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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: Hypothesis Testing, Grammar, Syntax, Second Language Learning
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Agazade, Ali Sidki; Vefali, Gulsen Musayeva – Applied Language Learning, 2014
In recent decades, there has been a plethora of studies on language learning strategies (LLS hereafter). However, the research to date has mostly examined students' views on LLS, and there are few studies reflecting teachers' views. In contrast, this study surveyed 257 EFL students and 12 teachers to explore their views on the frequency and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Yeon, Sang-Hee – Applied Language Learning, 2014
This research focuses on speaking proficiency and successful second language speakers' traits using a survey and an interview. The participants in the study were in a short intensive course between four and six months, depending on the language they studied. The successful learner was defined as someone who received 1+ or above on the Interagency…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Interviews, Language Tests
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Yeon, Sang-Hee – Applied Language Learning, 2014
This research focuses on speaking proficiency and successful second language speakers' traits using a survey and an interview. The participants in the study were in a short intensive course between four and six months, depending on the language they studied. The successful learner was defined as someone who received 1+ or above on the Interagency…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; Tang, Frank Lixing; Razavi, Nikta; Aiello, Jacqueline – Applied Language Learning, 2014
This study explored the effects of cultural and linguistic background, L2 proficiency, and gender on language learning strategies for 263 college-level learners from Chinese, Russian, and Latino backgrounds. Data based on the SILL (Oxford, 2001) revealed that Russian students used significantly more strategies than the Chinese students in three…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Cultural Background
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Agazade, Ali Sidki; Vefali, Gülsen Musayeva – Applied Language Learning, 2014
In recent decades, there has been a plethora of studies on language learning strategies (LLS hereafter). However, the research to date has mostly examined students' views on LLS, and there are few studies reflecting teachers' views. In contrast, this study surveyed 257 EFL students and 12 teachers to explore their views on the frequency and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Surveys
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Ahn, Seongmee – Applied Language Learning, 2012
Within the input and interaction research paradigm, how learners' individual differences play a role in using learning opportunities during interaction has become one of the main areas of investigation. Recasts have also received much attention in interaction research. This paper explores the extent to which individual differences in grammatical…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Language Aptitude, Grammar, Native Speakers
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Edwards, Carole; Taylor, Alan M. – Applied Language Learning, 2012
Little research on improving second language (L2) reading comprehension of French and francophone theater has been conducted. This study provides insight into enhancing L2 comprehension of drama by combining L2 research with examples from L'accent grave by Jacques Prevert, Ton beau capitaine by Simone Schwarz-Bart (1987), Un Touareg s'est marie a…
Descriptors: Drama, Theater Arts, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research
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Krashen, Stephen – Applied Language Learning, 2012
In previous reviews of studies comparing explicit and implicit instruction (Krashen, 1981, 1982, 1999, 2003), the author argued that explicit instruction will show a positive effect only when the following conditions for the use of the conscious Monitor are met: (1) the acquirer consciously knows the rule or the meaning of the item--that is, has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Phrase Structure, Verbs, Grammar
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Ashby, Wendy – Applied Language Learning, 2012
This article presents a case for adopting a constructivist approach in the teaching of culture to federal, business and civilian personnel. In support of this argument, the author: (1) outlines the history of culture teaching as it progresses from behaviorist through cognitive to constructivist orientations; (2) argues that a constructivist…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Models, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Baker-Smemoe, Wendy; Cundick, Denisa K.; Evans, Norman; Henrichsen, Lynn; Dewey, Dan P. – Applied Language Learning, 2012
This study investigated the relationship between out-of-class L2 use and proficiency gains in learners of English as a second language (ESL) in an intensive English language program. In contrast to previous studies on this topic, which have found weak, non-existent or even inverse relationships between out-of-class language experience and L2…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), English (Second Language), Language Enrichment, Semi Structured Interviews
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Magnusson, Julina A.; Graham, C. Ray – Applied Language Learning, 2011
This study examines the effects of explicit instruction and exposure only on ESL students' ability to recognize, use and recall phrasal verbs. Subjects included 55 intermediate-level ESL students in reading classes at an intensive English program. Thirty-seven idiomatic phrasal verbs were divided into two lists. In a repeated measures design, one…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Gonzales-Bueno, Manuela; Quintana-Lara, Marcela – Applied Language Learning, 2011
The goal of this study is to pilot test whether the instructional approach known as Processing Instruction could be adapted to the teaching of second language (L2) pronunciation. The target sounds selected were the Spanish tap and trill. Three groups of high school students of Spanish as a foreign language participated in the study. One group…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Pronunciation Instruction, Auditory Perception
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He, Lei – Applied Language Learning, 2011
This study explores Chinese learners' metacognition in EFL pronunciation learning as well as the effectiveness of helping the learners to improve their English pronunciation by metacognitive instructions. By means of preliminary interviews and a questionnaire survey carried out in seven universities across mainland China, six factors of…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Metacognition, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Kennedy, Lauren; Stansfeld, Charles W. – Applied Language Learning, 2010
The Reading Proficiency Interview (RPI) is a new reading proficiency test format that was created in response to the US government's need to rapidly produce a cost effective and credible reading proficiency assessment format for small-population languages. The RPI was developed in response to a requirement by the National Language Service Corps…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Interviews
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