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Mak, Barley – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Entry to the teaching career in most education systems nowadays is based on academic qualifications and professional credentials. The requirements and trainings for teachers of English vary in different regions and countries. This short review presents the professional preparation of pre-service teachers of English and the English language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Teacher Qualifications
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Jeon, Moongee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This article investigates the lexical and discourse features of English text and discourse with automated computer technologies. Specifically, this article examines the cohesion of English text and discourse with automated computer tools, Coh-Metrix and TEES. Coh-Metrix is a text analysis computer tool that can analyze English text and discourse…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Computational Linguistics, Textbooks, Discourse Analysis
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Sung, Tae-Soo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
We examine the characteristics of NDI (negative degree inversion) and its relation with other inversion phenomena such as SVI (subject-verb inversion) and SAI (subject-auxiliary inversion). The negative element in the NDI construction may be" not," a negative adverbial, or a negative verb. In this respect, NDI has similar licensing…
Descriptors: Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Word Order, Language Research
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Shin, Kyu-Cheol – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
In the teaching of foreign language reading, there have been at least three distinctive approaches for communicative competence: grammar translation method, comprehension-questions approach with an emphasis on reading skills and strategies, and extensive reading approach. This paper surveys a selection of recent studies that address important…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Reading Instruction
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Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Program and /or course evaluation is a process in which different types of data are collected systematically in order to study the virtues and weaknesses of a language instruction program. Program evaluation is, in fact, one of the essential aspects of any curriculum. It is a kind of quality control in which various aspects of an instructional…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Teaching Methods, Course Evaluation, Program Evaluation
Lee, Sun-Min – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Presently it is hard to find a thesis which have presented the teaching plan on how to teach the tense to Chinese learners on the spot of learning and even the textbooks in classes cover the subject of tense only in the medium or high level. The author considers that the learners' mistakes on the subject of tense are apt to be fossilized, if they…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Morphemes, Mandarin Chinese, Korean
No, Keum Sook; Park, Kyung-Ja – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to investigate what characteristics make American Native Speakers of English (ANSE) different from Korean Speakers of English (KSE) when they are asked to introduce themselves in English. In particular, components and topics of self-introduction, the use of word number and class, and the use of discourse markers (DM)…
Descriptors: Mutual Intelligibility, Interpersonal Relationship, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
Yuasa, Katsura – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
English education in Japan and Korea are similar in some respects. Although both countries are not completely but mostly monolingual societies, where citizens do not need English in their daily life, they have begun to realize the importance of English as a tool for international communication, and as a result their English education is becoming…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Communication (Thought Transfer), Textbooks, Foreign Culture
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Heydari Tabrizi, Hossein – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The MA Entrance Examinations (MAEE) held in Iran since 1990 are frequently criticized as being invalid, unstandardized exams with lots of problem in terms of principles of testing in general and test construction in particular (for instance, Jafarpur, 1996). To make sound judgments about such objections, the present study dealt with a content…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, Validity, Foreign Countries
Al-Qinai, Jamal – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present paper reviews the traditional methodologies of translator training and proposes an eclectic multi-componential approach that involves a set of interdisciplinary skills with the ultimate objective of meeting market demand. Courses on translation for specific purposes (TSP) and think-aloud protocols (TAP) along with self-monitoring and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis, Translation
Lee, Eunpyo; Jin, Seohoon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study explores medical college students' improvement on the TOEIC upon completion of English-only classes by comparing their pre- and post-TOEIC scores. The students' responses on the questionnaire were also reviewed. The subjects were the 44 first-year medical students taking the English-only classes that required active participation of…
Descriptors: Medical Students, College Students, Student Improvement, Language Tests
O'Grady, William; Lee, Miseon; Kwak, Hye-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper, designed specifically for language teachers, focuses on a phenomenon in second language learning that is largely independent of instructional effects, curricular materials, and classroom activities. Experimental work suggests that scope, the relationship between two or more logical operators (such as quantifiers or negatives), is…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory
Al-Qinai, Jamal – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The phenomenon of style shift in translated texts is ascribed mainly to textual incompatibility in terms of rhetorical asymmetry and divergence at the formality level. Mandatory shifts result from a systematic dissimilarity between the source language and the target language in terms of the underlying system of syntax, semantics and rhetorical…
Descriptors: Semantics, Syntax, Translation, English
Divsar, Hoda; Tahriri, Abdorreza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
In the present paper, three models for teaching literature including language-based, literature as content or culture, and literature as personal growth or enrichment were evaluated. Based on these models, an integrated model was suggested. An experimental study was carried out in order to examine the effectiveness of the suggested approach…
Descriptors: English Literature, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Linguistics
Park, Kabyong – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The current paper attempts to account for the formation of English middle sentences. Discussing a set of previous analyses on the construction under investigation we show, following the assumptions of Oosten(1986) and Iwata(1999), that English middle constructions should be divided into two types: generic middle constructions and non-generic…
Descriptors: Verbs, Sentence Structure, English, Morphemes
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