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Kabooha, Raniah; Elyas, Tariq – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study sought to examine the improvement in vocabulary comprehension and retention of Saudi English as foreign language female students at King Abdul Aziz University as a result of integrating YouTube in their reading classes. The study also investigated the perceptions of both students as well as teachers towards the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Multimedia Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Obeid, Rana – English Language Teaching, 2017
This small scale, quantitatively based, research study aimed at exploring one of the most debated areas in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); and that is, the perceptions and attitudes of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers as well as EFL learners at an English Language Institute (ELI) at a major…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Evaluation
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Al-Amir, Bayan Al-Hashemi – English Language Teaching, 2017
In the literature of second language teaching and learning, the use of students' first language (L1) has been an issue of debate for many years. Despite the changing state of teaching and learning aspects over the years, the belief that L1 should not be used in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms has stood the test of time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Hung, Bui Phu; Hai, Tran Thi – English Language Teaching, 2016
Content-based instruction programs carried out in higher education in Ho Chi Minh City rests against national language-in-education policy and planning. However, in the first phase of implementation, this kind of courses proves problematic. This present study investigated teachers' and students' opinions on the implementation of content-based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Alghanmi, Bayan; Shukri, Nadia – English Language Teaching, 2016
Teacher cognition (Borg, 2015) of grammar instruction is a relatively new phenomenon that has yet to be explored in the Saudi context. While many studies have focused on the teaching of grammar in general (Ellis, 2006; Corzo, 2013; Braine, 2014), further research needs to be done - particularly when it comes to understanding teachers' beliefs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Kojour, Masoud Kermani; Heirati, Javad Kia – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study was framed in the sociocultural theory to look into the evolution of L2 learners' beliefs about the general English course during a term. One hundred ninety-eight male and female university students and their general English course teacher were randomly selected as the participants of the study. Data were gathered through the…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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De Coursey, Christina; Dandashly, Nadine – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study reports on the introduction of email feedback, in a private university in Lebanon with marked generational differences and a traditional instructor culture focused on grammar correction. The instructor profile showed insufficient ELT training and a disjuncture between those with low and those with long service. Instructors were trained,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Electronic Mail
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Nguyen, Hong Thi; Fehring, Heather; Warren, Wendy – English Language Teaching, 2015
This paper reports part of a study that documents the factors affecting the efficacy of teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Vietnamese higher education from the teachers' perspectives. Individual face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted with twelve EFL teachers at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Wang, Chao; Yan, Jiaolan; Liu, Bao – English Language Teaching, 2014
Based on Bailey's washback model, in respect of participants, process and products, the present empirical study was conducted to find the actual washback effects of the internet-based College English Test Band 4 (IB CET-4). The methods adopted are questionnaires, class observation, interview and the analysis of both the CET-4 teaching and testing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students