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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
Turhan, Burcu; Okan, Zuhal – Online Submission, 2017
Advertising is a prominent discourse type which is inevitably linked to a range of disciplines. This study examines the language of a non-product advertisement, not isolating it from its interaction with other texts that surrounds it. It is based on Norman Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) framework in which there are three levels of…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vega-Carrero, Sandra; Alejandro-Pulido, Manuel; Ruiz, Nancy Esther – Online Submission, 2017
This article presents the results of a research study conducted with college students at a University in Colombia that offers an online program of English as a Foreign Language. The goal of this study was to understand the students' perceptions. It mainly responded to the following research questions: Why do these students participate in an EFL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Türkel, Ali; Özdemir, Eylem Ezgi; Akbulut, Serdar – Online Submission, 2017
In this study, a reading culture scale was developed that can be used in determining the reading cultures of teacher candidates who study in education faculties. When looking at the literature, the attitudes about reading, habit, perception, self-efficacy and so on. It was seen that there were scales measuring the concepts but not a scale that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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)
Yurdabakan, Irfan – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this study is to analyze the opinions of prospective teachers' opinions on peer assessment. The research was conducted in Buca Education Faculty Primary School Mathematics Department, third grade course "Measurement and Evaluation in Education". There were in 46 participants in the study (m = 20, f = 26). The study lasted for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Qualitative Research
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
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