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Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This questionnaire study examined the beliefs, practices and constraints related to learner autonomy reported by 359 teachers (mainly expatriate) working on an English Preparatory Year Programme (PYP) at a university in Saudi Arabia. The teachers associated learner autonomy primarily with notions of independence and control and saw it as the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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Hlas, Anne Cummings; Neyers, Krista; Molitor, Sarah – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate student attention lapses in second language classrooms at the university level. In 17 classes, 274 undergraduate students reported the frequency and duration of their attention lapses during 50- and 75-minute classes at various levels. Students' beliefs regarding their attention and the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Attention Control, Teaching Methods
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Sampson, Richard J. – Language Teaching Research, 2019
As a compulsory classroom subject in an environment in which it is rarely used, English as a foreign language might seem to have very little connection to students' present or future lives. There may be a disconnect between various circulating messages about English, and experiences of little day-to-day English use. This article presents…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Science Education
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Umeda, Mari; Snape, Neal; Yusa, Noriaki; Wiltshier, John – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study examines the role of explicit instruction in article semantics to L2 learners of English. Two types of generic sentences, expressed by different articles, were tested over time. An instruction group (n = 21), a control group (n = 16) and a native English speaker control group (n = 9) participated in the study. The instruction group…
Descriptors: Semantics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lopez, Elaine – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Many explanations have been offered for the widely attested problems second language (L2) learners experience with the English article system. One influential proposal from formal linguistics is the Article Choice Parameter and associated Fluctuation Hypothesis, which states that learners of English fluctuate between correct and incorrect usage by…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shimanskaya, Elena; Slabakova, Roumyana – Language Teaching Research, 2019
In this article, we address the issue of targeted instruction on interpretive contrasts between native and second-language grammatical meanings. Such mismatches are predicted to create challenges for learners. We illustrate this with French and English pronouns. In French, clitic pronouns (le, la) point to human as well as inanimate referents,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Form Classes (Languages)
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Gil, Kook-Hee; Marsden, Heather; Whong, Melinda – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article brings together an experimental study involving L2 knowledge of negation in English and an analysis of how English language textbooks treat negation, in order to consider whether textbook explanations of negation could better exploit linguistic insights into negation. We focus on the English negative polarity item any, whose…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Role
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Hirakawa, Makiko; Shibuya, Mayumi; Endo, Marie – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article explores what kind of second language (L2) input influences Japanese learners' acquisition of adjective ordering restrictions (AOR) in English where Japanese exhibits no AOR. In Study I, an explicit instruction (EI) group (n = 13) and a natural exposure (NE) group (n = 12) responded to a preference task. In Study II, an input flood…
Descriptors: Japanese, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Miranda, Jessica L.W.; Wells, Jenny C.; Jenkins, Amelia – Language Teaching Research, 2019
A utilization-focused evaluation (Patton, 2008) was conducted to systematically investigate special education teacher candidates' preparation to teach English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. The results were used to (1) determine current effectiveness of departmental programs and (2) guide program improvement efforts. The initial…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners
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Jung, YeonJoo; Kim, YouJin; Lee, Hikyoung; Cathey, Robin; Carver, Julie; Skalicky, Stephen – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Recently, second language (L2) instruction has benefitted from the development of instructional technology such as synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC). The present study was conducted to investigate learner perception of the effectiveness of SCMC interactions for L2 learning and building intercultural competence. Students (n = 55)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Predictor Variables
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Li, Ying; Somlak, Taylor – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Research on second-language (L2) speech acquisition suggests that audio-visual aids could be effective in helping learners acquire difficult L2 speech sounds (Li, 2016a). However, most previous studies have been restricted to laboratory settings rather than the classroom environment. The present study, therefore, was designed to fill this…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Nonverbal Communication, Pronunciation, Language Tests
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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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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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