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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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McQuillan, Jeff – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Some researchers have argued that low-achieving students may never acquire sufficient levels of academic vocabulary to be successful in school without some form of explicit vocabulary instruction (e.g. Snow, Lawrence, & White, 2009). In this paper, I summarize the available data on the efficiency, in words learned per minute of instruction, of…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Adolescent Literature
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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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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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Causarano, Antonio – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Literacy plays such an important role in our lives that being able to know who we are as literate individuals is paramount to live and thrive in a complex literate society in the 21st century. Understanding the relationship between an individual's background (cultural, linguistic, social, political, familial, educational, communal and economic)…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Literacy, Foreign Students, Professional Development
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Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper discusses the issue of learner outcomes in learning culture as part of their language learning. First, some brief discussion on the role of culture in language teaching and learning, as well as on culture contents in language lessons is presented. Based on a detailed review of previous literature related to culture in language teaching…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Instruction
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Alkhaleefah, Tarek A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Considering the various classifications of L1 and L2 reading strategies in previous think-aloud studies, the present review aims to provide a comprehensive look into those various taxonomies reported in major L1 and L2 reading studies. The rationale for this review is not only to offer a comprehensive overview of the different classifications in…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Protocol Analysis, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Causarano, Antonio – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This article discusses the importance of rethinking the content and delivery of literacy instruction in university courses for pre-service and in-service teachers by aligning curriculum and instruction to new literacies to prepare the next generations of teachers to support the literacy learning of students in K-12 schools in the 21st century. The…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Literacy Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Demir, Yusuf; Ertas, Abdullah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Coursebook evaluation helps practitioners decide on the most appropriate coursebook to be exploited. Moreover, evaluation process enables to predict the potential strengths and weaknesses of a given coursebook. Checklist method is probably the most widely adopted way of judging coursebooks and there are plenty of ELT coursebook evaluation…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Course Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Media Selection
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Behroozizad, Sorayya; Nambiar, Radha M. K.; Amir, Zaini – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Learning English as a foreign language (EFL) has long been regarded a challenging task. Said challenge is clearly evident in the many studies attempting to delineate some of the major problems faced by EFL learners while trying to uncover both the sources and the solutions. This paper turns to the Vygotskian approach to language learning, in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Teachers of reading and writing have been getting a lot of criticism recently, mostly derived from studies showing that students and the population at large lack essential literacy skills to be successful. The move to multimodal literacy only complicates the problems already present. While some new skills are needed in order to engage in…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Language Processing, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Havard, Megan; Sancho, Irene Domingo – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
This paper examines the role of technology in the professional development of teaching assistants, and specifically, it addresses how applications of technology to teaching can provide continuity for the L2 curriculum beyond the basic levels. After a discussion about the importance of grounding instructional practice in research and theory, the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Acquisition, Teaching Assistants, Theory Practice Relationship
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de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Cheng, Dazhi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This article explores how language and the multisemiotic nature of mathematics can present potential challenges for English language learners (ELLs). Based on two qualitative studies of the discourse of mathematics, we discuss some of the linguistic challenges of mathematics for ELLs in order to highlight the potential difficulties they may have…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Semiotics, Linguistics, English Language Learners
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Ogeyik, Muhlise Cosgun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Form-focused discovery activities allow language learners to grasp various aspects of a target language by contributing implicit knowledge by using discovered explicit knowledge. Moreover, such activities can assist learners to perceive and discover the features of their language input. In foreign language teaching environments, they can be used…
Descriptors: Semantics, Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Poetry
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