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Yan, Liping – English Language Teaching, 2019
With the rapid development of mobile information technology and social media networks, it is feasible for college English teachers to get access to social networks such as QQ, Email and MSN as a way of practicing English writing beyond classroom. Similarly, it is also possible for teachers to utilize WeChat Platform where online communities for…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khodary, Manal Mohamed – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study was carried out to examine the effectiveness of using the Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy Plus (VSSPlus) on developing university EFL students' vocabulary learning. It adopted the quasi experimental design which included two groups design. The participants were first level students at Languages and Translation Department, Arar…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Shafie, Latisha Asmaak; Yaacob, Aizan; Singh, Paramjit Kaur Karpal – English Language Teaching, 2016
This qualitative research investigates the practice of lurking among English as a second language (ESL) learners in a Facebook group discussion. Lurking is a term used to describe the activity of following and observing any online discussions or activities without contributing to the discussions. Lurkers are often accused of being invisible and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Ampa, Andi Tenri – English Language Teaching, 2015
One of the factors that may affect the success of the learning process is the use of learning media. Therefore, this research aimed to implement and evaluate the interactive multimedia learning materials using Wondershare Quizcreator program and audio materials in teaching "English listening skills". The research problem was whether or…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Teaching Methods, Listening Skills, English (Second Language)
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Rahim, Mia Emily Abdul; Rahim, Emma Marini Abdul; Ning, Chia Han – English Language Teaching, 2013
The study aimed to investigate the distribution patterns of the English grammar articles (a, an, and the) as well as the distributions of their colligation patterns in written compositions of English among Malaysian ESL learners. This paper reports the results of a corpus-based study on articles used by these learners. The method used in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Kader, Mohamed Ismail bin Abdul; Begi, Neda; Vaseghi, Reza – English Language Teaching, 2013
This study attempts to examine the use of English modals in terms of their frequency and functions. For this purpose, Form 4 and College students' argumentative compositions were extracted from the Malaysian Corpus of Students' Argumentative Writing (MCSAW). In order to analyze the data, this study employed discourse analysis and some descriptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Zheng, Cui – English Language Teaching, 2013
This study employed Kamimura and Oi (1996)'s classification of the organizational patterns of the argumentative essay structure: Thesis Statement (TS), Background Information (BI), Reservation (R), Hesitation (H), Rational Appeals (RA), Affective Appeals (AA) and Conclusion (C). 178 essays, 84 written by Chinese EFL learners, 84 written by Korean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language)
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Binkai, Jiao – English Language Teaching, 2012
This paper focuses on the autonomous English vocabulary learning in corpus-based contexts. Language teaching practice is becoming more learner-centered in the field of language teaching, learner autonomy has been an ongoing concern of foreign language educators in china. As an assistant tool in language learning, corpus makes an easy and quick…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hatam, Amir Hussein; Shafiei, Shilan – English Language Teaching, 2012
The purpose of the present study was twofold. Firstly, it tried to investigate the relationship between the technical English proficiency of the students of Mechanical Engineering in the universities of Iran and their technical translation proficiency in translating technical texts of Mechanics. Secondly, it attempted to evaluate the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English for Special Purposes, Translation, Language Proficiency
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Nezhad, Gholam Reza Haji Pour; Shokrpour, Nasrin – English Language Teaching, 2012
Vocabulary knowledge influences the learners' performance so remarkably that success in all language skills is closely related to it. This vital role necessitates studies focusing on the most effective programs of teaching vocabulary. In this study, we aimed to explore the impact of static versus dynamic task type and the possible interaction with…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Task Analysis, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language)
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Al-Hinnawi, Arwa N. – English Language Teaching, 2012
This study aimed at investigating the effect of the graphic organizer strategy on vocabulary building and vocabulary incremental growth of Jordanian university EFL students. One hundred and two students participated in the study which lasted for one academic semester of four months. Each student enrolled in one of two intact and equally-sized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Yushan – English Language Teaching, 2010
This paper reports a quasi-experimental study that was carried out in listening classes to address the following questions: What control do students expect in the listening classroom? What are the effects of the "zero class hour" way of teaching listening when more control is given to the students? The study was conducted at Huaiyin…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hassan, Sharifah Zakiah Wan; Hakim, Simon Faizal; Rahim, Mahdalela; Noyem, John Francis; Ibrahim, Sueb; Ahmad, Johnny; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
This study explores Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sarawak graduating students' oral proficiency, focusing on grammatical accuracy. Oral proficiency in English has always been the benchmark of language proficiency, and in the context of UiTM's language teaching curriculum, efforts to enhance students' oral proficiency are implemented through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Yan – English Language Teaching, 2009
As China enters WTO, more college graduates with higher oral English proficiency are required. However, we learned that even students in some distinguished universities are lack of this ability. Based on her teaching experiences and the theory proposed by Krashen and some other well-know foreign languages teaching researchers, the author of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Skills, Language Skills, English (Second Language)