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Yashima, Tomoko; MacIntyre, Peter D.; Ikeda, Maiko – Language Teaching Research, 2018
Recently, situated willingness to communicate (WTC) has received increasing research attention in addition to traditional quantitative studies of trait-like WTC. This article is an addition to the former but unique in two ways. First, it investigates both trait and state WTC in a classroom context and explores ways to combine the two to reach a…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Mihara, Kei – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Falling asleep in class is a common phenomenon among students in Japanese universities. There are several possible reasons for this: tiredness from daily routine such as commuting, difficulty concentrating in 90-minute classes, or simply a lack of motivation to study. In the English as a foreign language (EFL) classes, university students are…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Motivation, Focus Groups, College Students
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Mellati, Morteza; Khademi, Marzieh – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher-mediated classroom assessment might have significant impacts on learners' academic achievements and teachers' development. The current study investigated teachers' assessment literacy and its impact on their current assessment practices and learners' writing outcomes. The study sought to gain an understanding of the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Males, Second Language Instruction
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Caicedo Pereira, Martin Javier; Lozano Bermúdez, Jhonny Alexander; Vanegas Medina, Luis Alfonso – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This action research study examines the effect of self-evaluation on grammatical range and grammar accuracy on the English speaking performance of 27 foreign language university and pre-university students enrolled in three different language centers, in three different cities in Colombia. Participants were asked to record themselves answering…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Benchmarking, Grammar
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Saeed, Farah Jamal Abed Alrazeq; Al-Zayed, Norma Nawaf – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The study aimed at investigating the attitudes of Jordanian undergraduate students towards using computer assisted-language learning (CALL) and its effectiveness in the process of learning the English language. In order to fulfill the study's objective, the researchers used a questionnaire to collect data, followed-up with semi-structured…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Bai, Lifang; Hu, Guangwei – Educational Psychology, 2017
Automated writing evaluation (AWE) systems can provide immediate computer-generated quantitative assessments and qualitative diagnostic feedback on an enormous number of submitted essays. However, limited research attention has been paid to locally designed AWE systems used in English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom contexts. This study…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Writing Evaluation, Automation, Essay Tests
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Noughabi, Mostafa Azari – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Vocabulary as a significant component of language learning has been widely researched. As well, it is well documented that vocabulary could be learned through listening and reading. In addition, measuring productive vocabulary has been a chief concern among scholars. However, few studies have focused on meaning-focused listening input and its…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Wei, Wei – Language Learning Journal, 2017
The use of integrated skills tasks in language tests has been debated for many years and international English test developers such as Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Pearson Tests of English (PTE) already use such tests to assess English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' language proficiency. Empirical research has rarely investigated…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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Al-Maamari, Faisal; Al-Aamri, Kamla; Khammash, Samar; Al-Wahaibi, Munira – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
Existing initiatives purporting to promote teacher research are often found to be inadequate to encourage EFL teachers to engage in research due to the fact that they impose a top down, expert model approach to research engagement. This study reports on a pioneering programme at Sultan Qaboos University Language Centre in the Sultanate of Oman…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Yavuz, Aysun; Höl, Devrim – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the attributions of Turkish EFL learners on success and failure in learning English as a foreign language with different variables such as gender and level of English proficiency. To investigate the attributions of the participants and gather the relevant data, a questionnaire including 38 items and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jiang, Dayu; Renandya, Willy A.; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Using the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, this study aimed to evaluate the design of one multimedia courseware used for teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China and to compare the attitudinal differences in the teachers' and students' evaluation of the courseware. A questionnaire was developed and validated. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Multimedia Instruction
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Dincer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
Based on a modern motivation theory of learning, self-determination theory (SDT), this study aimed to investigate the relationships between English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' motivation to speak, autonomous regulation, autonomy support from teachers, and classroom engagement, with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Determination
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Kruk, Mariusz – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
The paper discusses the results of a study which explored advanced learners of English engagement with their mobile devices to develop learning experiences that meet their needs and goals as foreign language learners. The data were collected from 20 students by means of a semi-structured interview. The gathered data were subjected to qualitative…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language)
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Okay, Aysegül; Balçikanli, Cem – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigates whether there is a relationship between anxiety levels and belief patterns of Turkish EFL students in relation to level of instruction. A total number of 207 students voluntarily participated in the study. To gather quantitative data, adapted Turkish versions of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) and Foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Measures (Individuals)
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Hussin, Supyan; Aboswider, Rehab Omar Salem; Ismail, Noriah; Yoke, Soo Kum – English Language Teaching, 2016
Embedding web-based learning systems in education has drawn increasing popularity and growing interest among the contemporary language education community in recent time. In particular, blogs have become a profound phenomenon in the present landscape of online education. However, research addressing the instructor's perspective about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Second Language Instruction
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