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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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Barbre, James O. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The goal of literacy development at schools is a standing feature of the curriculum. In spite of this, the means to develop critical thinking in students often comes up short. The development of literacy and critical thinking can be presented in engaging and memorable ways, but schools often defer to what they have done in the past; namely through…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cartoons, Novels, Critical Literacy
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Ezeokoli, Francis O.; Ugwu, Eucharia Okwudilichukwu – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study explored parents', teachers', and students' beliefs about the use and study of mother tongue (MT) in selected secondary schools in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted. Twelve public senior secondary schools were randomly selected. Purposive sampling technique was used to select at…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Adebayo, Aina M. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The inclusion of entrepreneurship education to university curriculum is to make the content more functional. However, it seems that entrepreneurship education has not been achieving its objectives in Nigeria. The main purpose of this study was to compare entrepreneurship education in two public universities in Ekiti State. The survey research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Public Colleges, College Faculty
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Al-Hazzani, Nahla; Altalhab, Sultan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Saudi students encounter many problems in writing skill as several studies revealed (e.g.Alhazmi, 2006; Alsamdani, 2010). Providing effective and useful feedback may help to overcome these challenges. Therefore, this study examines the effect of teachers' written corrective feedback on female Saudi EFL students' written essays and to what extent…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Writing Evaluation, Pretests Posttests
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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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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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Chumdari; Anitah, Sri; Budiyono; Suryani, Nunuk – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the differences between the yields of inquiry-based integrated thematic instruction and thematic instruction model on the character education of primary school students. The population was 253 elementary schools and 63,433 students in Surakarta City, Central Java, Indonesia. Samples were obtained through…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Javadi-Safa, Azim – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This paper briefly reviews the literature on writing skill in second language. It commences with a discussion on the importance of writing and its special characteristics. Then, it gives a brief account of the reasons for the weakness of students' writing skill as well as addressing some of the most important topics in L2 writing studies ranging…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
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Ali, Hannatu K.; Al-Yasa'U, Mustapha; Wushishi, Aminu A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
In Niger State, there are more than fifteen different ethnic groups, each having its peculiar cultural affiliations, but the major ethnic groups in the State are; Nupe, Gbagyi, Fulani/Hausa. This paper tends to reflect on certain aspects of cultures which seem to have been forgotten among the three major ethnic groups, with focus on marriage most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marriage, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits
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Durriyah, Tati Lathipatud; Zuhdi, Muhammad – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Research found that many student teachers are active users of digital technologies yet they are reluctant to make use of digital technologies for literacy teaching purposes. Efforts to prepare student teachers for technology integration are pressingly needed. Also needed is data that informs us about student teachers' participation (engagement)…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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