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Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Anna – Language Learning Journal, 2021
Dynamic shifts of language learners' willingness to communicate (WtC) have been investigated in a number of studies with a view to establishing the impact of various cognitive, affective, social and contextual factors. Looking into such influences in the context of a language classroom gives an opportunity to identify variables that might remain…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Alimemaj, Zamira Metaj – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
Many foreign language learners encounter difficulties in pronouncing English language sounds, which potentially leads to misunderstanding in oral communication. Sometimes, the Albanian learners find pronunciation quite tricky when learning English language because they have to replicate lots of new strange sounds that are completely unknown to…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Difficulty Level, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Capodieci, Agnese; Zamperlin, Claudia; Friso, Gianna; Carretti, Barbara – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2021
It has been well documented that oral language skills are precursors of the development of written abilities, meaning that improving oral language skills, e.g. vocabulary, listening comprehension, could have positive effects reading comprehension. The main aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of a training program focused on four…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Tomak, Burak – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2021
Speaking is considered as a challenging skill to improve as it is a productive one which requires the learners to be unique and creative in the way they express themselves. Therefore, teaching speaking takes the attention of the researchers in the field of English language teaching. Therefore, the way "speaking" was integrated into the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Action Research
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many recent articles have focused on reading instruction in kindergarten, but few have solicited the beliefs of the experts--kindergarten teachers. This study examined California teachers' perceptions of teaching reading to kindergarten students. Kindergarten teachers from northern to southern California were surveyed (N = 103). Teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Zucker, Tricia A.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Petscher, Yaacov; Mui, Heather; Landry, Susan H.; Tock, Jamie – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study examines blending of classroom- and family-based supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). The present study focuses on a sample of Head Start children who are both experiencing poverty and scoring below early language and literacy screening benchmarks. This study begins to explore which combination of resources are the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Poverty, Language Skills
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Kamber, David N. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
In-person interactions between faculty and students personalize the learning experience and are the hallmark of primarily undergraduate institutions. These invaluable student--faculty interactions were disrupted during the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic and led to a rapid, unprecedented shift to distance-learning. Within the space of virtual…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Babayigit, Selma; Roulstone, Sue; Wren, Yvonne – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Background: Linguistic comprehension and narrative skills encapsulate a complex array of grammatical and semantic skills that underpin complex reading comprehension processes. However, most research in this area has focused on children with reading difficulties and not on typically developing children. Also the research has mostly focused on…
Descriptors: Linguistic Competence, Reading Comprehension, Reading Ability, Narration
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Yan, Mengge; Li, Yixun; Sun, Xin; Zhou, Xuelian; Hui, Yi; Li, Hong – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Backgrounds: Decoding and vocabulary are two essential abilities to reading comprehension. Investigating the roles of decoding and vocabulary in Chinese reading development can not only provide empirical evidence to enrich the current reading theories but also have implications for educational practice. Aims: To examine the developing importance…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Chinese
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Goldfeld, Sharon; Snow, Pamela; Eadie, Patricia; Munro, John; Gold, Lisa; Orsini, Francesca; Connell, Judy; Stark, Hannah; Watts, Amy; Shingles, Beth – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2021
Teacher knowledge is a critical factor in student success. In the Classroom Promotion of Oral Language cluster randomized controlled trial, we aimed to determine whether a teacher professional learning intervention focused on promoting oral language led to improved teacher knowledge. We report a study of the impact of professional learning on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Level
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Ockey, Gary J. – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic led to rapid innovation among language assessment developers who had to adapt their testing processes to address various restrictions from governments and institutions. This overview introduces some of the challenges and opportunities test developers grappled with during this period as well as introduces┬áthe six commentaries…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Placement Tests, Barriers
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Viebahn, Malte C. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2021
Studies have demonstrated that listeners can retain detailed voice-specific acoustic information about spoken words in memory. A central question is when such information influences lexical processing. According to episodic models of the mental lexicon, voice-specific details influence word recognition immediately during online speech perception.…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Priming, Acoustics, Word Recognition
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Critten, Rory G.; Dutton, Elisabeth – Language Learning, 2021
This article introduces the nonmedievalist reader to the multilingual landscape of England 700-1400. Building on recent work exploring in particular the relationships among English, French, and Latin in medieval England, it discusses a series of "multilingual moments" from a range of sources, including letters, poems, travel writings,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Medieval History, Foreign Countries, English
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Crowe, Kathryn; Guiberson, Mark – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2021
Parents frequently report that advice from professionals is important in making decisions about how their child with hearing loss will communicate. Little is currently known about how professionals support parents raising children with hearing loss in spoken language multilingual environments, children who are described as d/Deaf multilingual…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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York, James; Shibata, Koichi; Tokutake, Hayato; Nakayama, Hiroshi – ReCALL, 2021
Studies on computer-mediated communication often compare the affective affordances of different technologies with face-to-face communication. This study aimed to understand how three different computer-mediated communication modalities may affect EFL learners' foreign language anxiety (FLA). Using a counterbalanced 3 by 3 factorial design, 30…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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