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Davie, Jim – Applied Language Learning, 2023
Graduates who typically have L1 English, have majored in one foreign language (FL, L2) or more at university and have gone on to occupy FL posts in the UK civil service have reported mismatches between their pre-employment L2 learning and the tasks they face in the workplace. Such reported divergences in UK civil service capability have not,…
Descriptors: English, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Majors (Students)
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Faiz, Anas – Applied Language Learning, 2023
The shift from teacher-centered to student-centered instruction requires language teachers' roles to change from being lecturers and controllers to facilitators and advisors. This shift requires students to have a high degree of learner autonomy. However, some teachers hesitate to promote learner autonomy. If they remain uncertain about the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Language Tests, Arabic
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Okine, Ewurama; Zapata, Gabriela C. – Applied Language Learning, 2023
This study investigates the effectiveness of the PACE approach (Adair-Hauck & Donato, 2002) for grammar teaching in beginning (novice mid/high) second language (L2) Spanish classes. Even though research has reported instructional benefits for PACE in L2 French (Groenveld, 2011), Alutiiq (Branson, 2015), and ESL (Harris, 2017; Ngo, 2018), to…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Huang, Zilin; Benati, Alessandro – Applied Language Learning, 2023
This study investigates the effects of motivation and structured input on the acquisition of English past tense regular forms. The role of motivation in the positive effects generated by processing instruction has been investigated in one previous study (Farhat & Benati, 2018). However, more research is needed to generalize the initial…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Linguistic Input
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Gonulal, Talip – Applied Language Learning, 2022
The beneficial role of collaborative dialogue in second language (L2) writing has been established, with considerable research investigating the role that collaborative writing tasks play in facilitating language learning by promoting language-related episodes (LREs). However, when compared to that of commonly taught languages, research…
Descriptors: Turkish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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Bikowski, Dawn; Lim, Hye-Yeon – Applied Language Learning, 2022
Team teaching is re-emerging as a relevant research topic in language education due to the complexity and realities of globalization (Williams, Evans, & Metcalf, 2010). This qualitative study examined the characteristics of high-performing teams and their leadership in foreign language programs. Fifty-four college-level teachers, department…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cheng, Yonghong; Wang, Yan; Chen, Wei – Applied Language Learning, 2022
Language instruction at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), as it does at colleges and universities, focuses on developing linguistic competence. There is no textbook or teaching materials that explicitly and systematically teach students the pragmatic knowledge of the target language. Such knowledge is either…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Mohammed-Ahmed, Hamid – Applied Language Learning, 2021
Multimodal approaches to second-language learning can boost language proficiency (Ajayi, 2009) by providing foreign-language learners with greater exposure to the target language's culture, enabling multiple-literacy competencies in the target language, and appealing to students' learning preferences. This article aims to present a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Stovicek, Thomas W. – Applied Language Learning, 2021
Recent empirical research in sociolinguistics and social psychology has established the existence of the socio-psychological phenomena known as linguistic stereotyping (LS) and reverse linguistic stereotyping (RLS), which have an implicit or unconscious effect on listeners' perception of speech and speakers. Despite such findings, little research…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Sociolinguistics, Oral Language, Language Proficiency
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Holman, Don – Applied Language Learning, 2021
Whereas major research universities may accommodate programs of study in Arabic, Chinese, or Persian, regional universities and liberal arts colleges have struggled to adapt to a wider and more complex array of world languages and literatures in the 21st century. Many have been forced to choose between radically restructuring or closing programs…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Modern Languages, College Second Language Programs
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González-Bueno, Manuela – Applied Language Learning, 2021
A new technique to teach language grammar is proposed. It consists of the blending of two previously existing techniques--VanPatten's (1996) Processing Instruction (PI) and Adair-Hauck and Donato's (2002) Presentation, Attention, Co-construct, and Extension (PACE) Model. The result is the S-PACE Model, which incorporates the whole-language…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Soekarno, Megawati; Ting, Su-Hie – Applied Language Learning, 2021
This study examined learner perspectives of the benefits of communication strategy training by analysing strategy diaries written by low English proficiency learners enrolled in an English for Occupational Purposes programme. The communication strategy instruction involved 23 students who were taught 13 lexical, negotiation, and discourse-based…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Diaries
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Choi, Jin Soo – Applied Language Learning, 2021
This study examined the impact of the manipulated task complexity (Robinson 2001a, 2001b, 2007, 2011; Robinson & Gilabert, 2007) on second language (L2) speech comprehensibility. I examined whether manipulated task complexity (a) impacts L2 speech comprehensibility, (b) aligns with L2 speakers' perception of task difficulty (cognitive…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Koyama, Nobuko – Applied Language Learning, 2020
This study examined the results of a post-internship survey and a follow-up survey and interviews with 11 undergraduate students from the University of California in Davis, who worked as volunteers in a ten-week unpaid internship in Japan to examine their perceptions of the challenges and gains of working abroad. The results of the post-internship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Internship Programs
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Gan, Zhengdong; He, Jinbo; Liu, Fulan; Xie, Qing – Applied Language Learning, 2020
Although substantial research has examined how teachers respond to students' linguistic errors, the motivational influence of feedback practices in foreign language education has received relatively little attention. Drawing on recent feedback theories of educational assessment (e.g., Hattie & Timperley, 2007; Carless, 2017) and second…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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