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Domingo, Ephraim Viernes – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Higher education students are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of being successful in oral academic presentations (OAP) in their academic endeavors. For English as a second language students in English-medium institutions, it also provides them with opportunities for language socialization. However, succeeding in the delivery of an…
Descriptors: Coping, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Radic-Bojanic, Biljana; Topalov, Jagoda – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
In the study reported a total of 145 students pursuing the academic title of a BA in English language and literature were tested with the aim of establishing which explanatory variables have the independent power to explain the level of English language speaking anxiety. The instrument used in the study was taken from Yaikhong et al. (2012) and…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Academic Language, Speech Communication, Undergraduate Students
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Reilly, Peter – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Research indicates that investigation into the role of emotions during the process of second language acquisition (SLA) has lagged behind the work of educational psychologists. Experts in the area of achievement emotions have suggested that SLA researchers have limited their examination mostly to the role of anxiety and enjoyment. Consequently, an…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Emotional Response
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Mickwitz, Åsa; Lehtonen, Heini; Cvetanovic, Dragana; Toom, Auli – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
A great deal of effort has been made in recent years to promote multilingual values in academia and society. This was one reason why the University of Helsinki introduced the Bilingual Bachelor's programme (TvEx) in 2010 to guarantee a sufficient number of bilingual professionals in Finnish society. The aim of this study is to explore students'…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Expertise, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Casañ-Pitarch, Ricardo; Gong, Jingtao – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
The use of video games in the foreign language classroom is becoming an emerging tendency. This paper aims at analysing how the serious video game "ImmerseMe" influences the learning of Spanish as a foreign language within a group of 22 Chinese students. This research was conducted through an experiment that included testing…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kostopoulou, Stergiani; O'Dwyer, Fergus – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
This evidence-based, procedural paper outlines academic writing peer review practices conducted by Pre-Master's Pathway and pre-undergraduate Foundation programme students at two Irish universities. The theoretical framework section presents the view that formative teacher feedback on student writing alone is insufficient, suggesting sustainable…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Amorati, Riccardo – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
In the English-dominated field of L2 motivation, there is a need for more research on learners of languages other than English. This is particularly important in English-speaking countries, where issues involving the recruitment and retention of language students are pressing. This study discusses the main qualitative findings of a study on the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Haug, Laura – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Integrated assessment evaluates language proficiency through tasks that require the test-taker to produce a written or spoken output based on listening or reading comprehension (reading or listening-into-writing or speaking). Since integrated assessment aims at reflecting the communicative and cognitive requirements of academic life and other…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bavieri, Luisa; Beaven, Ana – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Intercultural language learning and teaching is generally endorsed in contemporary foreign and second language classroom contexts. This article reports the use of an intercultural education activity taught in an Italian L2 elementary course at the Language Centre of the University of Bologna attended by exchange and degree-seeking students. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Westbrook, Pete – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
As a result of increasing internationalisation, the University of Copenhagen established the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) in 2008 as a research, competence development and resource centre. Part of CIP's remit is to provide language training (mainly in Danish and English) for students and staff at the University.…
Descriptors: International Education, Universities, Resource Centers, Second Language Learning
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Scott-Monkhouse, Anila R.; Tal, Michal; Yelenevskaya, Maria – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
This paper describes a joint programme developed in 2018 by the University of Parma Language Centre (Italy) and the Humanities and Arts Department of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The aim of the project was to involve students of English for General Academic Purposes in delivering presentations to an unfamiliar foreign audience on a…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Program Descriptions, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Sieglova, Dagmar; Stejskalova, Lenka – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
The twenty-first century is a time of unprecedented social and technological development. Defining the period is an internationally interconnected world pregnant with information, dynamic events, and individual choice. These attributes create a highly complex, unpredictable, ambiguous and volatile environment that places new demands on every adult…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Content and Language Integrated Learning
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Reich, Pavel – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
The aim of the present paper is to focus on the language of Human Resources (HR) as one of the subfields of English for business purposes in respect of positive evaluation and stancetaking and to identify to what extent evaluative language common in real-life situations is reflected in currently available textbooks of English for HR (EHR).…
Descriptors: Human Resources, English for Special Purposes, Business English, Second Language Learning
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Critchley, Mark; Wyburd, Jocelyn – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
In this paper, we explore how language centres can and need to seize the initiative in matters of internationalisation, language policy and supporting a multilingual and multicultural institutional environment. We identify and explore a number of challenges and opportunities, using the situation in the United Kingdom as our example, demonstrating…
Descriptors: Universities, International Education, Strategic Planning, Higher Education
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Chateau, Anne; Tassinari, Maria Giovanna – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2021
Autonomy in language learning is for many language centres in higher education a pedagogical goal. However, although autonomy is a concept that has been associated with language learning for almost 40 years, both the understanding of that concept and its implementation in classroom-settings and in self-access language centres vary considerably. In…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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