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Padilla, Lillie Vivian; Vana, Rosti – Language Awareness, 2019
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of underlying language ideologies derived from L2 Spanish textbooks. Although previous research has tended to focus on ideologies contained in Spanish heritage language textbooks, in the present analysis, we expand this narrow scope by focusing on L2 Spanish textbooks, specifically…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Textbooks
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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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Coelho, Daniela; Andrade, Ana Isabel; Portugal, Gabriela – Language Awareness, 2018
This article reports a study which examined the effects of an "Awakening to Languages" (AtL) programme on preschool children's language abilities. This programme aimed at exposing children to language and cultural diversity as well as promoting positive attitudes towards different languages and cultures amongst children. However,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Metalinguistics, Communication Skills, Syntax
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van den Broek, Ellen W. R.; Oolbekkink-Marchand, Helma W.; Unsworth, Sharon; van Kemenade, Ans M. C.; Meijer, Paulien C. – Language Awareness, 2018
This study presents an in-depth inquiry into teachers' beliefs about a language awareness approach to secondary school foreign language education. The study aims to deepen our insight into (the differences in) teachers' beliefs about language awareness and facilitate the discussion about including language awareness in foreign language curricula.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Grant, Lynn E.; Nguyen, Thi Hang – Language Awareness, 2017
This study examines the under-explored phenomenon in Vietnamese tertiary settings of code-switching practised by EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers in classroom instruction, as well as their awareness of this practice. Among the foreign languages taught and learned in Vietnamese universities, English is the most popular. The research…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Vietnamese People, Bilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Wong, Yu Ka – Language Awareness, 2017
In this paper, the role of radical awareness in Chinese character reading development among young Chinese-as-a-second-language (CSL) learners is evaluated in terms of a structural property of the writing system: the distribution of elementary, one-radical (i.e. one-element) simple characters as against majority, multi-radical compound characters.…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Reading Ability, Orthographic Symbols
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Li, Citing; Gao, Xuesong – Language Awareness, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the role of metapragmatic awareness of L2 learners in Hong Kong, and the impact it has on language choices when addressing requests in English. Simulated open role-plays and retrospective interviews were used to explore the ways in which mainland Chinese undergraduates assess, plan and produce…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Lee, Mun Woo; Han, Moon-sub; Hyun, Eun Ryung – Language Awareness, 2016
This study investigates the multilingual practices and ideologies of North Korean refugee students in neoliberal South Korean society. Language tracking forms were completed over a seven-day period and individual interviews about participants' perceptions of English, Chinese, South Korean, and North Korean were conducted. The findings show that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Neoliberalism
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Bahous, Rima N.; Nabhani, Mona Baroud; Bacha, Nahla Nola – Language Awareness, 2014
Research has shown that code-switching (CS) between languages in spoken discourse is prevalent in multilingual contexts and is used for many purposes. More recently, it has become the subject of much concern in academic contexts in negatively affecting students' language use and learning. However, while the concern has been increasing, no rigorous…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Multilingualism
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Yigitoglu, Nur; Reichelt, Melinda – Language Awareness, 2014
Although a great majority of the L2 writing literature focuses on teaching English-language writing, scholars have begun to explore the teaching of writing in other second and foreign languages (FLs), including French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese. However, to our knowledge, no work exists exploring the exigencies of teaching…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Turkish, English for Special Purposes
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Ruan, Zhoulin – Language Awareness, 2014
This paper reports on an investigation into metacognitive awareness of Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) student writers, under a threefold metacognition framework--person, task, and strategy variables, and within the broader domain of cognitive writing theories. Data were collected in a Chinese tertiary English language teaching (ELT)…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Yoshida, Reiko – Language Awareness, 2013
Based on sociocultural and contextual perspectives, this study examines how Japanese language learners perceive a conflict between their beliefs and actions when speaking the target language in the classroom context, and how these learners change their beliefs or actions to overcome the conflict. Data were collected during a second-year level…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Conflict
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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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Couper, Graeme – Language Awareness, 2011
While there is growing evidence that pronunciation teaching can work, there is a need to establish what it is that makes it work. The study reported here tested for the effect of two particular factors: socially constructed metalanguage (SCM) and critical listening (CL). SCM is a term proposed for metalanguage developed by students working…
Descriptors: Speech, Adult Students, Auditory Perception, Pronunciation Instruction
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