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Alemu, Melkamu – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This research was aimed at fostering students' idea generating abilities via the implementation of pre-writing strategies. The study adopted an action research design. The first phase involved problem identification and causes of the problems through focus group discussion and classroom observation. After identifying the challenges, systematically…
Descriptors: Prewriting, Computer Science Education, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries
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Bawa, Lydia S. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study aimed to examine the effect of administrating Job Enabling English Proficiency (JEEP) on the students' English language skills in selected colleges and universities of Region XII, Philippines. The study sought to find out the relationship between the JEEP Program administration for the sustainable operation and the students' English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Alasmari, Nasser; Alshae'el, Amal – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
English is now the most frequently used language worldwide. In academia, English has become "a hyper central language" millions of students are learning for various reasons. As such, pedagogists, academicians, and language teachers seek new tools and teaching methods to help English language learners reach high proficiency levels. The…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Setyaningsih, Endang – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
Current trend in education has acknowledged the urgency to move students from the role of traditional receiver and echoer of information to the role of critical listener, speaker, reader, and writer. In so doing, the students need to embrace the role of text analysts who continuously question texts that they encounter. This study looked for…
Descriptors: Student Role, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Badrasawi, Kamal J. I.; Solihu, Abdulateef; Ahmad, Tunku Badariah Tunku – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study examined the level of L2 speaking anxiety among school teachers undertaking a master's degree at the International Islamic University Malaysia and sought to determine if the anxiety level would differ by gender, school location and teaching subject. A convenience sample of 290 teachers completed a 12-item survey on L2 speaking anxiety…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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Larrotta, Clarena; Chung, HeeJae – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This article discusses the contributions of foreign-born TESOL instructors helping adult language learners develop literacy skills through a pen pal project, which lasted 10 weeks and consisted of writing letters back and forth weekly. The project provided adult immigrant learners with an opportunity to practice meaningful writing to support their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Alsaif, Abdullah; Masrai, Ahmed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
A considerable body of research has investigated the effectiveness of extensive reading on incidental vocabulary acquisition in second language (L2) learners. However, we still know very little about the relationship between extensive reading and vocabulary development among Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) where language…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yousefi, Reihanne; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Tous, Maryam Danaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Developing research performance has become an important theme in Iranian higher educational institutions as other national and international academic institutions across the world. However, the research performance of Iranian Teaching English as a Foreign Language postgraduate candidates has been argued to be limited. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), Student Research, Second Language Learning
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Kiavar, Negar; Yaghoubi-Notash, Massoud – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Today's world seems to be quite overwhelmingly concerned with communication as an incontestable aspect of which is communicating with people lacking a shared linguistic background. A common language (or lingua franca) would, therefore, be needed which can cut across all local, national, and regional linguistic boundaries. This study aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Baresh, Eman Fathi; Ali, Suraini Mohd; Darmi, Ramiaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This article explores how the Hybrid Problem-Based Learning (HPBL) approach can improve the Libyan EFL learners' performance in English language speaking. The paper employed the case study research design in which qualitative data through observation and interview were collected and analysed thematically. The participants involved in the study…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Interaction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abbasi, Wajahat Taj; Ahmad, Mudassar Mahmood; Mohammed, Faiza Abdalla Elhussien – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Dictionary is an acknowledged learning tool which has a tremendous role in acquiring a language. It has proved to be helpful in learning vocabulary and developing language proficiency. The use of monolingual dictionaries is thought to be very fruitful for learning vocabulary. The present study used survey method to gain the perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Dictionaries
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Liu, Shuyuan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
As a unique literary genre, science fiction can serve as a motivating text to develop students' critical analytical skills and to promote critical thinking about new technology and its societal controversies under proper guidance. In the field of English as Foreign Language (EFL) learning, using science fiction films in the classroom affords EFL…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Films, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)
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Enyi, Amaechi Uneke; Orji, Edwin Chiekpezie – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study was a linguistic examination of the use of lexical cohesive devices in Ngugi Wa Thiong 'O's "Decolonising the Mind"- an autobiography. The study was aimed at revealing how Ngugi - an African L2 writer, deployed lexical cohesive devices to achieve cohesion and coherence and how this has contributed to the meaning of his…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Autobiographies, Connected Discourse, Authors
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Asari, Slamet; Husniah, Rohmy; Ma'rifah, Ulfatul; Anwar, Khoirul – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
In teaching and learning process particularly at university level, High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) should be an integral element to foster students's critical and creative thinking. It should not only be designed for assessment purposes but also be implemented within classroom teaching process. This study is aimed at analyzing students' HOTS…
Descriptors: College Students, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Kamarudin, Rafidah; Majid, Faizah Abd; Zamin, Ainul Azmin Mohd; Daud, Nor Shidrah Mat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Phrasal verbs (PVs) are very common in English, indicating their usefulness in everyday settings. However, it was reported that language learners generally have great difficulties in understanding and using this linguistic form. This study investigated Malaysian learners' receptive and productive knowledge of PVs, and some possible factors which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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