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Ludke, Karen M. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Educators have reported that incorporating the arts into the classroom can support foreign language (FL) learning. However, there is very little empirical evidence from the classroom to support this claim. This exploratory, quasi-experimental arts intervention study was conducted with native English speakers aged 12-13 years old as part of their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, French, Preadolescents, Singing
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Jaidev, Radhika; Chan, Peggie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
English is the medium of instruction in all Science and Engineering undergraduate programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Therefore, students who do not meet minimum proficiency requirements are placed in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to help them improve. Other generic, domain-specific and workplace communication…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes
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Nakai, Satsuki; Beavan, David; Lawson, Eleanor; Leplâtre, Grégory; Scobbie, James M.; Stuart-Smith, Jane – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
In this article, we introduce recently released, publicly available resources, which allow users to watch videos of hidden articulators (e.g. the tongue) during the production of various types of sounds found in the world's languages. The articulation videos on these resources are linked to a clickable International Phonetic Alphabet chart…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Articulation (Speech), Video Technology, Phonetics
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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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Hajar, Anas – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This paper aims to explore the strategic learning efforts and future vision of a group of Arab postgraduate students studying in a British University while writing a dissertation in English (about 15,000-20,000 words). It is guided by Dörnyei's [2009. "The L2 Motivational Self System." In "Motivation, Language Identity and the L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Arabs
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Teng, Feng – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study compared the effects of the reading-while-listening condition and the reading-only condition on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' acquisition of the four dimensions of vocabulary knowledge: form recognition, grammar recognition, meaning recall, and collocation recognition. Accordingly, 24 words within four frequency groups…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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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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Freiermuth, Mark R. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this project, 10 female Japanese students in the "Advanced Interpersonal Communication" course at a Japanese university used smartphone technology and a downloaded application to search for containers (called caches or geocaches) that had been hidden near the university campus by their instructor. The instructor placed different…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Lasagabaster, David – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper describes a two-month longitudinal study in which five secondary education students learning English as a foreign language at school will be interviewed in order to analyse how their motivation varies during this period and what variables affect their motivational changes. The emphasis will thus be on motivation's dynamicity and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Systems Approach, Secondary School Students, Learning Motivation
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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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