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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Yousefi, Mohammad Hosssein – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
This paper addresses Iranian English as Foreign Language teachers and learners' perceptions of explicit grammar instruction and corrective feedback and the effect of language background on learners' perceptions of explicit grammar teaching. The research background indicates that explicit instruction and corrective feedback can play a significant…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Grammar, Student Attitudes
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Liu, Chunhong; Yu, Chengyuan – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
To meet the increasing needs for translators and interpreters, Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) program was launched in Chinese universities. Discussion on how to cultivate MTI students who are supposed to be excellent users of foreign language except their mother tongue attracts many Chinese researchers, while little is done from the…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Masters Programs
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Niazifar, Alireza; Shakibaei, Goodarz – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
This study investigated the effects of different text difficulty levels on Iranian EFL learners' foreign language reading motivation and reading comprehension. To fulfil this objective, 40 Iranian participants were selected among 50 students based on the results of Interchange Placement Test (Richards et al, Placement and Evaluation Package…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Student Placement, Language Tests
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Khany, Reza; Aliakbari, Mohammad; Mohammadi, Saeedeh – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The knowledge of diverse rhetorical relations is a remarkable component of competence in research article (RA) writing for learners' successful handling of scholarly writing tasks in English for academic purposes (EAP) programs. This study aimed to present a model of Rhetorical Markers (RMs) competence in writing EAP RAs. In so doing, a…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, English for Academic Purposes, Research Reports, Documentation
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Dehkordi, Elham Saberi; Shafiee, Sajad – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The present study aimed to investigate the comparative impacts of input-based and output-based activities on vocabulary knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To fulfil this objective, 54 intermediate EFL students out of 70 from a private language institute were chosen through administering the Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The selected…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Alemi, Minoo; Bahramipour, Shirin – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The present case study investigated the probable effect of applying a humanoid robot as a teacher-assistant for learning and retention of English vocabulary among 10 Iranian foreign language learners with intellectual disabilities, more specifically Down syndrome. This method is a new trend in using technology to teach classes called Robot…
Descriptors: Robotics, English (Second Language), Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome
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Yasuda, Toshinori – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
One of the major issues in L2 learning and cognitive styles is the ambiguity of these concepts. A solution to this issue should involve the following two aspects. First, studies of factorial validity should be conducted with empirical data, and with an appropriate analysis using a theoretically well-developed scale. Second, such studies should…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Nagao, Akiko – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
This research investigates the changes in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' psychological attributes in relation to awareness of the lexicogrammatical features and generic structures of a discussion genre essay. This was achieved by implementing a genre-based approach to text-based writing lessons during a 15-week course. The following…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literary Genres
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Hirotani, Maki; Fujii, Kiyomi – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
Telecollaboration has been considered to have great potential for the development of L2 learners' intercultural communicative competence (ICC), so an examination of what benefits L2 learners receive through telecollaboration is necessary. Also, L2 learners' use of culturally specific expressions, such as proverbs, has not been adequately…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Proverbs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rafatbakhsh, Elaheh; Ahmadi, Alireza – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The traditional approach to presenting idioms relies mainly on teachers' or materials writers' judgement, one-by-one and quite incidentally; and the existing teaching materials and references for idioms are mostly intuition-based. However, a more recent approach to better teaching and learning idioms is to present them under categories of their…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Figurative Language, North American English, Teaching Methods