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Kakoulli Constantinou, Ellis – Research-publishing.net, 2019
In an era of continuous technological advancement and severe financial crisis, the cloud computing paradigm has become one of the most prominent and influential developments in information technology since the emergence of the Internet. This chapter describes the second phase of an action research study, which aimed at addressing the problem of…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Software
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Nader, Alison – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) modules are a popular option for international students at the University of Reading. Student feedback and module results show that some of these students face particular challenges in relation to their peers. In this paper, we describe how a team teaching Beginners French -- Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Di Maio, Fabrizio – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper illustrates the use of two language-teaching and learning methods (process drama and theatre) in a class of Italian. Process drama is based on improvisation, over-identification, and dramatisation from a short set of coordinates that students can read just a few minutes before the activity that will be later performed in class (see…
Descriptors: Drama, Theater Arts, Italian, Second Language Learning
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Jordano de la Torre, María – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The last five years have been witnessing the publication of two crucial documents in the field of language teaching and technology: 'CEFR: Companion Volume with New Descriptors' (Council of Europe, 2018) and 'DigCompEdu' (Punie & Redecker, 2017). These publications will be decisive for the design of new study plans aimed at the training of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Teachers, Information Technology
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Brick, Billy; Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Coventry University Institution Wide Language Programme (IWLP) offers beginners language learning modules to approximately 3,000 students. Each module is taught over 11 weeks for a total of one hour and 40 minutes and two of the weeks are used for in class tests, so tutors generally agree that students need to practise their skills outside the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in Higher Education (HE) has a long-standing tradition in the language centres of the Cypriot academic world, much like in other European contexts. Even though Cypriot universities are advancing in educational technology, students enter bearing coursebook-led and teacher-centred learning experiences…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nikiforou, Eleni – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The English for Specific Purposes (ESP) field is currently receiving a lot of attention as researchers and practitioners seek to improve the learning experience for the students and raise the quality of the courses. To advance ESP practice, it is crucial that teacher training in ESP is enhanced and supported through exemplary practices. Vocabulary…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Learning Experience, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Kirkgöz, Yasemin – Research-publishing.net, 2019
The growing importance of global English has led to the rise of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teaching, particularly in higher education. Despite the concurrently increasing demand for ESP teachers, pre-service teacher education programmes have largely neglected this important area. This study has been initiated to address the professional…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Comas-Quinn, Anna; Fuertes Gutiérrez, Mara – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This project aimed to explore how online open communities and resources could be used for language learning in a higher education context. Advanced language learners were introduced to translation and subtitling, and the use of open content to maintain their language skills post-graduation whilst engaging in a meaningful activity, namely sharing…
Descriptors: Speeches, Translation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Berti, Margherita – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This case study describes the development of a free-to-use online platform for storing, sharing, and accessing 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) videos. Although in the past VR was mostly used for gaming purposes, in recent years it has become increasingly popular in numerous areas, including education. In the field of language learning, little is…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
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Dickinson, Paul – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Writing is an essential literacy skill that is crucial to meeting various social demands. It is also extremely difficult to master, especially for learners of an additional language who face significant barriers to learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL), is an instructional framework promoted as an effective means of removing such barriers.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Access to Education
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Thompson, Andrew; Gallacher, Andrew; Howarth, Mark – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The aim of this research project was to examine the impact of chatbots as conversation partners. First and second year Japanese university students (n=120) from a private university in Southwest Japan were randomly assigned to either conduct a speaking task with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot or human partner. Preliminary analysis of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Vurdien, Ruby; Puranen, Pasi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice will examine and report on students' experiences of three different bilingual (English-Spanish) task-based telecollaborative projects. The observations indicate that throughout these different projects the students were able to develop their intercultural awareness and their critical thinking skills via different online…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism
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Kaplan-Rakowski, Regina; Wojdynski, Tomasz – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This pilot study delivers a preliminary report on students' attitudes toward Virtual Reality Assisted Language Learning (VRALL). Learners (N=22) participated in a VRALL lesson and then completed a post-experience survey. Virtual Reality (VR) technology allows for learning experiences that increasingly remove geographic limitations to foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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