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Accentedness and Attitudes Action Research
Administration of Language ProgramsAdvanced Language Learning
African-American Vernacular English Age Issues in Language Learning
Alternative and Authentic AssessmentAnxiety in Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment
Arabic Learners of EnglishAssessing Young Learners in Language Education
Automated Essay Scoring and Electronic FeedbackAutomated Scoring of Speech
Autonomy and AgencyBeliefs of Teachers and Students about Language Learning and Teaching
Bias in Language AssessmentBilingualism, Bilingual Education, and Immersion Education
Blended LearningCase Study Research
Chaos and Complexity Theory Cloze Tests
Comics and Graphic Novels in Language Teaching and LearningCommon European Framework of Reference for Languages
Communication Strategies Communicative Language Teaching
Community Colleges and ESLCompliments and Responses
Content-based InstructionConversation Analysis
Cooperative Learning Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning
Corrective Feedback in L2 Speech Corrective Feedback in L2 Writing
Creativity in Language Teaching and LearningCritical Pedagogy and Critical Research
Critical ThinkingCulture in Language Learning and Teaching
Curriculum Development in Language Teaching Diagnostic Assessment
Dialogue Journals in Language Learning and Teacher Preparation Diary Studies in Language Learning and Teaching
Dictation in Language Teaching and LearningDigital Games and Gaming in Language Learning and Teaching
Digital LiteracyDiscourse and Discourse Analysis
DiversityDrama, Role Play, and Theater Techniques in Language Teaching and Learning
Dynamic Assessment Emergent Participatory Language Teaching and Learning
Emotions in Language Learning and TeachingEndangered Languages
English as a Lingua Franca English as a Medium of Instruction
English Language Learning and Teaching in KoreaEthics in Language Teaching and Research
Ethnography Extensive Reading
Eye-Tracking ResearchFirst Language Use in L2 Teaching and Learning
FluencyForeign and Second Language Teaching in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
Form-Focused InstructionFormulaic Language
Gender, Sexuality, and LanguageGeneralizability Theory
Gestures, Body Language, and Nonverbal Behavior in Language Teaching and Learning Globalization and Language
Grammar and Grammar InstructionHeritage Language Learners
History of EnglishIdentity and Language Learning and Teaching
Idioms in Language Learning and TeachingIELTS
Immigrant Issues in Language Learning and TeachingIncidental Vocabulary Acquisition
Innovations Intelligibility
Interaction in Language Learning and Teaching Interactive Whiteboards
Intercultural Communicative CompetenceInternational English
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
International Teaching Assistants Internationalization of Higher Education
Interviewing in Qualitative Research Language and Development
Language and Education in PakistanLanguage Awareness
Language Classroom ResearchLanguage Ideology
Language in Business, Industry, and the Professions Language Play
Language Policy and Language PlanningLanguage Socialization
Language Teacher EducationLeadership
Learning Styles and StrategiesLectures in English
Lesson Planning Linguistic Landscape
Listening AssessmentListening Comprehension in Language Learning and Teaching
Literacy in L2 Learning Literature in L2 Teaching and Learning
Materials in Second and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Memory in Language Learning and Teaching
Mentoring in Language Teaching Meta-Analysis in Language Research
MetaphorMixed-methods Research
Mobile-Assisted Language LearningMontessori Method in L2 Teaching and Learning
Motivation in Language Learning Movies, Videos, Radio, and Television in Language Learning and Teaching
Multicultural and Crosscultural PopulationsMultilingualism and Plurilingualism
Multiple Intelligences Multiple-Choice Test Items
Narratives in Language ResearchNeeds Assessment
No Child Left Behind Non-native Speaking Language Teachers
Nursing EducationObservation
Oral Proficiency InterviewsOutput in Second and Foreign Language Learning
Overlapping Speech and InterruptionsPlagiarism
Portfolio Assessment Pragmatics
Professional Development of Language Teachers Project-based Learning and Teaching
Pronunciation Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research MethodsQuestionnaires and Surveys
Questions in Language Learning and TeachingRace and Ethnicity in Language Teaching and Learning
Raters and Rating Scales in Language Testing Reading Assessment
Reading in L2 Contexts Reflective Teaching and Learning
Refugee ConcernsSchema Theory in Language Teaching and Assessment
Seating Arrangements in ClassroomsSecond Language Acquisition
Self-assessment in Language Learning and TeachingSelf-efficacy in Language Learning and Teaching
Self-Repair in SpeechService Learning
Sociocultural Theory & Language Learning and TeachingSongs in Language Learning and Teaching
Speaking Assessment Speaking in L2 Contexts
Specific Purpose Language AssessmentStandard and Nonstandard Languages
Standards in Language Teaching and AssessmentStory Retelling
Study Abroad and Language LearningSummarizing and Paraphrasing
Supervision and Evaluation of TeachersTask-based Language Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Teacher Cognition and Decision MakingTeaching Young Learners
Team Teaching Technology in Language Assessment
Technology in Language Learning and Teaching The Practicum, Student Teachers, and Cooperating Teachers
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Transcription in Language Teaching and Research
Tutoring in Language Learning and TeachingValidity and Validation in Language Assessment
Vocabulary Learning in Teaching and AssessmentVoice in Writing
Washback and Test ImpactWikipedia
Willingness to CommunicateWorld Englishes and World Languages
Writing Assessment Writing for Academic Purposes
Writing in L2 Contexts Yiddish