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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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Kim, Jiyun; Lantolf, James P. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports on a pedagogical project aimed at helping second language (L2) learners of English develop the ability to detect and appropriately interpret spoken sarcasm. The study used a pre- and posttest procedure to assess the development of learners' ability to both detect sarcasm and impute appropriate speaker intentions and attitudes…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Native Language, Korean, Language Usage
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Pellicer-Sánchez, Ana – Language Teaching Research, 2017
Previous studies have shown that intentional learning through explicit instruction is effective for the acquisition of collocations in a second language (L2) (e.g. Peters, 2014, 2015), but relatively little is known about the effectiveness of incidental approaches for the acquisition of L2 collocations. The present study examined the incidental…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Uzum, Baburhan – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how a novice language teacher negotiated her pedagogical beliefs and practices during her socialization into a foreign cultural and educational context. The focal participant was an Uzbek language teacher at a university in the USA. Using a language socialization theoretical framework, data were drawn from…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Socialization, Video Technology
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Prosic-Santovac, Danijela – Language Teaching Research, 2017
When teaching foreign languages to very young learners, motivation is an issue that needs to be taken into account even more than in the case of any other age group. Teaching materials and students' textbooks used in schools and preschools, however carefully crafted, often fail to cater for the genuine interests of children and to invoke intrinsic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Toys, Cartoons, English (Second Language)
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Phung, Linh – Language Teaching Research, 2017
While learners' engagement has been recognized as important for second language (L2) learning in task-based language teaching (TBLT), how engagement is manifest in learners' L2 use during task performance and how tasks can be designed to facilitate better engagement have not received enough attention in the L2 research. This study investigates the…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Kormos, Judit; Préfontaine, Yvonne – Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present mixed-methods study examined the role of learner appraisals of speech tasks in second language (L2) French fluency. Forty adult learners in a Canadian immersion program participated in the study that compared four sources of data: (1) objectively measured utterance fluency in participants' performances of three narrative tasks…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, French, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning
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Wyatt, Mark; Pasamar Márquez, Carmen – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Adopting an "exploratory action research" design and drawing primarily on a reflective journal and interviews, this study recounts the process of supporting first-year Applied Languages students (learning French, German and Spanish) as they started to engage in language research. Certain challenges they faced in engaging with the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Language Research, Action Research, Diaries
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Ives, Jessica – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This article presents a case study that explored and reflected on the relationship between the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices of one second language reading teacher. The findings of this study revealed that this particular teacher holds complex beliefs about teaching reading that were evident to some extent in many of his…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Educational Practices, Case Studies
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Hanks, Judith – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This article critically examines the implementation of Exploratory Practice in an English for academic purposes (EAP) context in a British university. The innovation involved challenges as well as opportunities for uniting learning, teaching and research. Particular emphasis is given to two teachers, who are the focus of this article: the story of…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Countries, Universities, Program Implementation
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McLean, Stuart; Kramer, Brandon; Beglar, David – Language Teaching Research, 2015
An important gap in the field of second language vocabulary assessment concerns the lack of validated tests measuring aural vocabulary knowledge. The primary purpose of this study is to introduce and provide preliminary validity evidence for the Listening Vocabulary Levels Test (LVLT), which has been designed as a diagnostic tool to measure…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Saito, Kazuya – Language Teaching Research, 2015
The current study investigated how recasts can promote the L2 pronunciation development of word-initial /?/ by Japanese learners of English in relation to two developmental stages of English /?/ acquisition (i.e. change in second formant [F2] ? change in third formant [F3]) as well as four affecting variables (i.e. the amount of recasts and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Pronunciation Instruction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Lamb, Martin; Wedell, Martin – Language Teaching Research, 2015
Inspiring teaching is the kind of pedagogy that motivates pupils to study autonomously, in their own time, of their own volition beyond the classroom, and may be particularly important for long-term endeavours such as learning a second language. This study aimed to find out the prevalence and nature of inspiring English language teaching in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Asians, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gu, Mingyue; Benson, Phil – Language Teaching Research, 2015
Drawing on insights from Communities of Practice and critical discourse theory, this study investigates how teacher identities are discursively constructed in course of teacher education and under the influence of social structure. The participants were seven Hong Kong and nine mainland Chinese pre-service teachers. Two focus group interviews and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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