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Celik Korkmaz, Sule; Karatepe, Cigdem – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2018
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of multisensory language teaching on 4th graders' achievement in English reading skills. Two intact groups were selected for the treatment: a control group which was taught through mainstream education, and an experimental group which was taught through MSLT including a variety of pictorial,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Altay, Mehmet – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Associating a content word to its rational semantic relations is regarded as a language learning strategy which explicitly contributes to mental lexicon. Semantic mapping herein seems to constitute an efficacious pattern for its practice in language instruction. Conversely, it appears to be among the least frequently used vocabulary learning…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Nisanci, Sinan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
The present study aims to investigate the role of extensive reading in the acquisition of implicit phonological knowledge. Through extensive exposure to print, L2 learners can improve their phonological processing skills, and this could contribute to their word recognition fluency. On the basis of the Oxford Placement Test, 30 9th graders and 30…
Descriptors: Role, Phonology, Language Processing, Second Language Learning
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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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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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Yeni Palabiyik, Pinar – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
The present study examines high school students' burnout levels. The main aims of the study are to investigate whether their burnout levels vary according to gender and grade levels, and to check the correlation between overall burnout levels and their English language proficiency attained with a specific test. The study followed a quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Burnout, Correlation
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Huth, Thorsten – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
This paper investigates how instances of language use can serve as analytic anchors for insight into interactional development over time. I present a usage-based, longitudinal study of multi-turn sequences underlying telephone openings in order to specify if and to whom "language learning" may be relevantly ascribed. Two successive…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Language Usage, German, Transcripts (Written Records)