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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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Benati, Alessandro; Batziou, Maria – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study explores discourse and long-term effects of structured input (SI) and structured output when delivered in isolation or in combination on the acquisition of the English causative. Research investigating the effects of SI has indicated that it is the causative variable in the positive effects of processing instruction. To provide…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Teaching Methods, Language Processing, Elementary School Students
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Basterrechea, María; Leeser, Michael J. – Language Awareness, 2019
Research on form focused instruction has provided support for the use of collaborative tasks in which learners focus their attention on formal aspects of language and consciously reflect on their own language use (i.e. produce language-related episodes or LREs). A strand of research on LREs in different educational contexts examines the effect of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Language of Instruction
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Zhu, Yan; Wang, Beilei – Language Awareness, 2019
This article reports on a large-scale survey study investigating EFL learners' beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF). A 44-item questionnaire tapping into learners' beliefs about corrective feedback was administered to 2670 Chinese EFL learners. These learners were from 15 Chinese universities in 14 provinces and municipalities across the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McManus, Kevin – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study examined the extent to which first language (L1) awareness can benefit second language (L2) grammatical learning of the French "Imparfait", a crosslinguistically complex target feature. Sixty-nine English-speaking learners of L2 French received different types of explicit information (EI) about L2 or L2 + L1…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Aldridge-Waddon, Michelle – Language Awareness, 2019
Drawing on unique observational data from police training with child volunteers, this study evaluates the linguistic patterns used by officers for transmitting complex, legally-binding information to children during the opt-out procedure (which determines how children's evidence is presented in court). It is shown that while the officers realise…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Language Patterns, Police, Evidence
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