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Work, Nicola – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Recent research on monolingual (L1) and bilingual (2L1) language acquisition is exploring the idea that children's early deviant structures involving omission of obligatory subjects and objects might be due not so much to performance limitations or purely syntactic deficits, but rather to an immature interface between syntax and discourse. For…
Descriptors: Evidence, Syntax, Monolingualism, Exhibits
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Briant, Elizabeth; Doherty, Catherine; Dooley, Karen; English, Rebecca – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2020
Australia's private tutoring market is expanding in a context where parents' trust in school personnel as educational experts is vulnerable. Simultaneously, a parentocratic logic is nudging parents to infuse the resources at their disposal into their pedagogic work in order to achieve the educational outcomes that they wish for their children.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Advertising, Tutoring, Private Education
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Benson, Lizbeth; English, Tammy; Conroy, David E.; Pincus, Aaron L.; Gerstorf, Denis; Ram, Nilam – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Life span developmental theories suggest that as individuals age, they accumulate knowledge about how to deploy emotion regulation (ER) strategies effectively and learn how to match their ER strategy use with changes in situational demands. Using an event-contingent experience sampling design wherein 150 adults Age 18 to 89 years reported on…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Emotional Response, Emotional Experience, Self Control
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Huang, Do Minh; Long, Le Nhut – Arab World English Journal, 2019
Pair/group work is now widely applied in virtually all types of classroom, and it is one of the prominent features of the learner-centered approach and the communicative method in English as a foreign language (EFL) classes. This study aimed to investigate three core questions (1) What do English majors at Dong Thap University perceive of group…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ercan, Basak – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
Providing language students with creative and effective language learning environments so that they can gain communicative competence is of great importance. Therefore, integration of technology into language learning has become much more valuable where the target language is taught as a foreign language, allowing learners to expose themselves…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, State Universities
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Stoewer, Kirsten; Musk, Nigel – Classroom Discourse, 2019
This paper examines how unplanned vocabulary work arises out of students' talk. Furthermore, we show how the teacher and students jointly contribute towards the ensuing teaching trajectories, whereby the vocabulary items are turned into 'teachables', i.e. interactionally emergent objects of explicit teaching. In doing so, we also explore what…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Lin, Su-Fei – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This study investigated university students' attitudes towards learning English vocabulary through collaborative group work (GW) versus individual work (IW) while performing vocabulary-focused tasks following reading comprehension. The second year, non-English major, Taiwanese students (N = 44) worked either in mixed ability groups of 3-4 or…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cooperative Learning
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Zhang, Ying – TESOL Journal, 2021
In K-12 classrooms, multimodal teaching, such as using visuals and technology, has been commonly embedded at different levels with different student groups. However, it has not been well discussed in English as a second language teacher training. As a response to the call for more research to study how teachers apply multimodal activities in…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Multimedia Instruction, English Language Learners
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Rivera Barreto, Adriana Maritza – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2018
This paper shares the results of a small-scale research project focused on using technology to motivate the use of English. Tenth semester students from a University in Tunja was the target group to develop the project. It also had as an objective to promote a virtual learning environment to boost English as a foreign language. A field diary, an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Aytaç-Demirçivi, Kadriye – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2020
The present study investigates the usage of speech like expressions in written works of Turkish learners of English. It also aims to find out the differences between C1 and B1 level learners in terms of the frequency and types of speech like expressions. The participants in this study were 21 B1 and 33 C1 level students at a state university in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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Maher, Zachary K.; Erskine, Michelle E.; Byrd, Arynn S.; Harring, Jeffrey R.; Edwards, Jan R. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Many studies have found a correlation between overall usage rates of nonmainstream forms and reading scores, but less is known about which dialect differences are most predictive. Here, we consider different methods of characterizing African American English use from existing assessments and examine which methods best predict literacy…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Johnson, Erika – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2021
Planned instructional scaffolding--the temporary use of materials, routines and structures to support students in doing challenging academic work--is a critical component of English-language reading instruction with emergent bilinguals (students formally categorized as English Language Learners). Although scholars describe how scaffolds…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Middle School Teachers, Student Diversity
Hickey, Raymond, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2020
South Africa is a country characterised by great linguistic diversity. Large indigenous languages, such as isiZulu and isiXhosa, are spoken by many millions of people, as well as the languages with European roots, such as Afrikaans and English, which are spoken by several millions and used by many more in daily life. This situation provides a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English, Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics
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Nychkalo, Nellia; Jinba, Wang; Lukianova, Larysa; Paziura, Nataliia; Muranova, Nataliia – Advanced Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to identify the effectiveness of the task-based approach to teaching business vocabulary to master's degree students while studying business English. The discipline of business English aims to develop students' ability to analyse and solve problems of the business environment, improve their foreign language competence…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Business English, Second Language Learning
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Valero Moya, Aída; Vendrell Morancho, Mireia; Camas Garrido, Laura – Digital Education Review, 2020
Considering the increasing importance and presence of the Social Networks Sites (SNSs) in educational scenarios, this work is aimed at exploring the scientific literature on their educational use for the last years. Through a bibliometric analysis composed of 191 journal articles written in English and Spanish, found in 7 different databases…
Descriptors: Databases, Social Networks, Bibliometrics, Spanish
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