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Kung, Fan-Wei – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The past decade has witnessed a plethora of research in teaching second language reading, and how to teach with efficiency has gradually gained ground in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Even though empirical studies have revealed that there is a positive correlation between students' learning motivation and learning outcome for effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Bakla, Arif – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
It is often argued that current generations use digital technologies in different ways than older ones do. In response to the need for research on how younger generations use new technologies, this paper surveys identifiable patterns of technology use in EFL (English as a foreign language) and ESL (English as a second language) learners in daily…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Sundqvist, Pia – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
The purposes of this study are to examine the relation between playing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) games in the wild and L2 English vocabulary and to offer comparisons with non-gamers' vocabulary. Data were collected from two samples of teenage L2 English learners in Sweden, Sample A (N = 1,069) and Sample B (N = 16). Questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Zhonggen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
The last two decades have witnessed a large number of studies on the flipped classroom. Learning attitudes, interest and intrinsic motivation in mobile device-aided flipped English class (MFC) has, however, seldom been studied in comparison with the traditional video-aided flipped English class (VFC). Randomly selecting 375 participants and using…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Blended Learning, Student Attitudes
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Takahashi, Junko – Communication Education, 2019
This study explored participation patterns that East Asian students and non-East Asian students who were native English speakers exhibited a graduate-level American classroom. Through the analysis of video-recorded classroom interactions, class observations, and interviews with selected participants, the study found that the two groups'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Correa-Pérez, Roxanna; Sanhueza-Jara, María Gabriela – Online Submission, 2019
Autonomy in language learning is recognized as a basic skill language learners need to develop. This study describes the autonomous work activities university students carry out in a first-semester course of an English teaching program, and the amount of time they invest in each of these activities. Moreover, it describes the teachers' perspective…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bloemert, Jasmijn; Paran, Amos; Jansen, Ellen; van de Grift, Wim – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Understanding students' perspectives on the foreign language (FL) curriculum could be considered as a vital step in curriculum design and lesson planning. This study drew on data provided by a single open question survey to investigate the perspective of Dutch secondary school students (N = 635) from 15 different schools with regard to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Secondary School Students, Curriculum Design
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Bagheri, Mehdi; Hadian, Bahram; Vaez-Dalili, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study intended to examine the effectiveness of the Vaughan method for the development of EFL learners' speaking skill. The Vaughan method was compared with two other methods, namely the Audiolingual method and communicative language teaching with regard to the development of learners' speaking skill. In a quasi-experimental design,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Varaporn, Savika; Sitthitikul, Pragasit – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
This study investigated the effects of multimodal tasks on critical reading ability and perceptions of Thai university students. To compare effects on critical reading ability, students were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups and assessed with pre- and post-critical reading tests. Furthermore, reflective journals and…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Student Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Independent Study
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Chiravate, Boonjeera – English Language Teaching, 2019
Although a number of interlanguage studies on apologies have been conducted, there has been no study of apologies among Thai EFL learners that differentiates between learners with high and low levels of exposure to the target language. This study, differentiating between learners with high and low levels of exposure to the target language,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Interlanguage
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Li, Chen-Hong; Wu, Min-Hua; Lin, Wen-Ling – International Journal of Listening, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of prelistening activities, particularly interactive brainstorming advance organizers that used a "Think-Pair-Share" structure, on the listening comprehension performance of L2 junior high school students. The term advance organizer is defined as a teaching activity that helps build or…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Prior Learning, Brainstorming
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Huang, Qiang – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Blended learning has become a popular instruction mode at all levels of education and across different subject areas in recent years. Researchers believe that paradigm shift exists in different domains of blended learning ranging from pedagogy to teacher roles. The present research, thus, used A 27-item and five-likert questionnaire (the STRI) to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, College Students
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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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Chow, Lee-Tat; Yang, Peidong – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
In this article, the reviewers, Lee-Tat Chow and Peidong Yang compare and contrast "Desiring TESOL and international education," by Raqib Chowdhury and Phan Le-Ha, London, Multilingual Matters, 2014, 288 pp., £29.95 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-783-09147-8 with "Transnational education crossing 'Asia' and 'the West'," by Phan LeHa,…
Descriptors: International Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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