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Tanewong, Sukanya – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study investigated the impact of metacognitive pedagogical sequence on development of less-proficient Thai EFL listeners' L2 listening metacognition and listening comprehension achievement over a semester. Sixty-four university students who were enrolled in a listening course participated in a quasi-experimental study. Both the intervention…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Skills
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Shi, Leimin; Baker, Amanda; Chen, Honglin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Developing students' communicative competence became the primary goal of the current College English Curriculum Requirements in 2004 in China. There has been increasing concern, however, that this goal has yet to be realized, particularly in relation to the teaching of writing. This study investigated the potential of a Systemic Functional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Ketabi, Saeed; Tavakoli, Mansoor – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a person-centred future time perspective (FTP) intervention on Iranian EFL students' willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Through one-on-one interviews with the participants, the researchers tried to build a connection between students' English learning at school and their goals in future, and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Perspective, Intervention, Second Language Learning
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Hajar, Anas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article provides a qualitative inquiry into the influences of immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings) on a group of Gulf Arab EFL students regarding their language learning experiences and strategy use in their Arab homelands. The participants came from financially comfortable families, with different levels of education. The…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Professional development is an activity in which language teachers should have ongoing and sustained involvement. There are many ways in which language teachers can pursue professional development, and reading journals is one of these ways. This article reports on a survey of 465 English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals, largely drawn from…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Periodicals, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Galante, Angelica – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
Anxiety is a dimension of L2 speaking that has been heavily investigated over the past several decades, but there is a paucity of research investigating instruction aiming at lowering anxiety. While research suggests drama lowers L2 learners' anxiety, it is unclear to what extent anxiety is affected by drama. This article reports results from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer), Measures (Individuals)
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Thi Hong Nhung, Pham – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
At the implementation level of the national project "Teaching and Learning Foreign Language in the Public-Sector Educational System for the 2008-2020 Period," the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) provided large-scale general English proficiency training for key English teachers and classroom English training for a…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nguyen, Mai Xuan Nhat Chi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This research investigates non-native English teachers' engagement with the native speaker model, i.e. whether they agree/disagree with measuring English teaching and learning performance against native speaker standards. More importantly, it aims to unearth the impact of teacher education on teachers' attitudes and beliefs about…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Native Speakers
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Greenier, Vincent T.; Whitehead, George E. K. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This study investigates how the model of Authentic Leadership applies to language teaching and its implications for future directions in teacher education programmes. Data was collected from 56 native-speaking English teachers through an online survey consisting of specific open-ended and short answer type questions. The results of the study…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Chang, Peichin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
English as foreign language (EFL) writers are often found to have weaker control of their academic writing, among which presenting an effective authorial stance has been reported as particularly challenging (Hyland, 1998a; Schleppegrell, 2004). In particular, student writers tended to deploy a stronger stance and be less effective with tentative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Doctoral Programs
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Vongsila, Vatsana; Reinders, Hayo – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Developing English for communicative purposes is a key objective of language classes in many parts of the world. As a logical prerequisite to communication practice, learners need to have Willingness to Communicate (WTC) before they will engage in L2 interaction (Macintyre et al., 1998). Teachers can play an important role in helping learners to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Shih, Ying-Chun; Reynolds, Barry Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Think-Pair-Share, a cooperative discussion strategy developed by Frank Lyman and colleagues (1981), is often utilized in first language contexts but rarely in second language (L2) contexts. To investigate its usefulness in the L2 context, a traditional English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading class was transformed by integrating…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
The study aimed at exploring the psychological as well as educational outcomes of strategies awareness and use. We set out to examine the effect of reading strategic investment on language achievement and problem solving ability (PSA). The participating EFL learners were heterogeneous in terms of reading instruction; two of the intact groups had…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Structural Equation Models, Second Language Learning, Metacognition
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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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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Janbaz, Fateme – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Since listening is a crucial component of language competence and fundamental for successful communication as well, its development has been gradually given much attention from language teachers and researchers. This study is aimed at investigating the effectiveness of two pre-listening supports, i.e. question preview and topic preparation on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension Tests
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