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Abbasi, Wajahat Taj; Ahmad, Mudassar Mahmood; Mohammed, Faiza Abdalla Elhussien – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Dictionary is an acknowledged learning tool which has a tremendous role in acquiring a language. It has proved to be helpful in learning vocabulary and developing language proficiency. The use of monolingual dictionaries is thought to be very fruitful for learning vocabulary. The present study used survey method to gain the perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Dictionaries
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Liu, Shuyuan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
As a unique literary genre, science fiction can serve as a motivating text to develop students' critical analytical skills and to promote critical thinking about new technology and its societal controversies under proper guidance. In the field of English as Foreign Language (EFL) learning, using science fiction films in the classroom affords EFL…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Films, Critical Literacy, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Baresh, Eman Fathi; Ali, Suraini Mohd; Darmi, Ramiaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This article explores how the Hybrid Problem-Based Learning (HPBL) approach can improve the Libyan EFL learners' performance in English language speaking. The paper employed the case study research design in which qualitative data through observation and interview were collected and analysed thematically. The participants involved in the study…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Interaction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abugohar, Mohammed Abdulgalil; Yunus, Kamariah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Since spoken language is the most important channel of communication, it is supposed to be the first skill to master when learning a language. However, in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, learners encounter various problems limiting their abilities. One of the remarkable phenomena in English as a foreign language (EFL) learning is the…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Nazarloo, Fahimeh Ashja; Yaghoubi-Notash, Massoud – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
An advantage of the communication-based instruction in an EFL situation is prioritizing fluency and meaning negotiation though of course at the cost of accuracy. Researchers have, therefore, found feedback on the learners' erroneous utterances quite appealing so that form can be attended to against the wider backdrop of meaning-focused involvement…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grammar, Accuracy, English (Second Language)
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Lubis, Nazriani; Lubis, Asnarni; Ashadi, Rido Imam – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of integrating project-based learning and experiential learning models toward students' interpersonal communication skill and creativity particularly in using English. This research was conducted by applying quantitative research method with factorial design 2X2 ANOVA The subjects were English as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nur, Shakila – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Like other developing, non-English speaking countries in Asia, Bangladesh has shown a phenomenal attention towards English education through the school curriculum. The attention is demonstrated by revisiting and revising pertinent curriculum, personnel, materials, methods, and assessment policies of English education. This paper, within an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sadighi, Firooz; Chahardahcherik, Shahrzad; Delfariyan, Maryam; Feyzbar, Fariba – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
In Iran the age of learning English as a foreign language is decreasing yearly. It is obvious that learning English at a very early age is a most appropriate time to start. The investigation in this study is focused on the speech act of request. Instructional effects of learning request strategies are assessed in preschoolers who received…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Acts
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Linh, Ðàm M? – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The current study investigates the effectiveness of indirect written corrective feedback (WCF) on five different aspects of writing (grammar, language use, mechanic use, content and organization) as perceived by teachers and English-major sophomores in a Vietnamese public university. Specifically, it provides an insight into the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Tridinanti, Gaya – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Speaking in a foreign language can be influenced by such psychological aspects as anxiety and self-confidence. The students who have high level of anxiety, worry, fear and low level of self-confidence in foreign language classes may have difficulties in developing their speaking ability. The objective of this research was to find out whether there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Correlation
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Sabet, Masoud Khalili; Dehghannezhad, Saeedeh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
A growing body of evidence suggests that teachers play a significant role in the process of foreign language teaching and learning. On the other hand, motivation is one of the most important pre-requisites of foreign language learning which can be influenced by many teacher-related factors such as teachers' personality characteristics and their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English Teachers, Self Efficacy
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