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  • English as a Foreign Language


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  • Tanaka & Stapleton (2007) write that lack of reading quantity in EFL classrooms has remained one of the most serious problems faced by teachers of English in Japan.

    Barriers to Reading Comprehension « Literacy Articles « Articles « Literacy News

  • Reports indicate that EFL is a 10-billion yuan (USD $1.4 billion) business and that the industry made a 700 million yuan (USD $9,800,000) profit in Beijing alone.

    Is Teaching English in China Really for You? « Articles « Literacy News

  • The panacea, Joseph argues, is to position Critical Pedagogy in Indonesian EFL curricula.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • To get back to a point made by Nick, I’d say that females make more effort because they have a higher perception of the valence of learning English than males, although I would agree that gender plays a significant role for gender in EFL proficiency.

    G is for Gender « An A-Z of ELT

  • I don’t like to take extreme positions in any issue, but in this case I have to advocate the strong-interface extreme end of the continuum, for all teaching we do in EFL is explicit and in the classroom, and I must believe it.

    P is for Pronunciation « An A-Z of ELT

  • The adoption of an “English” name in EFL situations seems quite common in the countries in which I’ve worked (China, Korea and Taiwan) and I suspect it occurs throughout other Asian countries as well.

    I is for Identity « An A-Z of ELT

  • My world, my country, my city was bleeding, and here I was in a peaceful if slightly gritty burg in Central Japan writing up Communications Skills syllabi and trying to finish a paper on introversion and group reticence in Japanese EFL that suddenly seemed about as relevant in the Big Scheme of Things as what I’d eaten for dinner on 9/10.

    That 9.11 Incident

  • By subscribing to key word searches, I can be notified immediately whenever someone writes the three letters 'EFL' on their keyboard anywhere in the world.


  • My new identity was as master teacher/trainer of ESL/EFL teachers.

    Rhoda P. Curtis: Reinventing Yourself This Year

  • Of course we have to exclude those who are forced to be in class by their parents – I am speaking from my experience of being an EFL teacher in Brazil.

    C is for Communicative « An A-Z of ELT


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