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Liu, Chenchen; Sands-Meyer, Sarah; Audran, Jacques – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
Flipped classes are well-known for reversing the typical in-class lecture and out-of-class homework structure by instructing students to learn by themselves from on-line learning materials and inviting them to ask questions based on their individual difficulties in class. Many attempts at integrating this teaching method into English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kartal, Erdogan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study is about artificial neural network modeling of the linguistic challenges encountered by students learning Turkish as a foreign language in universities in France. The study was conducted in four universities where Turkish is taught as an optional foreign language. Sixty-six students whose mother tongues were either Arabic or French…
Descriptors: Turkish, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Décuré, Nicole – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
French science students do not read much in English. Does this reflect their reading habits in their native language? A study in the form of online questionnaires was conducted at Toulouse university which compared their reading habits in French and in English. A further study examined the way one particular group of students conducted their…
Descriptors: French, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Habits
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Engelking, Tama Lea – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
The development of intercultural competence and foreign language skills in study abroad and the foreign language (FL) classroom is often seen as an either/or proposition due to lack of time, training or the availability of materials in the target language. The Critical Incident method (CI) provides an example of an intercultural training tool that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Critical Incidents Method, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Hansen Edwards, Jette G. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
The current study examines how and why speakers of English from multilingual contexts in Asia are identifying as native speakers of English. Eighteen participants from different contexts in Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, and The Philippines, who self-identified as native speakers of English participated in hour-long interviews…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hanna, Barbara E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Discourses around Study Abroad (SA) consistently portray a transformational experience for participants who return home forever changed. This article investigates how such change is inscribed in texts addressed to Australian tertiary students considering SA. Acknowledging the significant role of the non-study component of SA in triggering change,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Students, Student Attitudes, Food
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Loiseau, Mathieu; Cervini, Cristiana; Ceccherelli, Andrea; Masperi, Monica; Salomoni, Paola; Roccetti, Marco; Valva, Antonella; Bianco, Francesca – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In this paper, we present two versions of a learning game developed respectively at the Grenoble Alpes and Bologna University. This research focuses on a digital game aimed at favouring the learners' "playful attitude" and harnessing it towards "accuracy" aspects of language learning (lexicon and morphology, here). The game,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Games, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Life, James – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
When students look at their classmates in the classroom, consciously or unconsciously, they see competitors both for academic recognition and social success. How do they fit in relation to others and how do they succeed in achieving both? Traditional views on the drive to succeed and the fear of failure are well known as motivators for achieving…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Status, Academic Achievement, Student Surveys
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Toffoli, Denyze – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Plurilingualism has been targeted as an objective of the European Commission and its deployment is naturally thought to originate in the education sector. A recent study of the Commission (2012) has pointed to the poor results of French schooling with regard to foreign language instruction, but few quantitative studies have looked specifically at…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Profiles, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Jeoffrion, Christine; Marcouyeux, Aurore; Starkey-Perret, Rebecca; Narcy-Combes, Marie-Françoise; Birkan, Ilker – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
The study aims to highlight the representations that university students have about plurilingualism, in order to research how they can develop plurilingual competences in an essentially monolingual French academic setting. It is based on a survey of 684 students enrolled in two foreign language programmes across two year levels (first and fourth…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Second Language Learning
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Cubillos, Jorge H.; Ilvento, Thomas – Foreign Language Annals, 2012
This article reports the findings of an investigation into the impact of study abroad experiences on self-efficacy perceptions among foreign language (FL) learners. Thirty-nine American college students taking part in both short-term and semester-long academic programs in France and Spain completed self-efficacy surveys at the beginning and at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Lomicka, Lara; Lord, Gillian – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2012
In these days of ubiquitous tweeting, language teachers must consider whether microblogging is an activity that will bring benefits to the learning experience. Recent research (Junco et al., 2010; Messner, 2009, among others) indicates that Twitter is becoming increasingly popular in classrooms, but few studies (see for example, Borau et al.,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Second Language Learning
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Chateau, Anne; Zumbihl, Helene – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2012
The flexible language learning system we have devised at our university combines different elements: individual work on a virtual learning environment, pair-work and counseling sessions. The implementation of the system involves a new conception of the different "actors" roles. Teachers become tutors or counselors with new specific…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role
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Prince, Peter – TESOL Journal, 2012
One common way of assessing learners' proficiency in second language (L2) listening comprehension is by comprehension-restitution (C-R), whereby learners write down what they have heard. The various forms of C-R differ according to characteristics of the input (e.g., length, speech rate) and of the output (e.g., amount of detail requested). The…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, French, Native Language, English (Second Language)
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