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Jackson, Daniel O.; Cho, Minyoung – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article introduces the construct of teacher noticing, situates it in research on second language teacher cognition, and considers its implications for research on second language teacher training, acknowledging socio-cognitive perspectives on language learning and teaching. We then present a mixed-methods observational study that utilized…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Recall (Psychology)
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Bui, Gavin; Huang, Zeping – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigates how second language (L2) fluency is influenced by two factors: Pre-task planning and content familiarity. Planning was adopted as a between-participant variable, combined with content familiarity as a within-participant variable, in a 2 × 2 split-plot factorial design. Nineteen measures of fluency phenomena, constituting…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Course Content, Familiarity, Language Fluency
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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated how learners' ages affect their interpretation of the nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) of teachers and other students in distinguishing between questions and statements in the second language (L2) classroom. After watching 48 short video clips without sound in which three L2 teachers asked a question or made a statement with or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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Stapleton, Paul; Shao, Qing – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports on a survey of 241 Master of Arts programs in TESOL (MATESOL) in 16 countries serving as a snapshot of second language teacher education in 2014. After an initial screening by a set of criteria, these programs were first identified, and their course offerings, among other criteria, such as entrance and capstone requirements,…
Descriptors: Surveys, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yamagata, Satoshi – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present study investigated the effects of two types of core-image-based basic verb learning approaches: the learner-centered and the teacher-centered approaches. The learner-centered approach was an activity in which participants found semantic relationships among several definitions of each basic target verb through a picture-elucidated card…
Descriptors: Verbs, English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Accuracy
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Hou, Junping; Loerts, Hanneke; Verspoor, Marjolijn H. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The use of 'chunks' is not only a common and characteristic feature of first language use, but may also be a distinguishing factor between less and more proficient second language users. The present study aimed at investigating potential correlations between chunk use and holistically rated proficiency scores and development over time in advanced…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pan, Yi-Chun; Tsai, Tzung-Hung; Huang, Yueh-Kuey; Liu, Dilin – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Various forms of pre-listening support, such as the provision of vocabulary and topic information, have been used to help second language (L2) learners better understand what they listen to. Results of studies on the effects of vocabulary support have been mixed. Furthermore, there has been little research on the effects of different quantities of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Vocabulary Development
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Payant, Caroline; Reagan, Derek – Language Teaching Research, 2018
A growing body of research has shown a positive role of task-supported instruction in second language (L2) learning (Ellis, 2003a; Loewen, 2015; Van Den Branden, 2006). From a pedagogical perspective, recycling or repeating parts of teaching materials is common practice and theoretical support for such practice is emerging (Bygate and Samuda,…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Jiyun; Lantolf, James P. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports on a pedagogical project aimed at helping second language (L2) learners of English develop the ability to detect and appropriately interpret spoken sarcasm. The study used a pre- and posttest procedure to assess the development of learners' ability to both detect sarcasm and impute appropriate speaker intentions and attitudes…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Native Language, Korean, Language Usage
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Li, Shaofeng; Fu, Mengxia – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated the comparative effects of strategic and unpressured within-task planning on second language (L2) Chinese oral production and the role of working memory in mediating the effects of the two types of planning. Twenty-nine L2 Chinese learners at a large New Zealand university performed a narrative task after watching a…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Strategic Planning, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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McNeil, Levi – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Although the second language literature on Dynamic Assessment (DA)--the unity of assessment and instruction into a singular activity to promote cognitive development--shows promising results, very little has been written about how to educate teachers to use it. This two-cycle, exploratory action research study aimed to understand and address the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Action Research, Computer Managed Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Koh, Kim; Burke, Lydia E. Carol-Ann; Luke, Allan; Gong, Wengao; Tan, Charlene – Language Teaching Research, 2018
A teacher's assessment literacy refers to her or his demonstrated understanding of the principles behind selecting and designing tasks, judging student work, and interpreting and using assessment data to support student learning. This study examines the development of the task design aspect of assessment literacy in 12 Chinese language teachers as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies
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Stapleton, Paul; Shao, Qing – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Since 1997, "Language Teaching Research" (LTR) has published hundreds of research articles, most of which have reported on empirical studies whose broad purpose was to increase understanding on how second or foreign language teaching can be improved. These articles, as a collective whole, can be viewed as an artifact of the research…
Descriptors: Language Research, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Learning
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Oranje, Jo; Smith, Lisa F. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The New Zealand school curriculum was last revised in 2007, at which time a new emphasis was placed on culture in language teaching. The practice of intercultural language teaching is implicit in the curriculum document and explicit in the curriculum guide, which features a set of principles for intercultural communicative language teaching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research, Teacher Attitudes
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