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Bremner, Nicholas – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study examined the educational life histories of 13 students at a Mexican university in order to gather their perspectives of effective language teaching. Most previous studies on students' perspectives of language teaching have used quantitative and deductive methods, whereas this study employed qualitative and inductive methods. The main…
Descriptors: Mexicans, College Students, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes
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Abdo, Ibrahem Bani; Manzallawi, Banan – English Language Teaching, 2020
Translating religious expressions from Arabic into English seems problematic where the cultural backgrounds must be known for the translator to choose the appropriate equivalence and to help bridging the cultural gap between two cultures. As a result, this paper investigates to what extent have Venuti's strategies (domestication and…
Descriptors: Translation, Religion, Semitic Languages, English
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Yu, Chongni – English Language Teaching, 2020
The reform of National College Entrance Examination in Zhejiang Province, China has aroused widespread attention since it was released in 2014. It is notable that new English writing test types were adopted in the English subtest. The continuation task and summary writing become a challenge as well as a promoter for English writing teaching and…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yao, Don – English Language Teaching, 2020
Computer-based test (CBT) and paper-based test (PBT) are two test modes to the test takers that have been widely adopted in the field of language testing or assessment over the last few decades. Due to the rapid development of science and technology, it is a trend for universities and educational institutions striving rather hard to deliver the…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Test Format, Comparative Analysis
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Mohamed, Omnia Ibrahim; Lobo, Zita – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study examines the monolingual and the bilingual methods of teaching English to investigate which method is more effective and best achieves the learning outcomes of a language course. It also examines which method is preferred by the English language learners and gives better performance results. The study was conducted in RAK Medical and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Bilingualism
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Liao, Linyu – English Language Teaching, 2020
As a high-stakes standardized test, IELTS is expected to have comparable forms of test papers so that test takers from different test administration on different dates receive comparable test scores. Therefore, this study examined the text difficulty and task characteristics of four parallel academic IELTS reading tests to reveal to what extent…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Guo, Yazhen; Chen, Haiyuan – English Language Teaching, 2020
Writing is widely regarded as one of the most important parts in the field of second language learning and teaching. The main assessment elements of L2 writing can be divided into accuracy, fluency and complexity. The evaluation of writing, accuracy, fluency and complexity can not only measure the writing achievement of L2 writers, but also…
Descriptors: Written Language, Majors (Students), Difficulty Level, Advanced Students
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Al-Rubaat, Atalah Mohammad; Alshammari, Hammad Ali – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study explores the pronunciation difficulties experienced by Saudi EFL learners at Jouf University (JU) in the north of Saudi Arabia. To achieve this purpose, two main instruments were implemented: an experiment of pronunciation sensitivity response and two interview formats. The sample of this study was selected randomly and consisted of…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Phonology, Phonemes, Pronunciation
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Gong, Shiqi – English Language Teaching, 2020
This paper first explains the concept of creativity, then reviews the domestic and foreign researches on creativity, and then discusses the importance and basic principles of cultivating creativity of middle school students. Finally, the paper puts forward the ways to cultivate the creativity of middle school students. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Educational Quality
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Linlin, Cao – English Language Teaching, 2020
Through Many-Facet Rasch analysis, this study explores the rating differences between 1 computer automatic rater and 5 expert teacher raters on scoring 119 students in a computerized English listening-speaking test. Results indicate that both automatic and the teacher raters demonstrate good inter-rater reliability, though the automatic rater…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Mutairi, Mohammad A. – English Language Teaching, 2020
This paper attempts to examine in a descriptive way the pioneering model of "World Englishes" proposed by Kachru in the mid-1980s that allocates the presence of English into three concentric circles: The "Inner" Circle, the "Outer" Circle, and the "Expanding" Circle. The Inner Circle presents the countries…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Linguistic Theory, Second Language Learning
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Jiang, Shuangyun; Yan, Xiaoqin – English Language Teaching, 2020
The guidance effect of teacher feedback in contemporary English writing has been a hot topic for research. More and more researches focus on the effect of teacher feedback in senior high schools or universities. This research analyzed the supervisor feedback on 32 undergraduate thesis revisions from 8 students from three aspects: error feedback,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Supervisors, Undergraduate Students, Theses
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Alsahafi, Morad – English Language Teaching, 2020
This paper employs narrative discourse analysis to analyze Edger Allen Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by using two narrative analysis frameworks that focus on the macrostructure (Stein, 1982) and microstructure (Halliday & Hasan, 1976) aspects of the story. The analysis covers the story's purpose, generic structure, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Uba, Sani Yantandu – English Language Teaching, 2020
This paper investigates semantic categories of reporting verbs across four disciplines: Accounting, Applied Linguistics, Engineering and Medicine in research article genre. A general corpus of one million words and sub-corpus (for each discipline) were compiled from a total of 120 articles representing 30 articles from each discipline. In this…
Descriptors: Semantics, Research Reports, Journal Articles, Computational Linguistics
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Lyu, Meng; Gee, Roger W. – English Language Teaching, 2020
The general question this research investigates concerns the difference between the use of lexical bundles in a corpus of abstracts for theses in the liberal arts written by Chinese undergraduate students and a corpus of abstracts written by American master's degree students. The undergraduate abstracts were first written in Chinese and then…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Computational Linguistics, Masters Theses, Liberal Arts
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