Research Paper: ‘A Systematic Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking through Debate’ by David Rear

The ELTWO team has posted a research paper entitled “A Systematic Approach to Teaching Critical Thinking through Debate” by David Rear.

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The development of critical thinking (CT) skills has become a key goal for educators in first and second language contexts. Teachers in EFL contexts, however, are often constrained by the linguistic skills of their students. This paper outlines a systematic approach towards developing the critical thinking skills of students with relatively low linguistic abilities. It will report on a program designed by the author at a university in Japan, which used a taxonomy of skills drawn up by Facione (1990) [Read more…]

Research Paper: ‘Readers Theatre: Improving Oral Proficiency in a Japanese University EFL Course’ by Patrick NG & Esther Boucher-Yip

The ELTWO team has posted a research paper entitled “Readers Theatre: Improving Oral Proficiency in a Japanese University EFL Course” by Patrick NG

Research Paper: ‘Using Blogs to Practice Grammar Editing Skills’ by Christopher Harwood

The ELTWO team has posted a research paper entitled “Using Blogs to Practice Grammar Editing Skills” by Christopher Harwood.

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This paper reports on the pedagogic reasons for using blogs as a learning aid and how blogging was integrated into a curriculum at the National University of Singapore to support the learning of grammar editing skills of music students. [Read more…]

Research Paper: Teacher Reflections: Teaching Article Use to Graduate Students by Chitra Varaprasad

The ELTWO team has posted a research paper entitled “Teacher Reflections: Teaching Article Use to Graduate Students” by Chitra Varaprasad.

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Research Paper: Developing a Classroom-Based Self-Access Learning Course: A Course Evaluation by Tanya McCarthy

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This paper is based on the premise that a considerable amount of language can be acquired outside the classroom lesson, and that as educators it is our responsibility to raise awareness of the value of self-directed learning. Self-access language learning (SALL) promotes the idea that as there are different types of learners with different language needs, students learn better if they are actively in control of their own learning. The paper focuses on how a SALL course was integrated into the curriculum at a private university in Japan. [Read more…]