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Khezrlou, Sima – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
The present research investigated the use of cognitive and metacognitive strategies by 60 young and 90 adult learners of different levels of education across different fields of study. The intermediate level young participants included junior-high and senior-high school learners between the ages of 14 and 17. The high-intermediate adult…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Metacognition
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Ay, Sila; Bartan, Ozgur Sen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
This study explores how readers' interest, gender, and test types (multiple-choice questions, Yes/No questions, and short-answer formats) affect second language reading comprehension in three different levels and five different categories of topics. A questionnaire was administered to 168 Turkish EFL students to find out the gender-oriented topic…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Reading Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jalali, Hassan; Shojaei, Mahdiyeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
This study investigated the developmental and fossilized prepositional errors in Persian EFL learners' compositions at three levels of proficiency; participants were divided into lower-intermediate, upper-intermediate, and advanced levels. For each participant, four compositions were collected, and after identifying the prepositional errors for…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, English (Second Language), Nouns, Foreign Countries
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Xhaferi, Brikena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
The field of second language acquisition has distinguished between two types of strategies: learning strategies and communication strategies. Learning strategies deal with the receptive domain of intake, memory, storage, and recall. Communication strategies pertain to the employment of verbal and nonverbal mechanisms for the productive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Wyatt, Mark – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
In this paper, I argue that in-service language-teacher education programs should consider all elements of the linguistic, geographical and cultural context of the teachers the course is designed for, and respond to this context in a constructivist way in program design and implementation. Using qualitative case-study data, I focused on the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Cheng, Dazhi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This article explores how language and the multisemiotic nature of mathematics can present potential challenges for English language learners (ELLs). Based on two qualitative studies of the discourse of mathematics, we discuss some of the linguistic challenges of mathematics for ELLs in order to highlight the potential difficulties they may have…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Semiotics, Linguistics, English Language Learners
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Ogeyik, Muhlise Cosgun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Form-focused discovery activities allow language learners to grasp various aspects of a target language by contributing implicit knowledge by using discovered explicit knowledge. Moreover, such activities can assist learners to perceive and discover the features of their language input. In foreign language teaching environments, they can be used…
Descriptors: Semantics, Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Poetry
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Ponniah, R. Joseph – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This study examines the impact of reading on vocabulary development with adult ESL students at the National Institute of Technology (Trichirappalli, India). The researcher analyzes the performance of the students who devoted their time to reading, and the students who learned consciously the meaning of words to develop their vocabulary knowledge.…
Descriptors: Sentences, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Iwai, Yuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Research regarding the teaching of reading for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) is still ongoing. This study focused on metacognitive reading strategies for these learners, first revisiting the concept of metacognition as proposed by Flavell, and then going on to explain reading strategies that require…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Canagarajah, A. Suresh; Wurr, Adrian J. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
In this article, we outline the differences between a monolingual and multilingual orientation to language and language acquisition. The increasing contact between languages in the context of globalization motivates such a shift of paradigms. Multilingual communicative practices have remained vibrant in non-western communities for a long time. We…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Language Acquisition, Multilingualism, Comparative Analysis
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Warford, Mark K. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
This paper discusses recent trends in language pedagogy that emphasize movement from a psycholinguistic to a more sociocultural view of language teaching and learning. Nourished primarily by sociocultural theory and Hinton's (2002, 2003) efforts to promote the stabilization of indigenous languages, the author presents Narrative Language…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Linguistic Theory, Indigenous Populations, Sociolinguistics
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Praver, Max; Rouault, Greg; Eidswick, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Teachers often use peer evaluation as a way to increase opportunities for constructive feedback. However, few studies have investigated student attitudes toward such evaluation. This study examined preferences among Japanese university students (N = 86) in an intensive English-language program (intermediate proficiency) toward peer evaluation for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation
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Bell, Joyce – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Reading is a critical skill for postgraduate students--effective reading, reading comprehension, and awareness of varying interpretations contribute to students' greater progress in their academic fields (Anderson, 1999). Many students arrive at their Australian university with a mismatch of expectations and skills. This study examined reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Habits, Metacognition, Thai
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Rahmani, Mina; Sadeghi, Karim – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
The present study examined the process and product effects of note-taking strategy training on Iranian EFL learners' comprehension and retention of written material, with gender as a moderating variable. Intermediate undergraduate EFL learners (N = 108) were assigned to experimental and control groups. The Experimental (intervention) Group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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Choo, Tan Ooi Leng; Eng, Tan Kok; Ahmad, Norlida – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2011
Reading Comprehension is one of the four components tested by the "MUET" (Malaysian University English Test) for Sixth-Form students in Malaysia, and school teachers are charged with the task of helping these students improve. This article discusses how "reciprocal teaching strategies" could help low-proficiency Sixth-Form…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Experimental Groups, Reading Comprehension, Quasiexperimental Design
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