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Liu, Dorinda Tsai-hsiu – TESL-EJ, 2020
In theoretical accounts of second language acquisition, socioeconomic status (SES) has a great impact on the second language (L2) learning outcomes, where their relationship is suggested to be indirect (Ellis, 1994; Gardner, 1985, 2007). Previous studies mostly focus on the influence of SES on L2 general proficiency or L2 academic achievements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Mansouri, Behzad; Jami, Parvaneh Yaghoubi; Salmani, Behrooz Yaghmaeyan – TESL-EJ, 2019
Acknowledging the distinction between two types of form-focused instruction (FFI) on grammar, this study investigated learners and teachers' stated beliefs about isolated and integrated FFI. Placed in two major groups (ESL and EFL), 120 teachers and 280 learners were recruited from college-wide Intensive English Programs in Iran and USA. The…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Eckstein, Grant; Schramm, Wesley; Noxon, Madeline; Snyder, Jenna – TESL-EJ, 2019
Researchers have found numerous differences in the approaches raters take to the complex task of essay rating including differences when rating native (L1) and non-native (L2) English writing. Yet less is known about raters' reading practices while scoring those essays. This small-scale study uses eye-tracking technology and reflective protocols…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Native Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Antes, Theresa A. – TESL-EJ, 2019
Research and pedagogical materials focusing on the acquisition of the determiner/quantifier system in English frequently highlight countability as a locus of difficulty for English language learners, particularly learners whose languages do not overtly mark a count-mass distinction. The current study uses a document analysis approach to analyze…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Fazlali, Behnaz; Shahini, Amin – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study is conducted to examine the effect of input enhancement as an implicit and consciousness-raising as an explicit method of instruction on improving grammatical and lexical collocation knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To reach this aim, a sample of sixty participants at pre-intermediate level of English proficiency in Gorgan, Golestan,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Pearson, William S. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Teacher corrective feedback is widely recognised as integral in supporting developing L2 writers. The potentially high pressure IELTS test preparation classroom presents a context where feedback has not yet been extensively studied. Consequently, teachers' approaches to corrective feedback on Writing Task 2, the essay component of IELTS Writing,…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study aimed at bringing together the notions of language play and focus on form (FonF) through a cross-sectional investigation of playful language-related episodes (PLREs). PLREs, as a remarkably under-explored aspect of second language (L2) learners' focus on form, peer interaction and language play, were analyzed in an Iranian EFL context…
Descriptors: Play, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou; McCormick, Dawn E. – TESL-EJ, 2018
Noticing is the necessary attention that learners give to language in order to learn (Schmidt, 2001). Self-correction is evidence of noticing and a tool for language learning. Previous research has suggested that speakers focus on meaning during speech production, and language learners likely need an opportunity post-production to correct…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sato, Rintaro; Takatsuka, Shigenobu – TESL-EJ, 2016
Errors naturally appear in spontaneous speeches and conversations. Particularly in a second or foreign language, it is only natural that mistakes happen as a part of the learning process. After an inappropriate expression is detected, it can be corrected. This act of correcting can be initiated either by the speaker (non-native speaker) or the…
Descriptors: Error Correction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Akpinar, Kadriye Dilek; Bardakçi, Mehmet – TESL-EJ, 2015
The aim of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it attempts to determine the role of presenting collocations by organizing them based on (i) the keyword, (ii) topic related and (iii) grammatical aspect on retention of collocations. Secondly, it investigates the relationship between participants' general English proficiency and the presentation types…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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Hammad, Enas Abdullah Rajab – TESL-EJ, 2014
Evaluating language materials is very useful for language teachers, and one essential consideration in evaluating language materials is obtaining the teachers' views on its value (Tomlinson, 2003). Thus, this study aimed to explore Palestinian English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' attitudes towards the different aspects of the English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Textbooks
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Kao, Chian-Wen – TESL-EJ, 2013
It has been debated whether teachers should treat students' grammatical errors in second language writing instruction (Truscott, 1996, 1999, 2010; Ferris, 1999, 2004, 2010). Several meta-analyses have investigated correction effects (e.g. Russell & Spada, 2006; Truscott, 2007). Their findings, however, have been conflicting. A recent trend to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Feedback (Response), Effect Size, Metalinguistics
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Tajeddin, Zia; Daraee, Dina – TESL-EJ, 2013
The present study investigated the effect of form-focused and non-form-focused tasks on EFL learners' vocabulary learning through written input. The form-focused task aimed to draw students' attention to the word itself through word recognition activities. Non-form-focused tasks were divided into (a) the comprehension question task, which required…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Word Recognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Dowling, Sean – TESL-EJ, 2013
Learner-generated content (LGC) has always been produced as part of the learning process; however, it often generally goes no further than the teacher. Research has shown that by exposing LGC to a wider audience, students are motivated to produce work of a higher quality. The process of publishing and sharing LGC also helps students develop key…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Developed Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rassaei, Ehsan – TESL-EJ, 2012
This study investigated the effects of input and output on the development of L2 knowledge. Participants included 129 third-semester Persian learners of English enrolled in 5 intact EFL classrooms functioning as four experimental groups and one control group. Two experimental groups received two types of input-based instruction, which differed…
Descriptors: Grammar, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, English (Second Language)
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