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Xu, Hainu; Lyster, Roy – Language Awareness, 2014
This study explores whether and to what degree explicit form-focused instruction (FFI) facilitates the use of morphosyntactic forms in second language oral production and also whether it has differential effects on morphosyntactic forms with different linguistic variables. Twenty-seven university-level Chinese EFL participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Syntax, Pretests Posttests, English (Second Language)
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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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Michel, Marije; Ofner, Daniela; Thoma, Dieter – Language Awareness, 2014
This study investigates early childhood educators' language training competence that is required to support children's linguistic development. Hundred and forty-four early-years-professionals in Germany completed a computer-based assessment. We first tested knowledge of linguistic topics (e.g. morpho-syntax, developmental stages). Second, we…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Scores, Teacher Student Relationship, Intervention
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Young, Andrea S. – Language Awareness, 2014
In France, most teachers still receive scant training in how to support plurilingual children in their learning of and through the language of instruction. In the absence of relevant, in-depth knowledge about language, we believe that many teachers are practising language policies based on beliefs rooted in ideologies unsupported by research…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language of 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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Sturm, Jessica L. – Language Awareness, 2013
The present research applies the concepts of attention, awareness, and noticing to a previously unresolved strand of inquiry: accent marks in L2 (second language) French. Previous research found that learners who typed accented words had better recall of the accent marks than those who wrote the same words by hand. Sturm suggested that it may have…
Descriptors: Attention, Handwriting, French, Metalinguistics
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Polat, Brittany – Language Awareness, 2013
In educational psychology and other fields connected with education, the research technique known as phenomenography has long been used to investigate student perceptions of learning and how those perceptions impact what is learned. Although phenomenography has not yet been accepted as a mainstream methodological approach in second language…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Second Language Learning, Educational Psychology, Student Attitudes
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Gutierrez, Xavier – Language Awareness, 2013
The role of metalinguistic knowledge of language and knowledge of technical terms (i.e. metalingual knowledge) in second language (L2) learning and use is a matter of controversy in the field of Second Language Acquisition. This paper examines the development of these two types of knowledge in adult university-level learners of L2 Spanish, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics, Sentences
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Waring, Hansun Zhang – Language Awareness, 2013
Given the cross-cultural differences underlying interactional routines such as "How are you?" or "How was your weekend?", managing such routine inquiries can be problematic for second language learners. Based on data from an adult ESL (English as a second language) class, this conversation analytic study shows how learners develop their competence…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Intercultural Communication
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Ehrich, John Fitzgerald; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; Mu, Jon Congjun; Ehrich, Lisa Catherine – Language Awareness, 2013
In this paper, we argue that second language (L2) reading research, which has been informed by studies involving first language (L1) alphabetic English reading, may be less relevant to L2 readers with non-alphabetic reading backgrounds, such as Chinese readers with an L1 logographic (Chinese character) learning history. We provide both…
Descriptors: Evidence, Neurology, Reading Research, Mandarin Chinese
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh – Language Awareness, 2013
Previous research has shown that learners of English might experience considerable difficulty when giving constructive criticism to peers in instructional settings. Unlike native speakers, they tend to soften their criticism far less frequently while aggravating it far more often, and thus require pedagogical help in this area. The present study…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Criticism, Feedback (Response)
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Fettes, Mark – Language Awareness, 2013
This paper reports on an innovative approach to oral language development in one British Columbia elementary school, in the context of a larger-scale research project aimed at building cultural inclusive classrooms through the development of imaginative teaching practices. A number of approximately three-week units were designed to lead students…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Research Design
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Graham, Suzanne; Santos, Denise – Language Awareness, 2013
This paper considers the issue raised in 2008 by Gillian Brown in her article "Selective listening" regarding whether nouns are "privileged" in memory over verbs during listening tasks, and whether attention to nouns, at least in the early stages of L2 learning, is a desirable strategy to be taught to learners, as Brown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Listening Skills, Verbs
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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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McConachy, Troy – Language Awareness, 2013
As the speakership of English worldwide continues to grow, English language teachers are required to devise ways to prepare their learners for communicating successfully across cultures. As pragmatics is particularly tied up with culture, the ways in which individuals from different cultures will orient to pragmatic phenomena in their interaction…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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