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Salimi, Esmaeel Ali; Mirian, Elham Sadat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mix-method research attempts at extending our knowledge about the impact of L1 glossing (Persian) for abstract words on reading comprehension in English. It also examines learners' attitudes towards abstract glossed words while engaged in reading. Sixty students in Iranian language institutes were recruited to participate in the quantitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Alotumi, Mohialdeen – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article is an action research of quasi-experimental nature. It aims at investigating the effect of CALL-based instruction on Yemeni students' score attainment on the TOEFL iBT. The sample of study consisted of 30 adult students randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Data was collected within an 8-week period via a…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Dimitroff, Andrea; Dimitroff, Ashley; Alhashimi, Rebekah – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2018
Student motivation is a multifaceted topic that English Language Teachers continually discuss and investigate. Differences of the learning environment and whether the student is in the ESL or EFL context are of special interest in the present paper. This paper presents the findings of a survey related to the topic of motivation that was given to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alikhani, Mohsen; Bagheridoust, Esmaeil – English Language Teaching, 2017
The study investigated how group-dynamics instruction techniques of adaptable nature can be to the benefit of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners so as to develop and improve their willingness-to-communicate and speaking-ability in the long run. After analyzing the data via ANCOVA and EFA, the researcher selected 108 young Iranian male…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Dynamics, Student Attitudes
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Yashima, Tomoko; Nishida, Rieko; Mizumoto, Atsushi – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This study investigates 3 unexplored issues regarding Second Language (L2) Motivational Self System theory. It further validates the theory using multiple structural equation modeling (SEM) along with a procedure comparing the strength of corresponding paths. Japanese university freshmen (N = 2,631) responded to a questionnaire and took the…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Payant, Caroline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Due to the growing number of plurilingual learners in the world today (Hammarberg, 2010), the present multiple case study examines four plurilingual participants' beliefs toward first language (L1) and second language (L2) mediation in the acquisition of French as a third language (L3). During a 16-week classroom-based study in a French university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Dashtestani, Reza – Teaching English with Technology, 2015
Interest in Web-based and computer-assisted language testing is growing in the field of English for academic purposes (EAP). In this study, four groups of undergraduate EAP students (n = 120), each group consisted of 30 students, were randomly selected from four different disciplines, i.e. biology, political sciences, psychology, and law. The four…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Vocabulary
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Erfani, Shiva Seyed – English Language Teaching, 2012
One consequence of test use in the English-language teaching community is the negative washback of tests on teaching and learning. Test preparation courses are often seen as part of the more general issue of washback. IELTS and TOEFL iBT tests, focusing on communicative competence, are anticipated to have positive washback effect on how English is…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Testing Problems
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Al-Homoud, Faisal; Schmitt, Norbert – Language Teaching Research, 2009
Many studies have shown that reading can have a beneficial effect on second language learning, but relatively few of these have focused on extensive reading in classroom environments over a period of time. This study compares an extensive reading class against a more traditional class involving intensive reading and vocabulary exercises. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Yashima, Tomoko; Zenuk-Nishide, Lori – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2008
This study analyses the effects of learning contexts on proficiency development as well as attitudinal and behavioral changes. At a Japanese high school where content-based L2 instruction in global studies is a feature of education, TOEFL scores, international posture, L2 WTC, and frequency of communication in L2 were assessed in the participants'…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Study Abroad, Mentors, Language Proficiency
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Wall, Dianne; Horák, Tania – ETS Research Report Series, 2006
The purpose of this report is to present the findings of the first phase in a longitudinal study of the impact of changes in the TOEFL® test on teaching and learning in test preparation classrooms. Observations were carried out and interviews conducted with teachers, students, and directors of studies at 10 institutions in six countries in Central…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning