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Sunaoka, Kazuko – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The focus of this research is on an international distance discussion class carried out in Chinese between university students in Japan, China and Taiwan using videoconferencing. Smiling was used as an interactional index in an analysis of the archival footage of the recordings of the discussion between native speakers (NS) of Chinese and…
Descriptors: Chinese, Distance Education, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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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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Yeldham, Michael – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study investigated the effect of formulaic language on L2 learners' ability to decode words in listening texts. One possibility was that formulas would facilitate listening by reducing the need to process every word of the sequences. However, a contrasting possibility was that the commonly reduced nature of formulaic words would hinder…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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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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Rodríguez-González, Eva; Castañeda, Martha E. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present study examined the impact of trained peer feedback on Spanish as a second language (L2) in terms of language performance, nature of feedback, and perceptions of peer feedback in speaking tasks. Participants in the study included 17 intermediate L2 Spanish learners enrolled in a conversation course that incorporated peer feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Levi Altstaedter, Laura – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present quasi-experimental study aimed at investigating the impact of trained and untrained peer feedback on students' written comment types and writing quality. Significant differences were found in terms of comment types provided: trained students provided a significantly higher number of comments focused on organization and content (global…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Quasiexperimental Design, Grammar
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study investigated how well interest and motives to communicate with the instructor (MCI) predict L2 willingness to communicate (WTC) and L2 speaking among English as a foreign language (EFL) learners, and tested whether these variables predict L2 WTC and speaking differently across different age and sex groups. It also examined whether there…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Prediction
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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
There has been a substantial body of research, in L2, documenting the central importance of strategic knowledge in reading comprehension and exploring the variables likely to influence strategy use by readers. All this research has, however, been conducted within the single-text tradition of reading research. With a movement toward the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Prior Learning, Language Proficiency
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Tavakoli, Mansoor; Zarrinabadi, Nourollah – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This sequential explanatory mixed methods study aimed at investigating the effect of explicit and implicit corrective feedback on Iranian English language learners' (EFL) L2 willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Explicit and implicit corrective feedback were given to groups of low-intermediate Iranian EFL learners to see their effectiveness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Thompson, Gene; Yanagita, Mayuno – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
How can Japanese teachers of English go about introducing more communicative activities suitable for their contexts? This article discusses an attempt by a high school teacher to implement communicative language teaching (CLT) in her classes while responding to institutional pressure to use "yakudoku" (a traditional grammar translation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Program Implementation, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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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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