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Karimi, Mohammad Nabi; Zangani, Ebrahim; Fallah, Nahid – TESOL International Journal, 2019
In the light of evidence that attention can facilitate and enhance learning, this study attempts to investigate the allocation of attention to meaning and form simultaneously in reading comprehension in the foreign language among monolingual and bilingual learners of English. To this end, three groups of learners namely, bilingual (knowing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Bilingualism, Monolingualism, Attention
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Bao, Gui – TESOL International Journal, 2019
Task-based vocabulary learning has recently attracted lots of attention in the field of second language (L2) vocabulary acquisition. This article compares the effects of input and output tasks on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' acquisition of vocabulary knowledge. Four intact classes of EFL learners were randomly assigned to one of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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Eleftheriou, Maria – TESOL International Journal, 2019
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study examining the tutorial experiences of English as an additional language (EAL) tutees and their peer writing tutors in a Middle-Eastern university where the language of instruction is English. Data from stimulated recall activities, written observations, and interviews were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Peer Teaching, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Cutrone, Pino – TESOL International Journal, 2019
This paper describes a study designed to profile performances of L2 listenership. The writer examines the listenership behavior of 23 Japanese EFL learners, who were all freshmen students at a national university in Japan (16 females and 5 males) at the time the study was conducted, in an attempt to identify some of the features associated with…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Weng, Zhenjie; Zhu, Jingyi; Kim, Grace J. Y. – TESOL International Journal, 2019
This research synthesis analyzes a selection of classroom-based empirical studies on language teacher agency within ESL/EFL/bilingual contexts. Comprehensive analyses of the selected research center on several respects: theoretical frameworks, contexts, methodologies, major findings, methodological and ethical issues as well as implications. In…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mede, Enisa; Yalçin, Senel – TESOL International Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the utilization of textbook adaptation strategies by novice and experienced EFL instructors working in a language preparatory program at a foundation (non-profit, private) university in Turkey. Specifically, the study investigated the self-reported beliefs of the two groups of instructors about textbook…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Colovic-Markovic, Jelena – TESOL International Journal, 2019
This study attempts to determine whether the students who receive explicit instruction make more gains in their abilities to use topic-induced phrases in their writing than those who do not. Additionally, through interviews with a selected group of students from the treatment group, the study attempts to glean insights into the approaches learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Serquina, Evelyn A.; Batang, Boyet L. – TESOL International Journal, 2018
Difficulty in expressing oneself using the International language is a continuing issue in classroom situations. The descriptive research design using correlational method was employed in this study. Point-biserial correlation was used to determine the degree of relationship between sex and nature of parents' occupation and psychological and…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Natividad, Mary Rose A.; Batang, Boyet L. – TESOL International Journal, 2018
This study investigated the perceptual learning styles and attitudes of students towards the communicative language teaching approach of Isabela State University freshmen as ESL students. This was done to probe the following subjects' data: profiles (age, gender, course and ethnicity); their perceptual learning styles and attitudes in line with…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Talosa, Arlene D.; Maguddayao, Ruth N. – TESOL International Journal, 2018
Writing is considered varied with context and cannot be distilled down to a set of abstract cognitive or technical abilities. It always involve a combination of talent and skill and that makes it complex yet writing becomes more complex for ESL learner when they write using the second language in the academic context. With the growing interest in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Syntax
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Ayunon, Chirbet – TESOL International Journal, 2018
Grice's Cooperative Principle has remained in the limelight especially when it comes to analyzing utterances in a conversation. Although numerous studies have looked into the violation of conversations, real or imagined, on the Gricean maxims, none has explored conversations that are posted on Facebook. This paper then attempted to revisit the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Linguistic Theory, Discourse Analysis
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Asraf, Ratnawati Mohd; Ahmed, Sabreena; Eng, Tan Kok – TESOL International Journal, 2018
Research suggests that writing is a useful strategy for fostering critical thinking skills among students as it requires that they think about what to write and how to organise their thoughts. Yet, students of writing often face difficulty when it comes to providing the evidence to substantiate their arguments or assertions. This paper describes…
Descriptors: Prewriting, Critical Thinking, Writing Strategies, Writing (Composition)
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Hashim, Haida Umiera; Yunus, Melor Md.; Hashim, Harwati – TESOL International Journal, 2018
Although, a lot has been said about the good language learners, not much is known about the adult learners and the strategies they use in order to further improve and acquire their second language learning skills. Thus, this study aims to identify language learning strategies employed by successful language learner among adult learners of Teaching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Language Skills
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Sembiring, Lina Tri Astuty Beru; Rukmini, Dwi; Mujiyanto, Januarius; Yuliasri, Issy – TESOL International Journal, 2018
Among comprehension instructions that encourage collaborative learning, Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) and Questioning the Author (QtA) were known for their effectiveness. Both help students on improved comprehension of text and building a positive relationship among themselves. Similarly, Ability Grouping and Self-efficacy were factors…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Ability Grouping, Self Efficacy
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Pamintuan, Cavin F.; Mallari, Donnabelle G.; Garcia, Nicole T.; Galang, Jeniezen P.; Buduan, Reggie Mark B. – TESOL International Journal, 2018
This quasi-experimental research explored Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) learners' use of a popular social networking application in China, WeChat, in acquiring vocabulary. The research questions answered in this study are: (1) How may the CFL learners' vocabulary performance be described in terms of: (a) pretest scores and (b) posttest…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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