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Ruegg, Rachael – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
This exploratory study investigated the effect of assessing both process and product compared to assessing written products alone. Two groups of students received teacher feedback over a one-year period. One group was assessed on their revisions in addition to the quality of final drafts, while a second group was assessed on the quality of final…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Khodabandeh, Farzaneh – English Language Teaching, 2016
The current study set out to compare the effect of traditional and non-traditional instructional treatments; i.e. explicit, implicit, task-based and no-instruction approaches on students' abilities to learn how to write classified ads. 72 junior students who have all taken a course in Reading Journalistic Texts at the Payame-Noor University…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement
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Jung, Jookyoung – Language Teaching Research, 2016
The present study examines how glossing of second language (L2) texts affects L2 learners' reading comprehension as well as their learning of L2 grammar and vocabulary. It employed a pretest, immediate posttest, and delayed posttest design with two treatment sessions. The target features were English unaccusativity and 10 pseudo-word items.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Korean, Translation
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Huang, Becky; Alegre, Analucia; Eisenberg, Ann – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2016
The project aimed to examine the effect of raters' familiarity with accents on their judgments of non-native speech. Participants included three groups of raters who were either from Spanish Heritage, Spanish Non-Heritage, or Chinese Heritage backgrounds (n = 16 in each group) using Winke & Gass's (2013) definition of a heritage learner as…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Evaluators, Chinese, Spanish
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Bai, Jieru – Journal of International Students, 2016
A quantitative study was conducted to measure the acculturative stress of international students and investigate the predictors of acculturative stress. A total of 186 students participated in the survey. Results showed that 22.4% of the students in this study exceeded the normal stress level and might need counseling or psychological…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Foreign Students, Stress Variables, College Students
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Davis, Larry – Language Testing, 2016
Two factors were investigated that are thought to contribute to consistency in rater scoring judgments: rater training and experience in scoring. Also considered were the relative effects of scoring rubrics and exemplars on rater performance. Experienced teachers of English (N = 20) scored recorded responses from the TOEFL iBT speaking test prior…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Oral Language, Scores, Language Tests
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Sawangsamutchai, Yutthasak; Rattanavich, Saowalak – English Language Teaching, 2016
The objective of this research is to compare the English reading comprehension and motivation to read of seventh grade Thai students taught with applied instruction through the genre-based approach and teachers' manual. A randomized pre-test post-test control group design was used through the cluster random sampling technique. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Secondary School Students
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Tanaka, Makiko; Sanchez, Edward – TESL-EJ, 2016
This study investigated perceptions of a class of 20 first-year Japanese college students on peer questioning in cooperative reading activities. After the instructor gave an hour of interactive explanations of the reading, in which students were encouraged to interact actively with the instructor in interpreting the reading material, students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning
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Shintani, Natsuko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This case study investigated the characteristics of computer-mediated synchronous corrective feedback (SCF, provided while students wrote) and asynchronous corrective feedback (ACF, provided after students had finished writing) in an EFL writing task. The task, designed to elicit the use of the hypothetical conditional, was completed by two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Ockey, Gary J.; Papageorgiou, Spiros; French, Robert – International Journal of Listening, 2016
This article reports on a study which aimed to determine the effect of strength of accent on listening comprehension of interactive lectures. Test takers (N = 21,726) listened to an interactive lecture given by one of nine speakers and responded to six comprehension items. The test taker responses were analyzed with the Rasch computer program…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Listening Comprehension, Lecture Method, Computer Software
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Rahimi, Muhammad; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language Learning Journal, 2016
This study was designed to investigate the effects of incidental unfocused prompts and recasts on improving English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' grammatical accuracy as measured in students' oral interviews and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) grammar test. The design of the study was quasi-experimental with pre-tests,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis, Advanced Students
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Kang, Okim; Vo, Son Ca Thanh; Moran, Meghan Kerry – TESL-EJ, 2016
Research in second language speech has often focused on listeners' accent judgment and factors that affect their perception. However, the topic of listeners' application of specific sound categories in their own perceptual judgments has not been widely investigated. The current study explored how listeners from diverse language backgrounds weighed…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Phonology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Iino, Atsushi; Yabuta, Yukiko; Nakamura, Yoichi – Research-publishing.net, 2016
The purpose of this study is to find the effects of using Videoconferencing (VC) as a tool for foreign language instructions in a semester long research study. The research questions focus on the effects of VC (1) on speaking skills, and (2) on general proficiency scores. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in a university in Japan were…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Instruction
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Aryadoust, Vahid; Baghaei, Purya – Educational Assessment, 2016
This study aims to examine the relationship between reading comprehension and lexical and grammatical knowledge among English as a foreign language students by using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN). There were 825 test takers administered both a second-language reading test and a set of psychometrically validated grammar and vocabulary tests.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Lexicology, Grammar
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Alharbi, Majed A. – JALT CALL Journal, 2016
This study investigated the effects of monolingual book dictionaries, popup dictionaries, and type-in dictionaries on improving reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in an EFL program. An experimental design involving four groups and a post-test was chosen for the experiment: (1) pop-up dictionary (experimental group 1); (2) type-in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Dictionaries
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