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Sheridan, Robert; Tanaka, Kathryn M.; Hogg, Nicholas – TESL-EJ, 2019
Analysis of the different methods of teaching English has become increasingly important as the subject of global Englishes receives greater attention. In Asia, more educators have been using textbooks that are culturally specific in their design; however, a limited number of studies have been conducted that demonstrate their practical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kiliç, Mehmet; Bada, Erdogan – TESL-EJ, 2019
This quasi-experimental research explores the difference between the pausing patterns of native English and nonnative Turkish speakers of English concerning their pause durations preceding and following English adverbial clause conjunctions. The findings reveal statistically significant differences between native and nonnative participants for two…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intonation
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Ranalli, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2018
Accurate metacognitive monitoring of one's own knowledge or performance is a precondition for self-regulated learning; monitoring informs metacognitive control, which in turn affects task outcomes. Studies of monitoring accuracy and its connection to knowledge and performance are common in psychology and educational research but rare in instructed…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Learning Strategies
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Dougherty, Ellen; Coelho, Daniela – TESL-EJ, 2017
Since the beginning of the century, research studies in the field have mainly focused either on how ePortfolios foster student self-efficacy or on instructor or student perceptions of the value of electronic portfolios (Wakimoto & Lewis, 2014); however, most of these studies have been carried out in North America and Australia. A few studies…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Thomson, Haidee Elizabeth – TESL-EJ, 2016
Lexical bundles are essential for fluency, but their incompleteness is a stumbling block for learners. In this study, two presentation methods to increase awareness of lexical bundles through explicit noticing are explored and compared with incidental exposure. The three conditions in this study were as follows: noticing with schematic linguistic…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Taguchi, Naoko; Naganuma, Naeko; Budding, Carlos – TESL-EJ, 2015
This study examined the effects of explicit instruction on the development of pragmatic competence in L2 English. The study is based on Taguchi's (2012) study conducted in an English-medium university in Japan, which revealed patterns of change in Japanese EFL students' production of requests in high- and low-imposition situations. Students showed…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hill, Kent – TESL-EJ, 2015
Simultaneous with a call for standardized assessments to assess developing rather than preexisting or surface knowledge (Sawyer, 2006) has been a growth in awareness of the unavoidable interactive nature of any form of assessment and this awareness has created a social turn towards approaches to language assessment (McNamara & Roever, 2006).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests, Pretests Posttests
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Basaran, Süleyman; Cabaroglu, Nese – TESL-EJ, 2014
The ubiquitous use of Internet-based mobile devices in educational contexts means that mobile learning has become a plausible alternative to or a good complement for conventional classroom-based teaching. However, there is a lack of research that explores and defines the characteristics and effects of mobile language learning (LL) through language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Measures (Individuals), Handheld Devices
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Whiting, James; Granoff, Stuart – TESL-EJ, 2010
Research examined the effects of additional input, audio recordings and video recordings, on second-language readers' comprehension of a short story. Participants were 37 English-language learners enrolled in three college ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. Each group read Shirley Jackson's short story, "The Lottery," and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literary Genres
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Bellomo, Tom S. – TESL-EJ, 2009
Students enrolled in a college preparatory reading class were categorized based on language origin. Native English speakers comprised one group and foreign students were dichotomized into Latin-based (for example, Spanish) and non Latin-based (for example, Japanese) language groups. A pretest assessment quantified existing knowledge of Latinate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Pretests Posttests, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)