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Platsidou, Maria; Kantaridou, Zoe; Papadopoulou, Iris – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2017
L2 acquisition is a complicated process in which many parameters intertwine. Reported strategy use in L2 learning has been extensively researched in relation to factors that are likely to determine it, such as positive attitudes towards English as a foreign language (EFL) learning. In this paper, we investigated another potential determinant of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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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
Köksal, Dinçay; Ulum, Ömer Gökhan – Online Submission, 2016
This study investigates the language learning strategy use of Turkish and Arabic students enrolled in middle schools and having different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Using a strategy inventory for language learning, the study examines the cross-cultural differences in strategy use of the mentioned students while learning English as a…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Second Language Learning, Semitic Languages, Turkish
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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 – Research-publishing.net, 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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Ruiz de Zarobe, Yolanda; Coyle, Do – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2015
This article addresses the need to develop new pedagogic approaches which promote learner independence in contexts where learning takes place through the medium of more than one language. The challenges of responding to a rapidly changing educational landscape to ensure that our learners become pluriliterate global citizens are presented through…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Bilingual Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Ayachi, Zeineb – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The new market place has dictated on adults the use of English as it is the first international language used in business. However, learning a foreign language becomes more and more complicated as the learner gets older, is in a mature command of L1 and L2, and does not have enough time to learn due to professional responsibilities. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Ahdal, Arif Ahmed Mohammed Hassan; Al-Ma'amari, Ahmed Ali Hassan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Socio-psychological research and findings into learner differences led to the emergence of learner strategies research in the last century. With major contributions from the emerging field of Linguistics in the mid 1970s, language learning strategies began to receive considerable attention. It is worth noting that the primary concern of most of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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