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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between stated beliefs of four English as a second language (ESL) teachers about teaching and oral corrective feedback (OCF) and their actual classroom practices. The results show that their stated beliefs of teaching were found to be in accordance with their stated beliefs concerning OCF. While the most…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Doqaruni, Vahid Rahmani – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Like general theories of human communication, previous research into second language (L2) communication strategies (CSs) has also been characterized on either interactional conceived account or cognitively conceived one. However, this paper is a critical attempt to show that CSs' full significance can only be understood if the domain of CSs…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Second Language Learning, Psycholinguistics, Context Effect
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Oxford, Rebecca L. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper explores two general perspectives on autonomous learners: psychological and sociocultural. These perspectives introduce a range of theoretically grounded facets of autonomous learners, facets such as the self-regulated learner, the emotionally intelligent learner, the self-determined learner, the mediated learner, the socioculturally…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Control, Self Management, Emotional Intelligence
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Sharma, Bal Krishna – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study investigates the teacher role in mediating the task and the learner in an advanced academic writing class. Having identified three verbal (non-)participation patterns of students in collaborative tasks (silence, dominance, and off-task talk), I examine how these interactional concerns are understood and addressed by English as a second…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teacher Role
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Astruc, Lluïsa; Adinolfi, Lina – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
It is widely accepted that pauses and correspondence with intonation units are among the phonological cues that identify lexical chunks (conventionalised multiword sequences) in spoken first and second language, although conclusive empirical evidence is scant. This article reports on an exploratory study which seeks to identify the main…
Descriptors: Phonology, Lexicology, Second Language Learning, Spanish
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Liyanage, Indika; Bartlett, Brendan; Walker, Tony; Guo, Xuhong – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
In the debate over English language teaching approaches and methods, the influence of examinations on classroom pedagogy and the nature of these examinations are critical considerations for teachers. In the Inner Mongolian context, as for all China, examinations reflect traditional conceptions of teaching and learning, classroom teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Course Descriptions, Language Teachers
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Graham, Suzanne; Santos, Denise – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This article considers the issue of low levels of motivation for foreign language learning in England by exploring how language learning is conceptualised by different key voices in that country through the examination of written data: policy documents and reports on the UK's language needs, curriculum documents and press articles. The extent to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Tatzl, Dietmar – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This article presents an innovative adaptation of the case method to teaching English for specific academic purposes. Widespread in its traditional form in various content disciplines, the case method bears the potential for truly student-centred language instruction. The current application transforms learners from case analysts to case authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English for Academic Purposes, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Alrabai, Fakieh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
This quasi-experimental study investigated the effects on learner anxiety of anxiety-reducing strategies utilized by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, sources of foreign language (FL) anxiety for Saudi learners of English (N = 596) were identified using The…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Ghavamnia, Maedeh; Ketabi, Saeed – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Some recent research has focused on the students' silence and inviting more student voice. This paper investigated the reasons behind Iranian undergraduate students' silence in English classes and stepped further to give voice to those students' attitudes toward English with the belief that inviting and including student voice could improve the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Lai, Chun – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Learning takes place across different social contexts, and understanding how learners perceive and traverse different learning contexts enables educators to gain a more comprehensive view of their learning processes and to support their learning better. This study examined how undergraduate foreign language learners perceived their learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Ishikawa, Masako – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Languaging has been identified as a contributor to language learning. Yet, compared to oral languaging, such as collaborative dialogs in contextualized settings, little seems to be known about written languaging. In order to fill this gap, this study investigates languaging in the form of "metanotes," that is, metatalk in a written…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
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Rassaei, Ehsan – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The study reported in this paper explored if learners' perceptions of two types of oral corrective feedback, recasts, and metalinguistic feedback, are influenced by their foreign language anxiety in classrooms. Corrective feedback was provided to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners who were homogeneous with regard to their proficiency…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Anxiety
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Mitchell, Rosamond – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Language students in the UK undertake their "year abroad" with high hopes for a linguistic and social "immersion" experience. However, past research shows that language learning success, while real, can be uneven, and that many Erasmus exchange students form social relations largely with other international students. New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Residential Programs, Immersion Programs
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Alcón-Soler, Eva – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The study deals with the effect of instruction and study abroad (SA) on pragmatic knowledge. More specifically, the focus is on gains in explicit knowledge of request mitigators, and whether learners draw on this knowledge when they perform email requests. Email requests produced by 60 Spanish students staying abroad (30 treatment/30 control…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Electronic Mail, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods
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