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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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Knight, Tim – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper explains how the mobile app and computer software Moxtra has augmented presentation and oral communication classes at the university level. Even the free version of Moxtra allows students to compile a digital portfolio of presentation and storytelling work, involving voice and visuals, to which both the teacher and fellow students have…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Software, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kaliska, Marta – Research-publishing.net, 2018
According to Kasper (1992), L2 pragmatic knowledge affects all communicative acts. It can be described as the speaker's ability both to adapt linguistic formulae to social contextual constraints and to understand the implications of indirect utterances. The Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) describes pragmatic competence…
Descriptors: Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Escobar, Sol; Krauß, Susanne – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Online learning is a very flexible way to build and improve language knowledge alongside other work and/or study commitments whilst at the same time encouraging autonomous learning, time management, self-motivation and other skills relevant to employability. Learning on your own, however, can also be daunting. Therefore, the Languages for All…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Online Courses, College Second Language Programs, Teaching Methods
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Federici, Theresa – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the rationale behind L2 process writing and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approaches adopted in order to design a course within a modern language degree to bridge the gap between language and culture elements of the programme. This was achieved by creating an environment that replicates that of a researcher and by placing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Process Approach (Writing), Active Learning, Inquiry
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Deacon, Amanda; Parkin, Lucy; Schneider, Carolin – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The traditional focus of the language elective has been to give students the skills to communicate in the foreign language which has also been their main selling point. However, language graduates need more specific and wide-ranging skills if they are to compete in the current and future job markets. It is now widely accepted that universities…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Campbell, Caroline – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Assessment is a critical part of teaching and learning so it is important that students are encouraged to engage positively with it. The Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) at the University of Leeds redesigned its model of assessment for modules at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, broadly equivalent to the Common European Framework…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Context Effect
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Almeida, Ana Bela; Puig, Idoya – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The international research network, "Literature in the Foreign Language Class" ("Litinclass"), was created with a view of exploring and sharing ideas on the numerous skills and benefits that can be derived from language learning through literature. This paper focuses on how literature can have an important role in the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Skill Development, Literature, Job Skills
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Lagares, Manuel; Reisenleutner, Sandra – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Oral presentations are a common practice in foreign language classes, often used to assess students' speaking skills. Usually, the presentations are delivered by students in front of the class, often with PowerPoint slides or Prezi as support. However, frequently the audience does not engage with the presentation and thus, the benefits of this…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods, Public Speaking, Visual Aids
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Troncarelli, Donatella; Villarini, Andrea – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Over the last few decades the international dimension of higher education has grown significantly as internationalization has become a strategic goal for many governments. Students on the move worldwide reached five million in 2015 and their number is increasing at a rate of 10% each year. Many of these students need to develop proficiency in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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McLoughlin, Laura; Magnoni, Francesca – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper discusses the rationale and structure of two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) created as part of the EU-funded Move-Me project, which aims to develop two MOOCs and open educational resources for university learners participating in mobility programmes in Europe. The MOOCs are designed to help learners develop the skills necessary to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mass Instruction
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Mehran, Parisa; Alizadeh, Mehrasa; Koguchi, Ichiro; Takemura, Haruo – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the iterative stages involved in designing and developing a blended course of English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) at Osaka University. First, the basic Successive Approximation Model (SAM 1) is introduced as the guiding instructional design model upon which the course was created. Afterward, the stages of design and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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Tian, Yan – Research-publishing.net, 2017
Translation is one of the items tested in many national English proficiency tests for non-English majors in China because translation competence is regarded as one of the productive language skills which could be used to assess learners' language proficiency. However, the feedback on translation exercises and self-tests are usually provided by…
Descriptors: Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sánchez Ramos, María Del Mar; Vigier Moreno, Francisco J. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
As stated by Valero-Garcés (2006, p. 38), the new scenario including public service providers and users who are not fluent in the language used by the former has opened up new ways of linguistic and cultural mediation in current multicultural and multilingual societies. As a consequence, there is an ever increasing need for translators and…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Public Service, Second Language Learning, Court Litigation
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