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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Cyberbullying takes place when the Internet is used purposefully to cause harm or discomfort to a specific person or group of persons. Because of the fast growth of digital technologies, cyberbullying is replacing physical bullying and becoming a prevalent social problem around the world. This study outlines the author's efforts of integrating…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bullying
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Taysi, Eda; Basaran, Süleyman – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to investigate Turkish EFL students' and their instructors' perceptions of using a learning management system (MyELT) in a blended learning context. The study was conducted at a state university with 129 preparatory class students, and 4 instructors of English. In order to collect data, a close-ended questionnaire was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Kusyk, Meryl – CALICO Journal, 2017
Research into the online informal learning of English (OILE) examines how nonnative speakers of English may develop L2 skills through participation in leisure activities on the Internet in the target language. Such activities include, e.g., watching television series, films, or videos, interacting on Facebook, reading articles, or listening to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Informal Education, College Students
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AlTameemy, Farooq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that they turned into an important part of our life. According to Parsons, mobile subscriptions exceed 6 billion subscriptions globally. Similarly, Ipsos and Verizon (as cited in Tan & El-Bendary) found out that adopting mobile phones with smart technologies has increased fast which also coincided with a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ellili-Cherif, Maha – Educational Research Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate female Arab college students' use of and perceptions about social networking sites (SNSs) as an English language learning environment. A mixed methods approach was adopted for data collection and analysis. First, a questionnaire was used to explore the extent to which participants (n = 182) were…
Descriptors: Females, Arabs, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Alsied, Safia Mujtaba; Ibrahim, Noura Winis – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Research is conducted all over the world to solve problems or to answer questions of significance to humanity. Academic writing or writing to report research is not easy because it requires adequate background knowledge, interest, motivation and hard work. This study investigates the major challenges in research writing faced by Libyan EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Ahmadian, Moussa; Pasand, Parastou Gholami – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study explores Iranian EFL learners' online reading metacognitive strategy use and its relation to their self-efficacy in reading comprehension. It further examines the effect of gender in this respect. To these ends, the Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS) and reading selfefficacy questionnaire were adopted and administered to 63…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Tabata-Sandom, Mitsue – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
There is a lack of research which examines the effects of online pop-up dictionaries in the context of less commonly taught languages including Japanese as a second and foreign language (JSL and JFL), despite the growing popularity of such tools. This qualitatively-oriented study is an attempt to fill this void. The study investigates differences…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, Qualitative Research
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Darancik, Yasemin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
It has been observed that data-based translation programs are often used both in and outside the class unconsciously and thus there occurs many problems in foreign language learning and teaching. To draw attention to this problem, with this study, whether the program has satisfactory results or not has been revealed by making translations from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
With the advance of mobile technology, mobile devices have become more portable and powerful with numerous useful tools in daily life. Thus, mobile learning has been widely involved in e-learning studies. Many studies point out that it is important to integrate both pedagogical and technical strengths of mobile technology into learning settings.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Handheld Devices
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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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Cheng, Richard Tsan-Jui – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Scores of studies have established that when learning online, students must be equipped with different sets of strategies and skills than in a physical classroom setting (Anderson, 2003; Broadbent & Poon, 2015; Coiro, 2007; Leu et al., 2007; Michinov, Brunot, Le Bohec, Juhel, & Delaval, 2011; Salmon, 2013). The present study, by virtue of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Dizon, Gilbert – TESL-EJ, 2016
The Internet has made it possible for teachers to administer online assessments with affordability and ease. However, little is known about Japanese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' attitudes of internet-based tests (IBTs). Therefore, this study aimed to measure the perceptions of IBTs among Japanese English language learners with the…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Enkin, Elizabeth; Mejias-Bikani, Errapel – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
In this paper, we discuss the benefits of using online translators in the foreign language classroom. Specifically, we discuss how faulty online translator output can be used to create activities that help raise metalinguistic awareness of second language grammar and of the differences between grammatical constructions in the first and second…
Descriptors: Translation, Internet, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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