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Ahmadi, Saeed; Riasati, Mohammad Javad; Bavali, Mohammad – Cogent Education, 2019
This study aimed at comparing two types of IELTS writing task 1 namely, bar charts and tables of Iranian test takers in terms of four IELTS writing assessment criteria including task achievement, coherence and cohesion, lexical resource, and grammar range and accuracy. The study also sought to identify test takers' strengths and weaknesses in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests
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Han, Jisoo – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper aims to analyse the text and images of marriage culture in Korean textbooks used in English-speaking countries to reveal the underlying social values, beliefs and ideology. I will analyse what Korean textbooks select as a "traditional and formal marriage" culture, how they describe it (who is being highlighted or excluded),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Cultural Awareness
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Habók, Anita; Magyar, Andrea – Cogent Education, 2019
Reading strategy use among learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) is one of the most important areas of foreign language (FL) strategy research. Students who actively use their reading comprehension strategies can understand and recall more information from what they read and acquire higher-level language proficiency. The focus of our…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Asakereh, Ahmad; Yousofi, Nouroddin; Weisi, Hiwa – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study was aimed at exploring English teacher trainers' and pre-service and in-service English teachers' attitudes toward English as a lingua franca (ELF) in the Iranian education system. To amass the data, 68 pre-service and 118 in-service English teachers and 21 teacher trainers filled out an adapted ELF questionnaire and sat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Darabi Bazvand, Ali – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study examined the effect of L1 domain-relevant knowledge on L2 reading comprehension texts among student teachers of ELT (N = 90), drawn from a population of 270 student teachers studying at an undergraduate program in some state universities in Iran. A proficiency test was applied to control language proficiency of students. Among…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Khoram, Alireza – Cogent Education, 2019
Task-based language teaching comprises both a novel language teaching approach and a burgeoning area of study in the field of second-language acquisition. This study investigated the effects of task type and planning conditions on the accuracy of learners' oral performance during pre-task planning. Eighty intermediate EFL learners were assigned to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Assignments, Planning
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Neisi, Leila; Kheryadi; Nasri, Mehdi – Cogent Education, 2019
The current study tried to investigate the impact of cooperative learning (CL) on improving Iranian intermediate EFL learners' oral proficiency motivations toward learning English. To fulfil this objective, 90 participants were selected and divided into two equal groups; one experimental and one control group. Then, the sample's speaking skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Babaei, Sarah; Izadpanah, Siros – Cogent Education, 2019
Listening is a fundamental and challenging component of second language learning. To decrease its difficulty, Advance Organizer activities (pre-listening supports) can be used leading to more effective listening and better comprehension. This study aimed to investigate the effects of three different Advance Organizers (AOs), i.e. pre-teaching key…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Advance Organizers, Listening Comprehension
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Tavakoli, Hossein; Lotfi, Ahmad Reza; Biria, Reza – Cogent Education, 2019
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been drawing researchers' and practitioners' interest since its early onset in the 1980s. In a task-based approach, students learn language by doing interesting, relevant, and hands-on pedagogic tasks that raise their interest and keep their involvement. The rich and still developing literature on TBLT is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Rind, Irfan Ahmed; Mari, Mumtaz Ali – Cogent Education, 2019
This study assesses the influence of public examination on teaching and learning in higher-secondary education. The focus is on the subject of English, taught and assessed at grades 10 and 12 in Pakistan. Using the case of the BISE Sukkur, this study attempts to evaluate the English examination papers from the last 10 years in the first phase.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Aliasin, Seyed Hesamuddin; Saeedi, Zahra; Pineh, Aiyoub Jodairi – Cogent Education, 2019
This study was an attempt to explore the possible relationship between EFL teachers' perception (understanding and view) of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and their dominant teaching style. In addition, the study investigated whether EFL teachers' perception of TBLT can predict their dominant teaching style. As for the participants, 180…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Correlation, Teacher Attitudes
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Henn-Reinke, Kathryn – Cogent Education, 2019
Schools throughout the world teach in several languages, but few reach the level of linguistic proficiency of Hamelin-Laie International School in Mongat, Barcelona, Spain. This school begins instruction in English, Catalan, and Spanish and at grade one, adds a fourth language as a World Language. Factors that impact the success of this school…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mart, Çagri Tugrul – Cogent Education, 2019
It is rare for learners to reach high level of communicative ability from engaging in entirely language form either implicitly or explicitly. Likewise, focusing primarily on content may be a hindrance to embrace target language features. The integration of form-focused instruction in content-based classrooms has been effective because such an…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Akbarnezhad, Shima; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh – Cogent Education, 2019
Acquisition of verbs and their syntactic and semantic properties can act as the core of any sentence across languages. EFL learners encounter learnability problems in the perception of English verbs' argument structures manifested by different verbs. The current study aimed at investigating and diagnosing the problems Iranian EFL learners face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Nasri, Mehdi; Rahimi Esfahani, Fariba; Keshmirshekan, Mohammad Hossein – Cogent Education, 2019
This study intended to investigate the effect of spaced and massed distribution instruction on vocabulary learning. To fulfil this objective, 68 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learners (14-16 years) participated in 16 sessions. The participants were randomly divided in to two experimental groups; spaced distribution group (n = 34) and massed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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