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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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Huang, Jin-Xia; Kwon, Oh-Woog; Lee, Kyung-Soon; Kim, Young-Kil – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper presents a chatbot for a Dialogue-Based Computer Assisted Language Learning (DB-CALL) system. The chatbot helps users learn language via free conversations. To improve the chatbot performance, this paper adopts a Neural Machine Translation (NMT) engine to combine with an existing search-based engine, and also extracts a small domain…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Biasini, Rosalba; Proudfoot, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This is the introductory chapter of the volume, "Using Digital Resources to Enhance Language Learning: Case Studies in Italian." The volume includes papers presented at the Society for Italian Studies (SIS) Biennial Conference, held in Oxford, UK in 2015. SIS's stated aim is "to further the study of Italy, Italian language,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Italian, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Koglbauer, René; Andersen, Elizabeth; Stewart, Sophie – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This case study introduces a final year undergraduate module in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. The module offers a model for embedding careers in modern languages teaching into the curriculum, and thereby enhancing student employability. The case study gives an insight into the various strands of activity undertaken by the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Teaching Methods
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Muirhead, Muirhead; Schechter, Sarah – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Real Business Language Challenge was a collaborative pilot project between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Routes into Languages East for Year 9 and 10 pupils. It was based on CCE's award-winning Real Business Challenge, part of its highly acclaimed education programme. The Real Business Language Challenge transformed the project into a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pilot Projects, Corporations
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Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The Four Skills News Project is an example of communicative language learning, developed for final year German students at the University of Liverpool. It focuses on how students use and practise their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills via the creative use of news reports and digital technology. Each student creates an avatar using…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, News Reporting
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Magedera-Hofhansl, Hanna – Research-publishing.net, 2016
With decreasing numbers of students studying German at Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom, there is an increasing demand for graduate Germanists. This project, designed for C1/C2 level students according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, prepares finalist students for a job market in which UK and German…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Guidelines
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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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