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Aktas, Bilge Çam; Can, Yafes – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine if using WhatsApp actively in English outside the school has any effect on the students' attitudes and self-efficacy belief on English course. In this study, a sequential explanatory pattern was used. In order to obtain quantitative data, one group pretest-posttest design was used. The participants consist of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 11, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Sharifi, Akram; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Jahedizadeh, Safoura – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The present study delved into a language learning model in the domain of English as a foreign language (EFL), i.e., simulation. The term simulation is used to describe the activity of producing conditions which are similar to real ones. We hypothesized that simulation plays a role in middle school students' perceptions of classroom activities…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Experimental Groups, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Mohd-Asraf, Ratnawati; Abdullah, Hazlina; Mat Zamin, Ainul Azmin – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The performance of boys in literacy has become an issue of increasing concern around the globe. This paper discusses the results of a study that sought to determine the literacy performance of Malaysian primary schoolers. Using one of the states in the country as a case study, data on approximately 85,000 students from grades 1, 2, and 3 were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students
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Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
Reading fluency is one of the underlying factors of successful language curricula and it is also one of the defining characteristics of good readers. A lack of fluency is a common characteristic of struggling readers. There is a growing body of research that demonstrates proficiency in reading fluency is important for success in learning to read…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Turkish, Language Proficiency, Foreign Countries