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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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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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Ayachi, Zeineb – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The new market place has dictated on adults the use of English as it is the first international language used in business. However, learning a foreign language becomes more and more complicated as the learner gets older, is in a mature command of L1 and L2, and does not have enough time to learn due to professional responsibilities. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chou, I-Chia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
E-book reading is generally considered suboptimal because people engaging in e-book reading tend to browse through digital texts. As a result, studies concerning students' e-book preference in academic contexts have shown that students less prefer using e-books than hardcopy books when engaging in academic reading which is considered intensive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reader Response, Electronic Publishing
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Yildirim, Kasim; Ritz, Elizabeth; Akyol, Hayati; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
One of the most important aims of teaching reading is to help students acquire fluent reading skills. With this aim in mind, this study attempted to support a student with difficulty to become a fluent reader by improving his reading skills using a fluency instruction method called repeated reading. This study was performed with an elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties
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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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Göksu, Ali – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
European Language Portfolio (ELP), adopting a vision for a better language teaching and learning process, has been piloted and implemented in many Turkish foreign language classrooms for over a decade. In spite of the several studies related to the ELP focusing on learner autonomy, speaking skills and course books, only few studies aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction
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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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Tonne, Ingebjørg; Pihl, Joron – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Studies show that morphological and lexical awareness is a particularly important variable for reading comprehension after the primary school years. Research on L1 students' reading and writing competence has revealed correlations between reading and writing with regard to metalinguistic awareness, specifically also with regard to the subtypes:…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Norwegian
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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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Reichenberg, Monica – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present study is a follow up study to a quantitative intervention study where two intervention programs, Reciprocal Teaching and Inference Training, were practiced. This study aims at capturing the potentials benefits and qualitative aspects of one of the programs evaluated, Reciprocal Teaching. More specifically, I have investigated the video…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Inferences
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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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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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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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