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Brezina, Vaclav; Pallotti, Gabriele – Second Language Research, 2019
Morphological complexity (MC) is a relatively new construct in second language acquisition (SLA). After critically discussing existing approaches to calculating MC in first- and second-language acquisition research, this article presents a new operationalization of the construct, the Morphological Complexity Index (MCI). The MCI is applied in two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Teaching Methods
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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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Karipi, Edwig – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Although print-based materials remain the main distance education mode of delivery, the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) recognises the use of multimedia as an important tool to enhance access and strengthen operational systems. Multimedia resources such as video, audio, animations and online content are produced as complementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multimedia Instruction, Tutors
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Sturm, Jessica L. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
A body of previous work in second- and foreign language pronunciation instruction (e.g., Lord, 2005; Miller, 2012) has shown that explicit phonetic and pronunciation instruction is beneficial. However, Olson (2014) noted that just a few minutes per week of instruction are devoted to pronunciation in most classrooms. What is the effect of such…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Singh, Harpreet; Miah, Shah Jahan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Mobile technologies have created enormous opportunities for improving information delivery and dissemination processes among individuals. While studies of the mobile-based technologies in health and businesses have been proliferated, research on mobile applications for education are still at its emergent stage, however, for developing user-centric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Systems, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Luo, Tian; Xie, Quan – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
Extant literature on social media in education highlights the importance of improving social media-supported learning environments. This study adds to the literature by examining students' perception and participation for three types of Twitter-based instrumental activities--backchanneling, exploring hashtags, and topics discussion--in two unique…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Case Studies, Communications, Teaching Methods
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Raaheim, Arild; Mathiassen, Ketil; Moen, Vegard; Lona, Irene; Gynnild, Vidar; Bunaes, Bente Ringlund; Hasle, Emil Trygve – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The traditional exam has a strong holding within Norwegian higher education and is very often the preferred way of assessing students. Digital technology opens up for alternatives to the traditional exam, but so far focus has predominantly been on exchanging pen and paper with personal computers within the traditional framework. Digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Information Technology, Achievement Tests
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Fischer, Beth A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Stories can be employed in a variety of ways in college classrooms--such as in case studies, simulations, and problem-based learning (PBL) activities. Sometimes these stories are historically accurate, while in other instances they are fictional. What might be the benefits and challenges of using fictional narratives? This article draws upon data…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, College Students
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Eikel-Pohen, Mona – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
This article describes a case study of teaching German at the college level for four semesters with a student born blind (with increasing hearing loss). It presents an assessment tool to measure the qualitative and quantitative efficacy of disability/blindness-inclusive language teaching methods using multimodality and Universal Design principles.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wulfemeyer, Julie – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2019
This article addresses well-known and difficult problems involving reading comprehension and compliance in college courses, using a lower-level philosophy course as a case study. It draws upon both general and discipline-specific research in three promising areas for reading instruction: metacognition, modeling via "think-alouds," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Case Studies, Philosophy, Reading Instruction
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Guo, Qi; Barrot, Jessie S. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2019
Experts generally believe that written corrective feedback (CF) positively affects writing quality and learners' accurate use of language. However, researchers have not yet identified the most effective type of written CF or sufficiently explored the relation between type of written CF and targeted linguistic category. Thus, this study…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Porto, Melina; Yulita, Leticia – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
This article describes an online project in the foreign-language classroom in which Argentinian and British university students communicated across the globe to address a topic of human rights violations. The aim of the article is to answer the question of whether there is a place in language education for forgiveness and discomforting pedagogies.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education, Civil Rights
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Abdel-Malek, Myriam – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This multiple case study investigated the application of the genre-based approach (GBA) in a second-semester university-level Arabic class. This article depicts the linguistic features that make possible the recounting of habitual events (recount) in Arabic and outlines how during the GBA, both (1) the notion of purpose for writing and (2) the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Semitic Languages, College Students, Second Language Learning
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Wijaya Mulya, Teguh; Aditomo, Anindito – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Complementing existing studies on religious tolerance education which have mainly evaluated interventions using pre-post designs, this article argues that discourse analysis can be a viable alternative methodology for generating new knowledge in this field. To illuminate the potentials of discourse analysis, the article also presents a case study…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Prosocial Behavior, Intervention, Pretests Posttests
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Shibukawa, Sachika; Taguchi, Mana – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
This study aims to find out how students prepared for a flipped classroom and to examine what type of instruction could effectively guide students to do pre-class preparation. We conducted case studies for over two years in a physiology class at a Japanese university. In a survey performed in 2017, students were asked to participate in a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Physiology, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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