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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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Sunaoka, Kazuko – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The focus of this research is on an international distance discussion class carried out in Chinese between university students in Japan, China and Taiwan using videoconferencing. Smiling was used as an interactional index in an analysis of the archival footage of the recordings of the discussion between native speakers (NS) of Chinese and…
Descriptors: Chinese, Distance Education, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Liao, Chia-Ying – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at enhancing Chinese as a second language (CSL) students' listening comprehension by using authentic contexts in Second Life (SL). Twenty-seven CSL students from 4 countries participated in the 6-week study. A within-subject design was adopted to confirm the effects of 3D immersive experiences on CSL students' listening…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Shi, Lijing; Stickler, Ursula – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Speaking in Chinese is problematic for all learners, particularly for beginners and more so during online interaction. Despite the fact that interaction has been identified as crucial for the development of speaking skills, it can be hindered by students' lack of language competence or their anxiety. Teacher-centred practices in tutorials can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese, Online Courses
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Kubler, Cornelius C. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article discusses principles involved in developing course materials for technology-mediated Chinese language learning, with examples from a new course designed to take into account the needs of distance and independent learners. Which learning environment is most efficient for a given learning activity needs to be carefully considered. It…
Descriptors: Material Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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Qian, Kan; Owen, Nathaniel; Bax, Stephen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
In the field of teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), most studies investigate Chinese character learning strategies in pen-and-paper study by campus-based students. With the increase in distance-learning, and expanding popularity of smartphones and tablets and widespread availability of mobile applications for language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Chinese, Learning Strategies, Distance Education
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Yeldham, Michael – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study investigated the effect of formulaic language on L2 learners' ability to decode words in listening texts. One possibility was that formulas would facilitate listening by reducing the need to process every word of the sequences. However, a contrasting possibility was that the commonly reduced nature of formulaic words would hinder…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Siegel, Joseph; Broadbridge, James – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The linguistic, social, and intercultural benefits of overseas experiences for English as a foreign language (EFL) learners continue to gain attention as the significance of English as a lingua franca proliferates. As the use of English for international communication increases, it is important to examine such interactions from multiple…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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Wichayathian, Nanthiya; Reinders, Hayo – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Considerable resources are expended on the development of learner autonomy (LA), and in particular on the provision of self-access facilities as one of the most common ways in which institutions have tried to foster autonomy. Whether the intended outcomes are achieved depends in large part on teachers' agreement with and understanding of the…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rodríguez-González, Eva; Castañeda, Martha E. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present study examined the impact of trained peer feedback on Spanish as a second language (L2) in terms of language performance, nature of feedback, and perceptions of peer feedback in speaking tasks. Participants in the study included 17 intermediate L2 Spanish learners enrolled in a conversation course that incorporated peer feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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