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Farnia, Maryam; Mohammadi, Shiva – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The present paper deals with the perception of Iranian EFL teachers and learners in using humor in language classrooms. To this end, 10 English classes with a population of 70 female and male students and 5 male and female teachers in English language institutes in Esfahan were observed during spring and summer 2019. Using an ethnographic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kaçar, Isil Günseli – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Study/Teach abroad experiences, are shown to impact prospective teachers' beliefs and values, offering exposure to diverse educational systems and teaching philosophies. This qualitative exploratory case study aimed to investigate the impact of the Comenius language assistantship program on the sociolinguistic perspectives and meaning schemes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Ateek, Mohammed – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
A number of studies have suggested that extensive reading can lead to gains in different language skills. Few studies on extensive reading have been conducted outside the East Asia classroom setting. This study investigated the impact of an extensive reading programme conducted over 12 weeks with 90- minutes group sessions 3 times a week involving…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tüfekçioglu, Burak – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study aims at specifying cultural words in teaching Turkish as a foreign language according to their proficiency levels (A1/2, B1/2, and C1/2) and analyzing the difference between the proficiency levels of these cultural words in terms of their frequency. For this purpose, a cultural corpus of 112.350 tokens in total has been created based on…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Turkish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Valizadeh, Mohammadreza; Soltanpour, Fatemeh – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This experimental study, using a pretest-treatment-posttest design, compared the effects of focused direct written corrective feedback and additional writing practice on L2 learners' written syntactic complexity. The participants were 60 Iranian elementary EFL learners, whose L2 proficiency as well as L2 writing syntactic complexity and accuracy…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Cantez, Koray; Atar, Cihat – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the views of the participants of European Union Erasmus+ Youth Exchange project regarding its effect on foreign language motivation and speaking fluency development. Foreign language motivation and speaking are two significant aspects of learning English as a foreign language. There are some studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Programs, International Educational Exchange, Second Language Learning
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Solhi, Mehdi; Mert, Yaren Zehra; Çelen, Zeliha; Kisa, Rabia – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
In this pre-use evaluation study, the long-term effectiveness of the contents of the English language coursebooks provided by the Ministry of Turkish National Education for high school students (i.e., 9th to 12th graders) in Turkey were evaluated, exploiting Tomlinson and Masuhara's (2013) fifteen universal coursebook evaluation criteria. In so…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Shleykina, Galina – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
In the current conditions of globalization and the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF), the notions of pragmatic competence and appropriateness as well as pragmatic failure become of paramount importance to the language learners and instructors. The current article discusses these questions through an approximate replication of Jaworski's…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ansarin, Ali Akbar; Khabbazi, Salva Kazemipour – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study aims at comparing the effect of single- and dual-annotation modes, working memory (WM), and three tasks of different involvement loads (sentence writing, close deletion, and paragraph writing) on passive and active vocabulary development of proficient English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. While listening to an expository text,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory, Vocabulary Development
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Ahmad, Khalil; Khan, Abdul Qadir – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The use of English articles is the most challenging task for the EFL learners particularly when there is no articles in their native language (L1). The purpose of this study is to investigate the underlying reasons for the difficulties in using English articles by analyzing the learners' own experiences. The data was collected in the form of…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bursali, Nihan; Misir, Hülya – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
The aim of the study is to show emerging identity performances of Turkish Fulbright foreign teaching language assistants (FLTAs) in social and academic contexts during their sojourn experiences in the US. The grant program brings institutional roles of being a teacher and a learner and social duties of culture transmission in the host country. The…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Self Concept, Interaction, Cultural Context
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Inci-Kavak, Vildan; Kavak, Enes – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
This study analyses variation sets in a sample of child-directed speech (CDS) in Turkish in terms of their structure and effect on child speech. The term "variation set" was first introduced to describe the sequences of repetitions, in which the intention behind expressions stays the same throughout the whole conversation while the form…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Turkish, Longitudinal Studies, Speech Communication
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Asaad, Hani Qasem Mohammed; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Studies have found that morphology awareness could assist writers to increase productive vocabulary (e.g. Green et al., 2003; McCutchen & Stull, 2015), reduce vocabulary errors (e.g. Karakas, 2012; Ririn, 2010), and produce complex sentence structures using various forms of words. Postgraduate students as second language users of English (L2)…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ekin, Semih; Yetkin, Ramazan – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
From the last decade on, the matter of refugees in Turkey has become a key issue in almost all social and political areas including education. Following the refugee influx from 2011 on, Turkey has immediately taken action to provide the Syrian refugee students with necessary educational opportunities in its mainstream schools. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Teacher Attitudes, Student Adjustment
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Çapan, Seyit Ahmet – Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2021
Foreign language education is a highly controversial issue in the Turkish educational system. Despite innovative educational reforms done in the last three decades, achievement in foreign language education is far from yielding the expected results. It is of grave importance to seek for reasons underlying the underachievement in foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers
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