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Reinhardt, Jonathon – Language Teaching, 2019
This review surveys and synthesizes the findings of 87 focal pieces, published primarily since 2009 and mid 2018, on the formal and informal use of social media--blogs, wikis, and social networking--for second and foreign language teaching and learning (L2TL), including studies on the use of educational sites like Livemocha and Busuu and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Singleton, David; Pfenninger, Simone E. – Language Teaching, 2019
This article is concerned with age in second language learning. It steers well clear, however, of the well-worn issue of maturational constraints and the intractable problems of locating their consensual offset point and finding indisputable evidence for or against them. Instead we propose something completely different in our agenda for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Age Differences, Second Language Instruction, Bilingualism
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Taguchi, Naoko; Li, Shuai – Language Teaching, 2019
Recent development in L2 pragmatics research in a study abroad context has witnessed an emerging line of studies investigating the joint influences of contextual and individual learner factors on second language (L2) pragmatic development. This paper argues for the replication of two representative quantitative studies in this new research…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research
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Altiner, Cennet – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The main goal of this study is to investigate the extent to which a computer-based flashcard program, Anki, can help college-level ESL learners improve their vocabulary as well as the learners' perceptions about the program. The vocabulary targeted for the study consisted of Coxhead's (2000) "Academic Word List", including the most…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Themistocleous, Christiana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The Republic of Cyprus is a country characterised by a long-term conflict which resulted in the geopolitical division of the island. Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots have lived in separation for more than 30 years until the border re-opened in 2003, allowing people to cross and visit 'the other side'. One of the crossing points is located in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Greek, Turkish
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Dobrushina, Nina; Kozhukhar, Aleksandra; Moroz, George – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
The paper traces the level of bilingualism in several highland villages of Daghestan (Northeast Caucasus) through the twentieth century. We show that historically, men were more multilingual than women, but this was not true to the same extent for all languages. Highlanders' repertoires suggest a correlation between the social function of the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Russian
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Dekeyser, Graziela; Stevens, Gillian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Whether children in migrant households maintain proficiency in their heritage language (HL) may affect their attachment to their cultural heritage, while the extent to which they acquire proficiency in the new language of their destination strongly conditions their success in the country's educational and occupational institutions. In this paper,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Cultural Background, Language Proficiency
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Bourina, Helena V.; Dunaeva, Larisa A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The process of studying a foreign language in Russian higher education institutions is carried out in a specially organized linguo-didactic language environment which is understood as a methodological framework designed in accordance with the peculiarities of a linguo-cultural community. It is aimed at combining learning methods and techniques to…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Communication Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rashidi, Naser; Hosseini, Seyyed Ali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study was an attempt to investigate the perceptions of the Iranian foreign language policy makers as articulated in Iran's foreign language policy document using a systemic functional linguistics approach. To this end, the type of processes and participants who have been used in Iran's foreign language policy document were identified…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy, Linguistics
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Munalim, Leonardo O.; Gonong, Gina O. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Reflective Teaching as a relatively new approach toward teaching and education can be traced back to Dewey's (1933) assertion of reflective action. To date, methodologies remain almost recursive. Arguably, the modality of written genres may tempt the teachers to produce cursory reflective writings. This exploratory paper presents the sorts of…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Ebadi, Saman; Salman, Ahmet Rawdhan; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan; Weisi, Hiwa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing a Master of Arts (MA) thesis is a challenging task for postgraduate students. This complexity is of great significance when one is writing in his/her second language. From this perspective, genrecentered approaches help non-natives enhance their understanding of academic and scientific texts. This study is intended to comparatively…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asgari, Majid; Ketabi, Saeed; Amirian, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study reports the findings of the research conducted on the effects of Interest-Based Language Teaching (IBLT) on Persian students' interest in L2 learning, and their achievement in reading comprehension. With the aim of improving L2 learning in the university level, the study investigated whether selecting instructional materials based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Student Interests, Second Language Learning
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