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Rouhshad, Amir; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching Research, 2016
The Interaction Approach argues that negotiation for meaning and form is conducive to second language development. To date, most of the research on negotiations has been either in face-to-face (FTF) or text-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) modes. Very few studies have compared the nature of negotiations across the modes.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Proficiency
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Forman, Ross – Language Teaching Research, 2015
A brief "language learning experience" (LLE) in Thai was integrated into a second language development course as part of postgraduate TESOL study at an Australian university. Sixty primary and secondary teachers from a range of schools evaluated the impact of the LLE by means of a questionnaire; the teachers proved highly affirming of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Linguistic Theory, Learning Experience, English (Second Language)
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Rowland, Luke – Language Teaching Research, 2011
This is an account of how one class of English language learners compared and contrasted their language learning experiences with English language teaching (ELT) research findings during a five-week Intensive Academic Preparation course at an Australian university. It takes as its starting point the fact that learners, unlike teachers and…
Descriptors: Language Research, Second Language Learning, Journal Articles, English (Second Language)
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Elder, Catherine – Language Teaching Research, 2009
The paper offers a retrospective evaluation of recent evaluative studies of bilingual programs in the Australian state of Victoria, in an attempt to determine how successfully the evaluation process met the dual criteria of external accountability and development. The programs in question were located in primary or secondary government schools and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Bilingual Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching Research, 2007
Although the literature on language pedagogy encourages the use of pair work in the second language classroom, students sometimes seem reluctant to work in pairs, particularly on grammar-focused tasks. This study investigated the merits of pair work by comparing pair and individual work on an editing task and by analysing the nature of pair…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Editing, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Murray, Denise E.; McPherson, Pam – Language Teaching Research, 2006
Research has found that text reading and Web reading, while sharing some similarities, require a different balance of strategies. Adult language learners, especially those with limited previous experience with the Web, may therefore need explicit, scaffolded instruction in order to read the Web. This article reports on teacher action research and…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Internet
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Dufficy, Paul – Language Teaching Research, 2004
This paper focuses on an information gap task that was part of a larger critical action research project that sought to expand talk opportunities for children in multilingual classrooms. Little of the previous research on tasks and language learning has focused on children learning English as an additional language in the context of diverse,…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Action Research, Written Language, Oral Language
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Hird, Bernard; Thwaite, Anne; Breen, Michael; Milton, Marion; Oliver, Rhonda – Language Teaching Research, 2000
Reports a study that describes and classifies actual teaching practices used by 18 English-as-Second-Language teachers in Australian classrooms. Data were collected through observations of three lessons and subsequent interviews with the teacher. Almost 300 individual practices were identified. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age Differences, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques