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Teachers' and Students' Perceptions towards the Use of Arabic in Secondary Level English Language Classrooms
The debate over whether or not students' first language should be used in English language classrooms has been controversial for a long time. Findings in the literature reveal two opposing views: On one end of the continuum ...
MAG School Teachers' Attitudes toward Practitioner Research in English Language Classrooms in Sharjah
Teachers' attitudes towards classroom research show differences from teacher to teacher. Some teachers believe that involvement in classroom research can benefit students, teachers, administrators, and the school. Other ...
Teacher Written Feedback and Students' Writing: Focus and Nature
Over the last twenty years, the focus on the teaching of writing has shifted from product to process. Students' writings today undergo a series of drafting stages which teachers correct and comment on, and students need ...
Responding to Students' Writing in UAE Government Secondary Schools: Teachers' Attitudes and Practices, and Students' Perceptions
The significance of implementing appropriate techniques when responding to students' writing has been widely discussed in the field of language learning in general and second language (L2) context in particular. Paying a ...
Guided Reading for Second Language Learning in Bahrain: Is it Worth it
Much research has shown that Extensive Reading (ER) is beneficial for second language learning. It helps in building up the four language skills, and in developing positive attitudes and motivation to learn the language. ...
The Questioning Behaviors of EFL Teachers in UAE High Schools
Language teachers ask many questions in their classrooms. Questioning is a very important and effective strategy for creating a communicative atmosphere at schools and promoting learning. Research in this area has investigated ...