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Ulkersoy, Namik; Genc, Bilal; Darmaz, Volkan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
In teaching writing to foreign or second language learners, one of the issues concerning teachers is the amount and types of errors students make in their writings. This paper aims to obtain a clear understanding of types of errors in the writings of Turkish EFL learners by comparing freshman and sophomore students' writing performance. To this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Zengin, Bugra; Basal, Ahmet; Yükselir, Ceyhun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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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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Tuncer, Hülya – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Newspapers do not only carry the role of spreading news nation or worldwide but also serve as an educational tool in foreign language contexts subsidiarily. Consisting of as few words as possible yet to define a lot of ideas, newspaper headlines were considered to form a fruitful base for promoting reading and writing skills of pre-service EFL…
Descriptors: Newspapers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, News Reporting
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Aminifard, Yasser; Mehrpour, Saeed – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Despite vociferous calls for judicious use of learners' mother tongue over the past few decades, deciding on the right amount has still remained a challenge for many teachers. This article reports on the results of a survey drawing upon the views of 110 Iranian EFL teachers about eight perceived functions of L1 (Persian) in young English learners'…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Bilingualism, Indo European Languages
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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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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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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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Ramonda, Kris – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Teacher beliefs are an important area of inquiry because research has found that these beliefs are often diverse (Breen et al., 2001) and strongly impact classroom practices (Borg, 1998, 2003; Burns, 1992; Farrell & Bennis, 2013). Therefore, uninformed teacher beliefs could be to the detriment of the L2 learner. Despite the fact that knowledge…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deniz, Esma Biricik; Özkan, Yonca; Bayyurt, Yasemin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The leading position of English as a global language has evidently been continuing for several decades. This pivotal role has inevitably been influencing the agenda of English language teaching and teacher education in most domains of the profession. Although English as a lingua franca (ELF) implications and practices on teaching and teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Official Languages, Teaching Methods
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Khaki, Nasrin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Second language reading comprehension is the most important skill required by students, especially in a foreign language context. One way to help these students improve their reading comprehension is strategy instruction. In the present study, the effect of two strategies, namely, summarizing and students-generated questions have been…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Iwai, Yuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Research regarding the teaching of reading for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) is still ongoing. This study focused on metacognitive reading strategies for these learners, first revisiting the concept of metacognition as proposed by Flavell, and then going on to explain reading strategies that require…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Tanaka, Hiroya; Stapleton, Paul – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
A lack of reading quantity in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms has remained one of the most serious problems faced by teachers of English in Japan. Although the extensive reading (ER) approach is regarded as having significant potential in addressing this problem, it is not used in many EFL classrooms. This study investigates the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pretests Posttests, Foreign Countries