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Dislen Daggöl, Gökçe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
Language learning constitutes a prominent need in the 21st century, and many factors influence it, such as cognitive, affective, social, cultural and physical conditions. Considering that where we learn language impacts how we feel while learning, the present study dwells upon two of these conditions: learning climate and self-efficacy. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), High School Students
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Üstunbas, Ümran – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
This paper presents the findings of a quasi-experimental study designed to examine the possible effect of explicit or implicit teaching of pragmatic routines regarding the significance of exploring ways to foster interlanguage pragmatic competence considering the fact that language learners, at least, could benefit the real-life language use…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, College Students
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Khan, Özlem; Can Daskin, Nilüfer – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Idioms, because of their cultural and figurative aspects, cannot be readily comprehended and used appropriately; hence, they need to be taught explicitly by means of instructional materials in language classrooms. Knowledge of idioms constitutes an important component of learners' communicative competence (Bachman, 1990) since idioms as part of…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Developed Materials
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Mirici, Ismail Hakki; Galleano, Rebecca; Torres, Kelly – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
Interlocutors who come from different cultural backgrounds often find themselves in need of a shared language in order to successfully communicate. Sometimes the language they share may be the native language of one and the second language of the other, or it may be the lingua franca of both speakers. The purpose of this study is to develop an…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Children, Childhood Attitudes