Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research

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Welcome to the Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research (JSLTR). This is an open-access journal which provide a platform both for established and early-career researchers. JSLTR is engaged with building a community of practice (both online and offline) and supports debate and scholarship in second language teaching and research. The journal is published twice a year and accepts research papers and forum articles from the fields of English language and modern language teaching. Research papers and forum articles are all subject to peer review before being accepted for inclusion. Contributions for future editions are welcome.

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Vol 8, No 1

Table of Contents


A meta-investigation of the use of the labels ‘longitudinal’ and ‘long-term’ in studies of feedback on writing PDF
Ruegg Rachael, Paul Iida 1-22
Gender Differences in the Effects of Explicit Vocabulary Learning Strategies Training PDF
Kaoru Kobayashi, Andrea Little 23-51
Investigating English Language Teachers’ Beliefs and Stated Practices Regarding Bottom-up Processing Instruction for Listening in L2 English PDF
Marc Jones 52-71
“They have a Eureka moment – there’s a rule!” The role of grammar teaching in English as a second language in Norway. PDF
Sigrunn Askland 72-102
A corpus-based analysis of linguistic interference of Italian native speakers in English and Spanish written production as a foreign language PDF
Mahnaz Aliyar 103-137
“Song-advantage” or “Cost of Singing”? A Research Synthesis of Classroom-based Intervention Studies Applying Lyrics-based Language Teaching (1972–2019) PDF
Valentin Werner 138-170


The Case for Synchronous Delivery of Language Teaching in the Digital Era PDF
Meredith Stephens 171-180

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