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Chou, Mu-Hsuan – Language Education & Assessment, 2021
Speaking a foreign language is a complicated process that involves linguistic competence, skills, and strategy use. Communicating through English in English for Academic Purposes courses is a basic requirement for EFL learners, but it can be a challenge. To improve the quality of speech, strengthen components of speaking competence, and raise…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Quaid, Ethan; Barrett, Alex – Language Education & Assessment, 2021
Research examining test taker fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interview performances has primarily focused on quantitative spoken utterance fluency data alone, with further qualitative investigation of test taker processing fluency's effect being neglected. This study compared four test takers' spoken utterance and…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Comparative Analysis
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Huang, Shu-Chen – Language Education & Assessment, 2021
Guided by the Second Language Motivational Self System (L2MSS) framework, this study examined to what extent the L2MSS components of ideal self, ought-to self, and learning experience described the motivation of learners who chose to enroll in college elective courses of modern languages other than English (LOTEs) in the monolingual social setting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Experience
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Li, Jiuliang – Language Education & Assessment, 2021
This study examined the perceived effects of test preparation for College English Test Band 4 (CET4) on development of language ability and test performance, which has not received sufficient attention previously. A total of 79 undergraduate students from two classes in a Chinese university participated in the study. At the end of the CET4…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Pusey, Kerry – Language Education & Assessment, 2020
The use of video lectures and authentic listening tasks (e.g., taking notes; responding to short answer questions) is common practice in EAP classrooms. However, many classroom-based tests of L2 listening comprehension continue to employ audio-only listening texts and a multiple-choice response format. The effect of these differences in input type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English for Academic Purposes, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Ehsanzadeh, S. J. – Language Education & Assessment, 2020
This study measures the threshold level of depth of word knowledge in L2 incidental learning and reading comprehension. I administered the Word Associates Test (WAT; Read, 2004) to measure depth of word knowledge. Based on participants' scores on the WAT, they were divided into three proficiency groups: high proficiency (HP), intermediate…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning
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Thanh, Minh Nguyen Huu – Language Education & Assessment, 2020
The study aims to investigate washback of the English National Exam (ENE) on learning and how they impacted English language learning strategies of first-year English majors at University of Foreign Language Studies, The University of Danang (UFLS, UD). Data was collected from a questionnaire administered to 120 first-year English majors and an…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, Majors (Students), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Xie, Qin; Yuan, Junting – Language Education & Assessment, 2020
This study investigated the English writing anxiety experienced by preservice English [teachers] as second/foreign language teachers in Hong Kong, and its impact on their written corrective feedback (WCF). A total of 34 highly proficient preservice teachers responded to the Second Language Writing Anxiety Inventory (Cheng, 2004), which measured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Apprehension, English (Second Language), Preservice Teachers
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Hoang, Ngoc Thi Huyen – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
As validity pertains to test use rather than the test itself, using a test for unintended purposes requires a new validation program using additional evidence from relevant sources. This small-scale study contributes to the validation of the use of originally academic language tests--the International English Language Testing System and the Test…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Immigrants, Immigration, Testing Problems
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Yeh, Shiou-Wen; Chen, Cheng-Ting – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
Based on the advantages of collaborative writing and the advanced development of mobile technology, this study investigated the communication process and attitudes of a group of college students toward collaborative writing using a "Google Docs" app on an English writing course. Online collaborative writing assignments were assigned by…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Collaborative Writing
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Whyte, Shona – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
The term "communicative competence" captures the notion that the ability to use language in interaction requires not just control of linguistic form but also awareness of rules of use in different contexts (Hymes, 1972). Communicative competence is a slippery term: different actors in second language (L2) research, education, and…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Linguistic Theory
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Haug, Tobias; Ebling, Sarah; Braem, Penny Boyes; Tissi, Katja; Sidler-Miserez, Sandra – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
In German Switzerland the learning and assessment of Swiss German Sign Language ("Deutschschweizerische Geb√§rdensprache," DSGS) takes place in different contexts, for example, in tertiary education or in continuous education courses. By way of the still ongoing implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference for DSGS,…
Descriptors: German, Sign Language, Language Tests, Test Items
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Tywoniw, Rurik; Crossley, Scott – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
Cohesion features were calculated for a corpus of 960 essays by 480 test-takers from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in order to examine differences in the use of cohesion devices between integrated (source-based) writing and independent writing samples. Cohesion indices were measured using an automated textual analysis tool, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Connected Discourse
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Chong, Sin Wang – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
In the past decade (2007-2017), research on written corrective feedback (WCF) has been proliferating in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) contexts, and new developments in this field of research are evident. To synthesize the latest advancement in WCF research, a systematic review of recent literature on…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Design, Writing Assignments, Error Correction
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Teng, Huei-Chun; Fu, Chun-Wei – Language Education & Assessment, 2019
The study aims to explore the washback of incorporating English listening test in the senior high entrance exam (Comprehensive Assessment Program: CAP) on EFL instruction in junior high schools in Taiwan. The participants were thirty English teachers and 298 students from three junior high schools in Taiwan. The instruments consisted of…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension Tests, High Stakes Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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