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Peacock, Matthew – System, 2002
Describes the analysis of communicative moves in discussion sections across seven disciplines. A number of marked interdisciplinary and native speaker/nonnative speaker differences were found in the types and number of moves and move cycles. Findings have relevance for the teaching of research writing, which may help English for special purposes…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes, Language Styles
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Hart, Nicolaas – System, 2002
Describes how in one English language teaching project in Japan, students studied English in a way that increased their ability to participate in their community, both presently and in the future. Searching out a range of information resources from their own context and on the Internet and connecting them with their daily life, they experienced…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internet
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Hamilton, Jan; Reddel, Sue; Spratt, Mary – System, 2001
Describes a pilot on-line system of rater training developed at Hong Kong Polytechnic University to support the English Language Centre's English for academic purposes and English in the workplace subjects. Presents findings from a project that investigated raters' attitudes towards assessment and rater training, and evaluated the pilot on-line…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability
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Coniam, D. – System, 2001
Describes an investigation into the type of listening test that might serve as an assessment instrument of English language teachers as part of a teacher certification test--the Hong Kong English Language Benchmark Test. Highlights a case study where groups of preservice and inservice English language teachers were administered audio and video…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Benchmarking, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Sengupta, Sima – System, 2000
Describes an exploratory study that investigated the effects of explicit instruction in revision on learners' performance and perceptions about writing. Learners were from a secondary school in Hong Kong. Indicates that explicit teaching of revision strategies has a measurable influence on writing performance. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interviews, Learning Strategies
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Williams, Helen; Thorne, David – System, 2000
Describes a pilot study that aimed at gaining insights into how language learners benefit from training in interlingual subtitling. The study showed that students' communication competence in both their first and second language improved while they simultaneously mastered transferable skills. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Acquisition, Language Research, Language Skills
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Chung, Jenny S. L. – System, 2000
Describes an investigation of the effects of logical connectives and paragraph heads on reading comprehension among 577 Hong Kong secondary students learning English as a Second Language. An English reading comprehension test was used to allocate subjects into one of the three performance groups: High, medium, and low. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Conjunctions, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension
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Wyatt, David H. – System, 1983
An overview is presented of some major areas of interest, including contrasts between older terminal-based and newer microcomputer-based systems, quality and sophistication of ready-to-use and authoring software, and advanced technology. Three directions for development and problem resolution are outlined. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computers, Educational Trends
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Holmes, Glyn – System, 1983
Some ways of producing quality software for language instruction are discussed, including three kinds of systems: authoring or template, freeform, and hybrid. Special features and possible advantages and disadvantages of each type are considered. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Material Development
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Schneider, Edward W.; Bennion, Junius L. – System, 1983
Using motion picture quality video and sound, videodisc-based materials can provide highly motivating course segments for second language learning and fit in well with modern theories of language acquisition. Under microcomputer control, such materials can be highly interactive and individualized, and good prospects exist for future reductions in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Costs, Instructional Materials, Microcomputers
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Pusack, James P. – System, 1983
Five categories of answer-processing for computerized drill programs in foreign languages are described: nonevaluation, right-wrong evaluation, pattern markup, error anticipation, and parsing. Each strategy is explained in terms of its operation, advantages and disadvantages, ease of use for authoring courseware, and capability to support…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Error Patterns, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Willmott, M. B. – System, 1982
Presents use of dialogs as way of implementing functional/notional approach in second language instruction. Steps in methodology include presentation and discussion, oral practice, questions and answers, examination of structure, transfer to oral or written activity, and summary of lesson's purpose. (BK)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), English (Second Language), Notional Functional Syllabi, Second Language Instruction
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Deboosere, Tine – System, 1982
Describes conversational language course of exercises designed to single out mistakes students kept making in language lab and concentrate on exercises to correct them to enrich English with more complex structures not used by students spontaneously. Method can be used to proceed from closed to open conversation exercises. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Second Language Instruction
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Collett, M. J. – System, 1980
Describes ways in which existing computer installations have been used by a university French department. Among these are: (1) a format which presented multiple choice questions applied to reading and grammar units, and (2) a new type of program designed for vocabulary review with the capability of recording individual student performance.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Managed Instruction, French
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Watts, Noel – System, 1997
Examines the design features of interactive multimedia packages for second language learning. Focuses on the possible components of a design model and highlights the implications for program design. Concludes that to realize the high potential for interactive language learning multimedia, designers must develop a more learner-based orientation.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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