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Investigating Views of "Nativeness" of English Teachers in a Multilingual, Multicultural Setting
The native-/non-native-English-speaking teacher dichotomy has aroused much debate over the years. While many students and parents have assumed that native English speakers (NESs) are naturally the best choice for English ...
A Comparative Study between Modals in ESL/EFL Tertiary Textbooks and Actual Use by EFL Teachers
Teaching English modals to young adult and adult learners of English as a foreign language (EFL learners) is pedagogically a challenging task because some ESL/EFL tertiary textbooks do not present modals and their uses ...
Investigating Teachers' Attitudes Toward Task-Based Language Teaching in a Vocational School in the UAE
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an approach to teaching a foreign/second language that attempts to engage language learners in interactionally authentic language use through having them perform communicative tasks. ...
Explicit Vocabulary Learning Through Technology
Functional language proficiency requires mastery of a large number of words. It is therefore necessary for L2 learners to learn a large vocabulary in a short period of time. In classroom contexts, there appears to be no ...
UAE English Skills: A Textbook Evaluation
National English textbooks are considered to be the main element of the English language curriculum at government schools in the UAE. Tens of thousands of students studying at these schools depend on national textbooks for ...
Cultural Schema and Reading Comprehension: A Means to an End
Studies on good readers have identified a number of reading comprehension strategies to be highly useful. These strategies range from the simple to the complex. A strategy that has been recommended by cognitive scientists ...