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Albury, Nathan John – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Localising knowledge and dispositions helps to predict the likely success of top-down language policies. In so far as language acquisition is a pillar of language revitalisation policy, then community perspectives on learning a minority language deserve attention. This article presents the knowledge, dispositions, and ideas of around 1,300…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Malayo Polynesian Languages, History
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Leier, Vera; Korkealehto, Kirsi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice paper presents an excerpt of the outcome of a telecollaboration project between two tertiary institutions in New Zealand and Finland. Twenty-six intermediate students of German in the two countries used a Facebook-group to write about given topics which were part of their final assessment. The posts were a combination of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Video Technology, Audio Equipment
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Olsen, Max – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Second language (L2) learning is widely acknowledged as complex due to variables such as learner, context, and target language. Such variables are particularly relevant to the learning of immigrant or indigenous languages in countries such as Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. The motivational roles of such variables are considered…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Foreign Countries
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Li, Shaofeng; Fu, Mengxia – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated the comparative effects of strategic and unpressured within-task planning on second language (L2) Chinese oral production and the role of working memory in mediating the effects of the two types of planning. Twenty-nine L2 Chinese learners at a large New Zealand university performed a narrative task after watching a…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Strategic Planning, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Zhong, Qunyan Maggie; Norton, Howard – TESL-EJ, 2018
Information and communications technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation in educational practice. Among all the educational technological tools, online discussion forums represent one of the most extensively adopted educational media in higher education. Yet a review of the literature indicates a lack of empirical studies…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Sun, Susan Y. H. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
This study investigates how university students taking fully online language-learning configure their learning environments to enhance opportunities for learning and meet broader academic and social-emotional needs. The study adopts a view of learning as both physically and socially situated, acknowledging that the physical (material, digital and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Role, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Akbas, Erdem, Ed.; Hatipoglu, Ciler, Ed.; Bayyurt, Yasemin, Ed. – Online Submission, 2017
This is the book of abstracts for the conference held in 2017 entitled: ''METADISCOURSE ACROSS GENRES: MAPPING INTERACTION IN SPOKEN & WRITTEN DISCOURSES'', also known as MAG2017. The 1st International Conference on Metadiscourse Across Genres took place in METU Northern Cyprus Campus, Cyprus between 30 March-1 April 2017 with the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Written Language, Discourse Analysis, Computational Linguistics
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Turnbull, Blake; Evans, Moyra Sweetnam – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of post-reading group discussions in both first (L1) and second (L2) languages on L2 reading comprehension. The participants were fifteen Japanese university students of intermediate-level English. Three cohorts read four English texts and produced individual written recalls. Group 1 (the control…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Recall (Psychology)
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Nesbitt, Dallas; Müller, Amanda – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
Educational digital games are often presented at Technology in Language Education conferences. The games are entertaining and are backed by research detailing how games can improve the learning experience through active critical learning, learner interaction, competition, challenge, and high learner motivation. The authors, inspired by such…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Leier, Vera; Cunningham, Una – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Student and teacher activity in a closed Facebook group for a tertiary German class was observed during a 12-week teaching semester. This was complemented by questionnaires, semi-structured interviews with students, and teacher reflections in a researcher journal. Collected data were analysed using an inductive thematic analysis followed by a…
Descriptors: Social Media, German, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Cameron, Denise – International Journal of English Studies, 2015
This article will discuss recent theories of Willingness to Communicate (WTC) and provide an overview of studies into this individual difference which have been conducted in both Iran and New Zealand (NZ). So far few qualitative studies have been carried out into WTC or have used permanent migrants as participants. The article reports on a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yin, Zihan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Many studies have found EFL/ESL learners over/under/misuse linking adverbials. Because their use is specific to genre and register (Biber et al., 1999), and news writing is a compulsory course for EFL journalism majors at many Chinese universities, this study investigates their usage patterns in news and suggests teaching material design for the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Connected Discourse, Discourse Analysis, News Reporting
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Read, John – Language Teaching, 2015
Students entering English-medium universities around the world come from diverse linguistic backgrounds and many find it difficult to cope with the language demands of their degree courses. This speech focuses first on the motivations for introducing what are known in Australia as post-entry language assessments (PELAs). I discuss in particular…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction
Gimeno, Ana, Ed. – European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), 2015
"The EUROCALL Review" is EUROCALL's open access online scientific journal. Regular sections include: (1) Reports on EUROCALL Special Interest Groups: up-to-date information on SIG activities; (2) Projects: reports on on-going CALL or CALL-related R&D projects; (3) Recommended websites: reports and reviews of examples of good practice…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Second Language Learning
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Cowie, Neil; Sakui, Keiko – JALT CALL Journal, 2014
This paper provides a synthesis of the pedagogical practices of e-learning teacher experts into a four-part framework of approaches: out-of-class, blended language practice, blended Web 2.0 projects, and online. Examples of each approach are illustrated with short extracts from case studies of the participant teachers. It is hoped that these four…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Blended Learning, Educational Practices, Electronic Learning
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