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Karimi, Fatemeh; Chalak, Azizeh; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study examined the effects of two types of pre-listening activities: bottom-up and top-down on Iranian elementary EFL learners' listening comprehension performance. By TOFEL (PBT) test, 90 learners were selected as elementary ones for this study. They were randomly assigned to two experimental and one control groups each consisting of 30…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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Alavinia, Parviz; Rahimi, Hanieh – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of task types on English learners' receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge. A total of 125 (70 female and 55 male) first year ELT students from eight intact classes taking Academic Reading Course in the winter semester of 2017-2018 were assigned to four experimental groups randomly and a control group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Receptive Language
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Zulkefly, Farah; Razali, Abu Bakar – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Students' attitudes towards learning English as a second language is not a new issue, yet much is to be known about the factors that actually affect the students' attitudes, especially those who live in rural areas that are known to have poor perceptions towards as well as poor performance in learning the English language as compared to Malaysian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Saeed, Karwan Mustafa; Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamad; Eng, Lin Siew – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study was primarily aimed at developing an English-speaking proficiency test and analytic rubrics designed to measure speaking proficiency of Malaysian undergraduates. On the basis of Littlewood's Methodological Framework and Long's Interaction Hypothesis, the researchers derived three speaking tasks from four sources: (a) syllabus of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Pazhoman, Hamzeh; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study examined the relationship between English teachers' reflective practices and their self-regulation. It also explored the relationships between self-regulation and teachers' teaching experiences. To achieve the goal of the study, 103 English teachers from different senior and junior high schools were selected through convenience sampling…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Karami, Samaneh; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Riasati, Mohammad Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The role of technology in educational settings all around the world has changed the methods of teaching and assessment in the last few decades. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of e-learning in Iran has deprived students of many advantages of it. This research paper tries to answer questions regarding the effect of e-portfolio on the students'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Ramshe, Mostafa Hosseyni; Ghazanfari, Mohammad; Ghonsooly, Behzad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
There may be successful and less successful learners in every learning context. The latter group may try their best to improve their performance in comparison with their previous failures. To achieve such an objective, they try to adopt goals which are likely to promote their success. Such goals are commonly known as personal best goals. The…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Pritasari, Adita; Reinaldo, Hendy; Watson, C. W. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Business schools in Asia frequently use English as the medium of instruction. One such school is the School of Business and Management (SBM) of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) which is recognised as one of the leading business schools in Indonesia. Doubt had been expressed whether under current English language (EL) entry requirements…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Business Schools, English (Second Language)
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Ciriza, María del Puy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In this article, I analyse the programme and pedagogy of "Karmelo Ikastola," a Basque immersion school that promotes parental involvement and language use within the family. The "Karmelo" case is noteworthy due to its success at effectively promoting the use of Basque among students inside and outside the school along with its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers
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Symons, Carrie; Ponzio, Christina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
In 2017, 53,716 refugees entered the United States; the state of Michigan ranks sixth in refugee resettlement numbers. Each year, nearly 600 new refugees settle in Newtown, Michigan, which is now home to more than 20,000 newcomers who represent diverse language and ethnic groups. In this ethnographic case study, the authors investigated the ways…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, English Language Learners, Language Acquisition
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Al-Hammouri, Samer – International Education Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using Prezi on Al Zaytoonah students' performance in French Language reading skill. To achieve the purpose of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students' performance in French language reading skill. The sample of the study comprised 128 students from Al Zaytoonah…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Reading Skills
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El Mortaji, Latifa – International Education Studies, 2019
Research on gender and writing strategies in English as a foreign language (EFL) is scarce. This study investigates whether Moroccan male and female undergraduates use similar or different writing strategies when composing essays in the narrative and expository genres. Using think-aloud as a main research tool, a questionnaire, and retrospective…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching, 2019
Writing has generally been perceived as a solitary activity, completed by the writer working alone. Yet, over the years we have witnessed a growing interest among researchers and educators in Collaborative Writing, an activity that can be simply defined as the involvement of two or more writers in the production of a single text. This interest has…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Business Communication, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Publishing
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Cenoz, Jasone – Language Teaching, 2019
Multilingualism is widespread in the world today and English is, in many cases, one of the languages in the multilingual speaker's repertoire. English as a lingua franca (ELF) is used by multilingual speakers who can also communicate in other languages and use their multilingual and multicultural resources in creative ways. This paper aims at…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Educational Trends
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Benson, Phil – Language Teaching, 2019
Those who have advocated social approaches to applied linguistics have often been critical of the individualism of second language acquisition (SLA) research. This paper identifies the emergence of a more balanced view of the social and individual in recent work. Adopting Berger's (1972) metaphor of 'ways of seeing', it offers a history of applied…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Research Methodology, Second Language Learning, Student Centered Learning
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