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A Qualitative Study Of How Writing Is Used In Catholic Secondary Schools To Foster Students' Metacognitive Skill Development, Bonnie Jean Davis Jan 2009

A Qualitative Study Of How Writing Is Used In Catholic Secondary Schools To Foster Students' Metacognitive Skill Development, Bonnie Jean Davis

Doctoral Dissertations

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The Relationship Of Reading Methods And Learning Styles To Taiwanese 12th Grade Male Students' Reading Comprehension In English, Yachi Teng Jan 2009

The Relationship Of Reading Methods And Learning Styles To Taiwanese 12th Grade Male Students' Reading Comprehension In English, Yachi Teng

Doctoral Dissertations

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Gender Dynamics In Peer Interaction And Their Influence On Second Language Learning In The English-As-A-Second Language Classroom, Xiulian Zhu Jan 2009

Gender Dynamics In Peer Interaction And Their Influence On Second Language Learning In The English-As-A-Second Language Classroom, Xiulian Zhu

Doctoral Dissertations

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Organizational Change And Strategic Schooling For English Language Learners : A Case Study, Silvia Ramirez Jan 2009

Organizational Change And Strategic Schooling For English Language Learners : A Case Study, Silvia Ramirez

Doctoral Dissertations

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A Guide For Best Practices In English 9 Essentials: Literature Strand, Marlene Y. Daly Aug 2008

A Guide For Best Practices In English 9 Essentials: Literature Strand, Marlene Y. Daly

All Regis University Theses

This project provides an overview of the English 9 Essentials program and examines that program through the lens of best practices for each strand of the curriculum. Once the English 9 Essentials program was reviewed, it was determined that the curriculum should be enhanced by the addition of a literature strand using the principles of The Parallel Curriculum Model (Tomlinson et al., 2002) [PMC] and Understanding by Design (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) [UbD]. The tenants of PMC and UbD were explained and evaluated. These two design methodologies were then applied to creating an overview for the literature strand of English 9 ...


Identification Of Learning Barriers Affecting English Reading Comprehension Instruction, As Perceived By Esl Undergraduates In Thailand, Chayapon Chomchaiya, Katie Dunworth Jan 2008

Identification Of Learning Barriers Affecting English Reading Comprehension Instruction, As Perceived By Esl Undergraduates In Thailand, Chayapon Chomchaiya, Katie Dunworth

EDU-COM International Conference

Facility in English language reading comprehension is essential for learners of English as a second language, since English is the international language of written (as well as spoken) communication for business, science and technology. In Thailand, as acknowledged in the literature, learners of English as a second language often experience considerable difficulties with reading. There are many reasons for this, but, given the importance of reading to the development of language proficiency, it is of great importance to identify ways in which student learning can be enhanced. This paper reports on a project that sought to obtain specific information from ...


The Effect Of Instruction In Orthographic Conventions And Morphological Features On The Reading Fluency And Comprehension Skills Of High-School Freshmen, Alicia Roberts Frank Jan 2008

The Effect Of Instruction In Orthographic Conventions And Morphological Features On The Reading Fluency And Comprehension Skills Of High-School Freshmen, Alicia Roberts Frank

Doctoral Dissertations

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Experiences And Perspectives Of African American Students And Their Parents In A Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program, Michele Anberg-Espinosa Jan 2008

Experiences And Perspectives Of African American Students And Their Parents In A Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program, Michele Anberg-Espinosa

Doctoral Dissertations

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Japanese Students' Autonomy In Learning English As A Foreign Language In Out-Of-School Settings, Kimiyoshi Inomata Jan 2008

Japanese Students' Autonomy In Learning English As A Foreign Language In Out-Of-School Settings, Kimiyoshi Inomata

Doctoral Dissertations

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The Effect Of Responsiveness To Intervention Tier 2 On Underachieving Students In Vocabulary Development At The Secondary Level, Elizabeth Gail Kirby Jan 2008

The Effect Of Responsiveness To Intervention Tier 2 On Underachieving Students In Vocabulary Development At The Secondary Level, Elizabeth Gail Kirby

Doctoral Dissertations

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The Sound Of Ink : A Bakhtinian Analysis Of Expressive Intonation In Written Feedback On Essays Of First And Second Language Community College Students Of English Composition, Robertson Scott Erskine Jan 2008

The Sound Of Ink : A Bakhtinian Analysis Of Expressive Intonation In Written Feedback On Essays Of First And Second Language Community College Students Of English Composition, Robertson Scott Erskine

Doctoral Dissertations

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Living English Simulation Learning For Non-Native English Speakers Incorporating Edutainment Methodology, David Ross Nov 2007

Living English Simulation Learning For Non-Native English Speakers Incorporating Edutainment Methodology, David Ross

SoTL Commons Conference

This research project is a major breakthrough for the student (and teacher) of English as it allows students to phonetically encode/decode the English language. The project embraces innovative technology to provide an interactive program accessible to students in face to face, e-learning and DVD formats. The English speaking educational program is being piloted and the results of the students' interactions with the learning and teaching features will be presented. There will be an Internet demonstration where the audience will be able to interact and try the various features of the educational program such as karaoke, an e-book and simulated ...


Mind Your English, Sadia Hanif Sep 2007

Mind Your English, Sadia Hanif

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Multimodality And English Education In Ugandan Schools, Maureen Kendrick, Shelley Jones, Harriet Mutonyi, Bonny Norton Jan 2006

Multimodality And English Education In Ugandan Schools, Maureen Kendrick, Shelley Jones, Harriet Mutonyi, Bonny Norton

Institute for Educational Development, East Africa

In this article, we have made the case that multimodal pedagogies that include drawing, photography and drama have significant potential for enhancing teachers’ understanding of the way English is incorporated into students’ lives and how students can improve their understanding and use of the English language. In many ways, multimodal pedagogies represent a hybridization of indigenous and contemporary forms of communication. Drawings, as Vygotsky (1 12-1 13) notes, are children’s earliest representations of experience and stimulate their narrative impulse to create stories. By complementing such drawings with written narratives, teachers might encourage younger children to experiment not only with ...


Memorization And Improvisation: A Comparison Of Two Strategies In The Oral Acquisition Of English As A Second Language, Wen-Chung Liu Jan 2006

Memorization And Improvisation: A Comparison Of Two Strategies In The Oral Acquisition Of English As A Second Language, Wen-Chung Liu

Theses

The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of two teaching strategies, memorization and improvisation, on ESL (English as a second language) students' oral proficiency and how they perceived the strategies and the activities used in the classroom. Participants were 16-year-old nursing students in a Taiwan medical college. They had learned English for at least three and a half years before joining the study, but most of their previous learning was focused on reading and writing. They were divided into three groups, experiencing a memorization strategy, an improvisation strategy, and a strategy combining memorization and improvisation respectively. Data ...


The Use Of "Real" English In Language Learning: Making Authentic Ns Speech Accessible Through A Novel Digital Slow-Down Tool, Marty Meinardi Jan 2006

The Use Of "Real" English In Language Learning: Making Authentic Ns Speech Accessible Through A Novel Digital Slow-Down Tool, Marty Meinardi

Doctoral

This project is concerned with the design of English as a Second Language (ESL) courseware for Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). It arises out of the Enterprise Ireland funded DITCALL (Digital Interactive Toolkit for Computer Assisted Language learning) project. The focus of the research for this courseware is on using authentic video and audio material that is as natural and true to life as possible and providing adequate, pedagogically efficient and visually pleasing lesson material that will prepare prospective students for the environment in Dublin. The thesis centres around the validity of using authentic spoken Native Speaker (NS) English, and ...


Constructivism And Mediated Learning In Designing English-As-A Foreign-Language Instruction, Chun-Hsiu Chen Jan 2005

Constructivism And Mediated Learning In Designing English-As-A Foreign-Language Instruction, Chun-Hsiu Chen

Theses Digitization Project

Social interaction is the foundation of knowledge construction in a constructivist classroom. This project proposes a mediated instruction that is based on the theory of constructivism and social interaction to help new adult immigrants successfully achieve English competence and adapt quickly to the culture of the United States.


Extroversion And Introversion As Factors Affecting Adult English-As-A-Second-Language Learners, David Augustine Baptiste Jan 2005

Extroversion And Introversion As Factors Affecting Adult English-As-A-Second-Language Learners, David Augustine Baptiste

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this research is to investigate if there is a significant difference in literacy skills between Level-Two extroverts and introverts after three years of English instruction at the community-college level.


Issues Of English Language Proficiency For International Students, Patricia Dooey Jan 2005

Issues Of English Language Proficiency For International Students, Patricia Dooey

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

In the last 20 years or so, there has been a phenomenal increase in the number of international full-fee paying students applying to study in Australian universities, The revenue provided in this way has helped to address the problems faced by cash-starved universities facing recurring funding cuts over the same period. Furthermore, the presence of such students on any university campus provides immeasurable enrichment to the student body in terms of cultural diversity and research potential, and indeed it is very tempting in an ever,-increasing global market, to be as flexible as possible with prospective international students. However, the ...


Language Learning Strategies Of Botswana Students : An Exploratory Study, Joel M. Magogwe Jan 2005

Language Learning Strategies Of Botswana Students : An Exploratory Study, Joel M. Magogwe

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The purpose of this research is to explore the learning strategies used by Botswana students acquiring English as a second language. It also examines whether the choice of strategies is affected by the factors of different age/level of education, proficiency and gender. The research also explores whether the students’ self-efficacy beliefs correlated with their use of language learning strategies. Specifically this research examined the types of strategies used by primary, secondary and tertiary students. It also examined the types of strategies used by the students deemed by their teachers to have good, fair or poor levels of English proficiency ...


Developing The English Oral Competency Of Tourism Industry Students By Means Of A Genre-Based Esp Approach, Taweesak Kunyot Jan 2005

Developing The English Oral Competency Of Tourism Industry Students By Means Of A Genre-Based Esp Approach, Taweesak Kunyot

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The purpose of this study is to establish a theory-based process for the improvement of the English oral competency of Thai tourism industry students and determine how far practical needs superseded theoretical demands. It was done firstly, by examining an, blending genre and ESP theories in order to establish a genre-based ESP oral English teaching method, and secondly, identifying the specific features of the most common genres in the target language used by Thai tourist guides by means of genre analysis. Thirdly, the perceptions of the personnel managers of tour agencies and tourists towards the oral competency of Thai tour ...


A Study Of Intercultural Discourse Between Mainland Chinese Speakers Of English And Anglo-Australians, Leng Hui Jan 2005

A Study Of Intercultural Discourse Between Mainland Chinese Speakers Of English And Anglo-Australians, Leng Hui

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Intercultural communication between mainland Chinese speakers of English and Anglo-Australians is receiving ever-increasing attention in many fields. These fields include intercultural communication. English language teaching, education and business. This study approached the intercultural communication between mainland Chinese speakers of English and Anglo-Australians from a cognitive perspective by applying the theoretical framework of cultural linguistics. The intercultural discourse produced by mainland Chinese speakers of English in the context of them interacting with Anglo-Australians was analysed. The analysis was made by employing key concepts such as schemas, cultural schemas, discourse scenarios and discourse indexicals. A body of 39 audio-taped conversations between mainland ...


Aspects Of Current English Language Teaching Practices With A Special Focus On Task, Valerie Kollmann Jan 2005

Aspects Of Current English Language Teaching Practices With A Special Focus On Task, Valerie Kollmann

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This portfolio is written with the intention to explore current English language teaching practices in global as well as Australian contexts, with emphasis on task-based language teaching. As a result of the forces of globalisation, the number of learners involved in English language instruction has increased throughout the world and with it the necessity of language programs that would facilitate instruction in accordance with the needs of the market. Since the task-based language syllabus is founded on needs generated by the learners, there is potential for this language teaching methodology to become the recommended mode of instruction in the future ...


English Reading Comprehension Of Thai Undergraduates : L1/L2 Usage, Texts, Strategies And Problems, Rapeeporn Sroinam Jan 2005

English Reading Comprehension Of Thai Undergraduates : L1/L2 Usage, Texts, Strategies And Problems, Rapeeporn Sroinam

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

English Ianguage has been taught as a foreign language in Thailand for more than a century and now occupies an important place at all levels of the Thai education system. This study investigates the influence that the Thai language has on intermediate level undergraduate sludents while they are engaged in individual unaided reading of a variety of English texts and determines what aspects of reading texts caused problems. It aims to compare how often and for what purposes students resort to Thai with texts about culturally familiar texts and culturally unfamiliar texts, as well with different genres and question types ...


Assessing Second Language Writing: The Rater’S Perspective, Tom Lumley Dec 2004

Assessing Second Language Writing: The Rater’S Perspective, Tom Lumley

Dr Tom Lumley

This study investigates the process of rating texts written by adult ESL learners. Four experienced raters provided think-aloud protocols describing the rating process for a set of 24 texts. The think-aloud data allowed analysis of the sequence of rating, raters' interpretations of the scoring categories, and difficulties raters faced. The study reveals the complexity of the rating process, whereby raters struggle to resolve a tension between the wordings (or rules) of the rating scale and their complex, initial, intuitive impression of the text. Rating requires training to provide reliable measurement. The study also demonstrates that caution is needed in interpreting ...


The Construction Of A Business English Curriculum, Relevant To The Workplace, And Making Use Of Word Processing In Place Of Handwriting, Ladawan Wattanaboot Jan 2004

The Construction Of A Business English Curriculum, Relevant To The Workplace, And Making Use Of Word Processing In Place Of Handwriting, Ladawan Wattanaboot

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Since the Thailand economic crisis in 1997 there has been a sense of urgency expressed in many areas of the society that businesses must modernize their practices and focus more on international trade and communication. Two important components of the changes required are better use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and better use of the English language for business communication. In the education arena this has translated into the need to provide graduates with better skills in the use of English and computers. These two skill areas come together naturally in the study of Business English. In Thailand Rajabhat ...


Year 7 Students' English Reading Comprehension And Attitudes And Behaviours: Collaborative Genre-Based Versus Traditional Teaching Methods In Thailand, Sanguansri Torok Jan 2004

Year 7 Students' English Reading Comprehension And Attitudes And Behaviours: Collaborative Genre-Based Versus Traditional Teaching Methods In Thailand, Sanguansri Torok

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

A new system-wide educational change has been introduced in Thailand that requires English as a foreign language (EFL) to be taught from primary to university level. This study investigates a genre-based method of teaching English to grade 7 secondary students in Thailand. The study was conducted in three phases. In phase 1, Rasch measures of reading comprehension (based on three kinds of genre texts) and of attitudes and behaviour towards genre-based learning of English were created for use in phase 2. An interval scale of 36 items (18 real and 18 ideal perspectives) was created from an original attitude and ...


Autonomy In Foreign Language Learning: An Exploratory Analysis Of Japanese Learners, Miyuki U. Surma Jan 2004

Autonomy In Foreign Language Learning: An Exploratory Analysis Of Japanese Learners, Miyuki U. Surma

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Learner autonomy has received increased attention: in the recent language teaching and learning literature. Although Holec (1981) proposed a somewhat categorical definition of learner autonomy, this concept can be viewed in various ways depending on factors such as context and culture. One may posit, for example, that learner autonomy is based on Western values and as such, is not as easily accessible in the Asian context. With such variables in mind, the purpose of this study is to gain a greater understanding of Japanese students' beliefs regarding foreign language learning in a particular context. This is undertaken by utilising multi-modal ...


Exploring Literacy: A Guide To Reading, Writing, And Research, Eleanor Kutz Dec 2003

Exploring Literacy: A Guide To Reading, Writing, And Research, Eleanor Kutz

Eleanor Kutz

Combining the elements of a reader, rhetoric, research guide, and handbook, Exploring Literacy offers an introduction to the sustained inquiry that underlies most academic work. Students are taught effective ways of engaging with different kinds of texts - memoirs, short fiction, ethnographic writings, academic essays - and are offered extensive instruction on how to use writing to enrich their involvement with texts.


Boys' Perceptions And Experiences Of Their Placement In A Secondary School Remedial Program : An Examination Of Self-Esteem, Attitude, Motivation And Reading Achievement, Angela Milmoe Jan 2003

Boys' Perceptions And Experiences Of Their Placement In A Secondary School Remedial Program : An Examination Of Self-Esteem, Attitude, Motivation And Reading Achievement, Angela Milmoe

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Remedial EngIish education has long focused on the development of students reading and writing skills, but research suggests that greater emphasis may need to be placed on affective factors such as self-esteem, motivation, attitude and perception. The influence of such 'non-cognitive' factors on any adolescent student's literacy development is often underestimated. For students experiencing difficulties in literacy, the interaction between perceived ability of degree of success in literacy and the affective factors often impact negatively on self-esteem, attitude and motivation. The relationship between self-esteem, attitude, perception, motivation and literacy needs to be explored, especially when dealing with students with ...