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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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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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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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Matsumoto, Masanori – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Motivational characteristics of students learning Japanese as a foreign language at universities in Australia were investigated to find out what affecting factors are closely related to their intentions for continuing/discontinuing their study. The results showed that students' cultural/linguistic backgrounds have a significant impact on their…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Japanese, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Storch, Neomy; Hill, Kathryn – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
There is a common expectation, particularly amongst international students, that studying in an English-medium university should automatically produce a significant improvement in their English language skills. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that this is not necessarily the case. This paper reports on a study which investigated the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Skills, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Nyblom, Heidi – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article examines the use and choice of address pronouns among Finnish and Finland-Swedish students in various situations. The study is based on a questionnaire on address usage distributed to university students in the city of Vaasa in Finland. The aim of the study is to investigate potential differences between the use of T and V in Finnish…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Form Classes (Languages), Language Usage
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Gamage, Gayathri Hathhotuwa – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Investigates three important issues in kanji learning strategies; namely, strategy use, effectiveness of strategy and orthographic background. A questionnaire on kanji learning strategy use and perceived effectiveness was administered to beginner level, undergraduate students of Japanese from alphabetic and character backgrounds in Australia.…
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Higher Education, Japanese
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Yunxia, Zhu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines the different attitudes of native speakers in understanding a written genre of Modern Standard Chinese--sales letters. The study focuses on the use of formulaic components appearing in real Chinese sales letters and compares these components with the advice given in textbooks. Findings reveal a gap between business teaching and business…
Descriptors: Business Education, Chinese, College Students, Foreign Countries