• Adult literacy for a productive, knowledge-based economy 

    Monteiro, Sylila; Sharma, Rashika (Common Ground Publishing, 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 ...
  • The assessment of self-access language learning : practical challenges 

    Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí (Routledge, 2008-05-12)
    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 ...
  • Autonomy and language learning behavior : the role of student initiation and participation in L2 classrooms 

    Reinders, Hayo; Loewen, Shawn (Study in English Language Teaching, 2013-02)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Big brother is helping you : supporting self-access language learning with a student monitoring system 

    Reinders, Hayo (Pergamon Press, 2007-03)
    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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • A cost-benefit analysis for using the Internet in the language classroom 

    Reinders, Hayo (New Zealand Association of Language Teachers, 2003)
    In recent years, the Internet has obtained its place in the educational environment. As part of the examination requirements, students have to be able to use the Internet to find information and to gain experience with ...
  • ‘Dearest beloved one, I need your assistance’: The rhetoric of spam mail 

    Viswamohan, Aysha Iqbal; Hadfield, Jill; Hadfield, Charles (Oxford University Press, 2010-01)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Do advisory sessions encourage independent learning? 

    Reinders, Hayo (Reflections, 2008)
    Many self-access centres, writing centres and individual teachers around the world offer tertiary students help with their (academic) writing by offering feedback on essays. Many students appear to use such services expecting ...
  • 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 ...
  • The effect of Chinese ESL learners’ beliefs on their autonomous learning 

    Zhong, Qunyan (Kanda University of International Studies, 2010-12)
    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 ...
  • The effects of aural input enhancement on L2 acquisition 

    Reinders, Hayo; Cho, Meiyoung (University of Hawai‘i, National Foreign Language Resource Center., 2013-07)
    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’ ...
  • The effects of implicit and explicit instructions on acquisition of two English grammatical structures 

    Reinders, Hayo (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • An evaluative checklist for self-access materials 

    Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (Oxford University Press, 2006-07)
    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 ...
  • ‘Examining the "self” in self-access materials 

    Reinders, Hayo; Lewis, Marilyn (rEFLections, 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 ...