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Kamali, Mojtaba; Abbasi, Mehdi; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study investigated the effect of dynamic Assessment (DA) on the acquisition of L2 grammar by EFL learners. The focus was on teaching Conditional Type II, or Unreal Conditional, which is a difficult structure for language learners to acquire. To this end, two intact classes of intermediate EFL learners, each consisting of 23 male students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Kiziltas, Yusuf – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
It is important to determine whether the school attitude of secondary school students has an influence on the reading attitude. For this purpose, such a study was conducted at secondary school level. In addition, the extent to which such variables as mother tongue are determinative in this context has been examined.The objective of this study is…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Social Class
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Farahani, Fahimeh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has potential to help language learners; however, it has received scant attention. The present study was an attempt to investigate the effect of NLP techniques on reading comprehension of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course. To achieve this goal, two…
Descriptors: Neurolinguistics, Reading Comprehension, English for Special Purposes, Experimental Groups
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Mohammadipour, Mohammad; Rashid, Sabariah Md; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Thai, Yap Ngee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Emotions are an indispensable part of second language learning. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the use of language learning strategies and positive emotions. The present study adopted a sequential mixed methods design. The participants were 300 Malaysian ESL undergraduates selected through stratified random sampling…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Afraz, Shahram; Taghizade, Leila; Taghinezhad, Ali – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Speaking is a crucial form of communication in language learning settings. Through speaking skill, ESL/EFL language learners can communicate and convey information. Pictorial aids have been deployed as efficacious mediatory tools in teaching various disciplines such as language teaching. Still, to the best of the researchers' knowledge, a direct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Damavandi, Zahra Mousazadeh; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Zafarghandi, Amir Mahdavi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study aims to examine the EFL learners' perception and process of writing development through using a digital storytelling tool, called "Storyjumper." To do so, 15 intermediate-level students were participants of the study. The participants' writing development was frequently assessed through a series of repeated writing tests…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chou, I-Chia – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Vocabulary knowledge is considered important in second and foreign language learning because learners' insufficient vocabulary has been consistently reported as a significant problem in their achievement of second-language (L2) learning. Despite of numerous vocabulary studies, few of them have implemented a learner-centered and interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Student Attitudes, Curriculum Implementation
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Alhamad, Rufaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The first year of teaching poses massive challenges that lead to attrition among novice teachers. School communities often fail to provide adequate support to novice teachers to help them adapt to their new professional environments. In Saudi Arabia, attrition among novice teachers is a significant problem that hinders the development of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed; Preece, Abdul Shakour – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Of the four English language skills, speaking enjoys a superior status. Accordingly, it should be given high priority while teaching. In spite of its importance, teaching English speaking skill to Arab EFL learners has always been an exacting task for Arab teachers of English because it is considered a foreign language, i.e. not widely spoken or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Saeed, Farah Jamal Abed Alrazeq; Al-Zayed, Norma Nawaf – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The study aimed at investigating the attitudes of Jordanian undergraduate students towards using computer assisted-language learning (CALL) and its effectiveness in the process of learning the English language. In order to fulfill the study's objective, the researchers used a questionnaire to collect data, followed-up with semi-structured…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Altarawneh, Safaa M.; Hajjo, Maram H. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This research paper analyzes the extent to which Arabic-speaking EFL learners are aware of the English plural morphemes and whether they are able to recognize them in context. The study also investigates whether the participants' English proficiency level may play a role in their ability to recognize these morphemes. For the purpose of the study,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Semitic Languages
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Oghenekohwo, Jonathan E.; Torunarigha, Young D. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Widening access to education as social justice is basic in any discourse on educational investment, growth and development in developing country such as Nigeria. Presently, there is disconnect between educational development expectations and public policy frameworks designed to drive the united nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2030…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development
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Abdul-Rahaman, Nurudeen; Rahaman, Abdul Basit Abdul; Ming, Wan; Ahmed, Abdul-Rahim; Salma, Abdul-Rahaman S. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Governments all over the world have been improving their educational sector through funding programs aimed at reducing the financial burden on parents, increasing access and quality to education. The government of Ghana in 2017 switched policy to a free senior high school policy to reduce poverty by finally eliminating the financial burdens…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Questionnaires, High School Students, Finance Reform
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Javadi-Safa, Azim – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This paper briefly reviews the literature on writing skill in second language. It commences with a discussion on the importance of writing and its special characteristics. Then, it gives a brief account of the reasons for the weakness of students' writing skill as well as addressing some of the most important topics in L2 writing studies ranging…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
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Abbassi, Adele; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study targeted to explore the effect of memory strategy on EFL learners' vocabulary retention with a consideration of learners' multiple intelligences. In this study, the memory strategy consisted of three parts of grouping, acronym and images. The participants of this study were 80 male and female EFL learners of intermediate level who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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