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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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Barros García, María J.; Bachelor, Jeremy W. – Online Submission, 2018
This paper studies the pragmatic competence of U.S. heritage speakers of Spanish in an attempt to determine (a) the degree of pragmatic transfer from English to Spanish experienced by heritage speakers when producing different types of requests in Spanish; and (b) how to best teach pragmatics to students of Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL).…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Instruction
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Ustuk, Özgehan – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated how important Turkish EFL teachers perceive the ELT motivational strategies that are implemented in adult EFL teaching. 52 EFL instructors working in preparatory schools of foreign languages in four state universities in Turkey participated in the current study. The perceived importance of ELT motivational strategies was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Castro-Olivo, Sara; Preciado, Jorge; Le, Loan; Marciante, Mia; Garcia, Melissa – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
For decades, Latino English language learners (ELLs) have been identified as a high-risk population for both reading and behavioral problems. A comprehensive approach that provides academic and behavioral support in both home and school settings has been suggested by researchers as a viable option for improving outcomes of students who exhibit…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Mohamed, Misrah Hamisah; Hammond, Michael – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have often been divided between connectivist MOOCs and extended MOOCs (xMOOCs). Each form of MOOC proposes a distinctive view about knowledge acquisition. However, the breakdown between the two MOOCs is too broad in practice, and a more fine-grained approach is needed. Thus, the purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Guimaraes, Paula; Lucio-Villegas, Emilio; Mayo, Peter – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper focuses on three Southern European countries, Italy, Portugal and Spain, to explore examples of projects that provide signposts for a critical popular education that contributes to an ongoing democratic process--one whereby citizens are developed as social actors and members of a collectivity rather than simply passive…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Popular Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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de Guerrero, María C. M. – Language Teaching, 2018
Roughly 30 years ago researchers in the second language acquisition (SLA) field started to take a focused interest in the study of inner speech (IS) and private speech (PS) processes in second language (L2) learning and use. The purpose of this review is to assess the status of current research and the progress made during the last ten years on…
Descriptors: Inner Speech (Subvocal), Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Language Usage
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Norton, Bonny; De Costa, Peter I. – Language Teaching, 2018
The growing interest in identity and language education over the past two decades, coupled with increased interest in digital technology and transnationalism, has resulted in a rich body of work that has informed language learning, teaching, and research. To keep abreast of these developments in identity research, the authors propose a series of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Boers, Frank; Webb, Stuart – Language Teaching, 2018
Perhaps the greatest challenge to creating a research timeline on teaching and learning collocation is deciding how wide to cast the net in the search for relevant publications. For one thing, the term "collocation" does not have the same meaning for all (applied) linguists and practitioners (Barfield & Gyllstad 2009) (see timeline).…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Definitions
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Belli, Serap Atasever – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study was designed to investigate whether contemporary corpus-informed grammar textbooks written for English language learners and teachers presented the progressive use of stative verbs and if yes, which stative verbs were presented to occur with the progressive aspect and for which functions they took this aspect. A corpus of six electronic…
Descriptors: Verbs, Computational Linguistics, Textbooks, Grammar
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Al-Zubi, Mohammad – English Language Teaching, 2018
One of the aims at Albalqa Applied University is to prepare the student to contribute positively in society so the main important goal of the comprehensive reform of the education system in Jordan is to contribute to the democratic development of the country. The study has been investigated to find out if the English instructors adopt the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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Akiyama, Yuka; Cunningham, D. Joseph – CALICO Journal, 2018
Telecollaboration is a type of online learning arrangement between geographically distant participants for the development of language and intercultural competence. After two decades of research, it is an apt time to engage in a systematic review of previous studies in the form of a scoping review in order to illuminate the pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Elgort, Irina – CALICO Journal, 2018
Technology-mediated vocabulary development (TMVD) in a second language (L2) covers a wide range of instructional and learning treatments, contexts, and technologies and is situated in a broader field of second language vocabulary learning. Vocabulary knowledge is a complex, multidimensional construct that has been interpreted and categorized in…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Burtson, Jack; Arispe, Kelly – CALICO Journal, 2018
The goal of this meta-analysis is to evaluate how instructional technology has impacted advanced second language (AL2) development. Although numerous metaanalyses have been conducted within the CALL literature over the past two decades, they primarily focus upon learning outcomes and related effect sizes. None focus on advanced learning per se.…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rose, Heath; McKinley, Jim – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article analyzes a recent initiative of Japan's Ministry of Education, which aims to internationalize higher education in Japan. The large-investment project "Top Global University Project" (TGUP) has emerged to create globally oriented universities, to increase the role of foreign languages in higher education, and to foster global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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