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Moloney, Robyn; Giles, Andrew – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
In view of the increasing cultural and linguistic diversity in school classrooms in many English-majority countries, the profile of the pre-service teachers being trained to teach in those classrooms has become of research interest. It was found in a cohort of Australian pre-service teachers that one third of the cohort was plurilingual. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Practicums, Cultural Pluralism
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Frank, Monica; Ilieva, Roumiana – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The success of Canada's immigration policy is intrinsically tied to employment of an immigrant workforce. Teaching is the fourth largest profession among Canadian immigrants, yet immigrants whose occupations are in education are three times less likely to be employed in their matching profession. Failure to incorporate an immigrant workforce not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Immigrants
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Rummel, Stephanie; Bitchener, John – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This article presents the results of a study examining the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (CF) on the simple past tense and the impact beliefs may have on students' uptake of the feedback they receive. A seven-week study was carried out with 42 advanced EFL learners in Vientiane, Laos. Students' beliefs about written CF were first…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Pretests Posttests, Cues, Grammar
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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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Tognini, Rita; Philp, Jenefer; Oliver, Rhonda – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This paper reports on a study of peer interaction in ten foreign language (FL) classes, six secondary and four primary, over a period of four months. The focus of this paper is the nature of peer interaction, including the purposes of second language use, and language choice. The data, comprising observation, audio and video recordings of five…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bordia, Sarbari; Wales, Lynn; Gallois, Cindy; Pittam, Jeffery – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
Affective variables can help understand differences in student performance. This paper presents student expectations as an affective variable that has so far received little research attention. Students have expectations from educational providers, the fulfilment of which can create a positive learning environment leading to better performance.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Social Values
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Bordia, Sarbari; Wales, Lynn; Pittam, Jeffery; Gallois, Cindy – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
Most practitioners teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) will agree that students come with some expectations about course content and teaching methodology and that these expectations play a vital role in student motivation and learning. However, the study of student expectations has been a surprising omission from Second…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Course Content