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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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Shabani, Karim; Hosseinzadeh, Somayeh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although researchers in the area of second language acquisition agree on the effectiveness of form-focused instruction, there is little consensus on the appropriate time to direct learners' attention to linguistic items, that is, whether before or after the error occurrence [Nassaji, H. 2010, "The Occurrence and Effectiveness of Spontaneous…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Duran, David; Flores, Marta; Oller, Maite; Ramírez, Marcela – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
"Reading in Pairs" is a peer tutoring program designed to improve oral fluency and reading comprehension in English as a Foreign Language. In this program students work in pairs, using an established relationship framework and the support of their teacher. This article outlines the main conceptual foundations of the program: peer…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Babapour, Maryam; Ahangari, Saeideh; Ahour, Touran – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Reading comprehension is a key skill that can influence the learning outcome and further language development. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of two types of reading interventions, Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) and Shadow Reading (SHR), on EFL learners' reading comprehension across two proficiency levels. To…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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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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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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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