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Zimmermann, Judith; von Davier, Alina A.; Buhmann, Joachim M.; Heinimann, Hans R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Graduate admission has become a critical process in tertiary education, whereby selecting valid admissions instruments is key. This study assessed the validity of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores for admission to Master's programmes at a technical university in Europe. We investigated the indicative value of GRE scores for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Language Tests
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Cabrera, Paola; Castillo, Luz; González, Paúl; Quiñónez, Ana; Ochoa, César – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study examined the use of "Pixton" for enhancing grammar and vocabulary teaching in a public high school in the South region of Ecuador. In this intervention, 163 junior high school learners and 14 pre-service English teachers participated during a period of 4 months. The data for this study was obtained by gathering information…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Ayçiçek, Burak; Yanpar Yelken, Tugba – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
In the current study, the aim is to determine the effect of flipped classroom model on students' classroom engagement in teaching English. This research was conducted within the English course for four weeks period in the Spring term in 2016-2017 school year in a secondary school in the city of Hatay. In the study, pretest/post-test…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Shang, Hui-Fang; Chen, Yen-Yu – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
With the rapid growth of technology, many language acquisition approaches have been added to computer-assisted language learning applications. Thus, this study investigated the impact of online autonomous learning on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' reading ability. Sixty-five students from two reading classes at One University in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Alfawzan, Mateb – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Interest in the effect of positive and negative emotions in foreign language acquisition has soared recently because of the positive psychology movement (Dewaele & MacIntyre, 2014, 2016; MacIntyre, Gregersen & Mercer, 2016). No work so far has been carried out on the differential effect of positive and negative emotions on foreign language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Anxiety, English Language Learners
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Qian, Manman; Chukharev-Hudilainen, Evgeny; Levis, John – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
Many types of L2 phonological perception are often difficult to acquire without instruction. These difficulties with perception may also be related to intelligibility in production. Instruction on perception contrasts is more likely to be successful with the use of phonetically variable input made available through computer-assisted pronunciation…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phonology, Auditory Perception, Second Language Instruction
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Chau, Kien Tsong; Samsudin, Zarina; Yahaya, Wan Ahmad Jaafar Wan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Insignificant consideration in multimedia research has been given to the features that are associated with cognitive functioning in general, and working memory (WM) in particular for preschoolers. As correlational research works discovered a close association between WM and learning achievement, multimedia research works that are tapping into…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Short Term Memory, Preschool Education, Cognitive Processes
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Husnu, Muhammad – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study aimed at examining the effectiveness of demonstration technique to improve vocabulary and grammar element in teaching speaking at EFL learners. This research applied true-experimental design. The respondents of the study were 32 students (class IIA) as experimental group and 32 students (class IIB) as control group from the second…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lai Yuanxing; Aksornjarung, Prachamon – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study examined EFL learners' attitudes and motivation towards learning English through content-based instruction (CBI) at a university in Thailand. Seventy-one (71) university students, the majority sophomores, answered a 6-point Likert scale questionnaire on attitudes and motivation together with six open-ended questions regarding learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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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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Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn D.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Saenz, Laura; Resendez, Nora; Kwok, Oiman; Zhu, Leina; Davis, Heather – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study compared the effects of content-based shared book-reading instruction versus an explicit vocabulary-only condition on the vocabulary development of preschool dual language learners (DLLs). Using shared book reading as the mode of instruction, we randomly assigned 48 bilingual preschool teachers and 281…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Bilingual Teachers
Garrett, Terry; Randall, Katie Weaver – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
Washington state's Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP) has existed since the passage of Senate Bill 2149 in 1979, and TBIP is codified in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.180. The bill, called "The Transitional Bilingual Instruction Act," recognized that "classes which are taught in English are inadequate to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Bilingual Education Programs
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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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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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