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Cheng, Yonghong; Ma, Yibing; Wang, Yan – Applied Language Learning, 2019
Abundant research has been conducted on the relationship between student learning styles and teacher teaching styles. However, the research on the relationship between teachers' learning styles and their choice of instructional strategies is scarce. To understand this relationship better, this study seeks to learn whether there is a statistically…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Castillo, Rigoberto; Silva-González, Heidy Erika; Sanabria-Chavarro, Leidy – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper presents a study that looked into the structuring of tasks that may foster oral fluency in an intensive eight-week course with 25 young adult and adult learners of English as a foreign language in a format of tutoring sessions for conversation. The action research involved two teachers and a research advisor, coauthors of this paper.…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cave, Paul N.; Evans, Norman W.; Dewey, Dan P.; Hartshorn, K. James – ELT Journal, 2018
The present study investigated the relationship between student use of self-efficacy-building strategies through motivational partnerships and student levels of self-efficacy and motivation in an adult intensive English programme in the United States. The extent to which self-efficacy influenced motivation was also examined. After being organized…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Partnerships in Education, Intensive Language Courses, Student Motivation
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Ziegler, Nicole – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
Research suggests that pre-task planning time provides learners with opportunities to formulate, organize, and mentally store content, thereby freeing up attentional resources during tasks (Skehan, Xiaoyue, Qian, & Wang, 2012). However, relatively few studies to date have investigated pre-task planning in a synchronous computer-mediated…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Accuracy, Language Fluency
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Kim, Jongmin; Nassaji, Hossein – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Previous studies have shown that learner individual differences have important impacts on L2 accuracy development. The present study examines a learner variable (i.e. extraversion versus introversion) and its effects on incidental focus on form. Twenty-eight ESL students in two classes (an advanced and an upper-intermediate class) and their…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Extraversion Introversion
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Livingston, Sue; Toce, Andi; Casey, Toce; Montoya, Fernando; Hart, Bonny R.; O'Flaherty, Carmela – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study first briefly describes an instructional approach to teaching grammar known as X-Word Grammar and then compares its effectiveness in assisting students in achieving grammatical accuracy with traditionally taught grammar. Two groups of L2 pre-college students were taught using curricula and practice procedures in two different grammar…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Accuracy, Essays
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Chou, Mu-hsuan – Education 3-13, 2017
Formal English language education in Taiwan now starts at Year 3 in primary school, with an emphasis on communicative proficiency. In addition to formal education, attending English cram schools after regular school has become a common phenomenon for Taiwanese students. The main purpose of gaining additional reinforcement in English cram schools…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Gök Kaça, Gökçen; Yigitoglu, Nur – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigates how novice English as a foreign language teachers (EFL) navigate their teaching in a university setting while attending an in-service teacher training program to improve their teaching skills. The purpose is to explore the influences of the curriculum followed at an intensive English program on novice teachers' cognitions.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Hmidani, Thana – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This study took place at a medical college with 57 Arabic first-year students taking an intensive English course. The aim was to address the problems that learners experience when using the English tenses properly. The didactic model was developed and implemented in the study group only (27 students). Pre-, mid-, and post-tests were administered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Schools
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Edwards, Emily; Burns, Anne – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
Language teachers constantly create, adapt and evaluate classroom materials to develop new curricula and meet their learners' needs. It has long been argued (e.g. by Stenhouse, L. [1975]. "An Introduction to Curriculum Research and Development." London: Heinemann) that teachers themselves, as opposed to managers or course book writers,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Material Development, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Benson, Susan D. – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Since the 1980s, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has enjoyed considerable interest from researchers of second language acquisition (SLA), resulting in a growing body of empirical evidence to support how and to what extent this approach can promote language learning. Although transferability and generalizability are critical assumptions for…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Multivariate Analysis
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Hsieh, Hui-Chen – English Language Teaching, 2016
Developing the ability to speak English is a daunting task that has long been omitted in a test-driven pedagogy context (Chang, 2011; Li, 2012a, 2012b; Chen & Tsai, 2012; Katchen, 1989, 1995). Since speaking is not tested for school admissions, most students are not motivated to learn it (Chang, 2011; Chen & Tsai, 2012). Now, globalization…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Al-Qaysi, Fouad Hussein; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Many studies have investigated vocabulary memorization strategies in the EFL context, but few researches have been conducted on the types of memorization strategies used by the Arab students in Malaysia. Thus, this study investigates the types of vocabulary memorization strategies employed by the Arab students in the Intensive English course at…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Memorization, Learning Strategies
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Al-wossabi, Sami Ali Nasr – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
As English is one of the most spoken languages in the globally interconnected world of today, many Saudi universities are enrolling their EFL students in summer intensive English programs at US universities. The main purpose is to enhance their EFL students' oral competencies. This new policy is, in fact, the result of the failure of CLT practices…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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Brun-Mercer, Nicole; Zimmerman, Cheryl Boyd – CATESOL Journal, 2015
Though research has established a relationship between vocabulary knowledge and academic success and identified features to guide the L2 word learner through academic tasks (see Nation, 2013), less is known regarding student perceptions of academic vocabulary and the conscious decision-making process of these learners while they are writing. In…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Decision Making
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