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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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Bahrami, Zahra Nikkhah; Izadpanah, Siros; Bijani, Houman – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Vocabulary as an undeniable part of language learning is a main component in communication which requires to be taught in innovative ways. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of musical mnemonic on vocabulary recalling, and long-term retention of words by young learners. The design of study was experimental. Sixty teenagers from…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Mnemonics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alavinia, Parviz; Shafaei, Ali; Salimi, Asghar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current research study was conducted to examine the impacts of focused and unfocused audio-appended reading tasks on female EFL learners' acquisition of a rule-bound structure (passive voice) and a non-rule-bound structure (prepositions). The participants of this study involved ninety intermediate female English learners. They were assigned…
Descriptors: Females, Accuracy, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mousavi, Khorshid; Alavinia, Parviz; Gholami, Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study investigated the comparison between short and long-term effectiveness of input-providing and output-prompting negotiation strategies on mastering the target structures. To this end, the participants were divided into three groups, namely two experimental groups who had a special kind of treatment, and one control group without…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nazarloo, Fahimeh Ashja; Yaghoubi-Notash, Massoud – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
An advantage of the communication-based instruction in an EFL situation is prioritizing fluency and meaning negotiation though of course at the cost of accuracy. Researchers have, therefore, found feedback on the learners' erroneous utterances quite appealing so that form can be attended to against the wider backdrop of meaning-focused involvement…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grammar, Accuracy, English (Second Language)
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Alian, Jalal ed-din; Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Soleimani, Hassan – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
In modern language teaching institutions and schools, the proficient language teachers apply different kinds of tasks to teach some skills and sub-skills. In the current study, the researcher investigated the effect of two different tasks, namely Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)-based tasks and written questions tasks on students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kamali, Mojtaba; Abbasi, Mehdi; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study investigated the effect of dynamic Assessment (DA) on the acquisition of L2 grammar by EFL learners. The focus was on teaching Conditional Type II, or Unreal Conditional, which is a difficult structure for language learners to acquire. To this end, two intact classes of intermediate EFL learners, each consisting of 23 male students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ghavamnia, M.; Eslami-Rasekh, A.; Vahid Dastjerdi, H. – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study investigates the relative effectiveness of four types of input-enhanced instruction on the development of Iranian EFL learners' production of pragmatically appropriate and grammatically accurate suggestions. Over a 16-week course, input delivered through video clips was enhanced differently in four intact classes: (1) metapragmatic…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests
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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study aimed at bringing together the notions of language play and focus on form (FonF) through a cross-sectional investigation of playful language-related episodes (PLREs). PLREs, as a remarkably under-explored aspect of second language (L2) learners' focus on form, peer interaction and language play, were analyzed in an Iranian EFL context…
Descriptors: Play, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khanahmadi, Farid; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Mediation in general, and teacher and peer mediation in particular, whose genesis are Vygotsky's sociocultural and Feuerstein's mediated learning experience theories, is a novel approach aimed at teaching low level learners by an experienced instructor or peer. The main objectives of the present study, however, were to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning