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Alghamdi, Haifa H. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This research investigates how foreign language learners learn vocabulary in an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. The participants are eleven foreign students from an advanced ESL Reading class in Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. A questionnaire was used as an instrument to inquire about the students' vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Students
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Mizumoto, Atsushi; Sasao, Yosuke; Webb, Stuart A. – Language Testing, 2019
The knowledge about affix plays a vital role in the development of word knowledge and vocabulary acquisition. A test for diagnostic information on the level of affix knowledge would be useful in order to inform the test users of what learners have gained or lacked in this integral component of vocabulary knowledge. This paper reports the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Sampson, Richard J. – Language Teaching Research, 2019
As a compulsory classroom subject in an environment in which it is rarely used, English as a foreign language might seem to have very little connection to students' present or future lives. There may be a disconnect between various circulating messages about English, and experiences of little day-to-day English use. This article presents…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Science Education
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Yamashita, Yasunori; Giang, Hoang Ngan; Oyama, Tatsuo – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on the performance of the research funding system of 61 Japanese national universities, specifically the Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (GASR) system. The competitive Japanese research funding system is quantitatively investigated and measured, focusing on the GASR fund and its relationship with the Japanese…
Descriptors: Performance, Universities, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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Saito, Eisuke; Pham, Thanh – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Employability has become a key concept that has attracted the attention of scholars and industries in many countries. At the same time, this concept is highly fluid and vague because its nature is not evidenced by real employment and differences in the nature of labour markets from country to country. Thus, it would be more worthwhile to discuss…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Employment Potential, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Uchihara, Takumi; Saito, Kazuya – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The current study investigated the extent to which L2 learners' productive vocabulary knowledge could predict multiple dimensions of spontaneous speech production. A total of 39 English as a foreign language (EFL) participants with varying L2 proficiency levels first completed a productive vocabulary knowledge task (Lex30). Their spontaneous…
Descriptors: Nouns, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Drake, Chad E.; Masuda, Akihiko; Dalsky, David; Stevens, Kimberly T.; Kramer, Sam; Primeaux, Sunni J.; Muto, Takashi; Mitamura, Takashi – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2019
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a counseling modality that features values clarification interventions. However, a well-established ACT-consistent measure of values for practitioners and researchers is lacking. The present study, therefore, examined an exploratory measure called the Valued Time and Difficulty Questionnaire (VTDQ; Wilson…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Therapy, Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
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Miyaji, Isao – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Target subject is a module called 'AI Technology', which applied the ideas of blended learning. Firstly, lecture-style teaching was conducted with presentation slides in order to explain the contents of a textbook. Secondly, students were required to do exercises and quizzes. By using the last eight weeks, they were asked to create presentation…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Blended Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning
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Teo, Timothy; Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Modern Language Journal, 2019
In light of popular nationalism on the rise in China and Japan, this inquiry develops and validates a survey instrument to document university students' motivation to learn Japanese in mainland China and explore how the learning of a foreign language may lead to better cross-cultural understanding. A total number of 398 Chinese learners of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Japanese
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Katušcáková, Marcela; Jasecková, Galina – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
This paper aims to identify the current state of knowledge management (KM) diffusion in LIS schools. In terms of content, we have identified two principal approaches to the perception of KM in the LIS community: an active approach, seeing KM as an opportunity for the LIS community to change; and a passive approach, seeing KM merely as a topic of…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Information Science Education, Library Schools, Curriculum Development
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Kitano, Chika; Mills, Daniel; Kohyama, Megumi – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter describes an inquiry into how Japanese university students who have participated in study-abroad negotiate their identity on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) when interacting informally in English with non-Japanese interlocutors. SNSs provide a unique opportunity for English language learners to practise their skills in an informal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Networks, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Umeda, Mari; Snape, Neal; Yusa, Noriaki; Wiltshier, John – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study examines the role of explicit instruction in article semantics to L2 learners of English. Two types of generic sentences, expressed by different articles, were tested over time. An instruction group (n = 21), a control group (n = 16) and a native English speaker control group (n = 9) participated in the study. The instruction group…
Descriptors: Semantics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Morley, Louise; Leyton, Daniel; Hada, Yumiko – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2019
Internationalisation is a polyvalent policy discourse, saturated in conceptual and ideological ambiguity. It is an assemblage of commodification, exploitation and opportunity and is a container for multiple aspirations, anxieties, and affordances. It combines modernisation, detraditionalisation, and expansiveness, with knowledge capitalism,…
Descriptors: International Education, Universities, College Faculty, Educational Policy
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Imai, Tatsuya; Imai, Ayako – Journal of International Students, 2019
Intergroup contact theory suggests that developing a close relationship with outgroup members ameliorates the negative impact of prejudice that individuals perceive from outgroup members. This article specifically investigates the moderating role of cross-ethnic self-disclosure in the link between international students' perceived ethnic/racial…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Well Being, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Relationship
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