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Park, Jinkyoung; Chon, Yuah V. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Single word items have usually been the unit of analysis for measuring L2 learners' vocabulary size, for designing word lists and for estimating word coverage of reading texts. However, what is lost in these estimates is the consideration of multiword expressions, such as idioms. To empirically test the assertion that the knowledge of single word…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Middle School Students
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Lee, Bokyung – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This paper presents the relationship between Korean EFL learners' self-reporting learning style preferences and their perspectives on ELT materials evaluation. Quantitative data was acquired from 521 subjects' responses to a learning style survey and a questionnaire of materials evaluation checklist. The findings show that Korean EFL learners'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cognitive Style, Asians
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Kang, Eun Young – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Krashen (2004) has advocated that narrow reading, i.e., reading a series of texts addressing one specific topic, is an effective method to grow vocabulary. While narrow reading has been championed to have many advantages for L2 vocabulary learning, there remains a relative dearth of empirical studies that test the impact of narrow reading on L2…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
Song, Jayoung; Sardegna, Veronica Gabriela – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
This study investigated whether enhanced extensive reading contributed to significant gains on the incidental acquisition of English prepositions. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) secondary school students in Korea ("N" = 12) received enhanced extensive reading instruction for one semester in an after-school program. Pre-and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Reading Instruction
Abeywickrama, Priyanvada – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
The existence of different varieties of English in target language use (TLU) domains calls into question the usefulness of listening comprehension tests whose input is limited only to a native speaker variety. This study investigated the impact of non-native varieties or accented English speech on test takers from three different English use…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension Tests, Language Variation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)