Reading Time: 5 minutesThis research looks at the differences between faculty and student perceptions of academic life, pointing to a number of linguistic, cultural, and academic factors that make the international student experience both a challenge and worthwhile.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis study confirms common claims about the benefits of shadowing for improving English learners’ listening skills, namely that shadowing enhances learners’ phoneme perception, thus improving listening comprehension skills, and that shadowing is most effective with lower-proficiency learners.
Reading Time: 3 minutesRassaei looks at the effectiveness of summarization, question-and-answer, and prediction writing activities on vocabulary acquisition.
Reading Time: 4 minutesFreedman describes how she uses close reading strategies in multilingual higher education classes, relying heavily on modeling, paraphrase, thinking aloud, and questioning.
Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article introduces LX as a way to move away from the native/non-native speaker or L1/L2 dichotomy towards a more accurate representation of multi-competent language users.
Reading Time: 7 minutesThis article provides evidence for the effectiveness of extensive reading on reading proficiency as well as guidelines for implementing an extensive reading program.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article looks at an approach to providing feedback on students’ written work that is more valuable, can help enhance learner autonomy, and potentially save teachers time and frustration.