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Negishi, Junko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study attempted to investigate the characteristics of interaction dynamics in a group oral interaction carried out by Japanese learners of English. The relationship between the participants' language development and interactional management functions (IMFs) was also explored. Oral performance tests in a paired or a small group have recently…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Interaction Process Analysis, Second Language Learning, Japanese
Rashidi, Nasser; Khosravi, Negar – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study was conducted to investigate the extent to which scores on depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge as two dimensions of vocabulary knowledge would contribute to predicting the EFL learners' reading performance with a minimum vocabulary size of 3000 word families and also to find out the difference, if any, between the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Phoocharoensil, Supakorn; Simargool, Nirada – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present study aims at investigating the learning strategies on which Thai EFL learners rely in learning English relative clauses (ERCs). Not only do these strategies facilitate their ERC acquisition, but they are also found to lead them to certain kinds of problems. Such problems related to the learning strategies are first language transfer,…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Learning Strategies, Transfer of Training, Thai
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study aims to investigate the cultural identity of Korean English and to make the intercultural communications among non-native speakers successful. The purposes of this study can be summarized as follows: 1) to recognize the concept of English as an International Language (EIL), 2) to emphasize cross-cultural understanding in the globalized…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
Yuasa, Katsura – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
English education in Japan and Korea are similar in some respects. Although both countries are not completely but mostly monolingual societies, where citizens do not need English in their daily life, they have begun to realize the importance of English as a tool for international communication, and as a result their English education is becoming…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Communication (Thought Transfer), Textbooks, Foreign Culture
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Heydari Tabrizi, Hossein – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The MA Entrance Examinations (MAEE) held in Iran since 1990 are frequently criticized as being invalid, unstandardized exams with lots of problem in terms of principles of testing in general and test construction in particular (for instance, Jafarpur, 1996). To make sound judgments about such objections, the present study dealt with a content…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, Validity, Foreign Countries
Mohd. Zin, Zuhana; Rafik-Galea, Shameem – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Research into the factors that contribute to reading performance decrement in L2 reading among ESL university students is still being extensively researched in the context of ELT. This is because successful academic performance is highly dependent on good reading ability. While it is widely accepted that poor reading performance is due to lack of…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Achievement, Reading Ability, Anxiety
Soozandehfar, Seyyed Mohammad Ali – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present investigation intends to make a comparison between integratively motivated students of English at Islamic Azad University of Shiraz and their instrumentally motivated peers in terms of their oral performance. To this end, 35 junior students (15 males and 20 females) were selected out of 54 initial participants based on their scores on…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Placement, Oral Language, Statistical Analysis
Al-Qinai, Jamal – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present paper reviews the traditional methodologies of translator training and proposes an eclectic multi-componential approach that involves a set of interdisciplinary skills with the ultimate objective of meeting market demand. Courses on translation for specific purposes (TSP) and think-aloud protocols (TAP) along with self-monitoring and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis, Translation
Jung, Mi-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The aim of this study is to investigate which pronunciations of English are difficult or different from one's first language, as well as to explore which factors are crucial for communication with people from other cultures when English is used as one of the World Englishes. Ninety-one undergraduate students (85 females and 6 males) from two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Native Speakers, Barriers
Liao, Ming-Tzu; Tseng, Chiung-Ying – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study examines skillful EFL writers' and less skillful writers' EFL performance and perceptions of paraphrasing and inappropriate text borrowing, the extent to which their performance matches perceptions, and the factors behind their problematic text borrowing. Ninety-five postgraduates and undergraduates in Taiwan accomplished a paraphrasing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Lee, Eunpyo; Jin, Seohoon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study explores medical college students' improvement on the TOEIC upon completion of English-only classes by comparing their pre- and post-TOEIC scores. The students' responses on the questionnaire were also reviewed. The subjects were the 44 first-year medical students taking the English-only classes that required active participation of…
Descriptors: Medical Students, College Students, Student Improvement, Language Tests
O'Grady, William; Lee, Miseon; Kwak, Hye-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper, designed specifically for language teachers, focuses on a phenomenon in second language learning that is largely independent of instructional effects, curricular materials, and classroom activities. Experimental work suggests that scope, the relationship between two or more logical operators (such as quantifiers or negatives), is…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory
Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The purpose of this study is to suggest effective strategies for the development of communicative ability in ELT (English Language Teaching) by investigating learners' perceptions on strategies making language features more noticeable. The assumption in the study is based on the idea of output-oriented focus on form instruction, supporting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Tominaga, Yuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
In order to discover some clues to and make suggestions for better teaching English pronunciation to learners in English as a Foreign Language (henceforth abbreviated as EFL) settings, the paper attempts to analyze Successful Foreign Language Learners (SFLL), focusing on their study history. The subjects were 24 junior high school students, who…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Quasiexperimental Design, Pronunciation Instruction, Sentence Structure
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