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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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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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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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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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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