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Shahrokni, Seyyed Abdollah – TESL-EJ, 2009
This empirical study investigates the effect of online textual, pictorial, and textual pictorial glosses on the incidental vocabulary learning of 90 adult elementary Iranian EFL learners. The participants were selected from a pool of 140 volunteers based on their performance on an English placement test as well as a knowledge test of the target…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Vocabulary Development, Incidental Learning, Pictorial Stimuli
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McMurry, Benjamin L.; Tanner, Mark W.; Anderson, Neil J. – TESL-EJ, 2009
Although some students have discovered how to use self-access centers effectively, the majority appear to be unaware of available resources. A website and database of materials were created to help students locate materials and use the Self-Access Study Center (SASC) at Brigham Young University's English Language Center (ELC) more effectively.…
Descriptors: Study Centers, Databases, English (Second Language), Second Language Programs
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Liu, Jiangtao – TESL-EJ, 2009
For various reasons, second language learners modify their speech by means of self-repair. This study, based on a small-scale corpus, shows the patterns and features of self-repairs by intermediate Chinese learners of English. The results suggest that intermediate Chinese learners of English more frequently make repairs than advanced Chinese…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Chinese, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Camhi, Paul J.; Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein – TESL-EJ, 2008
This action research study evaluates a classroom approach incorporating a reflective, metacognitive component within a second language process-oriented writing environment. Inspired by the literature and developed by the first author, this approach seeks to provide English language learners (ELLs) with a command of metalinguistic principles…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Action Research, Writing Tests, Second Language Learning
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Dheram, Premakumari; Rani, Nitya – TESL-EJ, 2008
An appreciation of the role of reflection in professional development is encouraging more and more research scholars, teachers, and teacher trainers to locate research in the classroom. And, most of them collect data using the questionnaire. Given the situation, it is useful to acquire fresh insights into the questionnaire as a research method in…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Research Methodology, Questionnaires, Workshops
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Eslami, Zohreh R.; Fatahi, Azizullah – TESL-EJ, 2008
This study examined the efficacy beliefs of nonnative English speaking (NNES) Iranian EFL teachers. EFL teachers' perceptions of their teaching efficacy in terms of personal capabilities to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and their perceived English language proficiency level were examined. A modified version of the Teacher Sense of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Chang, Anna Ching-Shyang; Read, John – TESL-EJ, 2008
Foreign language learners typically experience considerable anxiety about taking listening tests. This study investigated how four forms of listening support (pre-teaching of content and vocabulary, question preview, and repeated input) affect the anxiety levels of college students in Taiwan taking a multiple-choice achievement test, which counts…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension Tests, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Listening Skills
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Beasley, Robert E.; Chuang, Yuangshan – TESL-EJ, 2008
This study adds to the body of empirical knowledge regarding the use of music in the EFL classroom. This original investigation centered around the following question: Does listening repetition, song likeability, and/or song understandability influence learning environment perceptions, learning perceptions, and/or learning outcomes in Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Music, Singing, Educational Environment, Internet
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Swami, Jasti Appa – TESL-EJ, 2008
This article evaluates the efficacy of explicit genre-based instruction by sensitizing the ESL learners to the concept of genre. The main questions addressed are: How does sensitizing ESL learners to the rhetorical move structure of a genre, the communicative purposes of these moves, and linguistic features that realize these moves help them to…
Descriptors: Job Application, Language Attitudes, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Andrews, Karen L. Ziemer – TESL-EJ, 2007
This empirical study of the effects of grammar instruction was conducted at a college-prep, private school on 70 participants in grades seven through twelve. The dependent variable was the number of correct items over the forms from a pre-test, post-test, and delayed-post-test. Chi-square was used to find if there was a significant difference…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Reinders, Hayo; Lázaro, Noemí – TESL-EJ, 2007
Assessment is generally seen as one of the key challenges in the field of self-access learning (Gardner & Miller, 1999; Champagne et al., 2001; Lai, 2001; Kinoshita Thomson, 1996). Many researchers and practitioners point to difficulties with assessing language gains in an environment in which variables cannot comprehensively be controlled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Mu, Congjun; Carrington, Suzanne – TESL-EJ, 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate the writing processes of second language (L2) writers, specifically examining the writing strategies of three Chinese post-graduate students in an Australian higher education institution. The study was prompted by the paucity of second language writing strategies of Chinese students in an authentic…
Descriptors: Asians, Writing Strategies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kreutel, Karen – TESL-EJ, 2007
In recent years, increasing emphasis has been put on pragmatic competence as part of foreign language curricula. This article analyzes the devices used by learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) in order to perform the "speech act of disagreement" in their L2. Data from 27 ESL learners were gathered by means of Discourse…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Native Speakers
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Chuo, Tun-Whei Isabel – TESL-EJ, 2007
This study investigated the effects of the WebQuest Writing Instruction (WQWI) program on Taiwanese EFL learners' writing performance, writing apprehension, and perception of web-resource integrated language learning. Participants were students from two junior college classes. One class received traditional classroom writing instruction and the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Wei, Ming – TESL-EJ, 2007
This study examines the motivational pattern in relation to the anxiety of Chinese learners of English. Based on a survey consisting of an anxiety questionnaire and a motivation questionnaire, the findings revealed an unbalanced pattern of two types of motivation clusters that resembled the integrative-instrumental duality, with the level of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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