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Guaqueta, Cesar A.; Castro-Garces, Angela Yicely – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study explores the use of language learning apps as a didactic tool for vocabulary building in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. It was developed through a mixed-methods approach, with a concurrent design in order to collect, analyze and validate qualitative and quantitative data. Although there was controversy on the use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Rural Areas
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Jin, Wen; Lin, Yuewu – English Language Teaching, 2018
The psychological quality is a stable, basic and derivative psychological character, and is a dynamic organization composed of four subs-systems of cognition, personality psychology, mental health and social adaptation. Foreign and domestic scholars have done plenty of researches on the relationship between the academic performance and several…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Li, Yang; Tu, Chia-Ching – English Language Teaching, 2018
This research shows the development and influencing factors of high school English teachers' evaluation of professional learning community in Changchun, China. Followed Olivier and Hipp & Huffma's research, the teacher professional learning community evaluation questionnaire was developed by the researchers. 422 English teachers in Changchun…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Communities of Practice
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Amin Afshar, Maryam; Mojavezi, Ahmad – English Language Teaching, 2017
EFL learners at all ages and proficiency levels are usually confronted with various problems in vocabulary learning and retention. This study sought to introduce strategies for improvement of vocabulary learning and retention. Therefore, the effects of using aural/visual storytelling on Iranian EFL learners' vocabulary learning and retention were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Luo, Yang; Lin, Yuewu – English Language Teaching, 2017
Illustration is always used as an example to make the written text or the utterance more clear in general. In Winarski's opinion (1997), one picture equals thousands of words. That is to say, illustrations are capable to express the meaning of unfamiliar language or a great deal of information in the reading material by vivid pictures, tables,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cognitive Style, Illustrations, English (Second Language)
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Gurning, Busmin; Siregar, Aguslani – English Language Teaching, 2017
The objectives of this study were to find out whether 1) students' achievement in reading comprehension taught by using INSERT strategy was higher than those taught by using SQ3R strategy, 2) Students' achievement in reading comprehension having high curiosity was higher than those having low curiosity, 3) there was an interaction between teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mistar, Junaidi; Zuhairi, Alfan; Yanti, Nofita – English Language Teaching, 2016
This study investigated the effect of reading strategies training on the students' literal and inferential reading comprehension. The training involved three concrete strategies: predicting, text mapping, and summarizing. To achieve the purpose of this study, a quasi experimental design was selected with the experimental group being given reading…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deng, Fangfang; Lin, Yuewu – English Language Teaching, 2016
Grammar is "a system of rules governing the conventional arrangement and relationship of words in a sentence" (Brown 1994) which can facilitate the acquisition of a foreign language and is conducive for cultivating comprehensive language competence. Most teachers regard grammar as a frame of English learning. The grammar teaching beliefs…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Grammar, Comparative Analysis, High School Students
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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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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed – English Language Teaching, 2015
Developing an appropriate competence in reading in English as a second language is a key factor for subsequent academic success. This study investigated second language reading anxiety of secondary school students. A questionnaire was distributed to 72 female students and focus-group interviews were conducted with 19 volunteer students. Overall…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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Jinajai, Nattapong; Rattanavich, Saowalak – English Language Teaching, 2015
This research aims to study the development of ninth grade students' reading and writing abilities and interests in learning English taught through computer-assisted instruction (CAI) based on the top-level structure (TLS) method. An experimental group time series design was used, and the data was analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Multivariate Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Experimental Groups
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Tian, Cong – English Language Teaching, 2015
A Cognitive Grammar (CG) analysis of linguistic constructions has been claimed to be beneficial to second language teaching. However, little empirical research has been done to support this claim. In this study, two intact classes of Chinese senior high school students were given a 45-minute review lesson on the usages of the English simple…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, High School Students
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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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Bao, Xiaoli – English Language Teaching, 2015
Relative clause is one of the most important language points in College English Examination. Teachers have been attaching great importance to the teaching of relative clause, but the outcomes are not satisfactory. Based on Error Analysis theory, this article aims to explore the reasons why senior high school students find it difficult to choose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Error Patterns
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Hemmatizad, Marzieh – English Language Teaching, 2015
The present study investigated de-motivation among Iranian secondary high school and university students with respect to gender, major, and level of education and explored students' experiences in overcoming de-motivation. Data were gathered from 485 participants who comprised 215 male and 270 female. A 35 Likert type item de-motivation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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