Category: ECLL2018


Mobile ESL Apps and Students Motivation: A Case Study

Using mobile ESL apps greatly impacts students’ motivation. The main reason for using mobile apps is that the students learn in an engaging way using online/offline tools. Using mobile apps support the usual face to face learning by encouraging students to practice the language with the help of various multimedia-based assignments. This approach inspires learners


Bridging Between Different L2 Learning Styles: Interaction Between Two Korean College Students during Collaborative Tasks

This paper illuminates how L2 learning styles as individual differences and collaborative learning of English influence each other. Learning style is one of essential variables in learning profiles that could support learner-centered language instruction. However, the significance of identifying learning styles has not been thoroughly analysed in collaborative learning contexts where peer interaction emerges. This


Perceived Competence Congruence and Its Effects on the Willingness to Communicate and Foreign Language Anxiety of the Foreign Language Student

The shift from learning a foreign language to communicating in this language has been likened in research to the crossing of a psychological Rubicon for the language learner. Three variables that have been linked to the developing communication competence of a language learner is the Willingness to Communicate, the Foreign Language Anxiety and the Self-Perceived


Active Learning in the ‘Informative Speech’ Class: Overcoming Stage Fright

This work shows the teaching strategy developed by the Basque Country University to overcome the stage fright in the ‘Informative Speech’ class. This is also part of an educational innovation project that encourages the students´initiative, learning, creativity and motivation with the subject. Theoretical fundamentals and practical application of this strategy is detailed in this research,


Adapting Teaching to Changing Englishes

In a world of increasing change and complexity no language can stand still, particularly a world language like English used by a hugely diverse range of language communities. Notions such as ‘Standard English’ and ‘Received Pronunciation’ have been challenged and the native speakers of English now share ‘ownership’ of the language with all its myriad


Rhetorical Moves in the Introduction Section of Dissertations in International Relations: A Study From Turkey

The main purpose of this paper is to find out the rhetorical moves in the introduction section in dissertations (PhDTs) written in English in International Relations. To this end, the study uses a PhDT corpus which has been built with dissertations written by doctorate students between 2006 and 2015 at a state university in central


How are Indonesian Families in England Involved in Their Children’s L2 Acquisition?

This study explored the way how families of Indonesian scholars who live in England supported theirchildren to be bilingual, particularly when the children start studying at an English school. The data onparental involvement was obtained through semi-structured interview and observation. The resultsuggests that parental involvement remains important although children received a massive exposurefrom the L1


Gaining Insight Into Culture Through a Chinese Classical Novel: The Story of the Stone

This paper is to discuss if Chinese classical novels could help people who learn Chinese to build up knowledge of Chinese culture more comprehensively. The study aims at introducing Chinese culture to the intermediate language learners from Korea who endeavoured to read The Story of Stone as it plays a critical part in contemporary Chinese


Teachers’ Perceptions on Reflective Skills in the Context of Private Higher Education Institutions: AUC and MIU

This study intends to examine the perceptions of teachers about their reflective thinking skills in private higher education institutions. The aim of the study is to establish how teachers’ perceptions may impact their teaching. The research will be conducted in private institutions utilizing the qualitative research method. Interview guides will be used for the purpose


Using a Web-Based Video Annotation Tool in Pre-Service Language Teacher Education: Affordances and Constraints

Teacher educators and researchers agree that while video has long been used in teacher education, with the recent developments in web-based technologies, it has more to offer for extending learning to teach. This qualitative study explores the affordances and constraints of using a web-based video annotation tool to analyse micro-teaching practices from the perspective of


Cultural Values and Their Effect on Learner Autonomy in an Omani EFL Context

There is general agreement that language learning and culture are closely linked and cannot be easily separated. Much research has been carried out on the effects of cultural attitudes on language learning in general. Learner autonomy has also been one of the dominant research topics in recent years. However, the interaction between these two variables,


Error Analysis of Spelling Among University Students of English in Jordan

AbstractThis paper aims at investigating the spelling errors made by students of English language at the World Islamic and Science Education University (WISE) in Jordan. Cook‘s classification of errors is adopted in this study. Errors and mistakes were categorized into four categories, which include substitution, omission, insertion, and transposition. The participants of the study were


Possible L2 Selves: A Case Study of the Thai Context

This qualitative case study aims to study factors affecting the scores of English for communication course and possible L2 selves of non-English major. The possible L2 selves include ideal L2 self, ought-to self, motivational intensity, English learning experience, and linguistic self-confidence. The participants were collecting from the scores of midterm test of English communication course.