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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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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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Forbes, Karen; Fisher, Linda – Language Learning Journal, 2018
In an increasingly multilingual world, the question of how to improve foreign language speaking skills of pupils in British schools is of paramount importance to language teachers and policy-makers today. This paper examines how an explicit focus on metacognitive strategy use within secondary school foreign language lessons impacts pupils'…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Secondary School Students, Language Proficiency, Oral Language
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Llanes, Àngels; Tragant, Elsa; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2018
The present study examines the effects that a 3-week study-abroad (SA) experience and a set of individual differences have on the foreign language (FL) development of a group of 64 Catalan/Spanish speakers, learners of English as an FL. Moreover, the present study attempts to account for the outcome differences between successful and less…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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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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Oshima, Ryoko; Harvey, Sharon – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Student attrition and falling tertiary education enrolments afflict languages education across the "inner circle" English speaking world. In the southern hemisphere, in New Zealand and Australia, Japanese has become one of the most successful languages of education. However, numbers of students are now declining. This paper examines why…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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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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Pizziconi, Barbara – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This article reports the results of a study of vocabulary development by learners of Japanese during a year abroad in Japan. The particular feature of this study is that it compares the performance of two cohorts, studying at the same UK university and in degrees in Japanese in which the period of study abroad (SA) is undertaken at different…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad, Japanese
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Shahri, Mohammad Naseh Nasrollahi – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The study presents an investigation of the effect of strategic planning, online planning and rehearsal on the fluency, accuracy and complexity of oral productions at two proficiency levels. Forty EFL participants at low and intermediate levels performed picture story tasks in three different conditions: the online planning only condition,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Statistical Analysis, Language Fluency, Accuracy
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Dlaska, Andrea; Krekeler, Christian – Language Learning Journal, 2017
It has been questioned whether students notice, act upon and, ultimately, learn from feedback if feedback about a task is received in conjunction with grades. If grades undermine feedback, it could be argued that it is a waste of teachers' time to add comments to students' written work if the students also receive grades. With reference to SLA…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response), Morphology (Languages)
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Andria, Maria; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of first language thinking-for-speaking patterns on the acquisition of Greek as a second language (L2), as well as to determine whether proficiency level and stays in the target-language country have an effect on such influence. The participants (N = 50) were Spanish/Catalan learners of…
Descriptors: Greek, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Decision Making
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Campfield, Dorota E.; Murphy, Victoria A. – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This paper reports on an intervention study with young Polish beginners (mean age: 8 years, 3 months) learning English at school. It seeks to identify whether exposure to rhythmic input improves knowledge of word order and function words. The "prosodic bootstrapping hypothesis", relevant in developmental psycholinguistics, provided the…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Suprasegmentals, Teaching Methods
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Montero, Lidia; Serrano, Raquel; Llanes, Àngels – Language Learning Journal, 2017
This study examines the effects of foreign language learning context (three-month study-abroad; versus "at-home" instruction) and age (10-11-year-old children versus university students) on the development of effective foreign language communication strategies (CS) in monologue production. Participants (N = 95) were all Spanish/Catalan…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Environment, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods
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