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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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McEown, Kristopher; Sugita-McEown, Maya – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Purpose: Factors of self-regulated learning processes, namely teacher autonomy support/parental autonomy support, and three types of individual goal-orientations (i.e. mastery goal, performance-approach goal, performance-avoidance goal) were examined. Methodology: A questionnaire was used to survey 212 Japanese undergraduate students who were…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Personal Autonomy, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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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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Lasagabaster, David – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper describes a two-month longitudinal study in which five secondary education students learning English as a foreign language at school will be interviewed in order to analyse how their motivation varies during this period and what variables affect their motivational changes. The emphasis will thus be on motivation's dynamicity and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Systems Approach, Secondary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Ngo, Huong; Spooner-Lane, Rebecca; Mergler, Amanda – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Despite the plethora of literature examining higher education students' motivation to learn a second language, it is not known if students who choose to study English as their major differ from those who are required to study English as the minor component of their wider degree. Drawing on self-determination theory, this paper reports on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Majors (Students), Nonmajors, English (Second Language)
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Tasker, Isabel – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
People studying an additional language in adult life do so through a diverse mix of self-directed and institutionally-situated efforts, extending over many years; and online and distance mode language learning offer increasingly flexible opportunities for formal study. Little is known, however, of the ways that long-term learners combine…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Second Language Learning, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Sahragard, Rahman; Khajavi, Yaser; Abbasian, Reza – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
The present study aimed to investigate the possible relationships between field of study, learning style preferences, and language learning strategies among university students majoring in the fields of arts and humanities, science, engineering, social sciences, and English as a foreign language. To this end, 376 university students completed the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between stated beliefs of four English as a second language (ESL) teachers about teaching and oral corrective feedback (OCF) and their actual classroom practices. The results show that their stated beliefs of teaching were found to be in accordance with their stated beliefs concerning OCF. While the most…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Alrabai, Fakieh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This quasi-experimental study investigated the effects on learner anxiety of anxiety-reducing strategies utilized by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, sources of foreign language (FL) anxiety for Saudi learners of English (N = 596) were identified using The…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Sugita McEown, Maya; Takeuchi, Osamu – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The objective is to examine the changes in the effectiveness of motivational strategy use by teachers during one semester in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms. More specifically, we investigate differences in effectiveness changes for each motivational strategy used according to students' English proficiency levels and their…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Trent, John – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This paper reports on a qualitative multiple case study that examined the implementation of innovations in English language education by three teachers in Hong Kong. Grounded in an analytical framework of teacher identity, in-depth interviews over an entire year provide a longitudinal understanding of the participants' experiences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Concept, Asians, Qualitative Research
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Mizumoto, Atsushi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Researchers, especially in the field of educational psychology, have argued that self-efficacy plays an important role in self-regulated learning. As such, teaching of self-regulated learning often focuses on enhancing self-efficacy. However, few studies have examined how the process of self-regulated learning might lead to the enhancement of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy
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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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Shao, KaiQi; Yu, WeiHua; Ji, ZhongMin – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
The aim of this study was threefold: (1) to further examine the possibility of using literature-based activities to raise EFL students' emotional intelligence (hereafter EI) and (2) to see whether there is any relationship between students' EI and writing achievement, in addition (3) to shed light on the implementation of such activities into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Emotional Intelligence, Writing Achievement
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Ueki, Michiko; Takeuchi, Osamu – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Research on the L2 Motivational Self System has drawn considerable attention in Second Language Acquisition. Previous studies have discussed the system itself, its basic concepts and their relationships to such affective variables as anxiety in various L2 learning contexts. The findings of these studies suggest that (1) having a clearer image of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Correlation, English (Second Language)