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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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David, Roseline; Thambu Raj, Joseph Alagiaraj – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper discusses the impacts of an action research on how students can excel in writing skills regardless of their level of competency especially for those taking the English Language paper (SPM 1119) in the Malaysian Secondary School Public Exam in 2018. This action research aims to exert the need for realigning our focus to incorporate an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement
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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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Althewini, Abdulaziz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study is designed to examine the predictive power of Saudi-admission criteria for student performance in an introductory biology course. It focuses on the second semester at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. The study addresses whether the General Aptitude test (GAT), the Scholastic Achievement Admission Test (SAAT), and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictive Validity, Standardized Tests, Aptitude Tests
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Navaie, Leila Ashegh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Oral communication is one of the main reasons language learners attend language classes. As pronunciation is among the most significant aspects of oral communication, this study attempted to see how learning-oriented assessment (LOA) could affect pronunciation learning of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 64 language learners in a private…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Thadphoothon, Janpha – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study investigated the factors affecting Thai taxi drivers' English competence. Altogether, 342 taxi drivers answered questionnaires and performed tasks that measured their English language competency; aiming to find out what the factors are that affect their English competency. The taxi drivers were all Thais sampled from three zones in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transportation, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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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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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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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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Rastegar, Behnaz; Safari, Fatemeh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language learners' productive role in teaching and learning processes has recently been the focus of attention. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the effect of oral vs. written output-based instruction on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' vocabulary learning with a focus on reflective vs. impulsive learning styles. To this…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Elshawa, Niveen R. M.; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Rashid, Sabariah Md – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language assessment can be a valuable tool for providing information regarding language teaching. Given the importance of assessment that has undergone much change, there are important issues that warrant investigation, particularly those related to language instructors. Understanding the assessment beliefs of ESL instructors, especially at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, English (Second Language)
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Shabani, Somayyeh; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Gardener's (1985) socio-cultural model shows that culture is among the variables that can affect learning languages. In addition, a series of studies were prompted by Dörnyie (2005) to gauge the effect of motivation on language learning. This correlational study endeavored to find out any possible interaction between these variables, i.e.,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abdulwahid, Muntaha A.; Hamzah, Zaitul Azma Binti Zainon; Hajimaming, Pabiyah; Alkhawaja, Hussein W. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Legal translation of contract agreements is a challenge to translators as it involves combining the literary translation with the technical terminological precision. In translating legal contract agreements, a legal translator must utilize the lexical or syntactic precision and, more importantly, the pragmatic awareness of the context. This will…
Descriptors: Translation, Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kuen, Gan Lai; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Heng, Chan Swee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study investigates the use of oral communication strategy instruction on English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' oral communicative performance and their strategic competence. The treatment involved 12 weeks of training using oral communication strategies such as circumlocution, appeal for help, clarification request, fillers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
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Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein; Zardkanloo, Reza; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The effect of using tests in test preparation courses has been subject to debate. While some scholars such as Yang and Badger (2015) believe it is a cause of positive washback effect, others argue that this issue is tentative and context-bound (Green, 2007). Therefore, this study investigated the effect of using Mock tests in International English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Scores
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