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Gorjian, Bahman; Moosavinia, Seyyed Rahim; Jabripour, Azadeh – TESL-EJ, 2010
This study began with the supposition that teaching English drama through dramatic performance could enhance English literature students' knowledge of drama at university level. The research was conducted over a whole academic semester with 60 intermediate students enrolled in English drama II courses. They were divided into two groups of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Su, Shao-Wen – TESL-EJ, 2010
While literature-based instruction has been highly praised for its pedagogical benefits, it confronts entrenched learning hindrances, both linguistic and cultural in EFL settings. Whether the literature instruction in practice is motivating or demotivating is an issue worthy of concern. In response to the issue, this paper examines a literature…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Metalinguistics, Observation, Achievement Tests
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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