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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kirchhoff, Cheryl – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Extensive reading is an approach to language education that has shown great promise for foreign language learners to acquire language; however, implementation reveals difficulty in maintaining student motivation to read over long periods of time. This study investigates students' experience of face-to-face talk about books in an extensive reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Assignments, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Mounla, Ghina; Bahous, Rima; Nabhani, Mona – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This study analyzed the effects of the implementation of the readers' workshop on students' reading levels and comprehension skills in a first-grade, mixed-ability classroom in Lebanon. The instruments used at the beginning were running records and reading continuums, and at the end of the academic year, teachers' professional notebooks and notes…
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Karlin, Omar; Romanko, Rick – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This study examined the gains in student affect, vocabulary, and reading fluency for 110 university students in an extensive reading program in Japan. It was important to measure all of these dimensions within a single study and teaching methodology, so gains could be appropriately compared against each other. The adopted teaching methodology was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Undergraduate Students
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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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Bndaka, Eleni – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The aim of this paper is to present a reading lesson which was initially designed for the students of Peiramatiko Senior High School (Experimental Senior High School) of Patras, Greece and more specifically for class A of Senior High School. The main aim of the lesson was to develop the students' reading skills using a newspaper article and help…
Descriptors: Newspapers, High School Students, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
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Seng, Goh Hock – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Numerous studies have shown that thinking aloud while reading can be an effective instructional technique in helping students improve their reading comprehension. However, most of the studies that examined the effects of think-aloud involve subjects reading individually and carried out in isolation away from the classroom context. Recently,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tilfarlioglu, Filiz Yalcin; Basaran, Suleyman – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Task-based learning is a popular topic in ELT/EFL circles nowadays. It is accepted by its proponents as a flourishing method that may replace Communicative Language Learning. However, it can also be seen as an adventure just because there are almost no experimental studies to tackle questions concerning applicability of Task-based Learning. In…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)