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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context in Taiwan based on Vygotsky's (1978) socio-cultural framework. The historical context is provided after some delineations of the educational system in Taiwan with regard to its foreign language instruction policy and development. Based upon the proposed socio-cultural framework,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Yu-Fen – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Recognizing that graduate students seldom have the opportunity to participate collaboratively, either in providing or receiving feedback to improve their academic writing skills, this study reports on the design of a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) system used to investigate how graduate students transform and construct their…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Writing Processes, Graduate Students
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Banditvilai, Choosri – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2016
This paper presents a case study of using blended learning to enhance students' language skills and learner autonomy in an Asian university environment. Blended learning represents an educational environment for much of the world where computers and the Internet are readily available. It combines self-study with valuable face-to-face interaction…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Blended Learning, Case Studies, Asians
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Obari, Hiroyuki; Lambacher, Stephen – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Two case studies evaluating the effectiveness of a flipped classroom compared to a traditional classroom were performed. The studies were conducted from April 2014 to January 2015 at a private university in Tokyo, targeting 60 first-year and 25 third-year undergraduates, respectively. In the first study, an assessment of pre- and post-treatment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Chang, Bok-Myung – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2018
This article is based on a Cross-Cultural Distance Learning (CCDL) model between university students in Korea and Japan during the 1st semester of 2016 and this lesson model consists of synchronous and asynchronous CMC activities focusing on the interactions between non-native speakers of English. This article shows that EFL learners in Korea can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, College Students, Educational Technology
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Aotani, Noriko; Sugino, Naoki; Fraser, Simon; Koga, Yuya; Shojima, Kojiro – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The aim of this study is to construct a model of a simple lexical network showing the strength and asymmetry of the connections between vocabulary items in the L2 mental lexicon of Japanese learners. The study focuses on eight nouns and investigates how they are networked, and whether the existing network structure formed by these nouns would be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics
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Tran, Phuong – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
Mobile phone ownership among university students in Vietnam has reached almost 100%, exceeding that of Internet-capable desktop computers. This has made them increasingly popular to allow learners to carry out learning activities outside of the classroom, but some studies have suggested that learners are not always willing to engage in activities…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Vocabulary Development, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Obari, Hiroyuki; Lambacher, Stephen – Research-publishing.net, 2014
A longitudinal study conducted from April 2013 to January 2014 sought to ascertain whether a blended learning (BL) environment incorporating m-learning could help Japanese undergraduates improve their English language skills. In this paper, various emerging technologies (including Globalvoice English, ATR CALL Brix, the mobile learning-oriented…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Chiang, Hui-Hua – English Language Teaching, 2016
This article presents a preliminary investigation of the inter-relationships between English learners' tolerance for ambiguity, their classroom work styles, and their level of English proficiency. The study population comprised 46 English as a foreign language (EFL) students attending a technical college in Taiwan. The findings indicated that a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Correlation, Ambiguity (Semantics)
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Kuo, Yu-Chen; Chu, Hui-Chun; Huang, Chi-Hao – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Learning English is an important and challenging task for English as Foreign Language (EFL) students. Educators had indicated that, without proper learning support, most EFL students might feel frustrated while learning English, which could significantly affect their learning performance. In the past research, learning usually utilized grouping,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Pollard, Andrew – English Teaching Forum, 2015
For many people, mobile phones are a part of modern life. Although the purpose of this technology revolves around language and communication, its application to language learning still appears to be underutilized. This is changing, as the widespread use of this handheld technology offers numerous opportunities to use functions that are ideal for…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ou-Yang, Fang Chuan; Wu, Wen-Chi Vivian – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
To achieve better adaptive learning for mobile-assisted language learning (MALL), individual prior knowledge proficiency, perceptual learning style, and learning behavior should all be considered in system development. While reviewing the existing literature about MALL research, the researchers of this study found very few recent studies exploring…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Thomson, Haidee – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
Previous research has shown a link between speaking fluently and using multiword expressions. However, evidence on how to effectively teach multiword expressions is limited. This study investigates the effect of fluency-oriented classroom teaching on speaking fluency, with special attention to multiword expressions. In this quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fukuda, Eri; Suzuki, Mitsuko; Hashimoto, Shinichi; Okazak, Hironobu – Research-publishing.net, 2014
In this study, the researchers examined how 64 university students engaged in self-directed group learning and used a self-developed e-portfolio system. A sixweek event was held where the students made entries to the e-portfolio individually each week, received feedback from advisors, studied in groups on a voluntary basis, and reflected on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
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Fukuda, Akiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between learners' self-regulated language learning and proficiency and to examine the differences in characteristics of self-regulated learning (SRL) between low- and high-proficiency learners. SRL is a learning process throughout setting goals, monitoring tasks, and reflecting on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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