Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia

Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia

This study represents such an exploration, investigating how EFL learners learn
tobe fluent listeners, i.e. learners who understand what was said to them with little
difficulty asa specific situation requires. Listening: from cognitive and social ...

Author: T. Muller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137449405

Category: Education

Page: 331

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In EFL contexts, an absence of chances to develop fluency in the language classroom can lead to marked limitations in English proficiency. This volume explores fluency development from a number of different perspectives, investigating measurements and classroom strategies for promoting its development.
Categories: Education

Exploring Listening Strategy Instruction through Action Research

Exploring Listening Strategy Instruction through Action Research

Moreover, this study did not attempt to catalogue the listening strategies L2
learners use, as others have already done (for example, Vandergrift, 1997, 2003;
Goh, 2002); nor did it investigate the frequency with which listening strategies
were ...

Author: Joseph Siegel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137521903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 391

Listening in a second language is challenge for students and teachers alike. This book provides a personal account of an action research intervention involving listening strategy instruction that investigated the viability of this innovative pedagogy in the Japanese university context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Genius Born of Anguish

Genius Born of Anguish

Listening to Henri I have learned this: - If I really want to listen, I need to invite
silence so that I can hear what is being ... No matter how we choose to label such
a journey of investigation and exploration, it is one that is best guided by those ...

Author: Michael W. Higgins

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809147854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 148

This illustrated biography presents the life and legacy of Henri Nouwen through interviews with his friends and family, including his brother Laurent, l'Arche founder Jean Vanier, author Robert Ellsberg, and writer Ronald Rolheiser. The book was conceived as a companion volume to a CBC radio series airing in September 2012, to mark the anniversary of Nouwen's untimely death at the age of sixty-four. An extensive photo section is included.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Parent Partnership Toolkit for Early Years

The Parent Partnership Toolkit for Early Years

l being a good role model l asking good questions l the value of recording
exploration and investigation. ... and to listen to the ideas put forward by other
children, provides the starting point for further investigations, exploration and


Publisher: Optimus Education eBooks

ISBN: 9781907567018



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Simplicity in Safety Investigations

Simplicity in Safety Investigations

Using this book and the techniques described within it for positive investigations
Some essentials Acknowledgements 1 Mindset and ... (before and after an event)
3 The investigation process Scene preservation Interviewing (versus taking
statements) Generous listening The ... and Work-AsIntended in the case of more
detailed incident investigations Exploration of the gaps between Work-As-Done,

Author: Ian Long

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351598989

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 568

This innovative book aims to bring the science of safety into a simple and practical approach to investigating workplace incidents. As a basis, it uses the ideas of some of the great safety science thinkers of our time. These include Sidney Dekker, Todd Conklin, Erik Hollnagel, Daniel Kahneman, James Reason and Dylan Evans, alongside others and the author’s own extensive industry experience. Simplicity in Safety Investigations: A Practitioner's Guide to Applying Safety Science will better equip readers to deal with incident investigations by helping them understand the science behind investigation techniques, and by exploring coaching and leadership styles that help them ask better questions both before and after workplace incidents. The first two chapters of the book focus on our mindset as we approach and undertake investigations, and the simple things we all must do before an investigation starts. The third chapter is a step-by-step guide on how to undertake both simple and more detailed workplace incident investigations. Chapter 4 is reserved for a more detailed review and set of explanations around the science and thinking behind the method and approach. This book serves as an easy-to-follow, real-world reference for supervisors, managers and safety practitioners across many industries.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Investigating Growth Trajectories on English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Comprehension Tests

Investigating Growth Trajectories on English as a Second Language Listening and Reading Comprehension Tests

On both listening and reading comprehension tests , significant differences exist
in initial test scores of students who ... exploration of different placement levels
that might be uncovered on this exam is limited by this study's small sample size .

Author: H. Gary Cook


ISBN: MSU:31293021259217

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 310

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Categories: Electronic dissertations

Selected Papers on Learning Disabilities

Selected Papers on Learning Disabilities

Some children demonstrate the kind of sustained listening impairment in which
they respond before instructions are ... SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMING



ISBN: UCAL:B3626136

Category: Learning disabilities


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Categories: Learning disabilities

Video Production 101

Video Production 101

This might be because they are so familiar with the story at this point; they aren't
listening as carefully as a first-time ... Try listening to it on a is too short, the loop
different set of speakers. ... Chapter 2 InvESTIGATIOn And ExPlORATIOn 103.

Author: Antonio Manriquez

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780133819915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 616

The need for students and young professionals to be effective communicators and media creators has never been so essential as it is today. Crafting multimedia messages across a variety of platforms is the key growth skill of the 21st century, and strong visual and verbal communication skills, media literacy, and technical proficiency all play a critical role. Video Production 101: Delivering the Message introduces and explores the roles of story development, producing, directing, camerawork, editing, sound design, and other aspects key to media creation. After each topic is explored students develop their skills with hands-on activities in each chapter, such as making a video self-portrait, visual poem, public service announcement, promotional video, short fiction film, and documentary. The authors include videos so readers can watch and learn some of the more visually-oriented concepts. Video Production 101 teaches the way students want to learn – in a project-based and results oriented structure, covering the process of media creation in all its varieties. Accessible and engaging, this book is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to take control and clearly, effectively, and powerfully deliver his or her message to the world using video.
Categories: Performing Arts

Paired comparison Preferences for Polar Directivity Patterns in Different Listening Environments

Paired comparison Preferences for Polar Directivity Patterns in Different Listening Environments

perceived intelligibility varies as a function of listening environment ( Cox &
Alexander , 1991 ; Punch et al . , 1994 ... while the current investigation extended
the exploration of ABN to perceived differences in aided polar - response
patterns .

Author: Amyn M. Amlani


ISBN: MSU:31293025048715

Category: Audiometry

Page: 390

View: 775

Categories: Audiometry

Teaching English Using ICT

Teaching English Using ICT

Investigate. Chapter. Outline. How can ICT help in exploration and investigation?
ll Exploring and investigating images 21 ... Although there is a crucial and too
often neglected place in every classroom for reading – or listening or viewing – a

Author: Tom Rank

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441117489

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 492

Want to get boys excited about poetry? Try establishing a wiki-war on the use of form and structure. Or perhaps a podcast to develop close analysis of language. How about getting them blogging about their favourite characters? Based on established principles of the best ways to use ICT in English, this practical resource looks at when and how ICT can be used to engage and inspire students of English, but only when it enhances teaching and learning, never for its own sake. Beginning with an overview of what ICT can offer and how it is changing the way we teach and learn, the authors then give practical examples of activities and ideas to attain key English skills and learning goals in secondary schools. Throughout the book, there are tried-and-tested ideas for tackling the hard-to-teach topics, and there is also a dedicated website with links to useful websites, the authors' favourite tips and downloadable resources.
Categories: Education

Communicative Competence in Teaching English at Secondary Schools A Critical Investigation in Yaff ae District of Yemen

Communicative Competence in Teaching English at Secondary Schools  A Critical Investigation in Yaff ae District of Yemen

... that teaching English at the Yemeni secondary schools is still traditionally
oriented with teachers-centered (“Exploration” 52). ... Language skills: speaking,
listening and writing are neglected totally. ... The first study has been conducted
in the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) to investigate three course books
taught in ...

Author: Wagdi Bin Hady

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668511453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 279

View: 402

Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2016 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, , language: English, abstract: Communicative competence globally becomes the aim of English language teaching and learning. So far, the aim of any English course should develop students’ communicative competence to the extent that they will be able to express themselves naturally, proficiently and appropriately. This study is conducted to check English language secondary school teachers’ knowledge about communicative competence elements and to what extent they are able to teach communicative competence elements to secondary school students. The researcher uses a non-probability sampling, taking into account the representativeness of the whole districts of Yaff’ea. Seventy English language teachers (n=70) at secondary schools in Yaff’ea responded to the questionnaire. Moreover, the researcher observed fourteen English language teachers (n=14) to check their classroom practices. The researcher followed the multi-methods research design. Data were collected by using a semi-closed ended questionnaire and a structured classroom observation. Both data were analyzed quantitatively. The validity was checked depending on the pilot study and referees whereas the reliability was checked by using a test-retest method with an interval time of two weeks. The findings of this study showed that teachers have to some extent good perceptions about communicative competence elements. However, strict contradictions were found between teachers’ perceptions and their actual practice. Moreover, the study revealed that teachers face difficulties in teaching communicative competence with different levels of complexity among its elements. Teachers neglected teaching phonology which is a basic element of linguistic competence as well as they taught vocabulary and grammar using traditional approaches. With reference to sociolinguistic competence, discourse competence and strategic competence, the study reported similar problems whether in the contradictions between what teachers believe in and what they actually do, or the overwhelmingly neglection of sub-elements. Finally, the study reflects the dominancy that teachers play and the passive orientation for learners.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

An Investigation of the Characteristics Distribution and Program Needs of Children with Severe Communication Disorders

An Investigation of the Characteristics  Distribution  and Program Needs of Children with Severe Communication Disorders

These may take the form of learning centres or resource areas , where specific
kinds of activity can be focussed and stimulated , e.g. listening , reading , art ,
exploration / science , drama , etc. As expected , centres for language stimulation

Author: Griffith A. V. Morgan

Publisher: Ministry of Education

ISBN: UIUC:30112075887700

Category: Communicative disorders in children

Page: 387

View: 771

Categories: Communicative disorders in children

Interpreting the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1

Interpreting the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1

1b Use focused exploration and investigation to acquire scientific understanding
Speaking and listening la Explore ... what has been heard , remember specific
points that interested them , and listen to others ' reactions Make themselves
clear ...

Author: Early Years Curriculum Group


ISBN: UVA:X004192826

Category: Education

Page: 63

View: 735

How can parents and teachers help young children to retain their natural curiosity and motivation to learn when they go to school?* What can staff working in reception and infant classes do to ensure that the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 results in effective learning?Interpreting the National Curriculum is an invaluable resource for all teachers working with children at Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum. It offers detailed guidance on how to interpret the programmes of study in ways which will foster learning rather than turn children off school. The respected author team refer to theory as well as providing practical examples to support their contention that the process of learning in the early years is as important as content. Children need to be mentally and physically active in extending their understanding and succeed best when they can share their ideas in work and play with other children and adults. Rather than being told answers, children should be encouraged to explore problems and given time to reflect upon their observations. This developmentally appropriate approach will promote a positive attitude to learning for both parents and teachers as well as the children in their care.
Categories: Education

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation

One such tool is Nmap, a free security scanner for network exploration and
hacking that is available for download from ... to scan other systems in the
network to determine if they have been infected with a similar tool listening on
that same port.

Author: Steven Anson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118236086

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 518

An authoritative guide to investigating high-technologycrimes Internet crime is seemingly ever on the rise, making the needfor a comprehensive resource on how to investigate these crimeseven more dire. This professional-level book--aimed at lawenforcement personnel, prosecutors, and corporateinvestigators--provides you with the training you need in order toacquire the sophisticated skills and software solutions to stay onestep ahead of computer criminals. Specifies the techniques needed to investigate, analyze, anddocument a criminal act on a Windows computer or network Places a special emphasis on how to thoroughly investigatecriminal activity and now just perform the initial response Walks you through ways to present technically complicatedmaterial in simple terms that will hold up in court Features content fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 andWindows 7 Covers the emerging field of Windows Mobile forensics Also included is a classroom support package to ensure academicadoption, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation,2nd Edition offers help for investigating high-technologycrimes.
Categories: Computers

Guide for Occupational Exploration

Guide for Occupational Exploration

04.03.01 Law Enforcement : Investigation and Protection 33-2021.02 Fire
Investigators Conduct investigations to determine ... Skills Required : Judgment
and Decision Making ; Active Listening ; Speaking ; Writing ; Information
Gathering ...

Author: J. Michael Farr

Publisher: JIST Works

ISBN: UOM:39076002238025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 923

Contains descriptions of approximately one thousand jobs, grouped in fourteen major interest areas, with information on required skills and knowledge, education, and training.
Categories: Business & Economics

Effects of Different Competing Stimuli on Listening Behaviors

Effects of Different Competing Stimuli on Listening Behaviors

Problem The problem as posed for investigation , then , is two - fold . One aspect
of the inquiry was directed toward an exploration of the effect of practice ( the
amount of time spent in a given language interaction ) on listening activities .

Author: F. Edward Rice


ISBN: MSU:31293010121055

Category: Attention

Page: 148

View: 726

Categories: Attention



CUEBS is sponsoring a Summer Workshop in Investigation . ... share an
exploration into the teaching of investigation . They came to listen and talk with
others who had been teaching the art of investigation to undergraduates ; they
came to ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924065272837

Category: Biology


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Categories: Biology

Looking Closely and Listening Carefully

Looking Closely and Listening Carefully

Literacy Learning through Science Investigations Another example of how these
children used language to record and share ideas occurred in their exploration of
geology . Tim brought in various kinds of soil for the children to investigate in ...

Author: Heidi Mills

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114980068

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 152

"Through the lens of O'Keefe's second- and third-grade classrooms, this book explores the idea of a balanced literacy cuvriculum in an inquiry-based classroom. It uses classroom vignettes and examples of students' speech and writing to show the relationship between literacy and inquiry, and it incorporates such topics as standards and working with parents."
Categories: Education

101 Things To Do with Spare Moments on the Ward

101 Things To Do with Spare Moments on the Ward

The exploration of the biomedical model/disease framework/'doctor's agenda' (to
make a diagnosis) is through the traditional history, examination and
investigation. The exploration of the ... As with the Calgary–Cambridge guide, this
model also identifies many of the key skills required: attentive listening,
appropriate questioning style, clarification, summarising, rapport building, etc.
The patient-centred ...

Author: Dason Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118306505

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 136

Here are 101* of the best ideas to make the most effectiveuse of your time on the ward. Over 250 contributors, includingstudents, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists from 18countries, help make you the finest doctor you can be! Pocket-sized for 'dipping into' during a spare moment or acouple of hours on the ward, this short guide is ideal for medicalstudents on rotation or junior doctors who wish to boost learningand motivation. *There are actually 100 ideas. Now it's your turn to develop tip101! Submit your ideas to www.101things.org
Categories: Medical