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Cassar, Joanne; Tonna, Michelle Attard – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
The positioning of migrant students within schools of the host country is considerably determined by issues related to the language of instruction adopted in these schools. This article presents a qualitative study conducted in two Maltese girls' secondary schools and examines how teachers and migrant students dealt with language issues. Data were…
Descriptors: Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Suwaed, Hameda – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
Although service-learning, as a language teaching strategy, is considered important for developing the college students' academic and soft skills, or personal attributes that people need in order to work with others, including communication skills, empathy, social skills, listening skills and attitudes, it is still a neglected area in the Libyan…
Descriptors: Service Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
The present Action Research (AR) study investigates the impact Multiple Intelligence (MI) activities and film can have on EFL students' conversational skills. The participants were adult language learners who had moved to the UK for academic and/or professional purposes. The majority of the students were accustomed to a teacher-centred learning…
Descriptors: Films, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wiens, Peter D.; Andrei, Elena; Chou, Annie; Smith, April; Anassour, Billa – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
There continues to be a debate as to the role and value of educator preparation programs throughout the world. This paper examines self-report data of the instructional language learning methods of Nigerien English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. This study sought to understand what instructional methods EFL teachers are using in their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Milad, Marine – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
This paper introduces a blended learning context that creates a community of practice. This community of practice presents a combination of face-to-face facilitated learning, e-learning, and self-study. A set of in-class and online linguistic activities was used in the implementation of this experiment to investigate the efficacy of performing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Communities of Practice, Conventional Instruction, Multiple Intelligences
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2018
The concept of Communities of Practice (CoPs) has attracted interest for over two decades and has been actively re-examined from a variety of perspectives, especially in the field of education. However, limited research has been conducted into the concept of one EFL classroom-based teaching and learning community constituting one CoP. This paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communities of Practice
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Calub, Cecilia L.; Calub, Francelle L. – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This research sought to determine the level of productive vocabulary knowledge of the students grouped according to type of school and curriculum year level; performance of the students in the vocabulary test categorized according to frequency levels; their breadth of productive vocabulary knowledge related to type of school enrolled in,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preservice Teachers, Word Frequency, Language Tests
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Ambrose, Regina Maria; Palpanathan, Shanthini – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has evolved through various stages in both technology as well as the pedagogical use of technology (Warschauer & Healey, 1998). Studies show that the CALL trend has facilitated students in their English language writing with useful tools such as computer based activities and word processing. Students…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Instruction
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Arend, Béatrice; Sunnen, Patrick – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Our paper provides an empirically based perspective on the contribution of Conversation Analysis (CA) to our understanding of children's second language learning practices in a multilingual classroom setting. While exploring the interactional configuration of a French second language learning activity, we focus our analytic lens on how five…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nguyen, Hoang; Terry, Daniel R. – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Language learning strategies (LLSs) are believed to be influenced by individual differences as well as environmental and contextual factors. Therefore, the effective use of LLSs is determined by various factors, including both learning and learner variables. This dynamic and complex nature of LLSs renders it appropriate to use a qualitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Learning Strategies, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Alsied, Safia Mujtaba; Ibrahim, Noura Winis – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Research is conducted all over the world to solve problems or to answer questions of significance to humanity. Academic writing or writing to report research is not easy because it requires adequate background knowledge, interest, motivation and hard work. This study investigates the major challenges in research writing faced by Libyan EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Since the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept has been adopted in various learning environments, visualizing its development in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is complicated. Thus, based on the CoP concept, this study investigates the changes in learners' degrees of participation and CoP elements in EFL writing/reading classes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Irwin, Bradley – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
This case study explores the intricate interaction between students' preferences for written corrective feedback and actual teacher feedback practices in a second year academic EFL writing class in a Japanese university. Specific institutional and instructional details establish the context in which written feedback is being provided. A…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Preferences, Delivery Systems
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Sakamoto, Mitsuyo – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
According to Swain, Kinnear, & Steinman (2011), we use a language with others as a form of shared cognition, and in the process we scaffold each other. This action research investigates how students' online written output affects each other's writing. One thousand twenty online entries written by 21 Japanese university sophomore English majors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Velasco, Daniel – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Intercultural Communication has become a relevant focal point within a variety of fields--science, psychology, politics, journalism, economics, and education, to name a few. Yet, current university students may not even be aware of Intercultural Communication's role in these fields, as well as their studies and future careers. A survey was first…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Integrated Activities, Class Activities
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