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Ahmadian, Mohammad Javad – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study investigated the differential effects of implicit and explicit instruction of refusal strategies in English and whether and how the impacts of instruction methods interact with learners' working memory capacity (WMC). 78 learners of English were assigned to three groups (explicit, implicit, and control). Implicit instruction was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Direct Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Jang Ho; Levine, Glenn S. – Language Teaching Research, 2020
The present study examined the interaction effects between teachers' choice of language in lexical explanation and second language (L2) learners' proficiency level on the learning of phrasal verbs and listening comprehension in a meaning-focused listening activity. Undergraduate L2 learners with two different levels of proficiency (intermediate…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Traxler, Rachel Elizabeth; Nakatsukasa, Kimi – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Whether to use spoken English for the instruction of American Sign Language (ASL) is a pedagogical debate for those teaching hearing second language learners. Previous investigations have found the use of learners' first language to be beneficial for vocabulary acquisition. Studies on sign languages, however, have found that a class taught…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Usage, English, Speech Communication
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MacSwan, Jeff – Language Teaching Research, 2020
The author situates language education policy and scholarship on Academic English within the broader historical context of standard language ideology, the view that the language variety of socio-economic elites is intrinsically more complex than other varieties. It is argued that the current predominant focus on the nature of school language gives…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Language Attitudes, Socioeconomic Status, Standard Spoken Usage
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Freeman, Donald – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This article examines how the concept of a knowledge-base in language teacher education has changed since the 1998 proposal. Arguing that a knowledge-base evolves in two ways: through changes in the field of knowledge, and through changes driven by the work that knowledge supports, I describe two problems: 'translating' theory into practice and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Macaro, Ernesto; Tian, Lili; Chu, Lingmin – Language Teaching Research, 2020
Although there is a wealth of research on the use of the first language (L1) in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms, there is as yet very little research of this kind in classrooms where the prime pedagogical objective is to teach academic content through English as a second language (English medium instruction; EMI). It is important to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yeldham, Michael – Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study examined the influence of formulaic language on second language (L2) listeners' lower-level processing, in terms of their ability to accurately identify the words in texts. On the one hand, there were reasons for expecting the presence of the formulas to advantage the learners, because the learners would process these formulaic words…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Language Processing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Rahimi, Muhammad – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The impacts of task characteristics on second language (L2) writing require further exploration. This study examined the effects of increasing task complexity on L2 argumentative writing. Upper-intermediate L2 learners performed two writing tasks with varying degrees of complexity in relation to the number of elements and the degree of reasoning.…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Accuracy
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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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