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Goria, Cecilia; Kostantinidiss, Angelos; Kilvinski, Bryan; Dogan, Betul Eroglu – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The emergence of Web 2.0 has created diverse opportunities for continuing professional development in the area of language teaching. This article begins by presenting how the pedagogical model implemented in an online postgraduate programme integrates the Personal Learning Environment and Personal Learning Network (PLE and PLN) concept and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Faculty Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Online Courses
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Lewandowska, Elwira – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The present contribution discusses the importance of communicative strategies in introducing English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). A brief meta-analysis of the research conducted in the area of pragmatics reveals that one of the most salient elements of using ELF is the users' ability to conduct meaningful exchanges through various communicative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Official Languages
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Fondo, Marta; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The emergence of videoconferencing tools in the 1990s provided language learners with opportunities to carry out speaking practice anytime and anywhere. However, the presence of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) in this interactional setting can hinder such ubiquitous benefits as FLA inhibits learning and communication in the Foreign Language (FL)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Muhonen, Anu; Kujanen, Riikka – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This case study is excerpted from a larger study where we explore collaborative encounters, i.e. practices and discourses, within a blended learning project where vlogging, i.e. video blogging, is used in Finnish language learning. The data has been collected in 2017-2018 during an intermediate Finnish course at the University of Toronto. In this…
Descriptors: Finno Ugric Languages, Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Liang – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Tandem Language Exchanges (TLE) have been recognised for their pedagogical value in language learning, especially when developing learner autonomy through providing language learning support to each other in a friendly and social learning environment. Unlike many projects which incorporate cross-site practices in a collaborative teaching paradigm,…
Descriptors: Universities, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana; Brick, Billy – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Recent developments in mobile technologies have increased the ways in which languages can be learnt, both within and beyond the classroom. Whereas the use of mobile technologies seems to challenge traditional knowledge and skills acquisition, research shows that foreign language study can be enriched through easy access to resources selected to…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Italian, Second Language Learning, Handheld Devices
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La Sala, Maria Chiara – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This article focusses on the online independent language learning resource for the Year Abroad (YA) in Italy at the University of Leeds. The YA is an important component of most undergraduate degree programmes in Modern Languages. It increases linguistic proficiency and cultural awareness. During the last twenty years, there has been a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Study Abroad, Italian
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Motzo, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The learning difficulty known as dyslexia affects up to ten per cent of the adult population. In current teaching practice in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), however, there is still little awareness of how dyslexia-friendly language course materials can be created. Language learning materials, although often delivered in novel digital…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Oliviero, Marcello; Zhok, Andrea – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This case study centres on the notion that changing traditional student identities by turning them into 'student-teachers' can have very positive consequences on their involvement with the learning process. Technology plays a crucial role and is totally embedded in this approach. In this project, students are asked to research a grammar topic and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Peer Teaching
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Campisi, Salvatore – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper describes the project 'ITALO (MyLearning Log)', introduced as part of the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) at the University of Manchester. The project aimed to encourage student engagement with the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), monitor usage and effectiveness of the resources deployed, and develop learner autonomy.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Italian
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Celant, Paola – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This article describes the innovations introduced into the undergraduate "ab initio" Italian language programme at the School of Languages at the University of Bristol and the use of a range of online tools and resources. It evaluates to what extent the innovations have enhanced the students' experience. The article describes the course…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Organ, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This case study examines student perceptions of the experiential value of a work placement carried out as part of a languages degree programme. The data for the case study consists of a corpus of 67 reports submitted from 2011 to 2015, reflecting on placements carried out in Europe, Japan, the UK and the US. The data offers a student view of the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Escobar, Sol; Krauß, Susanne – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Online learning is a very flexible way to build and improve language knowledge alongside other work and/or study commitments whilst at the same time encouraging autonomous learning, time management, self-motivation and other skills relevant to employability. Learning on your own, however, can also be daunting. Therefore, the Languages for All…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Online Courses, College Second Language Programs, Teaching Methods
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Antoniadou, Victoria; Dooly, Melinda – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This chapter aims to answer some of the questions that emerge when carrying out educational ethnography in a blended learning environment. The authors first outline how Virtual Ethnography (VE) has been developed and applied by other researchers. Then, to better illustrate the approach, they describe a doctoral research project that implemented…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Blended Learning, Educational Environment, Educational Research
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Sarré, Cédric, Ed.; Whyte, Shona, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This volume intends to address key issues related to research in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teaching and learning by bringing together current research at the intersection of the theoretical and practical dimensions of ESP. Readers will discover a treasury of information they will find useful to their own understanding of research into…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Needs Assessment
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