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MacDonald, Malcolm N. – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
This paper will carry out a theoretical and empirical inquiry into the ways in which the 'discourse of thirdness' is constituted within the field of intercultural studies. It will firstly critically review the autochthonous conceptualisations of the Third Space and other metaphors of 'thirdness' in language education. It will then use corpus…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Journal Articles
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Peck, Catherine; Yates, Lynda – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The 'intercultural turn' in foreign language education has brought to the fore the need to foster intercultural competences. Yet in contexts where virtually all intercultural communication is mediated by English as a foreign language (hereafter EFL), proficiency in that language determines to a large extent access to intercultural experiences,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Montoya-Ávila, Angélica; García, Andrés A.; Peercy, Megan Madigan; Silverman, Rebecca – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This study examined how cross-age peers (ages 5-6 and 9-10) used and responded to Spanish (L1) as they read and talked about informational texts together written in English (L2). Grounded in sociocultural discourse analysis, we analyzed video recordings and transcripts from 10 sessions of peer reading in two elementary schools. We coded student…
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Caldas, Blanca; Palmer, Deborah; Schwedhelm, María – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This case study examines the pedagogical measures taken for Spanish development for a group of bilingual preservice teachers in a university-based teacher education program in Texas. Classroom language policies were developed collaboratively and deliberately throughout the semester, which included discussion and negotiation between instructor and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language), Spanish
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Pavón Vázquez, Víctor; Ramos Ordóñez, María del Carmen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The presence of the L1 in classes where English is taught as a Foreign Language (EFL) has always provoked debate. As a result, the role of the L1 remains a matter of discussion in the bilingual education classroom. Moreover, the presence of both the L1 and a foreign language can be controversial in programmes where both the L1 and the foreign…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods
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Lin, Angel M. Y. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Translanguaging theories emphasize a fluid, dynamic view of language and differ from code-switching/mixing theories by de-centring the analytic focus from the language(s) being used in the interaction to the speakers who are making meaning and constructing original and complex discursive practices. Trans-semiotizing theories further broaden the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Pun, Jack; Macaro, Ernesto – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The role of the first language (L1) in second language (L2) learning has been widely discussed and researched in the second Language Acquisition (SLA) literature. Benefits of L1 use have been found for vocabulary acquisition, and in facilitating comprehension thereby alleviating student anxiety. Many teachers appear to consider L1 use as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Vocabulary
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Lo, Yuen Yi; Lin, Angel M. Y. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Content-based education programmes, in which a second/foreign language (L2) is used as the medium of instruction when teaching non-language content subjects, aim at both content and L2 learning. With such dual goal in mind, and with the rapid expansion of the programmes to contexts where students might have only basic L2 proficiency, there have…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Pae, Tae-Il – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
This study examines relations between the first language (L1) and second language (L2) in reading and writing for 211 upper middle school Korean students learning English as a foreign language. Results using path analysis suggest that L1 ability is a significant independent predictor of L2 ability in both reading and writing, providing evidence of…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Transfer of Training, English (Second Language)
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Jang, Eunice Eunhee; Vincett, Megan – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
This study examined the literacy profiles of students from diverse home-language backgrounds and tracked those profiles from grade 6 to grade 10. The authors also investigated the predictive relations of students' immigration background, gender, and participation in two instructional programs. The results from latent class and latent transition…
Descriptors: Literacy, Profiles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mizumoto, Atsushi; Sasao, Yosuke; Webb, Stuart A. – Language Testing, 2019
The knowledge about affix plays a vital role in the development of word knowledge and vocabulary acquisition. A test for diagnostic information on the level of affix knowledge would be useful in order to inform the test users of what learners have gained or lacked in this integral component of vocabulary knowledge. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Hsieh, Ching-Ni; Wang, Yuan – Language Testing, 2019
This study investigated a range of fluency, grammar, vocabulary, and content features of young language students' speaking performances, using a discourse-analytic approach. In total, 179 test takers' responses to the speaking section of the "TOEFL Junior"® Comprehensive test were selected for analysis. Mixed-design ANOVAs were used to…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Language Fluency, Grammar
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Beigman Klebanov, Beata; Ramineni, Chaitanya; Kaufer, David; Yeoh, Paul; Ishizaki, Suguru – Language Testing, 2019
Essay writing is a common type of constructed-response task used frequently in standardized writing assessments. However, the impromptu timed nature of the essay writing tests has drawn increasing criticism for the lack of authenticity for real-world writing in classroom and workplace settings. The goal of this paper is to contribute evidence to a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Writing Tests, Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Language Testing, 2019
This study aimed to examine the sources of variability in the second-language (L2) writing scores of test-takers who repeated an English language proficiency test, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, multiple times. Examining repeaters' test scores can provide important information concerning factors contributing to "changes" in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Tests, Scores, English (Second Language)
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Košak-Babuder, Milena; Kormos, Judit; Ratajczak, Michael; Pižorn, Karmen – Language Testing, 2019
One of the special arrangements in testing contexts is to allow dyslexic students to listen to the text while they read. In our study, we investigated the effect of read-aloud assistance on young English learners' language comprehension scores. We also examined whether students with dyslexia identification benefit from this assistance differently…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Identification, Scores, English (Second Language)
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