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Chen, Xiaokan; Li, Hongmei; Gui, Min – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Foreign language reading serves as the fundamental channel for foreign language acquisition and for information gathering. However, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners are generally slow in their reading rates. A number of approaches have been proposed to improve reading rates of EFL learners, underpinned by learning theories. From an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Syntax
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Yuqian, Yang – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
In the western areas of China, bilingual teaching is in the beginning phrase, and hasn't reached the desirable outcomes. In order to know the development phase of bilingual teaching in less-developed areas of China, this paper chose students and teachers from two universities which respectively located in two provinces of the western areas of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Dilekli, Yalçin; Tezci, Erdogan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Teaching thinking skills is core of the curriculum in many cultures. Although curricula have mutual points, the results were different from each other. Having different results of teaching thinking curriculums applied in different countries indicates importance of personal differences of teachers. Defining level of teacher's self-efficacy makes a…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis
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Karakus, Memet; Türkkan, Buket Turhan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study aims at investigating the needs related to the attainments, content, processes of teaching-learning and measurement-evaluation aspect of Measurement and Evaluation course. This research was designed as a case study which is one of the qualitative research designs. The most common problem in Measurement and Evaluation courses was found…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Needs Assessment, Qualitative Research, Measurement
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Sevy-Biloon, Julia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
English language students at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion (UNAE) in Ecuador tend to have various learning styles and have a hard time being motivated to not only learn, but also remember the correct form of English language being taught in the classroom. It is mandatory for these students to learn English; therefore many do not have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Wu, Hsiao-ping; Guerra, Myriam Jimena – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Pre-service teacher preparation in the United States is becoming progressively more challenging with respect to the demands on teachers. This study examined the impact of tutoring approach on pre-service teachers? skills to work with English language learners through a qualitative research design. Content analysis was used at the thematic level on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Tutoring, English Language Learners
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Lin, Lu-Fang – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study investigated whether an English reading course integrated with the problem-based learning approach could foster foreign language learners' reading comprehension ability, strategy use, and their active learning attitudes. The pedagogy was featured with the small group scaffolding. Two intact English classes in a Taiwanese university were…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Pretests Posttests
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Özdemir, Esin; Arslan, Ali – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study aims to determine the effect of self-regulated jigsaw IV upon university students' learning a new grammar structure within EFL learning process and also their attitudes towards the English course. The research was carried out with 40 students studying in two different prep classes at Bulent Ecevit University Foreign Languages College in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Grammar, Text Structure
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Basal, Ahmet; Gülözer, Kaine; Demir, Ibrahim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The study aims to discover whether audio or video modality in a listening test is more beneficial to test takers. In this study, the posttest-only control group design was utilized and quantitative data were collected in order to measure participant performances concerning two types of modality (audio or video) in a listening test. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Audio Equipment
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Al Darwish, Salwa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This qualitative study aims at detecting areas that requires to be developed in the EFL reading program in elementary stages in Kuwaiti public schools by using children's literature. It also examines the reading program in the public elementary curriculum. The participants were six English language major students from the College of Basic…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, English (Second Language)
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Chou, I-Chia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
For students in a perspective English teacher program, enhancing language proficiency and teaching knowledge is essential so that they can participate in the teaching community. This study investigated the acquisition of an unfamiliar discursive practice by four undergraduate students in a perspective EFL teacher training program. The practice is…
Descriptors: Context Effect, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Kareva, Veronika; Echevarria, Jana – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
In this paper we present a comprehensive model of instruction for providing consistent, high quality teaching to L2 students. This model, the SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol), provides an explicit framework for organizing instructional practices to optimize the effectiveness of teaching second and foreign language learners.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction