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Language education and SLA: The search for reciprocal relevance: Ortega 2014

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Preparing teachers to teach pronunciation: Burri, 2015

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Burri, M. (2015). ‘My perspective changed dramatically’: A case for preparing L2 instructors to teach pronunciation. English Australia Journal, vol 32.1, pp. 19-37. Access the article to read onlin...
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Participate in discussion of this account of research into EFL teachers' attitudes to the teaching of pronunciation.

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Research Evidence and L2 Teaching

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I have for many years been interested in one basic (but big) question: why do language teachers teach in the ways they do? This question has driven much of my work on teacher cognition, since under…
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Simon Borg shares some reflections on the relationship between research and (language) teaching practice and ways to "address the recurrent sentiment among teachers than research has no relevance to their work"

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ELT professional development: edited volume by Borg

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Cases studies from higher education in Turkey.

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Research engagement and teaching quality: Simon Borg | Liverpool Online

Research engagement and teaching quality: Simon Borg | Liverpool Online | TELT | Scoop.it

Does research engagement by teachers (i.e. reading and doing research) enhance the quality of their classroom practices? In this talk I draw on a series of studies which examine language teachers’ and managers’ views on this issue. The findings I report highlight a range of positive, hesitant and negative perspectives on the relationship between research engagement and teaching quality. What also emerges in the views expressed by teachers and managers are diverse conceptions of what ‘research’ means, typically emphasizing personal, practical and informal activities or, in contrast, those which are more formal, theoretical and academic. Neither of these conceptions of research provides a satisfactory basis for promoting research engagement as a productive professional development strategy. I will thus conclude the talk by outlining a conception of teacher research engagement which is feasible and rigorous and which has the potential to contribute positively to the quality of language teachers’ work.

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Borg highlights differing views of what consitutes "research" - unsurprisingly, teachers and researchers don't use the same definition, making collaboration challenging.

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Language Teaching: 10 most downloaded articles 2012 - Open Access

Language Teaching: 10 most downloaded articles 2012 - Open Access | TELT | Scoop.it

Free access until 31 December 2012 to these articles:

 

Second language vocabulary acquisition from language input and from form-focused activities

Batia Laufer

 

Materials development for language learning and teaching

Brian Tomlinson

 

Foreign and second language anxiety

Elaine K. Horwitz

 

Cognitive development of bilingual children

Raluca Barac and Ellen Bialystok

 

Second language acquisition, teacher education and language pedagogy

Rod Ellis

 

A critical review of age-related research on L2 ultimate attainment

Carmen Muñoz and David Singleton

 

Language teacher research engagement

Simon Borg

 

Communicative and task-based language teaching in East Asian classrooms

William Littlewood

 

Motivation in second and foreign language learning

Zolt´n Dörnyei

 

Teacher cognition in language teaching: A review of research on what language teachers think, know, believe, and do

Simon Borg