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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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Omari, Otmane; Moubtassime, Mohammed; Ridouani, Driss – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This study seeks to survey whether students are motivated to learn English or not and to evaluate the differences within and between three most known universities in Morocco, involving a private one, in terms of students' English learning motivation. Moreover, factors that make a student more motivated to learn English were investigated. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation
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Yunus, Melor Md; Sukri, Saiful Islam Ahmad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
In spite of English being regarded as the second most important language in Malaysia, it is still treated as a foreign language inevitably. The recently introduced Dual Language Progamme (henceforth DLP) which uses English as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science is alleged to be a reflection of the less successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Alfallaj, Fahad Saleh Suleiman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The trend in the Reading class in KSA has been what is called "Standards Based Proficiency" as opposed to the more desirable "Real World Reading Requirements". This is also where the greatest gap occurs. Whereas white collar jobs may require more reading, blue collar jobs may invariably involve reading of technical manuals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Pandian, Ambigapathy – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper explores the current practices of learner autonomy among Saudi undergraduates at Preparatory Year, Najran University. The Short List questionnaire developed by Dixon (2011) was administered to measure the use of autonomous learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Quantitative data were gathered from 208 male students in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Parsi, Gholamreza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study intended to investigate the possible difference between EAP and EFL learners' beliefs concerning learning and teaching of language components, namely, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Furthermore, this study examined the association between EAP and EFL learners' beliefs and their language components' development. To this…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shantha, S.; Mekala, S. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The mastery of speaking skills in English has become a major requisite in engineering industry. Engineers are expected to possess speaking skills for executing their routine activities and career prospects. The article focuses on the experimental study conducted to improve English spoken proficiency of Indian engineering students using task-based…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Task Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Alqarni, Ibrahim R. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study investigates the impact that study in Australia has on the lexical knowledge of Saudi Arabian students. It focuses on: 1) the effects that the length of study in Australia has on the acquisition of lexical collocations, as reflected by lexical knowledge tests, and 2) whether there is a significant gender difference in the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Scores
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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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Bhatti, Nasreen; Memon, Shumaila – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This quantitative study aims to investigate the perceptions of English Language Learners on Language learning Anxiety in EFL classroom. Participants of the study were 145 Intermediate level students of different public colleges of Hyderabad, Sindh who are learning English as a foreign language. The data was collected through the modified form of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Anxiety, Statistical Analysis
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Gaibani, Ahmed; Elmenfi, Fadil – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
The study is to show how age factor can influence public speaking anxiety among English Language Learners at Omar Al-Mukhtar University. To indicate the influence of age factor a questionnaire was distributed to the participants of the study. As well as correlation was also undertaken to the data collected to investigate the influence of age…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Public Speaking, Anxiety, Affective Behavior
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Khan, Intakhab Alam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Teaching of English in Saudi Arabia (KSA) is on top priority these days. Linguists, researchers, pedagogues and teachers have different perceptions and views regarding the approaches/methods/techniques of teaching of English in EFL/ESL classrooms. In today's modern learning scenario, it is believed that appropriate utilization of sophisticated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Rafieyan, Vahid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Development of target language pragmatic competence in language learners requires not only provision of cultural features of target language community in language classes but also language learner's willingness to learn and use those cultural features. To investigate the relationship between language learners' attitudes toward cultural instruction…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Durrani, Hina – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
CLT and GTM have been popular and much practiced methodologies in classrooms worldwide in teaching English language. The purpose of the current research is to examine students' attitude towards Grammar Translation Method and CLT in Pakistan at graduate level. The data for the current study was collected through questionnaire from undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Nazri, Nurhuda Mohamad; Yunus, Melor Md; Nazri, Nur Dalila Mohamad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Often times, many English as Second Language (ESL) facilitators speculate why some learners learn faster than other learners. Provided the students were exposed with the same amount of years in the formal education system in Malaysia, the language instructors curious about the variety of performance in the English language among the learners. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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