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Beiler, Ingrid Rodrick – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2020
Recent studies have demonstrated how teachers can draw on students' multilingual resources in teaching English writing, even in monolingually oriented policy settings. However, limited research has been conducted outside of countries where English is the majority language or in classes where few students share a language background. This article…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Goodwin, Amanda P.; Petscher, Yaacov; Jones, Sara; McFadden, Sara; Reynolds, Dan; Lantos, Tess – Reading Teacher, 2020
The authors describe Monster, P.I., which is an app-based, gamified assessment that measures language skills (knowledge of morphology, vocabulary, and syntax) of students in grades 5-8 and provides teachers with interpretable score reports to drive instruction that improves vocabulary, reading, and writing ability. Specifically, the authors…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Handheld Devices, Language Maintenance, Language Tests
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Costigan, Robert D.; Brink, Kyle E. – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Influence is a critical competency for success in the workplace. Past research has shown that two oral communication skills (listening and oral expression) are associated with interpersonal influence. This exploratory study examines the effectiveness of two pedagogies (leaderless group discussion [LGD] and oral presentation with a question and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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d'Apice, Katrina; von Stumm, Sophie – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2020
Children's language and cognitive development are informed by adult spoken language and parental literacy behaviors, although their relative contributions have not been evaluated. Using digital audio-recorders, we unobtrusively observed the spoken language of 107 children, aged 24 to 48 months (M = 32, SD = 6.5), and their families over 3 days (M…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Acquisition, Cognitive Development, Parent Influence
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Samifanni, Faramarz – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study delves into the analysis of theories of language acquisition and teaching methods. A qualitative approach was used to analyze three language acquisition theories and five teaching methods to help and provide teachers with methods that are relevant and applicable in developing and enhancing the speaking skills of the students. Findings…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kolesnikova, Alexandra; Maslova, Alina; Mishieva, Elena – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2020
The literature review shows that the current educational paradigm with the shift to a studentoriented model has transformed the roles of both the teacher and the student, where the latter takes a more active and conscious part in educational processes. Peer assessment has proven to have a positive impact on L2 learning and teaching, having various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Student Role, Second Language Learning
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Kartchava, Eva; Gatbonton, Elizabeth; Ammar, Ahlem; Trofimovich, Pavel – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between pre-service English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teachers' pedagogical beliefs and their actual teaching practices. To determine the nature of this relationship, 99 teachers-in-training with little or no teaching experience were asked to complete a questionnaire seeking information about their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kim, Young-Suk G.; Lee, Hansol; Zuilkowski, Stephanie S. – Child Development, 2020
Reading skills are foundational for daily lives, academic achievement, and careers. In this study, we systematically reviewed literacy interventions in low- and middle-income countries, and estimated their effects on children's reading skills using a meta-analytic approach. A total of 67 studies (N = 213,464) from 32 countries found in various…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Language Skills
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Gold, Rinat; Segal, Osnat – Language Learning and Development, 2020
The "bouba-kiki effect" refers to the correspondence between arbitrary visual and auditory stimuli. Previous studies have demonstrated that neurodevelopmental conditions and sensory impairment affect subjects' performance on the bouba-kiki task. This study examined the bouba-kiki effect in participants with severe-to-profound hearing…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Auditory Stimuli, Correlation, Neurological Organization
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Seref, Izzet – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2020
This study aimed to reveal preservice Turkish Language teachers' attitudes toward the use of Anatolian dialects in education in terms of their genders and years at university. The participants of the study are 201 preservice teachers who are 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year students studying at Turkish Language Teaching undergraduate program at Tokat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Turkish
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Spencer, Amelia; Causey, Cora Brasfield; Ernest, James M.; Barnes, Gay F. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
Teacher-questioning has been acknowledged as critical in teaching and learning. A less researched topic is the ability for students to develop their own questions to deepen understanding. Student questions are important for engagement and to stimulate the understanding of new information. Traditionally, Ugandan teachers rarely instruct in ways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Questioning Techniques, Student Role
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Bryfonski, Lara; Ma, Xue – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
The current study investigates the effects of more explicit versus more implicit corrective feedback on beginner Mandarin learners' perception and production of Mandarin tones. The effects of oral corrective feedback have been extensively investigated for various domains of second language acquisition (see Mackey & Goo, 2007). For phonological…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Tone Languages, Mandarin Chinese, Error Correction
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Lusby, Sinead; Heinz, Manuela – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
Shared reading, a key component of the home literacy environment, has well documented potential for the development of emergent literacy skills. This study explored shared reading interactions between parents and their young children (aged one to six years) with Down syndrome in Ireland. 191 parents completed an online questionnaire, providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Family Environment, Emergent Literacy
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Chiu, Yi-Fang; Neel, Amy – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: This study investigated whether perceptual ratings of speech parameters were predictive of transcription intelligibility in quiet and in noise for speakers with Parkinson's disease (PD). Method: Ten speakers with PD and five healthy controls read 56 sentences. One group of 60 listeners orthographically transcribed the sentences in quiet,…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Speech Communication, Predictor Variables, Comprehension
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Stark, Hannah L.; Eadie, Patricia A.; Snow, Pamela C.; Goldfeld, Sharon R. – Professional Development in Education, 2020
Teachers in the early years of primary school play an important role in supporting students' oral language skills; however, there is evidence to suggest many Australian teachers are not adequately prepared to provide systematic, evidence-based instruction in oral language and early literacy. The aim of this study was to describe the observed and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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