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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
Jin, Yan – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The College English Test (CET) is an English language test designed for educational purposes, administered on a very large scale, and used for making high-stakes decisions. This paper discusses the key issues facing the CET during the course of its development in the past two decades. It argues that the most fundamental and critical concerns of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Language Tests, Measures (Individuals), Graduates
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
Hirabayashi, Haruma; Long, Christopher – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The current study analyzes discourse style differences between western and Japanese interlocutors in a group consensus-building task discussion. Four discussants (American male, Japanese male, German female and Japanese female) first created a ranking of 5 life values and then participated in a group discussion to arrive at a common group ranking.…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Discourse Modes, Discourse Analysis, Asians
Matsuoka, Rieko; Smith, Ian; Uchimura, Mari – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This article examines how healthcare professionals use encouragement. Focusing on GAMBARU ["to try hard"], forty-one scenes were collected from healthcare manga. Each scene of encouragement was analyzed from three perspectives; the contextual background of the communication, the relationship with the patients and the patients' response…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Discourse Analysis, Patients, Health Personnel
Peyman, Somayeh; Sadighi, Firooz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This investigation intended to find out the relationship between EFL learners' stress and their reading comprehension. The subjects who included ninety EFL juniors from Shiraz Azad University were asked to answer a standardized reading comprehension test and a stress questionnaire. After finding out the results of stress questionnaire, 10% of the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Stress Variables
Sykes, Joe – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This qualitative study aims to develop and evaluate a tool which can be used to help learners autonomously reflect upon their implicitly held learner beliefs, with a view to promoting language learning practices appropriate to the individual and addressing any issues of learner beliefs which may be preventing effective learning. Metaphor was…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Qualitative Research
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
Rashidi, Nasser; Omid, Ahmad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Iranian EFL learners' beliefs on the role of RL in vocabulary learning, and how it could affect their achievement. One-hundred and three students majoring in English (Literature, Translation, and Teaching) at the Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics at Roudehen and the Western Branch of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Memorization, Correlation, Foreign Countries
Ahmadi, Alireza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study investigated the effect of the title and ambiguity tolerance on the comprehensibility of a non-text. To this end, ten irrelevant sentences from different texts were put together to make two seemingly cohesive and coherent texts. The two texts were exactly the same except for the fact that one of them carried a title whereas the other…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Figurative Language, English (Second Language)
Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study surveys the history of English language and the roles of English language education in Asian context. Through the historical survey on English dispersal in Asian countries, the first section of this study traces the dispersal of English from the 18th century and the development of English in Asian countries. The second section of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English, Language Role
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