NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 166 to 180 of 655 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Chapple, Julian – International Education Studies, 2015
Described as a "galloping" phenomenon now considered "pandemic" in proportion, the use of English as the lingua franca medium of instruction (EMI) at higher education institutions (HEIs) across the globe is today considered the most significant trend in educational internationalisation. Japan is no exception and a growing…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Papageorgiou, Spiros; Xi, Xiaoming; Morgan, Rick; So, Youngsoon – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2015
This study presents the development and empirical validation of score levels and descriptors specifically designed for reporting purposes to provide test takers with more than just a number on a score scale. In the context of a test primarily intended for 11- to 15-year-old students learning English as a second/foreign language, the study examined…
Descriptors: Scores, Validity, Scaling, Classification
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Youn, Soo Jung – Language Testing, 2015
This study investigates the validity of assessing L2 pragmatics in interaction using mixed methods, focusing on the evaluation inference. Open role-plays that are meaningful and relevant to the stakeholders in an English for Academic Purposes context were developed for classroom assessment. For meaningful score interpretations and accurate…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Validity, Mixed Methods Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kim, Ah-Young – Language Testing, 2015
Previous research in cognitive diagnostic assessment (CDA) of L2 reading ability has been frequently conducted using large-scale English proficiency exams (e.g., TOEFL, MELAB). Using CDA, it is possible to analyze individual learners' strengths and weaknesses in multiple attributes (i.e., knowledge, skill, strategy) measured at the item level.…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Cognitive Measurement, Reading Ability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ho, Mei-ching – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This study investigates the use of face-to-face and computer-mediated peer review in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing course to examine how different interaction modes affect comment categories, students' revisions, and their perceptions of peer feedback. The participants were an intact class of 13 students at a Taiwanese university.…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Intermode Differences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Payant, Caroline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Due to the growing number of plurilingual learners in the world today (Hammarberg, 2010), the present multiple case study examines four plurilingual participants' beliefs toward first language (L1) and second language (L2) mediation in the acquisition of French as a third language (L3). During a 16-week classroom-based study in a French university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Spanish, English (Second Language)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen; Mossman, Sabrina; Vellenga, Heidi E. – Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigates the effect of instruction on the acquisition of pragmatic routines used in academic discussion, specifically expressions of agreement, disagreement, and clarification. Thirty-seven learners, including an experimental group of 26 students and a control group of 11 students, participated in the study. Five intact classes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Martirosyan, Nara M.; Hwang, Eunjin; Wanjohi, Reubenson – Journal of International Students, 2015
Using an ex-post facto, non-experimental approach, this research examined the impact of English language proficiency and multilingualism on the academic performance of international students enrolled in a four-year university located in north central Louisiana in the United States. Data were collected through a self-reported questionnaire from 59…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ghahari, Shima; Heidarolad, Meissam – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Provision of multiple-choice (MC) glosses, which combines the advantages of glosses and inferring, has recently gained its share of supporters as a potential technique for enhancing L2 texts and increasing word gain for L2 learners. Upon taking an actual TOEFL, the participants underwent a vocabulary pretest to ensure that the target words were…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Vaughn, Allison A.; Bergman, Matthew; Fass-Holmes, Barry – Journal of International Students, 2015
Do undergraduates whose native language is not English have writing deficiencies leading to academic struggles? The present study showed that the answer to this question was "no" at an American West Coast public university. This university's nonresident undergraduates on average earned B- to B+ in their colleges' English…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Predictor Variables
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Attali, Yigal; Sinharay, Sandip – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
The "e-rater"® automated essay scoring system is used operationally in the scoring of "TOEFL iBT"® independent and integrated tasks. In this study we explored the psychometric added value of reporting four trait scores for each of these two tasks, beyond the total e-rater score.The four trait scores are word choice, grammatical…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Scores, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Barkaoui, Khaled – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
This study aimed to describe the writing activities that test takers engage in when responding to the writing tasks in the "TOEFL iBT"[superscript R] test and to examine the effects of task type and test-taker English language proficiency (ELP) and keyboarding skills on the frequency and distribution of these activities. Each of 22 test…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Chen, Jing; Sheehan, Kathleen M. – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
The "TOEFL"® family of assessments includes the "TOEFL"® Primary"™, "TOEFL Junior"®, and "TOEFL iBT"® tests. The linguistic complexity of stimulus passages in the reading sections of the TOEFL family of assessments is expected to differ across the test levels. This study evaluates the linguistic…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Evanini, Keelan; Heilman, Michael; Wang, Xinhao; Blanchard, Daniel – ETS Research Report Series, 2015
This report describes the initial automated scoring results that were obtained using the constructed responses from the Writing and Speaking sections of the pilot forms of the "TOEFL Junior"® Comprehensive test administered in late 2011. For all of the items except one (the edit item in the Writing section), existing automated scoring…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Automation, Language Tests, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kasula, Alex – CATESOL Journal, 2015
This article looks at my reflection as a teacher during a master's degree practicum for a Second Language Studies Program. This particular practicum differs from the other common student teacher-training courses found in master's programs as it incorporated a teacher-training session on conducting action research (AR) in the classroom, a practice…
Descriptors: Action Research, Practicums, Student Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
Pages: 1  |  ...  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  ...  |  44