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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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Sülükçü, Yusuf – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The present study aimed to identify Turkish language sounds that Arabic native speakers experience pronunciation difficulties with when learning Turkish and make various suggestions on how to resolve this problem. Qualitative research method and observation technique were used in the study. The data were collected in 2016 and the second half of…
Descriptors: Turkish, Phonology, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning
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Taysi, Esra Karakus – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this study is to consider the Turkish learning situations of the 16 Arab-origin students learning Turkish at TÖMER subordinate to a state university in the Aegean region from the perspectives of both students and the teachers who teach them Turkish and investigate their language learning experiences from many perspectives. In order…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Arabs, Turkish, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Okten, Celile Eren; Griffin, Banu Ozer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This paper describes tasks based on real-life scenarios, which triggered reflective thinking, verbalization, and writing, leading to the creation of natural dialogues rather than artificial, dull monologues. One of the main aims of this approach is to engage students in a dynamic process of both learning about multicultural participants and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Action Research, Writing (Composition)
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Tekin, Inan; Parmaksiz, Ramazan Sükrü – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this research is to examine whether using feature films in video lessons has an effect on the development of listening skills of students or not. The research has been conducted at one of the state universities in Black Sea region of Turkey with 126 students. The students watched and listened to only the sentences taken from…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Case Studies, Listening Skills, State Universities
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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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Hubert, Michael D. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Approaches to foreign language (FL) instruction have changed a great deal in the past fifty years, the most fundamental change being the shift from a focus solely on language form to a focus on communicative competence (CC). Although most FL instructors now appear to focus on CC in the teaching of speaking, they do not necessarily apply CC to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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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