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Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study attempted at classifying common errors found in the written performance of lower- and upper-intermediate Iranian EFL learners. It engaged a rich corpus of EFL writing samples collected over a course of 20 years (between 1992 and 2011) from lower- and upper-intermediate EFL learners studying at various Iranian universities to provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Barros García, María J.; Bachelor, Jeremy W. – Online Submission, 2018
This paper studies the pragmatic competence of U.S. heritage speakers of Spanish in an attempt to determine (a) the degree of pragmatic transfer from English to Spanish experienced by heritage speakers when producing different types of requests in Spanish; and (b) how to best teach pragmatics to students of Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL).…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Instruction
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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
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Ponce, Héctor R.; Mayer, Richard E.; Figueroa, Verónica A.; López, Mario J. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
This article examines the effectiveness of a software that supports formative assessment in real-time of learners' vocabulary knowledge through an interactive highlighting method. Students in a classroom are given a passage on their computer screen and asked to highlight the words they do not understand. This information is summarized on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning
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Taliancich-Klinger, Casey L.; Bedore, Lisa M.; Pena, Elizabeth D. – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Preposition knowledge is important for academic success. The goal of this project was to examine how different variables such as English input and output, Spanish preposition score, mother education level, and age of English exposure (AoEE) may have played a role in children's preposition knowledge in English. 148 Spanish-English children between…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Repetition, Task Analysis, Spanish
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Mohamed, Misrah Hamisah; Hammond, Michael – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2018
Purpose: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have often been divided between connectivist MOOCs and extended MOOCs (xMOOCs). Each form of MOOC proposes a distinctive view about knowledge acquisition. However, the breakdown between the two MOOCs is too broad in practice, and a more fine-grained approach is needed. Thus, the purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Guimaraes, Paula; Lucio-Villegas, Emilio; Mayo, Peter – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper focuses on three Southern European countries, Italy, Portugal and Spain, to explore examples of projects that provide signposts for a critical popular education that contributes to an ongoing democratic process--one whereby citizens are developed as social actors and members of a collectivity rather than simply passive…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Popular Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Belli, Serap Atasever – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study was designed to investigate whether contemporary corpus-informed grammar textbooks written for English language learners and teachers presented the progressive use of stative verbs and if yes, which stative verbs were presented to occur with the progressive aspect and for which functions they took this aspect. A corpus of six electronic…
Descriptors: Verbs, Computational Linguistics, Textbooks, Grammar
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Al-Zubi, Mohammad – English Language Teaching, 2018
One of the aims at Albalqa Applied University is to prepare the student to contribute positively in society so the main important goal of the comprehensive reform of the education system in Jordan is to contribute to the democratic development of the country. The study has been investigated to find out if the English instructors adopt the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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McCray, Gareth; Brunfaut, Tineke – Language Testing, 2018
This study investigates test-takers' processing while completing banked gap-fill tasks, designed to test reading proficiency, in order to test theoretically based expectations about the variation in cognitive processes of test-takers across levels of performance. Twenty-eight test-takers' eye traces on 24 banked gap-fill items (on six tasks) were…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Test Items, Item Analysis, Eye Movements
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Huang, Heng-Tsung Danny; Hung, Shao-Ting Alan; Plakans, Lia – Language Testing, 2018
Integrated speaking test tasks (integrated tasks) provide reading and/or listening input to serve as the basis for test-takers to formulate their oral responses. This study examined the influence of topical knowledge on integrated speaking test performance and compared independent speaking test performance and integrated speaking test performance…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Speech Tests, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language)
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van Batenburg, Eline S. L.; Oostdam, Ron J.; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; de Jong, Nivja H. – Language Testing, 2018
This article explores ways to assess interactional performance, and reports on the use of a test format that standardizes the interlocutor's linguistic and interactional contributions to the exchange. It describes the construction and administration of six scripted speech tasks (instruction, advice, and sales tasks) with pre-vocational learners (n…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Speech Tests, Interaction, Test Reliability
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Babaii, Esmat – Language Testing, 2018
The present study intended to investigate whether test takers' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge can contribute to their efficient use of lexical bonds while restoring damaged texts in reduced redundancy tests. Moreover, the moderating role of general language proficiency was investigated in this interaction. In so doing, Vocabulary Levels…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Vocabulary, Knowledge Level, Language Tests
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Wilken, Jayme Lynn – CALICO Journal, 2018
Learner perceptions toward and utilization of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation (AWE) program were investigated in an Intensive English Program (IEP) class. This small case study focused on two Chinese students who responded to weekly surveys, semi-structured interviews, and screen capture videos of their revisions over a…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Student Surveys
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Rose, Heath; McKinley, Jim – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This article analyzes a recent initiative of Japan's Ministry of Education, which aims to internationalize higher education in Japan. The large-investment project "Top Global University Project" (TGUP) has emerged to create globally oriented universities, to increase the role of foreign languages in higher education, and to foster global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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