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Caspar, Stephan – CALICO Journal, 2021
Adult learners benefit from a playful approach to learning (Whitton, 2018). Similarly, students experiencing immersive learning using virtual reality headsets can benefit from a playful and exploratory approach to language and culture learning (Arnold, 1979), which includes the opportunity to experiment and create content using accessible,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning, Creative Activities
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Critchley, Mark; Wyburd, Jocelyn – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
In this paper, we explore how language centres can and need to seize the initiative in matters of internationalisation, language policy and supporting a multilingual and multicultural institutional environment. We identify and explore a number of challenges and opportunities, using the situation in the United Kingdom as our example, demonstrating…
Descriptors: Universities, International Education, Strategic Planning, Higher Education
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Chateau, Anne; Tassinari, Maria Giovanna – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Autonomy in language learning is for many language centres in higher education a pedagogical goal. However, although autonomy is a concept that has been associated with language learning for almost 40 years, both the understanding of that concept and its implementation in classroom-settings and in self-access language centres vary considerably. In…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lenkaitis, Chesla Ann – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2021
This study investigates the ways in which synchronous and asynchronous activities create an online language laboratory that mediates second language (L2) learning for 188 L2 university participants over a 6-week period. Completion of tasks and pre-, post-, and weekly surveys were analyzed. Statistical analyses were run on self-rated questions…
Descriptors: Language Laboratories, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Al-Jarf, Reima – Online Submission, 2021
The College of Languages and Translation (COLT) prepares translators and interpreters. Some of the courses that the students take are language courses such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and 4 types of interpreting courses (simultaneous, consecutive, liaison and sight). COLT has installed 4 multimedia language labs…
Descriptors: Language Laboratories, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Translation
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Ilerten, Ferda; Efeoglu, Gülümser – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2021
The aim of the current study is to evaluate a preparatory progfram of a foreign language teaching department longitudinally via Patton's Utilization Focused Program Evaluation. More specifically, the study scrutinizes the pros, cons and aspects to be improved in the program, and whether the program contributes to overall English proficiency in two…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Program Evaluation, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Sebastian, Paul – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This study was conducted in order to better understand how, if at all, language centers (LCs) are relevant in current technological and methodological contexts of second language education. Five language centers housed by four different institutions of higher education in the western United States were examined. Two representatives from each of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Learning
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Al-Maawali, Wafa – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2020
Aim/Purpose: This study of affordances in educational technology focuses on how the self-perceptions of teachers influence the creation of educational opportunities and how these are received by learners. Background: It is important to explore the affordances offered by teachers, when using educational technology, from the perspective of their…
Descriptors: Affordances, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Argondizzo, Carmen; De Bartolo, Anna Maria; Fazio, Alessandra; Jimenez, Jean M.; Ruffolo, Ida – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2020
At the start of 2000 a new scenario emerged in Europe thanks to the Council of Europe and the European Commission who, in support of the Bologna Process (1999), laid the foundations for disseminating the value of multilingualism and multiculturalism. The aim was to create a framework of actions to make citizens more aware of respecting diversity…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Higher Education, Resource Centers, Language Laboratories
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Szczuka-Dorna, Liliana – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2020
The XXVth Anniversary of CercleS brings back memories not only of the CercleS Association and its development, but also of the role of Language Centres in European universities. This article presents the Centre of Languages and Communication (CLC) at Poznan University of Technology (PUT) in Poland. It focuses on the main challenges the CLC has…
Descriptors: Language Laboratories, Educational History, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Carter, Beverly-Anne – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This paper draws on two research activities to discuss the role of research at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago. Established in 1997, the CLL introduced languages for all into this Caribbean higher education (HE) context. The CLL also introduced an expanded…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Little, David – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This article is my answer to the question: What is your vision of university language centres in the 21st century? I argue that language centres can best establish themselves as beacons of good practice by embracing, exploring and further developing the concept of plurilingualism, promoting the autonomy of their students, and constructively…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Personal Autonomy, College Students, Language Laboratories
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Schaffner, Sabina – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This paper discusses the potential of language centres in higher education as laboratories for innovation. Despite their hybrid character as central service providers that are also defined by their teaching, their positioning at the academic periphery, and the lack of a mandate to do academic research, language centres still have an obligation to…
Descriptors: Language Laboratories, Resource Centers, Higher Education, Research
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Spencer, Alice; Bussi, Anna – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2020
In the present article, we demonstrate the utility of Open Badge certifications in documenting ESP, EAP and EMI courses. Open Badges are online records of achievement which document field-specific, soft and technical skills. They consist of a visual image and a set of embedded metadata, they are endorsed by the institution which issues them and…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Okumus Ceylan, Nuray – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2019
In our institution, Quartet (computer software program) was a part of the curriculum which provides the students with the opportunity to work on their own in order to develop their language skills. To what extent the learners benefit from the materials and the time provided for them mainly depends on students since as Dakin suggests (1973)…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Personal Autonomy, Student Attitudes
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