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Zhang, Yanyan; Guo, Hui – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This paper aims to analyze the relationships between English writing and domain-specific motivation and self-efficacy of Chinese EFL learners. 66 English major students from two grades were invited as participants to complete a writing task and two self-designed questionnaires on English writing motivation and self-efficacy, respectively. It was…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), College Freshmen
Nakamura, Shizuka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
English rhythm is related to contrast between the stressed and the unstressed in duration structure. In native English speech, in general, an intra-speaker average duration of stressed syllable is longer than that of syllable as a whole. On the contrary, that of unstressed syllable is shorter than that of syllable as a whole. In the previous paper…
Descriptors: Syllables, Correlation, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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
Tominaga, Yuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The objective of this research is to detect effective factors in English pronunciation teaching from the viewpoint of EIL (English as an International Language). This research is based on the data of the Successful Pronunciation Learners (SPL) selected by the raters, Japanese and native speakers of English (NSE), in Tominaga (2005). On the grounds…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese, Native Speakers
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The Communicative Ability in language testing originates from a theory of language as communication proposed by Hymes (1972) and known as "communicative competence". The literature on language testing suggests that the practicality of communicative language testing (CLT) varies depending on how the instructors and teachers conceptualize…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Theory
Dehghan, Farzaneh; Sadighi, Firooz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Reading skill has taken on an important role in most EFL teaching situations. While linguistic knowledge is only one aspect of this skill, background knowledge including culture can also play an important role (Alptekin, 2006; Johnson, 1981; Pritchard, 1990; Steffensen, Chitra, & Anderson, 1979). This study investigated the effect of cultural…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Siddiqie, Shamsun Akhter – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The treatment of culture in foreign language textbooks is comparatively a new trend in English Language Teaching (ELT) which is based on the growing consensus that language textbooks should attempt to raise students' awareness of international culture as well as that of their own. Being influenced by this thought, Bangladesh too like many other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness
Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Aeen, Laleh – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The present study examined the impact of practicing autonomy on the writing proficiency of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. To this end, Preliminary English Test (PET) by Thomas and Sharon (2006) was administered to 92 intermediate language learners as a pre-test. Accordingly, 60 homogeneous learners comprised the research sample. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills
Hamada, Yo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Motivation has been studied throughout the field of language acquisition for the past 20 years. Demotivation has also been researched in Japan at primarily the university and high school level. To provide a deeper understanding of demotivation for Japanese junior and senior high school learners, this study explores the following three questions.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Textbooks, Likert Scales, Foreign Countries
Tahriri, Abdorreza; Divsar, Hoda – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Increasing attention paid to learner-centered pedagogy in recent years has highlighted the examination of intelligence and language learning strategies (LLSs) among others. This study explores EFL learners' perceived use of language learning strategies across various intelligence types as reflected in Gardner's 1983 Multiple Intelligences Theory.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Language Usage, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Strategies
Nakamura, Shizuka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
To improve more effectively the learners' proficiency to control contrast of the stressed to the unstressed in English teaching, it is necessary to analyze how the acoustical characteristics of learners' speech are related to the perceptual evaluation by teachers. This paper analyzes A) learner characteristics of durations measured in speech units…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Syllables, Vowels, Native Speakers
Kondo, Yusuke – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The purposes of this study were to investigate the effects of rater training in an L2 performance assessment and to examine the eligibility of L2 users of English as raters in L2 performance assessment. Rater training was conducted in order for raters to clearly understand the criteria, the evaluation items, and the evaluation procedure. In this…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Eligibility, Performance Based Assessment, Performance Tests
Park, Heesuk – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This paper aims at comparing the five English diphthongs, /ei/, /ou/, /au/, /ai/, /[inverted c]i/, in the aspect of length, to find out a common feature in /au/, ai/, /[inverted c]i/ and /ei/, and /ou/ and to see if there is any evidence between English low vowels and diphthongs. This study is a following research of Park (2009), and I analyzed…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Vowels, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
Zohrabi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In designing an EAP (English for Academic Purposes) course it is necessary that we consider several factors: students' objectives, needs, levels and interests, course and institution's goals, and availability of resources. In this paper it is strived to elucidate the differences between EGP (English for General purposes) and ESP (English for…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Class Activities, Learning Activities, English for Academic Purposes
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Jamalvandi, Behroz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Marking as one dramatic turnover in language teaching, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has proved itself beneficial and effective in bringing about real situations of language use to take place and in satisfying communicative needs of learners while the former methods were unable to meet actual demands of learners to communicate in the target…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Tests, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
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