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Cheng, Yonghong; Ma, Yibing; Wang, Yan – Applied Language Learning, 2019
Abundant research has been conducted on the relationship between student learning styles and teacher teaching styles. However, the research on the relationship between teachers' learning styles and their choice of instructional strategies is scarce. To understand this relationship better, this study seeks to learn whether there is a statistically…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martel, Jason – Applied Language Learning, 2018
Framed with concepts from the literature on educational innovations, the present study explored postsecondary students' and instructors' evaluative comments about ACTFL's Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA). In the research on the IPA to date, few scholars have explored these key stakeholders' perceptions of the framework, and a robust…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Faculty Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alonso-Pérez, Rosa; Sánchez-Requena, Alicia – Applied Language Learning, 2018
In the past decade, techniques traditionally used in the audiovisual translation (AVT) industry have been applied to foreign language teaching (FL) with promising results. Both teachers and researchers have provided useful data on various AVT typologies (i.e., subtitling, dubbing, audio description) to improve specific learning areas: vocabulary…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Audiovisual Instruction
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Miller, Zachary F. – Applied Language Learning, 2016
This study examined whether cadets at a U.S. service academy perceived attitudinal differences toward their military and civilian L2 instructors along three variables: foreign language expertise, communicative anxiety, and relatability. Cadets' proficiency levels (divided by beginning and intermediate classes) and current instructor (civilian or…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Koyama, Nobuko – Applied Language Learning, 2016
This case study presents a description and outline of a dubbing activity in which students utilized their basic linguistic skills holistically. Authentic materials such as television dramas and feature films are "a rich repository of various speech acts, lexicon and linguistic emotivity" (Koyama, 2009) and as such have the potential to…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vefali, Gülsen Musayeva; Ayan, Hatice Ç. – Applied Language Learning, 2015
This survey study aimed to explore EFL learners' (de)motivation in the preparatory classes at a tertiary institution in Northern Cyprus. It administered questionnaires to 105 preparatory learners and 30 language teachers. The statistical analysis revealed the Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient of 0.88 for the Learners' version, and 0.89 for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Choi, Yujeong; Kilpatrick, Cynthia – Applied Language Learning, 2014
Whereas studies show that comprehensible output facilitates L2 learning, hypothesis testing has received little attention in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Following Shehadeh (2003), we focus on hypothesis testing episodes (HTEs) in which learners initiate repair of their own speech in interaction. In the context of a one-way information gap…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Hypothesis Testing, Grammar, Morphology (Languages)
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Lim, Hye-Yeon – Applied Language Learning, 2009
The purpose of this study is to move beyond the more traditional focus on individual characteristics as they relate to anxiety in the use of a foreign language. In order to do this, cultural characteristics, perceptions of the cause of successful learning, and foreign (English) language use anxiety were included as the major variables. Three…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Cultural Traits
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Ewald, Jennifer – Applied Language Learning, 2006
A dialogue journal is a series of collaborative, ongoing reflections between a teacher and a student, interacting in a forum of written, informal "conversation". Used at all levels ranging from K-12 to post-graduate contexts and in disciplines such as language, history, biology, mathematics, and teacher education, dialogue journals have…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Diaries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Plonsky, Luke; Mills, Susana V. – Applied Language Learning, 2006
This study was designed to measure and bridge the mismatch in perceptions of error correction (EC) between a teacher and his students. The participants were 32 students in two intact, beginner-level Spanish classes at a mid-size university in the Southwest of the US. The treatment consisted of two learner training (LT) sessions (see Reiss, 1981)…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Spanish
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Cheng, An Chung; Mojica-Diaz, Clara C. – Applied Language Learning, 2006
It has been assumed that combining living in a native speech community with formal classroom instruction creates an ideal learning environment for foreign language learners. This study examines the extent to which formal instruction affects the oral discourse of advanced learners in target-language speaking environments. From a discourse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Verbs
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Gonzalez-Bueno, Manuela – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Proposes a model for the inclusion of a pronunciation teaching unit within second language/foreign language teacher preparation programs. A pilot course was offered at the University of Kansas in 1998. It was expected that this component would give prospective language teachers the requisite background for making decisions concerning pronunciation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Teachers, Models, Pronunciation Instruction
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Porto, Melina – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Examines whether instruction can facilitate second language acquisition (SLA). Considers studies investigating the effects of instruction on the rate and ultimate level of attainment of SLA as well as on the route of development of acquisition. Explores implications for classroom teaching in the area of syllabus design, teaching materials,…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Language Research, Language Teachers, Linguistic Input
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Dutertre, Ayca – Applied Language Learning, 2000
Reports the steps and findings of a mini-action research study conducted by a Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center language teacher. Focused on how this teacher varied classroom activities. Participants were U.S. military personnel studying Turkish at the advanced beginner level. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Action Research, Class Activities, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Applied Language Learning, 2000
Drawing on research from the field of communication, this article proposes a framework that identifies, classifies, and organizes foreign language teachers' nonverbal behavior. It describes an observational study in which each nonverbal behavior in the framework is defined and illustrated as it occurs in a foreign language class. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Language Teachers, Nonverbal Communication
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