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Seong, Myeong-Hee; Kang, Mee Hye; Seo, Bo-Kyung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study examines the effects of a 2-week intensive English program based on the college students' perceptions of core competencies: English Communication Competency, Self-Directed Competency, Community Competency, and Knowledge and Information Literacy Competency. The program was non-credit and was held in January 2019 for first-year students…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kamimura, Taeko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether Japanese university EFL students produce summaries of a narrative story differently under two different conditions: When they refer to the original text and when they do not do so. Specifically, the study examined the students' use of selection and deletion rules as well as paraphrasing…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Miyazaki, Kei – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
Online vocabulary learning tools have been gaining popularity in EFL classrooms. Although a considerable number of research papers have showed its effectiveness, the amount of research on learner progress in terms of productive skills is scarce. Little is also known about what types of learners make progress after using these tools. This is…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Proficiency, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Mitsugi, Makoto – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore learners' perceptions on Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) for teaching the polysemous English prepositions ("in", "on", and "at"). SBI is a form of instruction based on the insights of cognitive linguistics and is a way of vocabulary learning and teaching, which provides learners…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Form Classes (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Yanyan; Du, Xingkun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
It has been widely acknowledged in the academic field that English is being used as a lingua franca among people from various first language backgrounds. However, the notion of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) does not seem to have been integrated into English classrooms, especially in China, a country from the Expanding Circle. As China has the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu; Wang, Hung-chun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study delineates two Taiwanese TESOL teachers' efforts of combining English writing with entrepreneurship education to cultivate English majors' interdisciplinary competence in academic writing classes. An integrated business-and-writing approach was proposed to foster English majors' academic writing skills and entrepreneurial capacities. In…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Choe, Erika; Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Research has proven the effectiveness of Flipped Classrooms (FC) for a variety of settings. However, more exploration needs to be done in regards to how FC can be used effectively in foreign language classrooms. The purpose of this study was to 1) explore student perceptions of FC in a Korean university general English course and 2) provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Dehghan, Farzaneh; Rezvani, Reza; Javadi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Over the past decades, there has been an increasing tendency to incorporate new technologies in language education. Although EFL students and teachers are accustomed to using new technologies in their everyday life, they may not be well aware of such assets in education. This qualitative study aimed at investigating how Iranian B.A. English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jung, Mi-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The aims of this study are to investigate the difference between peer- and teacher-assessment and to identify and explore the components in given criteria that students find easy or difficult when writing essays. One hundred and four essays and a survey were collected from 26 students at a Korean university in Seoul. The essays were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Essays, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Fujii, Kazuma – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explore the effective use of the core schema-based instruction (SBI) in a classroom setting. The core schema is a schematic representation of the common underlying meaning of a given lexical item, and was first proposed on the basis of the cognitive linguistic perspectives by the Japanese applied linguists Tanaka,…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Translation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Akhand, Mohd. Moniruzzaman – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Now a day, the buzz word for a language classroom is "learner autonomy" that is defined differently by different experts. The fundamental of learner autonomy, however, is to involve the learning in the teaching and learning process. The term "webquest" is also a new concept to the teachers in this part of the world. A webquest…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Cheng, Hsiao-fang – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
English textbooks are widely used in every discipline in the majority of colleges and universities in Taiwan. To prepare college students for their future careers, it is necessary they be given systematic training and practice in reading these books. However, due to time constraints, most content teachers focus on the delivery of content rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alimorad, Zahra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This study aimed to discover semantic and syntactic problems Persian native speakers might have while reading English and Persian texts and different strategies they use to overcome those problems. To this end, a convenient sample of 40 intermediate students studying English Literature at Shiraz University was selected. Twenty of them were asked…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Indo European Languages, Semantics, Syntax
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Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This study aims to review the development of NWCCDL Project during the last 10 years from (2005 to 2014) and evaluate the effects of NWCCDL Project on the students' satisfaction of the project and their affective domain. The research data was analyzed from the results of the questionnaires which were conducted at the end of every semester. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The current study was designed to unveil a group of EFL students' metaphors for English writing and determine whether engaging in peer dialogues helped students to modify their beliefs and practices. It was found that about one third of the elicited metaphors carried a negative tone towards English writing. The metaphor-sharing dialogues among…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, Writing (Composition)
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