Recent Submissions

  • Changes in two migrant learners’ beliefs, learning strategy use and language achievements in a New Zealand context 

    Zhong, Qunyan Maggie (Elsevier, 2015-07-04)
    Substantial amount of research regarding L2 learners’ beliefs has been conducted in recent years. However, less attention has been paid to the interactions among the three constructs: learners’ beliefs, learning strategies ...
  • Understanding English teaching and learning context in China 

    Zhong, Qunyan (Longbridge Publishing Company, 2012-09)
    The recent economic boom has seen the number of English language learners escalating in China. The Chinese enthusiasm for learning English has generated a growing interest from the West to teach in China. There is a need ...
  • Touch and gesture-based language learning. Some possible avenues for research and classroom practice 

    Reinders, Hayo (IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group (EdTechTeacher), 2014)
    Our interaction with digital resources is becoming increasingly based on touch, gestures, and now also eye movement. Many everyday consumer electronics products already include touch-based interfaces, from e-book readers ...
  • Personal Learning Environments for Supporting Out-of-Class Language Learning 

    Reinders, Hayo (British Council, 2014)
    A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a combination of tools and resources chosen by a learner to support the learning process. The author discusses tools that help learners control their language-learning process—e.g., ...
  • Can I say something? The effects of digital game play on willingness to communicate. 

    Reinders, Hayo; Wattana, Sorada (Sponsored by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai’i, University of Hawai‘i Center for Language and Technology (CLT), and the Center for Language Education, and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University, 2014-06-01)
    This paper reports on a study into the effects of digital game play on learners’ Willingness to Communicate (WTC), or individuals’ “readiness to enter into discourse at a particular time with a specific person or persons, ...
  • Backchannelling in the language classroom : Improving student attention and retention with feedback technologies. 

    Reinders, Hayo (Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, 2014)
    Backchanneling is a technique for monitoring student engagement and performance in the language classroom. In this article I give the pedagogical rationale for this activity and describe some examples of best practice. The ...
  • Intentionalism, Intentionality and Reporting Beliefs 

    Mitrovic, Branko (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., 2009)
    The dominant view of twentieth century analytic philosophy has been that all thinking is always in a language; that languages are vehicles of thought. In recent decades, however, the opposite view, that languages merely ...
  • Letters to the editor: Results of corpus analysis 

    Hetet, John (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand, 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 ...
  • Towards a definition of intake in second language acquisition 

    Reinders, Hayo (Isfahan University * Journals System (Iran), 2012-05-22)
    Intake is a concept that has long fascinated second language researchers as it provides a window onto the crucial intermediary stage between input and acquisition. A better understanding of this intermediary stage can help ...
  • Learning to foster autonomy: the role of teacher education materials 

    Reinders, Hayo; Balçikanli, Cem (Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS), Chiba, Japan, 2011-03-31)
    In recent years there has been an increased appreciation of the interrelationship between learner autonomy and teacher autonomy, both in the classroom and in the self-access centre. One obvious impact on learners’ ...
  • Enhancing informal language learning with mobile technology : does it work? 

    Reinders, Hayo; Cho, Min Young (University of Central Lancashire * School of Languages and International Studies, 2011-10-10)
    There are many theories that attempt to explain second language acquisition processes and factors determining success or failure. Despite a lack of general agreement between proponents of these theories, research has ...
  • Learner autonomy and new learning environments 

    Reinders, Hayo; White, Cynthia (University of Hawaii * National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2011-10)
    The areas of autonomy and technology in language education have a potentially very close but in practice often also uneasy relationship. In a narrow sense, technology is a tool that helps learners and educators to achieve ...
  • Do classroom textbooks encourage learner autonomy? 

    Reinders, Hayo; Balçikanli, Cem (Hacettepe Universitesi * Egitim Dergisi (Turkey), 2011)
    The development of learner autonomy is widely seen as beneficial in preparing students for lifelong learning. It is also recognised that most learners need explicit instruction in skills for independent learning. Classrooms ...
  • Digital storytelling in the foreign language classroom 

    Reinders, Hayo (National University of Singapore, 2010-01-11)
    Digital storytelling is a compelling activity for the language classroom. Easy to use for both writing and speaking practice, digital storytelling can be a good way to motivate students to use the language both inside and ...
  • Encouraging proofreading and revision 

    Reinders, Hayo (National University of Singapore, 2010-01-11)
    Recent years have seen a lot of interest in learner autonomy. Although many teachers can see the value of encouraging in learners more awareness of the learning process, and the ability to make decisions about their learning ...
  • Extensive listening practice and input enhancement using mobile phones : encouraging out-of-class learning with mobile phones 

    Reinders, Hayo; Cho, Min Young (TESL - EJ, 2010-09)
    The use of mobile phones and other mobile devices for educational purposes has received increasing attention in recent years (Chinnery, 2006). Teachers and materials designers are starting to explore the potential of ...
  • Twenty ideas for using mobile phones in the language classroom 

    Reinders, Hayo (U.S. Department of State * Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, 2010)
    These days it seems mobile phones are used everywhere by everyone, which leads to the obvious question: How can mobile phone technology support learning in the second language classroom? The answer is "in a number of ways" ...
  • Encouraging autonomy with an online language support system 

    Reinders, Hayo (Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 2010-02)
    In this article we describe the results of a small study into the implementation of a new institutional language support system in an academic English class at a Thai University. The system was designed to encourage ...
  • Towards a classroom pedagogy for learner autonomy: a framework of independent language learning skills 

    Reinders, Hayo (Edith Cowan University, 2010-08)
    In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the importance of learner autonomy and the role of individual learners in directing their own learning process, both inside and outside the classroom (Alford & Pachler, ...
  • Teaching (with) technology : the scope and practice of teacher education for technology 

    Reinders, Hayo (National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, 2009)
    This paper discusses the scope of language teacher education for technology and looks at different ways of providing professional development in this area. Technology education for teachers faces a number of challenges, ...

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