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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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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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Purba, Rodearta – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The objective of this study is to find out whether discussion starter story significantly improves the achievement on narrative text of the first grade students of Senior High School. This study was conducted by applying Classroom Action Research (CAR). The subject of this study is the first grade students of SMA Negeri 2 Pangururan in academic…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Saed, Amin; Mousaei, Fatemeh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Language proficiency tests have become common instruments to judge people based on their performance. Thus, the scores on language proficiency tests, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), play a crucial role in the test-takers' lives. Because of increasing demands on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Test Wiseness
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Khouya, Youssef Baba – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate the problem of demotivation in English language learning (ELL) within the Moroccan context. To attain this objective, two instruments were adopted: a questionnaire and a writing test. The participants involved in this study were 201 baccalaureate students (second year) from six secondary schools, 84 were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Torabian, Asefeh; Tajadini, Massoud – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The current study investigated the effect of implementing animation films on developing reading comprehension texts among EFL learners of a language institute in Kerman. For this purpose, two groups of pre-intermediate EFL learners were chosen (30 participants in each group). After three months of instruction, twice a week, 2story books named the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pretests Posttests, Animation
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Yunus, Melor Md; Sukri, Saiful Islam Ahmad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
In spite of English being regarded as the second most important language in Malaysia, it is still treated as a foreign language inevitably. The recently introduced Dual Language Progamme (henceforth DLP) which uses English as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science is alleged to be a reflection of the less successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Roslina – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
As a non formal education students, PKBM (a Non-Formal Community Learning Center) Medaso Kolaka students tend to encounter some difficulties in reading such as low motivation, infrequent tutors (non-formal education teachers) coming, inappropriate teaching materials, etc. This research aimed to investigate the effects of picture story books on the…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Story Reading, Reading Comprehension
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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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Shantha, S.; Mekala, S. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The mastery of speaking skills in English has become a major requisite in engineering industry. Engineers are expected to possess speaking skills for executing their routine activities and career prospects. The article focuses on the experimental study conducted to improve English spoken proficiency of Indian engineering students using task-based…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Task Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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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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NamazianDost, Islam; Bohloulzadeh, Ghassem; Pazhakh, Abdolreza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This research sought to investigate the effect of the effect of task-based language teaching on motivation and grammatical achievement of EFL junior high school students of Ahvaz. To fulfill the objectives of the study a Homogeneity test (Oxford Quick Placement Test) was administered among 100 students at the junior high school and finally 80…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Junior High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Karimi, Mehrnoosh; Hamzavi, Raouf – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study aimed at investigating the effect of flipped model of instruction on EFL learners' reading comprehension ability. Moreover, this study aimed at identifying EFL students' attitudes toward flipped model of instruction. To this end, 60 EFL learners studying at an accredited private language institute in Isfahan were first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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