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Chien, Chin-Wen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study explored 42 English as a foreign language (EFL) undergraduates' self-regulated learning with and without technology in a university in northwest Taiwan. Based on the conceptual framework on Zimmerman's (Zimmerman, B. J. 2000. "Attaining Self-regulation: A Social Cognitive Perspective." In "Handbook of Self-Regulation:…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Hulse, Bethan; Owens, Allan – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper reflects on issues arising from a research-informed learning and teaching project intended to enable student teachers of Modern Languages to experiment with the use of unscripted 'process drama' in their classroom practice. The idea that process drama could become part of the language teacher's repertoire has been in circulation for…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Second Language Programs
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Bakhoda, Iman; Shabani, Karim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Following a suggestion by Poehner [2008. Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Approach to Understanding and Promoting Second Language Development. Berlin: Springer] about the possible merger between group dynamic assessment (GDA) rooted in Vygotskian sociocultural theory (SCT) and computer testing, this study has decided to test the feasibility of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Sociocultural Patterns
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Bower, Kim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article reports part of an empirical research study undertaken in state secondary schools in England in 2012/2013, to investigate the extent to which Content and Integrated Learning (CLIL) promotes pupil motivation in the teaching of modern foreign languages (MFLs). Pupil perspectives of the impact of CLIL on their motivation are presented…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Haghighatpasand, Mohsen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although adventure video games have been identified as effective tools for education, few studies have examined the usefulness of such games for language learning. The present classroom-based investigation, therefore, examined the possibility of exploiting commercial adventure video games for improving vocabulary recall of second language learners…
Descriptors: Video Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Shabani, Karim; Hosseinzadeh, Somayeh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although researchers in the area of second language acquisition agree on the effectiveness of form-focused instruction, there is little consensus on the appropriate time to direct learners' attention to linguistic items, that is, whether before or after the error occurrence [Nassaji, H. 2010, "The Occurrence and Effectiveness of Spontaneous…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Sato, Rintaro – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Willingness to Communicate (WTC) plays a crucial role in second language (L2) learning, and is believed to be closely related to learning in general; the higher a learner's WTC, the better their fluency with the L2. WTC can also be conceptualized as fluctuating from moment to moment during the course of L2 use and communication. This also seems to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Fukuda, Steve T.; Sakata, Hiroshi; Pope, Christopher J. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Universities in the EFL context aim to foster graduates who can use English in the workplace. Regardless, university students' insufficient amount of out-of-class study time is a major issue. This problem may stem from learners' lack of learning skills, low levels of learning motivation, and high levels of academic procrastination. Self-coaching…
Descriptors: Universities, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite its importance in our learning and daily life, listening is 'the least understood and the least researched skill' [Vandergrift, L. 2007. "Recent Developments in Second and Foreign Language Listening Comprehension Research." "Language Teaching" 40: 191-201]. By utilizing listening journals and curated materials, this…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The present study was an effort to investigate the effects of flipped learning on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' L2 speaking, L2 listening, and out-of-class participation and engagement with course materials and activities. To this end, 67 freshmen English students from two universities in Iran were assigned into one of the three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Homework, Video Technology
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Ashton, Karen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
What approaches are used in the multi-level language class and what influences a teacher's choice of approach? Multi-level language classes, the combining of two or more senior year levels into a single class, is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand secondary schools as a consequence of a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Kruk, Mariusz; Zawodniak, Joanna – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
L2 classroom is a place and process that undergoes an array of incessant and concurrent changes affecting its main agents, i.e. the teacher and students in a non-linear and unpredictable manner. Various aspects of their cognitive and affective potential fluctuate and intensify or weaken depending on what is going on in a particular L2…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi; Hosseini Zade, Samane Saddat – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite the abundance of research on motivation in ELT, teachers' motivational behaviors have received scant attention in prior research. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate the effect of a professional development course with a focus on training teachers how to use motivational strategies based on Kellers' ARCS model on teachers'…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Models
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Qi, Grace Yue; Wang, Yuping – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study explores the process of Community of Practice (CoP) building for language teachers' professional development through the support of a WeChat group. WeChat is an instant messenger app that provides a multimodal platform for one-on-one and group interactions through text, audio and video. In order to support the implementation of flipped…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Communities of Practice
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