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Eldridge, John; Neufeld, Steven – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Many course books for learners of English as a second or foreign language now claim to contain a strong lexical component. Other practitioners meanwhile continue to advocate the use of graded readers to augment vocabulary development. This article reports the findings of vocabulary profiling and analysis of both course books and graded readers and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Rubin, Jim – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Advances in technology have caused a major shift in how students spend their time and challenged curriculum development to maintain interest and focus in the classroom. Implications are most profound in issues related to literacy due to a lack of experience and interest in reading. This article explores this issue and how it relates to teaching…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Difficulties, Literacy
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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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Li, Hua; Wilhelm, Kim Hughes – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study compares reading lessons given by two teachers in senior middle school classrooms on China's mainland. Classroom observation focused on lesson stages and activities as well as student responses. Follow-up interviews with the teachers aimed to discover the decision-making processes and choices made when teaching the lessons. Most notable…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Teachers
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Andreou, Georgia; Karapetsas, Anargyros; Galantomos, Ioannis – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study investigated the performance of native and non native speakers of Modern Greek language on morphology and syntax tasks. Non-native speakers of Greek whose native language was English, which is a language with strict word order and simple morphology, made more errors and answered more slowly than native speakers on morphology but not…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Greek, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages)
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Bell, Joyce – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Reading is a complex skill, vital for the postgraduate student. However, many international postgraduate students experience considerable difficulty when applying their reading practices learnt in their own countries. This paper, part of a larger study, aims to provide insights into the reading practices of Indian/Bangladeshi postgraduate students…
Descriptors: Indians, Metacognition, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Brassell, Danny; Furtado, Leena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Vocabulary knowledge has long been considered critical to children's successful reading comprehension. When children increase their reserves of word meaning, they also broaden their thinking and become aware of new semantic and conceptual relationships. Their broadened awareness, in turn, increases reading comprehension and writing abilities. Many…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Anbarestani, Mojgan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Foreign language learning is a challenging task, involving mastering a new sound system, phonological and syntactical forms, vocabulary, and sometimes a new writing system. For the adult second language learner, one of the most frustrating aspects is having an inadequate vocabulary for expressing complex ideas that are so easy to relate in one's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Phonology, Syntax
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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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Furtado, Leena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
This study describes the effectiveness of a read-aloud cross-age partnership in service learning among students of various age groups (pre K-college sophomore) attending the different schools located on a university campus. Research-based theories of read-aloud to children were used to train the reading volunteers. Multicultural story books aided…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Critical Thinking, Focus Groups, Dialogs (Language)
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Cabaroglu, Nese; Yurdaisik, Aysun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
The present study investigates university preparatory school teachers' views about and approaches to reading instruction and reading strategies. Fifty instructors who work at preparatory schools of Cag University, Cukurova University and Mersin University in Turkey participated in the study. To investigate instructors' views about and approaches…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Llinares, Genoveva; Leiva, Bertha; Cartaya, Noela; St. Louis, Rubena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2008
Four practical approaches taken by teachers in their attempts to help students acquire the minimum sight vocabulary necessary for reading English for Science and Technology (EST) texts are described. Over a period of 12 weeks, subjects (native Spanish speakers at university level) were divided into 4 intact groups and worked under different…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Memorization, Hispanic American Students
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The paper reviewed studies in word-level processing skills and related areas, and profiled how the development of L2 word recognition and integration skills would contribute to autonomous "kango" (Chinese originated words or words created from Chinese originated words) vocabulary learning. Despite the fact that the acquisition of a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Web Sites, Dictionaries
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Lawrence, Lisa Jean – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The following article discusses cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies and the use of them particularly among bilingual students. It distinguishes between the two types of strategies. Strategy use among monolingual and bilingual students are described and compared. The article focuses on the need for strategy instruction, particularly…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Academic Discourse, Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
To understand the problem of illiteracy, a detailed review of the definitions of literacy and illiteracy is in order. A full definition of these terms in the current print and electronic context of adult American society in school and out of school, and for adult learners of English as both a first and a second language is presented here. Strong,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Illiteracy, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)
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