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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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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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Gross, Barbara; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Cook argued that the learning of a new language leads to a state of multi-competence, with the learner's mind changing in ways that go beyond the linguistic realm. The present study follows Dewaele's suggestion that multilingualism is linked to both cognitive and psychological changes. It explores one particular under-researched relationship,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Correlation, Bilingualism, Multidimensional Scaling
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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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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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van Kampen, Evelyn; Admiraal, Wilfried; Berry, Amanda – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
In recent years, a surging uptake of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) has permeated the European context. This article presents the outcomes of a study about the self-reported pedagogical practices of CLIL teachers in the Netherlands. To investigate these teachers' pedagogies, a questionnaire was designed, validated and,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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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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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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