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Sahin, Munir; Genc, Bilal – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate writing self-efficacy of international students majoring at Inonu University. Ninety-three participants were from seventeen countries and at the time of the study they had completed a one year Turkish language course before proceeding with their majors. In order to measure the writing self-efficacy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Writing (Composition), Self Efficacy
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Karnal, Adriana Riess; Pereira, Vera Vanmacher – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This article aims at understanding cognitive strategies which are involved in reading academic texts in English as a L2/FL. Specifically, we focus on reading comprehension when a text is read either using Google translator or not. From this perspective we must consider the reading process in its complexity not only as a decoding process. We follow…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Tehan, Patricia; Yuksel, Dogan; Inan, Banu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study investigated the attitudes and opinions of students towards the use and place of literature course in language teaching. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 3 groups of students: (a) the students who had not taken any literature courses before (n = 7), (b) the students who were taking a literature course at the time of the…
Descriptors: English Literature, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Zarifi, Abdolvahed – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Despite the not-so-distant negligence of lexicon in language instruction, it is currently taking on a core role in designing ELT materials. Selection of the lexical content is usually informed by a set of pedagogical and non-pedagogical factors like learnability, usefulness, the level of proficiency targeted, frequency, range, coverage, etc. With…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Instructional Materials, Vocabulary
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Ostovar-Namaghi, Seyyed Ali; Malekpur, Akram – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Lots of studies have tried to test the effect of strategy training on vocabulary development. However, instead of trying to uncover the strategies that learners actually use, they have tried to expose learners to a list of strategies supported by theories. Although these theory-driven studies have provided the field with significant and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching; Chen, Sabina Chia-Li – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
In the traditional English l language classroom, reading is the skill that receives the most emphasis (Susser & Rob, 1990). Learners should use reading strategies to plan how to read and to enhance their reading comprehension (Poole, 2010). The purpose of this study was to explore the use of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Aminifard, Yasser; Askari, Hamdollah; Khajehei, Hassan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study reports on investigating the difference between Iranian high school students' performance on Academic Word (AW) and Daily-Life Word (DLW) tests. To this end, a number of 120 male senior high school students were randomly selected from twelve high schools in Gachsaran to serve as the participants of the study. Two multiple-choice tests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vocabulary, Males
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Chou, I-Chia – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
E-book reading is generally considered suboptimal because people engaging in e-book reading tend to browse through digital texts. As a result, studies concerning students' e-book preference in academic contexts have shown that students less prefer using e-books than hardcopy books when engaging in academic reading which is considered intensive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reader Response, Electronic Publishing
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Kim, Koomi J.; Ng, Patrick; Fahrenbruck, Mary L. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study investigates how university students in the US and Hong Kong perceive themselves as literate and biliterate beings. All the participants in Hong Kong are biliterate in at least two languages (including Cantonese, Mandarin, and English), whereas only 40% of the U.S. participants are biliterate in at least two languages (including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Self Concept, Literacy
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Naeini, Ma'ssoumeh Bemani; Rezaei, Reyhaneh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL learners' performance on a reading comprehension test and their pattern of using cognitive and metacognitive learning strategies. Analysis of the data obtained from 190 Iranian intermediate EFL learners (70 males and 120 females, aged 17-25) revealed a strong relationship between reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Yildirim, Kasim; Ritz, Elizabeth; Akyol, Hayati; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
One of the most important aims of teaching reading is to help students acquire fluent reading skills. With this aim in mind, this study attempted to support a student with difficulty to become a fluent reader by improving his reading skills using a fluency instruction method called repeated reading. This study was performed with an elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Difficulties
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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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Suwantharathip, Ornprapat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present study investigated the effects of reading strategies based on collaborative learning approach on students' reading comprehension and reading strategy use. The quasi-experimental research study was performed with two groups of students. While the control group was taught in the traditional way, the experimental group received reading…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Reading Instruction, College Freshmen
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Göksu, Ali – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
European Language Portfolio (ELP), adopting a vision for a better language teaching and learning process, has been piloted and implemented in many Turkish foreign language classrooms for over a decade. In spite of the several studies related to the ELP focusing on learner autonomy, speaking skills and course books, only few studies aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction
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