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Mutta, Maarit; Johansson, Marjut – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Verbal protocols are usually used to study cognitive processes involved in various activities, as it is argued that they could make implicit processes of thinking visible and thus reportable. Here, it is proposed that verbalisations can also be approached from another angle, namely as a discourse that contains linguistic markers of writers'…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cognitive Processes
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Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria – Language Learning Journal, 2011
This paper explores the professional development of 11 newly qualified foreign language teachers. It draws on a qualitative longitudinal study conducted at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland between 2002 and 2009. The paper concentrates on the personal side of teacher development by analysing participants' discourses concerning language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Second Language Learning
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Pritchard, Alan; Hunt, Marilyn; Barnes, Ann – Language Learning Journal, 2010
The "MustLearnIT" European-funded research project with partners in Greece, Poland, Cyprus, Finland and the UK aimed to investigate ways of teaching and learning modern foreign languages (MFL) to early learners in small/remote primary schools where there were no specialist MFL teachers. This was to be carried out through new technologies…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods
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Broady, Elspeth – Language Learning Journal, 2006
There has been much reflection recently on how language gets used in language classrooms, by language learners and by language teachers. Rather than the perennial debate about target-language use, the author is referring to the growing body of classroom research in the area of linguistics known as pragmatics. Pragmatics, as defined by Crystal…
Descriptors: Speech, Oral Language, Interpersonal Relationship, English (Second Language)
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Kaikkonen, Pauli – Language Learning Journal, 1997
Describes a "Culture and Foreign Language" action research project that consisted of two years teaching experience with Finnish uppersecondary school pupils. (21 references) (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Course Objectives, Cultural Awareness