NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 13 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wang, Weiqing; Loewen, Shawn – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Nonverbal behavior is an area of recent interest in second language acquisition (SLA). Some researchers have found that teachers' nonverbal behavior plays a role in second language (L2) learners' learning. Furthermore, corrective feedback during L2 interaction can also be facilitative of L2 development; however, little is known about how nonverbal…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rouhshad, Amir; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching Research, 2016
The Interaction Approach argues that negotiation for meaning and form is conducive to second language development. To date, most of the research on negotiations has been either in face-to-face (FTF) or text-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) modes. Very few studies have compared the nature of negotiations across the modes.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Proficiency
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Shin, Sun-Young; Lidster, Ryan; Sabraw, Stacy; Yeager, Rebecca – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Collaborative text reconstruction tasks such as dictogloss have been suggested as effective second language (L2) learning tasks that promote meaningful interaction between learners and their awareness of L2 target grammatical structures. However, it should be noted that the effect of pair interaction on the final product may differ depending on…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Serrano, Raquel; Stengers, Helene; Housen, Alex – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This paper aims to analyse the role of time concentration of instructional hours on the acquisition of formulaic sequences in English as a foreign language (EFL). Two programme types that offer the same amount of hours of instruction are considered: intensive (110 hours/1 month) and regular (110 hours/7 months). The EFL learners under study are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen; Mossman, Sabrina; Vellenga, Heidi E. – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigates the effect of instruction on the acquisition of pragmatic routines used in academic discussion, specifically expressions of agreement, disagreement, and clarification. Thirty-seven learners, including an experimental group of 26 students and a control group of 11 students, participated in the study. Five intact classes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gagne, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Teaching Research, 2013
Although a number of studies have investigated classroom-based peer interaction with adults and high school students, research pertaining to children in the elementary grades is scant. Drawing on sociocultural theory, the present study investigated how children in an intensive elementary level Grade 6 class for English as a second language (ESL)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Grade 6, English (Second Language)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Newton, Jonathan – Language Teaching Research, 2013
This study investigated the ways in which two groups of four adult learners of English as a second language (ESL) responded to unfamiliar words they encountered in four communication tasks and the effect that different levels of engagement with these words (including negotiation of form and meaning) had on subsequent recall of word meaning. Of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Semantics, Classroom Communication, Vocabulary Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rowland, Luke – Language Teaching Research, 2011
This is an account of how one class of English language learners compared and contrasted their language learning experiences with English language teaching (ELT) research findings during a five-week Intensive Academic Preparation course at an Australian university. It takes as its starting point the fact that learners, unlike teachers and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Journal Articles, English (Second Language)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ammar, Ahlem – Language Teaching Research, 2008
The merits of recasts have been widely debated and investigated in and out of the language classroom. This quasi-experimental study examines the impact of recasts in comparison to prompts and no corrective feedback on francophone learners' acquisition of English third person possessive determiners. Sixty-four students from three intact intensive…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cues
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Han, Youngju; Ellis, Rod – Language Teaching Research, 1998
Explores ways of measuring implicit and explicit second language (L2) knowledge and examines the relationship between these measures and measures of general language proficiency. Factor analysis revealed a two-factor solution, reflecting a clear distinction between measures that incorporated a time constraint and those that did not. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Factor Analysis, Grammar, Intensive Language Courses
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Goh, Christine C. M. – Language Teaching Research, 1998
Presents findings from research into listening strategies and tactics of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners from the People's Republic of China studying in an intensive English language and academic skills program in a university in Singapore. Showed that high-ability listeners used more strategies and tactics than the low-ability ones.…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education