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Farzin Gazerani, Ahlem Ammar and Isabelle Montésinos-Gelet

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Research indicates that lexical gains through reading are limited (Nation, 2001). Based on the literature about form focused instruction (FFI) (instruction that draws learners’ attention to the formal properties of of the target language) in second language (L2) acquisition, Laufer (2005) states that it is necessary to combine reading with FFI targeting vocabulary. The objective of this study is to examine the effects of different FFI teaching approaches and methodological choices on vocabulary learning. Nine intermediate adult Iranian learners of French as an L2 participated in this experimental multiple-case study. The experimental intervention was spread over a period of two weeks and targeted 36 vocabulary items. It comprised three experimental conditions (integrated FFI, isolated FFI and repetition) and a control condition (incidental learning through reading). Results indicate significant benefits of FFI on receptive immediate posttests. The intervening effects of recency and receptive and productive tests administration order are also evaluated.

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Deep Stories

Practicing, Teaching, and Learning Anthropology with Digital Storytelling

Mariela Nuñez-Janes, Aaron Thornburg and Angela Booker

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Maria N. Melissourgou and Katerina T. Frantzi

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Dorota Lipińska

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Magdalen Phillips

Journa,l 38, p221 – 238. Phillips, M. (2014). A case study of factors contributing to the confidence of nonspecialist teacher trainees for supporting/delivering primary languages (PLs) as future class teachers . (unpublished paper) Reimann, P. (2011). Design-based research: Methodological Choice and Design p37-50 Netherlands: Springer. Rowe, J., Herrera, M. Hughes, B., Cawley, M. (2012). Capacity Building for Primary Languages through Initial Teacher Education: Could Specialist and Non-Specialist Student Teachers’ Complementary Skills Provide a

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Valentina Favrin, Elisabetta Gola and Emiliano Ilardi

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Nowadays, at the time of convergence culture, social network, and transmedia storytelling – when social interactions are constantly remediated – e-learning, especially in universities, should be conceived as a sharing educational activity. Different learning experiences should become smoother and able to fade out the closed learning environments (as software platform and classrooms (either virtual or not)). In this paper, we will show some experiences of the Communication Sciences degree program of the University of Cagliari, which is supplied through an e-learning method. In the ten years since its foundation, the approach has evolved from a blended learning with two kinds of traditional activity (online activities and face-to-face lessons) to a much more dynamic learning experience. Many new actors (communication companies, local government, public-service corporations, new media and social media) – indeed – have been involved in educational and teaching process. But also these processes changed: collaborative working, new media comprehension, self-guided problem solving are examples of the new literacies and approaches that can be reached as new learning objectives.

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Anthony Potts, Nina Maadad and Marizon Yu

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