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Dr. Thelma Moore-Steward, 1948-2016, John M. Winslade Dec 2016

Dr. Thelma Moore-Steward, 1948-2016, John M. Winslade

Wisdom in Education

This is an obituary for Dr. Thelma Moore-Steward, professor of education at California State University San Bernardino who died in March 2016.


Evaluating Intercultural Communicative Competence Using Mediated Self-Reflection In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages, Hessah Khaled Alzimami Dec 2016

Evaluating Intercultural Communicative Competence Using Mediated Self-Reflection In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages, Hessah Khaled Alzimami

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In a globalized world, teaching English as a second language (ESL) or English as a foreign language (EFL) requires mastery of intercultural communicative competence (ICC). Deploying ICC has many benefits, especially with teaching and learning English, because it is a preeminent necessity for intercultural communication today. In ESL and EFL contexts at college and university levels, learners and instructors interface with other learners and instructors who have various languages and cultures, so there is a need for implementing ICC, because it encourages instructors and learners to communicate effectively with others using both their native and target languages, as well as ...


Reading The World, John M. Winslade Nov 2016

Reading The World, John M. Winslade

Wisdom in Education

This is a review of: Ajayi, Lasisi & Collins-Parks, Tamara (2016). Teaching literacy across content areas: Effective strategies that reach all K-12 students in the era of the common core state standards. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.


Csusb Study Abroad 2011: My Chinese Summer, Tomasz B. Stanek May 2016

Csusb Study Abroad 2011: My Chinese Summer, Tomasz B. Stanek

Wisdom in Education

This 2011 study abroad analysis written on a sojourn to Xian and Beijing is a product of several constructs: culture shock, intellectual curiosity, cross-cultural comparisons and interviews performed by the author. The reflections are multifold and mostly concern school visitations, architecture, tourist sites, and travel in general and read as commentaries of a blogger on his sojourn. The article concludes with an intellectual observation that implied challenges connected to cross-cultural examination, especially when comparing schooling, education, and pedagogical issues.


Using Corpora In A Lexicalized Stylistics Approach To Teaching English-As-A-Foreign-Language Literature, Hind S. Aljuhani Mar 2016

Using Corpora In A Lexicalized Stylistics Approach To Teaching English-As-A-Foreign-Language Literature, Hind S. Aljuhani

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As a lingua franca across the globe, English plays a vital role in international communications. Due to rapid economic, political, and educational globalization, the English language has become a powerful means of communication. Therefore, English education is vital to the development of many countries around the world. Since 1932, the need for a lingua franca in Saudi Arabia developed as the country progressed politically, economically, and educationally. Now, English is important to Saudis’ economic, educational, and career development and success.

Vocabulary is a major step in learning any language. By deepening students’ lexical knowledge, they will be able to use ...


Needs-Analysis-Informed Teaching For English For Specific Purposes, Israa A. Albassri Mar 2016

Needs-Analysis-Informed Teaching For English For Specific Purposes, Israa A. Albassri

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Reconceptualization is needed for English language teaching as a response to English-as-an-international language (EIL) contexts. Correspondingly this will lead to what is called “an ecological approach” that invites accommodation of language-learning instruction to the local needs within discourse communities. In this research, the researcher will investigate the English for specific purposes (ESP) needs of business students to explore how best to address their expressed needs through subsequent tutoring. The ecological approach along with vocabulary teaching approach may look deeply into students’ needs. To assess their needs, a questionnaire was developed and administrated to international students in the College of Business ...