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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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Lay, Keith John; Yavuz, Mehmet Ali – SAGE Open, 2020
This study investigates the effect of grammar-focused hands-on in-class data-driven learning (DDL) with a heavily contextualized corpus on the frequency of written errors attributable to common interlingual interference issues in low-intermediate Turkish learners (n = 30) of English. Items representing the most common Turkish-to-English…
Descriptors: Interference (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Interlanguage
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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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Zheng, Yao; Zhong, Qiting; Yu, Shulin; Li, Xiaohui – SAGE Open, 2020
This case study investigated students' response to feedback in the lens of student engagement with teacher feedback on their translation work. Drawing upon data from multiple sources, including students' translation assignments, classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, stimulated recalls, and other documents, it explored how three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Translation, Learner Engagement
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Wong, Simpson W. L.; Lin, Cherry C. Y.; Wong, Isabella S. Y.; Cheung, Anisa – SAGE Open, 2020
Connected speech produced by native speakers poses a challenge to second language learners. Video subtitles have been found to assist the decoding of English connected speech for learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). However, the presence of subtitles may divert the listeners' attention to the visual cues while paying less attention to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Translation, Connected Discourse
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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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Zhang, Haiwei; Jiang, Yuhao; Yang, Jing – SAGE Open, 2020
Researchers have used different measures to examine participants' second-language (L2) proficiency, yet it remains unclear how these different measures influence research results on the effect of L2 proficiency on the target variable. The present research explored the modulation effect of four different measures of L2 Chinese proficiency on…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Golam, Azam Md.; Kusakabe, Tatsuya – SAGE Open, 2020
This study examined English teaching and learning (Grade 8 level) in Qawmi Madrasa schools, which are not recognized by the Bangladeshi government's Education Department. The study investigated the improvements needed in Qawmi Madrasas English teaching programs to enable students to secure public university admission and Bangladeshi civil service…
Descriptors: Islam, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Tabatabaee-Yazdi, Mona – SAGE Open, 2020
The Hierarchical Diagnostic Classification Model (HDCM) reflects on the sequences of the presentation of the essential materials and attributes to answer the items of a test correctly. In this study, a foreign language reading comprehension test was analyzed employing HDCM and the generalized deterministic-input, noisy and gate (G-DINA) model to…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Classification, Models, Reading Comprehension
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Fathi, Jalil; Derakhshan, Ali; Torabi, Saeede – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of listening strategy instruction on second language (L2) listening comprehension ability, listening anxiety, and listening self-efficacy of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, a sample of 52 English major learners of two intact classes from a university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Listening Skills, Second Language Instruction
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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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Denny, Stacy L. – SAGE Open, 2020
Despite pedagogical, technological, and curricular advancements in the West Indian education system, there has been little success in constructively addressing the pervasive regional English language examination failures. I contend that most researchers address these second language acquisition failures by focusing on symptoms rather than causes.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Failure, Foreign Policy
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Lin, Yi-Ti – SAGE Open, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the interrelationship of psychological capital (PsyCap) and mindful learning for English learning engagement and the possible path from PsyCap to English learning engagement with mindful learning as the mediator for university students in Taiwan. Data from 245 Taiwanese university students were used to analyze their…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learner Engagement, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Terao, Takahiro; Ishii, Hidetoki – SAGE Open, 2020
This study aimed to compare selection patterns of distractors (incorrect options) according to test taker proficiency regarding Japanese students' summarization skills of an English paragraph. Participants included 414 undergraduate students, and the test comprised three summarization process types--deletion, generalization, and integration.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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