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Fondo, Marta; Jacobetty, Pedro; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Videoconferences are a perfect scenario for autonomous Foreign Language (FL) and intercultural speaking practices. However, it is also a threatening context as learners communicate in an FL, often with a stranger and about personal information and experiences. That may lead to increase Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) among participants, affecting…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Fondo, Marta; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The emergence of videoconferencing tools in the 1990s provided language learners with opportunities to carry out speaking practice anytime and anywhere. However, the presence of Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) in this interactional setting can hinder such ubiquitous benefits as FLA inhibits learning and communication in the Foreign Language (FL)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Alagözlü, Nuray – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Vocabulary researchers generally point out three strategies that learners apply in order to find out the meanings of unknown words on their own (Graves, 2006; 2007). The use of context, word parts, reference materials ((e.g. dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, both print and online) in-text definition/explanations, synonyms, examples,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reference Materials, Vocabulary Skills, Prediction
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Angelovska, Tanja – Language Awareness, 2018
This study is concerned with finding out how L3 (third language) learners recognize and make conscious use of cross-linguistic similarities and differences and whether their metalinguistic reflections are in correlation with their proficiency. Written text productions of thirteen L3 learners of English, aged 20-25, at different L3 levels (A2, B1,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Correlation, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Yeboah, Alex Kumi; Smith, Patriann – Online Learning, 2016
The study investigated the relationship between minority students' use of technology, social media, the number of online courses, program of study, satisfaction, and academic performance. Participants in the study were a diverse student body regarding age, gender, and educational level, and functioned at both undergraduate and graduate levels.…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Self Esteem, Metacognition, Self Efficacy
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Zhao, Rong – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This paper introduced the features of scaffolding to the development of instructional interaction in online foreign language learning, and testified their effects on learners' perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, sense of community, and continuance intention by the integration of the Technology-Acceptance Model and the Organizational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Models
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Lu, Zhihong; Wang, Yanfei – Research-publishing.net, 2014
The effective design of test items within a computer-based language test (CBLT) for developing English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' listening and speaking skills has become an increasingly challenging task for both test users and test designers compared with that of pencil-and-paper tests in the past. It needs to fit integrated oral…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Chang, Chi-Cheng; Lei, Hao; Tseng, Ju-Shih – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Although ubiquitous learning enhances students' access to learning materials, it is crucial to find out which media delivery modes produce the best results for English listening comprehension. The present study examined the effect of media delivery mode (sound and text vs. sound) on English listening comprehension and cognitive load. Participants…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Ino, Atsushi – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This study investigated the perceived use of conversation maintenance strategies during synchronous computer-mediated communication with native English speakers. I also correlated the relationships of the strategies used with students' speaking ability and comprehensive proficiency level. The research questions were: (1) how were the learners'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication
Gokgoz Kurt, Burcu; Medlin, Julie; Tessarolo, Ashley – Online Submission, 2014
Considering the contradictory research on explicit teaching of suprasegmentals, the present study aims to investigate the effects of explicit instruction of L2 English learners' perception of prosodically ambiguous intonation patterns, as well as the possible effects of reported musical familiarity on intonation acquisition. A control group and a…
Descriptors: Intonation, Suprasegmentals, Second Language Learning, Language Patterns
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Doman, Evelyn – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2014
Supplemental Instruction (SI) has widely been used in university classrooms around the world. However, many obstacles face SI -- including low student attendance, lack of faculty support, and recognition of today's online generation. This research helps to fill the gap in SI by posing to solve the problems mentioned above by extending SI into the…
Descriptors: Tutors, Supplementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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De Marco, Anna; Leone, Paola – Research-publishing.net, 2013
This pilot study aims to highlight a) differences in pragmatic function and distribution of discourse markers (DMs) in computer mediated and face to face (FtF) settings and b) any correlation of DM uses and language competence. The data have been collected by video-recording and analysing three speakers of Italian L2 (language level competence:…
Descriptors: Italian, Second Language Learning, Advanced Students, Native Speakers
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Aizawa, Kazumi; Iso, Tatsuo – Research-publishing.net, 2013
The present study aims to demonstrate how the estimation of vocabulary size might be affected by two neglected factors in vocabulary size tests. The first factor is randomization of question sequence, as opposed to the traditional high-to-low frequency sequencing. The second factor is learners' confidence in choosing the correct meaning for a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Computer Assisted Testing, Scores, Multiple Choice Tests
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Arvanitis, Panagiotis – Research-publishing.net, 2013
In the first half of the twentieth century, notions such as linguistic structures and students' linguistic capacity were the traditional elements of any language teaching. These notions are yielding their place to the functional use of language and how language is being shaped by the different communicative situations. This communicative approach…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Atkins, Andrew – Research-publishing.net, 2013
This paper provides a discussion of the results of a cross-sectional examination of linguistic variables that are predicted to influence L2 reading fluency. This study is part of a larger, longitudinal mixed-methods study into reading fluency development using online Timed Reading (TR) with participants from a mid-to-high level private university…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Web Sites, Case Studies, Second Language Learning
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