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Bachelor, Jeremy W.; Barros García, María Jesús – Online Submission, 2019
The present study sought to evaluate the pragmatic competence of heritage learners of Spanish in regard to compliment sequences and the impact that pragmatic lessons would have on these students. To this end, pre and post tests to assess pragmatic recognition in regard to Spanish compliments were designed by the researchers and completed by the…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study attempted at classifying common errors found in the written performance of lower- and upper-intermediate Iranian EFL learners. It engaged a rich corpus of EFL writing samples collected over a course of 20 years (between 1992 and 2011) from lower- and upper-intermediate EFL learners studying at various Iranian universities to provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Abbas, Zainab Ibrahim – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper investigates students satisfaction in a blended English writing course for Academic Purposes in Iraq. Blended learning is a novel mode of approaching education and learning in Iraq so it is very relevant to attempt to determine what factors can help it its success. Its novelty comes not from its use of online platforms such as Moodle…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, English for Academic Purposes
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Zaiser, Richard – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Teaching modern foreign languages is not all about communicative skills. It is also about testing functional abilities. While we still pay lip service to the creed of communicative language teaching, we have adopted test formats and teaching styles that follow a hidden agenda: the production of human capital. The main objective of teaching is…
Descriptors: Modern Language Curriculum, Second Language Instruction, Functional Literacy, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Qi, Grace Yue; Wang, Yuping – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the process of Community of Practice (CoP) building for language teachers' professional development through the support of a WeChat group. WeChat is an instant messenger app that provides a multimodal platform for one-on-one and group interactions through text, audio and video. In order to support the implementation of flipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Communities of Practice
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Messiou, Kyriaki; Azaola, Marta Cristina – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
Immigration in Europe has increased rapidly over the last years. As a result, schools are accepting students arriving from other countries at various stages of the school year. This can be a challenging process both for students and for schools. This paper describes the introduction of a peer-mentoring scheme to support immigrant students in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Mentors, Secondary School Students
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Sunaoka, Kazuko – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The focus of this research is on an international distance discussion class carried out in Chinese between university students in Japan, China and Taiwan using videoconferencing. Smiling was used as an interactional index in an analysis of the archival footage of the recordings of the discussion between native speakers (NS) of Chinese and…
Descriptors: Chinese, Distance Education, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Liao, Chia-Ying – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at enhancing Chinese as a second language (CSL) students' listening comprehension by using authentic contexts in Second Life (SL). Twenty-seven CSL students from 4 countries participated in the 6-week study. A within-subject design was adopted to confirm the effects of 3D immersive experiences on CSL students' listening…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Shi, Lijing; Stickler, Ursula – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Speaking in Chinese is problematic for all learners, particularly for beginners and more so during online interaction. Despite the fact that interaction has been identified as crucial for the development of speaking skills, it can be hindered by students' lack of language competence or their anxiety. Teacher-centred practices in tutorials can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese, Online Courses
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Kubler, Cornelius C. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article discusses principles involved in developing course materials for technology-mediated Chinese language learning, with examples from a new course designed to take into account the needs of distance and independent learners. Which learning environment is most efficient for a given learning activity needs to be carefully considered. It…
Descriptors: Material Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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Qian, Kan; Owen, Nathaniel; Bax, Stephen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
In the field of teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), most studies investigate Chinese character learning strategies in pen-and-paper study by campus-based students. With the increase in distance-learning, and expanding popularity of smartphones and tablets and widespread availability of mobile applications for language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Chinese, Learning Strategies, Distance Education
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Catalano, Theresa; Shende, Madhur; Suh, Emily K. – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Globalisation and increased transnational migration underscore the need for educational responses to multilingualism and multilingual discourses. One way to heighten awareness of multilingual pedagogies (while simultaneously providing data for multilingual research) is the use of reflective language study and journaling by language…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Diaries, Observation
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Holguín Mendoza, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Experts in the field have advocated for critical approaches to Spanish heritage language (HL) curricula in which learners' proficiency in the language varieties that they bring from their homes and communities is considered an asset and culturally valuable knowledge. The proposal described here focuses on the adoption of a programmatic…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Christiansen, M. Sidury; Trejo Guzmán, Nelly Paulina; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Return migration from the United States to Mexico has been increasing in the last decade. Research reports that many returnees, who are English dominant, drop out of school to look for work in call centers and transnational companies (Anderson, 2015). Others pursue higher education in English-based programs such as those for becoming English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Tahir, Khazima – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of transformational teaching practices in learning and teaching of English as a second language in Pakistan. The study examined student descriptions about professorial charisma, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration in bachelor English programs, as well as how these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Transformative Learning
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