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Wenting Chen; Meixiu Zhang – Language Awareness, 2024
While much research supports the benefits of computer-mediated collaborative writing (CW) in second language (L2) classrooms, the assessment of CW has received scant attention. This study proposed an assessment scheme considering both the products and processes when assessing online synchronous CW, and explored its effects on learners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Hanne Brandt; Timo Ehmke; Poldi Kuhl; Detlev Leutner – Language Awareness, 2024
In order to reduce language-related disparities in educational attainment, teaching standards in many (Western) countries nowadays request teachers of all subjects and grades to focus on their students' academic language development: Especially second language learners and socioeconomically disadvantaged students need continuous and systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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Xinqing Wang; Frank Boers; Paul Warren – Language Awareness, 2024
Studies have shown that informing language learners about the literal underpinning of idioms can help them to remember these expressions. It has also been suggested that prompting learners to guess the meaning of lexical items may be beneficial because it can pique their curiosity and promote cognitive engagement. In the case of idioms, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Phung Dao; Suong Thi Thu Hoang; Mai Xuan Nhat Chi Nguyen – Language Awareness, 2024
This study explored teachers' perceptions of synchronous online peer interaction (SOPI) among young learners (YLs), aged 7 to 15. Thirty-eight teachers of diverse L1 backgrounds and teaching experience completed a survey and attended an in-depth interview that explored multiple aspects of SOPI (e.g. benefits, issues, frequency of use, strategies…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Peer Relationship
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Kozo Yanagawa – Language Awareness, 2024
This study examined the effects of bottom-up instruction (BI) on a high-stakes listening test for second language (L2) listeners and compared these effects with those of strategy instruction (SI) in relation to their proficiency levels. Two intact classes (48 L2 listeners) of different L2 listening proficiency levels received five weeks of BI and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metalinguistics, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Emma R. Britton; Theresa Y. Austin – Language Awareness, 2024
In multilingual instructional spaces, language use can reinforce or ­disrupt gender disparities. This self-study, situated in the context of a university developmental English writing course, examines how an instructor sought to raise L2 learners' critical language awareness, operationalized as consciousness of ways that gender disparity is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tomoko Oyama; Hyun-Sook Kang – Language Awareness, 2024
The present study examined the relative effects of discourse-based and sentence-level grammar instruction on the learning of English present perfect in academic writing, using a sequential explanatory mixed-methods design. Participants were 37 multilingual graduate students enrolled in different sections of an ESL-writing course at a U.S.…
Descriptors: Grammar, Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chinh Duc Nguyen; Anh T. Ton-Nu – Language Awareness, 2024
The teaching of English as an additional language or dialect (EALD) in Australia has been problematised partly due to teachers' limited understanding of learners' linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The gap could be potentially bridged with the integration of intercultural pragmatics (IP). Adopting a qualitative case study approach, this study…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Metalinguistics, English (Second Language)
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Alice Chik; Silvia Melo-Pfeifer – Language Awareness, 2024
Many metropolitan cities have undergone rapid demographic changes in recent years, and such changes hasten and widen linguistic diversities. Similar changes are happening in Sydney, Australia and Hamburg, Germany. These changes are most acutely felt and observed in the classrooms where multiple languages are spoken, despite a prevalent monolingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Education Programs
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Montazeri, Ebtesam Abbasi; Jalilifar, Alireza; Hita, Jorge Arus – Language Awareness, 2023
Research on academic stance and evaluation has been prolific over the past few decades. Few studies, however, have focused on exploring the evaluative potential of that-constructions in shaping the structure of academic arguments. To address this lacuna, the current study aimed at exploring the potential impact of the distinct communicative…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Usage, Phrase Structure, Persuasive Discourse
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Lee, Jang Ho; Lee, Hansol – Language Awareness, 2023
As digital technology is becoming an increasingly critical component of education, learners' socioeconomic status (SES) and technology use are becoming more important in their learning. In the context of English learning, the present study modeled how learners' SES and their perception of technology use for language learning are linked to their…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi; Asadnia, Fatemeh – Language Awareness, 2023
Some strands of research on teacher cognition have remained predominantly cognitive and overlooked the socially-mediated nature of teachers' thoughts. One such strand is the research on teachers' pedagogical knowledge base, defined as the thought units/categories underlying teachers' instructional performance. To address this gap, the present…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Deutschmann, Mats; Borgström, Eric; Falk, Daroon Yassin; Steinvall, Anders; Svensson, Johan – Language Awareness, 2023
The study describes a pedagogic adaptation of the matched guise technique with the aim to raise linguistic self-awareness of L2 accentedness stereotyping effects among Swedish pre-service teachers. In the experiment, 290 students attending teacher training programs were exposed to one of two matched guises, representing either L1 accented Swedish,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Metalinguistics, Swedish
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Jung, Jookyoung; Lee, Minjin – Language Awareness, 2023
This study explored second language (L2) reading and recall processes under different reading purposes, as reflected in their eye-movements during reading, keystrokes produced from summary writing, and stimulated recall comments. Seventy-two Korean undergraduate students read an English essay for different purposes, i.e., reading to extract the…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Eye Movements, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Bradford J.; Bailey, Justin L. – Language Awareness, 2023
While listeners tend to downgrade speakers' accent and comprehensibility when they perceive them to be from a different language community--a process known as reverse linguistic stereotyping (RLS)--research has generally relied solely on quantitative data such as Likert scale ratings. The current study sought to extend the analysis further by…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Stereotypes, Ethnicity, Intelligibility
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