Teaching Articles | Volume 64 | November 2012
For the last decade, English language teaching has been characterized by buzzwords, such as E-learning, ICT, CALL, and Web 2.0. In a pragmatic manner, this article discusses and illustrates how institutions and teachers can facilitate the integration of technology into their classrooms. The article will examine factors that might impede or facilitate institutions and teachers to overcome the social and educational barriers that may prevent them from achieving their true potential.
Recent technological advantage and widespread accessibility to the internet have greatly changed how educators and researchers conduct their studies. In addition, the availability of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge website has further abridged researchers’ access to published articles of interest.
This study tests the effects of an intensive (14 week) EAP program on students’ English language processing abilities. Using a lexical decision task in a pre/post test design, students’ susceptibility to L2 semantic and phonetic word priming was probed.
English in Action (EIA), is a language development program in Bangladesh working to enhance students’ English language competence and performance.
Textbooks are vital means of mass media in the society and have a unique place in the instruction of the learner. Textbooks are potent instruments which help in building up desirable attitudes in learners (Sumalatha, 2004).
Idiomatic expressions often present difficulties for L2 learners due to their semantic opacity and seemingly arbitrary selection of their lexical components. Recent studies in cognitive linguistics, however, have revealed that a large number of idiomatic phrases are semantically motivated. Like other types of figurative expressions, idioms can be viewed as instances of conceptual metaphors (CM), which are grounded in physical and social experience.
Young EFL learners are often hesitant to speak up and participate in Oral Communication courses. This paper presents an effective use of Near Peer Role Modeling (NPRMing) combined with video clips as a way to model interactive strategies.
A Qualitative Study Exploring the Content Learned in English as a Foreign Language Classes Taught by Native Speakers
The growths of the global economic environment, the availability and accessibility of transportation, and the advancement of information and communication technologies have created a new focus on English education.
In the 1970s, a study by researchers at the University of Toronto attempted to link several areas of personality with second language (Naiman 1978). This study represented the first examination of personality within a second language context, yet despite an abundance of linkage attempts within the study, few connections between personality and second language could be identified. As pointed out by DeWaele and Furnham (Dewaele and Furnham 1999), personality research basically disappeared from the TESOL field.
It is a historical fact that the use of English as an official second language in the Philippines is mandated by the Constitution of the country. Filipinos have been exposed to English instruction for such a long time at different levels to attain the desired level of proficiency in comprehensive and productive skills.