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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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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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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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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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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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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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O'Neill, Fiona; Crichton, Jonathan; Scarino, Angela – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper reports on a semester-long study that explored the experience of a group of local and international students from multiple disciplines, and their teachers, in a core Intercultural Communication undergraduate course of 550 students in which there is an orientation to learning, teaching and assessment that seeks to develop students'…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Hsieh, Teresa Yi-jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The aim of this article is to highlight theoretical and practical considerations in design of an intercultural communication course. The first part of the article considers intercultural competence, and uses Bourdieu's notions of education to frame the design of an intercultural communication course. This is followed by discussion of general…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Intercultural Communication, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness
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Hatoss, Anikó – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Some of the key challenges in teaching intercultural communication (IC) are to engage learners in activities which develop their critical intercultural awareness and to prepare them for communication in superdiverse (Vertovec, 2007) contexts. This paper discusses linguistic landscapes (LL) as an innovative method for teaching intercultural…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Teaching Methods
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Morton, Janne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Central to rhetorical genre theory is the notion of 'rhetorical situation' (Bitzer, 1968), which emphasizes context as sociohistorically situated. In the analysis of academic genres, this notion helps us to think of the contexts that genres respond to as dynamic, varying across time and space, rather than as stable and unified disciplinary…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Academic Discourse
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Drury, Helen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Successful research and teaching of discipline genres is based on collaboration among language and learning specialists with expertise in applied linguistics, and subject area specialists with expertise in the knowledge and communication practices of their disciplines. These interdisciplinary collaborations involve experts coming together around…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Communities of Practice
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Moore, Tim; Ballantyne, Glenda; McIntosh, Craig – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
There is a consensus nowadays that the best way to develop students' academic literacy abilities is within the context of their studies in the disciplines, an approach known as 'curriculum embedding'. But despite the demonstrable value of this approach, surveys of the field in Australia suggest there has been only limited success over the years in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse, Intellectual Disciplines
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Bui, Gavin; Man, Laura; Teng, Mark Feng – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This mixed-methods study explores English and Japanese learning motivations in a group of Japanese summer course participants at a university in Hong Kong. Sixty-one Cantonese-speaking students completed two questionnaire surveys on co-existing motivations for learning L2 English and L3 Japanese. Depending on the questionnaire results, eight…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Learning Motivation, College Students
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Burri, Michael; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
A substantial number of studies have been conducted in various second language teacher education settings. Yet, evidence about the effectiveness of teacher preparation continues to be debated and research findings about the efficacy of preparing language teachers are still somewhat inconclusive. As a further complication, even though pronunciation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Jee, Min Jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study investigated Korean-as-a-foreign-language (KFL) students' foreign language anxiety (FLA) in relation to five affective variables (i.e., unwillingness to communicate, classroom risk-taking, classroom sociability, motivation, and self-efficacy) as well as to self-rated Korean proficiency. One hundred and fifty-two KFL students who were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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