Search results for: English (second language)
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This survey study investigated high school science teachers’ challenges and needs specific to their growing English language learning (ELL) student population. Thirty-three science teachers from 6 English as a Second language (ESL)-center high schools in central Virginia participated in the survey. Results suggest that language barriers as well as ELL students’ lack of science foundational knowledge challenged teachers most. Teachers perceived that appropriate instructional materials and pedagogical training was most needed.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2009
This study investigates the challenges that non-native pre-service English teachers experience in their target language use when they do their practicum in actual language classrooms. This study found that the common difficulties the student teachers encounter related to certain grammatical structures, explaining unknown words to students, modifying language according to students' level, and authenticity of the classroom language. Furthermore, the findings indicated that the language awareness training had a positive impact on the target language use of the pre-service English teachers.
Updated: Oct. 01, 2009
Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Education and Development: Focus on English as A Foreign Language in China
Teacher education and development takes place within an encompassing local system of education and ongoing forms of school improvement. The article presents a narrative inquiry approach to teacher development that builds on the existing educational system, ongoing school reforms, and culturally established ways of knowing and being.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009
This research sheds light on the realities for teachers who have small numbers of EAL students in their mainstream classes, and the factors that influence their practice decisions with regard to these students. The inquiry was undertaken in four primary schools in the central North Island of New Zealand. In each school, 1 teacher in a Year 1-2 class and 1 in a Year 5-6 class participated in the research. The 8 class teachers had a range of general and EAL teaching experience. It was found that some teachers generated strategies for EAL students within the context of regular class instruction, whereas others worked with individual EAL students within the class.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
The paper examines the long-term effectiveness of in-service teacher training courses for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in the Greek educational context.The data are discussed in relation to strategies for optimizing teacher training services. Furthermore, implications are drawn for the implementation of change in a broader educational context.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009