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Li, Liang; Franken, Margaret; Wu, Shaoqun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Lexical bundles, recurrent multiword combinations in a register, are extremely common and important discourse building blocks in academic writing. An increasing number of studies have investigated lexical bundles in academic writing in recent years, but few studies have explored L2 learners' interpretations of their own bundle production,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Phrase Structure
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Tanewong, Sukanya – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study investigated the impact of metacognitive pedagogical sequence on development of less-proficient Thai EFL listeners' L2 listening metacognition and listening comprehension achievement over a semester. Sixty-four university students who were enrolled in a listening course participated in a quasi-experimental study. Both the intervention…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Fernández-Agüero, María; Chancay-Cedeño, Carlos – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify how Ecuadorian university teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) tackle intercultural teaching practice in their classrooms. To this end, we studied the reported intercultural practices of 68 EFL university teachers from Ecuadorian Region 4. Quantitative data drawn from a questionnaire were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Pang, Alvin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
John Read is about to retire as Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland. He previously taught applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Victoria University of Wellington, the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, the University of Texas El Paso,…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lopez, Elaine; Sabir, Mona – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
It is two decades since Master (1997) published a framework for second language (L2) article pedagogy, based on several years of research into the acquisition of the English article system. Among his recommendations were a focus on intermediate level learners and a simplification of the rules presented to language learners. Since then, substantial…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vitta, Joseph P.; Jost, Dayna; Pusina, Alexis – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Within English for Academic Purposes (EAP), writing instruction has often been of primary interest with a focus on curricula design and implementation. This especially holds true in East Asia where many universities operate EAP writing programmes. This study is located within this region, taking an inquiry stance in a small-scale case study of…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Qian, David D.; Pan, Mingwei – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Politeness has been a source of inspiration for research in pragmatics and inter- and intra-cultural communication. However, the existing literature focusses more on how politeness is realized in the context of first language use. Few studies have investigated the issue related to the use of English by second language learners from varying…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Prosocial Behavior, Business Communication, Letters (Correspondence)
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Yang, Demi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article presents a case study that examined the beliefs and practices of one female English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teacher in relation to teaching second language (L2) speaking. Overall, the findings indicate that the teacher's stated beliefs converge with her classroom practices. However, instances of divergence were also observed.…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, English for Academic Purposes
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Shi, Leimin; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Developing students' communicative competence became the primary goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements in 2004 in China. There has been increasing concern, however, that this goal has yet to be realized, particularly in relation to the teaching of writing. This study investigated the potential of a Systemic Functional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Manning, Shaun J. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Many teachers in Asian EFL situations report difficulties integrating communicative tasks into their classrooms. This study reports on an innovation in which opinion gap tasks were used to support the regular classwork of a middle school English class in Seoul, South Korea. The task had to reflect the learning objectives of the state-mandated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, English Teachers
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Cheung, Yin Ling; Low, Tze Hui – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article examines how writer's voice is constructed in argumentative essays written at the pre-university level. The study focusses on the student writers' control over evaluative resources that influence the realization of voice in the high-scoring and low-scoring scripts. Using the APPRAISAL system in Systemic Functional Linguistics, the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Ketabi, Saeed; Tavakoli, Mansoor – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a person-centred future time perspective (FTP) intervention on Iranian EFL students' willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Through one-on-one interviews with the participants, the researchers tried to build a connection between students' English learning at school and their goals in future, and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Perspective, Intervention, Second Language Learning
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Harun, Haliza; Abdullah, Norhana; Ab Wahab, Nursyuhada'; Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Over the past decades, much of the discussion regarding grammar teaching has evolved around the identification of the best language teaching approach to facilitate effective learning of English language among second language (L2) learners. Despite the various approaches introduced and implemented in the realm of L2 teaching, the language…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Park, Jinkyoung; Chon, Yuah V. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Single word items have usually been the unit of analysis for measuring L2 learners' vocabulary size, for designing word lists and for estimating word coverage of reading texts. However, what is lost in these estimates is the consideration of multiword expressions, such as idioms. To empirically test the assertion that the knowledge of single word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Middle School Students
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Hajar, Anas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article provides a qualitative inquiry into the influences of immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings) on a group of Gulf Arab EFL students regarding their language learning experiences and strategy use in their Arab homelands. The participants came from financially comfortable families, with different levels of education. The…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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