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Lan, Yu-Ju; Liao, Chia-Ying – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The study aimed at enhancing Chinese as a second language (CSL) students' listening comprehension by using authentic contexts in Second Life (SL). Twenty-seven CSL students from 4 countries participated in the 6-week study. A within-subject design was adopted to confirm the effects of 3D immersive experiences on CSL students' listening…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Kikuchi, Keita – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Twenty Japanese university freshmen majoring in International Studies (N = 4) and Nursing (N = 16) participated in a 10-month project examining changes in their motivation. Using monthly focus group interviews and a 35-item questionnaire, the dynamic systems of various types of learners of English over two semesters were explored. Trajectories of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), College Freshmen, Journal Writing, Qualitative Research
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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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White, Cynthia; Pham, Cuong – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
While time and context have been found to have both synergistic and cumulative effects on language learners' cognitive and socio-affective development, time itself remains under-conceptualised in those processes. Drawing on the Bakhtinian construct of chronotope Bakhtin [(1981). "The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays". Translated by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Al-Murtadha, Mutahar; Feryok, Anne – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Unwillingness to communicate (UWTC) was initially conceptualized as a trait-like predisposition in L1 studies, but later research shifted the focus to willingness to communicate (WTC). In second language acquisition, WTC was introduced as a situational construct where time is highlighted by the immediate context of decision to communicate.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Martí, Natalia Morollón; Fernández, Susana S. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper discusses the design and implementation of a pedagogical intervention aimed at raising sociopragmatic awareness in the context of Spanish as a foreign language in Denmark. The intervention consists of a blended-learning environment where the three main components are synchronous telecollaboration via Skype, reflection sessions in groups…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, Blended Learning
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El-Hariri, Yasmin – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
Constituting a more specific form of online collaboration, eTandem Language Learning (eTLL) shows great potential for non-formal, self-directed language learning. Research in this field, particularly regarding task design, is still scarce. Focusing on their beliefs and attitudes, this article examines what learners think about how…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Sharma, Bal Krishna – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study investigates the teacher role in mediating the task and the learner in an advanced academic writing class. Having identified three verbal (non-)participation patterns of students in collaborative tasks (silence, dominance, and off-task talk), I examine how these interactional concerns are understood and addressed by English as a second…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teacher Role
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Liyanage, Indika; Bartlett, Brendan; Walker, Tony; Guo, Xuhong – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
In the debate over English language teaching approaches and methods, the influence of examinations on classroom pedagogy and the nature of these examinations are critical considerations for teachers. In the Inner Mongolian context, as for all China, examinations reflect traditional conceptions of teaching and learning, classroom teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Course Descriptions, Language Teachers
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Rassaei, Ehsan – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The study reported in this paper explored if learners' perceptions of two types of oral corrective feedback, recasts, and metalinguistic feedback, are influenced by their foreign language anxiety in classrooms. Corrective feedback was provided to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners who were homogeneous with regard to their proficiency…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Anxiety
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Tan, Jennifer Poh Sim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Research has consistently shown that children in residential care fall behind at school. This proves a great challenge for educators who have to cater to the students' needs to ensure no one is left behind. Studies investigating family literacy practices of different social classes show a positive implication if the home literacy practices are…
Descriptors: Residential Care, Children, At Risk Students, Foreign Countries
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Grgurovic, Maja – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study investigates technology-enhanced blended learning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program from the theoretical perspective of Diffusion of Innovations theory. The study first established that the use of a learning management system (LMS) in two ESL classes represented an educational innovation. Next, the innovation attributes…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Innovation, Integrated Learning Systems
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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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