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Derakhshan, Ali; Zhang, Lawrence Jun; Zhaleh, Kiyana – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
Drawing on the rhetorical/relational goal theory, this study examined the role of instructor clarity and non-verbal immediacy in affective learning through the mediation of instructor understanding. Data were gathered through close-ended questionnaires from 756 Chinese and 715 Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) students, the factor…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Shanshan; Azari Noughabi, Mostafa; Botes, Elouise; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
Research on learners' foreign language emotions has revealed the existence of a positive feedback loop where increased enjoyment leads to better performance which, in turn, strengthens learners' enjoyment and boosts overall happiness. The current study follows this avenue focusing on teachers' foreign language teaching enjoyment (FLTE) and its…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Jekiel, Mateusz; Malarski, Kamil – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
The present study seeks to determine whether superior musical hearing is correlated with successful production of second language (L2) intonation patterns. Fifty Polish speakers of English at the university level were recorded before and after an extensive two-semester accent training course in English. Participants were asked to read aloud a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intonation, Music
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Alamer, Abdullah; Alsagoafi, Ahmad – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
Language students apply different strategies to learn a second language (L2), especially when they want to attain proficiency in reading. The aim of the present study was to revisit the validity of the "Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory" (MARSI-R) among Saudi students using a new statistical method of confirmatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Kruk, Mariusz; Pawlak, Miroslaw; Taherian, Tahereh; Yüce, Erkan; Shirvan, Majid Elahi; Barabadi, Elyas – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
In a dynamic system, time-dependent links "between" affective factors can provide more information than the level of response "within" a single isolated system. In the present study, influenced by the positive psychology movement and the complex dynamic systems theory in the domain of second language acquisition, first, we…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Psychological Patterns, English (Second Language), Emotional Response
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Duong, Phuong-Thao; Perez, Maribel Montero; Nguyen, Long Quoc; Desmet, Piet; Peters, Elke – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
The present study investigates the impact of meaningful input on L2 learners' vocabulary use and their fluency in oral performance (immediate and repeat tasks), as well as whether the effects are mediated by learners' prior vocabulary knowledge and working memory. Ninety university students learning English as a foreign language were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Lu, Cailing; Coxhead, Averil – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
This paper reports on the creation of specialized word lists in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which is a discipline using vocabulary across languages (i.e., Chinese and English) and involves learners with different L1 backgrounds. First, a TCM Word List of 2,778 specialized words was established from corpora of TCM textbooks and journal…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Vocabulary, Asian Culture, Medicine
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Zhou, Sihan; Thompson, Gene – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
Listening to academic content in English medium instruction (EMI) classrooms at university can be a demanding task for students who transition from first language (L1) instructed secondary schools. This longitudinal mixed methods study analyzes data from 316 students collected at the beginning, midterm, and the end of their first semester after…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Longitudinal Studies, English for Academic Purposes
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Mahawaha, Nadee; Rassool, Romola – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
Although bilingual education has been offered in some schools of Sri Lanka since 2001, primary and secondary school education has been conducted mainly in the first language (L1), that is, Sinhala/Tamil. As a result, most students sit for the General Certificate of Education -- Advanced Level (GCE (A/L) examination, which determines university…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Native Language, Dravidian Languages
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Hong, Jiye – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
To date, very limited research interest has been given to the strategies English medium instruction (EMI) teachers or lecturers deploy to provide corrective feedback (CF) on the language use to their students during class interaction. In other words, when EMI teachers incidentally focus on students' problematic language use, how do they correct it…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ben Hammou, Salah; Kesbi, Abdelaziz – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
The present study explored a small-scale English medium instruction (EMI) initiative in Moroccan secondary schools, which is part of a top-down multilingual policy based on teaching science subjects through foreign languages, namely French, English, and Spanish. 18 secondary EMI teachers of math, physics and life and earth sciences were…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Science Instruction
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Nguyen, An – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
One key objective of English medium instruction (EMI) programs in non-Anglophone countries is to improve students' English skills in both academic and professional environments. Despite the high cost and the popularity of the program policy, there remains a lack of empirical studies on the link between attending an EMI program and students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Socioeconomic Influences
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An, Jiangshan; Childs, Ann – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
Past research has often shown a lack of student output in English medium instruction (EMI) classes (e.g., An et al., 2021; Lo & Macaro, 2012) and this study seeks to identify possible reasons. Guided by literature on wait time (Rowe, 1986) and teacher higher-order thinking questions (Chin, 2007), this study explores whether these two…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Jang Ho; Lee, Hansol; Lo, Yuen Yi – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
This meta-analysis synthesized the effects of the English medium instruction and content and language integrated learning (EMI-CLIL) approach on secondary-level students' English learning. The dataset included 44 samples (N = 7,434) from 38 primary studies. The results revealed EMI-CLIL's overall effectiveness for the development of English…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yuksel, Dogan; Soruç, Adem; Horzum, Baris; McKinley, Jim – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2023
This study focuses on the predictive power of linguistic (i.e., general English proficiency; identified simply as "proficiency" in this paper) and non-linguistic (i.e., language learning anxiety and self-regulation) factors on the academic success of English medium instruction (EMI) students studying in engineering and social sciences…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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