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Review Of The Book Reflections On Multiliterate Lives, Elizabeth C. Scheyder Oct 2002

Review Of The Book Reflections On Multiliterate Lives, Elizabeth C. Scheyder

Elizabeth C Scheyder

Many authors write books and papers about deficits in second language teaching and competence, shining a spotlight on what teachers are doing “wrong” or what students are lacking. In this volume, Diane Belcher and Ulla Connor set out to provide a model that bypasses these negative perspectives and showcases success stories in second (or nth) language learning. The result is a compilation of auto-ethnographies from 18 adults with successful professional careers who were asked to provide their “L1/L2 literacy autobiograph(ies)” (p. 209).


Making The Connection Between Teaching And Learning, Pierre Babineau Mar 2002

Making The Connection Between Teaching And Learning, Pierre Babineau

MA TESOL Collection

In this paper I describe as well as analyze how I learn compared to how I teach. It provides a history of my language learning of Japanese as well as a description of my studies about teaching in the SMAT program at SIT. An analysis of how my language learning and English teaching changed is included, along with how I was able to make connections between the two. The paper concludes with a list of things I have learned from such a study.


National Standards And The Diffusion Of Innovation: Language Teaching In The Usa, Ana I. Schwartz Jan 2002

National Standards And The Diffusion Of Innovation: Language Teaching In The Usa, Ana I. Schwartz

Ana I Schwartz

No abstract provided.


A Corpus-Based Study Of Direct Speech Quotatives In American English Conversation , Federica Barbieri Jan 2002

A Corpus-Based Study Of Direct Speech Quotatives In American English Conversation , Federica Barbieri

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


From Chatting To Confidence: A Case Study Of The Impact Of Online Chatting On International Teaching Assistants' Willingness To Communicate, Confidence Level And Fluency In Oral Communication, Lily Ko-Li Compton Jan 2002

From Chatting To Confidence: A Case Study Of The Impact Of Online Chatting On International Teaching Assistants' Willingness To Communicate, Confidence Level And Fluency In Oral Communication, Lily Ko-Li Compton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Motivational Aspects Of Concordance Activities: The Impact Of Call In The Classroom, Michael Scott Conner Jan 2002

Motivational Aspects Of Concordance Activities: The Impact Of Call In The Classroom, Michael Scott Conner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Of Notetaking To Listening Comprehension In The English Placement Test, Qian Xie Jan 2002

The Relationship Of Notetaking To Listening Comprehension In The English Placement Test, Qian Xie

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The thesis is a validation study of the English Placement Test at Iowa State University, which explores the relationship of note taking to test performance. The researcher adopts both qualitative and quantitative approaches to analyzing the quality of lecture notes in relation to second language academic listening comprehension. Subjects are forty international college students who took the English Placement Test in January 2002 and their notes from the English Placement Test are assessed on three aspects that include structure, information units and note taking strategies. Correlation analysis and item analysis are conducted to investigate the relationship of the quality of ...


The Integration Of Call In The Esl Classroom: Reconciling Agendas , Faiza Derbel Jan 2002

The Integration Of Call In The Esl Classroom: Reconciling Agendas , Faiza Derbel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Parallel Concordancing: Are There Benefits For Intermediate Learners? , Eric Peter Bodin Jan 2002

Parallel Concordancing: Are There Benefits For Intermediate Learners? , Eric Peter Bodin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Influence On Outcomes Of Esl Students' Performance Strategies On A Call Listening Comprehension Activity, Chui Kian Kon Jan 2002

The Influence On Outcomes Of Esl Students' Performance Strategies On A Call Listening Comprehension Activity, Chui Kian Kon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In light of technological advances, listening activities are increasingly being offered online, and with increasing authenticity in terms of how the tasks reflect activities beyond the classroom setting. Specifically, this study investigates the effectiveness of a CALL listening comprehension activity using an online videotaped academic lecture to promote incidental vocabulary acquisition and listening comprehension. The tasks consist of partial dictation pretest, posttest and delayed posttest, and ten multiple-choice listening comprehension questions respectively. The academic lecture is also part of an ESL Listening course. Thus, it is important that, firstly, we evaluate the effectiveness of the CALL activity for vocabulary acquisition ...


Three Surveys On Adult Esol Pronunciation: Teachers, Students, Textbooks, Hortensia Louro Bernal Jan 2002

Three Surveys On Adult Esol Pronunciation: Teachers, Students, Textbooks, Hortensia Louro Bernal

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study used three instruments to examine the current state of the teaching of ESOL pronunciation. These instruments included a survey of 62 teachers, another survey of 508 ESOL students, and a comparative study of ten pronunciation textbooks in widespread use since 1990. The purpose of the study was to characterize the teaching of pronunciation at present through the voices of the teachers, the opinions of the students, and the content of the textbooks. The study also identified the approaches and types of activities being proposed by the experts and recommended additional activities as well as a rationale for their ...


Developing Linguistic Literacy: Perspectives From Corpus Linguistics And Multi-Dimensional Analysis, Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen, Susan M. Conrad Jan 2002

Developing Linguistic Literacy: Perspectives From Corpus Linguistics And Multi-Dimensional Analysis, Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen, Susan M. Conrad

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

In their conceptual framework for linguistic literacy development, Ravid & Tolchinsky synthesize research studies from several perspectives. One of these is corpus-based research, which has been used for several large-scale research studies of spoken and written registers over the past 20 years. In this approach, a large, principled collection of natural texts (a 'corpus') is analysed using computational and interactive techniques, to identify the salient linguistic characteristics of each register or text variety. Three characteristics of corpus-based analysis are particularly important (see Biber, Conrad & Reppen 1998):(1) a special concern for the representativeness of the text sample being analysed, and for the generalizability of fndings; (2) overt recognition of the interactions among linguistic features: the ways in which features co-occur and alternate; (3) a focus on register as the most important parameter of linguistic variation: strong patterns of use in one register often represent only weak patterns in other registers. Corpus studies have documented the linguistic differences among spoken and written registers in English and other languages. Further, by analyzing systematic corpora produced by students at different stages, these same techniques have been used to track the patterns of extended language development associated with literacy. Two ...


Writing In The Contact Zone: Three Portraits Of Reflexivity And Transformation, Laurene L. Christensen Jan 2002

Writing In The Contact Zone: Three Portraits Of Reflexivity And Transformation, Laurene L. Christensen

Dissertations and Theses

Culture is at the core of language teaching. Because classrooms are contact zones (Pratt 1991), teachers must have a well-developed sense of their own intercultural competence so that they may better facilitate the cross-cultural discovery inherent in language teaching. Teacher preparation programs need to provide opportunities for new teachers to increase their intercultural awareness. The purpose of this research was to qualitatively understand the experiences of pre-service teachers in a required culture-learning class at a large urban university. Specifically, the focus of this study was the completion of a mini-ethnography project designed to give the students a cross-cultural exchange. Since ...


What's In A Word?: Connotation In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages, Marie Linnea Bozzetti-Engstrom Jan 2002

What's In A Word?: Connotation In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages, Marie Linnea Bozzetti-Engstrom

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis focuses on connotative meaning routinely ignored or difficult to locate in the available ESL textbooks and dictionaries. This perceived absence led to the following study: a review of ESL textbooks, a review of standard monolingual English and learner dictionaries, and a survey of ESL instructors.


Integrating Technology Into The English As A Second Language Curriculum: Computer-Assisted English Language Learning, Ibrahem Rotha Pen Jan 2002

Integrating Technology Into The English As A Second Language Curriculum: Computer-Assisted English Language Learning, Ibrahem Rotha Pen

Theses Digitization Project

The project integrates computer technology with English as a second language curriculum and instruction. It utilizes the World Wide Web to deliver computer-assisted instruction in English grammar, reading and conversation. Moreover, the project shows the impact of computer technology in helping students develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and meaningful and applicable skills for employment.


Developing Listening Comprehension Competence In Japanese English As A Foreign Language Learners, Masahiro Fujita Jan 2002

Developing Listening Comprehension Competence In Japanese English As A Foreign Language Learners, Masahiro Fujita

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to investigate a model for developing listening comprehension competence on the part of Japanese learners of english as a foreign language, with a view toward promoting practical and communicative english competence.


English Language Institute In Greece: A Business Proposal, Roumpini Alkaterini Papadomichelaki, Lash Keith Vance Jan 2002

English Language Institute In Greece: A Business Proposal, Roumpini Alkaterini Papadomichelaki, Lash Keith Vance

Theses Digitization Project

The aim of this project is to propose a model for a private English language school in Greece with an emphasis on English for business purposes.


Examining English As A Second Language: Textbooks From A Constructivist Perspective, Juliana Theresa Reineman Jan 2002

Examining English As A Second Language: Textbooks From A Constructivist Perspective, Juliana Theresa Reineman

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this thesis is to question the methodological practices of ESL textbooks.


The Effects Of Computer Assisted Language Learning And Specially Designed Academic Instruction In English On Second Language Acquisition, George Edward Williams Jan 2002

The Effects Of Computer Assisted Language Learning And Specially Designed Academic Instruction In English On Second Language Acquisition, George Edward Williams

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two methods of instruction for second language acquisition. The first method used a computer based software program known as English Language Learning Instructional System (ELLIS). The second method used Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).


The Effects Of Computer-Based Metacognitive Strategy Training For Adult Second Language Learners, Heidi D. Hyte Jan 2002

The Effects Of Computer-Based Metacognitive Strategy Training For Adult Second Language Learners, Heidi D. Hyte

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a metacognitive language learning strategy training program that was implemented into computer-assisted language learning (CALL) software on second language learners' independent use of metacognition and language learning strategies (LLS). Questions under investigation included what effect this metacognitive training had on learners' independent use of metacognition, the differences in use of metacognitive strategies between fast and slow language learners, and the effect of learners' perceptions of metacognition on their use of LLS and specific metacognitive strategies.

The subjects included 239 missionaries learning Spanish as a second language at the Missionary ...


Book Of Mormon Stories Diglot Reader On Computer, Neal S. Harmon Jan 2002

Book Of Mormon Stories Diglot Reader On Computer, Neal S. Harmon

Theses and Dissertations

This report describes the design, development, and evaluation of a computer-based diglot reader of the Book of Mormon Stories of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Di means two and glot means language, thus a diglot reader combines two languages into one reader in order to teach a person to read in a new language. The program, which runs on both Macintosh and Windows computer platforms, contains fifteen chapters of the Book of Mormon Stories and introduces about four hundred Spanish words. This report includes a literature review on the diglot method and related materials, a description of ...


Applications Of The I-Thou-It Framework To Teaching English As A Foreign Language In Macedonia, Zora Busovska Jan 2002

Applications Of The I-Thou-It Framework To Teaching English As A Foreign Language In Macedonia, Zora Busovska

MA TESOL Collection

This paper is based on David Hawkins’ framework of the I-Thou-It with an expanded and personalized interpretation. It aims at defining more precisely the roles of the I, the Thou, and the It in the author’s classroom. The paper also cites research related to this framework and compares the findings, differences and similarities of author’s research with those of other researchers. The paper examines each of the roles and the interplay that takes place between and among them.

The paper explains the advantages of the subject-centered classroom, i.e. dominance of the It. Thus, the emphasis of the ...


The Effectiveness Of Using Computer Assisted Instruction In Teaching English As A Foreign Language In A Japanese Secondary School (Fukuoka, Japan), Robert Guy Chartrand Jan 2002

The Effectiveness Of Using Computer Assisted Instruction In Teaching English As A Foreign Language In A Japanese Secondary School (Fukuoka, Japan), Robert Guy Chartrand

MA TESOL Collection

This paper examines the history and the current state of computer-assisted language teaching and learning to provide a context for the present study. A discussion of teaching English using computer-mediated communication in japan is also described along with the explanation of the courseware used. The study involved one hundred eighty-six high school students learning Oral Communication 1 in a traditional classroom environment and in a computer classroom environment using Dynamic English 1 courseware. The participants were assessed quantitatively and qualitatively before and after five lessons to determine their progress and attitudes towards CALL. The students’ results were analyzed and compared ...


Don’T Be Afraid To Communicate With Americans: Research About Low Self-Esteem Japanese Students In The United States. How Esl Teachers Can Build Students’ Self-Esteem In The Class., Mami Tanaka Jan 2002

Don’T Be Afraid To Communicate With Americans: Research About Low Self-Esteem Japanese Students In The United States. How Esl Teachers Can Build Students’ Self-Esteem In The Class., Mami Tanaka

MA TESOL Collection

This project is a research paper about low self-esteem Japanese students who have a hard time communicating with Americans in spite of the fact that their English ability is high enough. It is based on my private teaching experience with one of many Japanese students in Boston. This paper is composed of two sections. The first section shows that low self-esteem can be one of the main obstacles to foreign language acquisition for Japanese students. The second section is about what we can do as ESL teachers.


Exploiting The Auditory, Visual, And Kinesthetic Modalities In The Language Lab, Christine P. Brennan Mori Jan 2002

Exploiting The Auditory, Visual, And Kinesthetic Modalities In The Language Lab, Christine P. Brennan Mori

MA TESOL Collection

The primary purpose of this paper is to introduce new methods of maximizing the traditional language lab by overlaying a framework of the perceptual modalities on different classroom activities.


Clitic Placement In L2 French: Evidence From Sentence Matching., N. Duffield, L. White, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, S. Montrul, P. Prévost Dec 2001

Clitic Placement In L2 French: Evidence From Sentence Matching., N. Duffield, L. White, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, S. Montrul, P. Prévost

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

No abstract provided.


L2 Acquisition Of Spanish Dps: The Status Of Grammatical Features., Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, L. White Dec 2001

L2 Acquisition Of Spanish Dps: The Status Of Grammatical Features., Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, L. White

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

No abstract provided.


La Position Syntaxique Du Thème Des Verbes À Sujet D’Expérience Datif, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito Dec 2001

La Position Syntaxique Du Thème Des Verbes À Sujet D’Expérience Datif, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

No abstract provided.


Synchronization Of The Human Cortical Working Memory Network, Sharlene Newman, Marcel Just, Patricia Carpenter Dec 2001

Synchronization Of The Human Cortical Working Memory Network, Sharlene Newman, Marcel Just, Patricia Carpenter

Marcel Adam Just

No abstract provided.


L2 Acquisition Of Indefinite Object Drop In Spanish., Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, P. Guijarro-Fuentes Dec 2001

L2 Acquisition Of Indefinite Object Drop In Spanish., Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, P. Guijarro-Fuentes

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

No abstract provided.