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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Mahdivand, Ziba – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
The present quantitative study investigated the relationship between willingness to communicate (WTC) and learner autonomy in an EFL context. In addition, it explored the probable effect of gender on the relationship between learner autonomy and WTC. Furthermore, it investigated whether WTC could predict learner autonomy. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Rajabi, Fereshte – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Vocabulary constitutes an essential part of every language-learning endeavour and deserves scholarly attention. The objective of the present study was three-fold: 1) exploring Iranian English language learners' Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs), 2) examining language learners' perceptions of vocabulary learning, and 3) exploring Iranian…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Seden, Kinley; Svaricek, Roman – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Evidence shows that teachers' beliefs about the purpose of assessment are relevant with regard to how assessment is planned and implemented in classroom settings. Using a range of data sources, this qualitative interpretive study examined how 10 English as a Foreign Language teachers in Czech lower secondary schools perceived their assessment…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Paneru, Dev Raj – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
This qualitative study was carried out in five different elementary schools in the Czech Republic. It aimed to investigate how English as Foreign Language teachers developed teaching competence and practised information communication technology integration in classroom teaching. To this end, this study employed the idea of a Technology Pedagogy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The present qualitative study sought to explore the relationship between English language learning and identity reconstruction from the viewpoints of Iranian language learners. The data were collected by means of focus-group interviews with forty-five male intermediate learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). To define the concept of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Azkiyah, Siti Nurul; Mukminin, Amirul – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This study was intended to investigate the teaching quality of student teachers when they conducted their teaching practicum. Teaching quality is conceptualised based on eight classroom factors (orientation, structuring, modelling, application, questioning, building classroom as a learning environment, assessment, and time management) of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Teachers
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Fojkar, Mateja Dagarin; Skubic, Darija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The implementation of foreign languages in preschool education has prompted the need for qualified teachers. However, most recent studies report a gap between the supply of qualified foreign language teachers of young learners and the demand for such teachers as foreign languages are introduced earlier and earlier. The authors of this paper…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Tsagari, Dina – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
Many researchers have highlighted the central role that assessment plays in second language (L2) classrooms and have expressed the need for research into classroom-based language assessment (CBLA), an area that is gradually coming into its own in the field of language testing and assessment (e.g., Hasselgreen, 2008; Leung, 2014; Hill &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Lockiewicz, Marta; Jaskulska, Martyna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The aim of our study was to examine the relationship between access to the mental lexicon, working memory and knowledge of English (L2) vocabulary. Analyses were undertaken amongst monolingual speakers of Polish (26 with dyslexia, 24 without) who studied English as a second language as part of their compulsory educational programme at school. We…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Skills, Questionnaires, Short Term Memory, Verbal Ability
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Qadermazi, Zohre – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This study examines the role of the use of the L1 in EFL classes from the perspective of EFL learners. The triangulated data were collected using class observations, focus group semi-structured interviews and the learners' written reports of their perceptions and attitudes in a purpose-designed questionnaire. The participants consisted of sixty…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This article reports on a study that set out to investigate how Iranian EFL learners respond to compliments in English. The data were collected using a discourse completion task (DCT) consisting of a variety of situations that required the participants, 26 EFL learners (13 males and 13 females) to respond to compliments directed at them. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Responses
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Qadermazi, Zohre – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
This study is an attempt to examine the possible effect that exposure to English has had on the use of refusal strategies in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners compared with those of non-English learners when refusing in their native language, Persian. The sample included 12 EFL learners and 12 learners of other academic majors including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Second Language Programs, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Giannikas, Christina Nicole – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
This study focuses on primary language education within a Greek region: specifically, on the positive effects of classroom management and organisation on a student-centred approach of teaching. In the case of the Greek education system, language teachers are encouraged to adopt student-centred approaches in their classroom but have not received…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods
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Pižorn, Karmen; Moe, Eli – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
This article is a validation study of two national large-scale tests that measure the language proficiency of 11/12 year-old English learners in Norway and Slovenia. Following the example of Alderson and Banerjee (2008), the authors of the article have employed the EALTA guidelines for good practice to validate the tests, and to formulate major…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Guidelines, Test Construction
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Szpotowicz, Magdalena – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
This chapter focuses on the development of young learners' ability to communicate in a foreign language. An empirical study was carried out to determine whether, after four years of learning English as a compulsory school subject, children are ready to engage in oral interaction in a semi-controlled task and produce answers and questions in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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