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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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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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Leal, Tania; Slabakova, Roumyana – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article uses the clitic left dislocation (CLLD) construction in L2 Spanish to investigate whether generative SLA has valuable insights to contribute to language teaching. Although CLLD is a structure that is commonly used by native speakers, as reported anecdotally and in at least one corpus, we found that native-Spanish and native-English…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Hirakawa, Makiko; Shibuya, Mayumi; Endo, Marie – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article explores what kind of second language (L2) input influences Japanese learners' acquisition of adjective ordering restrictions (AOR) in English where Japanese exhibits no AOR. In Study I, an explicit instruction (EI) group (n = 13) and a natural exposure (NE) group (n = 12) responded to a preference task. In Study II, an input flood…
Descriptors: Japanese, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Donato, Richard; Davin, Kristin J. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article reports findings from an investigation into how novice teachers' classroom discursive practices were influenced by history-in-person processes. Thought-based and practice-based data sources of two novice teachers were analysed to understand how history is brought to the present through the minds and bodies of individuals as they are…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Kim, Jongmin; Nassaji, Hossein – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Previous studies have shown that learner individual differences have important impacts on L2 accuracy development. The present study examines a learner variable (i.e. extraversion versus introversion) and its effects on incidental focus on form. Twenty-eight ESL students in two classes (an advanced and an upper-intermediate class) and their…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Extraversion Introversion
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Saito, Kazuya; Hanzawa, Keiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The current project longitudinally investigated the extent to which first-year Japanese university students developed their second language (L2) oral ability in relation to increased input in foreign language classrooms. Their spontaneous speech was elicited at the beginning, middle and end of one academic year, and then judged by linguistically…
Descriptors: Role, Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Phonemes
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Hou, Junping; Loerts, Hanneke; Verspoor, Marjolijn H. – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The use of 'chunks' is not only a common and characteristic feature of first language use, but may also be a distinguishing factor between less and more proficient second language users. The present study aimed at investigating potential correlations between chunk use and holistically rated proficiency scores and development over time in advanced…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Lee, Sunjung; Pulido, Diana – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated the impact of topic interest, alongside L2 proficiency and gender, on L2 vocabulary acquisition through reading. A repeated-measures design was used with 135 Korean EFL students. Control variables included topic familiarity, prior target-word knowledge, and target-word difficulty (word length, class, and concreteness).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Korean
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Brown, Dan – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Research on corrective feedback (CF), a central focus of second language acquisition (SLA), has increasingly examined how teachers employ CF in second language classrooms. Lyster and Ranta's (1997) seminal study identified six types of CF that teachers use in response to students' errors (recast, explicit correction, elicitation, clarification…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, Error Correction, Feedback (Response)
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Park, Eun Sung; Song, Sunhee; Shin, Yu Kyoung – Language Teaching Research, 2016
Should teachers spend hours correcting students' errors, or should they simply underline the errors, leaving it up to the students to self-correct them? The current study examines the utility of indirect feedback on learners' written output. Journal entries from students enrolled in intact second language (L2) Korean classes (n = 40) were…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Poupore, Glen – Language Teaching Research, 2016
While learners of a second language (L2) are increasingly interacting in small groups as part of a communicative methodological paradigm, very few studies have investigated the social dynamics that occur in such groups. The aim of this study is to introduce a group work dynamic measuring instrument and to investigate the relationship between group…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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