated communication acquisition, in a second language, of a child with autism. The language treatment objective was to teach functional communication skills in English through the use of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS. The findings of this study show that it is possible for a child with autism to acquire functional communication skills in his second language even though he did not possess such communication skills in his first language.

Renee Chong

2006-01-01

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Contrasting Specific English Corpora: Language Variation  

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Full Text Available The scientific community has traditionally considered technical English as neutral and objective, able to transmit ideas and research in simple sentences and specialized vocabulary. Nevertheless, global communication and intense information delivery have produced a range of different ways of knowledge transmission. Although technical English is considered an objective way to transmit science, writers of academic papers use some words or structures with different frequency in the same genre. As a consequence of this, contrastive studies about the use of second languages have been increasingly attracting scholarly attention. In this research, we evidence that variation in language production is a reality and can be proved contrasting corpora written by native writers of English and by non-native writers of English. The objectives of this paper are first to detect language variation in a technical English corpus; second, to demonstrate that this finding evidences the parts of the sentence that are more sensitive to variation; finally, it also evidences the non-standardisation of technical English. In order to fulfil these objectives, we analysed a corpus of fifty scientific articles written by native speakers of English and fifty scientific articles written by non-native speakers of English. The occurrences were classified and counted in order to detect the most common variations. Further analysis indicated that the variations were caused by mother tongue interference in virtually all cases, although meaning was only very rarely obscured. These findings suggest that the use of certain patterns and expressions originating from L1 interference should be considered as correct as standard English.La comunidad científica considera al inglés técnico como un tipo de lenguaje neutral y objetivo, capaz de transmitir ideas y hallazgos en frases simples y vocabulario reconocido por los especialistas de ese campo. Sin embargo, la comunicación global y el gran tráfico de información han producido una gran variedad de formas de transmitir el conocimiento. Aunque el inglés técnico se considera una forma objetiva de transmitir ciencia, los autores utilizan palabras y estructuras de forma diversa dentro del mismo género. Como consecuencia, los estudios contrastivos del uso de una lengua según el tipo de escritor están proliferando cada vez más. En este estudio, se pone en evidencia que la variación en la producción del lenguaje es un hecho real y que se puede demostrar al comparar corpora escrito por escritores nativos y no nativos de lengua inglesa. Los objetivos de este artículo son, primero, detectar la variación en el lenguaje técnico, segundo, demostrar que este hallazgo muestra las partes de la frase que tienen mas tendencia a variar y, finalmente, evidenciar la no estandarización del inglés técnico. Para poder llevar a cabo estos objetivos, analizamos un corpus de cincuenta artículos escritos por autores ingleses y otro de cincuenta artículos escritos en inglés por autores españoles. Los casos encontrados se clasificaron y contaron para detectar las variaciones más comunes y un análisis posterior nos indicó que la influencia de la lengua maternal fue la causante de la variación en la mayoría de los casos pero que el significado del texto no había cambiado. Estos hallazgos nos indican que el uso de ciertas estructuras originadas por la interferencia de la lengua maternal ha de ser aceptado como correctas.

María Luisa Carrió Pastor

2009-12-01

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Efficacious Teaching –learning Methodology for Teaching English- A special focus on Vocabulary  

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Full Text Available The present research paper is aresult of applying various sophisticated methods for efficacious teaching methods for the students of recent global scenario where the employees are expected with high proficiency at communication skills in which English plays a pivotal role. Specifically this paper aims at vocabulary development which is the heart of any language and in which most of the non native speakers of English are highly lagging behind. All these methods have been experimented on Engineering, M.B.A. as well as M.C.A. students of KL University, Pace Institute of Technology and Sciences as a part of Placement Training Programmes and produced fruitful results.

S. Parvathi Devi

2012-07-01

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Wiki Storyline in Second Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available Wiki Storyline is a web-based Storyline project. The interdisciplinary approach to second language teaching provided by combining the Storyline method and ICT is dynamic, and ideal for practicing receptive and productive skills in English. Being a learner-centered approach, the Storyline creates motivation for written and oral communication and this is facilitated by digital tools. The Wiki Storyline project has been carried out with two inservice courses and this study presents a comparative analysis of the various technical solutions, as well as of the pedagogical potential explored in the two courses. In addition to the wiki, Etherpad and a blog were the key digital media tools included in the project. In the wiki a virtual world was created, while Etherpad served as a tool for real time collaborative text editing, and the blog as an arena for reflection for the participants, outside the virtual world.

Hege Emma Rimmereide

2011-07-01

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Model of English Teaching for Future Employees in China’s Petroleum Production Industry  

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Full Text Available Model of English teaching in non-native English speaking countries are very important in English Education, especially in the discipline of teaching English as a second language. Therefore English teaching design requires more specificity, especially for special purposes such as teaching English for industrial workers. Experience indicates that the “1+1 model”?one year for acquiring basic knowledge plus one year for site training and practices in oil fields?is an effective approach for teaching future oil field workers. The model follows four basic principles: establishing a target, cultivating standards, designing and following a process, and effective evaluation. Additionally, cooperative teaching and effective learning are encouraged in this model. Transitioning to the “1+1 model” requires not only a change in teaching methods or means, but also a philosophical shift in the concept of English instruction, that is, a move toward the realization of a “student-centered” approach, emphasizing self-study and the acquisition of practical skills. The method we used includes experimental method and interview. The result indicates that English teaching “1+1 model” can supply more qualified future employees for the petroleum production industry.

Min Guo

2014-03-01

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Main Influence of the Chinese Language on English Learners  

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This thesis focuses on how the Chinese language influences English learners, which will help English learners to recognize their difficulties in English learning and know how to break away interference from their native language.

Qiujuan Zhu

2010-01-01

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On Cultivation of Cross-cultural Awareness in College English Teaching:Take Integrated Skills of English as an Example  

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Full Text Available Abstract: Language is an indispensable part of culture. To understand language means knowing about culture first. Culture teaching plays an essential role in English language teaching. The cultural orientation in language communication should be highly valued and the relevant cultural background should be led in where necessary. This paper discusses the training of cross-cultural awareness in college English teaching by taking Integrated Skills of English as an example. Besides teaching language, English teaching is to cultivate the students’ cross-cultural awareness and transform their linguistic competence into communicative competence in an effective way.Key words: Culture teaching; Cross-cultural awareness; Communicative competence; Integrated Skills of EnglishRésumé: La langue est un élément indispensable de la culture. Afin de comprendre une langue, il faut connaître la culture d'abord. L’enseignement de la culture joue un rôle essentiel dans l'enseignement de la langue anglaise. L'orientation culturelle dans la communication linguistique devrait être mise en valeur et le fond culturel approprié doit être introduit dans le cas échéant. Cet article discute la formation de sensibilisation interculturelle dans l'enseignement de l’anglais au collège en prenant des compétences intégrées en anglais comme un exemple. Outre l'enseignement de la langue, l’enseignement de l'anglais est de former la sensibilisation interculturelle des él?ves et de transformer leurs compétences linguistiques en compétence communicative de manière efficace. Mots clés: Enseignement de la culture; Sensibilisation interculturelle; Compétence communicative; Compétences intégrées en anglais

Ying YANG

2011-04-01

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Schema Theory and the Teaching of College English News Listening  

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Full Text Available At present, English news broadcasts have become necessary in the teaching process of listening. English majors and non-English majors are all required to listen to English news broadcasts. English news broadcasts provide the listeners with a good chance to learn English. But it is a great difficulty not only for the students to learn but also for the teachers to teach. This thesis tries to explore effective methods to improve the students’ ability for English news listening from the perspective of schema theory.

Qun Li

2014-07-01

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Arabic Language Teaching in Poland  

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The aim of the present paper is to discuss some aspects of teaching Arabic in Poland in last decades. The outline of existing handbooks, practical aids and teaching methods has been done with the special reference to other standard textbooks and methods employed through out the world.

Grysa, Bart?omiej

2001-01-01

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Assessing Business Communication Assignments of English-as-Second-Language Students.  

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Describes a nationwide survey of business communication teachers, soliciting input on how English-as-a-second language students' written communication skills were assessed. Makes comparisons based upon teachers' gender, age, number of years of teaching experience, and geographic location where they teach. Indicates that business communication…

Lewis, Stephen D.; McGrew, Linda G.; Adams, C. Nathan

2002-01-01

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English as an Additional Language and Initial Teacher Education: Views and Experiences from Northern Ireland  

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This paper addresses training for teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) at initial teacher education (ITE) level in Northern Ireland. This small-scale qualitative study describes 15 primary and post-primary teachers' perspectives on their preparation for teaching EAL in Northern Ireland. It explores reflections on EAL content in ITE…

Skinner, Barbara

2010-01-01

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Optimization of Multimedia English Teaching in Context Creation  

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Using multimedia to create a context to teach English has its unique advantages. This paper explores the characteristics of multimedia and integrates how to use multimedia to optimize the context of English teaching as its purpose. In this paper, eight pri...

Weiyan Yang; Fan Fang

2008-01-01

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English Language Teacher Education: Rewriting S-1 National Curriculum  

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Full Text Available As part of an overall attempt to improve secondary school teacher education, a program has been launched to review and develop the national curriculum (KURNAS of English language teacher education in Indonesia as a means to improve the quality of teachers of English. The new curriculum is at the same time intended to be a revision of the 1995 national curriculum supposedly in use now. For the purpose a team of three members was appointed by the Secondary School Teacher Development Project (nationally known as Proyek PGSM, comprising English teaching professionalls from Universitas Negeri Malang, GAJAHMADA UNIVERSITY, and a senior high school teacher of English. Following a study of the existing documents related to ELT in Indonesia, an initial draft was written and gradually developed following a series of discussions and exchanges of ideas with teachers and profesionalls in the field of ELT. By the 3 rd year of the appointment of the team, the draft for the new KURNAS comprising Books I, II, and III, has been completed and ready for a try-out. The try-out was intended to put into practise the Intensive Course (IC Program as one of the most important components of the new KURNAS for the development of fluency in English as an essential basis for the preparation of competent high school teachers of English. This article describes the background and the underlying principles of the curriculum revision, along with the classification and identification of courses, descriptions of courses their and syllabus outlines.

M. Soenardi Djiwandono

1999-01-01

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Situational Language Teaching in Ubiquitous Learning Environments  

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Full Text Available Situational language teaching (SLT is an effective instruction paradigm for English teaching in terms of providing vocabularies and sentence patterns with their frequent situations through learning materials. With the growth of educational technology, we need powerful and suitable techniques to embody SLT’s features in ubiquitous learning (u-learning and thus to benefit teachers and learners. Although researchers have proposed several innovative types of u-learning scenarios, the improved SLT paradigm in u-learning environment has been rarely investigated. This study indicated a framework of ubiquitous learning school to promote the concept of u-learning and employ SLT pedagogy in u-learning environment; it is called U-SLT. In order to support its innovation and provide situational learning services on demand, situational mashups was suggested to identify learners’ situation and learning requirement by means of integrating situation awareness with service mashups. The comparison between two u-learning modes, learning with situational mashups and learning without situation awareness support, were discussed. Experimental results showed that the students with the situational mashups support had a better learning performance and improved behaviours. Therefore, situational mashups was perceived to be a useful and desirable system for supporting U-SLT as well as the fundamental issue of a ubiquitous learning school.

Angus F.M. Huang

2010-09-01

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TEACH - A concurrent robot control language  

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This paper describes the TEACH robot control language and its supporting operating system. It addresses concurrency, device independence, and other issues related to manipulator control, task specification, and system operation.

Ruoff, C. F.

1979-01-01

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Discussions on the University English Teaching Influenced by Traditional Education Mode and the Multimedia Education Mode  

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the merits and shortcoming of the traditional education mode and the multimedia education mode. How to supplement the two patterns is the priority which we should think over and explore during teaching. The suggestion that we should improve university English education mode based on making up for one’s deficiency by learning from others’ strong points for promoting the present university English teaching to adapt our foreign language teac...

Kun Liu

2014-01-01

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Reflective Teaching and Professional Development of Young College English Teachers—From the Perspective of Constructivism  

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Full Text Available In recent years, young college English teachers’ professional development has become a core issue. The traditional training of young teachers ignored the empirical, experiencing and diversifying nature of language teachers’ professional development. From the perspective of constructivism, this paper elaborates the impacts of teaching reflection on young college English teachers and highlights four effective methods and strategies to carry out reflective teaching.

Jing Ma

2011-02-01

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Online Language Teaching: the Pedagogical Challenges  

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Full Text Available Reflecting on the experience of teaching two fully online papers in Chinese at the Bachelor of Arts (Chinese program at Auckland University of Technology (AUT (delivered for a total of ten times since 2008, the object of this paper is to examine the problems along the way, and to address issues which arise. The problems are all pedagogical by nature, instead of being technical concerns upon which a large proportion of online language teaching research has been focused. The issues at stake are two very important assumptions: that there exists a Virtual Classroom, and that one can move the class to the cyberspace and build an Online Learning Community in online language teaching. Discussions are centred on the changing learner profile and the changed learner behaviours in online learning, and their far-reaching impacts on the way we traditionally teach. This author argues that both assumptions are mere myths, and urges a re-think of the online pedagogical approaches which still treat online courses as “classes” and insist on building the online learning community to re-invent traditional classroom-learning in cyberspace. An urgent call is then made for a radical pedagogical shift in online language teaching from teacher-centred approaches towards a personalised, small-group orientated, multi-dimensional model of teaching. In this spirits, a proposal on online language teaching design is formulated with specific and practical suggestions for online language teachers.

Susan Yue Hua Sun

2011-09-01

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An Evaluation of the English Immersion Approach in the Teaching of Finance in China  

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Full Text Available The English immersion teaching approach adopted by SEIB of GDUFS in China was developed on the basis of the immersion theory which was originally developed in North America. Its purpose is to create a learning environment in which the students acquire knowledge in business with English as the main carrier. The adoption of this approach aims to cultivate students with qualifications in both English language proficiency and business knowledge and skills. EDIF is one of the departments within SEIB that has implemented this approach since its establishment in 2001. The paper analyzes the implementation of English immersion teaching approach in the teaching of finance in EDIF from the perspectives of curriculum design, teacher training and recruitment, textbook selection and compilation and classroom teaching. Finally by comparing the results of language proficiency tests of EDIF students and those of the English majors of other colleges in China and by analyzing the employment situation of EDIF graduates, this paper concludes that students of EDIF outperform the other college students in both English language proficiency and employment competitive advantage. This indicates that English immersion teaching approach adopted by EDIF is effective and successful in the cultivation of students in both English proficiency and business knowledge.

Ruiqi Zhou

2008-12-01

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Research-Based Vocabulary Instruction for English Language Learners  

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A major reading-achievement gap exists between English language learners and English-only students. In order for ELLs to experience school success, they must achieve English language proficiency. This article presents why vocabulary acquisition plays the most vital role in ELLs' learning of the English language. Factors include the severity and…

Chung, Stephanie F.

2012-01-01

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Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students  

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This brief is written for the practitioners: teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum writers, and program administrators who work with adult English language students in English as a second language (ESL) classes or in mixed adult basic education ABE classes (with native English speakers and English language learners). If educators are not…

Smith, Cristine; Harris, Kathryn; Reder, Stephen

2005-01-01

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Teaching English Medical Writing in a Blended Setting  

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Full Text Available Medical writing activities which may have a context and seem to be engaging may be perceived as demotivating by the students of medicine. This opinion was confirmed by the learners' responses to the open-ended question given to them prior to this study. In their responses students evaluated the writing section of English course negatively. The negative views about the writing course posed a problem to the class teacher. The computer technology and the Internet can easily be integrated into language classroom if activities are designed carefully, and carried out systematically. These attempts brought about a new understanding to teaching and learning: blended learning (BL. The purpose of this research was to investigate students of medicine attitude to blended writing classes. It was conducted with second year learners in the Faculty of Medicine at Kashan University of Medical Sciences. The first reflection aimed at finding out medical students' attitude toward blended writing lessons. Although learners' attitude to writing lessons was negative in the first reflections, they changed into positive in the latter ones. The findings indicated that blended writing class had changed students' perception of writing lessons positively. Therefore, this kind of classes may help students develop a positive attitude towards writing by providing meaningful writing opportunities. Like the student portfolio before it, the weblog faces challenges with practicality and security, but ultimately provides an alternative way to teach and assess authentic writing and reading skills. Blog Assisted Language Learning not only provides teachers with an exciting new way to approach communicative language learning, it also gives the students a new reason to enjoy writing! The paper concludes that Internet tools have the potential to be a transformational technology for teaching and learning writing, and teachers ought to give strong consideration to the setting up their facilities within their learning management system.

Jafar Asgari Arani

2012-12-01

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Teaching English in the World: Rethinking English and Literacy--A View from Overseas  

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After two years of teaching English, history, and wilderness survival in the Inupiaq Eskimo village of Wales, Alaska, the author moved in Brazil to teach English and Theory of Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. His four years of experience at the International School of Curitiba have confirmed his belief that…

Prosek, Scott

2007-01-01

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Effects of an Online Mathematics Curriculum for English Language Learners  

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This study measured the effects of an online supplementary mathematics curriculum designed for middle school English language learners who speak Spanish as a first language. A randomized experiment measured the achievement differences between middle school English language learners who used the Web-based HELP Math (Help with English Language

Crawford, Lindy

2013-01-01

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION: LEARNING FROM THE BOLOGNA PROCESS  

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Full Text Available The Bologna Process aims to provide tools to connect the European national educational systems. The purpose of this paper is to analyze what we have learned and what challenges remain today. Since the beginning all participating countries had to agree on a comparable three cycle degree system for undergraduates (Bachelor degrees or Grades and graduates (Master and PhD degrees in order to create compatibility and comparability for achieving international competitiveness and a worldwide degree of attractiveness in higher education. The Bologna Declaration, originally signed by 29 countries, has now reached 47 countries, engaged in the process of creating a European Higher Education Area (EHEA, searching to be competitive to launch the European Academia of the 21st Century. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS has turned out to be the perfect tool to design, describe, and deliver programs and award higher education qualifications. Markets and European universities are going to be able to compete overseas in the future if the new regulations let them to create profitable business in the education area. As expected, European Universities have responded promptly and actively to the call. In the case of small countries like Spain, it is an opportunity to internationalize Spanish universities; moreover, there is the opportunity for the expansion and consolidation of the Spanish language as the second most important foreign language. The 2009 Report highlights that early teaching of a foreign language is advancing in Europe. In lower secondary education, earlier teaching of English is becoming widespread; and the three Nordic countries, Germany, and the UK are the highest innovation performers. The result is a system of higher education more competitive and more attractive for Europeans and non-Europeans students and scholars. Reform is needed today if Europe wants to match the performance of the best performing higher education systems in the world. The English language seems to be the response in the search for a common European answer to solve common European problems.

Hernandez - Carrion Jose Rodolfo

2011-12-01

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Social Networking Sites (SNSs)- Shifting Paradigm of English Language Usage  

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English is the globally accepted language in various nations and professions in different varieties, but the English that has acquired a wider spectrum than all these Englishes is the English used in Social Networking Sites which has changed the scenario of English language usage due to the ease in its accessibility and the kind of flexibility of language usage. The English used in Social Networking Sites like Facebook and Twitter has changed the linguistic behaviour of the people by producin...

Kachhia, Hetal K.; Kachhia, Jigisha K.

2014-01-01

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Contextualizing the pedagogy of English as an international language issues and tensions  

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Among the growing number of publications on promoting English as an International Language (EIL), little has been written on the complexities that the EIL paradigm has brought to the teaching and learning of English in the classroom. This edited book seeks to address this deficit in the literature by bringing together narratives of the realities that EIL practitioners encountered in their diverse teaching contexts, including Indonesia, the Pacific islands, USA, and Australia; the struggles, t...

Zacharias, Nugrahenny T

2013-01-01

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Teacher Views about Using Songs in Teaching English to Young Learners  

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The primary aim of this study was to explore the views of Turkish state primary school EFL teachers about songs and using songs in teaching English to young learners. English language teachers' (n = 52) opinions were collected through a questionnaire and the results demonstrated that Turkish EFL teachers have strong beliefs about the pedagogical…

Sevik, Mustafa

2011-01-01

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Psycholinguistic Knowledge Use for Native and Foreign Languages Teaching  

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The article is concerned with the issues of the modern language teaching are examined on the basis of cross-cultural communication in the context of psycholinguistic researches. Authors characterize linguistic means, maximally bringing together communication parties, belonging to different socio-cultural groups. The goals and objectives of the research are directed at the detection and updating of those linguistic means of the Kazakh, Russian and English languages, promoting improvement of in...

Shara Mazhitaeva; Bakhyt Ajazbaeva; Nadezhda Khan

2013-01-01

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The use of ICTS in the BA in English teaching  

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Full Text Available El presente artículo examina el papel de las Tecnolog?as de la Informaci?n y de la Comunicación (TIC en la ense?anza del idioma inglés. A través de una encuesta electrónica, se analizaron las opiniones de cincuenta egresados del Bachillerato en la Enseñanza del Inglés de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Los resultados muestran que las Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación juegan un papel esencial en el aprendizaje de un idioma para el desarrollo de las macro destrezas lingüísticas. Basándose en estos resultados, se concluye que, a pesar de su importancia, las TIC no est?n completamente incorporadas en esta carrera. This article examines the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs in language teaching. Through an electronic survey, the opinions of fifty ex-students of the B.A. in the Teaching of English at the University of Costa Rica were analyzed. The results show that information and communication technologies play an essential role in language learning to develop the macro linguistic skills. Based on these results, it can be concluded that, despite their importance, ICTs are not being fully incorporated in the major.

Charpentier Jiménez, William

2014-01-01

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Every teacher is a language teacher: Preparing teacher candidates for English language learners through service-learning  

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Full Text Available Secondary school teachers in the United States are facing urgent challenges in their increasingly heterogeneous classrooms where the presence of English language learners (ELLs is becoming the norm. This study reports preliminary findings of a qualitative, interpretive case study of secondary school teacher candidates learning to teach English language learners through service-learning in Northern California. In a semester-long tutoring project, candidates focused on individual ELLs in their inquiry into language learning, in which they (reconstructed their sociolinguistic knowledge of English and their tutees’ home languages in context. Moreover, the mutually beneficial relationships among members of the language community encouraged candidates’ critical reflections on language learning. The study offers instructional experiences for teachers and teacher educators to develop sociolinguistic and pedagogical tools while supporting, and being supported by, the ELL communities. Keywords: teacher education, service-learning, sociocultural perspective, English language learners, secondary schools, teacher knowledge

Yanan Fan

2013-09-01

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The Sociology of Language Teaching and Learning  

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Full Text Available Any language must be treated in a social context. For a language teacher, it is important to relate language to society, because languages are taught and learnt to establish contact and communication across language boundaries. In fact society and culture are more than background and context. They both represent people with whom the learners eventually must make contact if language learning is to have any value in human terms. Language teaching can be looked upon as a deliberate intervention into ethno-linguistic relations which can be planned more or less effectively and which can contribute to the bilingualism of a society. Socio- cultural factors that affect motivation, such as the relative social status of the first language and the second language, the instrumental value of the second language, the cultural value of the second language and political factors should be considered. Sociolinguistics and other social sciences have a major role to play in second language pedagogy, profoundly influencing the quality of language programmes and provision of language in a speech community. The scope of this paper is to ascertain the role of social scientists, educational linguists, and language teachers who must come together to facilitate better teaching and learning of language.

Ravi Bhushan

2011-03-01

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Every teacher is a language teacher: Preparing teacher candidates for English language learners through service-learning  

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Secondary school teachers in the United States are facing urgent challenges in their increasingly heterogeneous classrooms where the presence of English language learners (ELLs) is becoming the norm. This study reports preliminary findings of a qualitative, interpretive case study of secondary school teacher candidates learning to teach English language learners through service-learning in Northern California. In a semester-long tutoring project, candidates focused on individual ELLs in their...

Yanan Fan

2013-01-01

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An Analysis of Current Situation of MBA English Teaching  

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Full Text Available This paper tries to probe into the current situation of MBA English teaching in our country and that of ZNUEL. Based on the analysis of MBA English course design, teaching approach as well as the structure of English teachers and MBA candidates, the author finds out some problems existing in MBA English teaching field.
Key words: MBA English teaching; Problems; Current; situation
Résumé: Cet article tente d’explorer la situation actuelle de l'enseignement de MBA en anglais dans notre pays et celle de ZNUEL. Basé sur l'analyse de la conception des cours de MBA en anglais, les méthodes d'enseignement ainsi que la structure des enseignants d'anglais et des candidats MBA, l'auteur découvre des problèmes existants dans le domaine de l'enseignement de MBA en anglais.
Mots-clés: L’enseignement de MBA; en anglais; Problèmes; Situation actuelle
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Fen XIAO

2008-09-01

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Culture Introduction and Cross-cultural Communication Competence in College English Teaching  

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Language is closely related to culture, language learning is dependent on the culture introduction. This article discussed the importance and necessity of cultural import and its principle and method. And how to import the culture content in English teaching, improve students’ sensitivity to the culture, cultivate cultural awareness, so as to cultivate the students’ communicative competence, especially cross-cultural communication ability.

Bai, Wei

2014-01-01

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Foreign Language Teaching in Germany.  

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This theme issue of "Bildung und Wissenschaft" explains the importance of multilingualism in today's world, focusing on foreign language instruction in Germany. It examines the following issues: "Multilingualism in a Changing World"; "The Significance of Foreign Languages for Germany"; "Foreign Languages in Schools: The System--A Few Basic Facts";…

Bliesener, Ulrich; Tapia, Ivan, Ed.; Blochmann, Georg M., Ed.

1998-01-01

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Playing and Teaching English to Adults  

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This project tried to answer the query: Can adult students (who have not studied English before) speak English if they are given the opportunities to do it? The high school subjects in question belong to Instituto San Fernando Ferrini. Subjects study at night and they have not studied English before so they were afraid. Results suggested that changing parameters such as speaking in English most of the time and including dynamic activities such as games could help adult students feel better ab...

Cuervo Ballén Víctor Manuel; Reyes Oscar Orlando; Torres Díaz Sandra Patricia; Urrea de Garcés Lucila

2000-01-01

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The Spatial Impact of Language Policies on the Marginal Bids for English Education in Hong Kong  

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In 1997 the government of Hong Kong reformed its policy on the language medium for teaching at the secondary-school level and removed schools' right to choose their own medium. Among the 404 public and "aided" secondary schools in Hong Kong, the government allowed only 100 to use English as the medium for teaching and required the remaining 304 to use the native language, Chinese. The authors assess the spatial impact of the policy reform and estimate the bid function for English-language sch...

Mok, D.; Li, L.

2010-01-01

449

TEAM. English Language Center. Numbers 43-45, Spring-Winter 1983.  

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Three issues of the journal "TEAM" are presented. Each issue contains feature articles, a section on teaching techniques, book reviews, English Language Center news items, and announcements. The articles in these three issues deal with the following topics: the freshman English course at the University of Minerals and Petroleum, a course in…

Egan, Dennis, Ed.

1983-01-01

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Disciplinary Differences in the Use of English in Higher Education: Reflections on Recent Language Policy Developments  

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In post-Bologna Europe, there has been a noticeable increase in English-medium instruction. In this article we take the case of Sweden as an illustrative example of the wider disciplinary issues involved in changing the teaching language in this way. By 2008 the use of English in Swedish higher education had risen to such an extent that it had to…

Kuteeva, Maria; Airey, John

2014-01-01

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The Affective Filter in Second Language Teaching  

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Full Text Available Language learning is a process that involves both objective and affective factors. This paper introduces the concept of affective filter which has four factors, and then argues how to make use of them in SLT. By analyzing this topic, second language teachers can find a better way to conduct their teaching.

Xiaoyan Du

2009-07-01

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Socio-politico – Pedagogical Problems of Language Teaching in Nigeria  

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Full Text Available The languages spoken in Nigeria do not only play significant roles in the socio-political life of the country, but also help in no small measure to unify or integrate the country that is so much diverse in all spheres of life. In realizing these multiplicity of roles the languages play in the country, the Government instituted and enacted a policy called language policy to control and plan the use, teaching and learning of the various languages that we have in the country. The languages are of three categories: the indigenous ones that are about 450, the official one used for official purposes, which is English, and those that enjoy Foreign Language status, that is, Arabic and French. All these languages co-exist in the country. However, the Government policy on the use, teaching and learning of these languages is bedeviled with a lot of problems which range from inadequate materials and personnel to handle the teaching of the recommended ones in the policy to socio – political problems initiated and propagated by the various groups in the country. It is thus recommended that the Government of the Federation should revisit the policy on languages in the country, rework it to accommodate the socio/politico-cultural differences and realities of the nation in order that the country may tap and enjoy the intent benefits of the multiplicity of languages and cultures that the nation is endowed with.

AYEOMONI MOSES OMONIYI

2012-04-01

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The problems affecting English language learning for non-native speakers: similarities and differences from the East to the West  

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In our experience teaching English to Malay and Mexican students and after the revision of bibliographical references related to this topic, we have observed several difficulties in the second language acquisition. We intend to present an overview of the Teaching and Learning of English as an L2 in Malaysia and New Mexico. In our study we have compared the similarities and differences faced in the processes of teaching and learning English in Malaysia and New Mexico to highlight results in a ...

Marti?nez Lirola, Mari?a; Stephen, Jeannet

2007-01-01

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Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners Participant's Workbook  

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Everyone who participates in your workshop on "Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners" needs this participant's workbook to gain expertise in strategies that are effective with ELL (English Language Learners) students.

Hill, Jane D.; Bjork, Cynthia Linnea

2008-01-01

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Constructivism in Practice: The Case for English Language Learners  

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A classroom of diverse learners with diverse language backgrounds can be a great challenge for a classroom teacher.  English Language Learners (ELL) present a particular challenge to teachers as they represent such a wide range of academic abilities, English lang...

Mvududu, Nyaradzo H.; Jennifer Thiel-Burgess

2012-01-01

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Radio language teaching in Kenyan sch  

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Full Text Available The Radio Language Arts Project in Kenya is currently testing the feasibility of using radio intensively to serve as the major medium of English instruction in the formal classroom setting. The project, now in its third and final year of lesson development and experimentation, is evaluating the effectiveness of radio in teaching English to children in the first three primary grades. The thirty-minute, daily broacasts are part of the normal school curriculum. Preliminary results show substantial achievement gains by the radio students and strong support from school personnel. The project demonstrates that carefully designed, written, and produced radio lessons, aided by human interaction fostered by a teacher or other guide, can be an effective alternative to more complex and more costly techniques. In Kenia word die uitvoerbaarheid daarvan om die radio intensief te gebruik as die belangrikste medium by die onderrig van Engels in die formele klassituasie, getoets deur projek "Radio Language Arts". Die projek, wat tans in sy derde en finale jaar van lesontwikkeling en eksperimentasie verkeer, evalueer die doeltreffendheid van die radio in Engels-onderrig aan kinders in die eerste drie jaar van die primere skool. Die halfuur lange, daaglikse uitsendings vorm deel van die norm ale kurrikulum. Voorlopige resultate vertoon aansienlike winste in die prestasies van radio-leerlinge en 'n sterk aanhang deur personeel. Die projek demonstreer dat noukeurig ontwerpte, geskrewe en uitgevoerde radio-lesse, ondersteun deur menslike interaksie in die vorm van 'n onderwyser of gids, 'n doeltreffende alternatief kan wees vir meer ingewikkelde en duur metodes.

Maurice Imhoof

2013-02-01

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Semiotic Nature of Language Teaching Methods in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching  

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This paper aims to cover the semiotic nature of language teaching methods, andtheir sample applications in the language classroom. The verbal and the non-verbalaspects of language teaching should not be kept separate since they are closelyinterrelated and interdependent. The use of signs, symbols and visual aids by theteachers help the enhancement of the learning capacity of the language learner both atcognitive and meta-cognitive levels as they listen and try to learn a foreign languagecompo...

Erton, I?smail

2006-01-01

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Pre-Service English as a Foreign Language Teachers' Belief Development about Grammar Instruction  

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This study aims to investigate pre-service English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' beliefs about grammar instruction in a foreign language (FL) context through their initial teaching practices. Analyses of semi-structured interviews and classroom observations apart from pre-and post-test results of participants' responses to a belief…

Çapan, Seyit Ahmet

2014-01-01

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The Relationship between Iranian English Language Learners’ Learning Styles and Strategies  

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The present study aimed at finding the degree of relationship between Iranian learners' learning styles and their preferences in using specific language learning strategies. The study was conducted on female EFL learners at the Iran Language Institute (ILI) in advanced levels and also university students of English teaching at Azad University of Mashhad. By employing such instrumentation as the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) and also Language Learning Style (LLS) questionnair...

Zahra Zohoorian Vahid Baghban

2012-01-01

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48 CFR 614.201-70 - Use of English language.  

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...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Use of English language. 614.201-70 Section 614.201-70 ...Solicitation of Bids 614.201-70 Use of English language. Use of English language solicitations and contracts is mandatory...

2010-10-01

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The Effect of EFL Teachers’ Attitude toward English Language and English Language Proficiency on Their Sense of Efficacy  

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Researchers in education have documented that teachers’ sense of efficacy has strong impacts on various aspects of teaching and learning. Yet, in the field of TESOL, inquiry into teachers’ sense of efficacy is extremely scarce. The present study, by adopting the notion of teachers’ sense of efficacy as the theoretical framework, has explored Iranian English Institute teachers’ confidence in teaching English. The study has also examined teachers’ attitudes toward the English langu...

Farzaneh Sabokrouh

2013-01-01

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The art of teaching secondary English : innovative and creative approaches.  

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The following text is taken from the publisher's website: "At a time when school-based English is in danger of becoming reductive and mechanistic, the authors of this book reconsider the fundamental philosophy of English teaching, evaluate current practice and offer a practical framework for new approaches to teaching this important subject. The authors draw on recent initiatives in the area, including the National Literacy Strategy, but also offer wider perspectives on the formation a...

Stevens, D.; Mcguinn, N.

2004-01-01

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Teaching English at Polish Secondary Schools  

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The aims of this paper are to determine: 1. if Polish secondary school learners are studying English so that they can obtain jobs in the UK and Ireland and 2. whether they prefer to learn how to speak English from a native speaker teacher than from a non-native instructor. Eighteen students, who study at ZESPOL SZKOL MECHANICZNYCH NR 2 in Cracow,…

Butler, Norman L.; Pirog, Renata; Kritsonis, William Allan

2010-01-01

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Teaching English in Lithuania (Global Issues).  

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Describes the author's summer spent in Lithuania helping Lithuanian teachers tackle real problems of teachers of English in Lithuanian schools. Discusses the needs of teachers in Lithuania, and mentions three ways that readers can be of assistance to Lithuanian English instruction personally, materially, or financially. (SR)

Slayton, Paul

1998-01-01

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The Old English Language of Fear  

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This dissertation examines the development of the Old English vocabulary for fear under the influence of the Latinate discourse of Christian doctrine. The first chapter arranges the Old English words for fear into etymologically organized families and describes their incidence and usage across attested corpus of Old English, using the Dictionary…

Carlson, Erik A.

2012-01-01

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Characteristics of an Effective English Language Teacher as Perceived by Iranian Teachers and Learners of English  

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This study attempted to characterize qualities of an effective English language teacher (EELT) as perceived by Iranian English language teachers and learners. For this purpose, a tailor-made questio...

Homa Babai Shishavan; Karim Sadeghi

2009-01-01

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English Language Learners: Development and Intervention--An Introduction  

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Nearly one in five Americans speaks a language other than English at home; among Americans speaking languages other than English, the largest single language group is Spanish speaking (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004). The increase in the total group of language minority individuals has been dramatic, with their proportion in the U.S. population…

McCardle, Peggy; Leung, Christy Y.Y.

2006-01-01

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