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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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McNeil, Levi – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Although the second language literature on Dynamic Assessment (DA)--the unity of assessment and instruction into a singular activity to promote cognitive development--shows promising results, very little has been written about how to educate teachers to use it. This two-cycle, exploratory action research study aimed to understand and address the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Action Research, Computer Managed Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kim, Jiyun; Lantolf, James P. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports on a pedagogical project aimed at helping second language (L2) learners of English develop the ability to detect and appropriately interpret spoken sarcasm. The study used a pre- and posttest procedure to assess the development of learners' ability to both detect sarcasm and impute appropriate speaker intentions and attitudes…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Native Language, Korean, Language Usage
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Lee, Sunjung; Pulido, Diana – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated the impact of topic interest, alongside L2 proficiency and gender, on L2 vocabulary acquisition through reading. A repeated-measures design was used with 135 Korean EFL students. Control variables included topic familiarity, prior target-word knowledge, and target-word difficulty (word length, class, and concreteness).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Korean
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Jung, Jookyoung – Language Teaching Research, 2016
The present study examines how glossing of second language (L2) texts affects L2 learners' reading comprehension as well as their learning of L2 grammar and vocabulary. It employed a pretest, immediate posttest, and delayed posttest design with two treatment sessions. The target features were English unaccusativity and 10 pseudo-word items.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Korean, Translation