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Language Learning Strategies: An Overview for L2 Teachers

Michael Lessard-Clouston z95014 [at] kgupyr.kwansei.ac.jp Kwansei Gakuin University (Nishinomiya, Japan) First published in Essays in Languages and Literatures, 8, at Kwansei Gakuin University, December 1997.   This article provides an overview of language learning strategies (LLS) for second and foreign … Continue reading

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Passive Grammar: We’ve Got It, Let’s Use It!

Michaela Borova and Bryan Murphy bm_fld [at] uacg.acad.bg University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria Bryan Murphy became aware of passive grammar while working in Sofia and attempting to learn “survival Bulgarian”. In one of his rare successes … Continue reading

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Towards an Understanding of Culture in L2/FL Education

Michael Lessard-Clouston z95014 [at] kgupyr.kwansei.ac.jp Associate Professor of English at the School of Economics Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan First published in Ronko: K.G. Studies in English, 25, 131-150 (March 1997 at Kwansei Gakuin University) Introduction The title of Valdes’ (1990) … Continue reading

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A Role Play Activity with Distance Learners in an English Language Classroom

Pramela Krish pramela [at] pkrisc.cc.ukm.my National University of Malaysia (Bangi, Malaysia) Introduction In recent years, language teaching has focused on the learning process rather than the teaching of the language. The emphasis is not only on linguistic competence of the … Continue reading

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Code Switching as a Countenance of Language Interference

Richard Skiba skiba [at] melbourne.starway.net.au Interference may be viewed as the transference of elements of one language to another at various levels including phonological, grammatical, lexical and orthographical (Berthold, Mangubhai & Batorowicz, 1997). Berthold et al (1997) define phonological interference … Continue reading

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English Communication Through Practical Experiences

Judith D. DeRolf Kanto Gakuin University Yokohama, Japan Originally published in Kanto Gakuin Daigaku Kogaku Bu Kyoyo Gakkai No. 24, March 1995 Teaching English to a wide variety of students for more than thirty years has taught me that generalizations … Continue reading

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Easy English Communication at the Secondary Level: Easy Ways Teachers Who Are Non-Native Speakers Can Use More English in Class

James R. Welker jwelker [at] gol.com Mie Prefectural Board of Education, Mie, Japan Introduction In Japan, since sometime in the 1980s, the Ministry of Education (Monbusho)–recognizing that students who have studied English six years still can’t speak it–has been revising … Continue reading

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