The acquisition of the Hindi case system by Dutch-speaking and German-speaking foreign language learners Ghent University
This project aims to investigate developmental sequences in the foreign language acquisition of the Hindi case system. A qualitative longitudinal study will be conducted among Hindi foreign language learners in an instructed learning environment. The research will be embedded within the framework of Processability Theory, which is a second language acquisition theory that describes and explains stages of morphosyntactic development
This project aims to investigate the foreign language acquisition (FLA) of the Hindi case system.
Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language that only recently came to the attention of FLA research, with a
few studies focussing on the case acquisition of heritage learners (Montrul et al., 2012) and
foreign language (FL) learners (Baten & Verbeke, 2015; Ponnet et al. 2016; Ranjan 2016),
respectively. The data for these studies ...
Stylistic appropriateness in English as a foreign language: The acquisition of grammatical formality by translation trainees. University of Antwerp
The effectiveness of technology-enhanced language learning for lexical competence in speaking: The case of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in Vietnam. KU Leuven
Research has shown that there is a strong relationship between vocabulary knowledge and language proficiency (Staehr, 2008). Most research so far has focused on vocabulary and written skills and reading in particular. Only recently, vocabulary research has shifted its attention to listening (Staehr, 2009; Van Zeeland & Schmitt, 2013). However, there are hardly any studies on vocabulary acquisition and speaking. Therefore, this project ...
The impact of instruction and out-of-school exposure to foreign language input on learners’ language proficiency in two languages KU Leuven
This cross-sectional study investigated the impact of formal instruction and informal language language learning on learners’ language proficiency in two foreign languages: French (first foreign language) and English (second foreign language). We collected data from three subgroups: language learners in grade 8, grade 10 and the first year at university. Despite fewer years of English instruction, participants’ scores on a vocabulary and ...
Nguyen Anh Thi is currently a PhD candidate at the University of KU Leuven, Belgium. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in English Education from Can Tho University, Vietnam. He then completed a Master's degree in Principles and Methods of English Language and Literature Education from the same university. He is currently working on his PhD dissertation on Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT), particularly the investigation of English as a ...