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Sasaki, Miyuki; Baba, Kyoka; Nitta, Ryo; Matsuda, Paul Kei – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2020
This article reports on two quasi-experimental studies that investigated the possible development and transfer of audience awareness in novice EFL writers as they engaged in online writing tasks through a Social Networking Service (SNS). Japanese students from two universities were asked to write, read, and comment on other students' writing once…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Merlo, Jarrad R.; Gruba, Paul A. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Despite an increased emphasis on form-focused instruction (FFI), the use of the computer as a grammar tutor has remained largely unexamined for nearly two decades. With new technologies at hand, there is a need to take a fresh look at online grammar tutors and link designs more strongly to contemporary second language acquisition (SLA) principles…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karlsson, Monica – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Research shows that the most important skill to possess when learning a previously unknown word is to be able to interpret its meaning based on the context in which it is found (Nation, 2001). This is especially true for L1 learners, but regrettably, research shows, not as true for students learning a second language (Nation, 2001). The aim of the…
Descriptors: Swedish, Native Language, English (Second Language), Inferences
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Alshahrani, Abdulaziz; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
In recent years there have been a growing number of studies on written corrective feedback (WCF), particularly in terms of the efficacy of different types of WCF. However, few of these studies have investigated what shapes teachers' WCF practices and how they align with students' preferences. This study, conducted with staff and students in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Cameron, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Whether Willingness to Communicate (WTC) is a permanent trait or is modified by situational context has previously been investigated in various studies (e.g. Cao & Philp, 2006; Kang, 2005; MacIntyre & Legatto, 2011). However, most research into WTC has been quantitative or conducted in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Maad, Mohamed Ridha Ben – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper reports on a study which highlighted goal orientation as an approachable individual difference (ID) variable which may further our understanding of foreign/second language learning experience. The study sought to (i) gauge the extent of goal orientation in foreign language learners' profile and (ii) examine how goal orientation affects…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation, Individual Differences, Learning Experience
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Dibaj, Farzad – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the vocabulary learning of monolingual learners of English as a second language with bilingual learners of English as a third language. The study is based on data from 52 monolingual Persian-speaking learners of English and 45 bilingual Azeri-Persian-speaking learners of English. All the participants were…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Educational Background
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Storch, Neomy; Hill, Kathryn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
There is a common expectation, particularly amongst international students, that studying in an English-medium university should automatically produce a significant improvement in their English language skills. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that this is not necessarily the case. This paper reports on a study which investigated the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Ho, Judy Woon Yee – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
China resumed its sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997. Since then drastic changes in this former British colony have occurred. One of these changes is a shift in language policy, from bilingualism (Cantonese and English) to trilingualism (Cantonese, English and Putonghua). The present study is aimed at investigating tertiary students' use of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Focus Groups, Learning Motivation, Diaries
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Lando, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2004
The present study examines the relationship between learner participation and accuracy improvement in the use of some features of standard Italian, which were taught over a period of intensive grammatical instruction in a tertiary classroom setting. The subjects of the study are 60 tertiary learners of L2 Italian from a variety of Italian dialect…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Observation, Interaction, English (Second Language)
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O'Loughlin, Kieran – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Investigates whether English teachers and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) rate writing samples differently using both holistic (global) and analytical (multiple trait) scoring methods. Findings suggest that the analytical scoring method may be more faithful to real dissimilarities existing between these two groups than is the…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Essays
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Field, Yvette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1994
Examines the use of cohesive conjunctions by student writers in Hong Kong to ascertain how it differs from native speaker use, to gauge the extent to which teaching, textbooks and transfer are influential, and to analyze the extent of misuse and unnecessary use. The article makes suggestions for teaching implications and further research. (18…
Descriptors: Cantonese, Cohesion (Written Composition), College Students, Comparative Analysis