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Tuncer, Hülya – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Newspapers do not only carry the role of spreading news nation or worldwide but also serve as an educational tool in foreign language contexts subsidiarily. Consisting of as few words as possible yet to define a lot of ideas, newspaper headlines were considered to form a fruitful base for promoting reading and writing skills of pre-service EFL…
Descriptors: Newspapers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, News Reporting
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Aminifard, Yasser; Mehrpour, Saeed – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Despite vociferous calls for judicious use of learners' mother tongue over the past few decades, deciding on the right amount has still remained a challenge for many teachers. This article reports on the results of a survey drawing upon the views of 110 Iranian EFL teachers about eight perceived functions of L1 (Persian) in young English learners'…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Bilingualism, Indo European Languages
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Ulkersoy, Namik; Genc, Bilal; Darmaz, Volkan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
In teaching writing to foreign or second language learners, one of the issues concerning teachers is the amount and types of errors students make in their writings. This paper aims to obtain a clear understanding of types of errors in the writings of Turkish EFL learners by comparing freshman and sophomore students' writing performance. To this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Zengin, Bugra; Basal, Ahmet; Yükselir, Ceyhun – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Language and literature are difficult to separate since they are closely intertwined with strong bonds. Language teachers, we believe, have an important role in the inclusion of literature in language classes. In this context, the perception of language teachers and instructors are utmost importance in using literature in language teaching…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The effects of repeated oral reading and timed reading on L2 oral reading fluency were examined among Japanese university students (N = 50) over 12 weeks. Three quasi-experimental groups were used in the study. Group 1 practiced two types of reading: Repeated oral reading with chunking practice and timed reading. Group 2 did timed reading only.…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Fluency, Phrase Structure
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Fithriani, Rahmah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The significance of feedback in the learning process, including that in second language (L2) writing pedagogy has been widely recognized. Many studies investigating the effect of feedback on students' writing have indicated that the feedback process helps students improve their writing quality. However, few studies exist that focus on how the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories, Learning Processes
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Mohebbi, Ahmadreza; Rahimi, Elaheh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The present study attempts to investigate Persian cultural conceptualizations (hereinafter CCs in the text) placed in the reading passages of the English textbooks published by one of the most prominent publishers in Iran. Employing the principles of critical literacy, together with the investigative framework of Cultural Linguistics, content…
Descriptors: Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Crosby, Cathryn – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Dramatically changing demographics of students learning English as another language across the world and in the United States pose a significant challenge for today's school systems. For example, an estimated 1.5 billion students are learning English in the world (British Council, 2014). Recent research on service-learning and TESOL (Al Barwani,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Technological Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Bartan, Özgür Sen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study is an inquiry into the effects of reading short stories in improving foreign language writing skills through Read for Writing model, which is the adaptation of the approach called Talk for Writing (Corbett, 2013). It is a quasi-experimental 13-week field study which was implemented in a primary school. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Story Reading, Writing Improvement
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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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Gilbert, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
While research has increasingly been focused on second language reading, it has primarily been centered on how the learner interacts and decodes printed text. However, there has been minimal research conducted on how the English language learner processes web text, navigates the Internet, or evaluates and comprehends what he/she is reading through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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