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Albiladi, Waheeb S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The growing popularity of authentic materials provides English language teachers with more resources to practice the real language in language classrooms (Guo, 2012). However, integrating these types of reading materials can be difficult and time-consuming even though there are many benefits to using them to teach language learners how to read.…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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
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
Grosik, Sarah Arva – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In recent years, university-based Intensive English Programs (IEPs) have expanded to serve the growing population of international students who wish to earn their degrees at U.S. universities. Many of these IEPs have shifted their focus to assist these academically bound international students by functioning as a bridge to enrollment in American…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intensive Language Courses
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Ernst, Beth Kozbial; Wonder, Kelly; Adler, Julie – TESOL Journal, 2016
Integrating English language learners into the academic mainstream is a critically important goal. For students who are learning content in their second or third language as well as negotiating the university's social context, integrating into the mainstream academic environment can be challenging. Instructors at a public university intensive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intensive Language Courses, College Freshmen
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de Heer, Nathaniel; Due, Clemence; Riggs, Damien W.; Augoustinos, Martha – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2016
Educational experiences during childhood are critically important for development, but migrant children often experience unique challenges. To ameliorate these, extra training in English language--such as provided by the intensive English language programme in South Australia (IELP)--is frequently offered to children taking on English as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Murillo, Luz A.; Schall, Janine M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
This study reports on Mexican-origin university students' perceptions of their K-12 literacy experiences and preparation for college-level reading. Participants were first-generation college students from Spanish-dominant homes enrolled in a reading-intensive course at a four-year Hispanic-serving institution. The study was conducted as part of an…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Mexican Americans, Literacy, Prior Learning
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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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Shiri, Sonia – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
This study investigated the composition of the social network that the homestay offers learners in an intensive summer Arabic language program in diglossic and multilingual Tunisia and examined the types of language socialization as well as the overall linguistic and intercultural competence such opportunities present. The study specifically…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Networks, Socialization, Cultural Awareness
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Rummel, Stephanie; Bitchener, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This article presents the results of a study examining the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (CF) on the simple past tense and the impact beliefs may have on students' uptake of the feedback they receive. A seven-week study was carried out with 42 advanced EFL learners in Vientiane, Laos. Students' beliefs about written CF were first…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Pretests Posttests, Cues, Grammar
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Turgut, Fehmi; Kayaoglu, M. Naci – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2015
This study investigates the effect of using rubrics as an instructional tool on students' writing performance in English as a foreign language. The major goal was to liberate the students from the narrow perception of writing based solely on the notion of correct grammar which is strongly felt in EFL writing. In this quasi-experimental research,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scoring Rubrics, Quasiexperimental Design
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