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Ho, Walter King Yan; Ahmed, Md. Dilsad; Keh, Nyit Chin; Khoo, Selina; Tan, Cheehian; Dehkordi, Mitra Rouhi; Gallardo, Mila; Lee, Kicheon; Yamaguchi, Yasuo; Wang, Jian; Liu, Min; Huang, Fan – Cogent Education, 2017
Numerous studies have been published heralding the benefits of physical education in school education. Sport and physical activities form the major content in learning and the arrangement serves as the major source of development in students. This paper identifies "quality" as an internationally concerned issue and within the concept,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Quality, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys
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Rahimi, Mehrak; Yadollahi, Samaneh – Cogent Education, 2017
The present study investigated the effects of offline vs. online digital storytelling on the development of EFL learners' literacy skills (reading and writing). Forty-two lower intermediate language learners participated in the study as the experimental (n = 21) and control groups (n = 21). The Reading-Writing section of the Key English Test was…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Statistical Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Farangi, Mohamad Reza; Kheradmand Saadi, Zahra – Cogent Education, 2017
Not only is listening considered as an active skill nowadays, but also different approaches are suggested to incorporate it effectively into language classrooms. Our purpose, here, is to compare two approaches claiming to be effective in enhancing EFL learners' listening capabilities including schema theory and dynamic assessment. Through a…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Learning Theories, Listening Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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Shabani, Karim; Ghasemian, Atefeh – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to identify the most frequent techniques of teaching pronunciation used by Iranian EFL teachers and, (b) to find out any relationship between teacher's extroversion/introversion personality type and their techniques of teaching pronunciation. To this end, following an online survey a cohort of 60 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Xodabande, Ismail – Cogent Education, 2017
In recent years, the expansion of digital technologies, multimedia, and social networks, dramatically transformed our lives. Education in general and the area of foreign language teaching and learning have also benefited hugely from those developments and advances. As a result, the face of language learning is changing and new technologies provide…
Descriptors: Control Groups, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Barabadi, Elyas; Khajavi, Yaser – Cogent Education, 2017
Corpus-based data-driven learning (DDL) is an innovation in teaching and learning new vocabulary for EFL students. Using teacher-prepared materials obtained from COCA corpus, the goal of the present study is to compare DDL and traditional methods of teaching vocabulary like consultation of dictionary or a grammar book. As such, two intact classes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary
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Ashraf, Hamid; Hosseinnia, Mansooreh; Domsky, Javad GH. – Cogent Education, 2017
Emotional intelligence is the capability to realize, to create, to comprehend emotions and sentimental knowledge, and to reflectively control emotions and to improve emotional and mental growth. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between EFL teachers' commitment to professional ethics and their emotional intelligence. To…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yazdi, Mona Tabatabaee; Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Ashraf, Hamid; Baghaei, Purya – Cogent Education, 2017
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), in the area of teacher education, refers to the procedures, programs or strategies that help teachers encounter the challenges of their work and accomplish their own and their learning center's goals. To this aim, the purpose of this study is to propose and validate an appropriate model of EFL teachers'…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Education, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Hatami, Sarvenaz – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study compares the impact of second language (L2) reading and listening on the incidental acquisition and retention of five dimensions of vocabulary knowledge--spoken form, written form, part of speech, syntagmatic association, and form-meaning connection--at the level of recognition (form-meaning connection was measured also at the level of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages
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Bahmani, Roghayeh; Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2017
This study aimed to examine the effects of different text difficulty levels on foreign language reading anxiety (FLRA) and reading comprehension of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. To this end, 50 elementary EFL learners were selected from two intact classes (n = 25 each). Each class was assigned to a text difficulty level (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reading Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Toosi, Seyyed Ali Doustdar; Emadian, Seyedeh Olia; Soleymani, Marjan; Mohammadi, Leila; Doustdar, Maryam Sadat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
In the current research, we investigated how significantly the second grade high school female students' educational, emotional, and spiritual intelligence were associated with their religious orientation. This research is descriptive (non-experimental) with a correlation design. The research population includes all of the second grade high school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Females, Emotional Intelligence
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Wendt, Heike; Kasper, Daniel; Trendtel, Matthias – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Large-scale cross-national studies designed to measure student achievement use different social, cultural, economic and other background variables to explain observed differences in that achievement. Prior to their inclusion into a prediction model, these variables are commonly scaled into latent background indices. To allow…
Descriptors: Measurement, Achievement Tests, Cultural Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Zamani, Peyman; Rezai, Hossein; Garmatani, Neda Tahmasebi – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
Repetitive articulatory rate or Oral Diadochokinesis (oral-DDK) shows a guideline for appraisal and diagnosis of subjects with oral-motor disorder. Traditionally, meaningless words repetition has been utilized in this task and preschool children have challenges with them. Therefore, we aimed to determine some meaningful words in order to test…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Indo European Languages, Task Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Movassagh, Hossein – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The study investigated the relationship among critical thinking, strategy use and university achievement. To this end, 76 English major students sat the California Critical Thinking Skills Test and filled out Oxford's Strategy Inventory for Language Learning. Participants' Grade Point Averages were regarded as their university achievement. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Saadatnia, Mahmood; Ketabi, Saeed; Tavakoli, Mansoor – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate two levels of reading comprehension, namely literal and inferential, of two text types of narration and exposition in Iranian EFL learners. The elicitation instruments were four expository texts and four narrative ones. One hundred eighty upper-intermediate EFL learners were assigned the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Expository Writing
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