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Fukuta, Junya; Tamura, Yu; Kawaguchi, Yusaku – Language Awareness, 2019
Recent studies have shown that languaging contributes to second language skill development. Feedback is often used in combination with languaging as a prompt of verbalization during writing revision, and this combination has shown the effect of increasing the quality of writing. The present study tested whether and how indirect feedback helps…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition), Writing Instruction
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Woll, Nina – Language Awareness, 2019
While metalinguistic awareness (MLA) has been shown to play a crucial role in second and third language acquisition, a variety of methodological approaches point to the difficulty of operationalising the concept. The present study provides a critical analysis of MLA in relation to its measurement by means of a French-language test of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Swierzbin, Bonnie; Reimer, Julia – Language Awareness, 2019
This mixed-methods study uses concept maps to investigate the effects of an English pedagogical grammar course on the beliefs of teachers-in-training (n = 40) enrolled over a 2-year period at a private university in the U.S. Midwest. The course takes a functional approach to grammar based on systemic-functional linguistics and is typically the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Linguistics, Grammar, Concept Mapping
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Zhu, Yan; Wang, Beilei – Language Awareness, 2019
This article reports on a large-scale survey study investigating EFL learners' beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF). A 44-item questionnaire tapping into learners' beliefs about corrective feedback was administered to 2670 Chinese EFL learners. These learners were from 15 Chinese universities in 14 provinces and municipalities across the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McManus, Kevin – Language Awareness, 2019
The present study examined the extent to which first language (L1) awareness can benefit second language (L2) grammatical learning of the French "Imparfait", a crosslinguistically complex target feature. Sixty-nine English-speaking learners of L2 French received different types of explicit information (EI) about L2 or L2 + L1…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Grammar
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Xu, Jinfen; Fan, Yumei; Xu, Qingting – Language Awareness, 2019
This laboratory-based research investigated how 40 university EFL learners responded to their peers' linguistic errors and made their moment-to-moment decisions of whether or not to provide corrective feedback (CF) to their peers' errors in task-based peer interaction. Data from the transcripts of videotaped pair interaction and audio-taped…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction
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Chen, Wenting; Yu, Shulin – Language Awareness, 2019
This study investigated students' perceptions of collaborative writing in a teacher-centred class and their change in beliefs about English writing through collaborative writing experiences. The analysis of multiple data sources (i.e., video recordings of collaborative writing activities, two in-depth, semi-structured interviews, one stimulated…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Attitude Change, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Lai, Chun – Language Awareness, 2019
Out-of-class exposure to and use of the target language mediated by technological resources are essential to language learning, as foreign language learners very often encounter difficulty in accessing and processing target language in the immediate physical environments. Understanding how foreign language learners' out-of-class self-directed…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
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Kang, Hyun-Sook; Ahn, So-Yeon – Language Awareness, 2019
This study explored Korean university students' beliefs and perspectives on different English varieties, and their transformation in learner perceptions with respect to English learning, diversity in the English language, and learning of different English varieties over the course of a semester. On two occasions, Korean university students (N =…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Angelovska, Tanja – Language Awareness, 2018
This study is concerned with finding out how L3 (third language) learners recognize and make conscious use of cross-linguistic similarities and differences and whether their metalinguistic reflections are in correlation with their proficiency. Written text productions of thirteen L3 learners of English, aged 20-25, at different L3 levels (A2, B1,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Correlation, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Palfreyman, David M.; Al-Bataineh, Afaf – Language Awareness, 2018
Translanguaging is defined by Canagarajah as 'the ability of multilingual speakers to shuttle between languages, treating the diverse languages that form their repertoire as an integrated system'. University students in our own working context have grown up in a multilingual society and study courses in both Arabic (their first language) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Students
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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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Lee, Jang Ho – Language Awareness, 2018
Despite the increasing volume of studies on classroom language use research, scant attention has been paid to the relationship between learners' attitudes towards classroom language choice and classroom variables that they perceive to motivate their target language learning. This study examines this issue with Korean undergraduate English as a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tian, Lili; Li, Li – Language Awareness, 2018
This study aims to investigate the perception of Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) students towards the written and oral peer feedback they provided, received and observed in triads during an English writing course. Sixty-nine sophomores in a Chinese university who participated in the course filled out a questionnaire; nine of them,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Feedback (Response)
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Dubiner, Deborah – Language Awareness, 2018
This is the second of two articles based on a study of the contribution of vocabulary notebooks to the development of second language vocabulary, language awareness, metacognitive skills and pedagogical skills of non-native English-speaking pre-service teachers. In this article, the impact of reflections on non-native pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Metalinguistics, Vocabulary Development, Learning Processes
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