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Adigüzel, Abdullah; Orhan, Ali – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
It is remarkable that there are only a few studies that measures to what extent metacognitive and self-regulation skills affect students' academic achievements in the English lesson. This study is important for identifying the personal variables that have an impact on metacognitive and self-regulation skill and determining the relationship between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ponomarenko, Larisa N.; Zlobina, Irina S.; Galitskih, Elena O.; Rublyova, Olga S. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
The article presents the main ideas of concept of foreign language discursive competence formation among university and secondary school students by means of intercultural dialogue. The concept includes fundamental principles, activity stages of educational process, and criteria of foreign language discursive competence formation. Innovation of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Communication Strategies
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Alrabai, Fakieh – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study addresses a new area of research in Saudi Arabia. Using a sample of 630 Saudi students, it investigates learners' level of autonomy and its relationship to academic achievement in English as a foreign language (EFL). Learners' level of autonomy was measured by a survey, whereas their achievement was evaluated using standardized…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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AlTameemy, Farooq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that they turned into an important part of our life. According to Parsons, mobile subscriptions exceed 6 billion subscriptions globally. Similarly, Ipsos and Verizon (as cited in Tan & El-Bendary) found out that adopting mobile phones with smart technologies has increased fast which also coincided with a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chan, Jim Yee Him – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This study examines Hong Kong major stakeholders' (secondary students, university students, teachers and professionals) perceptions of language variation, English language teaching (ELT) and language use in their everyday communication via a large-scale questionnaire survey (N = 1893). Based on principal components analysis of the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes
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Ahmad, Waqar; Ali, Zuraina; Sipra, Muhammad Aslam; Taj, Imtiaz Hassan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Smartboards, which are now widely used in the teaching and learning process in Saudi Arabia, have turned the traditional environments of the classrooms, especially the EFL classrooms to be more interesting and encouraging. Literature reviews suggest that Saudi students usually lack motivation for studying English as a foreign language. This study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Inayati, Dian; Emaliana, Ive – Dinamika Ilmu, 2017
This paper elucidates the relationship among pre-service teachers' beliefs about language learning, pedagogical beliefs, and beliefs about ICT Integration through survey methodology. This study employed a quantitative approach, particularly a correlational relationship to investigate the relationships among beliefs about language learning,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The non-native English-speaking teachers' (NNESTs) beliefs about the monolingual approach have not been sufficiently studied in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL). In examining the NNESTs' beliefs about that issue, the present study adapts Guy Cook's recent framework, according to which the monolingual approach is based upon four…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Moedjito – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study aimed to explore teachers' and students' perception of pronunciation teaching in Indonesian EFL classrooms, particularly on (1) the difficulty of English pronunciation, (2) the reasons for the difficulty, (3) the inclusion of pronunciation in EFL classrooms, (4) the goal of pronunciation teaching, (5) priorities in pronunciation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Yan, Edith M. Y.; Fung, Irene Y. Y.; Liu, Lili; Huang, Xiaoyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This quantitative study investigated the extent and contexts of target language (TL) use in English language classrooms. Participants were 2,906 students from seven secondary schools and four universities in the more developed cities in southern China. They were put into five groups according to their educational stage and whether their content…
Descriptors: Surveys, Language Usage, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Gholami, Javad; Qurbanzada, Isa – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2016
Recently, teacher training courses have attracted the researchers' special attention, while teacher education programs have not received as much attention. The present study investigated the attitudes key stakeholders in a teacher education program (i.e., student teachers, in-service teachers, and teacher educators) hold toward the appropriateness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Experienced Teachers
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Hemmatizad, Marzieh – English Language Teaching, 2015
The present study investigated de-motivation among Iranian secondary high school and university students with respect to gender, major, and level of education and explored students' experiences in overcoming de-motivation. Data were gathered from 485 participants who comprised 215 male and 270 female. A 35 Likert type item de-motivation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kim, Haedong – English Language Teaching, 2015
The aim of this study is to identify differences in opinions on the evaluation of ELT teachers' books between pre-service and in-service teachers. In literature, it has been argued that the development of teachers' books for EFL teachers can be assisted by the results of a needs analysis. A total of 65 pre-service and 50 in-service secondary…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Raigón Rodríguez, Antonio R. – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The requirement that students achieve accredited foreign language proficiency at B1 level in order to graduate from university or enrol for some postgraduate courses has prompted changes in language teaching in higher education in Spain. Given the clearly ineffective tuition received at earlier stages of their education, Spanish university…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Required Courses
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Sidman-Taveau, Rebekah; Karathanos-Aguilar, Katya – CATESOL Journal, 2015
Graduate-level ESL students in Education are future multicultural educators and promising role models for our diverse K-12 students. However, many of these students struggle with academic English and, in particular, writing. Yet little research or program development addresses the specific writing-support needs of this group. This article shares…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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