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Khezrlou, Sima – Language Awareness, 2021
The present study explored the effect of task repetition with and without explicit instruction on EFL learners' (n = 26) explicit and implicit English regular past tense structure development. One group (REP) repeated the same task (n = 12) while another group (EI + REP) received explicit instruction between performances of the same task (n = 14).…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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LaScotte, Darren K. – Language Awareness, 2021
With universities and other academic institutions now creating policies regarding the use of pronouns and the rights of individuals to use the pronouns they prefer, use of the singular they pronoun in academic discourse is a relatively new phenomenon and not one that is typically studied by English as a second language (ESL) students before their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages)
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Mostafa, Tamanna; Kim, YouJin – Language Awareness, 2021
The study investigates to what extent English as a second language (ESL) learners develop explicit and automatised explicit knowledge of two target-forms (third person singular 's' and future conditional if-clause) after input and output based instruction and whether learning effects differ depending on the target forms. The study follows a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Linguistic Input, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Calzada, Asier; García Mayo, María del Pilar – Language Awareness, 2021
Collaborative writing tasks have been claimed to offer language learning opportunities because they implicitly draw learners' attention to form. Nevertheless, their efficacy has been claimed to be moderated by proficiency, as low proficiency learners tend to override form over meaning. These claims, however, are mostly based on adult learners and…
Descriptors: Grammar, Task Analysis, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning
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Hu, Jingjing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2021
Research on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programmes has yielded mixed results regarding their impact on students' language learning, drawing attention to the role of CLIL teachers. This study draws on teacher language awareness research to explore secondary subject content teachers' language-related pedagogical practices when…
Descriptors: Content and Language Integrated Learning, Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Leonet, Oihana; Cenoz, Jasone; Gorter, Durk – Language Awareness, 2020
This article focuses on the development of morphological awareness in English as a third language. It analyses how the activation of previous linguistic knowledge can influence morphological awareness. Participants were 104 primary school students who were learning English as a third language and were already fluent in two other languages, Basque…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language), Metalinguistics
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Hilliard, Amanda – Language Awareness, 2020
Research shows that gestures help L2 learners compensate for shortcomings in their second language, aid in the language learning process, and facilitate successful classroom communication between teachers and students . Despite this, there has been little research into whether L2 learners can benefit from classroom activities to raise their…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha – Language Awareness, 2020
Although well-documented in assorted research areas, early-years stereotyping has not garnered comparable attention. Under the assumption that stereotyping can be prejudicial to the development of children's critical thinking abilities, this paper reports on a study that examined how the pedagogical intervention of awakening to languages may…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Stereotypes, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Huang, Alan – Language Awareness, 2020
Adopting a broader dialogical conceptual lens on interactive listening, this study examines advanced adult learners' language use and thought processes during a problem-solving task. Twenty English as a second language (L2) students from a Scottish university participated in the study. They worked in pairs on the task before taking part in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Listening Comprehension, Problem Solving, English (Second Language)
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Salvato, Giuliana – Language Awareness, 2020
This study addresses the role of the body in the pedagogy of Italian as a second language. Given that the understanding of meanings and functions of body movements in combination with speech can enrich language pedagogy, we organized a study to investigate whether context of learning determines more or less awareness of the body in Italian…
Descriptors: Human Body, Nonverbal Communication, Motion, Italian
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Su, Wei – Language Awareness, 2020
Previous studies explored how rubrics of writing and speaking could change students' self assessment and awareness of language skills, yet few disclosed the benefits of rubrics of interpreting. To close the gap, the present paper tapped the effects of rubric training in students' self assessment and awareness of interpreting. After giving a…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Undergraduate Students, Writing Evaluation
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Kim, Youn-hee – Language Awareness, 2020
This study draws on Sociocultural Theory to explore how 12 adult EFL learners engaged in pair work, how their willingness to engage was demonstrated in pair activities, and what other factors influenced that willingness. Six pairs engaged in seven different activities and were interviewed after all activities were completed. Each pair's type of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Sociocultural Patterns
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Fischer, Nele; Lahmann, Cornelia – Language Awareness, 2020
The present study looks at pre-service teachers' beliefs about multilingualism in school and to what extent these can be influenced. It is based on the pre- and post-test evaluation of a seminar concept promoting linguistically responsive teaching, which was tested with N = 27 pre-­service teachers in Germany during the course of one semester. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Lucas, Matt – Language Awareness, 2020
The present study investigated the interface between explicit instruction and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in an effort to reduce plural marking errors among Japanese EFL learners. The instruction involved raising contrastive awareness of cross-linguistic and conceptual features, and was delivered via an online medium. A total of 180…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bell, Philippa; Fortier, Véronique; Gauvin, Isabelle – Language Awareness, 2020
The role of L1 knowledge about language (L1KAL) in L2 teaching/learning has received little research attention despite its potential importance. In this study, 9 primary (aged 11) and 16 secondary (aged 15) school francophones working in dyads edited an English paragraph containing 19 errors whilst justifying each change. Their discussions were…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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