Listening for needles in haystacks: how lecturers introduce key terms

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article reports on a corpus-based study of the discourse of university lectures, which aimed to identify linguistic patterns that could help EAP / L2 students with note-taking. It finds some ‘standard’ formulaic expressions, as well as other discourse markers used by lecturers to highlight key terms or concepts.

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Is Flipped Learning Really Worth the Trouble? Or, Flipped Learning and Learning Gains in the ESL/EFL Context

Reading Time: 5 minutesFlipped learning has become a popular tool to increase student agency over learning and to create variety in the ways that students can engage with educational content. Recently, there has been some question about how students respond to flipped learning and whether or not it is effective in achieving educational goals. This article seeks to address that gap.

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Blasting into Hyperdrive: A Motivational Framework

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article describes a motivational framework called directed motivational current (DMC), which advocates getting a focused vision, blasting into hyperdrive, staying in the zone, riding a directed motivational current, experiencing eudaimonic well-being and authenticity, and finally landing with feelings of joyful fulfillment, job done.

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