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AlTarawneh, Mohammad Qasim; AlMithqal, Eyad Ahmad – Online Submission, 2019
This study aimed at investigating the perceptions of using first language (Arabic) in the ESP classroom from the viewpoints of both students and teachers of the Preparatory Year Department at an applied medical college in Saudi Arabia. It also intended to find out if there were significant differences in perceptions according to variables like…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English for Special Purposes, Medical Students
Torres, Joel Mayo; Alieto, Ericson Olario – Online Submission, 2019
Using the Grammatical and Lexical Acceptability Questionnaire (GLAQ), the study aims to contextualize the extent of acceptance of PhE grammatical and lexical items among 400 pre-service basic education teachers in state universities in Luzon and Mindanao. It further determined the difference on the participants' extent of acceptability when…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ustuk, Özgehan – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated how important Turkish EFL teachers perceive the ELT motivational strategies that are implemented in adult EFL teaching. 52 EFL instructors working in preparatory schools of foreign languages in four state universities in Turkey participated in the current study. The perceived importance of ELT motivational strategies was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Borja, Chinebeth – Online Submission, 2016
This study was conducted at IRPC Technological College, Thailand. The objectives of this study were to investigate (1) The attitude of students towards English; (2) The attitude of students towards teaching English; (3) The competence level of their English. The participants were asked to answer and complete the survey questionnaires that would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Skidmore, Ronald L.; Conner, Timothy W., II; Aagaard, Lola – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between academic self-efficacy, dispositional optimism/pessimism, and preferences regarding the use of text materials and in-class activities of college students at a university that serves one of the highest-poverty regions in the United States. A sample of 105 students was surveyed.…
Descriptors: College Students, Textbooks, Instructional Materials, Reading Motivation
Gebara, Tammy – Online Submission, 2010
This dissertation is a comparative study, using a criterion-group design, examining the effectiveness of a blended instructional model and a distance instructional model in the teaching of a learning and motivation strategies class. Course effectiveness was determined based upon changes in student grade point averages over time from prior to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Cognitive Style, Elective Courses, Grade Point Average
Miller-Whitehead, Marie – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this paper was to compare attitudes and behaviors of respondents toward members of other cultural groups. This paper presents the results of a Multicultural Attitude Survey conducted with a random sample of 122 respondents ranging in education level from grade 9 to university graduate students. The survey was adapted from a similar…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods, Outreach Programs
Ahmad, Saleh – Online Submission, 2005
Motivation is a major socio-psychological factor to draw much attention of linguists and English Language Teaching (ELT) specialists in this decade. But most of the studies, conducted by ELT researchers at universities, basically deal with urban learners, which do not present sufficient findings in this field of research. This study primarily…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, English (Second Language), English Language Learners