Tag: Language Learning

Welcome to Volume 8 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education:Technology in Education

Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Education’s inaugural Technology in Education issue. While the Journal structure may be slightly altered at times, our commitment to interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, quality manuscripts remains. As editor, I rely heavily on an extensive group including the editor-in-chief, two associate editors, and an incredible team of reviewers. I am truly


Teacher Candidate Reflection and Development Through Virtual Exchange

Authors: Chesla Ann Lenkaitis, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA Shannon M. Hilliker, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA Kayla Roumeliotis, Teachers College at Columbia University, United States Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.8.2.07 Citation: Lenkaitis, C. A., Hilliker, S. M., & Roumeliotis, K. (2020). Teacher Candidate Reflection and Development Through Virtual Exchange. IAFOR

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The Ups and Downs of Language Learning

In this talk at ACL2020, Dr Christina Gkonou examines “the constructs of emotion and anxiety – which is the most frequently studied emotion within second language acquisition – and how they impact on learners’ classroom experiences”.

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Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia

Beyond web 2.0: Designing authentic mobile learning for everyday contexts in Asia

In this Keynote, Professor Mark Pegrum illustrates the potential of mobile augmented reality (AR) language and literacy learning projects, with particular focus on recent gamified learning trails in Asia.

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Dr Charles Allen Brown, Hokkaido University, Japan

Is the untrained NS teacher worth even less than we thought?: NS teacher endorsement of folk beliefs in EFL education

In this presentation, Dr Charles Allen Brown discusses how his own multi-year ethnographic fieldwork examining ground-level practices of English education in Japan and Taiwan indicates that the untrained NS teacher may be even less valuable than is commonly assumed.

Dr Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Bonny Norton to give Virtual Keynote Presentation at ACLL2018

Dr Bonny Norton ACLL2018 Keynote Speaker (Virtual) University of British Columbia, Canada The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2018 (ACLL2018) is pleased to announce that Dr Bonny Norton will be a Keynote Speaker. Dr Bonny Norton, FRSC, is Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia,

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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.