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Wang, Weiqing; Loewen, Shawn – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Nonverbal behavior is an area of recent interest in second language acquisition (SLA). Some researchers have found that teachers' nonverbal behavior plays a role in second language (L2) learners' learning. Furthermore, corrective feedback during L2 interaction can also be facilitative of L2 development; however, little is known about how nonverbal…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Nakatsukasa, Kimi; Loewen, Shawn – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigates a teacher's L1 use during focus-on-form episodes (FFEs). FFEs assist L2 learning by bringing learners' attention to language. We studied the language used in FFEs in a Spanish as a foreign language (SFL) classroom to better understand the pedagogical purposes of L1 use in the classroom. We video-recorded 12 hours…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Pronunciation
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Morimoto, Shun; Loewen, Shawn – Language Teaching Research, 2007
This quasi-experimental study investigated the effectiveness of two types of vocabulary instruction--image-schema-based instruction (ISBI) and translation-based instruction (TBI)--on the acquisition of second language (L2) polysemous words. Fifty-eight Japanese high school learners of English were divided into two treatment groups (ISBI and TBI)…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Semantics, Form Classes (Languages), Translation
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Loewen, Shawn – Language Teaching Research, 2003
Investigates English-as-a-Second-Language classes in Auckland, New Zealand to compare the frequency and characteristics of incidental focus on form episodes occurring in these classes. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar