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Trent, John – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This paper reports on a qualitative multiple case study that examined the implementation of innovations in English language education by three teachers in Hong Kong. Grounded in an analytical framework of teacher identity, in-depth interviews over an entire year provide a longitudinal understanding of the participants' experiences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Concept, Asians, Qualitative Research
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Wong, Ruth M. H. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
Teachers employ various strategies aimed at enhancing student motivation, yet there is scant empirical evidence to support their effectiveness. Based on an investigation of 30 EFL classroom observations involving 10 teachers and more than 900 learners (including 90 learners at different levels of English proficiency who completed questionnaires),…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians
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Al-Saraj, Taghreed M. – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
A case study design was used to examine the experiences of female college students learning English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia, where English is becoming an increasingly necessary skill and the culture is undergoing immense changes. Ten participants who reported experiencing moderate to high anxiety, five from the beginning level (Level…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Arabs, Females, Questionnaires
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Shintani, Natsuko – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
A question commonly raised by teachers is the extent to which task-based language teaching (TBLT) is suitable for young beginners, but to date, very little research has examined how TBLT can be implemented with complete beginners. The purpose of this article is to document my attempt to introduce a task-based approach in order to see if such an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Alm, Antonie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This article investigates the use of podcasts for out-of-class listening practice. Drawing on Vandergrift and Goh's metacognitive approach to extensive listening, it discusses their principles for listening projects in the context of podcast-based listening. The study describes a class of 28 intermediate German students, who listened to…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Tim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper explores what it means to be an autonomous learner in an online social context. Using distinctions originally drawn by Jürgen Habermas, it argues that classic accounts of learner autonomy as teleological action are inadequate to explain learner activity in group settings. It points out that learners in such settings display attitudes…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Social Theories
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Mizumoto, Atsushi – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Researchers, especially in the field of educational psychology, have argued that self-efficacy plays an important role in self-regulated learning. As such, teaching of self-regulated learning often focuses on enhancing self-efficacy. However, few studies have examined how the process of self-regulated learning might lead to the enhancement of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy
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Lai, Conttia; Gardner, David; Law, Ellie – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper reports on a study examining the attitudes and perceptions of a group of in-service teachers who are new or relatively new to facilitating self-directed learning (SDL) before and after they taught a course with an integrated SDL component. The study also investigates the impact on those teachers' attitudes of an orientation package…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Facilitators (Individuals), Attitude Change, Inservice Teacher Education
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Tsuda, Atsuko; Nakata, Yoshiyuki – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Self-regulated learning explores learners' complex intrinsic factors, including their learning strategies and motivation to learn. It offers learners the opportunity to become autonomous--a situation that is essential for ensuring that Japanese students acquire English proficiency. This study aims to explore the factors involved in self-regulated…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Xuesong – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
As the construct of agency has generated considerable discussion among language educators recently and has become a buzz word, there is a need for it to be further conceptualized and operationalized in autonomy research. Drawing on Margaret Archer's theorization of "internal conversation," this paper theorizes language learners' agency…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy, Reflection
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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi; Shabani, Mohammad Bagher – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Recently, reading researchers have come to assume that the ability to synthesize units of information across multiple texts on a topic by comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, integrating, and building a mental representation of them--referred to as multiple-documents literacy--is a far more required literacy in the present knowledge societies…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Rowland, Luke; Barrs, Keith – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Student reactions to different methods of in-class textbook use have received little attention in the literature on English language teaching. This article explores the responses of 57 Japanese university students to the replacement of teacher-led textbook lessons with small group, role-based textbook work in regular English reading classes.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Teacher Role, Student Role, Teaching Methods
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Shao, KaiQi; Yu, WeiHua; Ji, ZhongMin – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
The aim of this study was threefold: (1) to further examine the possibility of using literature-based activities to raise EFL students' emotional intelligence (hereafter EI) and (2) to see whether there is any relationship between students' EI and writing achievement, in addition (3) to shed light on the implementation of such activities into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Emotional Intelligence, Writing Achievement
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Ueki, Michiko; Takeuchi, Osamu – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Research on the L2 Motivational Self System has drawn considerable attention in Second Language Acquisition. Previous studies have discussed the system itself, its basic concepts and their relationships to such affective variables as anxiety in various L2 learning contexts. The findings of these studies suggest that (1) having a clearer image of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Siegel, Joseph – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Much research regarding listening strategies has focused on assembling lists of reported strategies and gaining better understanding of differences in strategy usage between less- and more-skilled listeners. Less attention has been given to how the accumulating knowledge based on listening strategies informs listening strategy instruction as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Skills, Learning Strategies, English Language Learners
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