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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
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
Khaleel Mohammad Abdul-Ghafa, Abdul-Qader; Alrefaee, Yasser – Online Submission, 2019
This study investigated the relationship between language learning strategies and achievement among Yemeni EFL university students. It also identified the differences between high and low achievers in using language learning strategies. Seventy students were randomly selected from the fourth level on the basis of their university scores as high…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Irgatoglu, Aydan – Online Submission, 2018
This paper reports an action research study which aimed to avoid the use of mother tongue in reading comprehension activities. To this end, an action research study was designed and conducted with 30 elementary level students studying at the Preparatory school of Baskent University. The study was conducted in the first term of 2016-2017 academic…
Descriptors: Native Language, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Çelikkol, Ömer; Mertol, Hüseyin; Gazeloglu, Cengiz – Online Submission, 2018
Effective communication skills take an important place in terms of the professional and personal qualifications of the teacher. This is because the learning process, in the most general sense, is a communication process itself. In this process, the competence and success of the teacher play the crucial role for a meaningful message exchange. One…
Descriptors: College Students, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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García Laborda, Jesús; Litzler, Mary Frances – Online Submission, 2017
This action research based case study addresses the situation of a first year class of Business English students at Universidad de Alcalá and their attitudes towards using Web 2.0 tools and social media for language learning. During the semester, the students were asked to collaborate in the creation and use of some tools such as blogs, video…
Descriptors: Business English, Business Communication, Case Studies, Second Language Learning
Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül – Online Submission, 2017
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Gurbanov, Elmir – Online Submission, 2016
The goal of the article is to find out the challenges of grading in student self and peer-assessment from teachers' and students' perspectives and to suggest ways to cope with them. Peer and self-assessment have accumulated a great significance in the last few decades related to vast application of the cognitive approach and the attempts of making…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
Yagcioglu, Ozlem – Online Submission, 2016
There are many materials, books and resources for the self-studies which can be useful in the ESL and in the EFL classrooms. Choosing the ones which can make learners more creative and happier will help our students to develop their language skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening. This paper deals with the methods and approaches to…
Descriptors: Creativity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Independent Study
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Karakas, Ali; Uysal, Hüseyin; Bilgin, Selçuk; Bulut, Talat – Online Submission, 2016
The question of what makes a good teacher of English has aroused researchers' interest for many years, and the existing studies comparing NESTs (native English-speaking teachers) and NNESTs (non-native English-speaking teachers) have focused mostly on students' perceptions of these teachers. The current study aims to explore in the first phase if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra – Online Submission, 2016
This empirical research explores a role that the quality of teaching and students' competence play in shaping students' views about the upward mobility opportunities in their higher education institutions. It is often understood that the principal role of higher education is to promote merit-based mobility amongst students, as well as espouse the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Competence, Teacher Effectiveness
Eser, Oktay – Online Submission, 2015
Translation as a business is a service. The concept of translation competence is a term covering the various skills and knowledge that a translator needs to have in order to translate functionally. The term which is often studied as a multi-componential concept in literature may not cover the necessary skills if it is taken from an organizational…
Descriptors: Models, Translation, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency
Akman, Özkan; Güven, Cemal – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this research is to develop a scale for analyzing the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy perceptions of the social sciences teachers and teacher candidates. During the development process, an item pool has been generated by evaluating the studies made in the literature. Also, after opinions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Kanyaprasith, Kamonwan; Finley, Fred N.; Phonphok, Nason – Online Submission, 2015
This study evaluates a cross-cultural experience in science and mathematics teaching in Thailand--an internship program. In this study, qualitative data sources including semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, and pre-post questionnaire were collected from five groups of participants, which were: (a) administrators; (b) Thai…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Karakas, Ali – Online Submission, 2015
Based on the empirical data of my PhD research, this paper analyses the perceptions of 351 undergraduate students enrolled at English-medium universities towards English in terms of the language ideology framework. The students were purposively sampled from three programs at three Turkish universities. The data were drawn from student opinion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Student Surveys