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Moore, Tim; Ballantyne, Glenda; McIntosh, Craig – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
There is a consensus nowadays that the best way to develop students' academic literacy abilities is within the context of their studies in the disciplines, an approach known as 'curriculum embedding'. But despite the demonstrable value of this approach, surveys of the field in Australia suggest there has been only limited success over the years in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse, Intellectual Disciplines
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Bui, Gavin; Man, Laura; Teng, Mark Feng – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This mixed-methods study explores English and Japanese learning motivations in a group of Japanese summer course participants at a university in Hong Kong. Sixty-one Cantonese-speaking students completed two questionnaire surveys on co-existing motivations for learning L2 English and L3 Japanese. Depending on the questionnaire results, eight…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Learning Motivation, College Students
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Jee, Min Jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study investigated Korean-as-a-foreign-language (KFL) students' foreign language anxiety (FLA) in relation to five affective variables (i.e., unwillingness to communicate, classroom risk-taking, classroom sociability, motivation, and self-efficacy) as well as to self-rated Korean proficiency. One hundred and fifty-two KFL students who were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Caruso, Marinella; Brown, Josh – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This article discusses the validity of the bonus for languages other than English (known as the Language Bonus) established in Australia to boost participation in language education. In subjecting this incentive plan to empirical investigation, we not only address a gap in the literature, but also continue the discussion on how to ensure that the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Decision Making
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Merlo, Jarrad R.; Gruba, Paul A. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Despite an increased emphasis on form-focused instruction (FFI), the use of the computer as a grammar tutor has remained largely unexamined for nearly two decades. With new technologies at hand, there is a need to take a fresh look at online grammar tutors and link designs more strongly to contemporary second language acquisition (SLA) principles…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karlsson, Monica – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
Research shows that the most important skill to possess when learning a previously unknown word is to be able to interpret its meaning based on the context in which it is found (Nation, 2001). This is especially true for L1 learners, but regrettably, research shows, not as true for students learning a second language (Nation, 2001). The aim of the…
Descriptors: Swedish, Native Language, English (Second Language), Inferences
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Schmidt, Gabriele – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
For the last ten years, language learning motivation research has focussed on how learners see knowledge of a language as part of their identity. This article presents the findings of a qualitative interview study that investigated whether personal growth is also a strong element in the motivation of Australian university students to learn German.…
Descriptors: Individual Development, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alshahrani, Abdulaziz; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
In recent years there have been a growing number of studies on written corrective feedback (WCF), particularly in terms of the efficacy of different types of WCF. However, few of these studies have investigated what shapes teachers' WCF practices and how they align with students' preferences. This study, conducted with staff and students in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Chang, Grace Chu-Lin – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This ethnographic research probes into feedback on academic writing received by Taiwanese students in Australian higher education institutions, and examines whether the feedback received helped students to participate in the written discourse of academic communities. Academic writing dominates the academic life of students in Australia and is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Foreign Students
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Harrington, Michael; Jiang, Wenying – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examines the effect of recognition-based retrieval practice on vocabulary learning in a university Chinese class. Students (N=26) were given practice retrieving new vocabulary (single or two-character words) in a series of simple form recognition tests administered over four weeks. The test sets consisted of target vocabulary that…
Descriptors: Chinese, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Cameron, Denise – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Whether Willingness to Communicate (WTC) is a permanent trait or is modified by situational context has previously been investigated in various studies (e.g. Cao & Philp, 2006; Kang, 2005; MacIntyre & Legatto, 2011). However, most research into WTC has been quantitative or conducted in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sanchez-Castro, Olga; Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study seeks to examine variations in patterns of interactivity as they are displayed in the ongoing discourse construction of high and low self-efficacy learners of Spanish in the context of computer-mediated-communication. The paper specifically focuses on the analysis of synchronous text chats of six university students of Spanish at…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Interpersonal Communication
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Maad, Mohamed Ridha Ben – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper reports on a study which highlighted goal orientation as an approachable individual difference (ID) variable which may further our understanding of foreign/second language learning experience. The study sought to (i) gauge the extent of goal orientation in foreign language learners' profile and (ii) examine how goal orientation affects…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Goal Orientation, Individual Differences, Learning Experience
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Al Shatter, Ghassan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study aims to identify the relationship between the developmental hierarchy in the acquisition of Arabic as a second language (Arabic L2) and formal classroom instruction. It provides a general presentation of the current debate on the influence of formal instruction in the acquisition of L2. Special attention is given to the subset of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Dibaj, Farzad – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study is to compare the vocabulary learning of monolingual learners of English as a second language with bilingual learners of English as a third language. The study is based on data from 52 monolingual Persian-speaking learners of English and 45 bilingual Azeri-Persian-speaking learners of English. All the participants were…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Educational Background
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