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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
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Abdolrezapour, Parisa; Fallah, Elahe – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
This study has sought to explore the effect of reflective teaching on learner autonomy and the intrinsic motivation of Iranian upper-intermediate female learners. The subjects included 60 adult upper-intermediate EFL learners chosen out of ninety, based on the scores obtained through administration of the TOEFL exam. They were randomly assigned to…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Personal Autonomy
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Bratkovich, Meghan Odsliv – Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2014
This study investigated the nature of self-assessment and blind peer- and teacher-assessment in L2 writing. The type of feedback students gave to themselves and peers, the type of feedback used in the revision process, and the source of the feedback used were all analyzed. Additionally, student perceptions of self- and peer-assessment, feedback,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation
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Jernigan, Justin – English Language Teaching, 2012
Swain's Output Hypothesis proposes a facilitative effect for output on the acquisition of second language morphosyntax. In the context of classroom instruction, a number of studies and reviews suggest that explicit instruction in pragmatic elements promotes development. Other studies have offered less conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Zandieh, Zeinab; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr – English Language Teaching, 2012
The present study investigated comprehension, immediate and delayed vocabulary retention under incidental and intentional learning conditions via computer mediated hypertext gloss. One hundred and eighty four (N = 184) intermediate students of English as a foreign language at an English school participated in the study. They were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Shahry, Mohammad Naseh Nasrollahy – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
Investigations into the role of context have often failed to find a positive role for this in vocabulary learning. This study, following a line of research concerned with the role of context, adds to the literature by examining the effect of three consecutive context sentences instead of one. Thirty-three Iranian EFL learners were asked to learn…
Descriptors: Sentences, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Crossley, Scott A.; Salsbury, Tom; McNamara, Danielle S.; Jarvis, Scott – Language Testing, 2011
The authors present a model of lexical proficiency based on lexical indices related to vocabulary size, depth of lexical knowledge, and accessibility to core lexical items. The lexical indices used in this study come from the computational tool Coh-Metrix and include word length scores, lexical diversity values, word frequency counts, hypernymy…
Descriptors: Semantics, Familiarity, Second Language Learning, Word Frequency