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Birketveit, Anna; Rimmereide, Hege Emma – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The case study investigates what impact extensive reading of authentic picture books/illustrated books had on the learners' writing skills in a Norwegian EFL (English as a foreign language) classroom of 11-year-olds. Furthermore, the study also looks into the importance the pictures/illustrations had for the learners and what type of picture-text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, Illustrations, Writing Instruction
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Gagné, Nathalie; Parks, Susan – Language Learning Journal, 2016
With respect to cooperative learning, one aspect of particular interest to educators is its inclusive nature in terms of ensuring that all team members in group work are more or less equally involved in the task. Despite the inherent relevance for second language teaching, however, research is scant. To contribute to this area, the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language)
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Foote, Jennifer Ann; Trofimovich, Pavel; Collins, Laura; Urzúa, Fernanda Soler – Language Learning Journal, 2016
The objective of this research was to provide longitudinal, corpus-based evidence of actual teacher behaviour with respect to the teaching of second language (L2) pronunciation in a communicative language learning context. The data involved 40 hours of videotaped lessons from three experienced teachers recorded four times at 100-hour increments…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Grade 6, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Behavior
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de Zarobe, Yolanda Ruiz; Zenotz, Victoria – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is a multifaceted educational approach which has emerged as a major innovation in improving language learning and subject learning in the curriculum. In order to analyse the effect of this approach, a number of studies (Dalton Puffer, C., T. Nikula and U. Smit, eds. 2010. "Language Use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Polat, Nihat – Language Learning Journal, 2011
Although some earlier studies reported female and child superiority in learning a second language (L2), current research has been inconclusive as to whether, and why, this might be the case. Using a socio-cultural paradigm, this study addresses how motivation, gender and age relate to the attainment of a native-like accent for young Kurdish…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Learning Motivation, Gender Differences, Identification (Psychology)