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While governments in Latin America position English as "the" language to learn across educational systems, the authors elaborate on a series of projects that incorporate a decolonial approach to interculturality in language teaching and learning in Colombia and intend to promote respect for sociolinguistic diversity and work for more equitable lear...

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A genre-based pedagogy that exploits the connections between reading and writing is likely to improve aforementioned skills, and genre knowledge and awareness. This is tested by randomly assigning 12 grade 10 classes to either column or news article lesson series and subsequently assess reading and writing skills in both genres.

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This paper presents a holistic model for multilingualism in education that has been implemented in several Dutch educational projects. Within these projects multilingual activities are developed and implemented in co-construction between researchers, teachers and students. These activities aim to include all languages present in the classroom: from...

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The aim of the presentation is to bring to the foreground the messages students want to put forward. After gathering and intepreting them several conclusions on school culture and socioeconomic factors will be presented and discussed.

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This paper reports on a longitudinal study on the effects of reading-while-listening, reading with textual input enhancement (i.e. underlining), and reading-while-listening plus textual input enhancement on Vietnamese pre-intermediate EFL learners' acquisition of collocations.

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This presentation explores educational change by examining how a group of language teachers implemented blended learning at a Colombian university. I discuss, in particular, the experiences of four teacher leaders responsible for implementing the change and suggest implications for the professional development of teachers involved in the implementa...

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How can we make plurilingual competence more tangible and empower learners as participants in ‘glocal’ communities? This talk discusses the development and piloting of an E-portfolio and platform for plurilingual action-oriented learning, as a feature of LINCDIRE (LINguistic and Cultural DIversity Reinvented), a 3 year international collaborati...

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English as a lingua franca (ELF), syntactic alignment, lexical alignment, corpus study

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This small-scale qualitative study explores the role multilingualism plays in in the therapeutic experience of refugee torture survivors, within a supportive community. Fifteen community members were interviewed. The findings reveal that using English, a later-learned language for all of the interviewees, had unintended consequences contributing to...

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EFL textbooks carry instructional content as well as principles for instruction. In this paper I present a modified version of Bernstein's model of pedagogic discourse used to interpret the underlying power and control relations during the enactment of an EFL listening textbook in a university context.

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In this study we address two questions: 1. What knowledge is used by students in L1 (Dutch) grammar tasks and 2. To what extent is their L1 knowledge transferable to their L2 (English and German)?

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In this paper, we would like to present Virgínia Faria Gersão and her grammar, A Gramática das Criancinhas, written in a very original way with the purpose of facilitating the students’ learning.

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We present a person-centred approach to informal mobile language learning. After explicating theoretical principles and methodological decisions, we will illustrate with an empirical study that examined L2 learners’ learning experiences afforded by their selective use of varied mobile technologies out of class, and then conclude with implications...

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This linguistic ethnographic study addresses two Ugandan women living in Istanbul as skilled migrants. The analyses of the participants' everyday language practices in the city aim to show how these two women construct and negotiate their identities as skilled migrants in Istanbul through their (non)deployment of languages in their multilingual rep...

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How can writing instructors develop their learner’s syntactic complexity in the L2 classroom? The researcher used a mixed methods design to examine the effects of three types of tasks on the development of complexity. The results indicated that tasks that focus learners’ attention on syntactic aspects of language are more effective.

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This paper will report the experiences of 36 trainee teacher students at a UK based University engaging with a variety of activities during an intensive telecollaboration English for Academic purposes (EAP) training course on Moodle.

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To support preschool teachers with applying the new law that declared multilingual early education mandatory in Luxembourg, we offered a professional development course in translanguaging pedagogy over the course of 6 months. The results from teacher questionnaires and focus groups show that there has been some positive change towards children's ho...

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This study reviews studies between 2010 and 2020 to examine screencast second language written corrective feedback under the framework of Best Practices and the International Society for Technology in Education standards to reconceptualize the notion of e-feedback and refine the best practice in the field of second language writing studies.

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In this paper I analyze a group of first graders' multimodal texts about spring. In their learning to read they use the STL+ program where writing on iPads is the starting point for reading. My main interest is to analyze the students’ verbal and visual texts – what does the verbal text communicate and what does the visual text portray?

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This study investigates the core elements of which constitute the expected standards of ELF in international communities. Quantitatively, two online surveys were conducted with one hundred participants of both Japanese and non-Japanese who are related to international communities; and qualitatively, semi-structured interviews were conveyed with fou...

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How did women learn Ancient Greek in the Renaissance? My paper will address this question by discussing two Greek grammar books written for Ippolita Sforza, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Milan Francesco I Sforza and a highly intelligent woman who produced numerous Latin letters, orations, and poems.

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This talk presents the Holi-Frysk 2.0 project, in which an intervention is developed, aiming to create more positive attitudes from teachers and pupils in secondary education towards Frisian and multilingualism. We will present examples of activities, teachers' experiences and a first look at the effects on  pupils' attitudes.

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This paper presents a case study of linguistic identities within a Korean / Gaelic / English-speaking family, drawn from a larger study of isolated intermarried families in regional areas of NSW, Australia. The connection between parental linguistic identity and family language policy is explored.

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This presentation addresses a longitudinal study on the pedagogy of augmented reality (AR) implementation in English second-language (ESL) classrooms. The presenter discusses the unique attributes of AR technology that support ESL teacher instruction and students’ learning. Study findings help reveal whether AR-based instruction can promote stude...

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Graduates from Chinese-medium schools in Hong Kong often have lower competence in English and are disadvantaged in schooling and the labour market. This narrative inquiry traces the socio-academic trajectory of a CMI school graduate in local and overseas EMI higher education and relevant consequences from his lack of cultural capital.

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This paper introduces a Personalised Autonomous (PA) model as a new approach to addressing diverse language learning needs of international sojourners in higher education. It discusses its pedagogical efficacy based on both qualitative and quantitative data collected from more than 1,000 students from 2016 to 2019.

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The purpose of this study is to investigate a method of giving feedback on essay writing in order to focus students' attention on logicality. Students' comments on using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for writing an essay need to be analyzed to examine whether students are paying attention to logicality in their essay writing.

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When a robot enters a foreign language classroom, the learning situation changes. We will analyze the kind of turn-taking that takes place and how actions and sequences are organized. We also pay attention to how children respond to the robot and how they seek help from the teacher.

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This presentation explores the textual transformations occurred in the bilingual adaptation of Cambridge English Readers in China, and discusses 1) the change of view of foreign language learning behind the adaptation and 2) implications for Chinese learners of English.

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Using a stylistic method of analysis, we determined how student and (semi-)professional writers linguistically realize the communicative purposes of the genre literary book review. We will show that such stylistic descriptions cannot only reveal how written language develops, but also which concepts can be of aid to help students improve their writ...

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