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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 ...
AUS Student Writers' Use of Clauses: Support for the Contrastive Rhetoric Hypothesis?
Different theories exist regarding the characteristics of academic writing in English by students of other L1s. In 1966 Robert Kaplan proposed the contrastive rhetoric hypothesis, which has evolved over the years into the ...
Reflective Practice: Theoretical Construct or Ongoing Benefit
Reflective teaching is an approach toward teaching which requires teachers to think and gather data about their classroom actions, reflect on them, act on them, observe the results, and finally improve their teaching which ...
Test-Taking Strategies and EFL Students on Academic Probation at the American University of Sharjah
Although there is a lot of research on test-taking strategies (TTSs) and the effect they have on students' test scores, there is no specific research on why students at the university level are placed on academic probation. ...
Understanding Teachers' and Students' Use and Attitudes of Web 2.0 in ESL Classrooms at the American University of Sharjah
In an age of rapid change and massive dependence on the Internet, students nowadays are exposed to the Internet and its applications in many aspects and means. This exposure has led to students developing an expectation ...
Evaluating an Additional Measure for the American University of Sharjah English Placement Test: Using Analytical Scoring
The English Placement Test (EPT) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been accurately placing the majority of newly admitted students into appropriate course levels, but there is a small number of students who ...