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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Wang, Yi-Hsuan – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of integrating a cloud-based cross-device interactive response system (CCIRS) on enhancing students' classical Chinese learning. The system is a cloud-based IRS system which provides instructors and learners with an environment in which to achieve immediate interactive learning and…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Storage, Audience Response Systems, Technology Uses in Education
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Tsai, Chia-Hui; Cheng, Ching-Hsue; Yeh, Duen-Yian; Lin, Shih-Yun – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This study applied a quasi-experimental design to investigate the influence and predictive power of learner motivation for achievement, employing a mobile game-based English learning approach. A system called the Happy English Learning System, integrating learning material into a game-based context, was constructed and installed on mobile devices…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Huang, Yu-Ning; Hong, Zuway-R. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a flipped English classroom intervention on high school students' information and communication technology (ICT) and English reading comprehension in Taiwan. Forty 10th graders were randomly selected from a representative senior high school as an experimental group (EG) to attend a 12-h…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Reading Comprehension, Statistical Analysis
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Hsieh, Hui-Chen – English Language Teaching, 2016
Developing the ability to speak English is a daunting task that has long been omitted in a test-driven pedagogy context (Chang, 2011; Li, 2012a, 2012b; Chen & Tsai, 2012; Katchen, 1989, 1995). Since speaking is not tested for school admissions, most students are not motivated to learn it (Chang, 2011; Chen & Tsai, 2012). Now, globalization…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Chou, Mu-Hsuan – TESOL Journal, 2016
Researchers of learner and language use strategies have long suggested that appropriate application of strategies can facilitate second or foreign language learning. Listening is the most fundamental skill in language learning, but for decades this skill was not emphasized in secondary schools in Taiwan. However, in 2012 a new national English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, High School Students
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Huang, Shu-Hsiu – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
English education in Taiwan has experienced a number of modifications over the past decade. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has initiated several reforms since 1994 with a purpose of changing the pedagogy, focusing on grammar-translation, to a more communicative one aim at cultivating learners of greater communication proficiency for the demands…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lu, Fang-Chen; Chang, Ben – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
With the advantages of an engaged and authentic role-play game (RPG), this study aims to develop an RPG-enhanced English for specific purposes (ESP) vocabulary-acquisition framework, providing teachers and students a systematic way to incorporate RPG into ESP learning. The framework is composed of five parts: goal, three-level vocabulary sets, RPG…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Educational Games, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Shih, Ying-Chun; Reynolds, Barry Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Think-Pair-Share, a cooperative discussion strategy developed by Frank Lyman and colleagues (1981), is often utilized in first language contexts but rarely in second language (L2) contexts. To investigate its usefulness in the L2 context, a traditional English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading class was transformed by integrating…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Liu, Hui-ju; Chen, Chien-wei – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to investigate EFL learner language anxiety and learning motivation of high school students. Subjects included 155 students from the same private senior high school in central Taiwan, 60 in academic track and 95 in vocational track. The majority of the participants started taking English lessons either before entering elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vocational Education, Track System (Education)
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Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
The present study aims to investigate how conceptual symmetry plays a role in the use of spatial particles in English and to further examine its pedagogical implications via a corpus-based evaluation of the course books in senior high schools in Taiwan. More specifically, we adopt a quantitative corpus-based approach to investigate whether bipolar…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Correlation, Language Usage
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Chen, Mei-Ling – English Language Teaching, 2014
The purpose of the study was to investigate language learning strategies used by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at different educational levels and explored the influence of age on the use of language learning strategies. A total of 1,023 students participated in the study. Out of the participants, there were 250 primary students…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Liang, Chaoyun; Yan, Chi-Fang – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2013
Mobile learning aims to utilise communication devices such as mobile devices and wireless connection in combination with e-learning systems, allowing learners to experience convenient, instant and suitable learning at unrestricted time and place. Participants were 125 Taiwanese senior high school students, whose continuance intention was examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning
Lin, Lu-Fang – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2012
This study investigated which level of graded reader was most appropriate for Chinese-speaking learners of various English abilities and whether there were significant differences in comprehension and vocabulary acquisition when different English proficiency (EP) groups read texts of varying difficulty levels. Eight-two senior high school students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Difficulty Level, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning
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Yau, Jia-ling Charlene – Metacognition and Learning, 2009
Integrating both quantitative and qualitative approaches, this study examined the knowledge and application of strategic reading among Taiwanese adolescents learning to read English as a foreign language. A total of 144 Grade 11 students participated in this study. Correlational analysis and t-tests were applied to analyzing quantitative data,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Reading Comprehension, Protocol Analysis, Reading Strategies