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Kubler, Cornelius C. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article discusses principles involved in developing course materials for technology-mediated Chinese language learning, with examples from a new course designed to take into account the needs of distance and independent learners. Which learning environment is most efficient for a given learning activity needs to be carefully considered. It…
Descriptors: Material Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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Jaidev, Radhika; Chan, Peggie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
English is the medium of instruction in all Science and Engineering undergraduate programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Therefore, students who do not meet minimum proficiency requirements are placed in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to help them improve. Other generic, domain-specific and workplace communication…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Nakai, Satsuki; Beavan, David; Lawson, Eleanor; Leplâtre, Grégory; Scobbie, James M.; Stuart-Smith, Jane – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
In this article, we introduce recently released, publicly available resources, which allow users to watch videos of hidden articulators (e.g. the tongue) during the production of various types of sounds found in the world's languages. The articulation videos on these resources are linked to a clickable International Phonetic Alphabet chart…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Articulation (Speech), Video Technology, Phonetics
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Freiermuth, Mark R. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this project, 10 female Japanese students in the "Advanced Interpersonal Communication" course at a Japanese university used smartphone technology and a downloaded application to search for containers (called caches or geocaches) that had been hidden near the university campus by their instructor. The instructor placed different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Thompson, Gene; Yanagita, Mayuno – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
How can Japanese teachers of English go about introducing more communicative activities suitable for their contexts? This article discusses an attempt by a high school teacher to implement communicative language teaching (CLT) in her classes while responding to institutional pressure to use "yakudoku" (a traditional grammar translation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Program Implementation, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Oxford, Rebecca L. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Time factors complexly, dynamically interact with each other and with other contextualized variables in language learning. The time-tied nature of language learning is captured in what I call the "time-prism," which is the central symbol of temporality in this paper. The facets of the prism discussed in this article are (1) language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Time Perspective, Personal Autonomy, Sociocultural Patterns
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Criado, Raquel – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This article presents a framework for the elaboration of Foreign Language Teaching (FLT) grammar materials for adults based on the application to SLA of Skill Acquisition Theory (SAT). This theory is argued to compensate for the major drawbacks of FLT settings in comparison with second language contexts (lack of classroom learning time and limited…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Research
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Gao, Xuesong – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
As the construct of agency has generated considerable discussion among language educators recently and has become a buzz word, there is a need for it to be further conceptualized and operationalized in autonomy research. Drawing on Margaret Archer's theorization of "internal conversation," this paper theorizes language learners' agency…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Reflection
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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