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Tuncer, Hülya – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Newspapers do not only carry the role of spreading news nation or worldwide but also serve as an educational tool in foreign language contexts subsidiarily. Consisting of as few words as possible yet to define a lot of ideas, newspaper headlines were considered to form a fruitful base for promoting reading and writing skills of pre-service EFL…
Descriptors: Newspapers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, News Reporting
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Demir, Cüneyt – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Different from other elaborate proses, academic writing needs a clear language to extend its scope of audience. Intending to be seen intellectual, competent, or more attractive, writers may inflate their manuscripts with unnecessary complicated words and pompous frills unique to specific jargons; however, such texts, called flowery writing, in an…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Difficulty Level, Jargon, Research Reports
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Chang, Anna C. -S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study explored the effects of repeated oral reading practice on EFL learners' oral reading fluency development over a three-month period. The participants were 44 hospitality majors, divided into four different subgroups according to language proficiency (LP 1-4, in which 1 was the lowest and 4 the highest). To examine the changes of…
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Oral Reading, Reading Fluency, English Language Learners
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Mahzoun, Zinat; Han, Turgay – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Previous research on pronunciation errors observed that the most frequently mispronounced English phonemes are word-initial consonants. The findings of the current study invalidate those observations by presenting the data analysis of 40 Turkish EFL learners' speech samples, which illustrates that segmental speech errors are position-independent…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Error Patterns, Phonemes, English (Second Language)
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Aminifard, Yasser; Mehrpour, Saeed – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Despite vociferous calls for judicious use of learners' mother tongue over the past few decades, deciding on the right amount has still remained a challenge for many teachers. This article reports on the results of a survey drawing upon the views of 110 Iranian EFL teachers about eight perceived functions of L1 (Persian) in young English learners'…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Bilingualism, Indo European Languages
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Ceyhan-Bingöl, Zeynep; Özkan, Yonca – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
English has reached lingua franca status due to globalization, and the lingua franca role of English has already started to influence teacher education and the field ELT. Although there have been plenty of studies about ELF and related issues, the classroom practices in such studies need more exploration to describe the position of English in the…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Global Approach, Classroom Techniques
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Mullins, L. Aaron – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Self-efficacy is one's belief in one's capacity to organize and execute a course of action and serves as a motivating factor, since people tend to seek opportunities in areas where they feel efficacious and avoid areas where they believe they might fail (Bandura, 1997). Furthermore, as language learners' feelings of efficacy increase, so does the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Ulkersoy, Namik; Genc, Bilal; Darmaz, Volkan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
In teaching writing to foreign or second language learners, one of the issues concerning teachers is the amount and types of errors students make in their writings. This paper aims to obtain a clear understanding of types of errors in the writings of Turkish EFL learners by comparing freshman and sophomore students' writing performance. To this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Bril, Marco; Bussing, Leanne – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Reading comprehension in L2 has been shown to be correlated to vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. However, little is known about the relative contribution of morphosyntactic knowledge in this language competence. In the present study we investigated the contribution of morphosyntactic knowledge of some particular grammatical elements to the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Morphology (Languages)
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Chireac, Silvia-Maria; Francis, Norbert; McClure, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The study examines performance on an evaluation instrument for classroom use for the purpose of improving instruction that focuses on awareness of language in reading and writing. Findings are reported on the piloting of the first in a series of literacy assessments with students from a rural elementary school in Ecuador. All students who…
Descriptors: Literacy, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Instructional Improvement
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Nuttall, Lee – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This report discusses why Japan continues to struggle with and appears on the surface to be reluctant to embrace the English language as a medium to conduct business and indeed tourism as opposed to their South East Asian neighbours. The topics covered were the historical context of Japan's isolationist policy, Japan's educational system, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Song, HeeGyoung; Buchanan, Dawna Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Relevant, non-fiction texts became primary teaching materials for second grade English Learners in a poor urban school in the Midwest United States. Politics, news and other current events captured children's attention, helping to engage, explore and extend their literacy confidence in the real world. The Principal Investigator employed the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learner Engagement, Nonfiction, Grade 2
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Milliner, Brett – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study traced the development of beginner-level (CEFR A1 and A2) Japanese university English learners' listening and reading skills (N=58). Improvements in listening and reading performance were compared among three groups of low proficiency EFL students: (1) learners who simultaneously read while listening to over 100,000 words from graded…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Listening Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zaabalawi, Rafe S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Collocations are words that often arbitrarily cluster in a particular language context (e.g., make progress). Native Arabic learners of English often find difficulty using English collocations in their English discourse. This is probably because such expressions, though occurring in Arabic, are not as frequently used as they are in English.…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zengin, Bugra; Basal, Ahmet; Yükselir, Ceyhun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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