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Al-Amir, Bayan Al-Hashemi – English Language Teaching, 2017
In the literature of second language teaching and learning, the use of students' first language (L1) has been an issue of debate for many years. Despite the changing state of teaching and learning aspects over the years, the belief that L1 should not be used in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms has stood the test of time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Teng, Feng – TESL-EJ, 2016
The present study was conducted in the context of learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with the purpose of assessing the roles of breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge in academic listening comprehension. The Vocabulary Size Test (VST, Nation & Beglar, 2007) and the Word Associates Test (WAT, Read, 2004) were administered to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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El-Sakka, Samah Mohammed Fahim – English Language Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of teaching some self-regulated strategies to Egyptian university students on improving their speaking proficiency and reducing their speaking anxiety. The design of the study was a one group pre-posttest quasi experimental design. Forty 3rd- year EFL university students were selected to form the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Kang, Okim; Vo, Son Ca Thanh; Moran, Meghan Kerry – TESL-EJ, 2016
Research in second language speech has often focused on listeners' accent judgment and factors that affect their perception. However, the topic of listeners' application of specific sound categories in their own perceptual judgments has not been widely investigated. The current study explored how listeners from diverse language backgrounds weighed…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Phonology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dev, Smitha; Qiqieh, Sura – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aims to find out the relationship between English Language proficiency, self-esteem, and academic achievement of the students in Abu Dhabi University (ADU). The variables were analyzed using "t" test, chi-squire and Pearson's product moment correlation. In addition, Self-rating scale, Self-esteem inventory and Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Self Esteem
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Lai, Alan; Kaplan, Matthew – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article aims to address the practical question of whether there is educational value to embedding second-language (L2) learning experiences in intergenerational contexts. In particular, a case study was conducted of a novel, university-based ESL program in Hong Kong in which a group of older adult volunteers with a high level of English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Rafie, Arezoo; Khosravi, Robab; Nasiri, Mahdi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between Iranian EFL Learners' Cultural intelligence (CQ) and their performance on the IELTS Listening Module. Sixty advanced EFL students majoring in English translation at University of Zanjan were matched for the study through the Oxford Quick Placement Test. Cultural Intelligence Scale developed…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martirosyan, Nara M.; Hwang, Eunjin; Wanjohi, Reubenson – Journal of International Students, 2015
Using an ex-post facto, non-experimental approach, this research examined the impact of English language proficiency and multilingualism on the academic performance of international students enrolled in a four-year university located in north central Louisiana in the United States. Data were collected through a self-reported questionnaire from 59…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
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Gitsaki, Christina; Robby, Matthew A. – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
The use of mobile technology in language learning has increased considerably, with an unprecedented adoption of mobile tablets in K-12 and higher education settings. Despite the number of recent small-scale studies that have found increased student motivation and engagement in learning as a result of using mobile tablets, there is a need to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Motivation, High School Graduates
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Charubusp, Sasima; Chinwonno, Apasara – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study investigated the effects of Academic Literacy-Based Intervention (ALI) on 30 undergraduate Thai university students' English reading proficiency. Based on the English reading proficiency test, these students were sub-classified into 2 groups, 15 in the high English reading proficiency group and 15 in the low English reading proficiency…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Intervention, Undergraduate Students
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Rad, Rezvan Sajjadi; Khojasteh, Laleh; Kafipour, Reza – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
The problem which this research intended to resolve is that beside many differences between individuals' characteristics that might impact their language learning process, there's often a different neglected component which is "Intelligence". Although there are several researches about the relationship between students' multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Intelligences, Writing Skills, Medical Students
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Vazirabad, Aylar Fallah – International Education Studies, 2013
This study focused on five particular Communication Strategies (CSs) namely: Paraphrase, approximation, hesitation, reduction, borrowed words and invented, or anglicised. The aim was to investigate the link between the use of approvable and positive CS-types and the impact of ESL students' beliefs about CSs in a game-activity. It aims to promote…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Educational Games, Language Fluency, Second Language Instruction
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Bax, Stephen – Language Testing, 2013
The research described in this article investigates test takers' cognitive processing while completing onscreen IELTS (International English Language Testing System) reading test items. The research aims, among other things, to contribute to our ability to evaluate the cognitive validity of reading test items (Glaser, 1991; Field, in press). The…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Eye Movements, Cognitive Processes, Language Tests
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Tabatabaei, Omid; Assefi, Farzaneh – English Language Teaching, 2012
Nowadays, writing has received a great degree of attention not only because it plays a significant role in transforming knowledge and learning but also in fostering creativity and when acquiring of a special language skill is seen as important, its assessment becomes important as well and writing is no exception. This study intended to investigate…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing Evaluation
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Grami, Grami Mohammad A. – English Language Teaching, 2012
This paper reports on the experience of seven Saudi female ESL students who worked collaboratively in an interactive online writing environment over a period of four weeks. It chronicles their experiences with online writing tasks, documents their responses to online feedback, and examines their attempts to cope with different settings and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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