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Benson, Stuart; Fischer, Danielle; Geluso, Joe; Von Joo, Lucius – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
In recent years, a number of studies have been conducted with regard to communication strategy training and performance on communicative tasks (Lam, 2009; Nakatani, 2010; Naughton, 2006). This study aims to add to the literature by examining how two strategies, clarifying/confirming and extending a conversation, and two methods of teaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Strategies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Barrs, Keith – Language Learning & Technology, 2012
In language learning contexts a primary concern is how to maximise target language interaction both inside and outside of the classroom. With the development of digital technologies, the proliferation of language learning applications, and an increased awareness of how technology can assist in language education, educators are being presented with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
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Sato, Masatoshi; Ballinger, Susan – Language Awareness, 2012
In this paper, both a cognitive and a sociocultural theoretical perspective are used to bring together findings from two studies that investigated the effects of instruction designed to enhance the potentially positive effect of peer interaction on L2 development. Despite differences between the studies' learning contexts, participants' age, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Immersion Programs, Metalinguistics, Grade 3
Burrows, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study is a quasi-experimental, longitudinal investigation into the role that extensive reading and reading strategies play in the cultivation of reading self-efficacy. Conducted over the course of one academic year, how changes in reading self-efficacy translate into changes in reading comprehension was examined. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading, Reading Strategies
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Sato, Takeshi; Suzuki, Akio –, 2012
The aim of this study is to optimize CALL environments as a learning tool rather than a gloss, focusing on the learning of polysemous words which refer to spatial relationship between objects. A lot of research has already been conducted to examine the efficacy of visual glosses while reading L2 texts and has reported that visual glosses can be…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Intentional Learning
Hirose, Hideo – Online Submission, 2011
Teachers often raise a question that whether the lecture questionnaires are necessary or not. In this paper, we first show the recent statistical analysis for the official unsigned questionnaire evaluation results took in our faculty. We have found that: (1) the evaluation scores of lectures by students have been rising up year by year, which…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Course Evaluation
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Kotsopoulou, Anastasia; Hallam, Susan – Educational Studies, 2010
Rating scale questionnaires were administered to 600 students in three age groups, 12-13, 15-16 and 20-21 from Japan, the UK, Greece and the USA. The questionnaires explored the extent of playing music while studying, the kinds of tasks when music was played, the perceived effects of music on studying, the characteristics and types of music played…
Descriptors: Music, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Georgakopoulos, Alexia; Guerrero, Laura K. – International Education Studies, 2010
Students from six countries--Australia, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States--recalled the extent to which their best or worst professors used various forms of communication that have been associated with effective teaching. Across cultures, best professors were perceived to employ more nonverbal expressiveness, relaxed movement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies
Eidswick, John – Online Submission, 2009
The present study explored the influence of interest on reading comprehension in English as a Foreign Language Students (EFL). Another of this study's concerns was whether individual interest, which is optimal for learning but difficult to control in classroom settings, might be increased by use of situational and topic interest, which are less…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Student Interests, Correlation, Statistical Analysis
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