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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
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Burress, Megumu D.; Peters, John M. – SAGE Open, 2015
This article describes ethnographic action research that explored experiences of the first author and her undergraduate students as they engaged in collaborative learning (CL) activities in a university Japanese language course. The purpose of the study was to generate new practical knowledge of CL for her, so that she might subsequently improve…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rahimirad, Maryam; Moini, Mohammad Raouf – SAGE Open, 2015
Academic listening skill is an indispensable necessity for English for academic purposes (EAP) students in English-medium universities and also critical for their future success in comprehending conference lectures. But due to the specific nature of such academic lectures, nonnative students all too often face challenges in getting a full command…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Listening Comprehension, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Walkinshaw, Ian; Milford, Todd; Freeman, Keri – SAGE Open, 2015
Responding to calls for research into measurable English language outcomes from individual language support consultations at universities, this study investigated the effect of individual consultations (ICs) on the academic writing skills and lexico-grammatical competence of students who speak English as an additional language (EAL). Attendance by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, English for Academic Purposes, Grammar, Vocabulary Skills
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