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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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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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Bartan, Özgür Sen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study is an inquiry into the effects of reading short stories in improving foreign language writing skills through Read for Writing model, which is the adaptation of the approach called Talk for Writing (Corbett, 2013). It is a quasi-experimental 13-week field study which was implemented in a primary school. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Story Reading, Writing Improvement
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Tsung, Linda T. H.; Zhang, Lubei; Hau, Kit Tai; Leong, Che Kan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Two groups of 12-year-old ethnic minority (EM) users of alphasyllabary (66 Tibetan and 45 Yi) were compared with 42 Han Chinese students in comprehending Chinese narrative and expository texts, each with inferential questions requiring short open-ended written answers. Three constructs (verbal working memory, orthographic and sentential…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Syntax
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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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Gilbert, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
While research has increasingly been focused on second language reading, it has primarily been centered on how the learner interacts and decodes printed text. However, there has been minimal research conducted on how the English language learner processes web text, navigates the Internet, or evaluates and comprehends what he/she is reading through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Richings, Vicky Ann; Nishimuro, Masateru – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper reports on findings from a classroom study on the introduction and effectiveness of new methods of instruction using English literature in a Japanese high school setting. It is based on data compiled during a two-year research project. In this paper, we will detail the investigation and findings from an analysis of student questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, High Schools, Teaching Methods
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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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Esposito, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
The primary impediment to literacy in Japanese is kanji proficiency. The ostensible reason kanji present such a formidable challenge, especially for the second language learner, is the combined effect of their quantity and complexity. Research into the cognitive processing of logographic characters, however, indicates that the main obstacle to…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Written Language, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Second Language Learning
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Lin, Debbita Tan Ai; Pandian, Ambigapathy; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Effective dictionary use facilitates reading and subsequently, vocabulary knowledge development. Reading, especially extensive reading, has time and again been proven to be highly effective for both receptive and productive lexical development. Possessing control over a large vocabulary is essential for language competence--be it L1, L2, or L3.…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Vocabulary Development, Reading Processes, Language Proficiency
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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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Ozturk, Meral – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Dictionary studies have suggested that nearly half of the English lexicon have multiple meanings. It is not yet clear, however, if second language learners reading English texts will encounter words with multiple meanings to the same degree. This study investigates the use of words with multiple meanings in an authentic English novel. Two samples…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Literature
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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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Izadi, Mehri; Nowrouzi, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The present study aimed at exploring the effect of reciprocal reading strategies instruction on reading comprehension of EFL learners. Emotional intelligence, another variable of interest, was assessed to indicate whether it plays a role in learners' comprehension. In a pre- and post-test study, forty-two learners went through a reciprocal reading…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Emotional Intelligence, Reciprocal Teaching, English (Second Language)
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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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