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The teacher is a facilitator: Farrell 2016

The teacher is a facilitator: Farrell 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it

Metaphors offer a lens through which language teachers express their understanding of their work. Metaphor analysis can be a powerful reflective tool for expressing meanings that underpin ways of thinking about teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language. Through reflecting on their personal teaching metaphors, teachers become more aware of the beliefs that underpin their work. This paper reports the reflections on the prior beliefs of three experienced ESL teachers in Canada through the use of metaphor analysis. The paper attempts to explore the prior beliefs of the three experienced ESL teachers in Canada through metaphor analysis by using the Oxford et al. (1998) framework as a theoretical lens in which to gain understanding of the use and meaning of these metaphors. Results indicated that all three teachers used a total of 94 metaphors throughout the period of the group discussions and interviews, and that the metaphors used most were those related to learner-centered growth, followed by social order, then social reform.

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Analysis of metaphors in EFL teacher discourse using Oxford et al framework (see Table above). 8-page paper, open access.

 

[Look at those dates: Received 14/12/15, Accepted 19/12/15, Revision received 19/12/15; Online 01/01/16]

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Discourse, Context & Media | Vol 1, Iss 1 (March 2012)

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New journal edited by Greg Myers which he hopes "will be a forum for the best studies of media discourse. The first issue shows some of the range of the field, including studies of broadcast interviews, computer games, blogs, and on-line and print newspapers, some taking quantitative approaches and others doing very fine-grained qualitative analysis, some more linguistic and some more sociological."

 

March 2012 issue currently free to download, with papers on gaming, blogs and more traditional media.

 

 

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When in Rome: thoughts from the ELF6 conference

When in Rome: thoughts from the ELF6 conference | TELT | Scoop.it
I returned this week from Rome, where I attended the 6th annual conference of English as a lingua franca (ELF6) held at Roma Tre University. I'm not much of a conference lover, so it helps when the...
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Ray Carey reports on the recent English as a Lingua Franca conference in Rome, with links to abstracts from presentations.

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Matthew Absalom's comment, September 17, 2013 5:37 AM
I love your description of the IC stuff - so spot on... Palatino any day!