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Peyman, Somayeh; Sadighi, Firooz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This investigation intended to find out the relationship between EFL learners' stress and their reading comprehension. The subjects who included ninety EFL juniors from Shiraz Azad University were asked to answer a standardized reading comprehension test and a stress questionnaire. After finding out the results of stress questionnaire, 10% of the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Stress Variables
Sykes, Joe – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This qualitative study aims to develop and evaluate a tool which can be used to help learners autonomously reflect upon their implicitly held learner beliefs, with a view to promoting language learning practices appropriate to the individual and addressing any issues of learner beliefs which may be preventing effective learning. Metaphor was…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Qualitative Research
Tahriri, Abdorreza; Divsar, Hoda – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Increasing attention paid to learner-centered pedagogy in recent years has highlighted the examination of intelligence and language learning strategies (LLSs) among others. This study explores EFL learners' perceived use of language learning strategies across various intelligence types as reflected in Gardner's 1983 Multiple Intelligences Theory.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Language Usage, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Strategies
Rashidi, Nasser; Omid, Ahmad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Iranian EFL learners' beliefs on the role of RL in vocabulary learning, and how it could affect their achievement. One-hundred and three students majoring in English (Literature, Translation, and Teaching) at the Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics at Roudehen and the Western Branch of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Memorization, Correlation, Foreign Countries
Ahmadi, Alireza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study investigated the effect of the title and ambiguity tolerance on the comprehensibility of a non-text. To this end, ten irrelevant sentences from different texts were put together to make two seemingly cohesive and coherent texts. The two texts were exactly the same except for the fact that one of them carried a title whereas the other…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Figurative Language, English (Second Language)
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study surveys the history of English language and the roles of English language education in Asian context. Through the historical survey on English dispersal in Asian countries, the first section of this study traces the dispersal of English from the 18th century and the development of English in Asian countries. The second section of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English, Language Role
Nakamura, Shizuka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
To improve more effectively the learners' proficiency to control contrast of the stressed to the unstressed in English teaching, it is necessary to analyze how the acoustical characteristics of learners' speech are related to the perceptual evaluation by teachers. This paper analyzes A) learner characteristics of durations measured in speech units…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Syllables, Vowels, Native Speakers
Kondo, Yusuke – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effects of rater training in an L2 performance assessment and to examine the eligibility of L2 users of English as raters in L2 performance assessment. Rater training was conducted in order for raters to clearly understand the criteria, the evaluation items, and the evaluation procedure. In this…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Eligibility, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests
Park, Heesuk – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This paper aims at comparing the five English diphthongs, /ei/, /ou/, /au/, /ai/, /[inverted c]i/, in the aspect of length, to find out a common feature in /au/, ai/, /[inverted c]i/ and /ei/, and /ou/ and to see if there is any evidence between English low vowels and diphthongs. This study is a following research of Park (2009), and I analyzed…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Vowels, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Jozaghi, Zahra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study aims at evaluating Top-Notch series through a checklist devised by the researchers based on the elements of the Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory proposed by Gardner (1998). With the shift from teacher-centered classrooms to learner-centered one, more and more research is needed to be done in the realm of students' need analysis. One…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Textbook Evaluation, Content Analysis, Check Lists
No, Keum Sook; Park, Kyung-Ja – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to investigate what characteristics make American Native Speakers of English (ANSE) different from Korean Speakers of English (KSE) when they are asked to introduce themselves in English. In particular, components and topics of self-introduction, the use of word number and class, and the use of discourse markers (DM)…
Descriptors: Mutual Intelligibility, Interpersonal Relationship, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In designing an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course it is necessary that we consider several factors: students' objectives, needs, levels and interests, course and institution's goals, and availability of resources. In this paper it is strived to elucidate the differences between EGP (English for General purposes) and ESP (English for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Class Activities, Learning Activities, English for Academic Purposes
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Jamalvandi, Behroz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Marking as one dramatic turnover in language teaching, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has proved itself beneficial and effective in bringing about real situations of language use to take place and in satisfying communicative needs of learners while the former methods were unable to meet actual demands of learners to communicate in the target…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Tests, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
Song, Minjong; Seong, Myeonghee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
An experimental study explored writing-learning relationship in a Korean college curriculum. Two teachers and 207 students participated and four sections of a freshman English reading course were used. Students in two sections were allocated to an experimental group, and students in the other two sections, to a control group. Based on the premise…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, College Curriculum
Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Fazel, Ismaeil – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In recent years, idioms have received overwhelming attention in language pedagogy. Experts in the field have sought ways to optimize learning and teaching of these prefabricated language chunks. It is now maintained that the meaning of idioms which was once deemed as arbitrary is somehow "motivated" by their literal, original usage.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Advanced Students
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