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1997

English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers

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Teaching Peace Education In Esl/Efl Classes: An International Perspective, Cheryl Lynn Hill Jun 1997

Teaching Peace Education In Esl/Efl Classes: An International Perspective, Cheryl Lynn Hill

Dissertations and Theses

This study offers an exploration of peace education ESUEFL classes, from the perspective of the teacher and the students. Using questionnaires designed by the researcher, qualitative and quantitative survey data were collected from a convenience sample of thirteen ESUEFL teachers and seventy ESUEFL students. The teacher survey focuses on the following questions: 1) How do ESI.JEFL teachers define peace education; 2) Why have some ESUEFL teachers decided to teach peace education in their classes; and 3) How do ESUEFL teachers incorporate peace education into their classes. The student survey carried out in three EFL classes in Israel, Italy, and ...


Promotion Of Verbal Interaction Through Structured Pair Activities, Vidya Rangachari Feb 1997

Promotion Of Verbal Interaction Through Structured Pair Activities, Vidya Rangachari

Dissertations and Theses

Group work has come to play an increasingly significant role in the second language classroom due to its myriad advantages. Researchers have found that bringing language learners together for various activities provides them with greater opportunities to improve on the quality as well as the quantity of their linguistic output. A small group size and a structured activity are believed to be extremely beneficial to the language learners. In this study, eight ESL students were brought together in dyads and asked to interact verbally for the purpose of performing three types of goal-oriented activities within a specified time limit. The ...


Cd-Rom Storybooks: Reading Strategies Of Learners Of English As A Second Language, Marie Beardsell Jan 1997

Cd-Rom Storybooks: Reading Strategies Of Learners Of English As A Second Language, Marie Beardsell

Theses : Honours

Technology has had a huge impact on pedagogy and this impact is increasing with more educationally sound computer software becoming available. CD-ROM storybooks are an example of such software, and this study was an attempt to discover how beneficial these computerised books are, to the reading strategies of English as a second language (ESL) learners. The subjects of this study were eight ESL learners from grades 3 and 4 of primary school (five female and three male). Four subjects were born in Australia, and the remaining four were born overseas. However, all subjects were exposed to a language other than ...