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Xie, Qin – Educational Psychology, 2017
The study utilised a fine-grained diagnostic checklist to assess first-year undergraduates in Hong Kong and evaluated its validity and usefulness for diagnosing academic writing in English. Ten English language instructors marked 472 academic essays with the checklist. They also agreed on a Q-matrix, which specified the relationships among the…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Students, College English, Foreign Countries
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Afsharrad, Mohammad; Sadeghi Benis, Aram Reza – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
The present study aims at finding the differences between bilingual and monolingual learners across gender in the use of cognitive, metacognitive, and total reading strategies, as well as reading comprehension ability. To this end, 50 Persian-Turkish bilinguals and 36 Persian monolinguals participated in the study. A standard test of reading…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Bilingualism, Monolingualism, English
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Daftari, Giti Ehtesham; Tavil, Zekiye Müge – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
The discrimination between native and non-native English speaking teachers is reported in favor of native speakers in literature. The present study examines the linguistic insecurity of non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs) and investigates its influence on learners' productive skills by using SPSS software. The eighteen teachers…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ashwell, Tim; Elam, Jesse R. – JALT CALL Journal, 2017
The ultimate aim of our research project was to use the Google Web Speech API to automate scoring of elicited imitation (EI) tests. However, in order to achieve this goal, we had to take a number of preparatory steps. We needed to assess how accurate this speech recognition tool is in recognizing native speakers' production of the test items; we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Rozati, Fatemeh – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Drawing on sociocultural theory, and a large number of empirical studies conducted on the effectiveness of scaffolding on second or foreign language learning, the authors investigated the application of different forms of scaffolding to improve listening comprehension of the Iranian intermediate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Experimental Groups
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Al-Amir, Bayan Al-Hashemi – English Language Teaching, 2017
In the literature of second language teaching and learning, the use of students' first language (L1) has been an issue of debate for many years. Despite the changing state of teaching and learning aspects over the years, the belief that L1 should not be used in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms has stood the test of time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sabet, Masood Khalili; Babaei, Hamid Reza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The challenge for many teachers teaching in academic English programs is, on the one hand, to actualize the objectives of their course and on the other hand, prepare their students for the important international tests such as IELTS and TOEFL. The current study seeks to reconcile this challenge by drawing on the relationship between the IELTS…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Alkhawaldeh, Ahmad Mokbel – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study addressed the English language learning needs and challenges expressed by a sample of 22 postgraduate students from diversified faculties in the University of Jordan. These students were required to take the Alternative National English course. They wrote a self-report reflecting on their English language learning needs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
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Yuan, Man; Cheng, Wei – English Language Teaching, 2017
Lexical stress is an important contributor to foreign accent as well as intelligibility of second language (L2) speech. The present study intends to find out to what extent Chinese-speaking learners whose native language has less evident stress can acquire English lexical stress. A production test was administered to nine advanced Chinese learners…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Lexicology
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Pishkar, Kian; Moinzadeh, Ahmad; Dabaghi, Azizallah – English Language Teaching, 2017
Speaking a language involves more than simply knowing the linguistic components of the message, and developing language skills requires more than grammatical comprehension and vocabulary memorization. In teaching-learning processes, drama method may have some positive effects on ELL students' speaking fluency and accuracy. This study attempts to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
As the conditionally accepted students enroll in the graduate courses, not having met the English proficiency requirement in their program yet creates a vulnerable state of mind for them. This phenomenological study explores the anxiety state of the conditionally admitted international students at a US higher institution. Six science and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anxiety, Science Education, Majors (Students)
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Alkhaleefah, Tarek A. – Reading Psychology, 2017
Research in strategy use needs to provide comprehensive and detailed qualitative discussion of individual cases and their strategic processing of texts to deepen our understanding of the cognitive and metacognitive processes readers resort to when reading different texts for different purposes. Hence, the present paper aims to provide in-depth and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Lanteigne, Betty – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Jumbled sentence items in language assessment have been criticized by some authors as inauthentic. However, unscrambling jumbled sentences is a common occurrence in real-world communication in English as a lingua franca. Naturalistic inquiry identified 54 instances of jumbled sentence use in daily life in Dubai/Sharjah, where English is widely…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Items, Language Tests
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Powers, Donald; Schedl, Mary; Papageorgiou, Spiros – Language Testing, 2017
The aim of this study was to develop, for the benefit of both test takers and test score users, enhanced "TOEFL ITP"® test score reports that go beyond the simple numerical scores that are currently reported. To do so, we applied traditional scale anchoring (proficiency scaling) to item difficulty data in order to develop performance…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Scores
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Smiljanic, Iskra – Journal of International Students, 2017
This study examined the relationship between attachment, travel experiences, and English proficiency and international students' acculturative stress and depressive symptoms. A total of 91 graduate international students completed online surveys. Pearson correlations showed that both attachment anxiety and avoidance were positively correlated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Role, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology)
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