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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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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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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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Fard-Kashani, Alireza; Jahromi, Abdol Hossein Zahedi; Javadi, Ali; Fallahi, Ali Mohammad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The current study aimed at diagnosing the language needs of Iranian undergraduate students of computer engineering in order to find out whether there is any significant difference in perceptions between the students and their ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purpose) teachers, concerning their Reading skill needs. To conduct the intended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education, Engineering
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Keshavarz, Mohammad H.; Ghamoushi, Masoume – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
Some researchers argue that linguistic knowledge of one's native language facilitates the acquisition of additional languages (see, for example, Cenoz & Valencia, 1994; Grenfell & Harris, 2006; Hakuta, 1990; Keshavarz & Astaneh, 2004). To contribute to this line of research, the present study investigated the probability of significant…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Bilingualism
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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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Naeeini, Sara Kashefian; Riazi, Abdolmehdi; Salehi, Hadi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
In order to meet the demands of the changing world, students should become endowed with the ability to learn perpetually and regard learning as a life-long enterprise. This study investigated those learners belief which showed learners' predispositions toward autonomy and some social factors such as gender, academic achievement, marital status and…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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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