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Dislen Daggöl, Gökçe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
Language learning constitutes a prominent need in the 21st century, and many factors influence it, such as cognitive, affective, social, cultural and physical conditions. Considering that where we learn language impacts how we feel while learning, the present study dwells upon two of these conditions: learning climate and self-efficacy. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), High School Students
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Staub, Donald; Kirkgöz, Yasemin – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
Instructional quality among English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers requires the identification and assessment of professional standards for the field. Although Quality Assurance, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation may be understood within language teacher education programs, successful and sustained implementation of quality improvement…
Descriptors: Standards, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Zorba, Mehmet Galip; Çakir, Abdulvahit – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
This case study investigates factors negatively affecting lower secondary students' intercultural awareness and ways to raise their intercultural awareness. The study was carried out at a public state school in Turkey, and 32 students participated in the study. An 8-week implementation was designed in accordance with the conceptual framework of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Cultural Awareness, Public Schools
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Kahraman, Hasibe – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2019
The divisibility of the reading has led many researchers to examine whether reading construct is a unitary skill that cannot be divided into separate sub-skills, or it is composed of underlying components. In these studies, however, participants have generally been located in a product-oriented testing environment where their actual reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Reading Processes, Reading Comprehension
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Gürsoy, Esim; Hüseyinoglu, Madina – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Having received the stamp of an "often neglected" element in second language teaching, opinions of English Language Teaching (ELT) Teacher Trainees (TT) taking pronunciation as an explicit instruction course seem to be neglected in research advocated in this field as well. Moreover, features of pronunciation (segmentals and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Bulut Albaba, Melike – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
In language teacher education literature, attention is predominantly centered on the content of teacher learning and cognition. The process of teacher learning and cognitive change over time remains relatively underexplored. For instance, despite its importance in career trajectory, there is limited empirical evidence on the transition process…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Üstunbas, Ümran – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
This paper presents the findings of a quasi-experimental study designed to examine the possible effect of explicit or implicit teaching of pragmatic routines regarding the significance of exploring ways to foster interlanguage pragmatic competence considering the fact that language learners, at least, could benefit the real-life language use…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, College Students
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Hazaea, Abduljalil Nasr; Alzubi, Ali Abbas – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Discourse-based approaches to EFL reading have shifted the students' passive role to become 'text resistant'. This paper examines the extent to which Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) enhances analytical reading practices in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading context among Preparatory Year students at Najran University. The paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis
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Tuncer, Hülya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
The objective of this study is to present what kind of refusal strategies Turkish university instructors of English use and thus aiming to contribute to the limited but growing body of research on Turkish people's refusals in English. With this goal in mind, 20 instructors in the English Language Teaching Department at a state university were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), Speech Acts
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Sylvén, Liss Kerstin; Sundqvist, Pia – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study aims to present the validation of a test designed to assess young learners' general L2 English vocabulary knowledge, the Young Learner Vocabulary Assessment Test (YLVAT). YLVAT consists of 37 items selected from the K1-2 frequency levels of the Productive and Vocabulary Levels Tests. In the study, Swedish learners (N = 52, age 12) took…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary Development, Language Tests
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Türkdogan, Gönül; Sivell, John – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Day and Bamford's ten principles for promoting second-language (L2) extensive reading (ER) have been commended for their highly applicable practicality. However, for various reasons, assuring successful ER instruction can remain a challenging task. This surprising contrast may in part be clarified by examining the relationship between Day and…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English Teachers
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Bozdogan, Derya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Despite the proclaimed mono-cultural and mono-linguistic profile, in reality, diversity lies at the core of classrooms. This paper outlines the literature on diversity in young learners' classrooms followed by student and teacher reflections on diversity issues in the EFL context. Sixty-two primary school students studying at the 4th and 5th grade…
Descriptors: Reflection, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Karakas, Ali; Uysal, Hüseyin; Bilgin, Selçuk; Bulut, Talat – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
The question of what makes a good teacher of English has aroused researchers' interest for many years, and the existing studies comparing NESTs (native English-speaking teachers) and NNESTs (non-native English-speaking teachers) have focused mostly on students' perceptions of these teachers. The current study aims to explore in the first phase if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Top, Namik; Liew, Jeffery; Luo, Wen – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
School-based programs designed to reduce problem behaviors, increase prosocial behaviors, and improve academic achievement have often been characterized as social-emotional learning or character development (education) programs. This longitudinal study investigated effects of such a program, called "Second Step", on observed problem…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Prosocial Behavior
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Wang, Li-Fen – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
This paper aims to identify how Taiwanese and Mandarin (the two dominant languages in Taiwan) are used as interactional resources by Vietnamese female spouses in bilingual Taiwanese families. Three Vietnamese-Taiwanese transnational families (a total of seventeen people) participated in the research, and mealtime talks among the Vietnamese wives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Females, Language Usage
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