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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated how learners' ages affect their interpretation of the nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) of teachers and other students in distinguishing between questions and statements in the second language (L2) classroom. After watching 48 short video clips without sound in which three L2 teachers asked a question or made a statement with or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Yang, Jie Chi; Quadir, Benazir – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The great value of applying digital games in language learning has been highlighted. However, there has been a lack of attention paid to the effects of prior knowledge in a contextual game-based language learning environment. To this end, this study developed an MMORPG-based educational game to facilitate English learning, aiming at investigating…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Anxiety, Computer Games, Second Language Learning
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Lee, Shinhye; Winke, Paula – Language Testing, 2018
We investigated how young language learners process their responses on and perceive a computer-mediated, timed speaking test. Twenty 8-, 9-, and 10-year-old non-native English-speaking children (NNSs) and eight same-aged, native English-speaking children (NSs) completed seven computerized sample TOEFL® Primary™ speaking test tasks. We investigated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning, Responses, Computer Assisted Testing
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Bailey, Elizabeth G.; Marsden, Emma – Language and Education, 2017
The use of home languages has previously been advocated in highly multilingual UK classrooms. However, drawing on the home languages and cultural insight of children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) may also have important social and academic benefits in contexts where monolingualism is the norm. Conducted in a small local authority…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Stolte, Laurel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This comparative case study (based on observational, interview, and picture-sort data) examines how teachers and students talk about cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic difference in two elementary Spanish-English two-way immersion programs. In addition, I analyze how those discourses are associated with both contextual conditions and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies
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Roslina – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
As a non formal education students, PKBM (a Non-Formal Community Learning Center) Medaso Kolaka students tend to encounter some difficulties in reading such as low motivation, infrequent tutors (non-formal education teachers) coming, inappropriate teaching materials, etc. This research aimed to investigate the effects of picture story books on the…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Story Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Huang, Yun-Yin; Liu, Chen-Chung; Wang, Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Lin, Hung-Ming – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
English proficiency difference among students is a challenging pedagogical issue in EFL classrooms worldwide. Collaborative digital storytelling has been adopted in language learning settings to increase motivation and engagement, especially for young learners. However, it remains unknown whether students of different proficiency levels can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 3
Ittner, Anne Claire – ProQuest LLC, 2017
How are we to ensure that emergent bilinguals in early elementary settings receive linguistically-responsive reading interventions in response to intervention (RtI) frameworks? One way is to harness the collective expertise of classroom teachers, reading interventionists, and English language learner teachers. A collaborative relationship amongst…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Wilcox, Kristen Campbell; Gregory, Karen; Yu, Lisa – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2017
This article reports on findings from a multiple case study investigating the nature of educators' approaches toward monitoring English language learners' (ELLs) performance and using data to improve instruction and apply appropriate interventions. Six New York elementary schools where ELLs' performance was better than predicted (i.e.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Tilfarlioglu, Filiz Yalçin; Anwer, Jivan Kamal – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Lean is regarded as a systematic approach to maximizing value by minimizing waste, and by flowing the product or service at the pull of the customer demand. These key concepts of "value," "flow," and "pull," align with the ultimate lean goal: "perfection," or a continuous striving for improvement in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Park, Youngmin; Warschauer, Mark – Language Learning & Technology, 2016
This experimental study examined how the reading and writing development of sixth-grade L2 students was affected by syntactic enhancement. Visual-syntactic text formatting (VSTF) technology, which visualizes syntactic structures, was used to convert a textbook to the one with syntactic enhancement. The sample (n = 282), which was drawn from a…
Descriptors: Syntax, Second Language Learning, Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Capotosto, Lauren; Kim, James S. – First Language, 2016
This study examines the effects of four types of reading comprehension questions--immediate, non-immediate, summary, and unanswerable questions--that linguistically diverse and predominantly low-income parents asked their fourth graders on children's text retellings. One-hundred-twenty (N = 120) parent and child dyads participated in a home visit…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Income, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students
Gonzales, Wilkinson Daniel Wong; Torres, Patrisha Lliane O. – Online Submission, 2016
Departing from Gonzales and Torres' (2015) quantitative quasi-experimental study on the effectiveness of cooperative learning (CL) on Grade 8 students in a private school in Manila, the present study attempts to uncover possible findings in the affective dimension through a 25-item survey questionnaire that quantitatively gauges the Grade 8…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Grade 8, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Forey, Gail; Besser, Sharon; Sampson, Nicholas – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
It has long been established that parents play a key role in educational achievement. In this paper, we examine parental involvement in children's foreign language learning and the goal of finding ways to support families as they help their children to acquire a foreign language. The study investigated the ways in which Hong Kong families do and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Workshops
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Tedick, Diane J.; Young, Amy I. – Applied Linguistics, 2016
Two-way immersion (TWI) programs in the US are not reaching their minority language learning potential. While English home language (EHL) students develop functional proficiency, their minority language (e.g., Spanish) remains grammatically inaccurate. Spanish home language (SHL) students may also develop non-native-like aspects. Scholars suggest…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Immersion Programs, Grammar, Second Language Learning
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