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Martínez-Carrasco, Robert – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper presents a classroom experience regarding the use of wikis in L2 collaborative writing settings. Framed in the current post-positivist educational climate in higher education, the adoption of wikis as a Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) platform complements and enriches the classroom-based interaction of L2 learners. While…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Collaborative Writing
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Wang-Szilas, Jue; Bellassen, Joël – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This article reviews the existing Chinese language Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and points out three problems in their design: the monism-based teaching method, the non-integration of cultural elements, and the lack of learner-learner interactions. It then presents the design principles of the Introductory Chinese MOOC in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gutiérrez Pérez, Regina – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper deals with the new pedagogical approaches that the European Space of Higher Education (ESHE) demands in the university system. More specifically, it describes the experience of teaching the use of WebQuest to future educators in the module of foreign languages belonging to the "Máster de enseñanza de profesorado de educación…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Blended Learning
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Federici, Theresa – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper outlines the rationale behind L2 process writing and Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) approaches adopted in order to design a course within a modern language degree to bridge the gap between language and culture elements of the programme. This was achieved by creating an environment that replicates that of a researcher and by placing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Process Approach (Writing), Active Learning, Inquiry
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Frederiksen, Karen-Margrete; Laursen, Katja Årosin – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This paper presents our reflections on developing the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) course "Danish for knowledge workers--labour market-related Danish." As defined by Laursen and Frederiksen (2015), knowledge workers are "highly educated people who typically work at universities, at other institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Languages for Special Purposes, Knowledge Economy, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Pardoel, Bart; Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi; Athanasiou, Androulla – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper contributes to a better understanding of the affordances of gamification in Foreign or Second Language (FL/L2) education, specifically in the context of a secondary school. An Exploratory Research (ER) was conducted, aiming to examine how gamification affects secondary school learners' experience in the FL/L2 classroom. A six-week…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students, Educational Games, Educational Technology
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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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Liakin, Denis; Cardoso, Walcir; Waddington, David; Liakina, Natallia – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This study explores the pedagogical use of "Astronautes Français Langue Seconde (Astronautes FLS)", a cooperative digital game, in second/foreign language (L2) French teaching. It has two goals: (1) to introduce "Astronautes FLS" and its conceptualization, and (2) to report the results of a feasibility study in which we…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Schug, Daniel; Le Cor, Gwen – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This study seeks to understand student attitudes towards English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Such courses were conceived, in part, under the belief that they would be inherently more motivating as they, ideally, correspond directly to students' interests and needs. Rather than accepting this notion at face value, this paper posits that a…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, English for Special Purposes
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Benini, Silvia – Research-publishing.net, 2014
Information and communications technology (ICT) has become an acknowledged and integral part of everyday life for many people. As research shows, the use of ICT in appropriate contexts in education can add value to teaching and learning by enhancing the effectiveness of learning itself and being a significant motivational factor in the students'…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Second Language Learning, Case Studies, Second Language Instruction
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Van Marsenille, Anne – Research-publishing.net, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare the informal learning activities which French-speaking higher education students in Brussels engage in while learning English and Dutch. The informal learning of English was investigated in 2012, while the informal learning of Dutch was studied in 2015 and then compared to the informal…
Descriptors: Informal Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages
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Muhonen, Anu; Kujanen, Riikka – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This case study is excerpted from a larger study where we explore collaborative encounters, i.e. practices and discourses, within a blended learning project where vlogging, i.e. video blogging, is used in Finnish language learning. The data has been collected in 2017-2018 during an intermediate Finnish course at the University of Toronto. In this…
Descriptors: Finno Ugric Languages, Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Campisi, Salvatore – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper describes the project 'ITALO (MyLearning Log)', introduced as part of the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) at the University of Manchester. The project aimed to encourage student engagement with the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), monitor usage and effectiveness of the resources deployed, and develop learner autonomy.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Italian
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Labetoulle, Aude – Research-publishing.net, 2017
When trying to analyse a LANSOD (LANguage for Specialists of Other Disciplines) training course, the elements that have to be taken into account are numerous and complex, and many questions are raised. For example, in the case of the English course in the undergraduate programme of musicology at the University of Lille SHS (France), how can high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Special Purposes, Undergraduate Study, Music Education
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Brahmi, Fakhreddine – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In this paper I will report on a personal experimentation with Facebook and wikis as collaborative learning tools. The aims of implementing these strategies were to develop students' writing skills and to change their attitudes towards learning in the digital age. I delved into this research because I do believe that learning in the new millennium…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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