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Shi, Leimin; Chen, Honglin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
In China, since 2004, developing students' overall communicative competence has become the central goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements. However, this goal has yet to be addressed, particularly in regard to the teaching of writing. This paper examines whether and how changes in teachers' knowledge base related to teaching…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schweinberger, Martin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This study aims to exemplify how language teaching can benefit from learner corpus research (LCR). To this end, this study determines how L1 and L2 English speakers with diverse L1 backgrounds differ with respect to adjective amplification, based on the "International Corpus of Learner English" (ICLE) and the "Louvain Corpus of…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Native Language, Form Classes (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Carr, Georgia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
To properly understand sex education, it is important to consider the informal education that takes place outside the classroom. Students often seek out other resources to supplement the education they receive in school, especially to cover topics which are absent or underdeveloped in the formal sex education curriculum. A key resource for this,…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Periodicals, Information Seeking, Informal Education
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Crosthwaite, Peter – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This paper describes the rationale, design and implementation of a short private online course (SPOC) on data-driven learning (DDL) (Johns, 1991), focusing on L2 error correction in postgraduate academic writing and involving over 300 registered users. I discuss the affordances of using a SPOC platform (namely "EdX") for online DDL…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Error Correction
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Mockler, Nicole – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has been a key tenet of Australian education policy since its launch over a decade ago. Print media coverage of NAPLAN and myschool.edu.au, which displays and compares NAPLAN results across Australia, has played a role in both reporting and shaping this aspect of education policy.…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Literacy
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Hoang, Thi Hanh; De Nooy, Juliana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Disagreement has been traditionally viewed as a dispreferred response, which speakers tend to avoid or mitigate due to its presumed face threatening effects. However, more recent studies argue that disagreement is not inherently dispreferred or marked, but needs to be contextualized. This article examines the interactions of Vietnamese EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interaction
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Smith-Khan, Laura – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This article explores public debates about credibility in media discourse regarding a Somali refugee who was raped on Nauru. Given the pseudonym "Abyan", she was living on Nauru as a result of Australian refugee policy and was brought to Australia for medical assistance. Her treatment by the Australian authorities became the subject of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Credibility, News Media, News Reporting
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Chen, Hsueh Chu; Wang, Qian – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study explores the most perceivable phonological features of Hong Kong (HK) L2 English speakers and how they affect the perception of HK L2 English speech from the perspective of both native and non-native English listeners. Conversational interviews were conducted to collect speech data from 20 HK speakers of English and 10 native speakers…
Descriptors: Phonology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cunningham, Una; King, Jeanette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Parents and prospective parents who speak a language other than English in New Zealand are in something of an information desert when it comes to how and why they might go about raising their children bilingually. While the official languages, Te Reo Maori and New Zealand Sign Language, have special status among the languages of New Zealand, other…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
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Gleeson, Margaret; Davison, Chris – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Thirty years ago Australian researchers led the development of language and content integration in schools, advocating systematic teaching of language across the curriculum to meet the needs of English as an additional language (EAL) students. However, despite significant improvements in initial teacher education, targeted professional development…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Dyson, Bronwen Patricia – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Is oral feedback on thesis writing from supervisors and academic literacy advisors (ALA) based on writing criteria, such as the MASUS (Measuring the Academic Skills of University Students) criteria (Bonanno & Jones, 2007)? The study aimed to investigate the distribution of supervisory and ALA oral feedback in terms of the five MASUS Areas.…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Writing (Composition)
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Slaughter, Yvette; Bianco, Joseph Lo; Aliani, Renata; Cross, Russell; Hajek, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Despite decades of often ambitious policies in Australia, languages education is still characterized by intermittent commitment to the teaching of languages, with inequitable access particularly entrenched in rural and regional contexts. While research has focused on the practical and material constraints impacting on policy implementation, little…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Farley, Florence; Stracke, Elke – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper investigates a possible relationship between the motivation and attitude of learners towards L2 in the socio-cultural context of Australia. We used an explanatory mixed-methods approach and conducted a survey with 31 international postgraduate TESOL students at a regional university in Australia. Then we conducted semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, English Language Learners
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van Gelderen, Ben; Guthadjaka, Kathy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
In the famous Djuranydjura story from North-East Arnhem Land, when the visiting 'Macassan' offers the Yol?u ancestral dog rice, shoes and blankets, he rejects them all, in favour of his own land and resources. At Gäwa homeland on Elcho Island, this powerful story is reinterpreted to include the arrival of balanda (white) teachers, and their focus…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Literacy Education, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Moore, Paul J.; Díaz, Adriana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Languages curricula are an important, yet underutilized, site for students' development of intercultural knowledge, awareness and skills in higher education, though there has been little related empirical research. Given the key role teachers play in student learning, in the context of two Australian universities, this study explores language…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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