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Agcihan, Ezgi; Gokce, Asiye Toker – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Textbooks might be one of the main resources of teachers even today however there have been many changes in education media and Technologies. Especially language course books used in foreign language teaching can be the basic source of learning when the target language is not spoken in the country where the language is thought. Thus, it can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Turkish, Foreign Language Books, Second Language Learning
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Murphy, Peggy Henderson – Knowledge Quest, 2018
English Language Learner (ELL) students are sometimes a small constituency. Many resources already in the library can be used to enhance their language acquisition, confidence, and cultural fluency--resources such as graphic novels, hi-lo books, and makerspace materials. This article discusses enhancing language acquisition, confidence, and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, English Language Learners, Librarians, Second Language Learning
Jeon, Eun-Young; Day, Richard R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
A meta-analysis was performed to investigate the impact of extensive reading (ER) on reading proficiency. This study gathered 71 unique samples from 49 primary studies published from 1980 to 2014 involving a total of 5,919 participants. Effect sizes were generated separately according to two different study designs: experimental-versus-control…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Reading Fluency, Language Proficiency, Effect Size
Harris, Shenika, Ed.; Bernales, Carolina, Ed.; Romero-Ghiretti, Gabriela, Ed.; Dolosic, Haley, Ed.; Liu, Huan, Ed.; Van Bishop, Tracy, Ed. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2016
This feature offers an archive of articles published in other venues during the past year and serves as a valuable tool to readers of "Reading in a Foreign Language" ("RFL"). It treats any topic within the scope of "RFL" and second language reading. The articles are listed in alphabetical order, each with a complete…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Publications, Archives, Foreign Language Books
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Varzande, Mohsen – English Language Teaching, 2015
Today, English education is very important but language learning has long been challenged since learning a second language is not only the mastery of its forms but also a process of identity construction and self-positioning in the second language. A review of recent studies shows that the cultural effects of learning English in the…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbook Research, English (Second Language), English Instruction
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Omar, Che Abdul Majid Bin Che; Dahan, Hassan Basri Awang Mat – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
This is an action research to develop an E-Dictionary for the use with Maharah al-Qiraah (Reading skills) textbook at a matriculation centre. The research attempts to answer four research questions: a) What is the database model for an electronic dictionary using Microsoft Access for the use with Maharah al-Qiraah textbook? b) What are the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Textbook Content, Textbooks
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article advances a framework for early language and literacy development among young English language learners (ELLs). A dual-language book project undertaken in partnership with a local elementary school provides a context within which to address children's need to negotiate language, culture, and identity as they transition and make meaning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Small Group Instruction
Li, Gertraude Roth – National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii, 2010
This book offers students a tool to gain a basic grounding in the Manchu language. The reading selections provided in this volume represent various types of documents, ranging from examples of the very earliest Manchu writing (17th century) to samples of contemporary Sibe (Xibo), a language that may be considered a modern version of Manchu. Since…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reference Materials, Languages, Chinese
Çakir, Ismail – Online Submission, 2010
Providing cultural elements within the textbook contents is crucial for foreign language learners so that they can attain the authentic language appropriately involving some culture specific expressions that are commonly used in communication. Therefore, it is important for Turkish English learners to understand target culture for effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
Tenopir, Carol; Baker, Gayle; Grogg, Jill E. – Library Journal, 2008
Social networking and other Web 2.0 technologies led the social whirl of the information industry. Publishers and librarians tried to keep their products and services relevant by mixing authoritative content with user involvement, but that was not enough. Enhancing interfaces, adding new forms of content, and making strategic acquisitions--all are…
Descriptors: Databases, Online Vendors, Organizational Change, Books
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Angell, John; DuBravac, Stayc; Gonglewski, Margaret – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
This article examines the process by which college-level foreign language programs evaluate and select instructional materials for beginning level courses. A review of the relevant literature reveals an ambivalent relationship with textbooks, often the default curriculum for language courses. Despite textbooks' apparent key role in language…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Programs, Textbook Selection, Foreign Language Books
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Maun, Ian – Language Awareness, 2006
This paper examines visual and affective factors involved in the reading of foreign language texts. It draws on the results of a pilot study among students of post-compulsory school stage studying French in England. Through a detailed analysis of students' reactions to texts, it demonstrates that the use of "authentic" documents under…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reader Response, Foreign Language Books, Reading
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Schon, Isabel – Science and Children, 2005
Teachers who have Spanish-speaking students in their science class, will likely be interested in learning about the recent releases of Spanish trade books for children. From appealing paperback series about colors, opposites, shapes, and numbers to smooth Spanish renditions of Isaac Asimov's engaging overview of the universe, these books are just…
Descriptors: Spanish, Science Materials, Foreign Language Books, Childrens Literature
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Hancock, Dawson R. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2002
Used a quasi-experimental approach to examine whether exposure to age-appropriate books in their native language would affect pre-literacy skills development of language minority kindergartners. Found that native Spanish-speaking children exposed to Spanish-language books scored significantly higher on a pre-literacy skills tests than did their…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Emergent Literacy
Tumposky, Nancy Rennau – 2001
This paper describes the design and implementation of an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) task-based module consistent with Skehan's information processing model of second language acquisition (1998) and with the framework for task design elaborated by Willis (1996), using the Internet as a primary source of language input. In settings where…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Language Books, Information Processing
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