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Chang, You-Hsuan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2020
In foreign language learning, computer-mediated dictionaries are among the most popular tools, and ambiguity tolerance (AT) is a key impact factor. However, few studies have focused on the effects of AT on computer-mediated dictionary-assisted English learning. To fill this gap, the current study explored the differences between two groups (a high…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Dictionaries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Monobe, Gumiko; Ruan, Jiening – Journal of Peace Education, 2020
This paper critically examines how three educational manga texts render the history of World War II for upper elementary, middle, and high school students in Japan. Informed by critical theory, the authors analyzed both linguistic (words) and nonlinguistic texts (illustrations) related to two major World War II events in juxtaposition, namely, the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Materials, War, World History
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Kamali, Mojtaba; Behjat, Fatemeh; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh – Cogent Education, 2020
The current study investigated the influence of oral reproduction and summary writing vocabulary tasks on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' learning and retention of new foreign language (L2) words. To this end, 66 advanced EFL learners were randomly selected and assigned to two experimental and one control conditions. The participants…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karami, Amirreza – Educational Practice and Theory, 2020
This theoretical review is an overview of three important theories: schema theory, information-processing theory, and sociocultural theory. Second/foreign language teachers need to familiarize themselves with these theories if they want to teach culturally unfamiliar texts more successfully in their language classrooms. Although each of these…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
The authors conducted their latest National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey between January and mid-March 2020. This Annual Literacy Survey was their most popular to date, with 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 from 315 UK schools participating. This year they also asked a few questions to explore the extent to which children and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Diversity, Reading Materials
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Zhou, Jing; Day, Richard R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2020
The study investigated the effect of marginal glossing and frequency of occurrence on the incidental learning of six aspects of vocabulary knowledge through reading in the second language (L2) Chinese. Participants were 30 intermediate L2 Chinese learners in an American public university. The MACOVA tests indicated that the treatment group who…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese
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Goulart, Larissa – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2020
This study investigates the development of lexico-grammatical complexity in two levels of graded readers, beginner and intermediate. Using the linguistic features described in Biber et al. (2011), 58 graded readers were analyzed. Biber et al. (2011) proposed a lexico-grammatical developmental sequence based on empirical research. In this study, 11…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Readability, Grammar
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Marks, Nadia – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
As in other academic libraries, LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) Library does not meet student expectations for access to core readings despite increasing provision. We used user experience research to gather evidence of student experience, behaviours, and preferences for taught course content with the aim of making…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Student Experience, Student Behavior
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Jarman, Ruth; Alexander, Joy – School Science Review, 2020
'Reading science for pleasure' features little in school-related science education literature and scant guidance is available for teachers who wish to promote this practice among their pupils. This is the second of a pair of articles charting the development of Project 500 (Schools), a programme aiming to encourage children and young teens to read…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Science Education, Program Effectiveness, Children
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Shoaib, Muhammad; Mubarak, Sobia; Khan, Shahzeb – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2020
The contemporary world faces imminent environmental crises perpetrated by industrial and technological advancements, lethal warfare and neoliberal modes of development. The ecological concerns are gaining great academic attention all over the world. In this pursuit, the role of literature especially literary fiction in making visible as well as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Fiction, Novels, Reading Materials
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Wang, Yang – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
This qualitative case study through Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) investigated the reading process of three Chinese-Mandarin-speaking college English learners (ELs) of varied English language proficiency. In the conversations that occurred during the oral reading of selected texts, the researcher explored students' perceptions about reading…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Reading Processes, Student Attitudes, Language Proficiency
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Neuman, Susan B.; Moland, Naomi – Urban Education, 2019
We examine the influence of income segregation on a resource vital to young children's development: a family's access to books in early childhood. Income segregation reflects the growing economic segregation of neighborhoods for people living in privilege (1%) compared with those in poverty or near-poverty (20%). After describing recent…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Low Income Groups, Poverty
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Phillips, Sandra R.; Archer-Lean, Clare – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
First Nations writing within English literary studies risks contemporary colonisation if encountered as a literary object for close reading without context or reflection on the role of the reader. This article will explore the processes involved in constructing an innovative reading practice amongst tertiary students to counter the potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Social Bias
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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Parodi, Giovanni; Moreno-de León, Tomás; Julio, Cristóbal; Burdiles, Gina – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
It has always been in the public interest to know the reading habits of readers of various ages and levels of schooling, as well as their opinions with regard to the consumption of reading materials. Lately, researchers have given increased attention to digital texts. Although progress on these topics has been made as reported in published…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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