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Tavakoli, Parvaneh; Hunter, Ann-Marie – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports on a study examining second language (L2) teachers' understanding of speech fluency and their self-reported classroom practices for promoting it. Qualitative and quantitative data collected from 84 L2 teachers in England were analysed to answer the research questions. In addition to the descriptive statistics and lexical…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Classroom Techniques, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Block, David – Language Teaching Research, 2012
This article explores how class might be brought to the fore as an identity inscription in studies of second language learning, alongside other identity inscriptions such as gender, ethnicity and national identity, which have been the focus of rather more research. It begins by clarifying what is meant by class through a brief discussion of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Research, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Graham, Suzanne; Santos, Denise; Vanderplank, Robert – Language Teaching Research, 2011
This article reports on an investigation into the development of the listening proficiency and strategic behaviour of 15 lower-intermediate learners of French in England. We consider whether listeners remain in the same listening proficiency group after six months, and whether changes in strategy use are related to movement or non-movement between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills
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Hobbs, Valerie; Kubanyiova, Magdalena – Language Teaching Research, 2008
Researching language teachers requires intensive involvement of both the researcher and the researched. Yet, the available methodological literature in the field often paints a blurred picture of the nature of such involvement and provides little advice on dealing with challenges inherent in this type of research. Our doctoral research projects…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Slimani-Rolls, Assia – Language Teaching Research, 2005
To investigate the use, or otherwise, of conversational adjustments (CAs), in a normal instructional setting, the quality of speech generated during meaning negotiation, and learner perception of the task under study, a quantitative and a qualitative analysis was carried out of language produced in a dyadic set-up in a one-way information task, a…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Language Research, Discourse Analysis
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Mitchell, Rosamond; Martin, Cynthia – Language Teaching Research, 1997
Presents preliminary findings from a longitudinal study of French teaching and learning in two secondary schools in southern England. Focuses on a subgroup of teachers involved in the project, examining their classroom practices and beliefs about effective teaching (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Creativity, Error Correction, Foreign Countries