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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
Riggs, Reed – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Constructionist research on L2 learning has focused on the degrees to which skewed frequency (Goldberg, Casenhiser & White, 2007; Casenhiser & Goldberg, 2005; Goldberg, Casenhiser, & Sethuraman 2004) in a person's linguistic environment can facilitate "entrenchment," "schematization," and "contingency…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Language Usage, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Noticing is the necessary attention that learners give to language in order to learn (Schmidt, 2001). Self-correction is evidence of noticing and a tool for language learning. Previous research has suggested that speakers focus on meaning during speech production, and language learners likely need an opportunity post-production to correct…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Karakoç, Dilek; Köse, Gül Durmusoglu – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
This study is an attempt to clarify the incremental and multidimensional nature of foreign language vocabulary development and its relation to the participants' reading and writing performances and general language ability of English as a foreign language (EFL). With this principle aim, the current study investigated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Miano, Alice A.; Bernhardt, Elizabeth B.; Brates, Vivian – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
This article probes the extent to which postsecondary Spanish learners can substantively increase their knowledge of Spanish over a two-week period within a context of language and content instruction for four hours per day. The article considers the relationship of an immersion experience to upper-level literature and culture classes. Insights…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Immersion Programs, Spanish, Service Learning
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Ibrahim, Engku Haliza Engku; Sarudin, Isarji; Muhamad, Ainon Jariah – English Language Teaching, 2016
There are many factors that contribute to one's ability to read effectively. Vocabulary size is one important factor that enhances reading comprehension. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between students' reading comprehension skills and their vocabulary size. A total of 129 pre-university students undergoing an intensive…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Scores
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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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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
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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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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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Hassall, Timothy – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This is a study of two Australian learners of Indonesian during a short stay abroad. It examines their contrasting success in acquiring L2 address terms, in tandem with their contrasting experiences of the L2 culture setting. It thereby helps explain the persistent finding of great individual variation in L2 gains--and in particular pragmatic…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Wang, Weiqing – TESL-EJ, 2015
With classroom observation and stimulated recall interviews as research instruments, the present study investigated some of the factors that affected learners' attention to teacher talk in nine English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms. The results revealed five such factors, namely, learners' self evaluation of their language knowledge, the…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Observation
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Grey, Sarah; Cox, Jessica G.; Serafini, Ellen J.; Sanz, Cristina – Modern Language Journal, 2015
While research suggests that study abroad (SA) benefits second language (L2) oral fluency, its benefits for other domains are less clear, especially for shorterterm programs, which are becoming more common. Additionally, studies investigating the relationship between cognitive capacity and benefits of SA report inconsistent patterns. In light of…
Descriptors: Role, Individual Differences, Study Abroad, English
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Ling, Guangming; Powers, Donald E.; Adler, Rachel M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2014
One fundamental way to determine the validity of standardized English-language test scores is to investigate the extent to which they reflect anticipated learning effects in different English-language programs. In this study, we investigated the extent to which the "TOEFL iBT"® practice test reflects the learning effects of students at…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Testing
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