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Calub, Cecilia L.; Calub, Francelle L. – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This research sought to determine the level of productive vocabulary knowledge of the students grouped according to type of school and curriculum year level; performance of the students in the vocabulary test categorized according to frequency levels; their breadth of productive vocabulary knowledge related to type of school enrolled in,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preservice Teachers, Word Frequency, Language Tests
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Ambrose, Regina Maria; Palpanathan, Shanthini – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has evolved through various stages in both technology as well as the pedagogical use of technology (Warschauer & Healey, 1998). Studies show that the CALL trend has facilitated students in their English language writing with useful tools such as computer based activities and word processing. Students…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Instruction
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Arend, Béatrice; Sunnen, Patrick – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Our paper provides an empirically based perspective on the contribution of Conversation Analysis (CA) to our understanding of children's second language learning practices in a multilingual classroom setting. While exploring the interactional configuration of a French second language learning activity, we focus our analytic lens on how five…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nguyen, Hoang; Terry, Daniel R. – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Language learning strategies (LLSs) are believed to be influenced by individual differences as well as environmental and contextual factors. Therefore, the effective use of LLSs is determined by various factors, including both learning and learner variables. This dynamic and complex nature of LLSs renders it appropriate to use a qualitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Learning Strategies, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Alsied, Safia Mujtaba; Ibrahim, Noura Winis – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Research is conducted all over the world to solve problems or to answer questions of significance to humanity. Academic writing or writing to report research is not easy because it requires adequate background knowledge, interest, motivation and hard work. This study investigates the major challenges in research writing faced by Libyan EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Since the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept has been adopted in various learning environments, visualizing its development in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is complicated. Thus, based on the CoP concept, this study investigates the changes in learners' degrees of participation and CoP elements in EFL writing/reading classes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Irwin, Bradley – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This case study explores the intricate interaction between students' preferences for written corrective feedback and actual teacher feedback practices in a second year academic EFL writing class in a Japanese university. Specific institutional and instructional details establish the context in which written feedback is being provided. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Preferences, Delivery Systems
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Sakamoto, Mitsuyo – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
According to Swain, Kinnear, & Steinman (2011), we use a language with others as a form of shared cognition, and in the process we scaffold each other. This action research investigates how students' online written output affects each other's writing. One thousand twenty online entries written by 21 Japanese university sophomore English majors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Velasco, Daniel – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Intercultural Communication has become a relevant focal point within a variety of fields--science, psychology, politics, journalism, economics, and education, to name a few. Yet, current university students may not even be aware of Intercultural Communication's role in these fields, as well as their studies and future careers. A survey was first…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Integrated Activities, Class Activities
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Pescante-Malimas, Mary Ann; Samson, Sonrisa C. – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This study identified and analyzed the common linguistic errors encountered by Linguistics, Literature, and Advertising Arts majors in their Thesis Proposal classes in the First Semester 2016-2017. The data were the drafts of the thesis proposals of the students from the three different programs. A total of 32 manuscripts were analyzed which was…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Proposal Writing, Theses, Student Writing Models
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Phillips, Magdalen – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
The learning of modern languages in primary school (PL) was recently promoted to statutory status in the curriculum of England and Wales, but practice remains patchy. Low PL capacity amongst primary school teachers and constraints on curricular time persist. Viewed through the lenses of policy, learning theory and context, current PL practice can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Alshehri, Eman – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This study explores the attitudes of EFL teachers towards using learners' first language (L1) in their classes. It also considers the frequency and functions of using L1 in EFL classes. A mixed-methods study using questionnaires and follow-up interviews was conducted to collect data from EFL teachers of the preparatory year at a state university…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Native Language
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Suyitno, Imam; Susanto, Gatut; Kamal, Musthofa; Fawzi, Ary – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
The study outlined in this article aims to describe and explain the cognitive learning strategies used by foreign students in learning the Indonesian language. The research was designed as a qualitative study. The research participants are foreign students who were learning the Indonesian language in the BIPA program. The data sources of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Indonesian, Learning Strategies
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Winch, Junko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2016
An increasing number of international students, whose teaching and learning practices are very different from that of the UK, is studying in the U.K. This study poses the question of whether Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is the most optimum language teaching approach in today's multicultural society regardless of cultural differences. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Gadd, Anna – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2016
Alderson teaches us that, "progress should be the aim of all learning". With the purpose of ensuring progress and enhancing first year students' learning of Italian as a second language, research into feedback and repair was undertaken at The University of Western Australia. The research--funded by the UWA Centre for the Advancement of…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Italian
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