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Chen, Judy F. – TESL-EJ, 1997
Examined a possible link between computer-generated feedback and changes in writing strategies of English-as-a-foreign-language business-writing students in Taiwan. Numerous detailed analyses were carried out using computer software that measured students' writing, including time spent on a document, amount of editing of a document, specific…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Koren, Shira – TESL-EJ, 1997
Observed Israeli students taking notes in a first language while listening to lectures in English-as-a-foreign-language given by the law faculty. Questions addressed include these: (1) Why did the students translate the lecture into Hebrew while taking their notes?; (2) What did they gain and lose by doing this?; (3) How good was their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Hebrew, Higher Education
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Peacock, Mathew – TESL-EJ, 1998
Reports on a small-scale study that investigated the relationship between on-task behavior, usefulness of materials as perceived by learners, and enjoyableness of materials. Data were collected daily over one term in two South Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language classrooms. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation
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Stapp, Yvonne F. – TESL-EJ, 1999
In an investigation of the relationship between mimicry skill and neural plasticity, 28 monolingual Japanese subjects aged 4-17 repeated a list of simple English words containing /r/ and /l/. Analyses were made of individual and age-group scores and of consistency of individuals' pronunciation across word tokens. Results indicated mimicry ability…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Imitation
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Robb, Thomas N.; Ercanbrack, Jay – TESL-EJ, 1999
To study the effect of direct test preparation on TOEIC gain scores, two samples of students (i.e., English majors and nonmajors) at a Japanese university were divided into three treatment groups: (1) TOEIC preparation, (2) business English, (3) general (four-skills) English. TOEIC preparatory materials were concluded to have little benefit to…
Descriptors: Business Communication, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Farrell, Thomas S. C. – TESL-EJ, 1999
Reports on a such teacher development group in Korea that sought to promote reflective practice. Specific focus is on the role of cooperative talk used during group meetings to help four English-as-a-Foreign-Language teachers reflect on their professional practice. Outcomes of the study discussed include the use of silence and choice of topic, the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Interaction, Language Teachers
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Bada, Erdogan; Okan, Zuhal – TESL-EJ, 2000
Students in the English Language Teaching Department at Cukurova University (Turkey) were asked about their preferences for learning English. Teachers working with these students were asked about the extent of their awareness of their students' learning preferences. Data suggest the need for closer cooperation between students and teachers in how…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Burke, Ed; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – TESL-EJ, 1996
Reports a study of academic and non-academic demands as perceived by a group of Australian non- native English speaking students in the first semester of postgraduate studies. Relates relevant research to participants' responses to a questionnaire and in follow-up interviews about academic difficulties, such as the use of first language and the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Graduate Study
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Levine, Adina; Ferenz, Orna; Reves, Thea – TESL-EJ, 2000
Investigated development of critical reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL) in a computer-networked environment. The computer-networked environment combined the security and support of the language learning classroom and exposure to authentic reading material. Findings suggest the computerized learning environment contributed to…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Reading, English (Second Language)
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