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Zeng, Yajun; Goh, Christine C. M. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
The role of self-regulation in general learning has been investigated for some time now. Its significance and contribution to second language (L2) listening, however, has yet to be discussed extensively with empirical support. This article reports a case study involving four college EFL students in China over a six-month period of self-regulated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gu, Peter Yongqi – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article reports on the updating and validation of a questionnaire for vocabulary learning strategies. An English as a second language (ESL) version of the "Vocabulary Learning Questionnaire" (VLQ), first published in Gu and Johnson (1996), was created based on its latest version. Two response formats were piloted, that is, a paper…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jin, Yinxing; de Bot, Kees; Keijzer, Merel – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study explores the effects of teacher support and student cohesiveness on foreign language (FL) learning outcomes and compares their effect with that of FL anxiety. One hundred and forty-six first-year Chinese undergraduates of Japanese, who were also learning English, participated in two surveys that were administered over a 2-month interval.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Correlation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Lu, Zhongshe; Liu, Meihua – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present study explored the interrelations between foreign language (FL) reading anxiety, FL reading strategy use and their interactive effect on FL reading comprehension performance at the tertiary level in China. Analyses of the survey data collected from 1702 university students yielded the following results: (a) Both Foreign Language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Correlation
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Jin, Yinxing; de Bot, Kees; Keijzer, Merel – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Adopting a longitudinal design, this study investigates the effects of foreign language anxiety on foreign language proficiency over time within English and Japanese learning contexts. It also explores the stability of anxiety in English and Japanese over time and the stability of anxiety across English and Japanese. Chinese university students (N…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Language Proficiency, Japanese, Longitudinal Studies
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Griffiths, Carol; Cansiz, Gökhan – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The language learning strategy question has been debated on a number of levels, including definition, the strategy/success relationship and strategy coordination. In addition, awareness has been steadily growing of the importance of taking an holistic view of the strategy phenomenon and examining strategies not just in isolation but as part of an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews
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Oxford, Rebecca L.; Cuéllar, Lourdes – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
Using the principles of positive psychology and the tools of narrative research, this article focuses on the psychology of five language learners who crossed cultural and linguistic borders. All five were university students learning Chinese in Mexico, and two of them also studied Chinese in China. The grounded theory approach was used to analyze…
Descriptors: Psychology, Personal Narratives, Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Li, Shaopeng; Yang, Lianrui – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
The present study aims to investigate the general characteristics of topicprominent typological interlanguage development of Chinese learners of English in terms of acquiring subject-prominent English structures from a discourse perspective. Topic structures mainly appear in Chinese discourse in the form of topic chains (Wang, 2002; 2004). The…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cai, Wei; Li, Xiangrong; Liu, Meihua – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
The present case study investigated university students' academic and linguistic gains during a semester-long exchange program abroad. Thirty three third-year English majors from a Chinese university answered a battery of questionnaires and 13 of them participated in semi-structured interviews both prior to and after the program. Analyses of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Study Abroad, College Students, English (Second Language)