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Seo, Misun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study investigated the influence of L1 allophonic rule, L1 segment articulation, and gender in Korean learners' production of English /s/ in two different contexts (i.e., before a high front vowel vs. elsewhere) and at three different proficiency levels in English (i.e., low vs. intermediate vs. high). The influence of the Korean allophonic…
Descriptors: Native Language, Korean, Gender Differences, English (Second Language)
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Fukuda, Akiko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This paper aims to explore the characteristics of self-regulated learning from information gained in post-questionnaire interviews, with special emphasis on the differences between low-proficiency learners and high-proficiency learners. Self-regulated learning is a cyclical process to metacognitively, motivationally, and behaviorally boost…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Management
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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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Ito, Yasuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Second language (L2) acquisition research has explored the acquisition of various syntactic constraints by L2 learners, one of which is "wanna" contraction. However, there is still a very limited body of research regarding the acquisition of "wanna" contraction, both in first language (L1) and L2. The purpose of the study is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Kobayashi, Yuichiro – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
The present study aimed to profile the developmental patterns of discourse in second language (L2) writings among different first language (L1) groups. Applying the list of metadiscourse markers proposed by Ken Hyland to learner language, this study investigates variation of metadiscourse across proficiency levels, as well as across L1…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Computational Linguistics
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Kobayashi, Yuichiro; Abe, Mariko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of learners' L1s and proficiency levels on their written production. This study also examined the influence of speech upon their writing. The following research questions were explored: (a) How do L1 and proficiency levels of learners affect their degrees of register awareness? (b)…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Lau, Connie M. Y. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Facing a dramatic decline in English standards over the past decade, the Hong Kong Government introduced the "Fine-tuning Medium of Instruction (MOI) policy" in 2010 to address the grievances arising from different sectors in the community. Integrating content and language has become popular in second/foreign language teaching in recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Standards
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Kobayashi, Yuichiro; Abe, Mariko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The purpose of the present study is to assess second language (L2) spoken English using automated scoring techniques. Automated scoring aims to classify a large set of learners' oral performance data into a small number of discrete oral proficiency levels. In automated scoring, objectively measurable features such as the frequencies of lexical and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Scoring, Automation
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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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Chang, Sunmee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This study investigates how five non-heritage language learners manage themselves in a heritage learner dominant classroom. It looks at mainly the interactions among the students from a sociocultural perspective in terms of their attitude, socialization, and using strategies. The results indicate that most of subject students struggle but…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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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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Ansarin, Ali Akbar; Manesh, Solmaz Saeeidi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Representation of languages in a bilingual mind in general and the way bilinguals restore words from their mental lexicon, and the way they retrieve words have been explored by many researchers resulting in varied findings. The more information regarding bilingual memory is obtained, the better image would be constructed about this knowledge…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Semantics, Priming, Bilingualism
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Jafari, Sakineh; Ketabi, Saeed – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
With the shift in language teaching towards a more learner-centered approach, there is now an emphasis on considering learners' views on what goes on in the classroom. Involving learners in selecting and evaluating classroom activities as well as listening to their voices and preferences can be helpful for teachers in planning lesson and designing…
Descriptors: College Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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