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Taguchi, Naoko; Li, Shuai – Language Teaching, 2019
Recent development in L2 pragmatics research in a study abroad context has witnessed an emerging line of studies investigating the joint influences of contextual and individual learner factors on second language (L2) pragmatic development. This paper argues for the replication of two representative quantitative studies in this new research…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research
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Duff, Patricia A. – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Social aspects of second language acquisition (SLA) and the contexts in which people attempt to learn and use languages and seek to become integrated within new and changing cultures have been examined for decades from various theoretical perspectives. In this article, I present some of the ways in which 'social' experience is being theorized in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Second Language Learning, Context Effect, Cultural Influences
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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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Faez, Farahnaz; Karas, Michael – TESL-EJ, 2019
This article presents a case study that examined the perceptions of non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in relation to their experiences in a one-year study abroad TESOL program in Canada and its potential for enhancing their language proficiency. Sixty-nine novice teachers, originally from China, placed in four different cohorts,…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Güngör, Semra Kiranli; Musali, Asiya – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This research explored why graduate Azerbaijani education students chose to pursue their overseas education in Turkey, which factors they took into consideration, and what contributions this education will provide both them and their countries. The phenomenological model was utilized in the research. The research comprised 25 Azerbaijani students…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, College Choice, Study Abroad
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Pu, Shi; Evans, Michael – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
While research exists on the effectiveness of pedagogical methods in relation to the development of Chinese students' critical thinking (CT), there has been little research on Chinese students' experiences around CT in relation to their own contexts. This paper reports on the findings of a study that investigated the experiences of the use of CT…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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Çiftçi, Emrullah Yasin; Karaman, A. Cendel – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Short-term international experiential learning opportunities can foster language teachers' multidimensional development. Even though such experiences are considered beneficial for language teachers' development, educational reviews have scarcely concentrated on a comprehensive synthesis of the impact of such experiences on language teachers. This…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole, Ed.; Constantinou, Elis Kakoulli, Ed.; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume gives readers insights on the use of technology in professional development programmes and content knowledge that can enrich teacher education. Every chapter of the book builds, through research, an analysis and discussion of CALL [Computer Assisted Language Learning] matters and professional development. The purpose of the EuroCALL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kitano, Chika; Mills, Daniel; Kohyama, Megumi – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter describes an inquiry into how Japanese university students who have participated in study-abroad negotiate their identity on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) when interacting informally in English with non-Japanese interlocutors. SNSs provide a unique opportunity for English language learners to practise their skills in an informal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Networks, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Leal, Tania; Slabakova, Roumyana – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article uses the clitic left dislocation (CLLD) construction in L2 Spanish to investigate whether generative SLA has valuable insights to contribute to language teaching. Although CLLD is a structure that is commonly used by native speakers, as reported anecdotally and in at least one corpus, we found that native-Spanish and native-English…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Hirakawa, Makiko; Shibuya, Mayumi; Endo, Marie – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article explores what kind of second language (L2) input influences Japanese learners' acquisition of adjective ordering restrictions (AOR) in English where Japanese exhibits no AOR. In Study I, an explicit instruction (EI) group (n = 13) and a natural exposure (NE) group (n = 12) responded to a preference task. In Study II, an input flood…
Descriptors: Japanese, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wolf, Debra M.; Phung, Linh – Journal of International Students, 2019
A case study was conducted to explore the experiences of Chinese nurses when completing a graduate nursing degree taught in English (as a second language) in the United States over a 1-year period. The study explored language, academic, and social challenges perceived by the students, strategies used to overcome challenges, and academic support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Asians, Graduate Students
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Cheng, Ming; Friesen, Andrew; Adekola, Olalekan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
There is increasing research on the challenges that Chinese students experience during their time studying abroad, but limited studies have explored how they self-regulate their emotions to address these challenges. This paper identifies key stressors experienced by Chinese postgraduate students during their study in academic institutions in the…
Descriptors: Self Control, Stress Variables, Metacognition, Emotional Response
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Quan, Tracy – L2 Journal, 2019
Why learners return from study abroad (SA) with varying degrees of second language (L2) gains or differing attitudes towards the target language and culture remains an open question. This study employs theories of identity (Kinginger, 2013) and investment (Darvin & Norton, 2015; Norton Peirce, 1995) to examine the case of three learners of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
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Loranc-Paszylk, Barbara, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume provides a timely focus on various aspects related to foreign language learning and teaching within the university context. It discusses current issues, such as: increasing popularity of English Medium Instruction (EMI), communication in English as a Lingua Franca, staying abroad, and provisions of English for professional or academic…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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