Category: Professional development

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Personal and Collective Narrative Meaning Making in the EFL Classroom

Personal experience narratives are among the dominant forms of folklore. Through these stories, we make individual meaning and negotiate collective meanings simultaneously. Such a pervasive narrative practice should find a prominent role in FL teaching and learning. In order to feel a foreign language, we must first of all feel it as a genuine means

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Promoting Student Autonomy and the Co-creation of the L2 Class Through Linguistic Theory

In this paper, I will present ways in which linguistic theory can be combined with appropriate teaching methods in order to further develop learner’s independence and promote the co-construction of methodologies for the L2 class. For this purpose, I will refer to the use of some key concepts from Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics and

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Raising Pre-service English Language Teachers’ Research Literacy Competence in a Teacher Education Program

In teacher education programs, one of the required attainments of any ideal pre-service teacher program is to enable pre-service teachers to be aware of research literacy competencies and have practice to improve such competencies during their education. This study aims at equipping the participants with the necessary critical skills and research literacy competencies and tries