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Graham, Suzanne; Santos, Denise – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This article considers the issue of low levels of motivation for foreign language learning in England by exploring how language learning is conceptualised by different key voices in that country through the examination of written data: policy documents and reports on the UK's language needs, curriculum documents and press articles. The extent to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Tatzl, Dietmar – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This article presents an innovative adaptation of the case method to teaching English for specific academic purposes. Widespread in its traditional form in various content disciplines, the case method bears the potential for truly student-centred language instruction. The current application transforms learners from case analysts to case authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English for Academic Purposes, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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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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Ghavamnia, Maedeh; Ketabi, Saeed – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Some recent research has focused on the students' silence and inviting more student voice. This paper investigated the reasons behind Iranian undergraduate students' silence in English classes and stepped further to give voice to those students' attitudes toward English with the belief that inviting and including student voice could improve the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Lai, Chun – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Learning takes place across different social contexts, and understanding how learners perceive and traverse different learning contexts enables educators to gain a more comprehensive view of their learning processes and to support their learning better. This study examined how undergraduate foreign language learners perceived their learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Ishikawa, Masako – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Languaging has been identified as a contributor to language learning. Yet, compared to oral languaging, such as collaborative dialogs in contextualized settings, little seems to be known about written languaging. In order to fill this gap, this study investigates languaging in the form of "metanotes," that is, metatalk in a written…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Rassaei, Ehsan – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The study reported in this paper explored if learners' perceptions of two types of oral corrective feedback, recasts, and metalinguistic feedback, are influenced by their foreign language anxiety in classrooms. Corrective feedback was provided to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners who were homogeneous with regard to their proficiency…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Anxiety
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Mitchell, Rosamond – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Language students in the UK undertake their "year abroad" with high hopes for a linguistic and social "immersion" experience. However, past research shows that language learning success, while real, can be uneven, and that many Erasmus exchange students form social relations largely with other international students. New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Residential Programs, Immersion Programs
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Alcón-Soler, Eva – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The study deals with the effect of instruction and study abroad (SA) on pragmatic knowledge. More specifically, the focus is on gains in explicit knowledge of request mitigators, and whether learners draw on this knowledge when they perform email requests. Email requests produced by 60 Spanish students staying abroad (30 treatment/30 control…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Electronic Mail, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods
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Lara, Rebecca; Mora, Joan C.; Pérez-Vidal, Carmen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The current study analyzes the oral production of advanced learners of English who have Catalan and Spanish as their first languages. Subjects participated in study abroad (SA) programmes in English-speaking countries as part of their undergraduate studies. A role-play task was used to elicit speech from learners prior to SA and upon arrival from…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tan, Jennifer Poh Sim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Research has consistently shown that children in residential care fall behind at school. This proves a great challenge for educators who have to cater to the students' needs to ensure no one is left behind. Studies investigating family literacy practices of different social classes show a positive implication if the home literacy practices are…
Descriptors: Residential Care, Children, At Risk Students, Foreign Countries
Li, Jia; Snow, Catherine; White, Claire – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Adolescents today have vastly different opportunities to learn and process information via pervasive digital technologies and social media. However, there is scant literature on the impact of these technologies on urban adolescents with lower socioeconomic status. This study of 531 urban students in grades 6-8 used a self-reported survey to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Urban Areas, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro; Loewen, Shawn – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The current study investigated the relationship between one English as a second language (ESL) teacher's encounters with three academic articles on the topic of oral corrective feedback (CF) and the impact that they had on his stated beliefs regarding CF. The teacher had 14 years of English teaching experience and an MA TESOL degree. Two…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Academic Discourse, Journal Articles
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Grim, Frédérique – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards emphasizes the integration of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities within teaching. "Content-enriched instruction" aims at teaching linguistic forms within content and eases the implementation of the five Cs. The focus is at beginning levels…
Descriptors: High School Students, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Grgurovic, Maja – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study investigates technology-enhanced blended learning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program from the theoretical perspective of Diffusion of Innovations theory. The study first established that the use of a learning management system (LMS) in two ESL classes represented an educational innovation. Next, the innovation attributes…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Innovation, Integrated Learning Systems
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