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Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Zare-Behtash, Esmail – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
English language is an important international language and a considerable part of time and expenses is devoted to learning it. Since many academicians and common people invest a lot of time on learning it, an increase in learning speed is certainly an urgent need. The current study tried to empirically examine the influence of an affective factor…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Farangi, Mohamad Reza; Kheradmand Saadi, Zahra – Cogent Education, 2017
Not only is listening considered as an active skill nowadays, but also different approaches are suggested to incorporate it effectively into language classrooms. Our purpose, here, is to compare two approaches claiming to be effective in enhancing EFL learners' listening capabilities including schema theory and dynamic assessment. Through a…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Learning Theories, Listening Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein; Zardkanloo, Reza; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The effect of using tests in test preparation courses has been subject to debate. While some scholars such as Yang and Badger (2015) believe it is a cause of positive washback effect, others argue that this issue is tentative and context-bound (Green, 2007). Therefore, this study investigated the effect of using Mock tests in International English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Scores
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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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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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Rezaabadi, Omid Talebi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study investigated the relationships between the social anxiety, social class and listening-test anxiety of students learning English as a foreign language. The aims of the study were to examine the relationship between listening-test anxiety and listening-test performance. The data were collected using an adapted Foreign Language Listening…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Class, Teaching Methods, Test Anxiety
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Robson, Graham G. – International Education Studies, 2015
Theories of second language acquisition such as the Interaction Hypothesis (Long, 1996) and Pushed Output Hypothesis (Swain, 1995) emphasize that learners must actually communicate in order to bring about the conditions for language acquisition. Learners who are more willing to communicate may create more opportunities for interaction, and thereby…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Linguistic Theory, Foreign Countries
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Alipanahi, Fatemeh; Mahmoodi, Ra'na – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This study explores the differential effect of two types of corrective feedback strategies--explicit and implicit--on the acquisition and retention of correct past form of irregular verbs by Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Sixty out of 80 pre-intermediate EFL learners were selected as the participants, based on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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
Ghaemi, Farid; Daftarifard, Parisa; Shirkhani, Servat – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2011
Reading comprehension has won much effort on the part of teachers, testers, and researchers in Iran due to the fact that the immediate need of Iranian students at different university levels is the ability to read in order to get new information on the topic they are studying. The question raised is how much reading practice can move learners…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fox, Janna – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2005
This study examines the academic performance of second language (L2) applicants who are admitted to a university on the basis of the number of years completed in English-medium secondary school. Such language-residency requirements are underexamined in the research literature. Results from the first 2 years of a 4-year longitudinal study indicate…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Residence Requirements, At Risk Students, Supplementary Education