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Alhusban, Hamdallah A.; Torki, Saad – TESOL International Journal, 2021
This paper presents a novel methodology to determine textbook readability. The method mainly relies on students' lexical coverage to determine the readability level of textbooks, taking into consideration that readability depends primarily on vocabulary knowledge and that it is a function of lexical coverage in teaching English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Readability, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alshakhi, Abdullah – TESOL International Journal, 2021
The present study aims to investigate how EFL teachers assess students' participation and interaction in virtual classrooms. With the sudden shift of many students and teachers around the world transitioning from teaching and learning in physical classrooms to virtual ones, it is critical now to investigate how the process is functioning for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Student Evaluation
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Al-Mubireek, Sami – TESOL International Journal, 2021
The research aims at measuring the effectiveness of the use of cooperative learning compared to the traditional method in teaching English courses for students of the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supporting Studies, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. It is hypothesized that cooperative learning is more effective than…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Nur, Tadjuddin; Lukman; Kaharuddin; Dafirah – TESOL International Journal, 2021
The present research sought to investigate the language attitudes of Betawi Teenagers towards their mother tongue. Language attitudes cover opinions, ideas, and prejudices that speakers have with respect to a language. Research of language attitudes is getting much attention for years in some fields. Due to the importance of the language…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Native Language, Adolescent Attitudes, Indonesian
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Khan, Mohammad Imran; Hameed, Paiker Fatima Mazhar – TESOL International Journal, 2021
The exponential rise in social networking sites in COVID-19 pandemic increased interest in them in terms of pedagogical value. Social networking tools like wiki have been suggested to allow shared and interactive online learning. This study examined the role of wikis in fostering mutual writing standards among Saudi EFL learners. Students from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills
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Alhadiah, Abdullah – TESOL International Journal, 2021
Because English language is the medium of instruction in the engineering colleges of all Saudi universities, the aim of this study is to identify the perceived communication needs of undergraduate engineering students using English for specific purposes (ESP) at one such institution, where English is considered a foreign language. Several needs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Engineering Education
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Penera, Lesley Karen B. – TESOL International Journal, 2021
Anchored on Labov's notion that some linguistic features may exhibit variants among speakers of the same language within the same community as well as on Parker and Riley's language variation theory, this inquiry which employs a qualitative-content [manifest] analysis assumes that "Surigaonon" exhibits some linguistic variations hence…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Syntax, Language Variation, Linguistic Theory
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Al-Saeed, Huda Rashed Mohammed – TESOL International Journal, 2021
Various definitions of academic freedom have been put forward. For many people, this concept can have several meanings. Outside the university context there is some suspicion around the idea of academic freedom, which is seldom understood even by academics. Nevertheless, to promote the growth and dissemination of knowledge the concept of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Naderi, Samaneh; Ajmal, Muhammad; Keezhatta, Muhammed Salim; Alam, Sohaib – TESOL International Journal, 2021
This study investigated the effect of English teachers' stroking behaviors including positive verbal conditional (PVC), negative verbal conditional (NVC) and no stroke (NS) on the learners' motivation within Dörnyei's Theory of L2 Motivational Self-System. Sixty intermediate EFL learners were chosen as the participants. They were randomly divided…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala – TESOL International Journal, 2021
High school students' beliefs toward their abilities could be fixed or malleable, and mindset may differ between boys and girls. The aim of this article is three-fold: to examine the beliefs of students as to whether their abilities are fixed or malleable in the context of English language learning, to know if mindsets of boys and girls are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Zipagan, Maribel N.; Tak, Jin-Young; Kwak, Eun Joo – TESOL International Journal, 2021
Metadiscourse, a linguistic means that is used in the production and organization of ideas, is vital in achieving successful communication. In language studies, metadiscourse in writing and speaking have been disparately investigated, where the former received more attention than the latter. Thus, the present study analyzes metadiscourse in the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Proficiency, Korean, Second Language Learning
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Alkhudiry, Reham; Alahdal, Ameen – TESOL International Journal, 2021
To prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, distance (online) learning has quickly become the acceptable alternative option to classroom learning. This is because distance learning does not only provide a safe learning environment for students during COVID-19, but also effective social learning environment (Beck, 2015). The current study is based…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Learning Motivation
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Daulay, Syahnan; Sanjaya, Dedi; Pin, Tan Li; Khazin, Khairunnisa Mohad; Babar, Muhammad Yasir – TESOL International Journal, 2021
Flipped Learning (FL) instruction is flipping teaching where the learners study the contents at home by using technology equipment such as video, pods, e-books, websites, or blogs, and the classroom is used to do the assignment or homework to strengthen students' important knowledge understanding. The current tertiary students are the new…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students
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Khokhar, Sameena; Pathan, Habibullah; Jhatial, Ashique Ali; Taj, Saira; Mushtaq, Faiza – TESOL International Journal, 2021
This paper describes the process of customization and validation of scale that measures motivation for professionalization of English language teachers. This paper illustrates a systematic process to assist researchers in adapting, customizing and validating scale. This study presents results of a pilot survey of the five motivational factor…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Motivation
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Mirza, Quratulain; Pathan, Habibullah; Khatoon, Sahib; Hassan, Ahdi – TESOL International Journal, 2021
The development of technology has transformed the lifestyle of the people at the global level. With technological development, the social networking sites and apps have also developed a lot. That has brought a significant transformation in the methods of communication. Various studies have been conducted to identify their impacts on the reading…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Social Media, Reading Habits, Foreign Countries
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