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Helm, Francesca – Research-publishing.net, 2018
There has been considerable talk about the future of research and practice in education. Occasionally the discourse tends to the euphoric, sometimes it strays more to the dystopic. Public debates often explore how educators can and should meet society's demands in the globalised, interconnected geopolitical situations of today. Voiced concern…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Guidelines, Interaction
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando, Ed.; Beaven, Tita, Ed.; Fuertes Gutiérrez, Mara, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This edited volume contains 11 short papers selected from the 2017 Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University conference (InnoConf), which took place on the 16th of June at The Open University. The theme of the conference was "Integrating Informal Learning into Formal Language Education." The aim of the conference was to…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Saona-Vallejos, Miguel Ángel – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Busuu (https://www.busuu.com) is one of several existing Social Networking Sites for Language Learning (SNSLLs). According to Álvarez (2016), it has all the features an SNSLL should have. However, once Busuu migrated to a mobile compatible platform in 2016, it lost some of the social aspects of a Social Networking Site (SNS) determined by Boyd and…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Second Language Learning, Social Media, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Martínez-Carrasco, Robert – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper presents a classroom experience regarding the use of wikis in L2 collaborative writing settings. Framed in the current post-positivist educational climate in higher education, the adoption of wikis as a Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) platform complements and enriches the classroom-based interaction of L2 learners. While…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Collaborative Writing
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Bárkányi, Zsuzsanna – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The present chapter examines learners' beliefs and attitudes with regard to speaking in a learning environment that is neither formal nor non-formal. The main research question is whether learners perceive Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs) as a completely informal context that is free of anxiety or rather as a virtual classroom where…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology
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Salin, Sandra – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This chapter presents the "Better French Living Project" (BFLP), which was started in 2014 in the French section of the Newcastle University School of Modern Languages (SML) with a view to respond to second-year students' feedback, promote independent learning amongst them, and assist in their year-abroad preparation by developing their…
Descriptors: French, Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Liang – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Tandem Language Exchanges (TLE) have been recognised for their pedagogical value in language learning, especially when developing learner autonomy through providing language learning support to each other in a friendly and social learning environment. Unlike many projects which incorporate cross-site practices in a collaborative teaching paradigm,…
Descriptors: Universities, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Twitter can be used as a language learning tool and this potential has been identified by a number of scholars. This chapter presents an overview of the identified potential of Twitter as a language learning tool and presents an overview of different studies carried out to provide evidence of language learning using Twitter in different contexts.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, Informal Education, Educational Research
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando; Beaven, Tita; Fuertes Gutiérrez, Mara – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This chapter describes a collection of selected papers from the 2017 Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University conference (InnoConf), which took place in June 2017 at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. The theme of the conference was "Integrating Informal Learning into Formal Language Education." The aim of the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Matos, Marta Vacas – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Most of the more serious mistakes we make in our second or third languages are not linked to grammar, but to pragmatics (Félix-Brasdefer, 2008; Kasper & Rose, 1999; Olshtain & Blum-Kulka, 1985; Rose & Kasper, 2001). While language textbooks are often focused on grammar content distributed throughout a communicative syllabus (Lázaro…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Error Patterns, Pragmatics
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Chen, Zhiqiong – Research-publishing.net, 2018
In this study, the author used the Flipped Classroom (FC) approach in one Mandarin teaching module with three types of self-produced videos as pre-class learning material. These videos covered grammar rules, usage of vocabulary, and explanation of texts. The paper first briefly explains the rationale of using such teaching videos. To investigate…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Cervi-Wilson, Tiziana; Brick, Billy – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Recent developments in mobile technologies have increased the ways in which languages can be learnt, both within and beyond the classroom. Whereas the use of mobile technologies seems to challenge traditional knowledge and skills acquisition, research shows that foreign language study can be enriched through easy access to resources selected to…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Italian, Second Language Learning, Handheld Devices
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Beaven, Tita; Simcott, Richard – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The closing plenary session at the InnoConf17 conference was an informal interview that Tita Beaven conducted with Richard Simcott, which is reproduced here in an edited version. Topics discussed include the meaning of a "polyglot," the differences between informal and formal language learning, and the development of language exchanges.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Sense of Community, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Mericka, Kirsten – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This chapter presents a technology-enhanced language learning project that was undertaken with advanced first-year university students of German. The students created a LipDub video, which is a music video that combines lip-synching and audio dubbing and can be filmed on any recording device with a camera. To participate in this group project, the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Advanced Students, Second Language Learning, German
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Biasini, Rosalba, Ed.; Proudfoot, Anna, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2018
A group of Italian language tutors attended sessions dedicated to Italian language teaching and learning that were included in the SIS Biennial Conference in 2015. Following the conference, the group suggested that a publication of the proceedings to mark the first of these meetings would be a useful resource for all language tutors. To five of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Italian
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