Tag: Language Learning

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning

Editor: Dr Ebru Melek Koç ISSN: 2188-9554 Contact: ijll@iafor.org The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on language learning. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was

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Kotoba Miners James York, Tokyo Denki University, Computer Assisted Language Learning

Kotoba Miners – Gaming and Language Learning

James York discusses his Kotoba Miners project which brings together English-language and Japanese-language learners in a cooperative virtual language learning environment.

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Professor Stephen Ryan Language Learning JALT

Connections between Psychology and Instruction

In this interview, Professor Stephen Ryan describes his personal experiences in the classroom and the relationship he sees between the hard sciences and natural sciences.

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Motivation in Language Learning Professor Kay Irie

Motivation in Language Learning

In this interview, Professor Ted O’Neill speaks with Professor Kay Irie about the effects of applying motivation strategies to language learning environments.

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Professor Kuniko Miyanaga Globalization, Culture and the Individual

Globalisation, Culture and the Individual

Professor Kuniko Miyanaga of the Human Potential Institute discusses ‘Globalisation, Culture and the Individual’ at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014 in Osaka, Japan.

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Language and Identity with Professor Kuniko Miyanaga

Language and Identity

How does our identity and personality change when learning a new language? Professor Kuniko Miyanaga speaks with Dr Joseph Haldane on this subject following her Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014.

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Professor Roger Palmer on Language Learning

Helping Language Learners Build Knowledge

Professor Roger Palmer of Konan University discusses ways to help learners build knowledge as they learn second or foreign languages, enabling them to join the target language community.

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Ken Wilson is a teacher trainer, and an author of a large amount of ELT materials, and has published with OUP, Cengage and Macmillan. Photography by Thaddeus Pope

Language Learning, Technology & Motivation

What is essential when learning a new language? Perhaps, it’s motivation, having curiosity and wanting to learn. Or is it being immersed in a culture where that language is dominant? And should your teacher be a native speaker of the language you want to learn or not?

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Motivating the Unmotivated - 10 Ways to Get Your Students to DO Something by Ken Wilson.

Motivating the Unmotivated – 10 Ways to Get Your Students to DO Something

ELT author and trainer, Ken Wilson introduces a variety of techniques to help language teachers better motivate their students, and suggests ten ways teachers can engage their students’ interest and access their knowledge.

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First and Second Language Acquisition with Marjo Mitsutomi & Minna Kirjavainen

First and Second Language Acquisition

Marjo Mitsutomi and Minna Kirjavainen look at the process of first and second language acquisition and introduce some of their latest research findings.