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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The effects of repeated oral reading and timed reading on L2 oral reading fluency were examined among Japanese university students (N = 50) over 12 weeks. Three quasi-experimental groups were used in the study. Group 1 practiced two types of reading: Repeated oral reading with chunking practice and timed reading. Group 2 did timed reading only.…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Fluency, Phrase Structure
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Fithriani, Rahmah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The significance of feedback in the learning process, including that in second language (L2) writing pedagogy has been widely recognized. Many studies investigating the effect of feedback on students' writing have indicated that the feedback process helps students improve their writing quality. However, few studies exist that focus on how the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories, Learning Processes
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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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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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Ayachi, Zeineb – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigated the difference between peer and teacher assessment of writing compositions of advanced university students in English. Besides, it investigated the likely effect this type of evaluation might have on the learners' writing skill. To this end, 17 participants were surveyed over seven weeks. During every session, the…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Seghayer, Khalid – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This study examined factors associated with whether instructors of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) incorporate computer-assisted reading (CAR) into their second-language (L2) reading classrooms. To achieve this goal, 70 ESL/EFL instructors completed a survey containing 37 items and 1 open-ended question concerning their…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nakano, Teiko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This paper reports on the implementation of Japanese extensive reading with international students studying at a Japanese university using graded readers (GRs). GRs chosen for the present study were simplified versions of original Japanese literature and were used to support students in acquiring a top-down reading strategy, a wide range of…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Materials
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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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Pahom, Olga; Farley, Andrew; Ramonda, Kris – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study examines the effect of Spanish learners' gender on their rate of recall of abstract and concrete words. The experiment included forty-six learners of Spanish who were taught twentyfour new words via an instructional treatment based on L2-L1 and L1-L2 translations. The results of the immediate and a delayed posttest showed no effect for…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Gender Differences, Recall (Psychology)
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Chiu, Hazel – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Extensive reading has long been considered as a potent means for facilitating language acquisition for second language learners, especially in the contexts of primary and secondary schools where students are elementary or intermediate learners. In one of the universities in Hong Kong where English is used as a medium of instruction, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Universities
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Yilmaz, Adnan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present empirical study scrutinizes the use of short stories via computer technologies in teaching and learning English language. The objective of the study is two-fold: to examine how short stories could be used through computer programs in teaching and learning English and to collect data about students' perceptions of this technique via…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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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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Mermelstein, Aaron David – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Today there is an increasing amount of research promoting the effectiveness of extensive reading (ER) towards increasing learners' vocabulary, comprehension, reading speed, and motivation towards reading. However, little has been done to measure the effects of ER on learners' reading levels. This quantitative study examined the effects of ER on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Skills, Skill Development
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Macalister, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This paper reports on the inclusion of extensive reading in three separate 12-week courses taught by different teachers on an EAP programme at a New Zealand university. The inclusion of extensive reading was experimental and sought answers to two questions: would students respond positively to the extensive reading component, and how could…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Shen, Ming-yueh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study investigated the responses of two groups (n = 85) of EFL learners toward their experience with extensive reading in a three-month EFL college reading class in which two novels (narrative) and fourteen expository texts were the main reading text. Using a three-part survey questionnaire and the follow-up interviews, this study attempted…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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