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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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Genç, Gülten; Kulusakh, Emine; Aydin, Savas – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Emotional intelligence has recently attracted educators' attention around the world. Educators who try to investigate the factors in language learning achievement have decided to pave the way to success through emotional intelligence. The relationship between emotional intelligence and language learning is the major concern of this study. The…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Language Skills, Correlation, Second Language Learning
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Prichard, Caleb; Atkins, Andrew – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Previewing a text is a key global reading strategy. Previewing may increase comprehension as it can activate schema, increase global awareness of the text, and enhance the use of other reading strategies. Despite its importance, an explicit focus on previewing skills has been lacking and previous research on the reading strategies of second…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Student Surveys
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Naeini, Ma'ssoumeh Bemani; Rezaei, Reyhaneh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL learners' performance on a reading comprehension test and their pattern of using cognitive and metacognitive learning strategies. Analysis of the data obtained from 190 Iranian intermediate EFL learners (70 males and 120 females, aged 17-25) revealed a strong relationship between reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Liu, Siping; Wang, Jian – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of cooperative reading teaching activities and independent reading activities for English language learner (ELL) students at 4th grade level. Based on simple linear regression and correlational analyses of data collected from two large data bases, PIRLS and NAEP, the study found that cooperative reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Rastegar, Rabe'e – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of both IQ and emotional intelligence on reading comprehension in Iran. Forty-five EFL college students from Payame Noor University of Gonbad and Azad University of Gorgan participated in this study. Three independent tests were administrated, including Bar-On's emotional intelligence inventory…
Descriptors: Correlation, Emotional Intelligence, College Students, Intelligence Quotient
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Fujita, Ken; Yamashita, Junko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The current study investigated the relation and comparison of reading comprehension and reading rate in Japanese high school EFL learners. One hundred and forty-eight tenth-graders in a Japanese high school participated in this study. Results showed that the relation between reading comprehension and reading rate was weak, but significant (r =…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
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Watts, Mary L. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
The present study investigated the relationship between L2 incidental lexical gain during reading and the variables of clause type and word saliency. Lexical gain was defined as gain of grammatical class and word meaning and was compared for target items in dependent and independent clauses. Word saliency was a measurement of the learners'…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Incidental Learning
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Rahimi, Mohammad – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Test method facet has been considered as an important factor affecting the testee's performance on a test. That is, a test used to assess a particular ability would yield different results when different test methods are used to gauge the same trait. The language of presentation is an aspect of test method conceived of as affecting the performance…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Indo European Languages