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Wright, Natalia – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
Although various attempts to confront non-native teachers of English (NNESTs) marginalisation in the language teaching profession have taken place over the past few years, the English language teaching (ELT) domain clearly demonstrates quite the opposite; remaining structured and articulated by boundaries that are shaped by language ideologies, it…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Li, Dongying – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
Academic literacy as an embodiment of higher-order language and thinking skills within the academic community bears huge significance for language socialization, resource distribution and even power disposition within the larger sociocultural context. However, although the notion of academic literacy has been initiated for more than twenty years,…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Language Skills, Thinking Skills
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Alam, Md Rabiul; Ansarey, Diana; Abdul Halim, Huzaina; Rana, Md Masud; Milon, Md Rashed Khan; Mitu, Rabeya Khatun – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
English is regarded as a compulsory subject in Bangladesh, which learning starts at the very early stage of a learner. However, after spending almost 12 years in learning English, learners' oral skill is not seen up to the mark when they enter the university for tertiary education. Sometimes, they are noticed to have their unwillingness to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Almalki, Nada; Algethami, Ghazi – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
Explicit pronunciation instruction has been shown to be effective in improving language learners' pronunciation, yet it is not clear whether the same can be said about implicit pronunciation instruction. In addition, the role of orthography in improving language learners' pronunciation is yet to be fully understood. Thus, this research examined…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Orthographic Symbols, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Zhang, Yimin; Pramoolsook, Issra – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
With a growing recognition of the need to go beyond text and look into the context where the writing (or the teaching/learning of it) takes place, the ethnographic perspective has been fruitfully adopted in academic writing research. The present study, integrating the perspective of genre and ethnography as methodology, probed into the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Rui – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
English argumentative writing is difficult in second language writing for ESL students. Although there has been a lot of research on English argumentative writings, empirical research focusing on claims in argumentative writing is very scarce. Based on the Toulmin model, this paper studied the relationship between the claims and English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Persuasive Discourse
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Saleem, Aisha; Saleem, Tahir; Aziz, Asif – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
People usually express their feelings and emotions positively to others when they have happy occasions. However, the ways of expressing congratulation may vary because the expressive speech act "congratulations" is not the only way to express happiness and share others their happy news. The present study investigates the congratulation…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Masrai, Ahmed; Milton, James; El-Dakhs, Dina Abdel Salam; Elmenshawy, Heba – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
This study investigates the idea that knowledge of specialist subject vocabulary can make a significant and measurable impact on academic performance, separate from and additional to the impact of general and academic vocabulary knowledge. It tests the suggestion of Hyland and Tse (TESOL Quarterly, 41:235-253, 2007) that specialist vocabulary…
Descriptors: Specialization, Vocabulary, Academic Achievement, Vocabulary Development
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Zhong, Wanjuan; Muyunda, Gift; Cheng, Jun – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
In recent years, the demand for the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese language is in full swing globally based on the recognition of the economic and social importance of China. As a proactive response, the Ministry of General Education in Zambia included Mandarin Chinese as a second additional language in the secondary school Curriculum. However,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jiuliang; Wang, Qian – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
Summary writing is essential for academic success, and has attracted renewed interest in academic research and large-scale language test. However, less attention has been paid to the development and evaluation of the scoring scales of summary writing. This study reports on the validation of a summary rubric that represented an approach to scale…
Descriptors: Validity, Rating Scales, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation
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Zammit, Jacqueline – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
This study sought to understand how teachers of Maltese as a foreign language (MFL) develop intercultural capabilities by exploring the importance of intercultural competence (IC) to MFL teachers, the characteristics of interculturally competent MFL educators, and the ways in which educators develop IC. The study adopted the interpretivist…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Petchprasert, Anongnad – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
Recently, the integration of linguistics and technology has been promoted and widely used in the field of linguistics and English writing research for several purposes. One of those purposes is to evaluate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing ability by using electronic assessment tools. In the current study, an automated writing evaluation…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Rahmati, Massoud; Izadpanah, Siros – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
This study is an exploratory study, which was conducted in relation to the study of the proficiency and performance of Iranian Air Traffic Controllers: attitude, work experience, and specific Aviation English courses. Few studies have been conducted in this field. The Aviation English Courses in Iran are very similar to Content-Based Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Traffic Safety, Air Transportation, Job Skills
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Bagheri, Maryam; Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
This study investigated the potentials of face-to-face and computer mediated conversation (CMC) as two speaking modalities on students' engagement. To this end, 30 Iranian male intermediate EFL learners were selected on the basis of their performance on OPT (Oxford Placement Test) and assigned into the research groups. The progression of face- to-…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Males, English Language Learners
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Wale, Bantalem Derseh; Bogale, Yenus Nurie – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of using inquiry-based writing instruction on students' academic writing skills. A pretest-posttest two groups quasi-experimental design was employed. Data were obtained through test, focus group discussion, and reflective journal from 62 first-year pharmacy students who were selected using…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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