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Tatsukawa, Keiso – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This paper aims to clarify the expected oral proficiency level for secondary school English teachers in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (hereafter MEXT) encourages public secondary school English teachers to reach a threshold level of the Pre-1st Grade of Eiken (an English proficiency test).…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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Fukuda, Akiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between learners' self-regulated language learning and proficiency and to examine the differences in characteristics of self-regulated learning (SRL) between low- and high-proficiency learners. SRL is a learning process throughout setting goals, monitoring tasks, and reflecting on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Liu, Xiaofei F. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between Chinese MA students' depth of vocabulary knowledge, their use of L2 vocabulary learning strategy (VLS), and the types of L2 contact they encountered while studying abroad. 165 Chinese MA students from a British university participated in the study by filling out the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Factor Analysis
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Owada, Kazuharu – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
There are some English verbs that can be used both intransitively and transitively. Verbs such as "break," "close," and "melt" can appear in intransitive active, transitive active, and passive constructions. Although native English speakers know in what kind of context a target verb is used in a certain construction,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Mitsugi, Makoto – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of two instruction methods for teaching polysemous English prepositions ("at, in, on") and to explore learners' perception on learning tools used in the instruction when learning polysemous words. The first study investigated the effectiveness of schema-based instruction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Majors (Students), Second Language Learning
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Park, Siwon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This paper examines how different test methods may tap different aspects of second language knowledge. It employs multiple-choice (MC) and constructed response (CR) items which yield distinct or convergent information in the computer delivered testing of English in its presentation of this factor. In order to examine the effects of test method, a…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Testing
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Hasan, Md. Kamrul; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
This study makes an attempt to investigate the correlations between manifold aspects, namely both syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations, the four major derivative word forms, which represented morphological knowledge, six dimensions of analytic relations (i.e. component-integral, member-collection, portion-mass, stuff-object, feature-activity,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Correlation, Knowledge Level
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study tried to examine the level of anxiety of Iranian high school students in English language exams and their attitudes towards English language learning. Further, relationship between these two variables and the differences between test anxiety and attitude in different genders and majors of study were addressed. Westside Test Anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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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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Aotani, Noriko; Sugino, Naoki; Fraser, Simon; Koga, Yuya; Shojima, Kojiro – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The aim of this study is to construct a model of a simple lexical network showing the strength and asymmetry of the connections between vocabulary items in the L2 mental lexicon of Japanese learners. The study focuses on eight nouns and investigates how they are networked, and whether the existing network structure formed by these nouns would be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics
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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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Tian, Shuang; Murao, Remi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The present study examined the use of prosody in semantic and syntactic disambiguation by means of comparison between Japanese and Chinese speakers' production of English sentences. In Chinese and Japanese, lexical prosody is more prominent than sentence prosody, and the sentential meaning contrast is usually realized through particles or a change…
Descriptors: Semantics, Suprasegmentals, Japanese, Chinese
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Akase, Masaki; Uenishi, Koji – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The purposes of this study are (1) to longitudinally measure the receptive vocabulary size (VS) of Japanese EFL senior high school learners; (2) to investigate how the learners develop their VS; and (3) to describe the longitudinal developmental patterns of VS of each learner during their three years of high school. Kasahara's (2005) VS tests, a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Scores, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
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Negishi, Junko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The study considers the assessment of L2 English learners by trained raters in paired and group oral assessments in comparison to an individual, monologue assessment, to determine 1) the degree to which raters assign pairs/groups shared (the same) scores and the degree to which raters give individual members of pairs/groups higher or lower as…
Descriptors: Evaluators, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scores
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper investigated the extent to which Iranian EFL students are aware of the appropriate use of request speech act in English speaking contexts in terms of formality, politeness and indirectness. A researcher made discourse completion test (DCT) including 16 scenarios was distributed among 130 advanced students in private English institutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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