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Sylvén, Liss Kerstin; Sundqvist, Pia – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study aims to present the validation of a test designed to assess young learners' general L2 English vocabulary knowledge, the Young Learner Vocabulary Assessment Test (YLVAT). YLVAT consists of 37 items selected from the K1-2 frequency levels of the Productive and Vocabulary Levels Tests. In the study, Swedish learners (N = 52, age 12) took…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Language Tests
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Watanabe, Aya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study explores one novice learner's development of interactional competence in English as a foreign language based on data collected over a 4-year period at an after-school English program in Japan. Using conversation analysis (CA), the study focuses on how the learner develops methods to participate in the multiparty classroom interaction in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, After School Programs
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Türkdogan, Gönül; Sivell, John – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Day and Bamford's ten principles for promoting second-language (L2) extensive reading (ER) have been commended for their highly applicable practicality. However, for various reasons, assuring successful ER instruction can remain a challenging task. This surprising contrast may in part be clarified by examining the relationship between Day and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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Sahin Kizil, Aysel; Savran, Zehra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Research on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in language learning has ascertained heretofore various potentials ranging from metacognitive domain to skill-based practices. One area in which the potentials of ICT tools requires further exploration is self-regulated language learning, an active, constructive process in…
Descriptors: Self Management, Independent Study, English (Second Language), Active Learning
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Koban Koç, Didem – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Socioeconomic status (SES), which generally involves factors such as parental educational background, occupation and income level, is a strong predictor of student achievement. That is, students with higher parental SES demonstrate increased academic performance when compared to those with lower parental SES. The purpose of the present study is to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language)
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Bozdogan, Derya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Despite the proclaimed mono-cultural and mono-linguistic profile, in reality, diversity lies at the core of classrooms. This paper outlines the literature on diversity in young learners' classrooms followed by student and teacher reflections on diversity issues in the EFL context. Sixty-two primary school students studying at the 4th and 5th grade…
Descriptors: Reflection, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ölmezer-Öztürk, Elçin; Öztürk, Gökhan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Oral corrective feedback in language classrooms has received considerable attention for the last few decades. However, most of the studies focus on teachers' practices, and how learners perceive these practices still needs investigation. Based on this, the current study examined the perceptions and preferences of EFL learners regarding the types…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Karakas, Ali; Uysal, Hüseyin; Bilgin, Selçuk; Bulut, Talat – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
The question of what makes a good teacher of English has aroused researchers' interest for many years, and the existing studies comparing NESTs (native English-speaking teachers) and NNESTs (non-native English-speaking teachers) have focused mostly on students' perceptions of these teachers. The current study aims to explore in the first phase if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Top, Namik; Liew, Jeffery; Luo, Wen – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
School-based programs designed to reduce problem behaviors, increase prosocial behaviors, and improve academic achievement have often been characterized as social-emotional learning or character development (education) programs. This longitudinal study investigated effects of such a program, called "Second Step", on observed problem…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Prosocial Behavior
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Greer, Tim – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
Interactional repair usually involves one or two primary participants, meaning that either the speaker of a trouble source attempts to deal with it on his or her own or else a recipient initiates the repair and sometimes provides a candidate solution. However, occasionally a third person may also become involved in a form of repair that has been…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Communicative Competence (Languages), Study Abroad
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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan; Troudi, Salah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This study seeks to understand lecturers' views about the effectiveness of curriculum change procedures taking place in 2006 at the English language teacher education departments of Turkish universities. The study collected both quantitative and qualitative data through an open-ended questionnaire completed by 27 lecturers working at fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This study aims to explore the construct structure of the Turkish version of the "Myself-As-A-Learner Scale" ("MALS"), which was designed to measure academic self-concept. A translated version of MALS was administered to 483 participants (mean age = 14.31, SD = 2.08) in six different cities across Turkey. An exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept Measures, Self Concept, Program Validation
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Holmes, Janet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
In the process of transitioning from one institution or workplace to another, people often encounter new interactional norms and values. For those moving countries as well as workplaces, the transition may involve different cultural and societal norms and values; but even a move between organisations or workplace teams within a country may present…
Descriptors: Interaction, Communities of Practice, Workplace Learning, Group Membership
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Colon De Carvajal, Isabel; Teston-Bonnard, Sandra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
Resolving the inability to produce a word through a gestural realization is often a compensatory strategy used with aphasic patients. However, context and interpersonal knowledge between participants are also essential factors for finding or guessing the right word or the right gesture. In the "Interactions between Aphasic people &…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Impairments, Nonverbal Communication, Interpersonal Communication
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Gosen, Myrte N. – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This paper is centered around 106 tellings of personal experiences during shared readings of picture books in kindergarten classrooms. It is shown that teachers orient to different interactional storytelling competences of their pupils. Teachers are found to contribute to pupils' tellings by inviting them, by showing recipiency, by asking…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Story Telling
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