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Babapour, Maryam; Ahangari, Saeideh; Ahour, Touran – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Reading comprehension is a key skill that can influence the learning outcome and further language development. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of two types of reading interventions, Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) and Shadow Reading (SHR), on EFL learners' reading comprehension across two proficiency levels. To…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Chambers, Gary N. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Points of transition in life are accepted as times which impact greatly on aspects of the individual's psyche, including motivation to learn. In spite of this, pupils' views are rarely heard in discussions of transition from primary to secondary school in general and in relation to modern languages in particular. This exploratory study…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Pfenninger, Simone E. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study investigates the interrelation of motivation, autonomy, metacognition, and L3 gains made as a function of three months of intervention with computer software specifically designed for the private use of dyslexic Swiss German learners of Standard German as a second language (L2) and English as a third language (L3). Based on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Student Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Metacognition
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Afitska, Oksana – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
In recent years, the UK, like many other English first-language-speaking countries, has encountered a steady and continuous increase in the numbers of non-native English-speaking learners entering state primary and secondary schools. A significant proportion of these learners has specific language and subject learning needs, many of which can only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Li, Jia; Snow, Catherine; White, Claire – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Adolescents today have vastly different opportunities to learn and process information via pervasive digital technologies and social media. However, there is scant literature on the impact of these technologies on urban adolescents with lower socioeconomic status. This study of 531 urban students in grades 6-8 used a self-reported survey to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Urban Areas, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Liaw, Meei-Ling – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study examined the use of speech recognition (SR) technology to support a group of elementary school children's learning of English as a foreign language (EFL). SR technology has been used in various language learning contexts. Its application to EFL teaching and learning is still relatively recent, but a solid understanding of its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Speech Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ohashi, Yumi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This article seeks to apply the informal learning theory of guided participation to the formal primary L2 classroom. Utilising the concept of guided participation, in which the process of learning is defined as a collaborative interaction between expert and novice leading to a transformation of participation in community activity, the author…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Processes
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López-Robertson, Julia; Schramm-Pate, Susan – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Gabriela Montserrat (pseudonym) is a Mexican-American child classified by her school district as an "emerging bilingual" and is the focus of this qualitative case study that took place at a public elementary school located in a suburban community in the southwestern US in Mrs Pérez's (pseudonym) second-grade classroom. The student's use…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
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Banegas, Darío Luis – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Plan Ceibal is an interinstitutional undertaking which has distributed XO laptops and Internet connectivity among primary school learners and teachers across Uruguay and developed a wide range of educational programmes. Ceibal administration believes that it is imperative to introduce English as a Foreign Language in primary education through the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries