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Duff, Patricia A. – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Social aspects of second language acquisition (SLA) and the contexts in which people attempt to learn and use languages and seek to become integrated within new and changing cultures have been examined for decades from various theoretical perspectives. In this article, I present some of the ways in which 'social' experience is being theorized in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Second Language Learning, Context Effect, Cultural Influences
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Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 2019
A key insight of a transdisciplinary perspective on second language acquisition (SLA) as articulated by the Douglas Fir Group (2016) is its usage-based understanding of language. Evidence on the fundamental role that usage plays in shaping individual language knowledge is no doubt compelling. However, while the force of social interaction in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Knowledge Level
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Gale, Elaine; Kung, Shiao-Chuan – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This article reports an exploratory study of teacher candidate perception of learning, using video recording in an American Sign Language (ASL) class. Video recording for practice and reflection is relevant to learning ASL, a visual language. One advantage of recording video for learning ASL with mobile devices instead of computers is the larger…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Video Technology, American Sign Language, Preservice Teachers
Dalimunthe, R. Nadia R. P.; Nurwanti, Dahlya Indra; Muhtar, Siti Nuraeni; Hilaliyah, Nurul – Online Submission, 2019
Mahasantri (an Islamic university students) is an agent for Islamic Higher Education Institution to face the Moderate Islam Malay Era. In Indonesia, for example, there is a university boarding school program for Mahasantri to improve their personality and competence. This study is trying to find out whether the program has been aligned with their…
Descriptors: Islam, College Students, Higher Education, Religious Education
Fu, Danling; Hadjioannou, Xenia; Zhou, Xiaodi – Teachers College Press, 2019
"Translanguaging for Emergent Bilinguals" is a thorough examination of the development, evolution, and current realities of educating emergent bilinguals in U.S. classrooms. Through engaging vignettes, readers follow the experiences of emergent bilinguals in a variety of monolingual settings, tracing the challenges encountered by both…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Vignettes, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning
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Gerencheal, Berhane; Mishra, Deepanjali – Online Submission, 2019
The beginning of the modern education and the introduction of the foreign languages in Ethiopia are the two faces of a single coin. And this paper mainly shows how and when foreign languages are introduced into Ethiopia following the footsteps of the introduction and expansion of modern education. It is done using secondary sources. It also gives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, English (Second Language)
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LaScotte, Darren; Tarone, Elaine – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Addressing themes from the Douglas Fir Group's (2016) transdisciplinary framework, this paper bridges boundaries between cognitive and social disciplines by showing how social contextual factors can affect the psycholinguistic development of complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) in learner language. Sociolinguistic and sociocultural frameworks…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Psycholinguistics, Language Fluency, Language Skills
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le Roux, Kate – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
As public universities seek to be locally responsive and compete internationally, tensions arise between expansion and equity, and between discourses of neoliberalism and social justice. This article focuses on how students navigate these tensions, and the implications for how they can act, interact and be. Norman Fairclough's three-level view of…
Descriptors: State Universities, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Stoehr, Antje; Benders, Titia; van Hell, Janet G.; Fikkert, Paula – Language Learning and Development, 2019
Bilingual children are often exposed to non-native speech through their parents. Yet, little is known about the relation between bilingual preschoolers' speech production and their speech input. The present study investigated the production of voice onset time (VOT) by Dutch-German bilingual preschoolers and their sequential bilingual mothers. The…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Children, Linguistic Input, German
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Meyerhöffer, Nina; Dreesmann, Daniel C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The dominant role of English as the global language of science entails a requirement for science teachers to equip their non-native English-speaking students with receptive and productive language skills for communication in scientific contexts. Although science courses with English elements are part of some schools' bilingual programmes, they are…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Bilingual Education, Course Content
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Mutlu, Aynur Kesen; Andarab, Mehdi Solhi; Karacan, Cemil Gokhan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to explore the relationship between Turkish English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' self-efficacy level and their opinion regarding their use of compensatory strategies (CSs). The study further searched into the most and the least frequently used CSs by Turkish EFL learners. The participants of the study were fifty…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Tuncel, Ibrahim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
It can be said that effective development of intercultural sensitivity depends on the regulations and practices in the curriculum. Integrated program implementations are seen as one of the ways of regulation. In the study, a nested integration model was used in a single discipline. In this context, scientific research methods are considered as a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Scientific Research
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Smith, Blaine E. – Literacy, 2019
Although a large body of research emphasises the collaborative nature of adolescents' multimodal composing processes in and out of school, little is known about how or why collaborative partnerships might differ across composers or digital tools. Integrating sociocultural and social semiotics theoretical frameworks, this study examined how three…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Pascual, Daniel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Current communication is increasingly computer-mediated, dynamic, dialogic, and global, so students should master new information, communication technologies, and digital genres, as well as acknowledge the global role of the English language. Thus, this paper aims to offer a teaching proposal, to be ideally implemented in the secondary education…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Travel
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Fernández Benavides, Alejandro – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
The emergence of language learning websites has generated changes in intercultural communicative practices. Particularly, these sites use a wide variety of modes of communication (visual, linguistic, spatial) which allow the presence of intercultural elements. This interpretative case study analyzes the semiotic structure of one lesson of the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication
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