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Lee, Yow-jyy – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Successful oral presentation effectually involves multi-faceted training of listening, writing, and nonverbal delivery besides speaking orally, which calls for a systematic holistic/multimodal approach. However, a multimodal learning environment for fostering EFL learners' presentation development remains virtually unexplored. This study employed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Whitty, Lauren – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
CAN and COULD have multiple uses and multiple interpretations, which can be difficult for learners of English to understand. For example, the difference of "Can you help me?" and "Could you help me?" may go unnoticed to an English language learner, but a native speaker of English would recognise a difference in politeness. The…
Descriptors: Verbs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Altalib, Aser – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper investigates the L2 motivation of Saudi university students in ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and EGP (English for General Purposes) courses. One of the common arguments about ESP courses suggests that they are more likely to generate higher levels of motivation than other types of English courses (i.e., EGP courses). Some scholars…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, English for Special Purposes
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Barnes, Melissa – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
There is increasing interest in how educational technologies can be used to promote and create meaningful learning opportunities and, more specifically, how social media tools can be harnessed to encourage language learning through online interactions. Educational social media tools, however, thrust student learning from a private space into a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Capital, Self Concept, High School Students
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Ito, Yurika – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Due to the worldwide spread and diversification of English, there is far more variety in English accents than ever before. Nonetheless, most Japanese English language learners have continuously been only exposed to "native" English accents, particularly Received Pronunciation (RP) and General American (GA), in their English language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pronunciation, Student Attitudes
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Ghasemi, Farshad – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study is a report on the emotional and cognitive impact of hypnotic suggestion on EFL teachers' practices. Twenty-five EFL teachers participated in two hypnotic suggestion sessions plus a self suggestion training class to enhance their emotional and cognitive experiences. To understand teachers' emotional state, pre-intervention interviews…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Katayama, Kumiko; Hashimoto, Kayoko – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Language immersion programs, which are a form of bilingual education, are shaped by multiple factors, including the specific characteristics of the region, the language, the community and the learners, as well as national and regional policies on language education. While the underdeveloped production skills of immersion students have been…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs
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Djafri, Fatmawati – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study examined further investment in Japanese language learning from the perspective of Indonesian learners of Japanese through their study abroad experience in Japan. Employing a model of investment proposed by Darvin and Norton, the study analyzed learners' oral and written narratives, focusing on three key constructs, namely identity,…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Allison, Davina – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The development of an appropriate authorial voice is considered to be fundamental to successful academic writing in the target language. Voice research in second language (L2) writing, therefore, seeks to delineate voice salience in L2 academic texts, the relationship between voice and high quality academic writing, the second language writer's…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Writing Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Benson, Phil; Chappell, Philip; Yates, Lynda – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The challenges of gaining access to opportunities to use the target language in contexts of study abroad, international education, and migration are well documented. In this Sydney-based study, these are reconceptualized as challenges of access to English in an English-speaking but increasingly multilingual, city. The notion of "context"…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, International Education
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Ashcroft, Robert John; Garner, Joseph; Hadingham, Oliver – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
It is thought that in order to comprehend general conversation at the native-speaker level, it is necessary to know thousands of word families. Vocabulary learning is therefore a vital component to attaining proficiency in a language. Technological advances have greatly expanded the resources available to language students. In particular, learners…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Vocabulary Development, Recall (Psychology), English (Second Language)
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Rashid, Shaista; Cunningham, Una; Watson, Kevin; Howard, Jocelyn – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
With the rapid penetration of technology in the lives of students, it has become important for educators to look for opportunities to enhance students' engagement and achievement by integrating technology in education. However, deciding which technologies should be included is a big challenge for higher education institutes, particularly in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tran, Phuong – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Encouraging learners to engage in learning activities outside of formal class time is an ongoing challenge for language teachers. It has been argued that the social aspect of technologies can used as a support for learning, but how to achieve this remains a challenge. There is evidence that from a theoretical perspective, social networking appears…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Vocabulary Development, Social Networks
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Choi, Julie; Nunan, David – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
In contemporary educational contexts, technology, globalization, and mobility have brought about a blurring of the boundary between language learning and activation in and beyond the classroom. (We prefer the term "activation" to "use" as it has a more dynamic connotation.) This contrasts with the pre-globalized, pre-Internet…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Huabin, Wang – Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018
As one of the most widespread linguistic phenomena, code-switching has attracted increasing attention nowadays. Inspired by previous studies in this field, this paper addresses code-switching under the guidance of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), with the primary goal of analysing the interpersonal meanings of code-switching in three TV…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Television, Programming (Broadcast), Interpersonal Communication
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