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Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper discusses the issue of learner outcomes in learning culture as part of their language learning. First, some brief discussion on the role of culture in language teaching and learning, as well as on culture contents in language lessons is presented. Based on a detailed review of previous literature related to culture in language teaching…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Instruction
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Ozturk, Meral – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
Dictionary studies have suggested that nearly half of the English lexicon have multiple meanings. It is not yet clear, however, if second language learners reading English texts will encounter words with multiple meanings to the same degree. This study investigates the use of words with multiple meanings in an authentic English novel. Two samples…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Literature
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Sun, Yu-Chih – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Extensive reading for second language learners have been widely documented over the past few decades. However, few studies, if any, have used a corpus analysis approach to analyze the vocabulary coverage within a single-author story series, its repetition of vocabulary, and the incidental and intentional vocabulary learning opportunities therein.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Word Lists, Secondary School Curriculum, Textbook Content
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Huang, Qiaoya; Chen, Xiaoning – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study was intended to examine the overall quality of 31 recently published bilingual children's picture books in English/simplified Chinese, English/simplified Chinese with pinyin, and English/traditional Chinese. These books were analyzed from six aspects, which were genre, topic, cover and body, the credibility of authors, illustrators and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Bilingualism, Content Analysis
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Demir, Yusuf; Ertas, Abdullah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Coursebook evaluation helps practitioners decide on the most appropriate coursebook to be exploited. Moreover, evaluation process enables to predict the potential strengths and weaknesses of a given coursebook. Checklist method is probably the most widely adopted way of judging coursebooks and there are plenty of ELT coursebook evaluation…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Course Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Media Selection
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Xiucheng, Yu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Mastery of English in China has gathered increased prominence due to the need to foster cultural, political, and economic connections worldwide. Reading is an obvious skill of vital importance for advancing efforts as a player in the world economy. The present article examines research published in academic journals in Chinese and English to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Periodicals, Academic Discourse
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Nambiar, Radha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Learning strategy research has been very prolific and much has been written about the field and its importance to language learning. This paper traces the history and development of learning strategy research by anchoring it in the field of cognitive psychology in the early years from 1970 to 1990 before reviewing the varied and descriptive nature…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Toyoda, Etsuko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2007
The paper reviewed studies in word-level processing skills and related areas, and profiled how the development of L2 word recognition and integration skills would contribute to autonomous "kango" (Chinese originated words or words created from Chinese originated words) vocabulary learning. Despite the fact that the acquisition of a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Web Sites, Dictionaries
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Singhal, Meena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2001
Provides an overview of the research related to second language learners and reading strategies. The discussion also considers recent research on the role of metacognitive awareness in the reading comprehension process, and the relationship between metacognitive awareness and reading proficiency (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning