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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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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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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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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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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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Bell, Timothy I. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2001
Measured both reading speeds and comprehension in two groups of learners exposed to intensive and extensive reading programs. The extensive group was exposed to a regime of graded readers, while the intensive group studied short texts followed by comprehension questions. Results indicate that subjects exposed to extensive reading achieved both…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction