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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Haghighatpasand, Mohsen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although adventure video games have been identified as effective tools for education, few studies have examined the usefulness of such games for language learning. The present classroom-based investigation, therefore, examined the possibility of exploiting commercial adventure video games for improving vocabulary recall of second language learners…
Descriptors: Video Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Siegel, Joseph; Broadbridge, James – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The linguistic, social, and intercultural benefits of overseas experiences for English as a foreign language (EFL) learners continue to gain attention as the significance of English as a lingua franca proliferates. As the use of English for international communication increases, it is important to examine such interactions from multiple…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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Ustuk, Özgehan; Aydin, Selami – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Research has mainly focused on the causes and effects of foreign language anxiety (FLA), an affective factor that adversely affects speaking skills, while few studies have concentrated on how to decrease the level of FLA among English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Moreover, research lacks the effects of the use of paralinguistic features…
Descriptors: Paralinguistics, Cues, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Walter, Daniel R.; van Compernolle, Rémi Adam – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this paper, we explore the results of a short-term concept-based pedagogical intervention on the learning of declension as a meaning-making resource among US university learners of German. The pedagogical approached derived its principles from Vygotskian sociocultural psychology, namely the role of explicit, scientific (i.e., abstract and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Kamiya, Nobuhiro; Loewen, Shawn – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The current study investigated the relationship between one English as a second language (ESL) teacher's encounters with three academic articles on the topic of oral corrective feedback (CF) and the impact that they had on his stated beliefs regarding CF. The teacher had 14 years of English teaching experience and an MA TESOL degree. Two…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Academic Discourse, Journal Articles
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Lai, Conttia; Gardner, David; Law, Ellie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper reports on a study examining the attitudes and perceptions of a group of in-service teachers who are new or relatively new to facilitating self-directed learning (SDL) before and after they taught a course with an integrated SDL component. The study also investigates the impact on those teachers' attitudes of an orientation package…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Facilitators (Individuals), Attitude Change, Inservice Teacher Education
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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