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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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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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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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Lemma, Abbi; Regasa, Tadese; Hailu, Ewnetu; Sime, Tariku; Ferede, Bekalu; Tolemariam, Taye; Dejene, Tariku – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
This study aimed at investigating grade four students learning at Jimma town, Ethiopia. A cross sectional survey method was employed. Students, teachers and principals were participants of the study. Standardized tests, questionnaire, interview and observation were the instruments used to collect authentic information from the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Principals
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Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Active Learning