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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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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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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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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Witney, John; Saito, Kazuya; Dewaele, Livia – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Positive psychology has boosted interest in the positive as well as the negative emotions that Foreign Language learners experience. The present study examines whether -- and to what extent -- foreign language enjoyment (FLE) and foreign language (FL) classroom anxiety (FLCA) are linked to a range of learner internal variables and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learner Engagement, Anxiety, High School Students
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Uzum, Baburhan; Yazan, Bedrettin; Selvi, Ali Fuad – Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study analyses four American multicultural teacher education textbooks for instances of inclusive and exclusive representations through the use of first person plural pronouns (i.e. "we", "us", "our", "ours"). Positioning theory is used as a theoretical framework to examine the textbook authors' uses of…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Inclusion, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education
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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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Hayik, Rawia – Language Teaching Research, 2018
'PhotoVoice' is a participatory documentary photography tool that empowers youth with little money, power, or status by providing them with opportunities to voice their critique and act for enhancing their realities. Grounded in critical literacy theory, this research tool has the potential to raise students' awareness to problematic issues in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Photography, Criticism, Critical Theory
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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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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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Azkarai, Agurtzane; García Mayo, María del Pilar – Language Teaching Research, 2017
Research has shown that tasks provide second language (L2) learners with many opportunities to learn the L2. Task repetition has been claimed to benefit L2 learning since familiarity with procedure and/or content gives learners the chance to focus on more specific aspects of language. Most research on task repetition has focused on adult…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Macis, Marijana; Schmitt, Norbert – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigated learner knowledge of the figurative meanings of 30 collocations that can be both literal and figurative. One hundred and seven Chilean Spanish-speaking university students of English were asked to complete a meaning-recall collocation test in which the target items were embedded in non-defining sentences. Results showed…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Spanish Speaking
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Tragant, Elsa; Serrano, Raquel; Llanes, Àngels – Language Teaching Research, 2017
Contexts that promote intensive second language (L2) experiences (typically, stay abroad, immersion, etc.) are reported to facilitate language development; yet, little is known about such programs when they are addressed to school-age learners in their home country. The present study examines the experiences of learners aged 11-13 years who…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Summer Programs, Early Adolescents
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Lambert, Craig; Philp, Jenefer; Nakamura, Sachiko – Language Teaching Research, 2017
This study investigates the benefits of designing second language (L2) learning tasks to operate on learner-generated content (related to actual content in their lives and experiences) as opposed to teacher-generated content typical of current approaches to L2 task design (fictitious ideas and events created to provide an opportunity for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Task Analysis, Language Usage, Second Language Instruction
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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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