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Santos, Alaitz; Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
The present paper reports a study on communicative anxiety of two groups of adult users. The paper aims at exploring the communicative anxiety of multilingual speakers and at analysing the communicative anxiety in second and third languages. This study includes 532 participants who were divided in two groups according their L1. One group of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Focus Groups, Spanish
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Gholaminejad, Razieh – HOW, 2017
This article draws on a qualitative study which seeks to explore whether Iranian English as a foreign language learners experience any reversal conceptual transfer and whether they construct two identities as a result of learning a foreign language. The findings from the open-ended questionnaires distributed among 65 undergraduates at the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Mollaei, Fatemeh; Taghinezhad, Ali; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It has been found that translation is an efficient means to teach/learn grammar, syntax, and lexis of a foreign language. Meanwhile, translation is good for beginners who do not still enjoy the critical level of proficiency in their target language for expression. This study was conducted to examine the teachers' and learners' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül – Online Submission, 2017
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mutlu, Sevcan; Ortaçtepe, Deniz – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The present study explored the identity (re)construction of five nonnative English teachers who went to the USA on a prestigious scholarship for one year to teach their native language, Turkish. In that sense, it investigated how this shift from being a nonnative English teacher to a native Turkish teacher influenced their self-image,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Ukwuoma, Uju C. – Research in Pedagogy, 2016
This research report uses elements of autoethnography and mixed research to share the efforts of an academic to engage his students during classroom instruction. Participants included 28 science students from a regionally accredited university in Southern Africa, who were taking many sections of a research course. The researcher rearranged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Hos, Rabia; Kekec, Mustafa – European Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Learner and teacher beliefs play an important role in second language (L2) learning. Furthermore, the role of grammar instruction and error correction in the L2 classroom is a topic that is still debated in the literature. This study explored the beliefs of EFL learners and teachers regarding the controversial role of grammar instruction and error…
Descriptors: Grammar, Role, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Rummel, Stephanie; Bitchener, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This article presents the results of a study examining the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (CF) on the simple past tense and the impact beliefs may have on students' uptake of the feedback they receive. A seven-week study was carried out with 42 advanced EFL learners in Vientiane, Laos. Students' beliefs about written CF were first…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Pretests Posttests, Cues, Grammar
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Li, Xuemei – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
This qualitative study engaged five international graduate students from four different countries (the U.S., Colombia, Cape Verde Island, and Spain) who were studying at a Chinese university in Shanghai. The researcher investigated their personal and academic lives in China, their interaction with local people and integration into the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Education, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency
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Ngcobo, Sandiso – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
The 2002 Language Policy for Higher Education (LPHE) identifies the currently dominant language of instruction--English--as being a possible barrier to many African students in accessing and successfully completing studies at higher education level. The LPHE thus requires that black African languages be developed at Higher Education Institutions…
Descriptors: African Languages, Native Language, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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Liyanagunawardena, T. R.; Adams, A. A.; Rassool, N.; Williams, S. A. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to explore the implementation of online learning in distance educational delivery at Yellow Fields University (pseudonymous) in Sri Lanka. The implementation of online distance education at the University included the use of blended learning. The policy initiative to introduce online for distance education in Sri Lanka…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Distance Education, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research
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Huang, Lan-fen – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
This paper reports the compilation of a corpus of Taiwanese students' spoken English, which is one of the sub-corpora of the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI) (Gilquin, De Cock, & Granger, 2010). LINDSEI is one of the largest corpora of learner speech. The compilation process follows the design criteria…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Databases, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning