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Yang, Se Jeong – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
The aim of this study was to gain insights into how language learners perceive two online interactional contexts and how these perceptions impact the learners' participation in eTandem learning. This study incorporated pair work with group discussion as interactional contexts, connecting Korean language learners with English language learners.…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Discussion
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Kim, Dohun; Koh, Taejin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The transition to student-centred learning, advances in teleconferencing tools, and active international student exchange programmes have stimulated tandem learning in many parts of the world. This pedagogical model is based on a mutual language exchange between tandem partners, where each student is a native speaker in the language the…
Descriptors: Translation, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Briggs, Neil – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
Web-based machine translation (WBMT) tools have long been used by language learners, but until recently, their value as learning tools was limited by the limited accuracy of their outputs. In the past few years, however, the advent of neural machine translation has drastically improved the accuracy of WBMT, considerably increasing their…
Descriptors: Translation, Computational Linguistics, Korean, Accuracy
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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, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Zhe, Li; Meng, Cheng; Takanori, Maesako; Juan, Li – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
This article describes the design and application of a computer-based system for simultaneously teaching Korean, English and Japanese languages in a classroom setting using knowledge visualization techniques to show the relationships between vocabularies, grammars and meanings. The system consists of a knowledge database of Korean, English, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Native Speakers, Blended Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
Kim, Jeongyeon; Tatar, Bradley – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
In the midst of increasing global economic competition, higher education (HE) institutions in many non-English-speaking societies have expanded the extent of internationalization through the recruitment of international faculty members to their campuses and the adoption of educational policies such as English-medium instruction (EMI). Despite…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Nationals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kim, So Jung; Cho, Hyesun – Language and Education, 2017
Despite the increasing attention paid to the importance of critical literacy in North American early childhood classrooms, critical literacy has been rarely discussed in East Asian classrooms, particularly in South Korea. The present study delineates ways in which a Korean preschool teacher interacts with her young learners during literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education
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Suk, Namhee – Reading Research Quarterly, 2017
Several empirical studies and syntheses of extensive reading have concluded that extensive reading has positive impacts on language learning in second- and foreign-language settings. However, many of the studies contained methodological or curricular limitations, raising questions about the asserted positive effects of extensive reading. The…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Multivariate Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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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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Kim, Mi Kyong; Pollard, Vikki Ann – Education as Change, 2017
This paper uses the introduction of critical pedagogy to an English as a Foreign Language class in the Republic of Korea as a case study for a "modest critical pedagogy" (Tinning 2002). Focusing on the stress and resistances experienced during the introduction, we suggest a modest critical pedagogy that 1) makes the paradigm itself an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Theory
Ahn, Misook – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The blended learning model, which combines the traditional face-to-face learning method with an online application such as a learning management system (LMS), became popular and more practical for both teachers and learners in foreign and second language education because of its effective methodology for course delivery and socialization…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Korean, Second Language Learning
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The non-native English-speaking teachers' (NNESTs) beliefs about the monolingual approach have not been sufficiently studied in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL). In examining the NNESTs' beliefs about that issue, the present study adapts Guy Cook's recent framework, according to which the monolingual approach is based upon four…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Shin, Jeeweon – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Drawing on the data collected through classroom observations, participants' written journals, and in-depth interviews, this study examines the hyphenated identity constructions of 1.5- ("ilcem osey") and 2nd-generation heritage language learners. The study observes that ethnic and racial exclusion in a White dominant society was more…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Disadvantaged, Diaries, Interviews
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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
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