Search for dissertations about: "EFL"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the word EFL.

  1. 1. Ambiguity and Estrangement : Peer-Led Deliberative Dialogues on Literature in the EFL Classroom

    Author : Anna Thyberg; Maria Olaussen; Lena Fritzén; Kaj Sjöholm; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; literature; EFL; peer-led deliberative dialogues; civic values postcolonial; positionality; ambiguity; estrangement; aesthetic reading; internally persuasive discourse; upper secondary students; transformative learning.; Engelska med didaktisk inriktning; English Education;

    Abstract : The thesis focuses on ideological and emotional dimensions of literature reading in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. The empirical data at the heart of this dissertation comprises questionnaires, group sessions, student texts, and post-study evaluation. READ MORE

  2. 2. English teaching in China : EFL teacher motivation and demotivation at the university level

    Author : Fei Liu; Andrea C. Schalley; Solveig Granath; Maria Kuteeva; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; EFL teachers; higher education; career motivation; motivation; demotivation; level of motivation; lexical richness; syntactic complexity; English writing proficiency; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : Teacher motivation has been shown to be a major factor that affects students’ motivation to learn a second language; however, English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ motivation has not been given enough attention, particularly in the Chinese context where English plays a key role. Thus, this study investigates the motivation of English teachers at the university level in China in order to prepare the ground for the development of recommendations on how to enhance teacher motivation and thereby improve teaching quality and student performance. READ MORE

  3. 3. EFL Pupils' Understanding and Use of Teacher Writtten Feedback : A case study in two Swedish lower secondary classrooms

    Author : Karina Pålsson Gröndahl; Camilla Bardel; Erickson Gudrun; Shaw Philip; Fiona Hyland; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; pupils’ feedback understanding; pupils’ feedback use; teacher written feedback; EFL writing; lower secondary school; språkdidaktik; Language Education;

    Abstract : The present licentiate thesis aims to investigate pupils’ understanding and use of teacher written feedback in English as a foreign language (EFL). The study was carried out in two Swedish lower secondary schools in two different classrooms, one in year eight with 14-year-old pupils and one in year nine with 15-year-old pupils. READ MORE

  4. 4. Self-Assessment of Writing in Learning English as a Foreign Language. A Study at the Upper Secondary School Level

    Author : Anne Dragemark Oscarson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; self-assessment; assessment; language education; EFL; writing; lifelong learning; feedback;

    Abstract : The main aim of this study is to explore the role of self-assessment in EFL learning in developing lifelong language learning skills and in furthering the development of more comprehensive and thereby fairer assessment practices. The study explores how upper secondary school students perceived their own general and specific writing abilities in relation to syllabus goals and whether these perceptions are affected by self-assessment practices. READ MORE

  5. 5. Doing Language Policy : A Micro-Interactional Study of Policy Practices in English as a Foreign Language Classes

    Author : Alia Amir; Jan Anward; Mathias Broth; Nigel Musk; Arja Piirainen-Marsh; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Conversation analysis; ethnomethodology; language policy; practiced language policy; language policing; classroom discourse; EFL; TEFL; codeswitching; Samtalsanalys; etnometodologi; språkpolitik; language policing; klassrumsinteraktion; engelskundervisning; kodväxling;

    Abstract : This study investigates foreign language classroom talk and micro-level language policy-in-process from an ethnomethodological conversation analytic perspective. The study is based on 20 hours of video recordings from 20 lessons in an English as a Foreign Language classroom (EFL) in grades 8 and 9 of an international compulsory school in Sweden between the years 2007 and 2010. READ MORE