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Ahmadian, Mohammad Javad – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigated the differential effects of implicit and explicit instruction of refusal strategies in English and whether and how the impacts of instruction methods interact with learners' working memory capacity (WMC). 78 learners of English were assigned to three groups (explicit, implicit, and control). Implicit instruction was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Direct Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Gholami, Leila; Gholami, Javad – Language Teaching Research, 2020
An extensive number of studies have examined the effectiveness of incidental focus on form (FonF) measured through uptake in primarily communicative activities and established an association between learners' uptake of linguistic features and their subsequent second language development. In this strand of research, the analysis of linguistic forms…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Jang Ho; Levine, Glenn S. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
The present study examined the interaction effects between teachers' choice of language in lexical explanation and second language (L2) learners' proficiency level on the learning of phrasal verbs and listening comprehension in a meaning-focused listening activity. Undergraduate L2 learners with two different levels of proficiency (intermediate…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Kartchava, Eva; Gatbonton, Elizabeth; Ammar, Ahlem; Trofimovich, Pavel – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between pre-service English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teachers' pedagogical beliefs and their actual teaching practices. To determine the nature of this relationship, 99 teachers-in-training with little or no teaching experience were asked to complete a questionnaire seeking information about their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Traxler, Rachel Elizabeth; Nakatsukasa, Kimi – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Whether to use spoken English for the instruction of American Sign Language (ASL) is a pedagogical debate for those teaching hearing second language learners. Previous investigations have found the use of learners' first language to be beneficial for vocabulary acquisition. Studies on sign languages, however, have found that a class taught…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Usage, English, Speech Communication
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Tsai, Mei-Hsing – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigates the relative effectiveness of two methods for teaching a set of English verb-noun collocations: form-focused instruction (FFI) and concept-based instruction (CBI). The sample comprised 73 Chinese-speaking learners of English taking intermediate English courses, who were randomly assigned to one of three groups: an FFI…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Pretests Posttests
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Lopriore, Lucilla – Language Teaching Research, 2020
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) is a recent teaching approach widely adopted in numerous international contexts, especially in Europe where it was promoted as a way to promote language learning within the educational system. When implemented, CLIL predominantly involves subject content teachers using English to teach their subject.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schleppegrell, Mary J. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
English language teachers who work with children in schools need knowledge about how English works to construct and present knowledge. This article discusses three aspects of that knowledge: understanding variation in the registers needed to engage in different classroom tasks, being able to identify language features used in the disciplinary…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, English Teachers, English Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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MacSwan, Jeff – Language Teaching Research, 2020
The author situates language education policy and scholarship on Academic English within the broader historical context of standard language ideology, the view that the language variety of socio-economic elites is intrinsically more complex than other varieties. It is argued that the current predominant focus on the nature of school language gives…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Language Attitudes, Socioeconomic Status, Standard Spoken Usage
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Johnson, Karen E.; Golombek, Paula R. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Given emerging trends in where, why, how, and to what end English language teachers are being prepared, we argue that greater attention to the design, enactment, and consequences of language teacher education (LTE) pedagogy is critical in order to meet the needs of current and future English language teachers in an increasingly diverse, mobile,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Second Language Learning
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Cross, Russell – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This article focuses on reframing the 'who' of second language teacher education (SLTE), building on the framework laid out by Freeman and Johnson (FJ) in 1998 with particular attention to their notion of the teacher-as-learner. The first half of this article is conceptual, outlining one way I have found helpful for engaging with this notion since…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Guidelines
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Van Canh, Le – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Situated in the Vietnamese context, this article argues that rather than sideline knowledge of learners in favour of subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge as the basis of the knowledge base of LTE, prominence should be given to knowledge of learners if teachers' competence to teach responsively is desired.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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Murray, Denise E. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
English language teaching takes place in a variety of different contexts around the globe, contexts that are affected by the megatrends of global competition, population mobility, and technological interconnectedness. These trends have resulted in increased demand for English as a tool for advancement individually and nationally. However, because…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Social Influences
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Teemant, Annela – Language Teaching Research, 2020
New audiences, new theoretical understandings of cognitive development and teaching, and the moral imperative to reach all learners and teachers require reframing how we assess our effectiveness in ELT. In this article, I present four areas of LTE that require reframing: (1) Who we prepare (2) with what content (3) to competently participate in…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kubanyiova, Magdalena – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Language learning happens across many sites of social interactions; those scarred by injustices, conflicts and structural violence as well as those characterized by conviviality of human encounters and acts of welcoming the stranger. This article outlines new directions for language teacher education in this age of ambiguity. I propose that its…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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