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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 to be ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Wattana, Sorada (Language Learning & Technology, 2014)
    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, ...
  • 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 (The 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 ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (English Teaching Forum, 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., ...
  • Reinders, Hayo (Teaching English with Technology, 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 ...
  • 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’ ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (Applied research on English language, 2012)
    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 ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Cho, Min Young (Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, 2011)
    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 ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; White, Cynthia (Language Learning & Technology: a refereed journal for second and foreign language scholars and educators, 2011)
    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 ...
  • Reinders, Hayo; Balçikanli, Cem (Studies in self-access learning journal, 2011)
    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’ ...