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Poupore, Glen – Modern Language Journal, 2018
Working with Korean university-level learners of English, this study provides a detailed analytical comparison of 2 task work groups that were video-recorded, with 1 group scoring very high and the other relatively low based on the results of a Group Work Dynamic (GWD) measuring instrument. Adopting a complexity theory (CT) perspective and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Group Dynamics
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Kim, Youjin; Taguchi, Naoko – Modern Language Journal, 2015
Robinson's (2001) Cognition Hypothesis claims that more complex tasks promote interaction and language development. This study examined the effect of task complexity in the learning of request-making expressions. Task complexity was operationalized as [+/- reasoning] following Robinson's framework. The study employed a pretest-posttest research…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Moodie, Ian; Feryok, Anne – Modern Language Journal, 2015
In order to understand teacher cognition--the thoughts, beliefs, and knowledge of language teachers--it is helpful to understand why people commit to language teaching in the first place. However, few studies of language teachers have directly examined the nature and development of commitment in language teachers, across their language learning,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interviews, Observation
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Song, Juyoung – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This is a yearlong ethnographic case study of 2 study abroad South Korean families' language socialization practices in their home. It explored how these parents', particularly the mothers', future visions of their returning community in South Korea influenced their home language socialization practices. As their future vision, it employed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Ideology, Bilingualism
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Jeon, Eun Hee – Modern Language Journal, 2011
This study investigates the contribution of second-language (L2) morphological awareness to foreign language reading comprehension. Tenth graders (n = 188) at a South Korean high school were assessed on 6 reading- and language-related variables: phonological decoding, listening comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, passage-level reading…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Morphology (Languages)
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Jung, Euen Hyuk (Sarah) – Modern Language Journal, 2003
Demonstrates that cues play a significant role in second language listening comprehension and provides additional empirical support for their beneficial effect. Found that the absence of cues appeared to contribute significantly to the miscomprehension of information in a lecture. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Cues, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Kim, Daejin; Hall, Joan Kelly – Modern Language Journal, 2002
Investigated the connection between Korean children's participation in an interactive book reading program and their development of pragmatic competence in English. Found that participation led to significant changes over a 4-month period in the mean number of words, utterances, and talk management features as measured by the changes in children's…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Pragmatics