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Consoli, Sal; Aoyama, Takumi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
In this paper we review Martin Lamb's (2016) publication when motivation research motivates: issues in long-term empirical investigations. We discuss his insightful arguments about the challenges and opportunities related to the engagement with longitudinal research. We begin with a discussion of the concept of context and unpack the complex…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Longitudinal Studies, Barriers, Sociocultural Patterns
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Naji Meidani, Elham; Pishghadam, Reza; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Hosseini Fatemi, Azar – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
The purpose of this study was to design and validate a scale to measure language teachers' temporal intelligence and to explore its role in teacher burnout. To this aim, 210 English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers, teaching at different language institutes were asked to complete two questionnaires: the newly-designed language teachers' temporal…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intelligence
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Yu, Jing – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This study employed a large-scale cross-sectional survey (n = 443) to develop and validate second language (L2) regulatory styles [Noels et al. 2000. "Why are You Learning a Second Language? Motivational Orientations and Self-Determination Theory." "Language Learning" 50 (1): 57-85] in the sample of successful English learners…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Kosmas, Panagiotis; Zaphiris, Panayiotis – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
There is strong evidence that movement and learning are deeply interlinked supporting effective cognitive functioning and thinking. The link between movement and learning constitutes a new pedagogical paradigm in the contemporary field of language learning and specifically in the area of Embodied Pedagogy and learning. Embodied theories argue that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Learning Processes, Movement Education
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Kim, Hyang-Il – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
The present study aims to explore the relationships between the variables -- experience abroad, self-efficacy, and self-perceived proficiency -- and the self-concept in the L2 Motivational System and identify which of these variables contribute more to its explanation. Research data on 197 Korean university students majoring in English related…
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Self Concept, Learning Motivation
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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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McEown, Kristopher; Sugita-McEown, Maya – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Purpose: Factors of self-regulated learning processes, namely teacher autonomy support/parental autonomy support, and three types of individual goal-orientations (i.e. mastery goal, performance-approach goal, performance-avoidance goal) were examined. Methodology: A questionnaire was used to survey 212 Japanese undergraduate students who were…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Personal Autonomy, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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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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Lasagabaster, David – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper describes a two-month longitudinal study in which five secondary education students learning English as a foreign language at school will be interviewed in order to analyse how their motivation varies during this period and what variables affect their motivational changes. The emphasis will thus be on motivation's dynamicity and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Systems Approach, Secondary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Ngo, Huong; Spooner-Lane, Rebecca; Mergler, Amanda – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Despite the plethora of literature examining higher education students' motivation to learn a second language, it is not known if students who choose to study English as their major differ from those who are required to study English as the minor component of their wider degree. Drawing on self-determination theory, this paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Tasker, Isabel – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
People studying an additional language in adult life do so through a diverse mix of self-directed and institutionally-situated efforts, extending over many years; and online and distance mode language learning offer increasingly flexible opportunities for formal study. Little is known, however, of the ways that long-term learners combine…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Second Language Learning, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Sahragard, Rahman; Khajavi, Yaser; Abbasian, Reza – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
The present study aimed to investigate the possible relationships between field of study, learning style preferences, and language learning strategies among university students majoring in the fields of arts and humanities, science, engineering, social sciences, and English as a foreign language. To this end, 376 university students completed the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between stated beliefs of four English as a second language (ESL) teachers about teaching and oral corrective feedback (OCF) and their actual classroom practices. The results show that their stated beliefs of teaching were found to be in accordance with their stated beliefs concerning OCF. While the most…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Alrabai, Fakieh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This quasi-experimental study investigated the effects on learner anxiety of anxiety-reducing strategies utilized by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, sources of foreign language (FL) anxiety for Saudi learners of English (N = 596) were identified using The…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Sugita McEown, Maya; Takeuchi, Osamu – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The objective is to examine the changes in the effectiveness of motivational strategy use by teachers during one semester in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms. More specifically, we investigate differences in effectiveness changes for each motivational strategy used according to students' English proficiency levels and their…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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