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Mohd. Zin, Zuhana; Rafik-Galea, Shameem – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Research into the factors that contribute to reading performance decrement in L2 reading among ESL university students is still being extensively researched in the context of ELT. This is because successful academic performance is highly dependent on good reading ability. While it is widely accepted that poor reading performance is due to lack of…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Achievement, Reading Ability, Anxiety
Soozandehfar, Seyyed Mohammad Ali – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present investigation intends to make a comparison between integratively motivated students of English at Islamic Azad University of Shiraz and their instrumentally motivated peers in terms of their oral performance. To this end, 35 junior students (15 males and 20 females) were selected out of 54 initial participants based on their scores on…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Placement, Oral Language, Statistical Analysis
Al-Qinai, Jamal – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The present paper reviews the traditional methodologies of translator training and proposes an eclectic multi-componential approach that involves a set of interdisciplinary skills with the ultimate objective of meeting market demand. Courses on translation for specific purposes (TSP) and think-aloud protocols (TAP) along with self-monitoring and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Protocol Analysis, Translation
Jung, Mi-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The aim of this study is to investigate which pronunciations of English are difficult or different from one's first language, as well as to explore which factors are crucial for communication with people from other cultures when English is used as one of the World Englishes. Ninety-one undergraduate students (85 females and 6 males) from two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Native Speakers, Barriers
Liao, Ming-Tzu; Tseng, Chiung-Ying – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study examines skillful EFL writers' and less skillful writers' EFL performance and perceptions of paraphrasing and inappropriate text borrowing, the extent to which their performance matches perceptions, and the factors behind their problematic text borrowing. Ninety-five postgraduates and undergraduates in Taiwan accomplished a paraphrasing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Lee, Eunpyo; Jin, Seohoon – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study explores medical college students' improvement on the TOEIC upon completion of English-only classes by comparing their pre- and post-TOEIC scores. The students' responses on the questionnaire were also reviewed. The subjects were the 44 first-year medical students taking the English-only classes that required active participation of…
Descriptors: Medical Students, College Students, Student Improvement, Language Tests
O'Grady, William; Lee, Miseon; Kwak, Hye-Young – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This paper, designed specifically for language teachers, focuses on a phenomenon in second language learning that is largely independent of instructional effects, curricular materials, and classroom activities. Experimental work suggests that scope, the relationship between two or more logical operators (such as quantifiers or negatives), is…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory
Seong, Myeong-Hee – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The purpose of this study is to suggest effective strategies for the development of communicative ability in ELT (English Language Teaching) by investigating learners' perceptions on strategies making language features more noticeable. The assumption in the study is based on the idea of output-oriented focus on form instruction, supporting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Tominaga, Yuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
In order to discover some clues to and make suggestions for better teaching English pronunciation to learners in English as a Foreign Language (henceforth abbreviated as EFL) settings, the paper attempts to analyze Successful Foreign Language Learners (SFLL), focusing on their study history. The subjects were 24 junior high school students, who…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Quasiexperimental Design, Pronunciation Instruction, Sentence Structure
Cheng, Fei-Wen – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Students' interpretations of their academic writing tasks has been a central concern in the cognitive-based writing research due to the prominent role such decision-making plays in determining students' subsequent thinking and composing strategies and ultimately in shaping their textual quality. Without a comprehensive understanding of how L2…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Writing Research, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse
Al-Qinai, Jamal – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The phenomenon of style shift in translated texts is ascribed mainly to textual incompatibility in terms of rhetorical asymmetry and divergence at the formality level. Mandatory shifts result from a systematic dissimilarity between the source language and the target language in terms of the underlying system of syntax, semantics and rhetorical…
Descriptors: Semantics, Syntax, Translation, English
Divsar, Hoda; Tahriri, Abdorreza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
In the present paper, three models for teaching literature including language-based, literature as content or culture, and literature as personal growth or enrichment were evaluated. Based on these models, an integrated model was suggested. An experimental study was carried out in order to examine the effectiveness of the suggested approach…
Descriptors: English Literature, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Linguistics
Tasnimi, Mahshad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Affective factors seem to play a crucial role in success or failure in second language acquisition. Negative attitudes can reduce learners' motivation and harm language learning, while positive attitudes can do the reverse. Discovering students' attitudes about language will help both teacher and student in teaching learning process. Anxiety is…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
Park, Kabyong – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
The current paper attempts to account for the formation of English middle sentences. Discussing a set of previous analyses on the construction under investigation we show, following the assumptions of Oosten(1986) and Iwata(1999), that English middle constructions should be divided into two types: generic middle constructions and non-generic…
Descriptors: Verbs, Sentence Structure, English, Morphemes
Sauzier-Uchida, Emi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This study aims to report an attempt to design and organise a content-based EAP reading course in political science and economics at a university in Japan, and to shed some light on learners' actual practices and preferences through the use of survey- and interview-based research participated in by 438 students. A principal axis of this project…
Descriptors: Political Science, Economics, Textbooks, Course Evaluation
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