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Kabooha, Raniah; Elyas, Tariq – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study sought to examine the improvement in vocabulary comprehension and retention of Saudi English as foreign language female students at King Abdul Aziz University as a result of integrating YouTube in their reading classes. The study also investigated the perceptions of both students as well as teachers towards the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Multimedia Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Külekçi, Gülsah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
This paper reports on a study of prospective English language teachers' perceptions concerning teaching behaviors and attitudes that contribute to effective foreign language teaching and learning. It was designed to identify teacher effectiveness factors according to the perceptions of prospective English language teachers at a university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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LeLoup, Jean W.; Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara C. – Hispania, 2018
This current study reports the findings of sociolinguistic research investigating the place of the "voseo" in the Spanish language curriculum in the United States. The study describes the results of questionnaire responses from 177 US Spanish teachers and survey responses from 560 US college students of Spanish. Both instruments sought…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Baltaci, Hasan Serif; Tanis, Selin – Online Submission, 2018
This study aims to investigate Turkish EFL pre-service and in-service teachers' perceptions of the place of culture in English language teaching in addition to uncovering the difficulties they face while teaching/integrating culture into their practice. A total of 40 participants were administered a comprehensive questionnaire the results of which…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Martel, Jason – Applied Language Learning, 2018
Framed with concepts from the literature on educational innovations, the present study explored postsecondary students' and instructors' evaluative comments about ACTFL's Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA). In the research on the IPA to date, few scholars have explored these key stakeholders' perceptions of the framework, and a robust…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Faculty Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Taysi, Eda; Basaran, Süleyman – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate Turkish EFL students' and their instructors' perceptions of using a learning management system (MyELT) in a blended learning context. The study was conducted at a state university with 129 preparatory class students, and 4 instructors of English. In order to collect data, a close-ended questionnaire was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Sun, Peijian; Yuan, Rui – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This study explored the congruence and disparities among three groups of foreign language (Chinese, French, and German) students' and teachers' perceptions of collaborative/cooperative language learning (CLL) strategies in novice-level classroom contexts. A total of 168 participants from a university in the USA took part in this mixed-method…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mixed Methods Research
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Zare-ee, Abbas; Hejazi, S. Yahya – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Teachers need evidence-based data to select, adapt, adopt, and effectively use textbooks. The present survey compared Iranian university English-as-a-Foreign-language (EFL) teachers' and learners' views on locally-produced textbooks and adopted ones. 119 undergraduate university EFL learners and 36 EFL university teachers were selected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Yu, Melissa H. – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
Despite textbooks serving as a primary educational resource, they are not inclusive. While the argument that the native speaker (NS) lingua-cultural approach or dominance in textbooks may impede English as a lingua franca (ELF)-aware teaching and learning has been accepted by some scholars, this assertion is supported by little empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Textbooks, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Atamturk, Nurdan; Atamturk, Hakan; Dimililer, Celen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Addressing the perceptions and the preferences of the upper-secondary school students, teachers, parents and administrators of the native speaking (NS) and non-native speaking (NNS) English teachers as well as investigating the variables affecting these preferences and perceptions, this study explores whether or not the native speaker myth is…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Preferences, Stakeholders, Secondary School Students
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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Ebsworth, Timothy John; Cai, Chencen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Acquiring English in Puerto Rico involves the perceived advantages of bilingualism in contact with socio-political and economic forces that encourage and constrain the development of a population that is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Using a mixed design we report the perspectives of 86 experienced English teachers on the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Halici Page, Merve; Mede, Enisa – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the impact of task-based instruction (TBI) and traditional instruction (TI) on the motivation and vocabulary development in secondary language education. The focus of the study was to also find out the perceptions of teachers about implementing these two instructional methods in their…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Modarresi, Ghasem; Javan, Elham – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
There exists cross-cultural differences in English classes regarding the factors that demotivate students and lead to dropout. The present study, following the guidelines suggested by Rowsell (1992), mainly aimed to design and validate a questionnaire for the reasons for dropout. To do so, the researchers, first, interviewed with 20 translation…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning