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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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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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Hughes, Neil; Lo, Lan; Xu, Sujing – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper addresses a number of questions in the emerging area of blended Chinese language learning design. First, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the extant literature? Second, how might insights from the wider blended and blended language learning literature advance the field? Third, how might these literatures be synthesised to…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Blended Learning
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Huang, Shenghui Cindy – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Based on the assumption that learning is 'situated' and learning strategies are derived from a learning context, and using a grounded theory approach, this study examined how 12 students from two college English classes in Taiwan used strategies over time along the path of their EFL learning. The findings showed that the students' strategy use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Hijazo-Gascón, Alberto – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This article explores the second language acquisition of motion events, with particular regard to cross-linguistic influence between first and second languages. Oral narratives in Spanish as a second language by native speakers of French, German and Italian are compared, together with narratives by native Spanish speakers. Previous analysis on the…
Descriptors: French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Ritzau, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Taking a contextual approach to research on language learner beliefs, this longitudinal study of 49 Swiss university students learning Danish as a foreign language investigates how and why the participants change their beliefs over time. At the beginning of the three-semester language course, the participants believe that form-focussed approaches…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Harper, Felicity; Green, Hannelore; Fernandez-Toro, María – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Written assessment--in both its senses as assessment of student writing and as written feedback on the task--is an essential part of the learning journey in foreign language learning; and at our distance-learning institution it is one of the main teaching strategies in the communication between tutors and students. In this research project, we…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Visual Aids
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Thompson, Amy S.; Lee, Junkyu – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study uses Ryan's Motivational Factors Questionnaire (MFQ) as a data collection tool to explore the motivational factors which distinguish groups of Korean university language learners based on English proficiency and degree of multilingualism. The data were analysed using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), multivariate analysis of variance…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Tudini, Vincenza – Language Learning Journal, 2018
University students who enrol in foreign language (FL) programmes are motivated by various needs, but in particular the need to achieve communicative fluency, which generally requires interaction with others. This study therefore explores the notion of 'interactivity,' as conceptualised in second language learning theories and how it might be…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Blended Learning, College Students, Learning Theories
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Ruegg, Rachael – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Literature from education, educational psychology and second language acquisition has consistently found that self-efficacy is a key factor leading to increased language learning success. Students with more self-efficacy are claimed to have higher motivation and to expend more effort in the learning process. On the other hand, those with less…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Steed, William; Delicado Cantero, Manuel – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The number of Spanish students in Australia is increasing. This growth coincides with a period of revival in the teaching and learning of pronunciation in the foreign language classroom. However, unlike their peers in the UK and especially in the US, no specific materials are available for Australian students. In order to assist them, the first…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods, Spanish
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Ghavamnia, M.; Eslami-Rasekh, A.; Vahid Dastjerdi, H. – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study investigates the relative effectiveness of four types of input-enhanced instruction on the development of Iranian EFL learners' production of pragmatically appropriate and grammatically accurate suggestions. Over a 16-week course, input delivered through video clips was enhanced differently in four intact classes: (1) metapragmatic…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests
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Ducate, Lara; Steckenbiller, Christiane – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The questions of how to teach culture, which culture(s) to teach and how to lead students to intercultural competence and understanding are common questions for language teachers. The current project employed wikis to systematically integrate culture and authentic texts into beginning German courses at a large south-eastern university in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lanvers, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Exploring the popular explanation that the global spread of English may demotivate students with English as their first language to learn other languages, this study investigates relations between student motivation and perception of Global English and tests for differences between traditional "campus" and distance university students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Jilg, Timothy; Southgate, Margaret – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This study looks at the effectiveness of an intervention to improve student retention on a distance language course. Of the six beginners' language courses offered by the UK's Open University, the beginners' Welsh course has consistently had the lowest retention rates since it was first presented in 2008. In order to address this, a project was…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Welsh
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