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Graus, Johan; Coppen, Peter-Arno – Language Awareness, 2015
Numerous second language acquisition (SLA) researchers have tried to define grammatical difficulty in second and foreign language acquisition--often as part of an attempt to relate the efficacy of different types of instruction to the degree of difficulty of grammatical structures. The resulting proliferation of definitions and the lack of a…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Svalberg, Agneta M.-L.; Askham, Jim – Language Awareness, 2014
The paper investigates how a student on a master's-level teacher education course for English language teachers goes about constructing her grammar knowledge. The learner is a novice teacher with English as a foreign language. Learner diary, interview, and group interaction data were analysed thematically, revealing that she made relatively few,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Metalinguistics, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Mok, Jane – Language Awareness, 2013
A major challenge for language teacher educators working in the area of teacher language awareness (TLA) is to develop pedagogical approaches that will go beyond merely enhancing L2 teachers' knowledge about language by enabling them to make the bridge between the declarative and procedural dimensions of TLA. This paper sets out to investigate the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Content Analysis
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Sangster, Pauline; Anderson, Charles; O'Hara, Paul – Language Awareness, 2013
Previous research into student teachers' knowledge about language concluded that overall the picture was fairly bleak. Such research focused on the knowledge about language that the student teachers possessed when they moved from secondary school education into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. However, few studies have investigated the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Pomphrey, Cathy; Burley, Suzanne – Language Awareness, 2009
This article attempts to recontextualise the dimensions of teacher language awareness (LA) highlighted by Svalberg ((2007) "Language awareness and language learning." "Language Teaching," 40, 287-308) by emphasising the role of pedagogy in achieving coherence in language education across the subjects of English (L1) and Modern…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Metalinguistics, Modern Languages, English
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Burley, Suzanne; Pomphrey, Cathy – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper derives from the innovative language teacher education programme described in a previous article published in "Language Learning Journal" (Burley & Pomphrey, 2002). It outlines the development in student teachers' understanding of their role as language educators through an analysis of the beginning and end of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Constructivism (Learning), Student Teachers, Modern Languages