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Daniel, Cathy E.; Halimi, Florentina; AlShammari, Iqbal A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
The teaching of English as a second/foreign language to Arab students has received considerable attention during the past decade. The use of English as a medium of instruction in the Arabian Gulf has become prominent but has only recently been examined academically. In Kuwait, the need to learn and use English is emerging. Attention toward how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ahmadian, Moussa; Pasand, Parastou Gholami – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study explores Iranian EFL learners' online reading metacognitive strategy use and its relation to their self-efficacy in reading comprehension. It further examines the effect of gender in this respect. To these ends, the Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS) and reading selfefficacy questionnaire were adopted and administered to 63…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Shirazi, Masoumeh Ahmadi; Nadoushani, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Interlanguage pragmatics concerns the inspection of interactions among people in society while they are aware of the effects that interaction imposes on them regarding culture, social values and individuals' peculiar interpretations. Of high value in social interaction, politeness is an essential constituent of interlanguage pragmatics. If…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Predictor Variables, Pragmatics
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Izadi, Mehri; Nowrouzi, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The present study aimed at exploring the effect of reciprocal reading strategies instruction on reading comprehension of EFL learners. Emotional intelligence, another variable of interest, was assessed to indicate whether it plays a role in learners' comprehension. In a pre- and post-test study, forty-two learners went through a reciprocal reading…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Emotional Intelligence, Reciprocal Teaching, English (Second Language)
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Genç, Gülten; Kulusakh, Emine; Aydin, Savas – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Emotional intelligence has recently attracted educators' attention around the world. Educators who try to investigate the factors in language learning achievement have decided to pave the way to success through emotional intelligence. The relationship between emotional intelligence and language learning is the major concern of this study. The…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Language Skills, Correlation, Second Language Learning
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Mikami, Hitoshi; Leung, Chi Yui; Yoshikawa, Lisa – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This study explores the internal structure of psychological attributes (i.e., motivation, belief and emotion) related to foreign language reading (FLR) (hereafter FLR attributes) and checks the utility of existing FLR attribute measurements for the specific learner group (i.e., Japanese university students studying English as their foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Student Motivation, Beliefs
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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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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