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Nagao, Akiko – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Since the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept has been adopted in various learning environments, visualizing its development in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is complicated. Thus, based on the CoP concept, this study investigates the changes in learners' degrees of participation and CoP elements in EFL writing/reading classes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Tanaka, Makiko; Sanchez, Edward – TESL-EJ, 2016
This study investigated perceptions of a class of 20 first-year Japanese college students on peer questioning in cooperative reading activities. After the instructor gave an hour of interactive explanations of the reading, in which students were encouraged to interact actively with the instructor in interpreting the reading material, students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning
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Kung, Fan-Wei – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context in Taiwan based on Vygotsky's (1978) socio-cultural framework. The historical context is provided after some delineations of the educational system in Taiwan with regard to its foreign language instruction policy and development. Based upon the proposed socio-cultural framework,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Golpour, Farhad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The essential function of critical thinking in education is obvious by many studies done in this field. The main purpose of this article is to find the relationship between critical thinking levels of Iranian EFL learners and their performance on different modes of writing. The sample of the study selected among those who studying English at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kasula, Alex – CATESOL Journal, 2015
This article looks at my reflection as a teacher during a master's degree practicum for a Second Language Studies Program. This particular practicum differs from the other common student teacher-training courses found in master's programs as it incorporated a teacher-training session on conducting action research (AR) in the classroom, a practice…
Descriptors: Action Research, Practicums, Student Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Jernigan, Justin – English Language Teaching, 2012
Swain's Output Hypothesis proposes a facilitative effect for output on the acquisition of second language morphosyntax. In the context of classroom instruction, a number of studies and reviews suggest that explicit instruction in pragmatic elements promotes development. Other studies have offered less conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Heffernan, Neil; Otoshi, Junko – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
This paper reports on a classroom-based inquiry using quantitative methods conducted with Japanese EFL students' writing practice using ETS's Criterion. The purpose of the study is to examine the actual effects of teachers' feedback on students' writing on Criterion. Twelve university students in Japan participated in this study, while completing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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Siegel, Joseph – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article describes an innovation in the teaching and learning of vocabulary in English as a Foreign Language classes. Whereas vocabulary coverage in classrooms and textbooks traditionally focuses on lists of target words in printed form, this article promotes the notion of "aural vocabulary" as an important part of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Safa, Mohammad Ahmadi; Beheshti, Shima – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Drawing on sociocultural theory, this study explored the impact of interactionist and interventionist approaches to group dynamic assessment (GDA) on Iranian intermediate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' listening comprehension development. To this end, 90 intermediate EFL learners were divided into two experimental and a control…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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Al-Amir, Bayan Al-Hashemi – English Language Teaching, 2017
In the literature of second language teaching and learning, the use of students' first language (L1) has been an issue of debate for many years. Despite the changing state of teaching and learning aspects over the years, the belief that L1 should not be used in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms has stood the test of time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Kitajima, Ryu – Applied Language Learning, 2018
The field of L2 pragmatics demonstrates the effect of instructional intervention on the development of L2 learners' pragmatic competence. Nevertheless, effective instruction requires knowledge of pragmatic performances of L2 learners in naturally occurring conversations, in comparison to those of the target community speakers. This study, using a…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Classroom Communication, Pragmatics
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Powers, Donald; Schedl, Mary; Papageorgiou, Spiros – Language Testing, 2017
The aim of this study was to develop, for the benefit of both test takers and test score users, enhanced "TOEFL ITP"® test score reports that go beyond the simple numerical scores that are currently reported. To do so, we applied traditional scale anchoring (proficiency scaling) to item difficulty data in order to develop performance…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Scores
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Ahangari, Saeideh; Sepehran, Hayedeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Intertextuality is the relation of each text with the texts surrounding it. Any word or phrase we are writing or saying has relationship with what we have heard or seen before. This shared language makes others understand us. On the other hand, critical thinking is the ability to think reasonably, reflectively and skillfully. Since it is believed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Critical Literacy
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Hamra, Arifuddin; Syatriana, Eny – English Language Teaching, 2012
This study designed a model of teaching reading for university EFL students based on the English curriculum at the Faculty of Languages and Literature and the concept of the team-based learning in order to improve the reading comprehension of the students. What kind of teaching model can help students to improve their reading comprehension? The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Aghajanloo, Khadijeh; Mobini, Fariba; Khosravi, Robab – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Written Corrective Feedback (WCF) is a controversial topic among theorists and researchers in L2 studies. Ellis, Sheen, Murakami, and Takashima (2008) identify two dominant dichotomies in this regard, that is focused vs. unfocused WCF and direct vs. indirect WCF. This study considered both dichotomies in a matrix format, resulted in the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Achievement, Error Correction, English (Second Language)
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