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Language Studies

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Language Studies

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  • Reinders, Hayo (MexTESOL, 2008)
    Language advising is a type of language support where teachers meet with students on an individual basis to offer advice and feedback and to help students develop self-directed learning skills. Language advising is an ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí (Language Learning Journal, 2008)
    Self-access centres are a popular type of language support offered by an increasing number of schools and universities around the world. Assessment of the learning that takes place in such Centres is seen as both crucial ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (Korean Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2008)
    The use of tasks is often seen as a means for preparing learners for real-life communication, a way of providing learners with opportunities to practise meaningful communication and to acquire implicit knowledge. “It ...
  • Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (TESOLANZ Journal, 2007)
    Self-access centres form an important part of language education in New Zealand. A recent study (Reinders et al., 2003) showed that all tertiary providers in the country offered some form of self-access language learning ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (System : an international journal of educational technology and applied linguistics, 2007)
    Self-access and language advising are relatively recent and increasingly common types of language support offered in schools and tertiary institutions around the world. There is a great deal of anecdotal support for the ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (Reflections on English Language Teaching, 2007)
    This article describes a language advisory programme established at one New Zealand university to support students (mostly New Zealand residents from Asian language backgrounds) experiencing difficulties with the English ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (ESL magazine, 2007)
    Many teachers have used or at least heard about webquests. These online activities are great for bringing authentic materials into the classroom and for encouraging students to draw on a range of language skills at the ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí (Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2007)
    Self-access centres are sometimes portrayed as being at the forefront of pedagogical innovation. They are also said to be technology-rich language learning environments. In practice, however, the application of technology ...
  • Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (CALL - EJ, 2007)
    This article reports the findings of a study into the use of technology in three self-access centres. It is based on the results of an earlier study that applied an evaluative framework to compare the use of technology in ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (English Teaching Professional, 2006)
    A recent survey at the University of Auckland showed that a majority of students had one or more mp3 players. Not many made use of them to listen to podcasts (audio broadcasts that can be downloaded from the internet on ...
  • Lázaro, Noemí; Reinders, Hayo (PacCALL Journal, 2006)
    Self-Access Centers are said to be ‘technology-rich’ environments and are often cited as examples of pedagogical innovation. Interestingly, not much is known about the use of technology in self-access and the ways in which ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (ELT Journal, 2006)
    Self-access centres (SACs) are playing an increasingly pivotal role in supporting the (self-) study of languages. Selecting suitable resources thus becomes more and more important. At the selection stage, identifying ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (Reflections on English Language Teaching, 2005)
    Self-access centres (SACS*) are an increasingly common form of support for language learners. Self-access learning, by its nature, is heavily dependent on the availability of sufficient and relevant materials of a high ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (The JALT CALL Journal, 2005)
    Many CALL materials are used for self-study or are offered in self-access centres where students often have little or no access to support from a teacher. Such materials thus have to be very clear, comprehensive, and easy ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (JALT Journal, 2005)
    Research has shown that many students studying abroad face great difficulties and run the risk of failing courses as a result of problems with the language (cf. Ballard & Clanchy, 1997). At a university in New Zealand it ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (Relc Guidelines, 2004)
    Like most teachers you probably help your students to make their learning more efficient and enjoyable. In so doing you are teaching them learner strategies. Many teachers are now interested in teaching strategies in a ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (Prospect : An Australian Journal of Teaching/Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, 2004)
    The purpose of this study is to investigate the rationale, structure, pedagogy, resourcing, perceptions of effectiveness and direction of self-access centres (SACs) in New Zealand and Australia. The senior staff in 14 ...
  • Hobbs, Moira (Unitec ePress Occasional and Discussion Paper Series, 2014)
    The following paper arises from the author being invited to be part of a discussion panel of NZ tertiary learning advisors, at a regional hui. The main topic was the numeracy skills required for our current students ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Hacker, Penny; Lewis, Marilyn (Language Learning Journal, 2004)
    Tertiary institutions increasingly offer language advisory sessions for second language students and staff. Advisors help students to identify language and learning needs, they recommend resources and strategies, and they ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn; Tsang, Rebecca (Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 2003)
    Group discussions are a popular way of increasing the opportunities for authentic talk by language learners. However groups can also present problems: one or two learners may dominate talk or teachers may have difficulty ...

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