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Peck, Catherine; Yates, Lynda – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
The 'intercultural turn' in foreign language education has brought to the fore the need to foster intercultural competences. Yet in contexts where virtually all intercultural communication is mediated by English as a foreign language (hereafter EFL), proficiency in that language determines to a large extent access to intercultural experiences,…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kim, Jung-Tae; Barrett, Rusty – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper seeks to examine Korean EFL learners' perceptions of parental involvement and how their attitudes toward parental involvement are associated with the success of parental involvement. Two hundred fifty four EFL children in South Korea participated in a survey asking the degree of their parent's involvement in seven involvement types and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Parent Participation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Pooley, Aaron William; Midgley, Warren; Farley, Helen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Mobile technologies and platforms that facilitate communication across different languages are increasingly relevant in a world characterised by the global flows of diverse populations and disparate digital environments. This qualitative study explores communication between native and non-native speakers of Korean, mediated through mobile instant…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Students
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Song, Juyoung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores writing in Korean as an additional language in the United States and South Korea, focusing on learners' perceptions, attitudes, and informal writing practices outside the class. As sociolinguistic characteristics of a language such as the status and tradition of writing affect learners' views and practices, this study includes…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Korean, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Tae-Young; Kim, Youngmi; Kim, Ji-Young – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2019
The current study aims to explore the influence of resilience on (de)motivation and second language proficiency among elementary school students in South Korea. A total of 367 sixth-grade students completed questionnaires at three elementary schools. The data were analyzed with factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM). The results…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Language Proficiency
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung; Arifah Drajati, Nur – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Preservice English teachers' perceptions about English as an international language (EIL) have not been adequately examined in different cross-cultural contexts. To fill that void, a total of 590 preservice English teachers from Indonesia (n = 344) and South Korea (n = 246) completed an EIL perception questionnaire. Subsequently, an independent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This exploratory study aimed to identify a model that explains the relationship between Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE) practice and English as an International Language (EIL) perception. The hypothesized model--"students' engagement in IDLE practice will be significantly and positively related to their perception of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Jung, YeonJoo; Kim, YouJin; Lee, Hikyoung; Cathey, Robin; Carver, Julie; Skalicky, Stephen – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Recently, second language (L2) instruction has benefitted from the development of instructional technology such as synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC). The present study was conducted to investigate learner perception of the effectiveness of SCMC interactions for L2 learning and building intercultural competence. Students (n = 55)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Predictor Variables
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Shin, Yu Kyoung; Park, Eun Sung – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
An increasing number of North Koreans have migrated to other countries in the past two decades, with South Korea receiving a significant number of these escapees each year. Research examining young North Koreans' adjustment to South Korean schools has reported that these students struggle with mandatory English classes and the prevalent use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Seong, Myeong-Hee; Kang, Mee Hye; Seo, Bo-Kyung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study examines the effects of a 2-week intensive English program based on the college students' perceptions of core competencies: English Communication Competency, Self-Directed Competency, Community Competency, and Knowledge and Information Literacy Competency. The program was non-credit and was held in January 2019 for first-year students…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction