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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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Karimzad, Farzad; Sibgatullina, Gulnaz – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Adopting an online ethnographic approach, we examine the linguistic/semiotic practices and ideologies of "purism" among Tatar and Iranian Azerbaijani Facebook users. We argue that purification practices can be understood as identity work, the outcome of which is often not an etymologically "purer" language but a (perceived)…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ethnography, Semiotics, Turkic Languages
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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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Finnegan, Elizabeth; Accardo, Amy L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Although studies exist measuring the effectiveness of writing interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research assessing the writing skills for this group is sparse. The present study identified differences in the written expression of individuals with ASD compared to typically developing (TD) peers, using variables…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Writing Skills, Comparative Analysis
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Mo, Jianhong; McBride, Catherine; Yip, Laiying – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
We sought to test a componential model of Chinese written spelling, including the role of orthographic working memory (OWM), among Hong Kong kindergartners. One hundred seventeen kindergartners were recruited. OWM was measured using a visual orthographic judgment and a delayed copying task. Orthographic knowledge, semantic knowledge, and…
Descriptors: Role, Short Term Memory, Psychomotor Skills, Semantics
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Yang, Ruoxiao; Wang, William Shi Yuan – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
Recent research has shown that the visual complexity of orthographies across writing systems influences the development of orthographic representations. Simplified and traditional Chinese characters are usually regarded as the most visually complicated writing systems currently in use, with the traditional system showing a higher level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Difficulty Level
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Petzold, Andrew M.; Dunbar, Robert L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2018
The ability to clearly disseminate scientific knowledge is a skill that is necessary for any undergraduate student within the sciences. Traditionally, this is accomplished through the instruction of scientific presentation or writing with a focus on peer-to-peer communication at the expense of teaching communication aimed at a nonscientific…
Descriptors: Physiology, Science Instruction, Peer Relationship, Scientists
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Ruan, Yufang; Georgiou, George K.; Song, Shuang; Li, Yixun; Shu, Hua – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Differences in how writing systems represent language raise important questions about the extent to which the role of linguistic skills such as phonological awareness (PA) and morphological awareness (MA) in reading is universal. In this meta-analysis, the authors examined the relationship between PA, MA, and reading (accuracy, fluency, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Morphology (Languages), Phonological Awareness, Accuracy
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Nielsen, Kathleen; Henderson, Sheila; Barnett, Anna L.; Abbott, Robert D.; Berninger, Virginia – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018
Movement, which draws on motor skills and executive functions for managing them, plays an important role in literacy learning (e.g., movement of mouth during oral reading and movement of hand and fingers during writing); but relatively little research has focused on movement skills in students with specific learning disabilities as the current…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Psychomotor Skills, Movement Education
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Dylman, Alexandra S.; Kikutani, Mariko – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
Research on Japanese reading has generally indicated that processing of the logographic script Kanji primarily involves whole-word lexical processing and follows a semantics-to-phonology route, while the two phonological scripts Hiragana and Katakana (collectively called Kana) are processed via a sub-lexical route, and more in a…
Descriptors: Japanese, Written Language, Semantics, Phonology
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Wolbers, Kimberly; Dostal, Hannah; Graham, Steve; Branum-Martin, Lee; Kilpatrick, Jennifer; Saulsburry, Rachel – Grantee Submission, 2018
A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine the impact of Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction on 3rd-5th grade deaf and hard of hearing students' writing and written language compared to a business-as-usual condition (treatment group N = 41, comparison group N = 22). A total of 18 hours of instruction was provided for each of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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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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Olsen, Allison Wynhoff; VanDerHeide, Jennifer; Goff, Brenton; Dunn, Mandie B. – Written Communication, 2018
Writing studies scholarship has long understood the need for context-based studies of student writing. Few studies, however, have closely examined how students use intertextual relationships in the context of learning to compose argumentative essays. Drawing on a 17-day argumentative writing unit in a ninth-grade humanities classroom, this article…
Descriptors: Written Language, Essays, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 9
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Weinberger, Yehudith – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The article presents a system-wide change initiated in the faculty of education at a major teachers' college aimed at developing students' reading, and written and oral communication proficiencies, while focusing on clarity and coherence, and the use of rich, correct and precise language for purposes of studying, teaching and research. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Participatory Research, Academic Discourse
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