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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tavakoli, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This paper reports a study that explored the overall pattern of metacognitive awareness of reading strategy use and its possible relationship with reading comprehension. Moreover, the study investigated the influence of gender and proficiency level on the use of these strategies. The Survey of Reading Strategies Questionnaire (SORS), the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Multivariate Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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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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Raines, Angela Sykes; Brabham, Edna Greene; Aycock, Anna – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
Despite the fact that students are an important component of the educational process, their preferences for instruction are not typically a consideration for classroom practices. The purpose of this survey study was to determine high school students' preferences for methods used in the instruction of literary works of art. Students expressed…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Attitudes, Preferences, Reading Instruction