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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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Qian, Kan; Owen, Nathaniel; Bax, Stephen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
In the field of teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), most studies investigate Chinese character learning strategies in pen-and-paper study by campus-based students. With the increase in distance-learning, and expanding popularity of smartphones and tablets and widespread availability of mobile applications for language…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Chinese, Learning Strategies, Distance Education
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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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Wichayathian, Nanthiya; Reinders, Hayo – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Considerable resources are expended on the development of learner autonomy (LA), and in particular on the provision of self-access facilities as one of the most common ways in which institutions have tried to foster autonomy. Whether the intended outcomes are achieved depends in large part on teachers' agreement with and understanding of the…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Personal Autonomy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Syrbe, Mona; Rose, Heath – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article investigates textbooks used in English classes in German schools to evaluate their relevance to current trends of teaching English as an international language. For many European students, English is no longer just a foreign language, but an important European lingua franca. Thus, we argue it is essential for the language to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Fuster-Márquez, Miguel; Gregori-Signes, Carmen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Corpora have been used in English as a foreign language materials for decades, and native corpora have been present in the classroom by means of direct approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (Johns, T., and P. King 1991. "'Should you be Persuaded'- Two Samples of Data-Driven Learning Materials." In "Classroom Concordancing,"…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Lamb, Martin – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Increasing awareness of how individual motivation to learn language can fluctuate and change puts a premium on longitudinal research methods which can track learners over set periods of time. Revisiting previous research participants is one means of effecting this. This paper describes follow-up studies of an original research project in Indonesia…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning
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Manzano Vázquez, Borja – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The development of autonomy is acknowledged as a prominent educational goal in discussions of language education, but it is hardly a reality in many schools. One of the reasons for this discrepancy is the lack of teacher education programmes addressing teacher and learner autonomy as valid educational concerns. Because teacher education is vital…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Professional Autonomy
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Nakamura, Toshiyuki – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
A growing amount of research has recently focused on the significant role of second language learners' future self-representations in their learning motivation. This article analyses Japanese language learners' motivational characteristics, utilizing data collected from interviews with 26 university students in Australia and South Korea. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Japanese
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Cruaud, Caroline – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
There is increased interest in the use of gamification as an innovative practice in the field of training and education. Based on the use of game mechanics, gamification aims at engaging students in their learning. However, there is not much research on the use of gamification in school settings, especially when it comes to foreign language…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Play
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Akbary, Maryam; Shahriari, Hesamoddin; Hosseini Fatemi, Azar – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Phrasal verbs are a notoriously difficult feature of English for most second language and foreign language learners to master. Different sources, such as movies, music, games and books, can provide learners with exposure to the most common phrasal verbs in English. This study aims to investigate the degree to which music can play a role in…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Martel, Jason – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Following Trent, J. [2014. "Innovation as Identity Construction in Language Teaching and Learning: Case Studies from Hong Kong." "Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching" 8 (1): 56-78], the present study used identity as the unit of analysis for examining three foreign language student teachers' experiences with…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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