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Bourina, Helena V.; Dunaeva, Larisa A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
The process of studying a foreign language in Russian higher education institutions is carried out in a specially organized linguo-didactic language environment which is understood as a methodological framework designed in accordance with the peculiarities of a linguo-cultural community. It is aimed at combining learning methods and techniques to…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Communication Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Foster, Ian – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
A greater level of informal language learning is now taking place than at any time in human history. Much of that learning is linked to unprecedented levels of migration across the globe. This poses challenges to the identity of higher education language teachers, particularly in the UK, where numbers of modern language students have stagnated,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Modern Languages
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Barrett, Alex – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Icebreakers are first-day activities that are meant to give students and the teacher an opportunity to get to know one another. They are helpful activities for taking a class full of strangers and turning them into friends (or at least acquaintances). However, icebreaker activities tend to be short and limited in the extent to which students can…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Redmer, Guy – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Most teachers who use textbooks know that they are restrictive by nature. Units jump from topic to topic without recycling much vocabulary. One effective solution to truly developing reading fluency in terms of word recognition may be Narrow Reading (NR)-- that is reading several texts about a single narrow topic. NR may involve reading five short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Peng, Yuanzhen – English Language Teaching, 2019
Faced with the rapid development of Internet, it has become not inconvenient to be immersed in English environment. This paper attempts to explore the cultivation of non-English major students' English autonomous learning ability. Some practical strategies have been proposed based on observations over genuine English teaching and learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nonmajors
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Bohm, Anke; Koeper-Saul, Veronika; Mossmann, Christian – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Language learning in tandem exchanges offers students a wealth of learning opportunities that are characterised by reciprocal and autonomous learning and foster authentic communication (Brammerts, 2001). Increasingly, these encounters take place online and, in this context, the EU-funded European University Tandem (EUniTa) project developed an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Program Descriptions, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Instruction
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Bonelli, Nadezhda; Nibbs, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper presents an innovative project-based learning activity meant to support language beginner students to develop, via their core curriculum, five enterprise capabilities ("authentic problem-solving;" "innovation and creativity;" "risk-taking;" "taking action;" and "true collaboration"),…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Students
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Kurose, Mikiko – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Interacting with peers can be difficult for some students, due to their personality as well as to their learning styles. This paper shows how the Task-Based Approach (TBA) can be implemented and how digital resources can be used in language teaching and learning to enhance the students' experience and foster autonomy. To do so, I describe tasks I…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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de Berg, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Whilst internationalisation has already become an integral part of the curriculum at all higher education institutions in the UK, what does it actually mean? Is student mobility an aim in itself or is it more useful as a promotional tool to develop more internationally oriented graduates? How can we help students take control over their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Higher Education, Student Role, Global Approach
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de Andrés, Chelo – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The drive to embed employability in Higher Education (HE) offers a growth opportunity for languages provision. The employability potential of language learning for the global graduate has been analysed by the "Born Global" project on languages and employability (British Academy, 2016). Employers have consistently identified communication…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Webster-Deakin, Tara – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Embedding Employability framework lists a broad range of employability skills they have identified as being imperative to graduate success in the workplace, including "knowledge and application, self, social and cultural awareness and reflection and articulation" (HEA, 2015, diagram, n.p.). The final…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Employment Potential, Cultural Awareness
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Cunico, Sonia – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Language tandem exchanges offer students valuable opportunities for autonomous learning and authentic intercultural communication encounters. This paper will discuss the key principles of tandem language exchange, and in particular online ones, and then present the EU-funded European University Tandem (EUniTa) project which was developed by…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Van De Wege, Melissa – English Teaching Forum, 2019
Learn how teacher Özlem Khan, a faculty member at Hacettepe University in Ankara, has established herself as an important contributor to the field of English language teaching in Turkey, particularly working with preservice teachers and preparing them to have productive careers.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Hajdu, Zita; Domonyi, Renáta – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Business schools and their foreign language departments are expected to support their students in the transition from the academic sphere into the world of work, where non-domain skills including intercultural competencies have gained importance in degree jobs. To react to labour market trends, the Institute of Business Communication and…
Descriptors: Languages for Special Purposes, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Business Communication
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