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Omari, Otmane; Moubtassime, Mohammed; Ridouani, Driss – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This study seeks to survey whether students are motivated to learn English or not and to evaluate the differences within and between three most known universities in Morocco, involving a private one, in terms of students' English learning motivation. Moreover, factors that make a student more motivated to learn English were investigated. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation
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Purba, Rodearta – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The objective of this study is to find out whether discussion starter story significantly improves the achievement on narrative text of the first grade students of Senior High School. This study was conducted by applying Classroom Action Research (CAR). The subject of this study is the first grade students of SMA Negeri 2 Pangururan in academic…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Juliana – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The study compared the use of the lexical glossing and inferencing strategies that impact toward the students' reading comprehension. The objective of the study was to find out the effective strategy to use for enhancing the students' reading comprehension. The population of the study was 40 Informatics Systems students of Potensi Utama…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Inferences
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Al Nasarat, Salman A. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This study was designed to examine difficulties in interpreting English phrasal verbs (PVs) that individual college student of English face during their academic career. Interpretation is an apparent obstacle that Jordanian English students encounter as they learn language systematically. The learners being investigated were divided into two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Verbs
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Altalhab, Sultan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This experimental study examines the role of oral and written repetition strategies in consolidating new vocabulary in the classroom context. The participants in this study were divided into three treatment groups: oral, written and oral+written. A pretest and three delayed post-tests given at one day, one week and six weeks intervals were…
Descriptors: Repetition, Oral Language, Written Language, Vocabulary Development
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Jalalian, Farzad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The inability of English language learners to recall English concepts is a major challenge faced by teachers. This paper aims to determine the effectiveness of video educational games with a linguistic approach in English language education of the 2nd grade high school students. This is an applied and quasi-experimental study conducted in 2016.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Sampling, Control Groups
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Roslina – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
As a non formal education students, PKBM (a Non-Formal Community Learning Center) Medaso Kolaka students tend to encounter some difficulties in reading such as low motivation, infrequent tutors (non-formal education teachers) coming, inappropriate teaching materials, etc. This research aimed to investigate the effects of picture story books on the…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Story Reading, Reading Comprehension
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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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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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Riahi, Zahra; Pourdana, Natasha – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study attempted to investigate the possible impacts of Individual Concept Mapping (ICM) and Collaborative Concept Mapping (CCM) strategies on Iranian EFL learners' reading comprehension. For this purpose, 90 pre-intermediate female language learners ranged between 12 to 17 years of age were selected to randomly assign into ICM, CCM and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Adolescents
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Ashiyan, Zahra; Salehi, Hadi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
During the recent technological years, language learning has been attempted to transform its path from the conventional methods to instrumental applications. Mobile phone provides people to reach and exchange information through chats (WhatsApp). It is a tool or mode that means the facilities are used for main purposes. The unique features of the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language)
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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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Skalicky, Stephen; Berger, Cynthia M.; Crossley, Scott A.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
A corpus of 313 freshman college essays was analyzed in order to better understand the forms and functions of humor in academic writing. Human ratings of humor and wordplay were statistically aggregated using Factor Analysis to provide an overall "Humor" component score for each essay in the corpus. In addition, the essays were also…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Academic Discourse, Humor, Writing (Composition)
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Sayadi, Fatemeh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study aimed at investigating the effect of virtual language learning method on Iranian intermediate EFL learners writing ability. The study was conducted with 20 English Translation students at Chabahar Maritime University who were assigned into two groups, control and experimental, after ensuring of their homogeneity by administering a TOEFL…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Moghaddam, Nahid Nemati; Mahmoudi, Asgar – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study investigated the effects of three types of pre-reading activities (movie-watching, vocabulary presentation, and pre-reading summarization) on the reading comprehension of 76 elementary-level EFL Iranian learners. The participants were randomly assigned to one control and three experimental conditions and then a pretest was given to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension
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