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Akbari, Neda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This study focuses on lexical diversity and the use of academic and lower frequency words in essays written by EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students enrolled in Years 1 and 2 at the undergraduate university level. The purpose of this study is to find out the extent to which EFL students become more proficient in their use of academic and…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Essays, Word Frequency, Undergraduate Students
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Schmidt, Clea; McDaid, Rory – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Drawing on qualitative interview and focus group data collected from Internationally Educated Teachers (IETs) in the context of two different research studies conducted in Ireland and Manitoba, Canada, this article critically examines how national/regional linguistic requirements and expectations of a hidden curriculum are experienced as barriers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Teacher Education
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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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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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Elder, Catherine; Kim, Hyejeong; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
While there have been a number of studies exploring the impact of time-on-task and language background on language achievement for both English and other languages, the Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education (SAALE) project constitutes the first systematic attempt to gather empirical evidence of these effects for four Asian languages…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Expertise
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Kohler, Michelle – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
In the Australian education context, there are typically two cohorts of language learners at the secondary school level, those who commence their study of the target language early in their primary schooling (early starters), and those who commence their study later, at the beginning of secondary school (late starters). The two groups may have…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Time on Task, Indonesian, Foreign Countries
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Scrimgeour, Andrew – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
While Chinese language learning in Australian schools is characterised by predominantly second language programs for learners who have had no prior exposure to the target language, there is increasing participation by Australian-born children who speak Putonghua (Mandarin) or another dialect at home. Curriculum and assessment frameworks and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Alptekin, Cem – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article presents a cognitively-oriented account of the qualitative differences between ENL (English as a native language) and ELF (English as a lingua franca) users. Based on the declarative-procedural model of second language acquisition, it examines the linguistic and sociolinguistic implications of ELF users' dependence on their…
Descriptors: Memory, English, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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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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Tan, Lan Liana; Wigglesworth, Gillian; Storch, Neomy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In today's second language classrooms, students are often asked to work in pairs or small groups. Such collaboration can take place face-to-face, but now more often via computer mediated communication. This paper reports on a study which investigated the effect of the medium of communication on the nature of pair interaction. The study involved…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The role of conversational interaction in second language research has increasingly been seen as playing a facilitative role in second language learning. As such there have been a number of studies focussing on different types of interaction, including feedback such as recasts, and their potential role in second language learning. In this study,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Language Research, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Moder, Carol Lynn; Halleck, Gene B. – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study investigates the variation in oral proficiency demonstrated by 14 Air Traffic Controllers across two types of testing tasks: work-related radio telephony-based tasks and non-specific English tasks on aviation topics. Their performance was compared statistically in terms of level ratings on the International Civil Aviation Organization…
Descriptors: Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Air Transportation
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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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Crichton, Jonathan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
Studies from a range of disciplinary perspectives have highlighted how the public rhetoric of the Bush administration has shaped the representation of the conflict which has followed 9/11. However, the literature in this area raises but does not itself address the question of how the administration's use of "terror", "terrorism" and "terrorist(s)"…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Terrorism, Nouns, Speeches
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2007
The present article reports on research conducted during late 2004 on the language abilities of Australia's parliamentarians and a parliamentary debate in 2005 on languages in Australia. A small questionnaire was administered to all members of the nine legislative structures of Australia comprising six states, two territories and the one Federal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Language Proficiency
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