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Chen, Wang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The present study explores the under-researched area of collocation use with learners from different proficiency levels. The study investigates different types of collocations and the learners' elaboration of their collocation use. A total of 194 students from three different years of study in a Chinese university wrote compositions on the same…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Harun, Haliza; Abdullah, Norhana; Ab Wahab, Nursyuhada'; Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Over the past decades, much of the discussion regarding grammar teaching has evolved around the identification of the best language teaching approach to facilitate effective learning of English language among second language (L2) learners. Despite the various approaches introduced and implemented in the realm of L2 teaching, the language…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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McKay, Sandra Lee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2018
A great deal has been written about what English as an International Language (EIL) actually is (e.g. Alsagoff et al., 2012; Matsuda, 2012; McKay and Brown, 2016; Sharifian, 2009), ranging from a view of EIL as the many varieties of English that are spoken today to the use of English by second language speakers of English. Thus, EIL is viewed both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Chang, Anna C-S.; Millett, Sonia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This study investigates the effects on developing L2 listening fluency through doing extended listening-focused activities after reading and listening to audio graded readers. Seventy-six EFL university students read and listened to a total of 15 graded readers in a 15-week extensive listening programme. They were divided into three groups (Group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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Lee, Jackie F. K. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Despite the high frequency of occurrences of "wh"-interrogatives in daily use, there are repeated negative comments about the poor mastery of the wh-interrogative structure among Hong Kong students. However, so far little attention has been paid to their difficulties in the acquisition of the structure. There is a strong need to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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Yin, Zihan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Many studies have found EFL/ESL learners over/under/misuse linking adverbials. Because their use is specific to genre and register (Biber et al., 1999), and news writing is a compulsory course for EFL journalism majors at many Chinese universities, this study investigates their usage patterns in news and suggests teaching material design for the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Connected Discourse, Discourse Analysis, News Reporting
Liu, Xiqin; Qu, Dianning – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
To explore the multimodality of two representative EFL textbook series for Chinese college students, their visual and verbal semiotic modes were compared. The target textbooks are "Experiencing English" and "New Century College English". Through multimodal discourse analysis, the study aims to shed some light on how to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Textbook Evaluation
Richards, Jack C.; Reppen, Randi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Grammar can be viewed both as knowledge and as ability. When viewed as knowledge, the focus is on rules for sentence formation. When viewed as ability, the focus is on how grammar is used as a resource in the creation of spoken and written texts. Twelve principles are proposed as the basis for a pedagogy that focusses on acquiring learning to use…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Zhang, Limei; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This article investigates the relationships between test takers' strategy use and test performance on an EFL reading test. For this study 209 Chinese college students were invited to participate in a reading comprehension test and answer a 30-item strategy use questionnaire. Results showed that two factors underlay test takers' reading test…
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Reading Comprehension, Structural Equation Models, Ability
Shrestha, Prithvi Narayan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
English language teaching (ELT) has been investigated from various angles including how English language teachers perceive what happens in an ELT classroom. How primary school English language learners perceive their experiences of ELT is rarely reported in the published literature, particularly from developing countries such as Bangladesh. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Bennis, Karen – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices relating to language teaching of one experienced and one novice English language teacher. Areas where observed practices converged with or diverged from stated beliefs are explored and discussed with reference to factors which might…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Lasito,; Storch, Neomy – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2013
Although pair and small group activities are commonly used in second language (L2) classrooms, there are very few studies which can inform teachers about whether it is best to have students work in pairs or in small groups. In this study, conducted in a junior high school in Indonesia with learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), we…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Task Analysis
Choi, Seung-Yi; Li, Shaofeng – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This study investigates the occurrence of corrective feedback and uptake in child ESOL classes. Transcripts of 8.1 hours of lessons in 6 ESOL classes in a New Zealand primary school were analysed to explore the relationship between errors, feedback, and uptake. The results revealed that there was a clear preference for recasts and explicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
Butzkamm, Wolfgang – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
The article addresses the long-standing issue over the role of the mother tongue in the foreign language classroom. In the first part it is argued that the mother tongue lays the cognitive foundations for all subsequent language learning. Double comprehension as the basic requirement for learning to take place is explained. The second part is…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Role, Grammar, Second Language Learning
Kathpalia, Sujata S.; Carmel, Heah Lee Hah – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
In language teaching, emphasis is usually placed on grammatical competence rather than metaphorical competence to improve a learner's proficiency in the target language. Research has shown that figurative language poses a problem for second language learners whether it is in their ability to interpret, process, or produce metaphors. This affects…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition)
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