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Rungruang, Apichai – English Language Teaching, 2017
Attempts to account for consonant cluster acquisition are always made into two aspects. One is transfer of the first language (L1), and another is markedness effects on the developmental processes in second language acquisition. This study has continued these attempts by finding out how well Thai university students were able to perceive English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonemes
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Boakye, Naomi A. N. Y. – English Language Teaching, 2017
There have been a number of studies on reading interventions to improve students' reading proficiency, yet the majority of these interventions are undertaken with the assumption that students' reading challenges are obvious and generic in nature. The interventions do not take into consideration the diversity in students' reading backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Intervention, Reading Programs, Sociology
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Sidgi, Lina Fathi Sidig; Shaari, Ahmad Jelani – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study focuses on determining whether automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology is reliable for improving English pronunciation to Iraqi EFL students. Non-native learners of English are generally concerned about improving their pronunciation skills, and Iraqi students face difficulties in pronouncing English sounds that are not…
Descriptors: Computer Software, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Santos, Alaitz; Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
The present paper reports a study on communicative anxiety of two groups of adult users. The paper aims at exploring the communicative anxiety of multilingual speakers and at analysing the communicative anxiety in second and third languages. This study includes 532 participants who were divided in two groups according their L1. One group of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Focus Groups, Spanish
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Alghofaili, Noor Motlaq; Elyas, Tariq – English Language Teaching, 2017
Many people believe the myth that being taught by a native speaker is the best way to learn a language. This belief has influenced many Saudi schools, language institutes, and universities to include the nativeness factor as part of a language instructor's job requirements. Using an open ended questionnaire, this study aims to investigate the…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gholaminejad, Razieh – HOW, 2017
This article draws on a qualitative study which seeks to explore whether Iranian English as a foreign language learners experience any reversal conceptual transfer and whether they construct two identities as a result of learning a foreign language. The findings from the open-ended questionnaires distributed among 65 undergraduates at the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Mollaei, Fatemeh; Taghinezhad, Ali; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It has been found that translation is an efficient means to teach/learn grammar, syntax, and lexis of a foreign language. Meanwhile, translation is good for beginners who do not still enjoy the critical level of proficiency in their target language for expression. This study was conducted to examine the teachers' and learners' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lanvers, Ursula – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Exploring the popular explanation that the global spread of English may demotivate students with English as their first language to learn other languages, this study investigates relations between student motivation and perception of Global English and tests for differences between traditional "campus" and distance university students…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül – Online Submission, 2017
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Shabir, Muhammad – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study examines the English language student-teachers' beliefs about the use of L1 in EFL classroom across the world in the context of ongoing debate among researchers and practitioners whether or not L1 should be used to teach English in ESL or EFL context. This research investigates the opinion of teachers and their reflection upon their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Wallace, Thomas Morgan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article examines the claim that a fully immersive English language learning experience can be ensured by universities engaged in transnational education through offshore campuses. Taking as a case study one South East Asian offshore campus of a Western university, the inquiry was designed to discover the extent to which students did, in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Experience
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Debreli, Emre; Oyman, Nadire – English Language Teaching, 2016
In literature on bilingual teaching, different perspectives exist for and against the use of first language (L1) in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms. There is a continuing matter of debate on whether L1 contributes to or precludes the learning of a second language (L2). Numerous studies have been conducted on this topic, but no clear…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Yan, Edith M. Y.; Fung, Irene Y. Y.; Liu, Lili; Huang, Xiaoyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This quantitative study investigated the extent and contexts of target language (TL) use in English language classrooms. Participants were 2,906 students from seven secondary schools and four universities in the more developed cities in southern China. They were put into five groups according to their educational stage and whether their content…
Descriptors: Surveys, Language Usage, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
English is widely regarded as an essential skill for the globalized economy by governments around the world which devote considerable resources to its teaching in formal education, though often with limited success in terms of achievement levels. Thailand is a case in point. Set against the putative benefits of acquiring proficiency in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Thai, College Students
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Klapwijk, Nanda; Van der Walt, Christa – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
This article investigates university students' attitudes and perceptions about language in a multilingual country where most instruction is in English and annual national literacy results have been declining for at least 15 years. Despite this decline, English seems to be entrenched as the language of instruction, and at university it seems a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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