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Ndzotom Mbakop, Antoine Willy; Kamgang Ndada, Alex – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2021
Attempts to prevent language endangerment seem to have overlooked how families proceed in surrendering the language whose intergenerational transmission is their main responsibility. The present paper envisages language maintenance or loss from the vantage point that beliefs about language are the main referents of language use in the family in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Correlation, Language Maintenance
Rassen, Elisa; White, Michelle; Newell, Mallory; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane – RP Group, 2021
With the recent implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 705, assessment and placement practices for math and English have taken center stage in many California Community Colleges. However, it is just as important to develop an understanding of how best to assess and place English language learner (ELL) students as well. In February 2019, the Research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Shi, Hong – World Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to analyze the relationships among self-efficacy, strategies, and goal orientations of college-level English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants who were more than 25 years old had a lower level of strategy use than those who were less than 25 years old. Greater strategy use could result in higher level of self-efficacy and goal…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Goal Orientation, College Students
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Gumah, Bernard; Wenbin, Liu; Aziabah, Maxwell Akansina – SAGE Open, 2021
Leadership style impacts on the manner and frequency of feedback transmission. However, communication challenges between superiors and subordinates originate from cultural differences, which undermine the usefulness of feedback. The study tested leadership style's effect on self-efficacy through a moderated mediation approach, examined through the…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Self Efficacy, Leadership Styles, Transformational Leadership
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Amirian, Seyed Mohammad Reza; Abbasi-Sosfadi, Saeed – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Although statistics is an important compulsory course in a wide variety of disciplines, the vast majority of students including TEFL postgraduate students find it frightening and difficult to understand, and thus suffer from underachievement. As a result, a specific kind of anxiety called statistical anxiety emerges that requires immediate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karimijavan, Gelavizh; Ebadi, Abbas; Yadegari, Fariba; Dastjerdi Kazemi, Mehdi; Darouie, Akbar; Karimi, Salah Eddin – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the discriminant validity of the Persian version of Alberta Language Development Questionnaire (ALDeQ) in Turkish-Persian bilingual children, aged 75 months with 19 months of exposure to Persian, on average. The study sample included the parents of 22 bilingual children with language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Indo European Languages, Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes
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Wang, Wenjiao; Gan, Zhengdong – Psychology in the Schools, 2021
This paper presents the development and validation of the reading motivation questionnaire in an English as a foreign language context (RMQ-EFL) with Chinese secondary students. Data were collected from a sample of 293 secondary students in grades 10-11. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses resulted in determination of five factors (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Reading Motivation, Questionnaires
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Shi, Hong – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2021
The present study aims to investigate the self-efficacy and goal orientation of college-level English Language Learners (ELLs). It further explored the relationship between self-efficacy and goal orientation. The data were collected from 198 ELLs by using an English Language Learning Survey. Participants had positive self-efficacy toward their…
Descriptors: College Students, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tai, Tien-En; Tang, Chia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
In Asia, in order to keep up with internationalization, the English-Medium Instruction (EMI) course has become a phenomenon in higher education. In turn, EMI literature has increasingly focused on the role of instructor's pedagogy in reducing students' negative response to EMI courses. Additionally, we further explore, from the students'…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Asians
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Li, Danfeng; Shi, Jiannong – High Ability Studies, 2021
This study examined the effects of fluid intelligence and trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) on academic performance in primary school-aged intellectually gifted and average children (8-11 years of age). One hundred and four average children and eighty gifted children were administered a Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and a Trait…
Descriptors: Gifted, Prediction, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Sahin, Alper – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2021
There are several student performances assessed in Intensive English Programs (IEPs) worldwide in each academic year. These student performances are mostly graded by human raters with a certain degree of error. However, the accuracy of these performance assessments is of utmost importance because they feed data into some high stakes decisions…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Council of the Great City Schools, 2020
Despite the COVID-19-related school closures, school districts are handling enrollment of newly arriving students or students who will be starting Kindergarten in school year 2020-21. The school closure and health-related requirements of social distancing impede staff from conducting in-person screening for English proficiency as required by state…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, School Closing, Questionnaires
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Rabin, Eyal; Henderikx, Maartje; Kalman, Yoram M.; Kalz, Marco – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2020
Massive open online course (MOOC) participants face diverse barriers that prevent them from feeling satisfied with participating in online courses. This study identified those barriers and their predictors. Using pre- and post-questionnaires, MOOC participants reported several characteristics and their barriers to satisfaction during the course.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Satisfaction, Online Courses, Open Education
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Gyamfi, George; Lai, Yuanxing – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2020
Success in language learning has generally been attributed to students' motivation. However, beyond motivation is grit, a psychological construct that has rarely been mentioned in language learning research. This study therefore aimed to investigate the grit of 171 Thai students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and the factors that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Majors (Students)
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Alnahidh, Faye; Altalhab, Sultan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2020
This study aims to investigate the level and the sources of Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety (FLSA). To achieve this aim, a mixed-method approach was used by implementing a questionnaire and interviews. Eighty-five female Saudi EFL university students completed the questionnaire. Six of the most highly anxious students were identified according…
Descriptors: Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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