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Tan Ai Lin, Debbita; Pandian, Ambigapathy; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Malaysian tertiary students are reluctant readers of English texts, a condition which can impede the development of their English proficiency. In any ESL/EFL reading programme, particularly programmes for lower proficiency students, it is essential to provide materials that students can comprehend without difficulty. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Positive Attitudes
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Gascoigne, Carolyn; Parnell, Juliette – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
With todays' students spending increasing amounts of time involved in online activities, there is a growing need to study their online reading habits. Indeed, it is not only students' out-of-class engagement with electronic media that calls for increased attention to the reading skill, in general, and online reading, in particular, but it is also…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French
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Tajeddin, Zia; Tabatabaei, Soudabeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Concept maps reflect the linkage of concepts or facts within a text. This study was set out to investigate whether concept mapping as a learning strategy would have any scaffolding effect on the reading comprehension and recall of propositions by L2 learners. Out of 60 high school students, 30 in the experimental group were exposed to concept…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Reading Tests
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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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Nakano, Teiko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This paper reports on the implementation of Japanese extensive reading with international students studying at a Japanese university using graded readers (GRs). GRs chosen for the present study were simplified versions of original Japanese literature and were used to support students in acquiring a top-down reading strategy, a wide range of…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Materials
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Kahyalar, Eda; Yilmaz, Figen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Language teachers devote a lot of time and energy to provide corrective feedback (CF) to help student writers improve the accuracy of their writing. However, regardless of the CF approach adopted, similar types of errors usually appear in students' new pieces of writing. Thus, most teachers have some doubt about the impact of CF, and some see it…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Kahyalar, Eda; Yazici, lkay Çelik – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This article reports on the findings from a study which investigated supervision in language teaching from a supervisor's and her three trainee teachers' perspectives. The data in the study were from three sources: 1) audio recordings of the supervisor's feedback sessions with each trainee teacher, 2) audio recording of an interview between the…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Supervision
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Han, Turgay; Burgucu-Tazegül, Assiye – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to examine a) how lower-intermediate and upper-intermediate level Turkish learners of English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) realize refusals in English, b) the differences between native and non-native speakers of English in the use of refusals, and c) if L2 proficiency affects possible pragmatic transfer or not.…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Pragmatics
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Commander, Millie; de Guerrero, María C. M. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This paper describes shadow-reading, a pedagogical technique aimed at fostering reading comprehension and retention in second (L2) or foreign language (FL) classrooms. The technique is an adaptation of "conversational shadowing," a procedure which requires listeners to repeat what their interlocutors say in an attempt to remember the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Taguchi, Etsuo; Melhem, Linley; Kawaguchi, Toshiko – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Reading fluency is a critical component of reading proficiency in both the L1 and L2. It lays a foundation on which readers build their reading skills to become strategic and versatile in using a variety of cognitive and metacognitive strategies of reading. In this paper we propose Assisted Reading as a flexible method for developing reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Fluency, Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction
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Pinninti, Lakshmana Rao – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Over the last four decades, there has been a substantial body of research on metacognitive awareness of reading strategies. However, very few studies have focused on stage-wise frequency (pre-, while- and post-reading) and conditional knowledge of reading strategies. The purpose of this paper is to report stage-wise frequency and conditional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Grade 9, Student Journals
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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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Reichenberg, Monica – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Media promotes to what extent immigrants learn the host language and cultural values. Consequently, the overall aim of this paper is to identify predictors among adult immigrants in language training and its effect on host language training. The participants (n = 186)-- many of them refugees--were recruited purposefully for the study from one…
Descriptors: Adults, Immigrants, Second Language Learning, Path Analysis
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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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Lewis, Katie D. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
This action research examines how Generation 1.5 preservice teachers develop as writers during writing intensive courses. Generation 1.5 reflects immigrants who have life experiences inclusive of two or more countries including diverse cultures and languages (Roberge, 2009). Understanding the factors impacting how Generation 1.5 students use…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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