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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Zhang, Yi – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
An increasing number of international Chinese undergraduate students enrolled in United States.colleges and universities in the past few years. Many began their journey in an intensive English program of a four-year university due to lack of English proficiency. Instead of continuing their study at the same institution, a considerable number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Reverse Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Jiang, Lin; Huang, Kang – Higher Education Studies, 2015
Structural priming refers to the tendency of speakers to reuse the same structural pattern as one that was previously encountered (Bock, 1986). The effectiveness of structural priming has been an issue of much discussion in the field of second language acquisition over decades. This study aims at investigating the role of structural priming in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians, Role
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Jiang, Lin; Xiao, Hailing – English Language Teaching, 2014
This article reports on an 8-week study that investigated the differential effects of two written corrective feedback (CF) options on 92 low-intermediate EFL students' explicit and implicit knowledge of English articles and the extent to which language analytic ability might influence the effect of written CF. The study used a…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Psychology