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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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Chireac, Silvia-Maria; Francis, Norbert; McClure, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The study examines performance on an evaluation instrument for classroom use for the purpose of improving instruction that focuses on awareness of language in reading and writing. Findings are reported on the piloting of the first in a series of literacy assessments with students from a rural elementary school in Ecuador. All students who…
Descriptors: Literacy, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Instructional Improvement
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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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McQuillan, Jeff – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
Some researchers have argued that low-achieving students may never acquire sufficient levels of academic vocabulary to be successful in school without some form of explicit vocabulary instruction (e.g. Snow, Lawrence, & White, 2009). In this paper, I summarize the available data on the efficiency, in words learned per minute of instruction, of…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Adolescent Literature
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Sakrak-Ekin, Gülnihal; Balçikanli, Cem – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mixed method study aimed to investigate (i) EFL instructors' beliefs about written corrective feedback (WCF) (ii) whether these beliefs are congruent with their classroom practices. Firstly, a questionnaire was administered to 25 English instructors to understand their beliefs regarding WCF. Later, randomly chosen 175 student writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Written Language, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Friesen, Deanna C.; Haigh, Corinne A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
Increasingly, children enter the school system with a home language that differs from the language of the majority. Consequently, classrooms have students with diverse language backgrounds and teachers must develop reading comprehension instruction that meets the needs of all their students. To successfully plan instruction, it is critical for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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McQuillan, Jeff; Ediger, Warren – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
There is considerable evidence that incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading accounts for a large portion of the growth in word knowledge for both first (L1) and second (L2) language acquirers. In this paper, we evaluate the Markov Estimate of Semantic Association (MESA) technique for detecting small, incremental gains in vocabulary…
Descriptors: Markov Processes, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Native Language
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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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Meier, Joyce – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study is framed from a theoretical perspective that values the incorporation of reflection and multimodal products in service-learning that engage ELLs in "real-time" language learning. Using a pedagogical framework that is translingual and culturally sustaining, the author examines a community project in which the ELLs in a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Chang, Anna C.-S.; Renandya, Willy A. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the practice of extensive reading (ER) in the Asian context. One hundred and nineteen L2 teachers in Asia responded to an online questionnaire that probed into their reasons for implementing ER, the difficulties they encountered, and their perception about the effectiveness of different ways of…
Descriptors: Reading Processes, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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