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Boetje, Josien; van Ginkel, Stan – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2021
Developing oral presentation skills is an essential objective of higher education. While previous research emphasized the importance of practice for developing oral presentation skills (OPS), it remains unclear what the optimal amount of practice is. This experimental field study examined the added benefit of an extra practice session in virtual…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Speech Skills, Skill Development, Computer Simulation
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Tunagür, Muhammed; Kardas, Naif; Kardas, Mehmet Nuri – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2021
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of student-centered listening-speaking activities developed by the researcher on Turkish listening and speaking skills of bilingual Arabian students. In the study, control group experimental design was applied. The subjects were a group of Arabianic 6th graders at a secondary school in Bitlis, Turkey.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Speech Communication, Listening Skills, Speech Skills
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Özenç, Emine Gül; Orhan-Karsak, H. Gülhan; Özenç, Mehmet – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
The aim of this study, which is a need in the field in the context of improving pre-service teachers' speaking skills, is to determine the effects of speaking instruction on pre-service teachers' speaking anxieties and speaking self-efficacy based on whole language approach collaborative instructional design. The study group of the study consists…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Design, Preservice Teachers
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Martí-Parreño, José; Galbis-Córdova, Amparo; Currás-Pérez, Rafael – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2021
Despite an increasing academic attention towards both gamification and competencies-based education, little is known about Higher Education teachers' beliefs regarding the use of gamification to develop students' competencies. To fill this research gap, concept mapping was used to cluster teachers' beliefs in 4 dimensions regarding the use of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Game Based Learning, Competency Based Education, College Faculty
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Temur, Mehmet – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2021
"Why can't I recognize and understand the words clearly rehearsed by the teacher while lecturing or musicians while singing or the native speakers of English while dialoguing?" This situation has been a great challenge and an issue not only for the learners of English Language at English preparatory school at Inonu University but also…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Smith-Woolley, Emily; Dale, Philip S. – Developmental Science, 2021
This study examines whether, and how, multiple risks in early childhood are associated with an increased likelihood of a poor language or literacy outcome in early adolescence. Using data from 210 participants in the longitudinal Twins Early Developmental Study, we focus on the following risk factors at age 4: family risk, and poor language,…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Risk, Early Adolescents, Twins
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Jarrah, Mahmoud Aref; Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
The study aimed to investigate the Arab English language learners' readiness towards and effectiveness of using Web 2.0 applications in language learning process at a university in Malaysia. Using a quantitative research design, 50 Arab postgraduates responded to a questionnaire about their readiness towards and effectiveness of Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Arabs, Second Language Learning
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Hamid, Tuan Muhammad Hanif Tuan Ab; Idrus, Faizah – English Language Teaching, 2021
English proficiency amongst Malaysian is debatably on a decline. Possible causes of this phenomenon are extensively argued. Thus, renewed interest towards English language anxiety, an internal factor of learners' level of intensity in listening and speaking skills, can sometimes be overlooked. An investigation was conducted on selected secondary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Arroba, Juan; Acosta, Hazel – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2021
The research study intends to determine the effectiveness of authentic digital storytelling as an alternative strategy to improve speaking in EFL classes at the university level. The research follows a quantitative paradigm, and a survey was first administered to capture participants' perceptions of the everyday speaking activities employed in…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yesnazar, Asel; Japbarov, Amangeldi; Zhorabekova, Ainur; Kabylbekova, Zauret; Nuralieva, Artyk; Elmira, Uaidullakyzy – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2021
An analysis of the state of pedagogical practice and scientific and methodological literature speaks of shortcomings in solving the problem of the formation of elementary schoolchildren's speech skills. This article is devoted to the formation of elementary schoolchildren's speech skills in interdisciplinary communication. The purpose of our…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Speech Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Speech Communication
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Kumar, Tribhuwan – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2021
This paper aims to analyze the effect of motivation in the development of English speaking skills on second language acquisition. There are so many excellent teaching methods that vary in effectiveness. Motivation is the driving force for learning another language, and integration of that language into the person's identity. Motivation is the…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Venkateswara, U.; Divya, John – MEXTESOL Journal, 2021
This investigation focused on the speaking-skills component of the syllabi of Technical English I and II (Regulation 2013) at Anna University in Chennai, India. It was meant to formulate strategies for effective schemes to develop the English-speaking skills of engineering students in the colleges affiliated to the University. The major research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Skills, Communication Skills, Second Language Learning
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Ökmen, Burcu; Kiliç, Abdurrahman – Participatory Educational Research, 2021
The purpose of this study is to determine how students' academic achievement in English lessons improved when the layered flipped learning model is used in these lessons and what the students' views about the tasks chosen and performed within the scope of this model are. One of the qualitative research methods, the 'action research' method was…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lear, Darcy – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This study introduces an evidence-centered approach to reverse design for languages for specific purposes (LSP) courses called domain analysis. The article describes the research framework and its potential to provide consistent empirical rigor to the necessarily decentralized field of LSP by reporting on one study using domain analysis in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Evidence Based Practice, Legal Education (Professions)
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Pham, Vu Phi Ho; Do, Thi Huyen – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
Previous research studies were successful in employing Task-based instruction (TBI) to enhance students' either speaking or writing skills or grammar knowledge. However, few research studies have investigated whether the TBI impacts students' grammatical performance in both speaking and writing skills. The quasi-experimental research investigated…
Descriptors: Grammar, Speech Skills, Writing Skills, Task Analysis
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