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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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Demir, Yusuf – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This meta-summary set out to provide an overarching comprehension of the metaphorical conceptualizations with regard to Turkish EFL teachers' roles. Following the searches in a large number of international and national databases, and the setting of specific criteria for inclusion, eight research papers remained for investigation. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sultana, Zakeya – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Feeling of anxiety is exceedingly experienced by the English language learners throughout the world. Though the impact of anxiety on learning and performing in English has been widely studied in United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and many other countries; this present study, in contrast, tries to find out the reasons of anxiety in learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Anxiety
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Nabhan, Salim; Hidayat, Rahmad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This study attempts to investigate the literacy practices of EFL teaching and learning in higher education level from multiliteracies and multimodal perspective. Mixed methods were used: questionaires to the students, interviews with both teachers and students, focus group discussion with students, observation, and documents. The study was focused…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Multiple Literacies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sabet, Masood Khalili; Babaei, Hamid Reza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The challenge for many teachers teaching in academic English programs is, on the one hand, to actualize the objectives of their course and on the other hand, prepare their students for the important international tests such as IELTS and TOEFL. The current study seeks to reconcile this challenge by drawing on the relationship between the IELTS…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Salam, S. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The purpose of this research was to describe the need of development of "Reading Comprehension" teaching materials to students and lecturers of Indonesian Language and Literature Education Department, Gorontalo. This research is included in the research and development to develop educational products in the form of teaching materials.…
Descriptors: Indonesian, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Materials
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Alsamadani, Hashem Ahmed – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Needs analysis can be a vital asset for teachers of English for specific purposes (ESP) to identify their learners' key requirements or needs and determine the areas in which they are lacking skills. Against this background, this study was undertaken during the academic year 2015-16 to define the English language needs of engineering students…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English for Special Purposes, Engineering Education, Second Language Learning
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Balabakgil, Burcin; Mede, Enisa – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
The purpose of this research study is to find out and compare the use of L1 as a teaching strategy by native and nonnative instructors in elementary level EFL classrooms at a preparatory program of a foundation (non-profit, private) university in Istanbul, Turkey. Specifically, the study aims to investigate the perceptions of native and non-native…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hakim, Badia Muntazir – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study reports on the use of teacher evaluation and appraisal process as a tool for professional development. A group of 30 teachers from seven different nationalities with diverse qualifications and teaching experiences participated in this case study at the English Language Institute (ELI) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Case Studies
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Zhafarghandi, Amir Mahdavi; Barekat, Behzad; Homaei, Sepideh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This study intends to deal with attitudes of teachers and learners toward authentic listening materials at pre-intermediate level. Studies have indicated the positive effect of authentic listening materials on motivation and listening comprehension ability in learners of English as a foreign language (Nuttall, 1996; Peacock, 1997; Miller, 2005;…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Zohrabi, Mohammad; Shah, Parilah M.; Yunus, Melor M. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
English for General Purposes (EGP) is a foundation course which should be taken by all the undergraduate students at the University of Tabriz, Iran. However, the EGP course cannot meet the students' objectives and needs. Evidently, it has some shortcoming and the results of the study indicate that it not only has lost its credibility but also has…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ali, Holi Ibrahim Holi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
This study is set to investigate students' and teachers' perceptions and assumptions about newly implemented CALL Programme at the School of Foundation Studies, Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman. Two versions of questionnaire were administered to 24 teachers and 90 students to collect their beliefs and assumption about CALL programame. The…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Choubey, Asha – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2011
Feelings of anxiety, apprehension and nervousness are commonly expressed by second/foreign language learners in learning to speak a second/foreign language. These feelings are considered to exert a potentially negative and detrimental effect on communication in the target language. I shall dwell on my own experience as a practitioner of ELT, and…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)