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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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Yeldham, Michael – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study examined the influence of formulaic language on second language (L2) listeners' lower-level processing, in terms of their ability to accurately identify the words in texts. On the one hand, there were reasons for expecting the presence of the formulas to advantage the learners, because the learners would process these formulaic words…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Lin, Ming Huei; Lee, Jia-Ying – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study of 52 undergraduates of English as a foreign language (EFL) involves an empirical assessment of the pedagogical suitability of data-driven learning (DDL) in three Taiwanese grammar classes. One class (16 students) was taught using a traditional deductive approach (TDA), and the others (one of 17 and one of 19 students) were taught using…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wu, Chiu-Hui – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Byram's (2008) intercultural citizenship framework includes the following orientations: cognitive, evaluative, comparative, action, and communicative. Using this framework as a theoretical basis, this study explored the international service-learning (ISL) experiences of four Taiwanese non-native English speakers (NNES) during a two-week trip to a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Case Studies, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Pan, Yi-Chun; Tsai, Tzung-Hung; Huang, Yueh-Kuey; Liu, Dilin – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Various forms of pre-listening support, such as the provision of vocabulary and topic information, have been used to help second language (L2) learners better understand what they listen to. Results of studies on the effects of vocabulary support have been mixed. Furthermore, there has been little research on the effects of different quantities of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Vocabulary Development
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Sun, Chia-Ho – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated the effects of three instructional modes: picture-book reading-only (PRO), picture-book reading plus vocabulary instruction (PRVI), and picture-book reading plus reading-based collaborative output activity (PRCOA) on young adult EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' vocabulary acquisition and retention. Eighty…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Wacha, Richard Charles; Liu, Yeu-Ting – Language Teaching Research, 2017
The purpose of this exploratory longitudinal study was to evaluate the efficacy of two new forms of recasts (i.e., elaborated and paraphrased recasts), each of which was designed to be more in accordance with contested views of input processing. The effectiveness of the two new forms of recasts was compared to that of conventional standard…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yeldham, Michael; Gruba, Paul – Language Teaching Research, 2016
This study examined the idiosyncratic development of second language (L2) learners in a listening strategies course. The progress of four Taiwanese EFL learners was examined longitudinally through a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques as the learners participated in a course combining direct instruction of strategies with their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Skills, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Chen, Yuan-shan – Language Teaching Research, 2016
While many empirical studies demonstrate the effects of instruction on enhancing second language (L2) learners' pragmatic competence (Rose, 2005), few have attempted to gain an understanding of the quality of classroom life in addition to instructional efficacy. Drawing on the framework of Exploratory Practice (Allwright, 2005), the present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Tsai, Kuei-Ju – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The present study investigates the collocational profiles of (1) three series of graded textbooks for English as a foreign language (EFL) commonly used in Taiwan, (2) the written productions of EFL learners, and (3) the written productions of native speakers (NS) of English. These texts were examined against a purpose-built collocation list. Based…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure
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Webb, Stuart; Chang, Anna C-S. – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigated (1) the extent of vocabulary learning through reading and listening to 10 graded readers, and (2) the relationship between vocabulary gain and the frequency and distribution of occurrence of 100 target words in the graded readers. The experimental design expanded on earlier studies that have typically examined incidental…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Word Frequency
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Yeldham, Michael; Gruba, Paul – Language Teaching Research, 2014
This study details the development of six second language learners in an English listening course that focused on developing their bottom-up listening skills. The research employed longitudinal multi-case studies to chart the development of these lower proficiency-level Taiwanese university learners, and their progress in the course was analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Skills
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Lee, Hsiao-Chien – Language Teaching Research, 2013
The reading response journal has been valued as an effective tool for involving students in authentic reading and writing activities. As the internet has become an essential medium in today's English classroom, it is advisable to integrate both the web and the journal when approaching our EFL students. In order to motivate and engage my…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Internet, Data Analysis
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Ko, Mei-Yun – Language Teaching Research, 2013
This qualitative case study describes in detail a college teacher's experience in teaching critical literacy to English major students in Taiwan. A qualitative analysis of the data collected from classroom observation, class discussion and interviews shows that the teacher struck a balance between language skills teaching and critical literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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