A New Perspective on the Goals of TEFL in China

In China, the English syllabi for all levels fail to describe or prescribe the ultimate goal of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) accurately and scientifically. "Communicative competence" blurs the...

Mentoring Mainstream Teachers of ESL Students

"The easiest and fastest way to learn is from other people. Without other people, the old wheel must be re-invented again and again and again." (Feiman-Nemser, Sharon )The reality of teaching ESL in most high ...

Learner Empowerment - A Perspective

This article proposes a framework for thinking about learner empowerment, discussing the assumptions underlying it, its development, and derived activities and principles. The framework is called "the ABC,s of lear...

Integrating English into an Elementary School Life Course

Integrating English and content instruction has become a popular option for ESL and EFL instructors. The technique focuses not only on learning English, but also on using E...

Virtual Reality for ESL Students

ESL students who wear 3D goggles and gloves enter the CAVE (see appendix) room that is a multi-person, room-sized virtual reality system consisting of three walls and a floor. As the language teacher starts the program,...

Why Do We Teach English?

We are teaching English or studying the teaching of English, but why do we want to teach English, as opposed to other foreign languages? It is useful for us to consider this basic question occasionally.

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Basic Assumptions in Teaching English as an International Language

The worldwide growing interest in English stresses the need for a new approach to English language teaching. This new orientation is called English as an International Language (EIL). Basic to this approach is the reali...

David Kolb, The Theory of Experiential Learning and ESL

It will soon be twenty years old, but the Theory of Experiential Learning has had little presence in ESL. "Experiential" learning is not just "fieldwork" or "praxis" (the connecting of lear...

20/20 Hindsight: Teacher Change and Advice

The following paper, which was presented at the Japan Association of Language Tecahing (JALT) ,99 Convention in Maebashi, Japan, is about a case study of five English language teachers who have been in Japan for over tw...

Different Attitudes Among Non-English Major EFL Students

This paper analyzes the results from a survey of 346 college-level English language learners in Taiwan focusing on some causes that may have hindered English learning in the past for students participating in the survey...

 
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