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Chen, Yi-chen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The present study examines the effects of cognitive-based metaphoric mapping instruction (MMI) on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' retention and awareness of figurative language at different levels of English proficiency. Ninety-one Taiwanese EFL learners participated in the study, and were separated into a control group that received…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Uchihara, Takumi; Saito, Kazuya – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The current study investigated the extent to which L2 learners' productive vocabulary knowledge could predict multiple dimensions of spontaneous speech production. A total of 39 English as a foreign language (EFL) participants with varying L2 proficiency levels first completed a productive vocabulary knowledge task (Lex30). Their spontaneous…
Descriptors: Nouns, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Strickland, Brandee Marie – Language Learning Journal, 2019
In this article, I explore practical implications of the theories of language of M.M. Bakhtin within university second language writing classrooms. Specifically, I examine the presence of Bakhtinian intertextuality within online intercultural exchanges involving the use of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) technology. I describe a CMC exchange…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, Writing Processes
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Hofer, Barbara; Jessner, Ulrike – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The present study looks into the effects of early multilingual education by investigating linguistic knowledge and metalinguistic awareness in young learners at the primary level. The study aims to establish whether children in multilingual education programmes perform higher on a measure of metalinguistic awareness and with regards to their L1…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics
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Chambers, Gary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Modern foreign languages (MFL) are now established on the timetable of English primary schools. This study accesses the views of the pupils on the experience of learning this relatively new subject and of making the transition to secondary school languages classes. By means of semi-structured interviews with the same sample of 18 pupils in Year 6…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Lam Hoang, Thi Giang; Filipi, Anna – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This article adopts the methods of conversation analysis to track the details of three English as a foreign language novice teachers' language alternation practices in a Vietnamese tertiary context. The analyses focused on teacher instruction-giving in the pre-entry and main instructional phases of lessons. Findings show that language alternation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vietnamese
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Ashton, Karen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper explores the approaches and strategies used by secondary school learners of different languages in England completing Asset Languages reading tasks at levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Assessments across languages at the same level of proficiency were designed to a common specification and at…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lanvers, Ursula; Hultgren, Kristina; Gayton, Angela Mary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
With English as an undisputed global lingua franca, there is long-standing concern in anglophone countries over the lack of interest in language learning. In the UK, significant changes in language education policy, a mentality of insularity and the global spread of English have all contributed to a drop in language learning uptake beyond the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, English, Native Language
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East, Martin – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The communicative language teaching approach that informs many school modern foreign language programmes has been realised in different ways as theorists and practitioners have sought to identify the most effective combinations of instruction and use [Mitchell, R. 2000. Applied linguistics and evidence-based classroom practice: the case of foreign…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
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McLelland, Nicola – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This article provides an introduction, based on the most recent research available, to the history of language learning and teaching (HoLLT) in Britain. After an overview of the state of research, I consider which languages have been learnt, why and how that has changed; the role of teachers and tests in determining what was taught; changes in how…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Wilhelm, Frans – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The Netherlands are quite unique in that the Dutch have always learned various foreign languages. Until 1940, French was the most important foreign language. Between roughly 1870 and 1970, Dutch learners in grammar schools and higher secondary schools were even obliged to learn three foreign languages: French, German and English. Since 1970,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational History
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Schröder, Konrad – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The paper gives an overview of FLT in the German-speaking regions of Europe from medieval times to the present day, within a framework of language politics, communicative needs and educational ideologies. The languages addressed are French, Italian, Spanish, English, Russian and Turkish. Basic social and professional data of the various groups of…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational History
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Extermann, Blaise – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This paper has two aims: firstly, it sketches the history of language teaching in France and francophone Switzerland over a period of 200 years, with a particular focus on the teaching of German. Secondly, it seeks to shed light on some of the francophone historiographical approaches which have influenced recent research in this area. Historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern Languages, Second Language Instruction, Historiography
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López, Javier Suso – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study of the learning of foreign languages in Spain between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries sets out to demonstrate the importance of situating research on any given era in a pan-European plurilingual context. A brief historiographical overview is followed by a discussion of language teaching materials and methods from a sociocultural…
Descriptors: Educational History, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Santos, Ana Clara – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This "state of the art" review on the history of language teaching in Portugal provides an opportunity for a historiographical analysis, highlighting the relationships between languages, the links between languages and educational policy and implementation, and the cultural implications resulting from this. Researching language teaching…
Descriptors: Historiography, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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