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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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Lam, Ricky – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
In the L2 writing literature, there has been a rich history of scholarship in theory, research and practice since the 1960s. Two of the most prominent L2 writing approaches are process and portfolio pedagogy. The former approach promotes the use of diverse writing strategies (e.g. pre-writing) to enhance student writers' expression and fluency.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Advocacy
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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
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Loder Buechel, Laura – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
Elementary school English language teachers in Swiss public schools often question the role of writing in early years language instruction because there is a significant disparity in messages they receive from Board of Education members, from fellow teachers and from teacher trainers. This study describes the issues concerning writing in the first…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Renandya, Willy A.; Hu, Guangwei; Xiang, Yu – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This article reports on a principle-based evaluation of eight dedicated extensive reading coursebooks published in mainland China and used in many universities across the country. The aim is to determine the extent to which these coursebooks reflect a core set of nine second language acquisition and extensive reading principles. Our analysis shows…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria
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Tavakoli, Parvaneh – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
In line with a growing interest in teacher research engagement in second language education, this article is an attempt to shed light on teachers' views on the relationship between teaching and practice. The data comprise semi-structured interviews with 20 teachers in England, examining their views about the divide between research and practice in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Miller, Lindsay – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This paper investigates a novel approach to engaging second language learners in their studies. A university level General Education course, which uses Sports Communication as sustained content, is examined. The course uses a progressive pedagogy by way of content-based instruction to integrate vertical and horizontal learning and encourage…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, General Education, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Mehta, Sandhya Rao; Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
While thinking critically is often perceived to be the primary purpose of reading, the question of whether it can actually be taught in classrooms has been extensively debated. This paper bases itself on a qualitative case study of university students completing a degree in English Language and Literature. It explores the way in which critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ruegg, Rachael – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This study aimed to determine differences in the uptake of peer and teacher feedback after writing students received longitudinal feedback from only one of these sources. It also investigates the types of feedback given by peers and a teacher in order to explain those any differences. Data was collected from 64 Japanese university students in four…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Writing Instruction
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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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Cancino, Marco – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
The present paper seeks to assess the opportunities for learner involvement and negotiation of meaning that teachers provide in the unfolding interaction in an EFL setting. Classroom data from a Chilean EFL setting were collected in order to assess how teachers deploy a number of interactional features when managing contingent learner turns. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Krashen, Stephen; Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
There appears to be a dramatic decline in attitude toward reading between 2006 and 2011 for ten year-olds taking the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) examination. This "decline", however, is probably not real but is the result of a change in the attitude questionnaire, mentioned only in the fine print in the 2011…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Reading Tests, Elementary School Students
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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
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Rusfandi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
This study investigates the potential use of the argument-counterargument structure in English L2 essays written by Indonesian EFL learners. It examines whether L2 proficiency affects the use of opposing views in their essays, and measures whether there is a correlation between the use of the rhetorical structure and the participants' overall…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Essays, Persuasive Discourse, Second Language Learning
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