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Iino, Atsushi; Thomson, Ron I. – Research-publishing.net, 2018
In English as a Foreign Language (EFL) situations, it is important for educators to improve learners' sound recognition skill due to the variation of English found in the world. Furthermore, perceptual skill is a foundation leading to intelligibility in production. This study examined the effects of using High Variability Phonetic Training (HVPT)…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonetics
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Pagel, James W.; Lambacher, Stephen G. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
As part of a longitudinal study on learner and instructor attitudes and patterns of computer and mobile device usage, we have attempted to identify how language instructors and students value their use in L2 learning. During the past five years at Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, we have surveyed both students and instructors annually in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pagel, James W.; Lambacher, Stephen; Reedy, David W. – Research-publishing.net, 2015
As part of an ongoing study on learners' and instructors' attitudes toward the use of computers and mobile devices in second-language (L2) learning situations, our purpose here is to identify how language instructors value the use of computers and mobile devices in their teaching. We compare the responses of a survey administered during the past…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Pagel, James W.; Lambacher, Stephen G. – Research-publishing.net, 2014
Mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets, are rapidly gaining popularity as an effective means to enhance foreign language learning. However, does the incorporation of these mobile devices really benefit the learner or simply satisfy the instructor's need to be innovative and ahead of the learning curve? The present study seeks to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes