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Sato, Rintaro – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Willingness to Communicate (WTC) plays a crucial role in second language (L2) learning, and is believed to be closely related to learning in general; the higher a learner's WTC, the better their fluency with the L2. WTC can also be conceptualized as fluctuating from moment to moment during the course of L2 use and communication. This also seems to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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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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Dugartsyrenova, Vera Arkadyevna; Sardegna, Veronica Gabriela – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article explores learners' uses and opinions regarding the design and implementation of an approach for developing intercultural knowledge and skills via an online voice-based telecollaboration tool. The participants were 14 pre-service teachers taking an intercultural course for English teachers at a Russian university. For three weeks, they…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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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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Astruc, Lluïsa; Adinolfi, Lina – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
It is widely accepted that pauses and correspondence with intonation units are among the phonological cues that identify lexical chunks (conventionalised multiword sequences) in spoken first and second language, although conclusive empirical evidence is scant. This article reports on an exploratory study which seeks to identify the main…
Descriptors: Phonology, Lexicology, Second Language Learning, Spanish
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Ishikawa, Masako – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Languaging has been identified as a contributor to language learning. Yet, compared to oral languaging, such as collaborative dialogs in contextualized settings, little seems to be known about written languaging. In order to fill this gap, this study investigates languaging in the form of "metanotes," that is, metatalk in a written…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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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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Lara, Rebecca; Mora, Joan C.; Pérez-Vidal, Carmen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The current study analyzes the oral production of advanced learners of English who have Catalan and Spanish as their first languages. Subjects participated in study abroad (SA) programmes in English-speaking countries as part of their undergraduate studies. A role-play task was used to elicit speech from learners prior to SA and upon arrival from…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Program Length, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Forman, Ross – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
When teachers and students use L2 in Expanding Circle, Asian EFL classes, what kind of interpersonal roles do they perform, and what does this mean for the development of L2-mediated identity? The notion of alterity, or otherness, is used here to analyse the extent to which identity work occurs in EFL classes located in a Thai university context.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Saeedi, Masoud; Rahimi Kazerooni, Shirin – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This article reports on an empirical study which attempted to explore the influence of repeating two different types of narrative tasks on complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) in the oral production of learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). For this purpose, the effects of four conditions (i.e. no task repetition with a loosely…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis