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Saliba, Reya; Mussleman, Paul; Fernandes, Melanie; Bendriss, Rachid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study describes the implementation of information literacy (IL) skills through the use of the project-based learning (PjBL) method in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course. Participants were Arabic speaking students enrolled in the Foundation Program that prepared them for the pre-medical curriculum in a U.S. medical college in the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Learning Activities, Metacognition, Critical Thinking
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Daemi, Masoumeh Naghsh; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Zafarghandi, Amir Mahdavi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The present study sought to examine the relationship between classroom environment and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' academic self-efficacy. To this end, a sample of 200 advanced EFL learners (146 females and 54 males) completed the "What is Happening In This Class?" (WIHIC) which consists of seven scales including…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hali, Nur Ihsan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This article is inspired by Howard Gardner's concept of linguistic intelligence and also from some authors' previous writings. All of them became the authors' reference in developing ideas on constructing a literary learning model based on linguistic intelligence. The writing of this article is not done by collecting data empirically, but by…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Teaching Methods, Literature, Outcomes of Education
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Kadaruddin, Kadaruddin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
In an attempt to help the students of the English Study Program in Universitas Sembilanbelas November improve their English proficiency, the researcher used computer-based learning multimedia. The objective of the treatment was to overcome the students' low performance in English by creating an enjoyable atmosphere. To investigate how…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein; Zardkanloo, Reza; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The effect of using tests in test preparation courses has been subject to debate. While some scholars such as Yang and Badger (2015) believe it is a cause of positive washback effect, others argue that this issue is tentative and context-bound (Green, 2007). Therefore, this study investigated the effect of using Mock tests in International English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Scores
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Boulhrir, Taoufik – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Twenty-first century education has undoubtedly witnessed changes of the definition of literacy to cope with the economic, social, and intellectual trends. Technological advances, which include skills of communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration have become key in education, especially when dealing with literacy and reading…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Reading Motivation, Intervention
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Akinwumi, Julius Olaitan; Olubunmi, Olagundoye Christanah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study investigated the effects of morphological instructional packages as determinants of inferring word meanings in reading comprehension among secondary school students in Ekiti State. The study adopted pre-test, post-test and control quasi-experimental research using two experimental groups and one control group with a sample of 270 Senior…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Inferences, Semantics, Reading Comprehension
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Gholami, Reza; Noordin, Nooreen; Rafik-Galea, Shameem – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It is thoroughly agreed that English language textbooks stand amongst the foremost components in any language classrooms worldwide, being referred to as valid, beneficial and labor-saving tools to fulfill an extensive range of needs. An ELT textbook is not merely a set of sheets of paper fastened together to hinge at one side, but is the beating…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Inquiry, Textbook Selection, English (Second Language)
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Alase, Abayomi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study investigated and interpreted the Common Core State Standards program (the phenomenon) that has been the dominating topic of discussions amongst educators all across the country since the inauguration of the program in 2014/2015 school session. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Common Core State Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Shabani, Somayeh; Ramazani, Mohammad; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
In recent years attention has been accorded to language learners' affective factors and learning styles. Two of the significant learning styles are impulsivity and reflectivity which have not been studied as much as other styles such as introversion and extroversion. This study endeavored to find out whether or not impulsivity and reflectivity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed; Rashid, Sabariah Md; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Darmi, Ramiza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
English spelling has always been described by many language researchers and teachers as a daunting task especially for learners whose first language is not English. Accordingly, Arab ESL learners commit serious errors when they spell out English words. The primary objective of this paper is to determine the types as well as the causes of spelling…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Spelling Instruction, Spelling, Error Analysis (Language)
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Alanazi, Mona Saleh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The last four decades have observed a renewed research interest in the area of error analysis. It has been the focus of attention, and subject of debate, among scholars particularly those of second-language acquisition. Scholars in this area of study hold the unanimous view that errors are an integral and unavoidable feature of second-language…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Writing Achievement, Error Analysis (Language), English (Second Language)
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Abdelaal, Noureldin Mohamed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study reports the findings of a research that was conducted on ten (10) Arab students, who were enrolled in a master of English applied linguistics program at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The research aimed at instrumentally analyzing the English stops produced by Arab learners, in terms of voice onset time (VOT); identifying the effect of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ashraf, Hamid; Ahmadi, Fatemeh; Domsky, Javad Gh. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The advent of problem-based assessment has opened the question of whether or not conventional approaches to assessment are truly a representative of students' knowledge (Lampert, 2001). In an attempt to find out about the suitability of problem-based tests in evaluating student-teachers' knowledge of teaching English, a problem-based test was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Problem Solving, Comparative Analysis
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Rasuki, Muhlisin – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This paper provides a critical review of Processing Instruction (PI). This type of instructional option was specifically designed to help second/foreign language (L2) learners grasp meaning manifested in the use of particular grammatical forms in a target language effectively through the provision of input. In this way, PI attempts to help…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Linguistic Input, Instructional Effectiveness
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