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Bissoonauth, Anu – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
This paper investigated linguistic practices and choices of Australian children of Indian descent, an under-researched group, who are studying Hindi in primary education. Data was collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews with sixty participants across 3 primary schools in the Sydney area. The findings revealed, as expected,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Immigrants, Indians, Indo European Languages
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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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Lucero, Audrey – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Oral narrative retelling is a complex linguistic and cognitive task that has been shown to map onto reading fluency and comprehension. Therefore, it is important to understand oral retelling skill, especially among "emergent bilingual" children--those who are learning two languages simultaneously. In this article, exploratory…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Bilingualism, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Tytus, Agnieszka Ewa – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
A recent surge of findings on bilingual cognitive advantage has attracted attention from both researchers and the media. An advantage has been demonstrated with regard to, inter alia, inhibiting, switching, monitoring and updating. However, Paap et al. argue that the advantage does not exist or is only limited to executive functioning. Both sides…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Questionnaires, German, Language Usage
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Shum, Mark Shiu-kee; Tai, Chung Pui; Shi, Dan – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) South Asian students, as ethnic minority group in Hong Kong, are the main disadvantaged social cohort in Chinese language learning. It has been a challenge for L1 Chinese teachers to conduct L2 Chinese teaching to NCS students with diversified native languages and socio-cultural backgrounds. "Reading to Learn,…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Coral, Josep; Lleixà, Teresa; Ventura, Carles – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
The member states of the European Union have funded many initiatives supporting the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Content and language integrated learning is one of the experimental language programmes that have been introduced in Catalonia, in the north-east of Spain. The aims of this study are to analyse the results achieved by…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Jee, Min Jung – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
This study investigated Korean heritage speakers' Korean language proficiency (i.e. morphosyntax, collocation, and lexicon) in relation to their attitudes, motivation, and age at immigration (AI). Seventy-six adult Korean-Australians with Korean literacy participated. Overall, participants showed high levels of Korean proficiency in all three…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Attitudes, Age Differences, Immigration
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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Anisef, Paul; Sweet, Robert – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Immigrant women to Canada face unique challenges in gaining mastery of English or French, the country's two official languages. The study focuses on differences "among women" with respect to pre-migration and post-migration characteristics that position them differently with respect to language learning in the social contexts where they…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies
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Santos, Alaitz; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
The aim of this article is to focus on university students' attitudes towards English and their anxieties concerning the use of English in the Basque Country, a multilingual context where exposure to English is limited but internationalisation is an important aim. Participants were 360 undergraduate university students of business (N = 180) and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Cai, Huan; Wang, Meining; Yang, Yingmei – English Language Teaching, 2018
Learning business related courses, especially accounting, in English is a challenge for many Chinese students. The purpose of this study is to provide some insights into the role of the language in accounting learning. We investigate this issue in the program of Teaching Business Related Courses in English for undergraduate students at Guangdong…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Minalla, Amir Abdalla – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study was mainly conducted to examine the possibility of utilizing "WhatsApp Group" in enhancing EFL learners' verbal interaction. To do this experimental and descriptive methods were used to achieve the objective of this study. A questionnaire and pre- and post-test were adopted as tools for data collection. Samples of two groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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Zimmermann, Judith; von Davier, Alina A.; Buhmann, Joachim M.; Heinimann, Hans R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Graduate admission has become a critical process in tertiary education, whereby selecting valid admissions instruments is key. This study assessed the validity of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores for admission to Master's programmes at a technical university in Europe. We investigated the indicative value of GRE scores for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Language Tests
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Al-Houti, Shorouq K.; Aldaihani, Sultan M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Learning idioms is an uphill battle for many language learners. Thus, this quantitative study aims to shed light on English as Foreign Language (EFL) college students' attitudes towards idiom learning. Specifically, the study is interested in revealing their attitudes towards (1) the importance of idiom learning, (2) the difficulties of idiom…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Figurative Language
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Wichadee, Saovapa; Pattanapichet, Fasawang – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
The study was conducted to find out what impact a digital game had on students' learning performance and motivation. A quasi-experimental study was performed with two groups of students. The experimental group was taught using the digital game "Kahoot" whereas the control group was taught with the conventional method. Pre-tests,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Computer Games, Educational Games, Student Motivation
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Cabrera, Paola; Castillo, Luz; González, Paúl; Quiñónez, Ana; Ochoa, César – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study examined the use of "Pixton" for enhancing grammar and vocabulary teaching in a public high school in the South region of Ecuador. In this intervention, 163 junior high school learners and 14 pre-service English teachers participated during a period of 4 months. The data for this study was obtained by gathering information…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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