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Gagné, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Learning Journal, 2016
With respect to cooperative learning, one aspect of particular interest to educators is its inclusive nature in terms of ensuring that all team members in group work are more or less equally involved in the task. Despite the inherent relevance for second language teaching, however, research is scant. To contribute to this area, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language)
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Steed, William; Delicado Cantero, Manuel – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The number of Spanish students in Australia is increasing. This growth coincides with a period of revival in the teaching and learning of pronunciation in the foreign language classroom. However, unlike their peers in the UK and especially in the US, no specific materials are available for Australian students. In order to assist them, the first…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spanish
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Huang, Shenghui Cindy – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Based on the assumption that learning is 'situated' and learning strategies are derived from a learning context, and using a grounded theory approach, this study examined how 12 students from two college English classes in Taiwan used strategies over time along the path of their EFL learning. The findings showed that the students' strategy use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Christie, Colin – Language Learning Journal, 2016
This article reports on the findings of a study into the conditions which promote spontaneous learner talk in the target language in the modern foreign languages (MFL) classroom. A qualitative case study approach was adopted. French lessons, with school students aged 11-16 years old, were observed and analysed with the aim of identifying tools and…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Creativity
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de Zarobe, Yolanda Ruiz; Zenotz, Victoria – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a multifaceted educational approach which has emerged as a major innovation in improving language learning and subject learning in the curriculum. In order to analyse the effect of this approach, a number of studies (Dalton Puffer, C., T. Nikula and U. Smit, eds. 2010. "Language Use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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East, Martin – Language Learning Journal, 2015
A decade ago, Klapper (2003: "Taking communication to task? A critical review of recent trends in language teaching", "The Language Learning Journal" 27: 33-42) created the opportunity to reflect on the assets and limitations of task-based language teaching (TBLT) in comparison with more established communicative language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Trends, Task Analysis
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Tajeddin, Zia; Teimournezhad, Shohreh – Language Learning Journal, 2015
The rise of English as an international language (EIL) has challenged the focus on native-speaker culture in second language teaching and learning. Exposing learners to a single culture is no longer considered sufficient as intercultural language teaching and understanding gains momentum. The aim of this study was to investigate the representation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
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O'Connor, Anne – Language Learning Journal, 2012
At a time when languages in universities are under pressure, community-based learning language courses can have many positive benefits: they can increase interest in language learning, they can foster greater engagement with learning, and they can encourage active learning, creativity and teamwork. These courses, which link the classroom and the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Change Agents, Student Experience, Second Language Learning
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Wyra, Mirella; Lawson, Michael J. – Language Learning Journal, 2018
There is ample evidence that language learning strategies improve learners' outcomes. This is also the case in vocabulary learning. However, little attention has been given to students' language learning strategy knowledge. This experimental study assessed the extent to which keyword method (KWM) explicit instruction resulted in students' explicit…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Recall (Psychology), Learning Strategies
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Gallagher, Fiona; Colohan, Gerry – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This article describes a small in-class study which sought to explore the effectiveness (or not) of using the emerging bilingual skills of the students as a teaching and learning tool in a geography through English Content-Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classroom in Northern Italy. In particular, the study sought to examine whether and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Native Language
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Falk, Maria Lim – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This study investigates Swedish students' ability to produce the discourse of the subject history, in a situation where they had to demonstrate historical knowledge in written explanations, and where both English and Swedish are involved. The students attend a content and language integrated learning (CLIL) programme at the upper secondary school…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, History, Knowledge Level
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Richards, Heather; Conway, Clare; Roskvist, Annelies; Harvey, Sharon – Language Learning Journal, 2013
Teachers' subject knowledge is recognized as an essential component of effective teaching. In the foreign language context, teachers' subject knowledge includes language proficiency. In New Zealand high schools, foreign languages (e.g. Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) have recently been offered to learners earlier in their schooling,…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Educational Practices, Second Language Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Chen, Yan; Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This paper focuses on code-switching (CS) in postcolonial (P-C) classrooms (e.g. Africa, Asia and Asia-Pacific) where the use of English has increased not only as a subject matter, but also as the language of instruction across all subjects. CS, a common behaviour among bilinguals and polyglots, refers broadly to the alternation between two or…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Language of Instruction
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne Claire; Ord, Carl – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The use of the Initiation-Response-Evaluation (IRE) sequence is common in education and, although classroom research does not preclude its practice in pedagogy, it recommends introducing other forms of talk into teaching. The present study, inspired by Task-Based Language Teaching research on learner language, uses Conversation Analysis to explore…
Descriptors: French, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Llewellyn-Williams, Jill – Language Learning Journal, 2014
This study examines the problems encountered by trainee language teachers who strive to maintain their language skills at their optimum level in the classroom. Many trainees will admit that their language skills need refreshing and a significant number of mentors agree with them. This article explores language attrition and strategies that can be…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Mentors
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