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Basterrechea, María; Leeser, Michael J. – Language Awareness, 2019
Research on form focused instruction has provided support for the use of collaborative tasks in which learners focus their attention on formal aspects of language and consciously reflect on their own language use (i.e. produce language-related episodes or LREs). A strand of research on LREs in different educational contexts examines the effect of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Language of Instruction
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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
In this paper, we explore the extent to which a stay abroad in a Danish university in which English is a frequent medium of instruction can be a very suitable context for students to increase their language proficiency and to develop both awareness of their communicative skills and their confidence in them. The data analysed come from (i) a pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Study Abroad, College Students
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Cortès-Colomé, Montserrat; Barrieras, Mònica; Comellas, Pere – Language Awareness, 2016
This paper presents the results of a study based on the change in language attitudes experienced by some allochthonous individuals through contact with the sociolinguistic situation in Catalonia. Previous studies have suggested that in some cases, contact with Catalan--a minority language with a valued identity--acts as a stimulus for some…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Attitudes, Ethnography, Qualitative Research
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Roothooft, Hanne; Breeze, Ruth – Language Awareness, 2016
A relatively small number of studies on beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF) have uncovered a mismatch between teachers' and students' attitudes which is potentially harmful to the language learning process, not only because students may become demotivated when their expectations are not met, but also because teachers appear to be reluctant…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Oral Language
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Lasagabaster, David; Doiz, Aintzane – Language Awareness, 2016
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has become a very popular approach in the belief that it may help to improve students' foreign language proficiency. Although some research has been conducted, there is a dearth of longitudinal studies on students' awareness of their language learning process in CLIL programmes. In this paper, 221…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Questionnaires, Longitudinal Studies
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Cáceres-Lorenzo, MTeresa – Language Awareness, 2015
The present research aims to identify the factors involved in the successful completion of the "Young Chinese Test" 2-A1 (YCT 2-A1) at Spanish Confucius Institute (Canary Islands). Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) entails several learning difficulties compared with other European languages. This study was conducted on 61 monolingual…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Muñoz, Carmen – Language Awareness, 2014
The present study explores young learners' awareness of foreign language learning and of their learning conditions. The participants were 76 Catalan-Spanish children who were learning English at primary school. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal data were collected by means of two different interviews that contained questions related to pupils'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Awareness, 2014
Internationalisation has brought about remarkable changes at universities all over the world. In the case of the University of the Basque Country (Spain) this is reflected in the increasing presence of English-medium instruction. This paper examines two issues: the university community's perception of (1) the term "international…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Language Role
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Alderson, J. Charles; Hudson, Richard – Language Awareness, 2013
It is often asserted that UK school-leavers know less grammatical terminology than in earlier years. However, objective data on this supposed phenomenon are somewhat scarce. The study reported in this paper aimed to see whether and to what extent knowledge about language (KaL) has declined over three decades, and how this might relate to…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tragant, Elsa; Victori, Mia – Language Awareness, 2012
In studies dealing with language learning strategies in the school context, the variables of proficiency and age are often difficult to isolate since students accumulate more hours of foreign language instruction as they move up from grade to grade. This study aimed to deal with these two variables independently by analysing learning strategy use…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Age Differences, Learning Strategies
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Zenotz, Victoria – Language Awareness, 2012
In a world in which online reading is becoming increasingly common and, as a consequence, online literacy more and more necessary, this paper focuses on possibility of training L2 (second language) readers to bridge the gap between paper reading and online reading. Many researchers believe metacognitive awareness to be the most important ability…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes
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Lee, Lina – Language Awareness, 2011
Using a reactive approach to focus-on-form, this study explored the types of feedback and strategies that L2 learners used to draw attention to linguistic problems in a Spanish-American telecollaborative exchange. Data from the readily available transcripts of online postings were utilised and analysed to report the findings. The results showed…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grammar, Telecommunications, Error Correction
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Pahissa, Isabel; Tragant, Elsa – Language Awareness, 2009
This study describes the grammar-related behaviours of three experienced non-native teachers of English working in state secondary schools in Catalonia and investigates what beliefs may explain, from the teachers' point of view, these behaviours; it also examines what factors in their turn determine these beliefs. The results uncover three…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Armengol, Lurdes; Cots, Josep M. – Language Awareness, 2009
This paper analyses how two multicompetent speakers engage with protocolling, i.e. verbalising their thoughts, while writing in two languages different from their first. The study explores how procedure- and language-related episodes of awareness affect both the writing process itself and the written product. The research draws on current issues…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Protocol Analysis, Multilingualism, Writing Processes
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Ibarraran, Amaia; Lasagabaster, David; Sierra, Juan Manuel – Language Awareness, 2008
Spain took in more immigrants than any other European country in 2005, a fact which has had a clear impact on the education system. This paper examines the language attitudes held by 125 local or autochtonous (42.4%) and immigrant (57.6%) students in the Basque Country. The results showed that both groups of students held rather negative attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Negative Attitudes
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