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Alhaysony, Maha; Alhaisoni, Eid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper investigates grammatical difficulty from the perspective of Saudi university students, of EFL as well as from the perspective of university teachers. It aims to find out which English grammar features are more difficult/less difficult than others. Furthermore, it attempts to determine the reasons and causes that account for such grammar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Setayesh, Mahnam; Marzban, Amin – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study primarily aimed at investigating the effect of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) on development of the Iranian EFL learners' ESP Reading Comprehension Skills. Moreover, it was aimed at investigating the probable difference between the TBLT-instructed students of Law and Mechanical Engineering with respect to their ESP reading…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Granhemat, Mehdi; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study examined the relationships between gender, ethnicity, ethnic identity, and language choices of Malaysian multilingual youths in the family domain of language use. Five hundred undergraduate students who belonged to different Malaysian ethnic groups were selected as participants of the study. The participant aged between 17 to 25 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Language Usage
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Yunus, Melor Md; Sukri, Saiful Islam Ahmad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
In spite of English being regarded as the second most important language in Malaysia, it is still treated as a foreign language inevitably. The recently introduced Dual Language Progamme (henceforth DLP) which uses English as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science is alleged to be a reflection of the less successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Nafissi, Zohreh; Rezaeipanah, Fariba; Monsefi, Roya – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Iran's education system is exam-based and to gain admission to universities at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, candidates have to sit a competitive examination. For this reason, developing an EAP course which prepares the candidates for these examinations is of crucial importance. The present study attempted to develop an EAP…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Pretests Posttests, Needs Assessment, Student Evaluation
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Mohamad, Alif Fairus Nor; Puteh, Sharifah Nor – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
It is difficult for most of the second language learners in Malaysia to function proficiently in English language due to limited vocabulary knowledge. It has also been challenging for TESL graduates to fit in as ENP teachers due to the lack of specialized vocabulary knowledge in nursing field. Thus, a course books has always been a highly…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, English for Special Purposes, Word Lists, Second Language Learning
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Alnamer, Sulafah Abdul Salam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study measures the extent to which Arabic-speaking EFL learners are aware of polysemy in English. It also investigates whether the English proficiency level of Arabic-speaking EFL learners plays a role in their ability to distinguish between the various meanings of English polysemous words, and whether they face problems when they encounter…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Semitic Languages
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Alfallaj, Fahad Saleh Suleiman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The trend in the Reading class in KSA has been what is called "Standards Based Proficiency" as opposed to the more desirable "Real World Reading Requirements". This is also where the greatest gap occurs. Whereas white collar jobs may require more reading, blue collar jobs may invariably involve reading of technical manuals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Pandian, Ambigapathy – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper explores the current practices of learner autonomy among Saudi undergraduates at Preparatory Year, Najran University. The Short List questionnaire developed by Dixon (2011) was administered to measure the use of autonomous learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Quantitative data were gathered from 208 male students in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Parsi, Gholamreza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study intended to investigate the possible difference between EAP and EFL learners' beliefs concerning learning and teaching of language components, namely, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Furthermore, this study examined the association between EAP and EFL learners' beliefs and their language components' development. To this…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ravesh, Mahnaz Mahmoudi; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study sought to investigate whether Iranian translation students were successful in comprehending interlanguage pragmatic (ILP) features. Moreover, it tried to figure out whether teaching interlanguage pragmatics proved helpful for the improvement of interpretation ability of Iranian translation students. To this end, 30 students of…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shantha, S.; Mekala, S. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The mastery of speaking skills in English has become a major requisite in engineering industry. Engineers are expected to possess speaking skills for executing their routine activities and career prospects. The article focuses on the experimental study conducted to improve English spoken proficiency of Indian engineering students using task-based…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Task Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Alqarni, Ibrahim R. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study investigates the impact that study in Australia has on the lexical knowledge of Saudi Arabian students. It focuses on: 1) the effects that the length of study in Australia has on the acquisition of lexical collocations, as reflected by lexical knowledge tests, and 2) whether there is a significant gender difference in the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Scores
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Bayazidi, Aso; Saeb, Fateme – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study examined the equivalence and reliability of the two versions of the Vocabulary Levels Test in an Iranian context. This study was motivated by the fact that the Vocabulary Levels test is increasingly being used in Iran for both research and pedagogical purposes without having been checked for validity and reliability in this context. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs
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Alotaibi, Maye A.; Alotaibi, Abdullah M. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study aims to test the extent to which 80 Kuwaiti EFL learners are aware of prenominal adjective ordering system in English, particularly how it affects Kuwaiti EFL learners' grasp on English grammar. In addition, it checks whether the English proficiency level of the participants plays a role in their answers on the test. Therefore, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages)
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