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Bakhoda, Iman; Shabani, Karim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Following a suggestion by Poehner [2008. Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Approach to Understanding and Promoting Second Language Development. Berlin: Springer] about the possible merger between group dynamic assessment (GDA) rooted in Vygotskian sociocultural theory (SCT) and computer testing, this study has decided to test the feasibility of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Sociocultural Patterns
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Haghighatpasand, Mohsen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although adventure video games have been identified as effective tools for education, few studies have examined the usefulness of such games for language learning. The present classroom-based investigation, therefore, examined the possibility of exploiting commercial adventure video games for improving vocabulary recall of second language learners…
Descriptors: Video Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Shabani, Karim; Hosseinzadeh, Somayeh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although researchers in the area of second language acquisition agree on the effectiveness of form-focused instruction, there is little consensus on the appropriate time to direct learners' attention to linguistic items, that is, whether before or after the error occurrence [Nassaji, H. 2010, "The Occurrence and Effectiveness of Spontaneous…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The present study was an effort to investigate the effects of flipped learning on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' L2 speaking, L2 listening, and out-of-class participation and engagement with course materials and activities. To this end, 67 freshmen English students from two universities in Iran were assigned into one of the three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Homework, Video Technology
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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Ebrahimi, Aniya – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article reports on a study which employed a flipped classroom strategy to increase the amount of peer dialogue among a group of Iranian EFL learners. The flipped strategy used in this study required the students to study some online materials provided for students via a social network called Telegram. Before attending the class, the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)