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Shinozuka, Katsumasa; Shibata, Setsue; Mizusawa, Yumiko – English Language Teaching, 2017
Poor English performance among Japanese college EFL students has often been explained by grammar-translation and lecture-memorization instruction. This study investigated the effectiveness of a recently designed teaching method, namely, "The read-aloud instruction package," which consists of four major activities: Slash/chunked reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Zarei, Abbas Ali; Layeq, Hamide – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study investigated the effects of competitive and cooperative teaching techniques on Iranian adult EFL learners' use of direct strategies. To this end, a sample of 88 non-English major university students at Sohrevardi Nonprofit College in Qazvin were assigned to two groups, and each group received instruction under one of the treatment…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Competition, Cooperative Learning
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Nazri, Nurhuda Mohamad; Yunus, Melor Md; Nazri, Nur Dalila Mohamad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Often times, many English as Second Language (ESL) facilitators speculate why some learners learn faster than other learners. Provided the students were exposed with the same amount of years in the formal education system in Malaysia, the language instructors curious about the variety of performance in the English language among the learners. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Albadry, Haifa –, 2015
This paper will present the experience of using iPads with a group of 21 students in a Saudi university over a period of one semester. The purpose of this ongoing study is to explore how students learn to collaborate and interact in English by participating in a teacher-designed English as a Foreign Language (EFL) course. The course aimed at…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Pei-Ling; Wang, Ai-Ling – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
The present study aims to investigate the relationship among EFL college learners' language learning strategies, English self-efficacy, and explicit strategy instruction from the perspectives of Social Cognitive Theory. Three constructs, namely language learning strategies, English learning self-efficacy, and explicit strategy instruction, were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ghafournia, Narjes – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study scrutinized the relationship between utilizing language-learning strategies and university levels in reading-comprehension process of language learners in Iran. The participants comprised 406 EAP students at three university levels. The findings reflected significant differences among the students in implementing learning strategies.…
Descriptors: Correlation, English for Academic Purposes, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Ching; Chang, Chih-Kai – The EUROCALL Review, 2014
The study is based on the use of a flexible learning framework to help students improve information processes underlying strategy instruction in EFL listening. By exploiting the online videotext self-dictation-generation (video-SDG) learning activity implemented on the YouTube caption manager platform, the learning cycle was emphasized to promote…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Skill Development, Metacognition, Video Technology
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Shah, Mohamed Ismail Ahamad; Ismail, Yusof; Esa, Zaleha; Muhamad, Ainon Jariah – English Language Teaching, 2013
Studies on strategy research have shown the usefulness and importance of language learning strategies (LLS) for ESL and EFL learners. However, research on content-based learners in relation to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) has yet to be undertaken. This study, therefore, investigated the learning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Zareva, Alla; Fomina, Anna – International Journal of English Studies, 2013
The focus of the present study is on identifying categories of learning strategies that are mostly used by Russian university students in an English Linguistics Program with a TEFL concentration. The more specific goal of the study is to offer a model of evaluation of the effectiveness of TEFL-oriented programs in terms of the language learning…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
Tahriri, Abdorreza; Divsar, Hoda – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Increasing attention paid to learner-centered pedagogy in recent years has highlighted the examination of intelligence and language learning strategies (LLSs) among others. This study explores EFL learners' perceived use of language learning strategies across various intelligence types as reflected in Gardner's 1983 Multiple Intelligences Theory.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Language Usage, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Strategies
Ferjani, Kaouther – Online Submission, 2010
Managing to communicate one's thoughts and ideas coherently and fluently remains a challenging task for native and non-native student writers alike. This challenge corresponds to the very nature of the writing act, which calls upon multiple and sophisticated cognitive operations. The major aim of this study was to investigate the writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Murray, Bokyung – Foreign Language Annals, 2010
This study examined the relationship between student strategy use and the development of proficiency in a Korean as a Foreign Language classroom. A total of 66 English native speakers learning Korean as a Foreign Language were administered the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), Version 5.1. Findings indicated a low positive…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency