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Li, Jia; Cummins, Jim – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
This article reports on a study that examined the effectiveness of an intervention using text messages to enhance the academic vocabulary acquisition of English language learners (ELLs). With a random control trial design, we compared students' learning gain of target vocabulary (direct effect) and its subsequent impact on academic vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Swearingen, Amanda J. – TESOL Journal, 2019
This systematic review synthesizes 17 studies exploring nonnative-English-speaking teacher candidates' (NNES-TC) language teacher identity (LTI) development. The purpose was to examine NNES-TCs' LTI development during graduate-level TESOL programs in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The review addressed the questions, "What…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Derwing, Tracey M.; Thomson, Ronald I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Tracey Derwing and Ron Thomson reflect on the growth of Canadian L2 pronunciation research from the early 1990s onward. Although many phoneticians and language educators called for pronunciation instruction (PI) for decades, in the early 1980s little empirical research existed to inform pronunciation pedagogy, despite an influx of Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Strickland, Brandee Marie – Language Learning Journal, 2019
In this article, I explore practical implications of the theories of language of M.M. Bakhtin within university second language writing classrooms. Specifically, I examine the presence of Bakhtinian intertextuality within online intercultural exchanges involving the use of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) technology. I describe a CMC exchange…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, Writing Processes
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Burton, Jennifer; Rajendram, Shakina – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article explores university English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors' attitudes toward translanguaging in the classroom and possible reasons for instructors' resistance in moving translanguaging ideology into English language teaching pedagogy. Many researchers have forwarded translanguaging as a theoretical and pedagogical approach to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Wernicke, Meike – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
In English-majority contexts such as British Columbia, French second language (FSL) teachers are increasingly encountering students who are also learning French in addition to English and their home languages. Research findings show that dual language learners are successfully supported through multilingual pedagogies that acknowledge and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Multilingualism, French
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Kapoyannis, Theodora – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article presents qualitative findings from a larger design-based research doctoral study in which I examined the impact of a curricular innovation to challenge the monolingual and monocultural norms of literacy practices and to be responsive to the linguistic and cultural landscape of 21st century classrooms. I collaborated with 11 university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Intervention
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Grimshaw, Jennica; Cardoso, Walcir – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
Activities that promote fluency development or the automatization of speech are often ignored in second language classes because they do not teach new things; instead, they focus on speeding up language use (Nation & Newton, 2008). Anxiety also decreases chances for fluency development, as learners are less willing to produce output (Gregersen…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Macgregor, Alexander; Folinazzo, Giacomo – TESOL Journal, 2018
Regardless of their level of academic preparedness, international students face distinct challenges that arise from language issues as well as ones of a personal and social nature, all of which can lead to frustration and failure (Bossio & Bylyna, 2006b). This article discusses an online survey carried out in a Canadian college that identified…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Foreign Students, Teaching Methods, Online Surveys
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Finley, Angela M. – BC TEAL Journal, 2018
Research in psychology has found that belongingness is an essential human need and motivation. However, in education, particularly in the field of additional language teaching and learning, the impacts of belongingness on academic success are often overlooked. With universities becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse, knowing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Peer Relationship, Second Language Learning
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Koç, Didem Koban; Koç, Serdar Engin – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
This study examined the role of media on the learning of formulaic sequences (FSs) by advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners (n = 40) enrolled in an English Language Teaching (ELT) program at a government university in Turkey. The learners were divided into experimental and control groups. The instrument involved clips from two…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Makinina, Olga – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
Currently there is a general uncertainty about what makes collocations (i.e., fixed word combinations with specific, not easily interpreted relations between their components) hard for ESL learners to master, and about how to improve collocation recognition and learning process. This study explored and designed a comparative classification of…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Recognition (Psychology), Pretests Posttests, Reading Comprehension
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Zeff, B. Bricklin – English Teaching Forum, 2016
As a language teacher, Bricklin Zeff has long realized that knowing the words of a language is only part of speaking it. Knowing how to interpret a communicative act is equally important, and it needs to be taught explicitly. Therefore, he makes this learning a regular part of the class experience. Greetings are one of the few speech acts that…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lau, Sunny Man Chu – New Educator, 2016
The present study, framed from a critical and transformative approach to teacher education, aims to investigate whether language portraits (Prasad, 2010)--the mapping of one's language and cultural make-up on a body template--can help improve student teachers' self-understanding about language and identities and can foster critical reflection…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Concept Mapping, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Background
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