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Steel City Speak, Barbara Johnstone, Scott F. Kiesling Nov 2001

Steel City Speak, Barbara Johnstone, Scott F. Kiesling

Barbara Johnstone

Reprinted in Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward, eds., American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast (Blackwell, 2006), 77-81.


Promoting Creative English Teaching Using Chinese Culture For Elementary Schooling In Taiwan, Ya-Chi Lee Jan 2001

Promoting Creative English Teaching Using Chinese Culture For Elementary Schooling In Taiwan, Ya-Chi Lee

Theses Digitization Project

To make English an interesting subject for elementary school students, teachers need to know what material attracts students, how to motivate students, and how to release students' creativity. Therefore, This project incorporates the concepts of multiple intelligences, motivation, culture and language, and development of creativity to provide a model for promoting creative English teaching in the elementary schools of Taiwan. In addition, the content of the unit, based on Chinese culture and the comparison of Chinese and American cultures, is an innovative curriculum designed to motivate students to learn English.


Professional English Communication Training For English For Specific Purposes, Galon Anthony Melendy Jan 2001

Professional English Communication Training For English For Specific Purposes, Galon Anthony Melendy

Theses Digitization Project

This project addresses the need for effective English training for speakers of other languages who are engaged in professional careers.


Promoting Listening Strategies Use In Elementary English As A Foreign Language Computer-Assisted Learning Environment, Makiko Kojima Jan 2001

Promoting Listening Strategies Use In Elementary English As A Foreign Language Computer-Assisted Learning Environment, Makiko Kojima

Theses Digitization Project

In Japan, English education in elementary schools is still in the process of innovation. The purpose of this project is to seek the most appropriate and effective way for elementary-level students to acquire listening skills in a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment.


Competence In Communication For Esl/Efl Speaking Curriculum, Somi Shin Jan 2001

Competence In Communication For Esl/Efl Speaking Curriculum, Somi Shin

Theses Digitization Project

This project provides a background on English instruction in Korea and features a literature review that builds theoretical aspects of this project. This project also presents a model of communicative competence applied to the speaking process which incorporates the application of speaking strategies.


An Analysis Of Interactive Dialogue Journals Of English Language Learners In First Grade, Norma Castro Zavala Jan 2001

An Analysis Of Interactive Dialogue Journals Of English Language Learners In First Grade, Norma Castro Zavala

Theses Digitization Project

This project analyzes interactive dialogue journals of first grade students who have been identified at different levels of English language proficiency.


Business English For Special Purposes As A Negotiated, Strategic Competence, Chi-Chieh Liu Jan 2001

Business English For Special Purposes As A Negotiated, Strategic Competence, Chi-Chieh Liu

Theses Digitization Project

The aim of this project is to provide a curriculum designed specifically on the basis of negotiated and strategic competence, which will meet the needs of the business world.


Computer-Assisted Project-Based Learning In English For Specific Purposes, Chanmi Moon Jan 2001

Computer-Assisted Project-Based Learning In English For Specific Purposes, Chanmi Moon

Theses Digitization Project

The aim of this project is to address the need for effective English learning and develop an English curriculum which practically meets learners' needs. The project is for students who study business English in Korean community college. This project presents effectiveness of English learning in the content concerning with English for specific purposes, project-based learning, cooperative learning, computer-assisted language learning, and technological literacy. These ideas are incorporated into the project to develop the unit, Creating a Company, which consists of six lesson plans.


Hebrew Thought: Its Implications For Christian Education, Ferdinand O. Regalado Jan 2001

Hebrew Thought: Its Implications For Christian Education, Ferdinand O. Regalado

Journal of the Adventist Theological Society

No abstract provided.


Strategy-Based Listening Comprehension For Junior High School Students Of English In Taiwan, Yu-Chi Yang Jan 2001

Strategy-Based Listening Comprehension For Junior High School Students Of English In Taiwan, Yu-Chi Yang

Theses Digitization Project

This project provides research on listening-process pedagogies for teachers and learning strategies that can assist learners' listening comprehhension. Based on these perspectives, a theorectical model of strategy-based listening process instruction is offered for the purpose of promoting listening comprehension.


Achieving Interaction In Listening And Speaking Within A Chinese Cultural Context, Qingquan Shi Jan 2001

Achieving Interaction In Listening And Speaking Within A Chinese Cultural Context, Qingquan Shi

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to develop heuristics and guidelines for English teachers to design appropriate courses. The exploration begins with a review of relevant literature in order to provide principles to comprise a pedagogical model. Based on that model, an instructional unit is presented that incorporates the model in a real-world context.


Enhancing Academic Competence In English As A Foreign Language Through Multiple Strategies, Mei-Hwa Yeh Jan 2001

Enhancing Academic Competence In English As A Foreign Language Through Multiple Strategies, Mei-Hwa Yeh

Theses Digitization Project

In Taiwan, English has always been taught mostly by the grammar t ransalation method. Learning strategies and metacognitive strategies are seldom introduced during classroom instruction. Therefore, students learn a lot of gragmented knowledge but do not know how to apply the knowledge in their learning process. For my target teaching level, secondary school, the ability to utilize different strategies with in the learning process is critically important in order for the students to integrate their knowledge and use language effectively. This project is designed to address the problems of teaching English in Taiwan employing a strategy-based curriculum.


Social Cognition-Based Content Instruction For Communicative Competence In Japanese Middle School English, Wakana Kitamura Jan 2001

Social Cognition-Based Content Instruction For Communicative Competence In Japanese Middle School English, Wakana Kitamura

Theses Digitization Project

This project demonstrates how English teachers in Japan can conduct purposeful and meaningful lessons for middle school low-intermediate students. The teaching approach used for this project is based on Content-Based Instruction (CBI).


Achieving English Competence In Korea Through Computer-Assisted Language Learning And Crosscultural Understanding, Jue Yeun Nam Jan 2001

Achieving English Competence In Korea Through Computer-Assisted Language Learning And Crosscultural Understanding, Jue Yeun Nam

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to address the problems and improve English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning for the students of Korea by contrasting cultural similarities and differences and the same time utilizing computer-based instruction learning.


The Development Of Computer Assisted Instruction On The World Wide Web To Enhance English Learning For Thai Non-Formal Education Students, Vittaya Pongmussaya Jan 2001

The Development Of Computer Assisted Instruction On The World Wide Web To Enhance English Learning For Thai Non-Formal Education Students, Vittaya Pongmussaya

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to develop computer-assisted instruction (CAI) software on the world wide web (WWW). This project was an interactive English learning environment for Thai adult students at the Warin Chumrab District Non-Formal Education Center, Thailand. This project software followed the recommendation of a recent study by the center of education technology (CET) indicating that the favorite types of CAI among Thai adult students were tutorial and drill and practice. In this project students chose to learn from two types of lessons, either a tutorial or a drill and practice. The lessons were made interesting by the …


Phonemic Awareness: One Approach To Individualized Instruction, Kimberly M. Ochs Jan 2001

Phonemic Awareness: One Approach To Individualized Instruction, Kimberly M. Ochs

Masters Theses

This study examined the effectiveness of a recently developed set of individualized lessons for kindergarten children at-risk for reading problems because of limited phonemic awareness skills. Four participants were selected via teacher referral and a score below the 25th percentile on the Test of Phonological Awareness. Sixteen lessons (focusing on six phonemes) and weekly assessments followed the selection of the participants. Each child was individually instructed in two 10-15 minute sessions each week for eight weeks and then given an assessment at the end of each week. Single case design was utilized to document the effectiveness of the …


Esl Curriculum Guide For Seoul Foreign School, Brian Brumsickle Jan 2001

Esl Curriculum Guide For Seoul Foreign School, Brian Brumsickle

MA TESOL Collection

The ESL Curriculum Guide for Seoul Foreign School (SFS) was written as a map for ESL teachers to follow in order to organize and prioritize curriculum in a sequential manner for students. The guide can also be used for parents as well as other faculty at SFS to inform them of materials and content taught during the academic year. The first document in the Guides relates “Best Practices” which encapsulate the vision for the subject area and serve as the anchor document from which the second, the “Standards” document, was developed. Throughout “Best Practices,” there is linkage with SFS’s expected …


Helping Students To Learn: Addressing Student Affect And The Four Skills In An English Communication Skills Course For Students Of Health Sciences, Nicholas Dimakides Jan 2001

Helping Students To Learn: Addressing Student Affect And The Four Skills In An English Communication Skills Course For Students Of Health Sciences, Nicholas Dimakides

MA TESOL Collection

This study in two cycles describes the development of an English oral communication skills course for students of health sciences at a Finnish university. In the first cycle attempts were made to increase students' positive affect by developing community, increasing student security, and providing choice, which was expected to facilitate and enhance the students' learning. In the second cycle the focus was on providing access for students to tasks and activities, and more fully integrating all four skills into the syllabus. This was expected to increase and improve the amount and quality of students' language production. The findings of this …


Writing On!, Maria Aranda Jan 2001

Writing On!, Maria Aranda

MA TESOL Collection

This paper describes my participation in the development and implementation of an online writing program at Associacao Alumni, a Binational Center in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The program, Writing On!, was Alumni’s first of many online programs that was developed by a team of teachers of writing.

In Chapter One, I narrate my first experience with giving feedback online in a writing program designed for a young Brazilian student who needed to improve his academic writing skills in order to study in the U.S.A. this enriching learning experience planted the seeds of Writing On!.

In Chapter Two, I give an overview …


Dictation: What And How Students Learn From It, Marilyn C. Fisher Jan 2001

Dictation: What And How Students Learn From It, Marilyn C. Fisher

MA TESOL Collection

In the cycle of preferred English language teaching techniques, dictation is currently out of favor. Today, anything inviting the term “old-fashioned” is passed over without consideration as to what qualities made it popular in the past.

This paper reconsiders the merits of dictation use in the classroom, pedagogical theory, and supportive research, and the author’s experimental work with student group dynamics centered on dictation exercises.

My own classroom research shows interesting ways students catch or miss language clues and meaning in dictation exercises and how their minds are directed to analyze the incoming language both during the exercise and after, …


Well Begun Is Half Done: Preparing For The Start Of A New Class, Stephanie C. Downey Jan 2001

Well Begun Is Half Done: Preparing For The Start Of A New Class, Stephanie C. Downey

MA TESOL Collection

This paper explores the critical learning moment that occurs on the first day in a new language class as the individual students, group and teacher interact for the first time. It states that the first day can influence the entire direction a course takes and asserts that the learner, the group, the teacher and the cultural context are key variables that determine how the first day turns out. It argues that by being aware of the impact each of these variables has on learning, the teacher can direct the emotional, mental and social energy of the group positively and create …


Using Children’S Books In The Adult English As A Second Language Classroom, Patricia Connors Little Jan 2001

Using Children’S Books In The Adult English As A Second Language Classroom, Patricia Connors Little

MA TESOL Collection

This paper reports my personal story of using children’s books in the adult English as a Second Language classroom. The introduction explains how and why I came to the decision to use the books. Chapters One through Four are an overview of the books I used in my classroom and explain our collective classroom experience using them. Additionally the paper contains my classroom observations and reflections which helped guide me in selecting stories and lesson planning. The document highlights some of the advantages of using children’s books as well as some suggestions for ESL teachers who are interested in exploring …


Activities For Integrating Reading And Writing In The Language Classroom, Leslie Giesen Jan 2001

Activities For Integrating Reading And Writing In The Language Classroom, Leslie Giesen

MA TESOL Collection

This project aims to provide teachers with a selection of practical activities for integrating reading and writing in the language classroom. It first looks at the connections between reading and writing and discusses how their integration enhances learning. A compilation of before-reading, during-reading and after-reading activities with detailed lesson plans follows.


Promoting Active Use Of Lexical Items, Lina Marciulionyte Jan 2001

Promoting Active Use Of Lexical Items, Lina Marciulionyte

MA TESOL Collection

This paper examines ways to enhance learners’ ability to communicate in their new language. It begins by questioning the traditionally accepted view of language teaching which views language as “lexicalized grammar”. It also argues that teaching vocabulary has focused mostly on techniques of explaining words and storing them, while the importance of strategies to activate the learners’ storage by retrieving lexical items from memory had clearly been underestimated. The paper analyzes the strategies for integrating a lexical item into the learners’ linguistic resources for immediate access and suggests a variety of exercises and activities that promote active use of vocabulary …


How To Define A Word For Your Students: An Introduction To Lexicography For Classroom Teachers, Christopher W. Decker Jan 2001

How To Define A Word For Your Students: An Introduction To Lexicography For Classroom Teachers, Christopher W. Decker

MA TESOL Collection

Classroom teachers are often required to define words for their students, yet few have any training in how to do so. With proper training, however, classroom teachers are able to provide their students with definitions superior to those in any dictionary because they are uniquely able to determine what information the student needs and how to convey it in a way that the student can understand. Without principles and techniques for defining words, however, teachers will find it difficult to select appropriate content for their definitions and present it in ways that are comprehensible and useful to their students.

The …


Community Building Through The Production Of A School Newspaper, David James Mcleish Jan 2001

Community Building Through The Production Of A School Newspaper, David James Mcleish

MA TESOL Collection

The focus of this paper is the teaching of writing skills for ESL or EFL students within the context of a learning community. References are cited from the literature on team building within business contexts and from the literature on a process approach to the teaching of writing. This literature as well as the author’s beliefs and commitment to experimental education led to the development of a course in writing that used the production of a student newspaper as an organizing principle for the course. The author presents multiple levels of input into the course design and classroom management for …


Suggestions And Activities To Increase Oral Production Of Students In The Fl/Sl Classroom, Violeta Mack-Donovan Jan 2001

Suggestions And Activities To Increase Oral Production Of Students In The Fl/Sl Classroom, Violeta Mack-Donovan

MA TESOL Collection

No abstract provided.


Movement, Rhythms, And Music: Active Curriculums For Teaching Foreign Languages To Beginning Learners, Patricia Guillemin Gregory Jan 2001

Movement, Rhythms, And Music: Active Curriculums For Teaching Foreign Languages To Beginning Learners, Patricia Guillemin Gregory

MA TESOL Collection

Our task as educators is to fit our teaching methods to our learners. Middle school students have specific characteristics that can seem to interfere with learning. Among these characteristics are a bounty of energy and restlessness. The key for the teacher is to channel this energy into learning activities.

To understand a class and develop a teaching strategy for that class, the teacher should analyze the learning styles of the students. From the results of this analysis, the teacher can build effective lesson plans which match the trends that appear in the class.

With this data in hand, the teacher …


Introduction To Bridge Procedure Guide (A Course Development In Maritime English), Olena Svitlychna Jan 2001

Introduction To Bridge Procedure Guide (A Course Development In Maritime English), Olena Svitlychna

MA TESOL Collection

The paper presents a course development in maritime English and provides justification of the main pedagogical bases and principles of the materials. Introduction to Bridge Procedure Guide is designed to enable trainees with lower intermediate and intermediate level of English to discuss bridge procedures as well as to improve their general productive and receptive skills. The paper includes Introduction setting for the main teaching methods and techniques, Table of Contents, Introduction to Bridge Procedure Guide with Jigsaw Activities, the Key to the exercises, and English-Russian Vocabulary, Bibliography. The course materials have been field tested and will be used in Odessa …


A Certificate Program In Teaching English To Brazilian-Portuguese Speakers, Sonia Regina Moussalli Jan 2001

A Certificate Program In Teaching English To Brazilian-Portuguese Speakers, Sonia Regina Moussalli

MA TESOL Collection

This paper intends to present and describe a project of a teacher certificate program for Brazilian EFL teachers. First, I will introduce relevant information on the context and background where this project will take place including the reasoning behind this program, and an investigation of the prospective participants’ needs. Second, I will explore a study of some educational assumptions including teaching effectiveness, efficiency, competence, performance and some principles for the preparation of effective EFL teachers. Third, I will provide the readers a description of the goals and objectives of the program, along with, a detailed description of the courses. Finally, …