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Eva Jakupcevic; Mihajla Cavar Portolan – Language Teaching Research, 2024
Pragmatic competence is an essential element of communicative competence, which makes it relevant for speakers of all ages, including young language learners (YLLs). Despite the recognized importance of pragmatics, research of textbooks for adult second language (L2) learners to date has found them lacking in their approach to this key aspect of…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Wen-Ta Tseng; Yeu-Ting Liu; Yi-Ting Hsu; Hsi-Chin Chu – Language Teaching Research, 2024
This study set out to re-examine the effectiveness of study abroad programs in second language (L2) acquisition through a multi-level meta-analysis. Overall, 42 primary studies published between 1995 and 2019 were identified, and in total 283 effect sizes were meta-analysed. This study implemented a three-level random effects model to account for…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kiwamu Kasahara; Akifumi Yanagisawa – Language Teaching Research, 2024
Research has shown that learning a known-and-unknown word combination leads to greater learning than learning an unknown word alone (Kasahara, 2010, 2011). These studies found that attaching a known adjective to an unknown noun can help learners remember the unknown noun. Kasahara (2015) found that a known verb can serve as an effective cue to…
Descriptors: Nouns, Form Classes (Languages), Recall (Psychology), Comparative Analysis
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Paul Leeming – Language Teaching Research, 2024
Groupwork has become ubiquitous in language education, with the clear benefits of interaction and output on language acquisition. A body of research has investigated this interaction in pairs and small groups, and there is an increased understanding that individual group context is a key factor in determining the behavior of students. This article…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis, Student Leadership
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Pamela M. Wesely; Reuben Vyn; Diane Neubauer – Language Teaching Research, 2024
World language teachers have historically relied on the notion of teaching methods to inform elements of design and procedure in their instructional practice. Teacher beliefs about teaching methods, however, have been shown to be significantly influenced by their context, including their institution and their learners. This phenomenon has led some…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Ali Derakhshan – Language Teaching Research, 2024
Studies examining culture representation in language textbooks have rarely adopted the semiotic approach, despite its potential for presenting and (re)creating cultural meanings at their various levels (i.e. cultural, intercultural, multicultural, and transcultural) in the co-instantiations of texts, tasks, and images. To address this issue, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Muthita Chinpakdee; Peter Yongqi Gu – Language Teaching Research, 2024
This article reports findings from a larger research project which aimed to promote learner autonomy among Thai secondary school learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) through strategy-based instruction (SBI). The study involved 30 learners from an intervention class and 32 learners from a comparison class. Nine strategies were introduced…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lin Lin; Guan Ying Li; Xuejun Guo – Language Teaching Research, 2024
Teachers' conceptions of assessment are a significant indicator of teacher assessment literacy. This study contextualized pre-service teachers' conceptions of assessment in Chinese second language education. An exploratory factor analysis generated eight first-order factors and the following confirmatory factor analysis found a hierarchical model,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Chinese
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Nathaniel Carney – Language Teaching Research, 2024
The current study investigated 29 first-year Japanese university students' usage of an online vocabulary notebook that automatically searched eight different word and phrase lists to provide students with reference information about their self-selected vocabulary. Over the course of a 14-week period, participants read English books and articles…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Phrase Structure, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Hyun Soo Kim; Jang Ho Lee; Hansol Lee – Language Teaching Research, 2024
Glossing is a widely used and examined vocabulary learning tool, and one of the major branches of glossing research has compared the relative effects of first language (L1) and second language (L2) glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary learning. However, the findings in this literature have not been consistent, calling for a…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Phil Hiver; Ali H. Al-Hoorie; Joseph P. Vitta; Janice Wu – Language Teaching Research, 2024
At the turn of the new millennium, in an article published in "Language Teaching Research" in 2000, Dörnyei and Kormos proposed that 'active learner engagement is a key concern' for all instructed language learning. Since then, language engagement research has increased exponentially. In this article, we present a systematic review of 20…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Research Methodology, Active Learning
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Jui-Teng Li; Fuhui Tong; Beverly J. Irby; Rafael Lara-Alecio; Hector Rivera – Language Teaching Research, 2024
This meta-analysis includes experimental and quasi-experimental studies of reading interventions for English learners (ELs) coupled with four specific instructional strategies. The purposes of this meta-analysis were two-fold: (1) to identify the effects of the four instructional strategies (i.e. scaffolding, graphic organizers, interactive read…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Miguel Fernández Álvarez; Silvia García Hernández – Language Teaching Research, 2024
After the publication of the "CEFR Companion Volume" in 2018, a revision of the curriculum in force for the English subject in the Bilingual Sections in the Community of Madrid has been implemented. One of the main changes is the inclusion of the concept of linguistic mediation in the subject 'Advanced English' in the last stage of…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Secondary School Students, Language Proficiency, Guidelines
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Helena S. Belío-Apaolaza; Natividad Hernández Muñoz – Language Teaching Research, 2024
The acquisition of communicative competence in second and foreign languages requires the incorporation of verbal and non-verbal elements. Notwithstanding, few studies have performed empirical research into the acquisition of non-verbal signs. This research studies the learning of emblematic gestures for students of Spanish in the USA using an…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Nonverbal Communication
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Lin Sophie Teng – Language Teaching Research, 2024
This study examines the predictive effects of motivational beliefs and self-efficacy on multiple dimensions of self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies in English as a foreign language (EFL) writing. Undergraduate students (n = 389) were recruited voluntarily from four universities in mainland China. They were invited to complete a set of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Goal Orientation, Predictor Variables
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