2015 Volume 17, Issue 1 : March 2015 Quarterly Journal Download Full PDF Main Articles Lichung Yang. Using Picture Books with School Children in Taiwan’s EFL Classrooms Rachael Ruegg. Student Uptake of Teacher Written Feedback on Writing Asfia Khan and Rahma Al-Mahrooqi. Foreign Language Communication Anxiety (FLCA) among Tertiary Level Omani EFL Learners Kadriye Dilek Akpınar, Asuman Aşık […]
2014 Volume 16, Issue 4 : December 2014 Quarterly Journal Download Full PDF Articles Book Reviews Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian Perspectives Edited by Roger Barnard and James McLellan Reviewed by Anna Husson Isozaki Technology Enhanced Language Learning: Connecting Theory and Practice Aisha Walker and Goodith White Reviewed by Darío Luis Banegas Volume 16, Issue 3 : September 2014 Quarterly […]
2008 Volume 10 Issue 4: December 2008 Proceedings from the Asian EFL Journal International Conference, April 2008. We also introduce this volume in MS Word E-book format. Pp1 Pp PDF You may also view this edition in the new Flash (swf) style for greater ability to read and search within the document SWF Foreword by […]
The paper proposes to initiate discussion about research ethics in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Integrating Content and Language (ICL) by presenting the results of a small-scale empirical study on the topic. Adapting Corrigan’s (2002) research ethics survey questionnaire, the study found that the 47 CLIL and ICL researchers and practitioners who participated in the study often were divided in how to come to terms with a hypothetical research ethics quandary.
This study examines shadowing, or the on-line simultaneous repetition of heard speech, in the EFL context, and suggests how monitoring might be incorporated into shadowing activities to create a learning method. Shadowing has been used as a technique to improve listening skills, especially bottom-up skills. The study investigates two approaches to monitoring — self-monitoring and pair-monitoring — and compares how they affect phoneme awareness development and listening comprehension in lower- and higher-proficiency English learners.
Incorporating theories of language learning strategies and theories of speaking strategies, the present study posed three research objectives: (1) identifying the categories of strategies of learning speaking skill employed by EFL learners of Indonesian senior high schools, (2) measuring the intensity of use of each strategy category, and (3) comparing the use of the identified strategies by successful and less successful students.
There are increasing pressures in schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enact change, and the academic literature has shown that transformational leadership is positively associated with school leaders’ effectiveness at implementing reforms. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which school principals in the UAE practice transformational leadership to bring about change and innovation within this Middle Eastern educational context, as well as to investigate teachers’ and principals’ overall acceptance of this type of leadership in this country.
An Investigation of the Impact of Bilingualism on the Identity of a Sample of Bilingual English Teachers
Bilingualism and its impact on the identity of such speakers has been widely discussed in the academic field, yet there is little attention paid to the relationship between bilinguals’ self-perception and their identity as bilingual/non-native English teachers. In our multilingual world, ever greater numbers of bilingual teachers of English can be seen in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) profession.
The examination mechanism in Pakistan has many loopholes, the local benchmarking is entirely not existing, many Pakistani examiners are not trained in the application of rating tests accordingly the scale descriptors, due to this students do not get vivid feedback about their test performances. Therefore, this study is designed to facilitate and initiate the interest of the English language teachers in Pakistan to understand the importance of sound assessment and validation mechanisms, and their exposure…
Lena Heine, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010, Pp. xii + 217. Reviewed by Greg Rouault Konan University, Hirao School of Management, Japan The aim of the book, 11 chapters based on Lena Heine’s PhD thesis, is to investigate how learners mentally deal with content-focused activities in a foreign language by using the concept of problem solving […]
Phil Benson. Pearson: Pearson Education Limited, 2011. Pp. xi + 283 Reviewed by Matthew Rooks Kobe University Kobe, Japan Phil Benson’s Teaching and Researching Autonomy (Second Edition) is a fully revised and updated follow-up to his widely read 2001 first edition, which proved to be an invaluable tool to introducing language teachers and learners to […]
Elizabeth Walter & Kate Woodford. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 1-126 Reviewed by Esmaeel Hamidi The Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch Tehran, Iran Collocations Extra is one of the recent volumes of work within the field of vocabulary instruction that aims at developing language learners’ competence of collocations. The book, primarily published […]