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Matsumoto, Yumi; Dobs, Abby Mueller – Language Learning, 2017
This study investigated the functions of gesture in teaching and learning grammar in the context of second language (L2) classroom interactions. The data consisted of video-recorded interactions from a beginner- and an advanced-level grammar classroom in an intensive English program at a U.S. university. The sequences of talk-in-interaction…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Nonverbal Communication
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Li, Shuai – Language Learning, 2012
This study examined the effects of input-based practice on developing accurate and speedy requests in second-language Chinese. Thirty learners from intermediate-level Chinese classes were assigned to an intensive training group (IT), a regular training group (RT), and a control group. The IT and the RT groups practiced using four Chinese…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Pragmatics, Reading Difficulties, Linguistic Input
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Kim, YouJin – Language Learning, 2008
Hulstijn and Laufer (2001) proposed a motivational-cognitive construct of task-induced involvement to account for variation in effectiveness among different vocabulary learning tasks. Building upon their original research, this study consisted of two experiments investigating the involvement load hypothesis in vocabulary learning. Experiment 1…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Lazaraton, Anne – Language Learning, 2004
This article takes a microanalytic perspective on the speech and gestures used by one teacher of English as a second language in her intensive English program classroom. Videotaped excerpts from her intermediate-level grammar course were transcribed to represent the speech, gesture, and other nonverbal behavior that accompanied unplanned…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, English (Second Language)
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – Language Learning, 2001
Examines the emergence of the present perfect in the interlanguage of adult learners of English as a Second Language (ESL). Part of a growing body of research on the acquisition of temporal expression by learners of a variety of second languages, this study explores a tense/aspect form acquired late in first language acquisition. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar
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Gardner, R. C.; And Others – Language Learning, 1979
The association between an attitudinal/motivational factor and the acquisition of French oral proficiency is discussed. Eighty-nine Canadian students were satisfied with the intensive French language program while the 65 Americans were not. The sociocultural background of the student plays a major role in the development of attitudes. (PMJ)
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Language Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Language Research
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen – Language Learning, 1997
Examines the emergence of the present perfect in the interlanguage of instructed adult learners of English as a Second Language. Findings indicate that adding a new inflection in the tense/aspect system requires establishing new form-meaning associations as well as revising existing ones. (44 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Associative Learning, English (Second Language)
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Mason, Charles – Language Learning, 1971
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Intensive Language Courses