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Amir Rouhshad
University of Melbourne
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#1Amir Rouhshad (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
#2Gillian Wigglesworth (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 23
Last.Neomy Storch (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 27
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The Interaction Approach argues that negotiation for meaning and form is conducive to second language development. To date, most of the research on negotiations has been either in face-to-face (FTF) or text-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (SCMC) modes. Very few studies have compared the nature of negotiations across the modes. Such comparisons are important as they can indicate which mode may be more conducive to language learning. The present study set out to compare the natur...
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#1Amir Rouhshad (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
#2Neomy Storch (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 27
Research on pair and small group work has shown that collaborative writing tasks generally encourage learners to focus on language. However, some studies (e.g., Storch 2002) have also shown that patterns of interaction during collaborative writing tasks affect the quantity and quality of learners’ attention to language and ultimately language learning. The study reported in this chapter compared patterns of interaction of the same pairs of intermediate ESL learners completing a collaborative wri...
#1Ute Knoch (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 17
#2Amir Rouhshad (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
Last.Neomy Storch (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 27
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Abstract The number of international students coming to study in Australian universities has increased exponentially in the past decade, mirroring trends in other English speaking countries. For the majority of these students, English is an additional language. The motivation for studying in an English medium university is presumably not only to gain a degree but also to improve English language proficiency. Studying in an English-medium university provides these students with a rich immersion e...
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#1Ute Knoch (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 17
#2Amir Rouhshad (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
Last.Neomy Storch (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 27
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Abstract English language skills are often listed by employers among key attributes needed for employment and there is a general dissatisfaction with English standards, especially writing skills, following graduation (e.g., Healy and Trounson, 2010 , Rowbotham, 2011 in the Australian context). In the case of ESL students, research on whether English proficiency improves after studying at an English-medium university has to date been scarce, and has generally examined students’ gains after a rela...
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