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  • 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 ...
  • Danaher, Katherine (Unitec ePress Occasional and Discussion Paper Series, 2014)
    Technology use in higher education is becoming ubiquitous. However, the particular needs of adult migrant and refugees studying English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) necessitate careful course design and teaching ...
  • Panko, Mary; Singh, Niranjan (Unitec ePress Occasional and Discussion Paper Series, 2014)
    Over the last two decades undergraduate students have been encouraged to problem solve in ‘the real world’ in order to construct their own subject knowledge. This generally means that students are required to carry out ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Cho, Meiyoung (Noticing and second language acquisition : studies in honor of Richard Schmidt, 2013)
    Input enhancement involves attempts to direct the learner’s attention to specific linguistic forms in target language input (Sharwood Smith, 1993). One way to do this is by manipulating the input in order to attract learners’ ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Loewen, Shawn (Study in English Language Teaching, 2013)
    There are many different views of what learner autonomy entails. But what does autonomous language learning look like in practice? In this short article we argue that student initiation and participation are crucial to and ...
  • Khojasteh, Laleh; Reinders, Hayo (Applied Research on English Language, 2013)
    Many elements contribute to the relative difficulty in acquiring specific aspects of English as a foreign language (Goldschneider & DeKeyser, 2001). Modal auxiliary verbs (e.g. could, might), are examples of a structure ...
  • Romova, Zina; Hetet, John (New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics., 2013)
    In this paper, which is part of a wider study on corpus nexus genre approach to teaching writing to advanced EAL learners, we aim to show how corpora can provide teachers and learners with information about dominant lexical ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, 2013)
    Self-access centres are learner-oriented language learning environments that encourage the development of learner autonomy (see LEARNER AUTONOMY). Self-access centres (SACs) provide materials, activities, and staff support ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Cho, Minyoung; Lewis, Marilyn (New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 2013)
    Online supervision is a relatively recent form of student-teacher interaction, and therefore one for which the rules are still being determined. When in addition this new form of interaction takes place between supervisors ...
  • Blaiklock, Ken (New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013)
    Children’s language development is influenced by the amount and quality of interactions that they are immersed in. This study investigated the frequency of parent-child interactions that occur when parents accompany young ...
  • Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, 2013)
    The increasing complexity of contemporary society demands a more versatile and highly knowledgeable human capital base. To effectively function in the workplace and in daily life, knowledge workers today need to utilise ...
  • Romova, Zina; Andrew, Martin (2010 Tertiary Writing Network Colloquium, 2010)
    How can first year, tertiary-level EAL academic writing programmes for adult learners use both portfolio assessment and emerging understandings about the importance of discourse community and imagined communities to target ...
  • Zhong, Qunyan (SiSAL Journal, 2010)
    What beliefs do Chinese learners hold about language learning? What is the effect of these beliefs on their autonomous learning? These are the two questions that this study aims to address. I employed naturalistic inquiry ...
  • Viswamohan, Aysha Iqbal; Hadfield, Jill; Hadfield, Charles (ELT Journal, 2010)
    The article offers an overview of strategies deployed by spammers in the Dearly beloved e-mail genre, analyzes the rhetoric of spam mail and considers its implications for teaching and research particularly into English ...
  • Malthus, Caroline (Walking a tightrope – the balancing act of learning advising: 2007 Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ) Conference, 2008)
    To judge from recent collections of conference proceedings, language and learning advisors focus primarily on development of student writing and study skills. This paper considers the need for a greater emphasis on spoken ...
  • Malthus, Caroline; Lu, Hongyan (ITP New Zealand Research Forum Conference, 2008)
    This paper reports on collaboration between a Learning Development lecturer and a Nursing lecturer working with English as an additional language (EAL) nursing students. We set up voluntary sessions, with the aim of helping ...
  • 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 (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 ...