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Alhabbash, Maha; Alsheikh, Negmeldin; Al Mohammedi, Najah – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
The purpose of this mixed-method study was two-fold. The first purpose was to investigate the role of using culturally-based materials on contributing to the advancement of oral communication of five EFL Arab college students through a six-week program. The second purpose was to explore the college students' views and experiences of using…
Descriptors: Affordances, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ishak, Cita Nuary; Basthomi, Yazid; Widiati, Utami; Hidayati, Maria; Yannuar, Nurenzia – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2021
This study investigates the roles and functions of directives in academic texts mainly produced by Indonesian college students. Sixty-two (62) imperatives, 11 "it is + Adjective + to"-clauses, and 7 modals of obligation are searched for in academic texts taken from the Corpus of State University of Malang Indonesian Learners English…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Zuo, Hongshan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Idioms abound in both spoken and written English, yet they present a particularly thorny problem in foreign language learning. One of the reasons for this difficulty is second language learners' ignorance of the holistic nature of English idioms. Based on computerized reading tasks, the present study probes the effects of using electronic glosses…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Meniado, Joel C. – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study examined the English extensive reading (ER) programs across the Arabian Gulf region. It investigated the ER models and approaches adopted by different higher education institutions (HEIs) in the region, their ER practices and activities, and the challenges they encountered in implementing their ER programs. Utilizing qualitative…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Reading Attitudes, Reading Materials
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Sukmawan, Sony; Setyowati, Lestari; El-Sulukiyyah, Ana Ahsana – International Journal of Language Education, 2021
The use of authentic materials for language teaching is common. Yet, there is not much information about what type of instructional materials benefits learners. The purpose of the study is to find empirical evidence of whether non-fiction authentic materials are more superior that fiction authentic material. The researchers used an experimental…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Authentic Learning, Nonfiction
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Rets, Irina; Rogaten, Jekaterina – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2021
Open Educational Resources (OER) aim to provide equal access to education. Yet, as the language level used in OER presents a barrier to many learners, there is a need to make these resources more comprehensible. This study combined eye-tracking methodology and comprehension assessment to explore the effect of text simplification on English second…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Housel, David A.; Oranjian, Nevair – Adult Learning, 2021
Adult literacy and English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs are often challenged to find suitable and authentic reading texts and instructional materials for their students. Newsela PRO, an entirely online resource, provides high-interest fiction, timely news articles, and other nonfiction texts in both English and Spanish that focus on…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Usability
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Waterhouse, Monica – Language and Education, 2021
This article describes research exploring the potential of arts-based, affective pedagogy to enact the dual mandate of second language programs for adult newcomers to Canada: facilitating official language learning and social integration. Deleuze-Guattarian affect theory informs the study framing both research and pedagogical practices as effects…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yang, Ya-Han; Chu, Hsi-Chin; Tseng, Wen-Ta – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
This study investigates the effects of the text difficulty of extensive reading materials on the reading comprehension and reading motivation of English as a foreign language (EFL) vocational high school students in Taiwan. Two experimental groups were assigned, on an individual basis, to read graded readers at either one level below ('i-1') or…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation
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Lynn, Ethan M. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2021
Two groups of English as a second language students engaged in a fourteen-week repeated reading (RR) treatment: (1) a 3x group (n = 16), which engaged in three readings per session, and (2) a 5x group (n = 15), which engaged in five readings per session. Reading rate and background knowledge were measured at five points to assess the effect of…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Individual Differences, Comparative Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Akhrib, Mohammed; Nedjai, Fatma Zohra Mebtouche – Arab World English Journal, 2021
This study aims to investigate gender differences in English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension, situational and perceived interest for gender-oriented passages. It also examines whether any gender variances in situational or perceived interest in those passages cause gender differences in EFL reading comprehension. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension
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Mansoor, Asma; Bano, Muneera – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
We propose a decolonial pedagogy in the teaching of English Literature at the undergraduate level in postcolonial Pakistan. We argue that the English literary texts that are taught in conjunction with different supplementary materials retain a West-centric tilt that requires disbanding. Therefore, we administered carefully designed worksheets.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, English Literature, Second Language Learning
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Xie, Qing – SAGE Open, 2021
In light of pedagogical innovation, this study reports a two-stage survey with 172 participants from English-major and non-English-major programs on their needs of production-oriented approach and perceptions of effective implementation strategies in business English courses at a Chinese university. The results of the study suggest that while the…
Descriptors: Business English, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Durongbhandhu, Nunpaporn; Suwanasilp, Danuchawat – English Language Teaching, 2021
Vocabulary is an essential factor in English language learning. The competency in vocabulary acquisition enables learners to develop their language skills, especially, reading skill. Presently, with the advent of technology, teaching media with visual aid is used worldwide for media-assisted language learning. The study aimed to develop, implement…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Bana, Arny – Journal of English Teaching, 2020
The internet ubiquity in education has flooded the teaching and learning process with digital tools and drastically changed many aspects of academic life, including students' reading habits. This study aimed at exploring students' perceptions of using the internet to develop reading habits. The study employed the qualitative descriptive method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Internet, College Students
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