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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Gutiérrez Pérez, Regina – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article presents a didactic experience carried out in the Degree of Translation and Interpreting (English) at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville and it is part of a project of Innovation and Teaching Development. The main objective is the development in students of a metaphoric competence -- metaphorical awareness and strategies to…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Translation
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Fukuda, Steve T.; Sakata, Hiroshi; Pope, Christopher J. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Universities in the EFL context aim to foster graduates who can use English in the workplace. Regardless, university students' insufficient amount of out-of-class study time is a major issue. This problem may stem from learners' lack of learning skills, low levels of learning motivation, and high levels of academic procrastination. Self-coaching…
Descriptors: Universities, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite its importance in our learning and daily life, listening is 'the least understood and the least researched skill' [Vandergrift, L. 2007. "Recent Developments in Second and Foreign Language Listening Comprehension Research." "Language Teaching" 40: 191-201]. By utilizing listening journals and curated materials, this…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The present study was an effort to investigate the effects of flipped learning on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' L2 speaking, L2 listening, and out-of-class participation and engagement with course materials and activities. To this end, 67 freshmen English students from two universities in Iran were assigned into one of the three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Homework, Video Technology
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Ashton, Karen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
What approaches are used in the multi-level language class and what influences a teacher's choice of approach? Multi-level language classes, the combining of two or more senior year levels into a single class, is a relatively recent phenomenon and one that is becoming increasingly common in New Zealand secondary schools as a consequence of a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Lyrigkou, Christina – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Easy and rapid access to the Internet, the affordances of Web 2.0 tools and technological advances, such as smartphone applications, have rendered informal contact with English an undisputed reality. This out-of-class contact without the primary or conscious objective of language learning has been the focus of recent research into the field of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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Wichayathian, Nanthiya; Reinders, Hayo – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Considerable resources are expended on the development of learner autonomy (LA), and in particular on the provision of self-access facilities as one of the most common ways in which institutions have tried to foster autonomy. Whether the intended outcomes are achieved depends in large part on teachers' agreement with and understanding of the…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Levi Altstaedter, Laura – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present quasi-experimental study aimed at investigating the impact of trained and untrained peer feedback on students' written comment types and writing quality. Significant differences were found in terms of comment types provided: trained students provided a significantly higher number of comments focused on organization and content (global…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Quasiexperimental Design, Grammar
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Nakamura, Toshiyuki – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
A growing amount of research has recently focused on the significant role of second language learners' future self-representations in their learning motivation. This article analyses Japanese language learners' motivational characteristics, utilizing data collected from interviews with 26 university students in Australia and South Korea. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Japanese
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Hajar, Anas – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This paper aims to explore the strategic learning efforts and future vision of a group of Arab postgraduate students studying in a British University while writing a dissertation in English (about 15,000-20,000 words). It is guided by Dörnyei's [2009. "The L2 Motivational Self System." In "Motivation, Language Identity and the L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Arabs
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Nasri, Najmeh; Vahid Dastjerdy, Hossein; Eslami Rasekh, Abbass; Amirian, Zahra – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Owing to the importance of learner autonomy (LA) and considering the prominent role of teachers in this respect, the present study investigated: (1) Iranian English as a foreign language teachers' practices for promoting high school students' autonomy, (2) possible differences among teachers' practices with different educational degrees, levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Gardner, David; Yung, Kevin W. H. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper reports on the findings of a study looking at students' motivation to engage in self-access language learning (SALL) while taking an English for Academic Purposes course which contains a substantial integrated SALL component. To-date there has been limited research into the motivation of such students but it is an important area of…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Independent Study, Questionnaires, Surveys
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Nguyen, Minh Thi Thuy; Pham, Hanh Thi; Pham, Tam Minh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the combined effects of input enhancement and recasts on a group of Vietnamese EFL learners' performance of constructive criticism during peer review activities. Particularly, the study attempts to find out whether the instruction works for different aspects of pragmatic learning, including the learners' sociopragmatic and…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Peer Evaluation
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Yakut, Ayse Didem; Aydin, Selami – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Few findings were noted on the effects of blogs specifically on English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension. However, those studies did not address the effect of blogs on reading comprehension in the Turkish EFL context. Thus, this study aims to investigate the effects of the use of blogs on reading comprehension among Turkish EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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