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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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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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Yilmaz, Maide; Özdem Erturk, Zeynep – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Although there have been many studies comparing native and non-native researchers, few of those studies have been on the use of reporting verbs by Turkish EFL researchers. The purpose of this study is to investigate (1) the most frequently used reporting verbs by native and non-native researchers in ELT and functional and positional differences in…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Sel?uk, Özge; Erten, Ismail Hakki – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Getting to understand patterns and causes of motivational changes experienced by language learners while studying a foreign language can be of significant value. This paper aims to explore patterns of such fluctuations at the tertiary level. Through a dynamic systems perspective, this study employed Retrodictive Qualitative Modelling to generate…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Group Dynamics, Qualitative Research, Predictor Variables
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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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Jubouri Al-Ogaili, Thamer Amer; Babaee, Ruzbeh – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study focuses on the political chaos in Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" (1963). While the main scholarly studies focus on the postcolonial peculiarities of the novel, this study will focus on the post-nuclear characteristics and will render the novel's position distinctive within the discourse on political and social affairs. The…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Novels, Literary Styles
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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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Watanabe, Aya – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
This study explores one novice learner's development of interactional competence in English as a foreign language based on data collected over a 4-year period at an after-school English program in Japan. Using conversation analysis (CA), the study focuses on how the learner develops methods to participate in the multiparty classroom interaction in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, After School Programs
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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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Sahin Kizil, Aysel; Savran, Zehra – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2016
Research on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in language learning has ascertained heretofore various potentials ranging from metacognitive domain to skill-based practices. One area in which the potentials of ICT tools requires further exploration is self-regulated language learning, an active, constructive process in…
Descriptors: Self Management, Independent Study, English (Second Language), Active Learning
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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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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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