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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2019
This report explores the benefits of having guest speakers, who also teach academic writing to undergraduate students, discuss the writing journey they take when they write. The purpose of the exercise was to continue to explore ways to enrich students' experiences in the writing classroom. When students were asked for their thoughts on whether…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, Story Telling, Team Teaching
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Bachelor, Jeremy W.; Barros García, María Jesús – Online Submission, 2019
The present study sought to evaluate the pragmatic competence of heritage learners of Spanish in regard to compliment sequences and the impact that pragmatic lessons would have on these students. To this end, pre and post tests to assess pragmatic recognition in regard to Spanish compliments were designed by the researchers and completed by the…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro – Online Submission, 2019
The following work consists of a comparative research of two of the most outstanding immersion programs for foreign languages (Russian/English) that Dominican college students have ever undergone. The first one, happened decades ago in the cold distant Union of Soviet Socialist Republic where thousands of our students were sent as scholarship's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Russian
Arsyad, Safnil; Purwo, Bambang Kaswanti; Sukamto, Katharina Endriati; Adnan, Zifirdaus – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the possible factors inhibiting the university lecturers or professors in Indonesia from publishing their research results in reputable international journals in English. The research used a mixed (quantitative and qualitative) method, employing a national survey and indepth interviews with selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Writing for Publication
Champlin, Matthew C. – Online Submission, 2019
This IPP combines a literature review and a materials development project. The literature review outlines and supports the approach taken throughout the curriculum and the materials that were developed. First, it lays out the nature of Turkish universities' ELPPs [English Language Preparatory Programs]; then, it deals with the basic philosophy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Curriculum
Tejada Reyes, Venecia – Online Submission, 2019
The teaching and learning of a foreign language is a complex process; since there has been a change in the pedagogy of the foreign language from a specific foreign language method to the measurement of linguistic performance and competence. In all areas of learning, motivation is essential to succeed. The aim of this study is to analyze the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Modern Languages, College Students
Alrezqi, Wafa'a Mueed; Althaqafi, Abeer Sultan – Online Submission, 2019
The present study focuses on feedback-based writing conferences (FBWCs) that involve feedback sessions with the teacher in a more dialogic and collaborative atmosphere to respond to students' writing. The rationale behind eliciting students' views and preferences regarding one-on-one and group FBWCs stems from the importance of fostering effective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Conferences (Gatherings), Student Attitudes
AlTarawneh, Mohammad Qasim; AlMithqal, Eyad Ahmad – Online Submission, 2019
This study aimed at investigating the perceptions of using first language (Arabic) in the ESP classroom from the viewpoints of both students and teachers of the Preparatory Year Department at an applied medical college in Saudi Arabia. It also intended to find out if there were significant differences in perceptions according to variables like…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English for Special Purposes, Medical Students
Girgin, Ufuk – Online Submission, 2019
The current study aims to explore the perceptions of 55 Turkish EFL student teachers towards using corpus-based materials in English phrasal-prepositional verb learning. It also explores gender-based differences and similarities towards using such materials in the learning of English phrasal-prepositional verbs. To do so, the study adopted a mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Alieto, Ericson Olario – Online Submission, 2019
This descriptive-quantitative-correlational investigation involving a total of 1080 pre-service teachers primarily aimed to determine the cognition of the would-be teachers towards the mother tongue. In addition, it intended to also identify the willingness of the respondents to teach using the mother tongue and to teach the mother tongue as a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Schemata (Cognition), Native Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
Torres, Joel Mayo; Alieto, Ericson Olario – Online Submission, 2019
Using the Grammatical and Lexical Acceptability Questionnaire (GLAQ), the study aims to contextualize the extent of acceptance of PhE grammatical and lexical items among 400 pre-service basic education teachers in state universities in Luzon and Mindanao. It further determined the difference on the participants' extent of acceptability when…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Gordon, Rita S. – Online Submission, 2019
The dynamics of higher education funding present unique challenges and opportunities for administrators. One method university administrators employ to contain expenses and provide additional revenue is privatization of academic and non-academic services. The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the specific factors considered in…
Descriptors: Universities, Ancillary School Services, Privatization, Books
Sousa Filho, Raimundo Nonato; Zaccaron, Rafael; Silveira, Rosane; Dall'Igna, Carlla – Online Submission, 2019
This article aims to analyze whether formal instruction influences Brazilian speakers' perception of the English high back vowels contrast. There have been a few L2 pieces of research that focused on the instruction of specific vowel contrasts. Previous studies indicate that a single L1 category seems to be a source of difficulty to L2 vowel…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
Simanjuntak, Faido – Online Submission, 2019
This study is a descriptive-qualitative study with an embedded-case study research design. The purpose of the study is to describe the quality of the translation on the accuracy in content, acceptability, and readability of translated text of English Idioms Errors Made by Jordanian EFL, Undergraduate Students abstract. The data of the research is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Translation
DerKhachadourian, Liza – Online Submission, 2019
Many university undergraduates consider writing assignments an overwhelming requirement. Traditional instructions rarely provide students with clear directions of how to use the Internet to search for authentic material and complete a task. The aim of this study was to scaffold the competence of EFL university students in writing an informative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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