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Fazel, Ismaeil – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
As a result of increasing focus on learner independence, peer assessment has received considerable attention in the past decade. Nevertheless, this idea is still new to most English teachers and students in the EFL setting of Iran, where traditional assessment still dominates. The investigation reported here focuses on students' views of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Peer Evaluation, Public Speaking
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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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Demiroz, Hakan; Yesilyurt, Savas – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Limited studies have been conducted on the effects of reading motivation on recreational reading with a self-determination theory perspective. Thus, the present study aims to explore the motivational profiles of Turkish pre-service English teachers for recreational reading in English and the relationship between amount of reading, gender, grade,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), English Teachers
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Tonne, Ingebjørg; Pihl, Joron – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Studies show that morphological and lexical awareness is a particularly important variable for reading comprehension after the primary school years. Research on L1 students' reading and writing competence has revealed correlations between reading and writing with regard to metalinguistic awareness, specifically also with regard to the subtypes:…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Norwegian
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Liu, Siping; Wang, Jian – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of cooperative reading teaching activities and independent reading activities for English language learner (ELL) students at 4th grade level. Based on simple linear regression and correlational analyses of data collected from two large data bases, PIRLS and NAEP, the study found that cooperative reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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Tabata-Sandom, Mitsue – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The nature of learning to read in a second and foreign language (L2) can be more challenging when compared to learning other subjects. Therefore, the influence of instruction given in L2 classrooms cannot be underestimated. A balanced instruction needs to be taken in order to develop learners' reading proficiency and their motivation to read. This…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Japanese, Reading Skills, Language Proficiency
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Reichenberg, Monica – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present study is a follow up study to a quantitative intervention study where two intervention programs, Reciprocal Teaching and Inference Training, were practiced. This study aims at capturing the potentials benefits and qualitative aspects of one of the programs evaluated, Reciprocal Teaching. More specifically, I have investigated the video…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Inferences
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Mikulec, Erin – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The purpose of the present study is to investigate what miscue analysis, a method described as a "window" into the reading process, can reveal about first and second language reading. Two participants, native English speakers proficient in Spanish, read and retold two folktales: one in English and one in Spanish. The researcher performed…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Reading Processes, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Shih, Ying-Chun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The effects of extensive reading on EFL context have been examined with a variety of studies. This study examined the impact of extensive reading on reading proficiency while the participants were taught reading strategies. Furthermore, this study explored whether there were any differences between intervention and control groups on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), English (Second Language), Intervention
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Haupt, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Improving L2 learners reading fluency has been identified by leading L2 reading researchers as an important aspect of L2 reading instruction (Grabe, 2004, 2009; Nation, 2009). A number of studies have been conducted on the use of paper-based fluency development methods on ESL and EFL students reading speeds and showed positive results (Al-Homoud…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Chiu, Hazel – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
Extensive reading has long been considered as a potent means for facilitating language acquisition for second language learners, especially in the contexts of primary and secondary schools where students are elementary or intermediate learners. In one of the universities in Hong Kong where English is used as a medium of instruction, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Universities
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Dhanapala, Kusumi Vasantha; Yamada, Jun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study aims to understand how EFL learners in different reading proficiency levels comprehend L2 texts, using five-component skills involving measures of (1) vocabulary knowledge, (2) drawing inferences and predictions, (3) knowledge of text structure and discourse organization, (4) identifying the main idea and summarizing skills, and (5)…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Inferences
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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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Yilmaz, Adnan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
The present empirical study scrutinizes the use of short stories via computer technologies in teaching and learning English language. The objective of the study is two-fold: to examine how short stories could be used through computer programs in teaching and learning English and to collect data about students' perceptions of this technique via…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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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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