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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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Freyn, Amy L. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This article illustrates one professor's experiment with using Snapchat in a university EFL classroom. Snapchat has become impossible to ignore and this study proves that it can be beneficial to students. This study shows how the use of Snapchat can engage students and encourage them to practice English outside the classroom.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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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
Lippincott, Dianna – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed methods classroom research examined if accountability groups in the lower proficiency levels of a university intensive English program would improve students' language acquisition. Students were assigned partners for the study period with whom they completed assignments inside and outside of class, as well as set goals for use of…
Descriptors: Accountability, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Chavoshan, Ida – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation study focused on a feature of emergent interactions in the L2 classroom called unanticipated student utterances (USUs), which is defined as utterances spoken by the student that the teacher has not anticipated as part of the discussion at hand. The purpose of the study was to demonstrate why USUs are significant in the L2…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speech Communication
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Sheppard, Beth; Butler, Brian – CATESOL Journal, 2017
Listening comprehension is an essential and challenging skill for language learners, and listening instruction can also be a challenge for language instructors, since they have little access to the listening process inside students' minds. Greater knowledge about what learners perceive when they listen could help language teachers better tailor…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cheng, Dongmei – Language Awareness, 2017
Adopting retrospective verbal report, or RVR as the instrument, this study reports an analysis of the perceptions of native-English-speaking (NES) and non-native-English-speaking (NNES) students, who apologised to their instructors in coursework-related situations. Sixty NESs from different levels and disciplinary areas and 63 NNESs (Arabic and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Semitic Languages, Chinese, Native Language
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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)
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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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Khan, Muhammad Saleem – English Language Teaching, 2016
This paper strives to explore the impact of Native Language use on Foreign Language vocabulary learning on the basis of empirical and available data. The study is carried out with special reference to the English Language Programme students in Buraydah Community College, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. The Native Language of these students is…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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
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Alisaari, Jenni; Heikkola, Leena Maria – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
Fluency is an essential part of a language learner's skills. Despite various studies on fluency, little is known about the effects of different pedagogical methods on the development of written fluency. In this paper, we examine how different pedagogical methods affect the development of second language learners' written fluency. Participants in…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Writing Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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