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Tabatabaee-Yazdi, Mona; Baghaei, Purya – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
In this study the cognitive correlates of reading comprehension in English as a foreign language were studied. The Cattell-Horn-Carroll model of cognitive abilities was used as the theoretical grounding for the study. We examined the relationship between fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, verbal analogical reasoning, and speed of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Cognitive Ability
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Daniel, Cathy E.; Halimi, Florentina; AlShammari, Iqbal A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
The teaching of English as a second/foreign language to Arab students has received considerable attention during the past decade. The use of English as a medium of instruction in the Arabian Gulf has become prominent but has only recently been examined academically. In Kuwait, the need to learn and use English is emerging. Attention toward how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nakashima, Kohji; Stephens, Meredith; Kamata, Suzanne – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Leading scholars (Gilbert, 2009; Walter, 2008) have highlighted the importance of phonological processing in learning to read. Nevertheless, reading in Japan has traditionally been taught without adequate attention to the role of phonological processing. Accordingly, it was speculated that Japanese university students would demonstrate superior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Silent Reading, Reading Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness
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Isozaki, Anna Husson – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Fluency in L2 reading often seems a distant goal, and pleasure in the experience of L2 reading even more unattainable. This study investigated comparative EFL reading projects for university-age learners, using graded literature at one university and an authentic memoir at a second. The study explored whether integrating listening to audiobooks…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tulgar, Aysegül Takkaç – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Though there are many studies on reading and writing skills focusing on different dimensions, the relationship between the learning context and the development of reading and writing is an area needing further attention. This comparative case study was purposed to investigate the attitudes of two groups of language learners towards reading and…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Writing Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis
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Shorkaee, Hossein Zabihi; Talebi, Seyed Hassan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study investigated the effects of Reading Strategy Instruction (RSI) on reading performance and attitude toward reading strategies while reading texts of different difficulty levels. Fifty-five university students studying Political and Basic Sciences took part in this study. After homogenizing the participants, 24 students were in the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Difficulty Level, Experimental Groups
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Ekmekçi, Emrah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study specifically focuses on foreign language writing anxiety in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context in Turkey. The participants of the study are 126 prospective teachers of English attending an ELT department of a state university in Turkey. The aim of the study is to find out the levels and types of foreign language writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Friesen, Deanna C.; Haigh, Corinne A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Increasingly, children enter the school system with a home language that differs from the language of the majority. Consequently, classrooms have students with diverse language backgrounds and teachers must develop reading comprehension instruction that meets the needs of all their students. To successfully plan instruction, it is critical for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Native Language
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Tocaimaza-Hatch, C. Cecilia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
In the United States, 9.4% of public school students speak a language other than English; of those children, 77% speak Spanish (National Center for Education Statistics, 2017). While there is widespread concern for these children to learn English, maintaining the home language and encouraging bilingualism are given little regard (Ovando, 2003).…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Maintenance, Bilingualism, English Language Learners
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Lypka, Andrea Eniko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Limited studies have considered meshing participatory visual methods, new technologies, and experiential learning to prepare preservice teachers to respond to the needs of adult second language learners with interrupted education. Thus, this small-scale exploratory action research investigates how implementing collaborative digital visual…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Films
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Mensah, Anthony Kofi; Ruffin, Tiece; Mensah, Florence Akua – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
In second-language reading (L2), the amount of opportunity to practice the second language is vital to reading proficiency. Also, research informs us that pupils' performance in reading is enhanced to a great extent by the amount of reading they do out of school. The amount of reading pupils engage in outside of school also tends to positively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Centers, Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students
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Crosby, Cathryn – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Dramatically changing demographics of students learning English as another language across the world and in the United States pose a significant challenge for today's school systems. For example, an estimated 1.5 billion students are learning English in the world (British Council, 2014). Recent research on service-learning and TESOL (Al Barwani,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Technological Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Meier, Joyce – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study is framed from a theoretical perspective that values the incorporation of reflection and multimodal products in service-learning that engage ELLs in "real-time" language learning. Using a pedagogical framework that is translingual and culturally sustaining, the author examines a community project in which the ELLs in a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Macknish, Cynthia; Tomaš, Zuzana; Vojtkuláková, Margita – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Service-learning has increasingly been implemented to enhance teacher education coursework in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Service-learning engages preservice teachers in activities or projects that benefit a particular community of stakeholders with ties to English as an additional language learning while…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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