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Kassem, Hassan M. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explored the relative effect of student- and teacher-centered instruction on EFL freshmen's affect (anxiety, motivation, attitude, autonomy, self-efficacy and beliefs about English and its learning) and achievement. Two classes of English department freshmen at Shaqra University, KSA participated in the study. Students in the two…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Yeh, Hui-Chin; Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Chen, Yu-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
To extend the recent growth of literature on using peer feedback through blogs to enhance students' speaking performance, this study investigated the effects of online peer feedback via blogs on the speaking performance of college students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Participants comprised 45 EFL college students, from two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Electronic Publishing, College Students
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DeSouza, Andresa A.; Fisher, Wayne W.; Rodriguez, Nicole M. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2019
Convergent intraverbals represent a specific type of intraverbal in which multiple components of one speaker's verbal behavior control a specific verbal response from another speaker (e.g., Speaker 1: What wooly, horned animal lives in the high country? Speaker 2: Bighorn sheep). To foster the development of advanced language, Sundberg and…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Language
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Cahit, Epçaçan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
Knowledge has been transforming and progressing at an unprecedented pace at the present time. In the face of the incomprehensible transformation and progression of the knowledge, human beings have had to change their vital needs. Education is among these vital needs. In the last century, particularly in the last quarter of the century, the…
Descriptors: Turkish, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Language Skills
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Reese, Elaine; Keegan, Peter; McNaughton, Stuart; Kingi, Te Kani; Carr, Polly Atatoa; Schmidt, Johanna; Mohal, Jatender; Grant, Cameron; Morton, Susan – Journal of Child Language, 2018
This study assessed the status of te reo Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, in the context of New Zealand English. From a broadly representative sample of 6327 two-year-olds ("Growing Up in New Zealand"), 6090 mothers (96%) reported their children understood English, and 763 mothers (12%) reported their children understood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Khodabandeh, Farzaneh – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study examines the effect of storytelling through the use of Telegram on oral language of English foreign language (EFL) students. To this end, thirty English students aged 18 to 21 took part in the research. Before the treatment, they were interviewed by two instructors and were graded as low-proficient speakers of English. The selected…
Descriptors: Story Telling, English (Second Language), Oral Language, Second Language Instruction
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Debbagh, Mohammed; Jones, W. Monty – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
This case study utilized the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) theoretical framework (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) as a lens to examine the instructional strategies of four English as a second language (ESL) teachers and their rationales for incorporating technology into their instructional practices in teaching oral communication…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Macdonald, Shem – CATESOL Journal, 2018
An exploration of pronunciation tutorials designed for speakers of English as an additional language (EAL) in a university context in Australia suggests that developing abilities to speak clearly involves more than just focusing on the sounds that are uttered. Students' comments and observations collected during pronunciation tutorials highlight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pronunciation Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Comprehension
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Pae, Hye K.; O'Brien, Beth – Reading Psychology, 2018
This study identified robust predictors of expressive skills in academic English as a foreign language. The participants were 92 Korean-speaking learners of English. The field test of the Pearson Test of English Academic was used as a secondary data analysis. Four communicative skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and six enabling…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Expressive Language, Language Skills, English (Second Language)
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Garmston, Robert; Zoller, Kendall – Learning Professional, 2018
To disagree well, one first must listen. Listening conveys respect of the person speaking, especially when your listening includes restating ideas to confirm understanding and let the speaker know you are making this effort. Most of us know this, but still can get caught in angry, argumentative, or defensive engagements. You may know someone who…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Perspective Taking, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
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Chehr Azad, Mohammad Hassan; Farrokhi, Farahman; Zohrabi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study was an attempt to investigate the effects of different corrective feedback (CF) conditions on Iranian EFL learners' spoken accuracy and fluency (AF) and the trade-off between them. Consequently, four pre-intermediate intact classes were randomly selected as the control, delayed explicit metalinguistic CF, extensive recast, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Accuracy, Error Correction, Hypothesis Testing
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Ohashi, Louise – Research-publishing.net, 2018
There has been interest in learner autonomy in the field of language education for many years but the role of the teacher remains uncertain. In Japan, where this research was conducted, it is not commonplace for comprehensive programs that foster autonomous learning to be integrated into formal English education, but some institutions and…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Role, Second Language Learning
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Roohr, Katrina Crotts; Burkander, Kri; Mao, Liyang – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Oral communication has been identified as an important skill by higher education institutions and by the workforce community. Despite its importance, minimal research has been conducted around the development of tasks to measure oral communication skills and behaviors. The purpose of this preliminary study is to evaluate the different factors…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Video Technology, Test Construction, Scoring
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De Paepe, Liesbeth; Zhu, Chang; Depryck, Koen – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
For the growing group of adult migrants, flexible solutions for second language (L2) acquisition are increasingly important, while concerns about the efficacy of online language learning abound. This study on the L2 situation in Flanders has 4 key aims: analyzing adult learner profiles in fully online Dutch beginners' courses; comparing learner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages, Adult Education
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Altunkaya, Hatice – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The objective of the present study was to examine the effect of the activity-based oral expression course on the speech self-efficacy of psychological counseling and guidance students. The study group included 80 freshmen students in the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department in the Faculty of Education of a university located in western…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Communication, Self Efficacy, Counselor Training
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