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Salimi, Esmaeel Ali; Mirian, Elham Sadat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mix-method research attempts at extending our knowledge about the impact of L1 glossing (Persian) for abstract words on reading comprehension in English. It also examines learners' attitudes towards abstract glossed words while engaged in reading. Sixty students in Iranian language institutes were recruited to participate in the quantitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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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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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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Course, Simla – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper reports the findings of an action research that was conducted over the course of two years. The research investigated the role of using reading diaries and strategy instruction with English Language Teaching trainees to foster greater learner autonomy and looked into the language learning strategies used by these students. The findings…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Diaries, Action Research, Learning Strategies
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Mehrpour, Saeed; Mansourzadeh, Nurullah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Idiomatic expressions are among the most difficult and challenging aspects in the realm of lexicon. The focus of the present study was on investigating the effect of short stories and pictures on learning idiomatic expressions by beginner EFL learners. For this aim, 52 Iranian EFL learners were chosen and assigned to three groups randomly: two…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mehrpour, Saeed; Ghayour, Maaedeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
The present study investigated the effects of educational computerized games on learning English spelling among Iranian children. In doing so, 66 young Iranian English learners with the average age of 9.5, attending the children's branch of Iran Language Institute (ILI), the most well-established state-run language teaching institute in Iran,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Senel, Mufit – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
The present study investigates the effects of Task-Based Language Teaching on students' grammar knowledge in the field of teaching grammar. It has been studied with 32 students from 8th grade during a two-and-a-half-month process. Throughout this process, students firstly are applied a pre-test to examine their level and to confirm whether there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Suwantharathip, Ornprapat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present study investigated the effects of reading strategies based on collaborative learning approach on students' reading comprehension and reading strategy use. The quasi-experimental research study was performed with two groups of students. While the control group was taught in the traditional way, the experimental group received reading…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Reading Instruction, College Freshmen
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Ghahari, Shima; Heidarolad, Meissam – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Provision of multiple-choice (MC) glosses, which combines the advantages of glosses and inferring, has recently gained its share of supporters as a potential technique for enhancing L2 texts and increasing word gain for L2 learners. Upon taking an actual TOEFL, the participants underwent a vocabulary pretest to ensure that the target words were…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Shih, Ying-Chun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The effects of extensive reading on EFL context have been examined with a variety of studies. This study examined the impact of extensive reading on reading proficiency while the participants were taught reading strategies. Furthermore, this study explored whether there were any differences between intervention and control groups on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), English (Second Language), Intervention
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Haupt, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Improving L2 learners reading fluency has been identified by leading L2 reading researchers as an important aspect of L2 reading instruction (Grabe, 2004, 2009; Nation, 2009). A number of studies have been conducted on the use of paper-based fluency development methods on ESL and EFL students reading speeds and showed positive results (Al-Homoud…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Lee, Hsiang-Ni – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study examined 39 Taiwanese adult EFL learners' responses to reading children's literature in a non-major freshman English class. Exposed to authentic illustrated storybooks along with a variety of literacy practices, the students' end-of-the-semester feedback has shown that they generally enjoyed the books and felt they had made progress in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kirchhoff, Cheryl – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Extensive reading is an approach to language education that has shown great promise for foreign language learners to acquire language; however, implementation reveals difficulty in maintaining student motivation to read over long periods of time. This study investigates students' experience of face-to-face talk about books in an extensive reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Assignments, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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