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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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Gale, Elaine; Kung, Shiao-Chuan – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This article reports an exploratory study of teacher candidate perception of learning, using video recording in an American Sign Language (ASL) class. Video recording for practice and reflection is relevant to learning ASL, a visual language. One advantage of recording video for learning ASL with mobile devices instead of computers is the larger…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Video Technology, American Sign Language, Preservice Teachers
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Lai, Chih-Hung; Lin, Hung-Wei; Lin, Rong-Mu; Tho, Pham Duc – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
This article explores whether a learning community can affect students' learning achievement and engagement. Besides, this study also analyzed whether degree centralities of peer interaction affect learning achievement and learning engagement based on social network analysis. While the experimental group combined the English learning system with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Online Courses
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Pitman, Tim; Roberts, Lynne; Bennett, Dawn; Richardson, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Whether or not disadvantaged students are realising the same benefits from higher education as their peers is of fundamental importance to equity practitioners and policymakers. Despite this, equity policy has focused on access to higher education and little attention has been paid to graduate outcomes. The Australian study reported here used…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Hautasaari, Ari; Yamashita, Naomi; Gao, Ge – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2019
We explore how native and non-native English speakers interpret cues of emotional expression in native English speakers, text-only messages in two studies. In Experiment 1, 28 native English speakers and 28 Japanese non-native English speakers rated the emotional valence of 98 public Facebook status updates written by native English-speaking…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Native Speakers
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Zainuddin, Zamzami; Perera, Corinne Jacqueline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This study aimed at identifying the differences between a flipped classroom and a non-flipped classroom instructional model, based on the Self-Determination Theory (SDT). This study employed a mixed-method research approach, using post-tests, questionnaires and focus group interviews during the data collection process. Sixty-one students were the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Competence, Self Determination, Independent Study
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study assessed whether L1 (English as first language), L2 (English as second language, recent transition to the United States), and Generation 1.5 (English as second language, years of United States--based education) students are able to grow and perform similarly in a public speaking course on measures of public speaking anxiety, information…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Speaking, English, Native Language
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Temiz, Zeynep – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate narrative competence of bilingual children from low socio-economic status (SES) before and after they were involved in fourteen weeks of Turkish storytelling activities. Fifteen bilingual children from low-SES backgrounds participated in this research. Bilingual children first produced narratives using Mercer Mayer's…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Low Income, Bilingualism, Story Grammar
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Heineke, Amy; Papola-Ellis, Aimee; Cohen, Sarah; Davin, Kristin – Improving Schools, 2018
Across the globe, schools serve students from increasingly diverse backgrounds, including those still learning the dominant language. But schools have struggled to maintain pace with the changing population, resulting in a lack of prepared teachers and subsequent gaps in student achievement. In this article, we share a theoretically grounded and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Apprenticeships, Models, Second Language Learning
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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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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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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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