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Karakoç, Dilek; Köse, Gül Durmusoglu – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
This study is an attempt to clarify the incremental and multidimensional nature of foreign language vocabulary development and its relation to the participants' reading and writing performances and general language ability of English as a foreign language (EFL). With this principle aim, the current study investigated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Öztürk, Gökhan; Gürbüz, Nurdan – Cogent Education, 2017
This study examined the main sources of the participant English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitions, their classroom practices and the impact of institutional context on these practices. The participants included three Turkish EFL instructors working at English preparatory programs at university level. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Sahin Kizil, Aysel; Savran, Zehra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Research on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in language learning has ascertained heretofore various potentials ranging from metacognitive domain to skill-based practices. One area in which the potentials of ICT tools requires further exploration is self-regulated language learning, an active, constructive process in…
Descriptors: Self Management, Independent Study, English (Second Language), Active Learning
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Turgut, Fehmi; Kayaoglu, M. Naci – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2015
This study investigates the effect of using rubrics as an instructional tool on students' writing performance in English as a foreign language. The major goal was to liberate the students from the narrow perception of writing based solely on the notion of correct grammar which is strongly felt in EFL writing. In this quasi-experimental research,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scoring Rubrics, Quasiexperimental Design
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Coskun, Abdullah – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Evaluating existing foreign language programs on a regular basis is essential because program evaluation leads to more effective programs. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the modular intensive general English language teaching program applied at a university in Turkey by investigating students' and English instructors' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction
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Kayaoglu, M. Naci – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
This study focuses on exploring poor and good learners' language beliefs and their language strategy use in an attempt to see whether there is any significant relationship between the poor and good learners. This paper particularly seeks to examine to what extent language beliefs as a construct are reflected in learners' language behavior, which…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Learning Strategies, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students