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Shiri, Saeed – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study was conducted in order to inspect the impact of podcasts as learning and teaching tools on Iranian EFL learners' motivation for listening as well as on their listening comprehension ability. It also investigated the learners' perception towards podcasts. 34 intermediate learners who were homogeneous in terms of listening ability were…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Motivation Techniques, English (Second Language), Multimedia Materials
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Ramezani, Afsaneh Effatdokht; Dehgahi, Meysam; Hashemi, Hanie – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study explored the learning style preferences of 40 Iranian students at Marefat Iranian high school in Kuala Lumpur of which, 20 are females and 20 are males. To this end, this study used structured interview to elicit in-depth information from the students. The results of the study showed that learning style preferences of Iranian students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Cognitive Style, Structured Interviews
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Ahmed, Mumtaz; Aftab, Maria; Yaqoob, Humaira – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The main purpose of this descriptive research is to explore the fact that why students are less motivated towards English language learning at undergraduate level. It also throws light upon the very facts of motivation with regard to the factors like student-teacher relationship, class room environment, self esteem or self respect, and willingness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Salehi, Hadi; Ebrahimi, Marziyeh; Sattar, Susan; Shojaee, Mohammad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The present study was conducted at Parsayan Language Institute in Isfahan, Iran. The students in pre-intermediate and intermediate classes were examined to investigate the relationship between degrees of learner autonomy, use of strategies for coping with speaking problems and the learners' success in their speaking classes. To determine the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Personal Autonomy
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Al Khotaba, Eissa; Al Magarbeh, Bassam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The goal of this study is to investigate the influence of words categories on translating postgraduate students abstracts doing their M.A in Evaluation and Measurement at Mutah university in Jordan for the academic year 2014/2015. This qualitative and quantitative study includes 15 postgraduate students' abstracts in the field of Evaluation…
Descriptors: Translation, Graduate Students, Universities, Documentation
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Yue, Sun; Ying, Wang; Jingxia, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Facing the current situation that Chinese students are poor in English productive ability, the mode of only English-medium teaching is put forward to completely improve students' English abilities and comprehensive competence by creating second language acquisition atmosphere. Since few studies have been conducted on students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Saleh, Amira A.; Elyas, Tariq – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The paper's aim is to propose a design for a syllabus for the new Muslims who have recently converted to Islam. The syllabus is multifaceted, addressing the basic linguistic, stylistic, and lexical features of 3 Surahs (chapters) in the holy book in addition to highlighting the most basic information a new Muslim has to know about the sacred book.…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Semitic Languages, Muslims, Practicums
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Radovan, Marko; Makovec, Danijela – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this research, we have examined the characteristics of university students' motivation and its connection with perceptions of the learning environment. Higher education teachers often find it challenging to decide how to organize their lectures and what instructional strategy they should use to be most effective. Therefore, we endeavoured to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Šorgo, Andrej; Vavdi, Marija; Cigler, Urška; Kralj, Marko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study was to reveal data about cheating behaviours in Slovenian upper secondary schools, to raise awareness and to lower tolerance for such behaviour. To acquire information about demographics, cheating behaviour, and opinions on such behaviour, we compiled a questionnaire that targeted a university population of first-year…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, High School Students
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Boric, Ivana Jedud; Mirosavljevic, Anja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this paper, the authors deal with the education of girls in a Croatian correctional institution as a risk factor for social exclusion based on the data obtained via semi-structured interviews with experts and the girls and via the documentation analysis method. In this regard, the paper deals with two perspectives, i.e. the girls' and experts',…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Qadermazi, Zohre – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This study examines the role of the use of the L1 in EFL classes from the perspective of EFL learners. The triangulated data were collected using class observations, focus group semi-structured interviews and the learners' written reports of their perceptions and attitudes in a purpose-designed questionnaire. The participants consisted of sixty…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zupancic, Tomaž; Köster, Annely; Torres de Eça, Teresa – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The article presents the attitude of grammar school students towards the art curriculum. It first provides an overview of the characteristics of contemporary art education, with an emphasis on the postmodern art curriculum and on linking course content with students' interests. The study is based on the descriptive and causal non-experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Price, C. Aaron; Gean, Katherine; Barnes, Heather – Journal of Museum Education, 2015
"Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition" is a traveling exhibit based on the popular television show. When housed at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, it included a traditional, interactive free flow exhibition space followed by a live facilitated show. This paper describes results from an experimental study about the effects…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Misconceptions, Theater Arts
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Chevalier, Juline A. – Journal of Museum Education, 2015
In a two-year study, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University education staff found that students who participated in a museum-school collaboration became more proficient in several Common Core State Standard skills than a control group. The program, Words & Pictures, directly ties to the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and is…
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, School Community Programs, Common Core State Standards
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Emilia, Emi; Hamied, Fuad Abdul – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2015
This article reports on the results of a study aiming to investigate whether systemic functional linguistic genre pedagogy (SFL GP) can help students develop their writing ability in English and the students' opinions about the teaching program using SFL GP. The study was conducted in one semester with 19 student teachers taking a writing course…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, English (Second Language)
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