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Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Program and /or course evaluation is a process in which different types of data are collected systematically in order to study the virtues and weaknesses of a language instruction program. Program evaluation is, in fact, one of the essential aspects of any curriculum. It is a kind of quality control in which various aspects of an instructional…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Teaching Methods, Course Evaluation, Program Evaluation
Lee, Sun-Min – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
It is the reality of Korean language education that the development of teaching materials for Korean language for academic purposes are not so brisk, compared to that of the materials for general purpose, as the education of Korean language as a foreign language has just begun to proceed. The focuses of this study are to survey the brief history…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Korean, Textbooks
alQinai, Jamal – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The question of using synonyms in translating the Quran is a thorny issue that led to both different interpretations and different translations of the holy text. No matter how accurate or professional a translator attempts to be, Quranic translation has always been fraught with inaccuracies and the skewing of sensitive theological, cultural and…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Muslims, Translation, Morphology (Languages)
Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Program and/or course evaluation is a process in which different types of data are collected systematically in order to study the virtues and weaknesses of a language instruction program. Program evaluation is, in fact, one of the essential aspects of any curriculum. It is a kind of quality control in which various aspects of an instructional…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Teaching Methods, Course Evaluation, Program Evaluation
Soureshjani, Kamal Heidari; Safikhani, Arezoo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Metaphoric language and understanding such a language have been of central concern in not only private language schools for intermediate and advanced learners, but in universities for students whose major is English. Besides, as Ellis (1994) maintains, various individual differences have an effect on students' performance and learning. One of the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Individual Differences
Sims, James – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study investigates possible changes in students' English language ability by means of a questionnaire administered to 18 experienced university teachers. The questionnaire measures changes in six domains: grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and attitudes. The results of the questionnaire indicate that over the last decade a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, College Freshmen
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Bazyar, Abdonour – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Over the past few decades co-teaching has attracted due attention for enhancing learning process in educational systems. Drawing on the concept of "parallel model", the present study attempted to examine the extent to which this approach can affect general language proficiency of EFL learners. To this end, through a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
Taase, Yoones – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate locally designed ELT textbooks in the light of multiple intelligences theory. Three textbooks (grade 1.2.3) used in guidance school of Iranian educational system were analyzed using MI checklist developed by Botelho, Mario do Rozarioand. Catered for kinds of intelligences in the activities and exercises…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Asiyaban, Amir R.; Bagheri, Mohammad S. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using "translation" technique in vocabulary teaching would have any positive effects on the "free active" vocabulary of Iranian learners of English. To carry out the research, eighty-eight intermediate male and female students were chosen. The participants were divided into…
Descriptors: Translation, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Lee, Sun-Min – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study aims to introduce the distance learning class model for a foreign language in university-level education context, and to prove that this class model is effective in cultivating the motivation and interest of university students for learning a foreign language. This distance learning lesson consists of two parts: Online chatting session,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Asari, Yoko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study examines the relationship between recasts and learners' repair, taking into account 1) learners' proficiency level and 2) timing of recasts. 543 recast episodes were detected from 17 beginning, 16 intermediate, and 17 advanced learners. While beginning learners were not able to repair if the intervening words between the learners' error…
Descriptors: Maintenance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Liu, Yachao; Park, Hyesook – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among Willingness to Communicate (WTC), motivation and English proficiency within a population of Korean college students learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Based on previous studies, questionnaires were used to collect data. Two hundred one Korean college students of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Majors (Students), Student Motivation, English (Second Language)
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Klemsen, Katie Mae; Seong, Myeong Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine students' satisfaction and investigate the potential of improved learning outcomes in smart and blended learning environments. This paper reflects on the experience of the delivery of a program at H University in Seoul, Korea using smart and blended learning. The goal was to apply the findings to current…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Jamalvandi, Behrouz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study reflects on the presentation of culture in the English textbooks adopted in Chinese high school level. The categorization by Ramirez and Hall (1990) shaped the basis of the textbook analysis. The main objectives of the inquiry were to examine the quality of representation of source, target and other cultures in the ELT textbooks.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), High School Students, Humanities, Textbooks
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Zhang, Yanyan; Guo, Hui – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper aims to analyze the relationships between English writing and domain-specific motivation and self-efficacy of Chinese EFL learners. 66 English major students from two grades were invited as participants to complete a writing task and two self-designed questionnaires on English writing motivation and self-efficacy, respectively. It was…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), College Freshmen
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