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Mesgarshahr, Abulfazl; Alavi, Seyyed Mohammad – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study presents empirical evidence for the hypothesis that reading purpose may impact upon the cognitive processes that L2 readers use in comprehending a text. 25 advanced learners of English were put into two purpose groups--testing condition (TC) and learning condition (LC). The participants in the TC read two expository passages and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Second Language Learning
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Kaya, Damla; Özkan, Yonca – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study aims to explore preservice language teachers' views on the use of peer and selfassessment techniques and also to investigate whether there is a correlation between peer/selfscoring and teacher scoring. In data collection, both qualitative and quantitative research approaches were utilized. SPSS was used to analyze quantitative data and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Bunning, Lucy; Kostka, Ilka – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study examined undergraduate international students' communication-related experiences during service-learning, focusing specifically on their goals and strategies and the role of communication. Participants included 28 English as a Second Language (ESL) students in two sections of a service-learning course in a university pathways program in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Communication Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Students
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Chang, Anna C.-S.; Renandya, Willy A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the practice of extensive reading (ER) in the Asian context. One hundred and nineteen L2 teachers in Asia responded to an online questionnaire that probed into their reasons for implementing ER, the difficulties they encountered, and their perception about the effectiveness of different ways of…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Akdag, Emrah; Özkan, Yonca – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
In such a rapidly developing world, it has been inevitable to integrate some modern assessment approaches and tools into English teaching. Hence, several up to date Formative Assessment Tools have been used by teachers during the learning process to modify teaching and learning activities by means of acquiring qualitative feedback. Blogs or…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Writing Skills, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sakurai, Nobuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper explored the effects of the amount of extensive reading (ER) on writing ability. Participants were 157 first and second-year non-English majors at a private university in Japan who took a writing test in class. Some of them were reading extensively, while others had no experience in ER. The outcomes of Pearson's correlation indicated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Writing Relationship, Scores, Vocabulary Development
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Gascoigne, Carolyn; Parnell, Juliette – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
With todays' students spending increasing amounts of time involved in online activities, there is a growing need to study their online reading habits. Indeed, it is not only students' out-of-class engagement with electronic media that calls for increased attention to the reading skill, in general, and online reading, in particular, but it is also…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French
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Han, Turgay; Burgucu-Tazegül, Assiye – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to examine a) how lower-intermediate and upper-intermediate level Turkish learners of English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) realize refusals in English, b) the differences between native and non-native speakers of English in the use of refusals, and c) if L2 proficiency affects possible pragmatic transfer or not.…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Pragmatics
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Commander, Millie; de Guerrero, María C. M. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This paper describes shadow-reading, a pedagogical technique aimed at fostering reading comprehension and retention in second (L2) or foreign language (FL) classrooms. The technique is an adaptation of "conversational shadowing," a procedure which requires listeners to repeat what their interlocutors say in an attempt to remember the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cheetham, Catherine; Harper, Alan; Elliott, Melody; Ito, Mika – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This paper describes a pilot study conducted with English as a foreign language (EFL) students at a private university in Japan who used graded readers and the MReader website in class or independently to enhance their English reading skills. Each semester students who read 100,000 words with MReader quizzes passed enter into the "MReader…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Basal Reading
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Gorsuch, Greta; Taguchi, Etsuo; Umehara, Hiroaki – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
A perennial challenge to second language educators and learners is getting sufficient input in settings where the L2 is not widely used, in this case beginning-level American university students learning Japanese. Reading is a significant means of getting L2 input, with recent calls for attention to reading and authentic texts as curriculum…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension
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Pereyra, Nilsa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The purpose of this action research was to investigate the effect of extensive reading and related activities on the acquisition of lexical chunks in EFL students. Seven adult EFL learners with an Intermediate level volunteered to take part in the 16 week project following Extensive Reading principles combined with tasks based on the Lexical…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reading, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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