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Enyi, Amaechi Uneke; Orji, Edwin Chiekpezie – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study was a linguistic examination of the use of lexical cohesive devices in Ngugi Wa Thiong 'O's "Decolonising the Mind"- an autobiography. The study was aimed at revealing how Ngugi - an African L2 writer, deployed lexical cohesive devices to achieve cohesion and coherence and how this has contributed to the meaning of his…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Autobiographies, Connected Discourse, Authors
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Thadphoothon, Janpha – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
As far as English language ability is concerned, Thailand has a lot of room for improvement. Efforts to boost Thailand's language skills abound. In this study, Thai school teachers in two primary schools were asked to answer questionnaires on their English language use in their schools, their preparedness, and their perceptions of the policy to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Sarikaya, Bünyamin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The term "dialect" refers to a variation of a language that is peculiar to a specific place, city or region, and therefore, can be regarded as the richness of that language. This study aimed to investigate preservice teachers' attitudes towards Anatolian dialects. Ascreening model was used. Study sample consisted of 143 first-, second-,…
Descriptors: Dialects, Turkish, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Sönmez, Hülya – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to analyze research methods, data collection tools, and data analysis methods of the needs assessment studies conducted in the language education and teaching process. In this study, the general screening model, which is based on an examination of research on needs analysis, was used. The data collected in accordance with…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English for Special Purposes
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Alsaif, Abdullah; Masrai, Ahmed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
A considerable body of research has investigated the effectiveness of extensive reading on incidental vocabulary acquisition in second language (L2) learners. However, we still know very little about the relationship between extensive reading and vocabulary development among Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) where language…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yousefi, Reihanne; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Tous, Maryam Danaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Developing research performance has become an important theme in Iranian higher educational institutions as other national and international academic institutions across the world. However, the research performance of Iranian Teaching English as a Foreign Language postgraduate candidates has been argued to be limited. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), Student Research, Second Language Learning
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Kiavar, Negar; Yaghoubi-Notash, Massoud – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Today's world seems to be quite overwhelmingly concerned with communication as an incontestable aspect of which is communicating with people lacking a shared linguistic background. A common language (or lingua franca) would, therefore, be needed which can cut across all local, national, and regional linguistic boundaries. This study aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Yibre, Mohammed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The main purpose of this study was to analyze how effectively pair/group work writing activities in the currently in-use Grade 11 English textbook were structured or organized to promote CLL. To this end, the pair/group work writing activities were identified and analyzed based on the six basic elements of the CLL. Findings of the study show that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Cooperative Learning