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Reynolds, Barry Lee; Wu, Wei-Hua; Shih, Ying-Chun – SAGE Open, 2020
An English reading class of 10th graders (N = 50) was asked to self-construct English word cards for unknown vocabulary incidentally encountered when completing textbook readings. The students were assigned this task to determine what linguistic and nonlinguistic elements they would self-select to include on the cards and whether the appearance of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Derakhshan, Ali; Karimian Shirejini, Roghayeh – SAGE Open, 2020
Inasmuch as the fact that writing is a cognitively demanding task and as a step toward overcoming some of the barriers English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners face during writing performance, this study attempted to investigate Iranian EFL learners' perceptions toward the most common writing difficulties. To this end, 120 Iranian EFL learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Difficulties
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Makoelle, Tsediso Michael – SAGE Open, 2020
Kazakhstan has adopted a path to implement inclusive education. As in many other countries of the world, transition to an inclusive education system is not easy and sometimes riddled with anomalies, contradictions, and challenges. This qualitative study takes account of inclusive education in Kazakhstani schools, analyzes the current state of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Al-Bogami, Basmah; Elyas, Tariq – SAGE Open, 2020
The use of iPad and other handheld devices in classrooms is spreading. Their use can empower learners and expose them to a plethora of resources. Yet, when it comes to learning a foreign language, reasonably little has been done to empirically ascertain the influence of iPad apps on facilitating language learning as well as engaging language…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tang, Hanwei; Qiu, Chen; Meng, Lingqi; Li, Yujia; Zhang, Jiangkun – SAGE Open, 2020
The present study aimed to investigate factors predicting inquiry-based teaching in science across One Belt One Road countries and regions (OBOR economies). Teacher-level (N = 8,603) and school-level (N = 1,385) data were drawn from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015. Hierarchical linear modeling was adopted for data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Adil, Mohammad – SAGE Open, 2020
This study aims to investigate the perception of language teachers and their experience regarding the use of translation as a language teaching approach in Saudi Arabia. The study adopted a cross-sectional qualitative design to investigate the role of translation as a communicative approach in language teaching. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Rahimi, Soheil; Ahmadian, Moussa; Amerian, Majid; Dowlatabadi, Hamid Reza – SAGE Open, 2020
This study investigated the effects of input flood tasks, as focused tasks, and Jigsaw tasks, as unfocused tasks, on promoting Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' recognition of regular past tense /-ed/ in terms of accuracy and durability. Accordingly, using a quasi-experimental study, two intact university classes including 62…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Morphemes
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Wang, Chih-Chiang; Lo, Chia-Lun; Hsu, Ming-Ching; Tsai, Chih-Yung; Tsai, Chun-Ming – SAGE Open, 2020
Mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous methodologies and tools, providing application for learning and teaching field. On the basis of the widespread use of wireless devices and mobile computing technology, this study proposes a context-aware plant ecology learning system (CAPELS) based on context-aware technology; adapting deep neural networks…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Plants (Botany)
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Padilla-Petry, Paulo; Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A. – SAGE Open, 2020
Student engagement in higher education has been studied from different theoretical perspectives and in different countries. Current issues include both concerns regarding students' attitudes and ambivalence and, in addition, the definition of the concept of student engagement and how various pedagogical approaches may contribute to contrasting…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Students
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Lili, Liu; Yingjin, Cui – SAGE Open, 2020
Looking at the course of educational development in developing countries, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofit organizations (NPOs), and volunteers have played a significant role in increasing educational resources in underdeveloped areas and moving educational resources to a balanced state. This study used a mixed-methods approach to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Students, Teaching Methods, Educational Resources
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Nushi, Musa; Orouji, Fereshte – SAGE Open, 2020
Listening has long been recognized as a challenging skill for teachers, students, and researchers working within the English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts. Moreover, up until the recent past, it was the least researched of the four language skills in second language acquisition studies. One of the issues…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Alhamami, Munassir – SAGE Open, 2020
This study used a mixed-methods design to investigate the effects of language learners' subjective norm (SN) beliefs on learning English as a foreign language (EFL). To examine the perceived social pressure to learn EFL, two experiments were conducted in a Saudi university: a face-to-face language learning (FLL) experiment and an online language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Allam, Zafrul – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors of quality in higher education in the eyes of stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of 151 respondents were taken for this scientific research. Biographical Information Blank and Quality in Higher Education questionnaires were administered to the respondents to explore prevailing…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Hongyan; Zeng, Qingdan; Peng, Zhengmei – SAGE Open, 2020
This study focuses on "circle time," an innovative technique to promote classroom organization in primary schools across Germany and the rest of the world. Unlike previous research which primarily emphasizes on the functional and instrumental dimensions of circle time, the current study examines the non-cognitive aspects that emerged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Heterogeneous Grouping, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Yi-Mei – SAGE Open, 2020
Communicative approaches have been a dominant paradigm in foreign/second language teaching since the 1980s. However, they are not widely accepted by teachers in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts. The current study adopted an action research approach to study classroom practice in a Taiwanese EFL secondary school, to identify and…
Descriptors: Action Research, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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