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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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Koyama, Nobuko – Applied Language Learning, 2016
This case study presents a description and outline of a dubbing activity in which students utilized their basic linguistic skills holistically. Authentic materials such as television dramas and feature films are "a rich repository of various speech acts, lexicon and linguistic emotivity" (Koyama, 2009) and as such have the potential to…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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David, Virginia – Applied Language Learning, 2016
This study compares learners' writing in an impromptu, timed writing (ITW) exam and in a process-based, timed writing (PBTW) exam to investigate the differences between these two types of assessments. A secondary objective of this study is to examine the test takers' attitudes towards the two exams. Forty participants taking ESL writing classes…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning, Essays, Writing Evaluation
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Hedgcock, John S.; Lefkowitz, Natalie – Applied Language Learning, 2016
Research on heritage language (HL) development and education has characterized the unique linguistic, sociocultural, and affective profiles of heritage-language (HL) students, yet foreign-language (FL) education has only begun to understand HL students in relation to non-heritage students (Carreira & Kagan, 2011; Felix, 2008). To deepen our…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Language Attitudes
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Bohn, Mariko Tajima – Applied Language Learning, 2015
This study examines student perspectives on gender differences in Japanese speech. Expanding on a small-scale survey by Siegal & Okamoto (2003) that investigated the views of eleven Japanese-language college teachers, this study analyzes 238 questionnaire responses from 220 Japanese-language students at four universities and a US government…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Gender Differences, Language Styles
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Gan, Zhengdong; Stapleton, Paul; Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby – Applied Language Learning, 2015
A much under-researched issue in higher education is the extent to which English-medium university courses help students improve their English proficiency in an ESL context. Adopting a longitudinal, mixed methods design in which quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analyzed, the current study tracked English language improvement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Longitudinal Studies
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Agazade, Ali Sidki; Vefali, Gulsen Musayeva – Applied Language Learning, 2014
In recent decades, there has been a plethora of studies on language learning strategies (LLS hereafter). However, the research to date has mostly examined students' views on LLS, and there are few studies reflecting teachers' views. In contrast, this study surveyed 257 EFL students and 12 teachers to explore their views on the frequency and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; Tang, Frank Lixing; Razavi, Nikta; Aiello, Jacqueline – Applied Language Learning, 2014
This study explored the effects of cultural and linguistic background, L2 proficiency, and gender on language learning strategies for 263 college-level learners from Chinese, Russian, and Latino backgrounds. Data based on the SILL (Oxford, 2001) revealed that Russian students used significantly more strategies than the Chinese students in three…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Cultural Background
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Agazade, Ali Sidki; Vefali, Gülsen Musayeva – Applied Language Learning, 2014
In recent decades, there has been a plethora of studies on language learning strategies (LLS hereafter). However, the research to date has mostly examined students' views on LLS, and there are few studies reflecting teachers' views. In contrast, this study surveyed 257 EFL students and 12 teachers to explore their views on the frequency and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Surveys
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Lefkowitz, Natalie; Hedgcock, John S. – Applied Language Learning, 2006
This study explores how social pressure and identity construction patterns interact with the oral performance of secondary and post-secondary learners of Spanish as a foreign language. Data derive from 268 questionnaires probing students' perceptions of Spanish, Spanish speakers, their peers, and their instructors. Ethnographic interviews…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Social Influences, Identification
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Ewald, Jennifer – Applied Language Learning, 2006
A dialogue journal is a series of collaborative, ongoing reflections between a teacher and a student, interacting in a forum of written, informal "conversation". Used at all levels ranging from K-12 to post-graduate contexts and in disciplines such as language, history, biology, mathematics, and teacher education, dialogue journals have…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Diaries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Plonsky, Luke; Mills, Susana V. – Applied Language Learning, 2006
This study was designed to measure and bridge the mismatch in perceptions of error correction (EC) between a teacher and his students. The participants were 32 students in two intact, beginner-level Spanish classes at a mid-size university in the Southwest of the US. The treatment consisted of two learner training (LT) sessions (see Reiss, 1981)…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Spanish