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Fujii, Kazuma – English Language Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to compare the efficiency of the core schema-based instruction (SBI) in learning English prepositions between two groups that were placed depending on learners' level of English proficiency. The SBI in the present study refers to a way of teaching in which the schematic core meaning of a given lexical item is provided.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Semantics, Language Proficiency
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Bower, Jack Victor; Rutson-Griffiths, Arthur – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
A strong relationship between L2 vocabulary knowledge and L2 reading and listening comprehension is well established. However, less research has been conducted to explore correlations between pedagogic interventions to increase vocabulary knowledge and score gains on standardized L2 proficiency tests. This study addresses this gap in the research…
Descriptors: Correlation, Computer Software, Scores, Language Tests
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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Recognizing that graduate students seldom have the opportunity to participate collaboratively, either in providing or receiving feedback to improve their academic writing skills, this study reports on the design of a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) system used to investigate how graduate students transform and construct their…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Writing Processes, Graduate Students
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Banditvilai, Choosri – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
This paper presents a case study of using blended learning to enhance students' language skills and learner autonomy in an Asian university environment. Blended learning represents an educational environment for much of the world where computers and the Internet are readily available. It combines self-study with valuable face-to-face interaction…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Blended Learning, Case Studies, Asians
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Kotani, Katsunori; Yoshimi, Takehiko; Nanjo, Hiroaki; Isahara, Hitoshi – English Language Teaching, 2016
In order to develop effective teaching methods and computer-assisted language teaching systems for learners of English as a foreign language who need to study the basic linguistic competences for writing, pronunciation, reading, and listening, it is necessary to first investigate which vocabulary and grammar they have or have not yet learned.…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Accuracy, Language Fluency, Linguistic Competence
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Chang, Anna C-S.; Millett, Sonia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This study investigates the effects on developing L2 listening fluency through doing extended listening-focused activities after reading and listening to audio graded readers. Seventy-six EFL university students read and listened to a total of 15 graded readers in a 15-week extensive listening programme. They were divided into three groups (Group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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Son, Jiseong; Kim, Jeong-Dong; Na, Hong-Seok; Baik, Doo-Kwon – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
In this research, we propose a Social Learning Management System (SLMS) enabling real-time and reliable feedback for incorrect answers by learners using a social network service (SNS). The proposed system increases the accuracy of learners' assessment results by using a confidence scale and a variety of social feedback that is created and shared…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Feedback (Response), Social Networks, Accuracy
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Brine, John; Kaneko, Emiko; Heo, Younghyon; Vazhenin, Alexander; Bateson, Gordon – Research-publishing.net, 2015
In 2014, the University of Aizu was accepted for participation in Japan's national TOP Global University (TGU) initiative. In this paper, we describe our use of video interviewing to prepare Japanese students for our Global Experience Gateway study abroad TGU project. Our university specializes in computer science education at undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interviews, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Averianova, Irina – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Language competence in various communicative activities in L2 largely depends on the learners' size of vocabulary. The target vocabulary of adult L2 learners should be between 2,000 high frequency words (a critical threshold) and 10,000 word families (for comprehension of university texts). For a TOEIC test, the threshold is estimated to be…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Ishikawa, Yasushige; Akahane-Yamada, Reiko; Smith, Craig; Kondo, Mutsumi; Tsubota, Yasushi; Dantsuji, Masatake – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This paper reports on a research project in a university English as Foreign Language (EFL) program in Japan which explored ways to sustain active participation in e-learning tasks. The tasks were intended to improve students' scores on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), a test used by businesses to make hiring decisions.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
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Pollard, Andrew – English Teaching Forum, 2015
For many people, mobile phones are a part of modern life. Although the purpose of this technology revolves around language and communication, its application to language learning still appears to be underutilized. This is changing, as the widespread use of this handheld technology offers numerous opportunities to use functions that are ideal for…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ishikawa, Masako – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Languaging has been identified as a contributor to language learning. Yet, compared to oral languaging, such as collaborative dialogs in contextualized settings, little seems to be known about written languaging. In order to fill this gap, this study investigates languaging in the form of "metanotes," that is, metatalk in a written…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Ju Yin; Che, Pei-Chun – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
This paper investigates college students' English language learning through use of Dr. Eye Android handheld mobile Internet device (MID). Compared to related studies, students' English learning using MIDs has not been evaluated and fully understood in the field of higher education. Quantitatively, the researchers used TOEIC pretest and posttest to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Improvement, English Language Learners, Electronic Learning
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Kuo, Yu-Chen; Chu, Hui-Chun; Huang, Chi-Hao – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Learning English is an important and challenging task for English as Foreign Language (EFL) students. Educators had indicated that, without proper learning support, most EFL students might feel frustrated while learning English, which could significantly affect their learning performance. In the past research, learning usually utilized grouping,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Conroy, Mark A.; Antón-Méndez, Inés – Second Language Research, 2015
This study investigated whether second language (L2) learners of English could learn to produce stranded prepositions through structural priming. Structural priming is the tendency for speakers to repeat the structure of previously experienced sentences, without intention or conscious awareness of such behaviour, and is thought to be associated…
Descriptors: Language Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages)
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