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Teachers' perceptions of English as a Foreign Language Teaching in the PRC. [abstract].
This presentation will report on work in progress in the PRC. This is an empirical study focussed on the impact of teacher training on learning outcomes in foreign language (FL) classrooms. Participants are 50 Chinese ...
The myth of the Communicative Approach. [abstract].
The paper compares the application of the 'Communicative Approach' in the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language in South Australia: different groups, at different levels of proficiency, in different language institutions, ...
Learning Languages On-Line: The Role of Interpersonal Relations. [abstract].
This paper reports on a pilot study examining how the communication patterns of second language learners may change in the course of one semester using a synchronous text-based Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) ...
Foreign Language reading as cultural problem-solving: The intercultural stance of the reader. [abstract].
The purpose of this project is to continue my investigation of the Foreign Language (FL) reader’s problem-solving behaviour. Having examined the conditions of implementation of reading strategies associated with lexical ...
Emotion communication and language socialisation. [abstract].
In this paper, we wish to discuss ways in which cross-cultural pragmatics research can contribute to a language socialisation perspective in second language teaching and learning. We provide some background to our research ...
Socialising learners into emotion communication in a L2: Establishing a link between research data and classroom-based activities. [abstract].
In this paper, we explore ways in which the results of our studies on emotion communication across cultures can be used as a starting point for material and activity design, within a language socialization approach. Starting ...