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Work realities: Migrants preparing for the experience of work
(New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, 2006)
Migrants entering cooperative work placements face layers of challenges that become apparent in scrutinizing workplace data. Drawing on authentic voice recordings of two worksites in Auckland, this paper traces three themes ...
Innovation in language support : the provision of technology in self-access
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 ...
Seriously engaging : using computer games to teach writing
(Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd., 2009)
This short article looks at ways of using computer games to teach different aspects of writing in the foreign language classroom. It offers a number of practical tips for use in the language classroom and beyond.
‘Dearest beloved one, I need your assistance’: The rhetoric of spam mail
(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 ...
Talking with children when using prams while shopping
(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 ...
Autonomy and language learning behavior : the role of student initiation and participation in L2 classrooms
(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 ...
Self-access and independent learning centres
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 ...
The effects of aural input enhancement on L2 acquisition
(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’ ...
How textbooks (and learners) get it wrong : a corpus study of modal auxiliary verbs
(Applied Research on English Language, 2013-02)
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 ...