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Ruegg, Rachael – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This study aimed to determine differences in the uptake of peer and teacher feedback after writing students received longitudinal feedback from only one of these sources. It also investigates the types of feedback given by peers and a teacher in order to explain those any differences. Data was collected from 64 Japanese university students in four…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Writing Instruction
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Lee, Bokyung – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This paper presents the relationship between Korean EFL learners' self-reporting learning style preferences and their perspectives on ELT materials evaluation. Quantitative data was acquired from 521 subjects' responses to a learning style survey and a questionnaire of materials evaluation checklist. The findings show that Korean EFL learners'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Style, Asians
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Cancino, Marco – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
The present paper seeks to assess the opportunities for learner involvement and negotiation of meaning that teachers provide in the unfolding interaction in an EFL setting. Classroom data from a Chilean EFL setting were collected in order to assess how teachers deploy a number of interactional features when managing contingent learner turns. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This "decline", however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students
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Kang, Eun Young – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Krashen (2004) has advocated that narrow reading, i.e., reading a series of texts addressing one specific topic, is an effective method to grow vocabulary. While narrow reading has been championed to have many advantages for L2 vocabulary learning, there remains a relative dearth of empirical studies that test the impact of narrow reading on L2…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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Rusfandi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This study investigates the potential use of the argument-counterargument structure in English L2 essays written by Indonesian EFL learners. It examines whether L2 proficiency affects the use of opposing views in their essays, and measures whether there is a correlation between the use of the rhetorical structure and the participants' overall…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Essays, Persuasive Discourse, Second Language Learning
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Tajeddin, Zia; Pezeshki, Maryam – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Although politeness markers are frequently used in written and spoken communication, pragmatic studies have not sufficiently explored the instruction of such markers to English as a foreign language (EFL) learners who lack sufficient opportunity to communicate with native speakers to acquire them in the context of use. Ignoring politeness as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pragmatics, Native Speakers
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Boers, Frank – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
In the 4/3/2 activity learners deliver the same talk three times under increasing time pressure. The activity is intended first and foremost to foster fluency, but accuracy and complexity have also been said to benefit from this activity. The present study investigates whether immediate repetition of monologues under increasing time pressure…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ekembe, Eric Enongene – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Inteaction determines and affects the conditions of language acquisition especially in contexts where exposure to the target language is limited. This is believed to be successful only within the context of small classes (Chavez, 2009). This paper examines learners' progress resulting from interaction in large classes. Using pre-, post-, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Class Size, Cognitive Style
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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Janbaz, Fateme – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Since listening is a crucial component of language competence and fundamental for successful communication as well, its development has been gradually given much attention from language teachers and researchers. This study is aimed at investigating the effectiveness of two pre-listening supports, i.e. question preview and topic preparation on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Jiang, Yan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study explored teacher questioning as a formative assessment strategy by examining the practices of teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Chinese tertiary institutions. It investigated how teachers deployed questions to stimulate student thinking, uncover students' current level of learning, and allow responses to inform pedagogic…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Yeh, Chun-Chun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
The recent trend of university internationalization has seen a rapid increase of English as medium of instruction (EMI) courses in Taiwanese tertiary education. Yet, few large-scale studies have been conducted to investigate student learning in EMI courses. This study surveyed 476 students from 25 EMI courses at six universities in Taiwan to probe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Abdel Razeq, Anwar Ahmad – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study investigated the readiness of university students for autonomous learning of English as a foreign language. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews. The study assessed learners' readiness for autonomous learning across three dimensions: a) learners' perceptions of their educational responsibilities; b) learners' abilities…
Descriptors: Independent Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Qualitative Research
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Kim, Ah-Young Alicia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Although there has been a plethora of research on how Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been implemented in instruction, few have examined how teacher's beliefs about CLT affects assessment of their students and peers. Thus, this study examined how English as a foreign language (EFL) instructors' teaching beliefs affected not only their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Communicative Competence (Languages), Interviews, English (Second Language)
Liu, Xiqin; Qu, Dianning – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
To explore the multimodality of two representative EFL textbook series for Chinese college students, their visual and verbal semiotic modes were compared. The target textbooks are "Experiencing English" and "New Century College English". Through multimodal discourse analysis, the study aims to shed some light on how to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbook Evaluation
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