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Noguchi, Tomoka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore how students' anxiety about learning English and their perception of their English communicative competence change through participating in a five-day English camp. Eighteen first-year university students majoring in English language and cultures participated in the camp. The participants were randomly…
Descriptors: Intensive Language Courses, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chung, Bohyon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This paper reports on the perception of Korean EFL learners toward feedback types on their written errors. The survey was administered using an adopted questionnaire from previous studies (Ishii 2011; Leki, 1991). This further allows a comparison of Korean EFL learners' attitudes with the responses to an identical questionnaire by Japanese EFL…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dehghan, Farzaneh; Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Academic writing at advanced levels is the most important way of demonstrating one's expertise in a discipline. Developing this kind of competence is especially a challenging effort for students in foreign language contexts. Many factors may be involved in determining why some students are more and some are less motivated in writing successful,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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