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O'Grady, Stefan; Taskesen, Özgür – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
An important aspect of language assessment development is to create tasks that engage the competencies required in the target situation. For this reason, English-medium university entrance tests increasingly feature integrated reading-into-writing tasks as a way of enhancing target domain representation. Despite increased use of this task type,…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Rating Scales, English (Second Language)
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Amorati, Riccardo; Ferrari, Elisabetta; Hajek, John – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
This study explores the effectiveness of podcasting as an approach to project-based and experiential learning implemented in an intermediate Italian studies unit at an Australian university. In the project, students are asked to write and record a podcast script on a topic related to their experience as university students or to events concerning…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Language Acquisition, Handheld Devices
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Silvagni, Federico; Moruno Lpez, Esther; Hubckov, Ema – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
This article presents an international telecollaboration programme called UniLingua, which was carried out between eight universities and university language centres during the 2020/2021 academic year. By promoting language exchanges, UniLingua aims to satisfy one of the most immediate academic needs of university students, which is to improve…
Descriptors: International Programs, Second Language Learning, Universities, Cooperative Learning
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De Bartolo, Anna Maria – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The present paper stems from an awareness that English has become the most widely used means of intercultural communication on a global scale. Therefore, intercultural communication is more likely to occur through English used as a lingua franca than in any other language used as a lingua franca. English has transcended boundaries and has allowed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Masrai, Ahmed; Salam El-Dakhs, Dina Abdel; Al Khawar, Hisham – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The current study aimed to examine the contribution of general and specialist vocabulary knowledge to undergraduate students' academic achievement in university courses which are delivered in English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in non-English speaking countries. To this end, the scores of 106 Arab undergraduates on a general vocabulary test…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Vocabulary Development, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Zabala Delgado, Julia; Rouveyrol, Laurent – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Verbal interaction has been the subject of a growing interest among language professionals in Europe since the CEFR was published in 2001; in linguistics, verbal interaction has long been studied. In the Bakhtinian approach, it is even considered "the fundamental reality of language". All types of interaction share the fact that they are…
Descriptors: Spanish, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sieglová, Dagmar – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Language learning is a life-long process. In a world that connects people across nations through study, work, travel and socializing, new chances and challenges arise, intensifying a need to improve modern foreign language skills. The aim of language education, therefore, should not be limited to providing mere language instruction but it should…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Sato, Takanori; Hemmi, Chantal – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The benefit of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for second language (L2) development has been addressed by second language acquisition theory and investigated by empirical studies. However, previous studies have not demonstrated the effectiveness of CLIL precisely as most of their study participants took CLIL and non-CLIL courses…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Orfan, Sayeed Naqibullah; Seraj, Muhammad Yaqoob – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The study investigated students' views of reasons for the adoption of English medium instruction (EMI) in Afghan Higher Education, EMI effects on official languages and students' preference of medium of instruction. It also explored whether students' gender, first language and English proficiency had any significant impact on their responses. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Nguyen, Son Van; Habók, Anita – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
The study investigated the perceptions among non-English major students of autonomous language learning (ALL) of their responsibilities, ability to act autonomously, motivation to learn English, and autonomous activities within and outside of class. The data were collected using questionnaires and follow-up interviews. Nearly 300 students at a…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tsang, Art – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Language laboratories exist in many language centres across the globe. Situated in the popularity of self-access and computer-assisted language learning in the present era, the study investigated tertiary-level English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' general and, particularly, negative views of speech analysis software. Two hundred and…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Intonation, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Wind, Attila M.; Zólyomi, Anna – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Although several studies have investigated the self-assessment (SA) of writing skills, most research has adopted a cross-sectional research design. Consequently, our knowledge about the longitudinal development of SA is limited. This study investigated whether SA instruction leads to improvement in SA accuracy and in second language (L2) writing.…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schaefer, Matthew Y.; Reid, Samuel; Bordilovskaya, Anna – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Students leaving the Japanese secondary education system have typically spent hundreds of hours studying English grammatical structures and memorizing vocabulary lists but relatively little time putting that knowledge to communicative use. This lack of language practice can result in feelings of anxiety when faced with compulsory university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ennis, Michael Joseph; Barchi, Kim Anne; Merello Astigarraga, Alfonso; Wimhurst, Andrew – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
Intensive language programs have increased in popularity in recent years. They are perceived as a means to help current or prospective university students improve their language competencies and academic skills in their medium(s) of instruction in a short amount of time prior to enrolment and/or parallel to their degree courses. However, there has…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Student Projects, Positive Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Kotkavuori, Suvi; Hahl, Kaisa; Hilden, Raili – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2022
This qualitative study explores how native peers as teaching assistants can support language learning in Higher Education. The data of five semi-structured group interviews of 15 teaching assistants in total were analysed thematically. The results indicate that the assistants embraced multiple roles during the programme and within the lessons.…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Peer Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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