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Javadi, Javad; Mohammadi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This contribution was an attempt to study the impact of critical discourse-based instruction on Iranian English major language learners' in-depth reading. To this target, Fairclough's three-dimensional model of critical discourse analysis [CDA], with an emphasis on the 10-question model was used. To this end, all undergraduate foreign language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Durmusoglu Köse, Gül; Yüksel, Ilknur; Öztürk, Yusuf; Tömen, Musa – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
For academics, foreign language academic literacy is essential in order to read and analyze academic sources in the foreign language effectively as well as to produce and present their own work in that language. In spite of various studies and trainings on English for academic purposes, it is still questioned why academics and graduate students…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Second Language Learning, Academic Discourse, Literacy
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Karami, Samaneh; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Riasati, Mohammad Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The role of technology in educational settings all around the world has changed the methods of teaching and assessment in the last few decades. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of e-learning in Iran has deprived students of many advantages of it. This research paper tries to answer questions regarding the effect of e-portfolio on the students'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Arifani, Yudhi; Suryanti, Sri – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Teachers' creativity becomes a perpetual issue in an educational setting. This study aimed to investigate the influence of teachers' creativity on learners' learning involvement between English for specific purposes (ES), teachers' creativity toward ESP learners' learning involvement and to seek whether there was any significant difference between…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Structural Equation Models
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Parra G., Lorena; Calero S., Ximena – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The improvement of the writing skill with the help of modern computer programmes has gained considerable attention in the English as a Foreign Language writing learning process and the better understanding about the contributions of these technological programmes are needed in the field of education. This paper sought to shed light on the effects…
Descriptors: Automation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Computer Uses in Education
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Menggo, Sebastianus; Suastra, I. Made; Budiarsa, Made; Padmadewi, Ni Nyoman – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Needs analysis plays a vital role in developing speaking material and results in a powerful tool that helps teachers to design materials in line with the learners' target needs and learning needs. The aims of this research are to analyse the types of learners' target needs and learning needs for material development in the academic…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Needs Assessment
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet Kaur A/P Mehar; Hazaea, Abduljalil Nasr – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study investigated the impact of reading learning strategies (RLS) mediated by smartphone features and applications on the learners' psychological autonomy in English as a foreign language (EFL) reading context among undergraduates in Saudi Arabia. A total of 70 male students in two intact reading classes participated in this study. A…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jawas, Umiati – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Writing anxiety is a term for a wide variety of apprehensive and pessimistic feelings about writing. The purpose of this study is to identify factors contributing to writing anxiety experienced by EFL students in writing essays and the strategies they apply to manage it. The possible factors of the anxiety were elaborated into close-ended…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, Writing Apprehension, Student Attitudes, Essays
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Aghajani, Mojtaba; Gholamrezapour, Emad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Critical thinking is crucial to the learning process, cognitive development, and effective information seeking. People can use critical thinking skills to understand, interpret, and assess what they hear or read in order to formulate appropriate reactions or responses. The present study intends to investigate the predictive power of critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning