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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)
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Jozaghi, Zahra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study aims at evaluating Top-Notch series through a checklist devised by the researchers based on the elements of the Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory proposed by Gardner (1998). With the shift from teacher-centered classrooms to learner-centered one, more and more research is needed to be done in the realm of students' need analysis. One…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Textbook Evaluation, Content Analysis, Check Lists
No, Keum Sook; Park, Kyung-Ja – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to investigate what characteristics make American Native Speakers of English (ANSE) different from Korean Speakers of English (KSE) when they are asked to introduce themselves in English. In particular, components and topics of self-introduction, the use of word number and class, and the use of discourse markers (DM)…
Descriptors: Mutual Intelligibility, Interpersonal Relationship, Native Speakers, 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
Song, Minjong; Seong, Myeonghee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
An experimental study explored writing-learning relationship in a Korean college curriculum. Two teachers and 207 students participated and four sections of a freshman English reading course were used. Students in two sections were allocated to an experimental group, and students in the other two sections, to a control group. Based on the premise…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Reading Comprehension, College Curriculum
Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Fazel, Ismaeil – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In recent years, idioms have received overwhelming attention in language pedagogy. Experts in the field have sought ways to optimize learning and teaching of these prefabricated language chunks. It is now maintained that the meaning of idioms which was once deemed as arbitrary is somehow "motivated" by their literal, original usage.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Advanced Students
Negishi, Junko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study attempted to investigate the characteristics of interaction dynamics in a group oral interaction carried out by Japanese learners of English. The relationship between the participants' language development and interactional management functions (IMFs) was also explored. Oral performance tests in a paired or a small group have recently…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Interaction Process Analysis, Second Language Learning, Japanese
Rashidi, Nasser; Khosravi, Negar – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study was conducted to investigate the extent to which scores on depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge as two dimensions of vocabulary knowledge would contribute to predicting the EFL learners' reading performance with a minimum vocabulary size of 3000 word families and also to find out the difference, if any, between the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Phoocharoensil, Supakorn; Simargool, Nirada – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present study aims at investigating the learning strategies on which Thai EFL learners rely in learning English relative clauses (ERCs). Not only do these strategies facilitate their ERC acquisition, but they are also found to lead them to certain kinds of problems. Such problems related to the learning strategies are first language transfer,…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Learning Strategies, Transfer of Training, Thai
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study aims to investigate the cultural identity of Korean English and to make the intercultural communications among non-native speakers successful. The purposes of this study can be summarized as follows: 1) to recognize the concept of English as an International Language (EIL), 2) to emphasize cross-cultural understanding in the globalized…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
Yuasa, Katsura – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
English education in Japan and Korea are similar in some respects. Although both countries are not completely but mostly monolingual societies, where citizens do not need English in their daily life, they have begun to realize the importance of English as a tool for international communication, and as a result their English education is becoming…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Communication (Thought Transfer), Textbooks, Foreign Culture
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Heydari Tabrizi, Hossein – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The MA Entrance Examinations (MAEE) held in Iran since 1990 are frequently criticized as being invalid, unstandardized exams with lots of problem in terms of principles of testing in general and test construction in particular (for instance, Jafarpur, 1996). To make sound judgments about such objections, the present study dealt with a content…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, Validity, Foreign Countries
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