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Komiyama, Reiko; McMorris, Alessandra – CATESOL Journal, 2017
Motivation is thought to contribute to better text comprehension (Grabe, 2009), but L2 reading motivation of adult ESL students in the US is an underexplored area of research. The current study adopted self-determination theory--the concepts of intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, and controlled motivation, in particular--to examine IEP…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Foreign Students, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Sidman-Taveau, Rebekah; Karathanos-Aguilar, Katya – CATESOL Journal, 2015
Graduate-level ESL students in Education are future multicultural educators and promising role models for our diverse K-12 students. However, many of these students struggle with academic English and, in particular, writing. Yet little research or program development addresses the specific writing-support needs of this group. This article shares…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Brun-Mercer, Nicole; Zimmerman, Cheryl Boyd – CATESOL Journal, 2015
Though research has established a relationship between vocabulary knowledge and academic success and identified features to guide the L2 word learner through academic tasks (see Nation, 2013), less is known regarding student perceptions of academic vocabulary and the conscious decision-making process of these learners while they are writing. In…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Decision Making