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Jabbari, Ali Akbar; Achard-Bayle, Guy; Ablali, Driss – Cogent Education, 2018
This study attempts to tease apart the effect of dominant languages of communication on the acquisition of syntactic properties of L3 French in order to test the current L3 generative theories. Three groups of bilinguals took part in this study: L1 Persian/L2 English, with French as the dominant language of communication, L1 Persian/L2 English,…
Descriptors: French, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Native Language
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Ebadi, Saman; Vakilifard, Amirreza; Bahramlou, Khosro – Cogent Education, 2018
This study explored the effects of noticing and computerized dynamic assessment on the learning of Persian vocabulary through reading. In this quasi-experimental study, 75 intermediate learners of Persian as a Foreign Language (PFL) were assigned to three equal-sized groups. In the Noticing and Computerized Dynamic Assessment (CDA) groups, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Second Language Learning, Attention
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de Souza, Marcela – Cogent Education, 2017
English language learners are a diverse and fast-growing segment of the student population in the United States. Faced with the double challenge of keeping up with grade-level content while learning English as a new language in a new culture, many of them struggle. This article presents data from a three-phase qualitative study designed to learn…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Immigrants, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Pica-Smith, Cinzia; Antognazza, Davide; Marland, Joshua J.; Crescentini, Alberto – Cogent Education, 2017
This cross-cultural and cross-sectional study investigated Italian and US children's perceptions of interethnic and interracial friendships, also known as intergroup friendships. A total sample of 226 children attending two urban, elementary schools in a middle-sized Northeastern US city and a middle-sized northern Italian city, were interviewed…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Friendship, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Lynch, Timothy; Soukup, Gregory J. – Cogent Education, 2016
The title "physical education" (PE) is the traditional taxonomy used to represent the education discipline. Health and physical education (HPE) is regarded to be an all-encompassing health-dimensional title that has been recently embraced by various education systems around the world. Hence, it can be argued that PE and HPE are often…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Literacy, Vocabulary
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Monfared, Abbas; Mozaheb, Mohammad Amin; Shahiditabar, Mostafa – Cogent Education, 2016
Drawing on the literature on culture and intercultural communication, current discussions surrounding English as an international language (EIL), and cultural appropriation of ELT books in local communities, this article reports the findings of a qualitative and qualitative research study with English language teachers from Inner (40 American, 36…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pang, Hanzhou – Cogent Education, 2016
Based on the class observations and survey answers from the multicultural class members in higher education who were teaching or studying in China, Russia, South Korea and USA--this study explores the nonverbal factors that facilitate or impede the reciprocal process of enculturation and acculturation. The respondents were 40 instructors from 13…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, College Students, Foreign Countries, Acculturation
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Rashidi, Naser; Meihami, Hussein – Cogent Education, 2016
Despite the great body of work examining the cultural content of the international and local ELT textbooks, the cultural content and elements of the ELT textbooks in the inner, outer, and expanding circle countries have seldom been reported. That said, the purpose of this study was twofold: first, it was aimed to investigate the cultural content…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Liu, Sheng-nan; Feng, Da-ming – Cogent Education, 2015
Educational borrowing may cause numerous dilemmas that emerge from cross-cultural differences among teachers in the globalization. Through the case study on the flipped classroom introduced from the United States into Chinese middle schools, this article presents an examination of dilemmas that teachers encountered during educational borrowing in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Asians, Middle School Teachers, Technology Transfer
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Soh, Kaycheng – Cogent Education, 2015
Teachers play a critical role in the development of student creativity. How well they play this role depends on whether they demonstrate creativity fostering behaviour when interacting with their students. There is, however, a dearth of suitable instruments for measuring this type of teacher behaviour, although there are many instruments for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior, Creativity, Creativity Tests