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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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Huang, Danyan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims to explore the potential use of sentence tree-structure in English grammar teaching in college. After combining Schema Theory and Lexical Chunk Theory, the writer proposed the sentence tree-structure tool and tried to apply it in one of her grammar classes in college. During the teaching process, students were asked to analyze long…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wolf, Debra M.; Phung, Linh – Journal of International Students, 2019
A case study was conducted to explore the experiences of Chinese nurses when completing a graduate nursing degree taught in English (as a second language) in the United States over a 1-year period. The study explored language, academic, and social challenges perceived by the students, strategies used to overcome challenges, and academic support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Asians, Graduate Students
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Chong, Sin Wang – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Recent literature on the use of exemplars in the context of higher education has shown that exemplar-based instruction is implemented in various disciplines; nevertheless, how exemplar-based instruction can be implemented in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) writing classrooms in higher education institutions remains under-explored. In this…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tweedie, M. Gregory; Chu, Man-Wai – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
English is increasingly common as a medium of instruction in higher education internationally, and evidence of English language proficiency (ELP) forms a vital aspect of many post-secondary admission applications. Scores from different ELP measures (e.g. standardized assessments; institution-specific English programmes) are often used as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Higher Education
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Heydarnejad, Tahereh; Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza; Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Learning could not be thought of as unrelated to cognitive processes and cognitive processes are not unrelated to affective ones; thus, the current study tried to empirically examine the influence of Emotion Based Language Instruction (EBLI) in fostering teaching oral skills to EFL learners. An IELTS test was utilized to measure the progress of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Skills, Humanistic Education
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Fathi, Jalil; Hamidizadeh, Razieh – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
As an attempt to shed more light on the effectiveness of strategy instruction in second language (L2) learning, the present study was set to investigate the contribution of listening strategy instruction to improve listening comprehension of English as foreign language (EFL) learners in Iranian context. In so doing, a number of 52 English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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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
Ananda, Ririn Putra; Arsyad, Safnil; Dharmayana, I Wayan – Online Submission, 2018
An argument in academic writing is an essential element; it is used to convince readers that the writer's opinion or claim can be acceptable. However, this may be problematic for university students or new writers especially when writing in a language other than their first language such as Indonesians who take an international English writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Persuasive Discourse
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Yeung, Marine; Li, Tilo – English Language Teaching, 2018
As one of the essential skills for success in work and studies, English communication is often made a key component in the GE curriculum of tertiary study programmes. In addition to the provision of required English proficiency courses, many tertiary institutions have established English centres of some description to promote English learning on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Hoang, Ngoc T. H. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Test-takers' voices in relation to high-stakes language tests have received growing attention in recent years. While the perspectives of this stakeholder group can be utilised to improve test quality, test-taking experience, and test impact, we argue that this goal needs to be achieved by considering a fundamental shift in our conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Language Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing, Humanization
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Schoepp, Kevin – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
As access to a university education has increased globally, there have also been increases in the number of universities that use English as a medium of instruction (EMI) and in the number of non-English-speaking students studying in English-speaking countries. Correspondingly, the English language proficiency of students studying in EMI…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Liu, Xinmiao – English Language Teaching, 2018
A longitudinal study was conducted to assess changes in and contributing factors of learner belief for a sample of 70 Chinese foreign language learners. Foreign language proficiency and learner factors such as learner belief and learning strategy were measured four times at approximately fifty-day intervals. The results show that there were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
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