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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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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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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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Ahmed Al-Hassaani, Abdulbari Mahboob – English Language Teaching, 2016
This paper has studied the question formation techniques used by the Saudi students at Bisha University. It addresses the problems faced by the students in forming questions in English. The study has identified that a large number of the students suffer from the lack of proper grammar rules in forming various types of interrogative sentences and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language)
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Lasagabaster, David – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2016
English-medium instruction (EMI) is considered to be one of the main instruments to internationalize universities all over the world. Due to its recent implementation, research on linguistic outcomes is on the increase, whereas non-linguistic outcomes have been neglected. In fact, research on motivation in traditional English as a foreign language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, International Education
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Burston, Jack; Georgiadou, Olga; Monville-Burston, Monique – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This article describes the use of instructional technology to promote, through a combination of behaviorist/structuralist and communicative/action-based methodologies, correct pronunciation of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) to native Greek-speaking false-beginner-level learners. It is based on the analysis of a teaching programme, complemented…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Shuchi, Israt Jahan; Islam, A. B. M. Shafiqul – English Language Teaching, 2016
The role of a mother tongue (L1) in the teaching and learning of a foreign language (FL) has been the subject of much debate and controversy. This paper reports on a piece of research carried out in our own teaching environments (at universities both in Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia) and presents an analysis of the attitudes of students and teachers…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Role, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Fitriani, Ika – Dinamika Ilmu, 2016
Twenty-first Century era has brought great challenges in Indonesian education system, i.e. the increasing demand for the students to have foreign language skills to succeed in global world competition. Particularly in the higher education, the awareness of learning English leads some lecturers in Accounting Department Faculty of Economics State…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Ukwuoma, Uju C. – Research in Pedagogy, 2016
This research report uses elements of autoethnography and mixed research to share the efforts of an academic to engage his students during classroom instruction. Participants included 28 science students from a regionally accredited university in Southern Africa, who were taking many sections of a research course. The researcher rearranged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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