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Pathan, Zahid Hussain; Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed; Soomro, Niaz Hussain – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study primarily aims to investigate the relationship between Pakistani students' receptive vocabulary growth and their reading development at two different points: at the beginning and the end of English course. The standardized vocabulary size test (VST) and reading comprehension test (TOEFL) were administered to 123 first year…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kasim, Usman; Muslem, Asnawi; Mustafa, Faisal – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Students of social and natural sciences are expected to achieve different learning outcomes because they employ different language learning strategies and are exposed to different vocabulary. This research was aimed at finding evidence from empirical data to determine whether the differences in learning outcomes are statistically significant. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Pritasari, Adita; Reinaldo, Hendy; Watson, C. W. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Business schools in Asia frequently use English as the medium of instruction. One such school is the School of Business and Management (SBM) of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) which is recognised as one of the leading business schools in Indonesia. Doubt had been expressed whether under current English language (EL) entry requirements…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Business Schools, English (Second Language)
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Neumann, Heike; Padden, Nina; McDonough, Kim – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Past research into the relationship between English proficiency test (EPT) scores and score profiles, such as the IELTS and the TOEFL, has shown that there is not always a clear relationship between those scores and students' subsequent academic achievement. Information about students' academic self-concept (ASC) may provide additional information…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Language Proficiency, Scores
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Lenkaitis, Chesla Ann; Calo, Stephanie; Venegas Escobar, Salvador – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study qualitatively investigated students from a Mexican university and a U.S. university and how their intercultural competence (IC), the ability to appropriately and effectively communicate with others from countries and cultures other than one's own, was affected by a five-week telecollaborative exchange. To examine the ways in which…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ahmadi Shirazi, Masoumeh – SAGE Open, 2019
Threats to construct validity should be reduced to a minimum. If true, sources of bias, namely raters, items, tests as well as gender, age, race, language background, culture, and socio-economic status need to be spotted and removed. This study investigates raters' experience, language background, and the choice of essay prompt as potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Test Bias, Essay Tests
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
John Read is about to retire as Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland. He previously taught applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Victoria University of Wellington, the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, the University of Texas El Paso,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nuttall, Lee – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This report discusses why Japan continues to struggle with and appears on the surface to be reluctant to embrace the English language as a medium to conduct business and indeed tourism as opposed to their South East Asian neighbours. The topics covered were the historical context of Japan's isolationist policy, Japan's educational system, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Salimi, Esmaeel Ali; Mirian, Elham Sadat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mix-method research attempts at extending our knowledge about the impact of L1 glossing (Persian) for abstract words on reading comprehension in English. It also examines learners' attitudes towards abstract glossed words while engaged in reading. Sixty students in Iranian language institutes were recruited to participate in the quantitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Mesgarshahr, Abulfazl; Alavi, Seyyed Mohammad – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study presents empirical evidence for the hypothesis that reading purpose may impact upon the cognitive processes that L2 readers use in comprehending a text. 25 advanced learners of English were put into two purpose groups--testing condition (TC) and learning condition (LC). The participants in the TC read two expository passages and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Second Language Learning
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Zimmermann, Judith; von Davier, Alina A.; Buhmann, Joachim M.; Heinimann, Hans R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Graduate admission has become a critical process in tertiary education, whereby selecting valid admissions instruments is key. This study assessed the validity of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores for admission to Master's programmes at a technical university in Europe. We investigated the indicative value of GRE scores for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Language Tests
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O'Dwyer, John; Kantarcioglu, Elif; Thomas, Carole – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
This study reports on an investigation of the predictive validity of the TOEFL iBT®test in an English-medium institution (EMI) in a non-target-language context, namely, Turkey. The relationship between TOEFL iBT scores and academic performance was explored in a cohort of 286 undergraduate students, as was the TOEFL iBT's relationship with an…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade Point Average, Language of Instruction
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Manna, Venessa; Yoo, Hanwook; Monfils, Lora – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this study, we assessed the invariance in the factor structure underlying English-language proficiency for two groups of adolescent learners in Japan: students in middle school (ages 13-15 years) and students in high school (ages 16-18 years). Language proficiency was measured using the "TOEFL Junior"® Comprehensive test, an…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Performance
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Golubovich, Juliya; Tolentino, Florencia; Papageorgiou, Spiros – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this study, 249 users of the "TOEFL ITP"® assessment series (e.g., admissions officers, English-language teachers, academic staff) in Japan, Mexico, and Indonesia were surveyed about their uses and opinions of TOEFL ITP scores, followed by in-depth interviews with 21 of these users. Overall, the most common use of the test was as an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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