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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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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Meguro, Yoichi – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study investigates whether textual enhancement had any effects on grammar learning (tag questions) and reading comprehension, and whether the types of tag question contributed to the benefits of textual enhancement. The study employed a pretest--posttest design with three treatment sessions. The target forms were English tag questions,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Malicka, Aleksandra; Gilabert Guerrero, Roger; Norris, John M. – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Needs analysis (NA) has long been argued to be the prerequisite for the design of language curricula or syllabi and the selection of tasks. According to Long (2005), a one-size-fits-all approach should be substituted by a careful examination of learners' needs in a particular domain or learner community. Despite the increasing practice of carrying…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Course Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Van de Guchte, Marrit; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; Braaksma, Martine; Bimmel, Peter – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present experimental study examined whether a different focus during a pre-task planning observation task affects learners' subsequent oral task performance. Forty-eight ninth-grade students learning German as a foreign language were randomly assigned to two different planning conditions: video observations with a focus on language (FonL) and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Grammar
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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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Gkonou, Christina; Miller, Elizabeth R. – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study examines how a group of eight teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Greece discuss their efforts to address their students' language anxiety (LA). We found that in most cases, these teachers' efforts are motivated by an ethic of care (Noddings, 1988, 2005, 2013) in which they seek to construct positive relationships with…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Student Relationship, Emotional Response, Anxiety
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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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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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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated how learners' ages affect their interpretation of the nonverbal behaviors (NVBs) of teachers and other students in distinguishing between questions and statements in the second language (L2) classroom. After watching 48 short video clips without sound in which three L2 teachers asked a question or made a statement with or…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning
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