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Altakhaineh, Abdel Rahman Mitib; Ibrahim, Mona Kamal – SAGE Open, 2019
This study examined the incidental acquisition of English prepositions by Arabic-speaking English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Employing reading comprehension exercises as a treatment, we adopted the experimental design of a pre- and post-test to determine the effectiveness of the treatment on the participants' incidental acquisition of…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Xie, Qing; Chen, Jie – SAGE Open, 2019
This study investigates the communication and learning needs of Master of Business Administration (MBA) business English students and their perceptions of effective curriculum design. The research instruments are two-stage surveys of 99 MBA students from a public university in China. The results of the study show that English is not extensively…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Zibin, Aseel – SAGE Open, 2016
This study explores the ability of Jordanian learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) to comprehend metaphorical expressions in English and investigates whether the use of their first language (L1) conceptual and linguistic knowledge may facilitate the comprehension of these expressions. For this purpose, the study adopts a contrastive…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Figurative Language
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Danesh, Tayebeh; Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi – SAGE Open, 2016
This quasi-experimental study examined the effects of different glossing conditions on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' vocabulary recall. To this end, five glossing conditions were adopted (i.e., inference-gloss-gloss, gloss-retrieval-gloss, inference-gloss-retrieval-gloss, gloss-retrieval-gloss-retrieval, and full glossing). The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Al-Mahrooqi, Rahma; Al-Aghbari, Khalsa – SAGE Open, 2016
The main objective of this study was to investigate the refusal speech act among Omani EFL college students. It examined how they refused in various situations and whether their responses were appropriate in terms of culture and accurate in terms of language. Forty-one English as foreign language (EFL) learners completed a Discourse Completion…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Semitic Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Xiong, Hui; Li, Lan; Qu, Yingmei – SAGE Open, 2015
This study aims to investigate how a group of Chinese university teachers developed their cognitive models by using "English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers" metaphors. The research method includes an open-ended questionnaire, a checklist questionnaire, and verbal reports. The goal for this research is twofold. First, we will…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Models
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Mohammadi, Mojtaba; Birjandi, Parviz; Maftoon, Parviz – SAGE Open, 2015
This study examines the impact of teaching learning strategies on learners' beliefs about language learning and reading comprehension ability. Participants were 78 university freshmen studying English language teaching, translation, and literature. They were divided into two groups. The experimental group received a number of learning strategies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Learning Strategies, Language Attitudes