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Gallagher-Brett, Angela – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter will introduce Action Research Communities for Language Teachers (ARC), a project funded by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe (2015-2018). The project aims to make action research techniques widely available to language teachers across Europe and to provide them with development opportunities…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Herrero, Carmen – Research-publishing.net, 2019
As students are becoming avid online media consumers and creators, participatory culture has shifted the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to one of community involvement (Chan & Herrero, 2010, p. 10). Taking into consideration the challenges and opportunities derived from the integration in formal settings (secondary and…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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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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Watson, Lucy – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The 'Global Student Collective' is a telecollaboration project on the International Foundation Year (IFY) programme at the University of Southampton. IFY students were connected with volunteers in Brazil, India, Hungary, and Italy online in order to find out more about their countries. The project required the students to exercise multiple…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Hawkes, Rachel; Schechter, Sarah – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Language Leader Award, created by Rachel Hawkes and run by Routes into Languages East "helps pupils learn to lead, using language teaching as the medium. Throughout the year-long programme they develop their leadership and [linguistic] skills, growing in confidence and enhancing their future careers" (Hawkes, n.d. c, p. 1). Some…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Awards, Program Descriptions
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Lopes, António – Research-publishing.net, 2014
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) lays strong emphasis on task-based language teaching (TBLT). However, this approach constitutes a challenge for many foreign language teachers, not so much because they are not familiar with the approach or its benefits, but because of the requirements and practical conditions to be met. Most…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2012
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Rybicki, Jan-Mikael; Nieminen, Juhana – Research-publishing.net, 2012
As a part of language learning at schools and universities, students write a variety of texts, such as essays, short compositions and reports, which are then read by teachers who typically comment on the content and grammar of these texts to help the students improve their skills as writers. Although teachers can simply use pen and paper, or a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning