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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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Lee, Ju Seong – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
While research on informal digital learning of English (IDLE) increases in the fields of teaching English to speakers of other languages and computer-assisted language learning, few studies have examined the relationship between quantity and diversity of IDLE practices and different language learning outcomes. To address this gap, data were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Yoo, Hanwook; Manna, Venessa F.; Monfils, Lora F.; Oh, Hyeon-Joo – Language Testing, 2019
This study illustrates the use of score equity assessment (SEA) for evaluating the fairness of reported test scores from assessments intended for test takers from diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds, using a workplace English proficiency test. Subgroups were defined by test-taker background characteristics that research has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Culture Fair Tests, Test Validity
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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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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The effects of repeated oral reading and timed reading on L2 oral reading fluency were examined among Japanese university students (N = 50) over 12 weeks. Three quasi-experimental groups were used in the study. Group 1 practiced two types of reading: Repeated oral reading with chunking practice and timed reading. Group 2 did timed reading only.…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Fluency, Phrase Structure
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Chang, Bok-Myung – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2018
This article is based on a Cross-Cultural Distance Learning (CCDL) model between university students in Korea and Japan during the 1st semester of 2016 and this lesson model consists of synchronous and asynchronous CMC activities focusing on the interactions between non-native speakers of English. This article shows that EFL learners in Korea can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, College Students, Educational Technology
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Mihara, Kei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Falling asleep in class is a common phenomenon among students in Japanese universities. There are several possible reasons for this: tiredness from daily routine such as commuting, difficulty concentrating in 90-minute classes, or simply a lack of motivation to study. In the English as a foreign language (EFL) classes, university students are…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Motivation, Focus Groups, College Students
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Long, Robert W., III. – English Language Teaching, 2018
For many sociolinguists, the issue of shyness and hesitation phenomenon has been problematic for Japanese L1 and L2 speakers, particularly in gendered interactions. Over the past decade, more Japanese are shunning conversations, relationships, and isolating themselves, which is accelerating the demographic crisis in Japan. Thus, this paper focuses…
Descriptors: Japanese, Syntax, Shyness, Interpersonal Communication
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Farrelly, Tom; Murphy, Tony – Journal of International Students, 2018
This article reports on a survey (n=573) of international students who were attending one of a group of five higher education institutes (HEIs) in the south of Ireland. This study sought to identify what knowledge these students had about their host country before coming to Ireland. In this study, we also attempted to identify what aspects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Pan, Yi-Chun; Tsai, Tzung-Hung; Huang, Yueh-Kuey; Liu, Dilin – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Various forms of pre-listening support, such as the provision of vocabulary and topic information, have been used to help second language (L2) learners better understand what they listen to. Results of studies on the effects of vocabulary support have been mixed. Furthermore, there has been little research on the effects of different quantities of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Vocabulary Development
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Fukuda, Akiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between learners' self-regulated language learning and proficiency and to examine the differences in characteristics of self-regulated learning (SRL) between low- and high-proficiency learners. SRL is a learning process throughout setting goals, monitoring tasks, and reflecting on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Hamdan, Jihad M.; Al-Hawamdeh, Rose Fowler – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2018
This empirical study examines the extent to which 'face', i.e. (audio visual dialogues), affects the listening comprehension of advanced Jordanian EFL learners in a TOFEL-like test, as opposed to its absence (i.e. a purely audio test) which is the current norm in many English language proficiency tests, including but not limited to TOFEL iBT,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Students
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Joyce, Paul – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2018
This article investigates the relative effectiveness of online and paper-based formative assessment in the learning of English as a second language. For this study, 74 Japanese university second language (L2) students took online quizzes, while 71 were given paper-based quizzes to complete. The quiz content was drawn from learning material found…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Homework, Language Proficiency
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Lee, Jia-Ying – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
This article examines the test-taking strategies of high- and low-scoring Chinese-speaking participants when they answer English multiple-choice reading comprehension questions. Thirty-two participants took a TOEIC reading test, provided think-aloud protocols, and joined a post-task interview. The data come primarily from qualitative analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Wiseness, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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