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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed.; Murray, Lauren, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The 43rd annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2019. Papers in these proceedings include the following: (1) How does Experimental Learning Increase Skills and Knowledge Acquisition and Retention in the Non-Traditional Adult Learner? (David Antico); (2) CHAT and…
Descriptors: Working Class, Scholarship, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Navaie, Leila Ashegh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Oral communication is one of the main reasons language learners attend language classes. As pronunciation is among the most significant aspects of oral communication, this study attempted to see how learning-oriented assessment (LOA) could affect pronunciation learning of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 64 language learners in a private…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
Bahadorani, Homeira – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Language instructors play a decisive role in adult language learners' learning and retention of vocabulary through planning, selection, and teaching of vocabulary and strategies. However, some professional language schools lack extensive teacher-training programs that prepare instructors with the skills required to select and teach vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Guidelines
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NematTabrizi, Amir Reza; Saber, Mehrnoush Akhavan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The study was an attempt to measure the effect of critical reading strategies, namely; re-reading, questioning and annotating on recall and retention of collocations by intermediate Iranian EFL learners. To this end, Nelson proficiency test was administered to ninety (n = 90) Iranian EFL learners studying at Zaban Sara language institute in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Reading, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Shakerian, Pouya; Rezaei, Omid; Murnani, Zeinab Toghyani; Moeinmanesh, Hamid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Pop songs are, in fact, an ideal source for incidental vocabulary learning because teenagers often spend large amounts of their free time listening to music and in particular to pop songs. Employing an experimental approach, this study attempted to investigate the role of pop songs on vocabulary recall, attitude and retention of Iranian advanced…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zandieh, Zeinab; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr – English Language Teaching, 2012
The present study investigated comprehension, immediate and delayed vocabulary retention under incidental and intentional learning conditions via computer mediated hypertext gloss. One hundred and eighty four (N = 184) intermediate students of English as a foreign language at an English school participated in the study. They were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Burns, Anne, Ed.; Burton, Jill, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2008
Over the last 30 years, inquiry-based teaching has become a highly valued component of professional development and practitioner research in Australia and New Zealand. This volume of the Language Teacher Research Series focuses on teaching and learning experiences in those two countries, which encompass a large geographical area with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Sims, Edward M. – Computers and Education, 2007
Lifelike, interactive digital characters, serving as mentors and role-playing actors, have been shown to significantly improve learner motivation and retention. However, the cost of modeling such characters, authoring and editing their interactions, and delivering them over limited-bandwidth connections can be prohibitive. This paper describes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Educational Technology, Military Personnel, Mentors