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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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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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Zare-ee, Abbas; Fatemeh Mahdavi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
In the study reported here, we explored writing processes employed by 70 undergraduate learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) through questionnaires and think-aloud protocols. Then we looked for possible differences in the writing processes employed by high- and low-aptitude learners. We observed that learners with higher aptitude scores…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Irzawati, Ira – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
Webquest is an internet based learning tool that can be used by students in learning English. This study investigates students' perceptions about the use of Webquest to support learning grammar in Higher Education. Seventy-two of second semester students were involved as participants in this study. Questionnaire and interview were used to collect…
Descriptors: Grammar, Web Based Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yamini, Morteza; Mandanizadeh, Forough Behbahani – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2011
This study investigated the relationship between self-efficacy and imposter phenomenon and their effects on EFL learners' writing ability. Participants were 94 male and female university students. The aim was to find out how self-efficacy and imposter phenomenon would be related, how these personal factors would relate to writing ability, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Student Placement