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Andrei, Elena – Educational Forum, 2019
This study looked at how five adolescent English Learners (ELs) in an English as a second language class use the available digital technology. Data collected consisted of classroom observations, student and classroom documents, and focus student interviews. Data collection and analysis were simultaneous processes. Findings suggest adolescent ELs…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Laptop Computers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Mousavi, Seyyed Hossein; Gholami, Javad; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The important question of who should teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses has been a controversial issue for long. The present study aimed at exploring 300 ESP university students' points of view, 60 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and field specialist ESP teachers' perceptions towards the most entitled agents to deliver ESP…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Suwantarathip, Ornprapat – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Hybrid learning is becoming a crucial part of education in the 21st century. It is one of the most popular methods that has been accepted and used in many educational institutions all over the world. Therefore, hybrid learning was adopted in an intermediate English course at a private university in the first semester of the 2017 academic year.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hlas, Anne Cummings; Neyers, Krista; Molitor, Sarah – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate student attention lapses in second language classrooms at the university level. In 17 classes, 274 undergraduate students reported the frequency and duration of their attention lapses during 50- and 75-minute classes at various levels. Students' beliefs regarding their attention and the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Attention Control, Teaching Methods
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Yeh, Hui-Chin; Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Chen, Yu-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
To extend the recent growth of literature on using peer feedback through blogs to enhance students' speaking performance, this study investigated the effects of online peer feedback via blogs on the speaking performance of college students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Participants comprised 45 EFL college students, from two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Electronic Publishing, College Students
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Ghaith, Ghazi – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study investigates the interrelatedness the English as a foreign language demotivation factors of learning difficulties, threats to self-worth, monotonous teaching, poor student-teacher relationships, and learners' proficiency in critical reading and writing. Eighty (n =80) EFL learners participated in the study. The rationale for the study…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ueno, Junko – TESL-EJ, 2019
There is a common belief that one could quickly improve their second language proficiency once they reside in the country where the target language is spoken, because they have opportunities to use it constantly in an immersion environment. However, scholars have argued that it may be up to the individual student whether she could effectively…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Hashemi Toroujeni, Seyyed Morteza; Thompson, Nathan; Reza Ebrahimi, Mohammad – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The current study was conducted to investigate whether test scores of Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners were equivalent across CBT and PBT modes, with 58 intermediate learners studying at a private language academy located in Behshahr city in northern Iran. Moreover, test takers' computer familiarity, attitudes, aversion, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chambers, Gary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Modern foreign languages (MFL) are now established on the timetable of English primary schools. This study accesses the views of the pupils on the experience of learning this relatively new subject and of making the transition to secondary school languages classes. By means of semi-structured interviews with the same sample of 18 pupils in Year 6…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Ashton, Karen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper explores the approaches and strategies used by secondary school learners of different languages in England completing Asset Languages reading tasks at levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Assessments across languages at the same level of proficiency were designed to a common specification and at…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Veliz, Leonardo; Veliz-Campos, Mauricio – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The present study aims to critically interrogate the role of Critical Thinking (CT) in English language education in Chile through the analysis of teacher educators' and postgraduate students' perceptions and understandings of CT in relation to their academic trajectories through university. Five postgraduate students and five teacher educators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Ju Seong – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
While research on informal digital learning of English (IDLE) increases in the fields of teaching English to speakers of other languages and computer-assisted language learning, few studies have examined the relationship between quantity and diversity of IDLE practices and different language learning outcomes. To address this gap, data were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zapata, Gabriela C. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
This article investigates the use of culture portfolios in second language Spanish university classes at an American private university as part of an innovation that incorporated an ACTFL standards-based curriculum to a basic language programme. The portfolios required students to complete different types of tasks through interactions with members…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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