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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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Yilmaz, Ercan; Dikilitas, Kenan – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Adverbs require a great deal of effort to be mastered, and even the most advanced users of that language have difficulty in using them correctly (Narita & Sugiura, 2006; Peacock, 2010; Lei, 2012; Leedham & Cai, 2013). The purpose of this study is to find out to what extent relatively high proficiency level EFL learners use different types…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Essays, Form Classes (Languages), 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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Koban Koç, Didem – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Socioeconomic status (SES), which generally involves factors such as parental educational background, occupation and income level, is a strong predictor of student achievement. That is, students with higher parental SES demonstrate increased academic performance when compared to those with lower parental SES. The purpose of the present study is to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English (Second Language)
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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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Uztosun, Mehmet Sercan; Troudi, Salah – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This study seeks to understand lecturers' views about the effectiveness of curriculum change procedures taking place in 2006 at the English language teacher education departments of Turkish universities. The study collected both quantitative and qualitative data through an open-ended questionnaire completed by 27 lecturers working at fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2015
This study aims to explore the construct structure of the Turkish version of the "Myself-As-A-Learner Scale" ("MALS"), which was designed to measure academic self-concept. A translated version of MALS was administered to 483 participants (mean age = 14.31, SD = 2.08) in six different cities across Turkey. An exploratory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept Measures, Self Concept, Program Validation
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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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Khan, Özlem; Can Daskin, Nilüfer – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2014
Idioms, because of their cultural and figurative aspects, cannot be readily comprehended and used appropriately; hence, they need to be taught explicitly by means of instructional materials in language classrooms. Knowledge of idioms constitutes an important component of learners' communicative competence (Bachman, 1990) since idioms as part of…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Developed Materials
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Mirici, Ismail Hakki; Galleano, Rebecca; Torres, Kelly – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
Interlocutors who come from different cultural backgrounds often find themselves in need of a shared language in order to successfully communicate. Sometimes the language they share may be the native language of one and the second language of the other, or it may be the lingua franca of both speakers. The purpose of this study is to develop an…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Children, Childhood Attitudes
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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shalchy, Somayye – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
Over the recent decades, cultural intelligence, now referred to as CQ has become a burgeoning area of research in the domain of business and management. Given the paucity of research on the effects of CQ on second or foreign language learning especially writing, this study intends to examine the effects of CQ on L2 learners' written performance…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Accuracy, Language Fluency, Difficulty Level
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Kayaoglu, M. Naci – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2013
This study focuses on exploring poor and good learners' language beliefs and their language strategy use in an attempt to see whether there is any significant relationship between the poor and good learners. This paper particularly seeks to examine to what extent language beliefs as a construct are reflected in learners' language behavior, which…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Learning Strategies, Student Behavior, Undergraduate Students