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Baghaei, Purya; Ravand, Hamdollah – SAGE Open, 2019
In many reading comprehension tests, different test formats are employed. Two commonly used test formats to measure reading comprehension are sustained passages followed by some questions and cloze items. Individual differences in handling test format peculiarities could constitute a source of score variance. In this study, a bifactor Rasch model…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Test Bias, Individual Differences, Difficulty Level
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Liao, Hung-Chang; Li, Yi-Chang; Wang, Ya-huei – SAGE Open, 2019
The study proposed an optimal cooperative learning grouping technique to facilitate medical university students' English learning process, considering their complementary competencies. A quasi-experimental design was adopted to evaluate the feasibility of using the grouping technique. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) pretest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Medical Students
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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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Lenchuk, Iryna; Ahmed, Amer – SAGE Open, 2019
The study focuses on the strategies English as a foreign language (EFL) learners choose to take on in requests without evaluating them against the norm of a native speaker, as the concept of native speaker is ideologically problematic in the time of super-diversity. The study uses cultural scripts proposed in the field of cross-cultural pragmatics…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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He, Tung-hsien – SAGE Open, 2019
This study employed a mixed-design approach and the Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (MFRM) framework to investigate whether rater bias occurred between the onscreen scoring (OSS) mode and the paper-based scoring (PBS) mode. Nine human raters analytically marked scanned scripts and paper scripts using a six-category (i.e., six-criterion) rating…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Scoring, Item Response Theory, Essays
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2019
This case study explores how English-as-a-foreign language (EFL) learners reconstructed their writing beliefs when exposed to a systemic functional linguistics (SFL)--based writing curriculum. The study was conducted through qualitative content analyses of four EFL students' interviews, journal entries, teacher/peer feedback, as well as their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Masrai, Ahmed – SAGE Open, 2019
The association between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension has been extensively researched. However, modeling the contribution of vocabulary knowledge within different frequency ranges to second language (L2) learners' reading comprehension is an underexplored area. Thus, the present study examines the degree to which high-, mid-, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Becirovic, Senad; Brdarevic-Celjo, Amna; Dubravac, Vildana – SAGE Open, 2018
Despite its importance being acknowledged in a plethora of studies, developing reading strategies appears absent from many classrooms, which justifies a considerable research interest in this topic. The present study aims to investigate how gender, nationality, and grade point average affect the frequency of the usage of different types of reading…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Reading Strategies
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Zhang, Xiaodong – SAGE Open, 2018
This study reports on how the supplementation of online resources, informed by systemic functional linguistics (SFL), impacted English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) student writers' development of critical thinking skills. Through qualitative analyses of student-teacher interactions, interviews with students, and students' written documents, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Second Language Instruction
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Amirian, Seyed Mohammad Reza; Zareian, Gholamreza; Ghaniabadi, Saeed – SAGE Open, 2018
This study investigates the correlations between the three measures of written receptive vocabulary size and second language (L2) depth of vocabulary knowledge to find the most reliable test of vocabulary size. Moreover, the corresponding relationship is examined for the higher and lower word-frequency bands of the three tests to find whether the…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Language Tests, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Fazilatfar, Ali M.; Elhambakhsh, S. E.; Allami, Hamid – SAGE Open, 2018
Plagiarism in ESL and EFL learning contexts has become a topic engaging many researchers in a hot debate in recent years. Comparisons of student-generated texts with their source texts have shown that students rely amply on source texts in their writings, using copying as a major strategy. The students themselves relate these problems to their…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Plagiarism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Abduh, Amirullah; Rosmaladewi, Rosmaladewi – SAGE Open, 2018
Most studies of intercultural competence in bilingual programs have been conducted in non-Asian contexts resulting in little information on how Indonesian educators promote intercultural values within bilingual programs. This research contributes to the body of literature that examines the promotion of intercultural values within bilingual higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Values, Higher Education
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Nafari, Javid; Arab, Alireza; Ghaffari, Sina – SAGE Open, 2017
This study seeks to investigate and understand why and how Iranian higher education students choose to study overseas. After critically analyzing the international student mobility literature, the important factors are distilled. Then, by using Fuzzy-Delphi Method (FDM), 15 factors are selected from the 21 factors initially selected by reviewing…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Motivation, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Sheng; Seepho, Sirinthorn – SAGE Open, 2017
Many teaching strategies have been used to promote the development of critical thinking skills, among which the most frequently used are group discussion, concept mapping, and analytical questioning. The study aims to explore learners' voice and learning experience in the pedagogical contributions of these strategies to the development of critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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