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Alharbi, Bader – English Language Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore the existing effect of gloss conditions on reading comprehension and vocabulary understanding of learners in the context of English as a foreign language. The study composed of 72 male students aged between 19 and 21 years selected from Qassim University in Saudi Arabia. The participants were divided into…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Postsecondary Education, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The progression of silent reading rates and reading comprehension were examined among Japanese university students (N = 55) over one academic semester. Participants were divided into three quasi-experimental groups. The first group practiced a combination of timed reading and repeated oral reading with attention paid to chunking and prosody. The…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McLean, Stuart; Poulshock, Joseph – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
We compared three methods for increasing reading amount and reading self-efficacy among L2 learners. (1) We required a word-target group to read at least 2,500 words a week outside class. (2) We required a sustained silent reading (SSR) group to do (a) in class SSR for 15 minutes every week, and (b) to read one book per week. (3) We required a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shiang, Ruei-Fang – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
While theories of embodied cognition have been investigated in lab experiments with proficient readers, currently no studies have applied these theories to improving reading comprehension for low-proficiency readers. Using an embodied cognition approach, this study investigated producing comics as an embodied reading activity. To compare effects…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
The following question has yet to be answered by researchers: when does anxiety have a systematic downward bias on foreign language (FL) reading test scores? The results of the correlation and regression analyses conducted in this study indicate that, at least in the case of university-level English learners in Japan, anxiety-induced bias occurs…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Anxiety
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Istifci, Ilknur – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of EFL students studying English at the School of Foreign Languages, Anadolu University (AUSFL) on blended language learning and online learning platforms. The participants of the study consisted of 167 students whose English language proficiency level was B2 according to the Common European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Blended Learning
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Huang, Rui-Ting; Tang, Tzy-Wen; Lee, Yi Ping; Yang, Fang-Ying – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Increasing attention has been paid to mobile learning studies. However, there is still a dearth of studies investigating the moderating effect of proactive personality on mobile learning achievements. Accordingly, the primary purpose of this study is not only to investigate the key elements that could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Role
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Sulaiman, Norazean; Muhammad, Ahmad Mazli; Ganapathy, Nurul Nadiah Dewi Faizul; Khairuddin, Zulaikha; Othman, Salwa – English Language Teaching, 2017
Listening is a very crucial skill to be learnt in second language classroom because it is essential for the development of spoken language proficiency (Hamouda, 2013). The aim of this study is to investigate the significant differences in terms of students' performance when using traditional (audio-only) method and video media method. The data of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Video Technology
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Zhu, Wen; Liu, Zhixin – English Language Teaching, 2017
In non literature major dominated university, it is obviously noted that girl students' English (as the second language) presentation scores often higher than boy students in the same teaching environment and evaluation system. A 397 samples' survey has been studied from the aspects of after school activities and sleep schedule to discuss if any…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Rungruang, Apichai – English Language Teaching, 2017
Attempts to account for consonant cluster acquisition are always made into two aspects. One is transfer of the first language (L1), and another is markedness effects on the developmental processes in second language acquisition. This study has continued these attempts by finding out how well Thai university students were able to perceive English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonemes
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Fallah, Nasser – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study sought to explore the relationship between mindfulness, coping self-efficacy (CSE) and foreign language anxiety (FLA) among a sample of 295 Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Further, the capacity of CSE in mediating the relationship between mindfulness and FLA was tested. The participants were administered…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Czerwionka, Lori; Cuza, Alejandro – Hispania, 2017
The current study examines English-speaking learners of Spanish and their pragmatic development of request forms during a six-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. Elicited production and intuition data were analyzed, focusing on personal deictic orientation, directness evidenced by clause type, and the use of "por favor"…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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König, Johannes; Bremerich-Vos, Albert; Buchholtz, Christiane; Lammerding, Sandra; Strauß, Sarah; Fladung, Ilka; Schleiffer, Charlotte – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Opportunities to learn (OTL) is used as a research concept for describing and analysing the curriculum of a programme which frames the learning and development of preservice teachers. Typical elements of teacher education programmes are investigated: the representation of content in courses of the subject, subject-related pedagogy and general…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Abrams, Zsuzsanna; Byrd, David R. – Language Teaching Research, 2017
Most studies on task-based language learning focus on the oral performance of advanced level learners of English as a second language (ESL), while little research examines the written performance of beginning language learners in non-ESL contexts. This exploratory study aims to address this gap, by examining the effect of pre-writing tasks on…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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