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Kamiya, Nobuhiro – TESL-EJ, 2018
Second and foreign language teachers often say that they correct students' oral errors "naturally" in their classes. In fact, the operationalization of incidental oral corrective feedback also states that it arises "naturally" in a communicative task. This notion was confirmed in a study that I conducted with four ESL teachers…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Feedback (Response), Incidental Learning, Learning Processes
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Chang, Anna C-S; Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study investigates 62 EFL young adults' vocabulary learning rates immediately after reading ten graded readers, and their vocabulary decay rates after a three-month period. The participants were divided into two relative levels: higher (n = 31) and lower (n = 31). One hundred target words were semi-randomly selected from the reading texts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Ozawa, Shinya – TESL-EJ, 2018
This survey was conducted to investigate how university students gain or lose confidence in English communicative domains over four years at university. Self-assessment has been a useful instrument for measuring learners' English proficiency, and the students in this study were required to self-assess their confidence levels in TOEIC Can-Do list…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Self Esteem, English (Second Language)
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Ranalli, Jim – TESL-EJ, 2018
Accurate metacognitive monitoring of one's own knowledge or performance is a precondition for self-regulated learning; monitoring informs metacognitive control, which in turn affects task outcomes. Studies of monitoring accuracy and its connection to knowledge and performance are common in psychology and educational research but rare in instructed…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Learning Strategies
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Atas, Ufuk – TESL-EJ, 2018
This paper presents an empirical study that investigates the role of vocabulary knowledge in listening comprehension with 33 advanced Turkish learners of English as a foreign language. The Vocabulary Levels Test (Schmitt, Schmitt & Clapham, 2001) is used to measure the vocabulary knowledge of the participants and a standardized listening test…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Wach, Aleksandra – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study examines intercultural learning during an email collaboration project carried out as part of an EFL didactics course attended by Polish and Romanian teacher-trainees. Email entries and the results of a final questionnaire were used as sources of data that offered insight into the intercultural dimension of the participants'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Isbell, Daniel Richard – TESL-EJ, 2017
L2 vocabulary is commonly conceptualized in terms of a size or depth of one's total lexical knowledge and tested discretely with selection-type items. Concerns exist, however, regarding L2 users' ability to cope with unknown vocabulary, especially in the context of academic reading. This motivated the creation of a test which measures the ability…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Academic Discourse, Reading Comprehension
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Fukuta, Junya – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study explored the longitudinal changes of Japanese EFL learners' psychological attributes of unwillingness to speak English in a task-based classroom. Thirty-three university students participated in this study. They engaged in a communicative task once a week for two semesters. They completed a questionnaire examining the psychological…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Moorhouse, Benjamin Luke – TESL-EJ, 2017
This article reports on a small-scale exploratory study that examined how native-speaking English teachers (NETs) working in the Primary Native-speaking English Teacher (PNET) Scheme construct their professional identity(ies) and explored the barriers to their professionalism that exist within their role and context. Data were collected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Professionalism, Native Speakers
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Becker, Anthony; Nekrasova-Beker, Tatiana; Petrashova, Tamara – TESL-EJ, 2017
This study was conducted at a large technical university in Russia, which offers English language courses to students majoring in nine different degree programs. Each degree program develops and delivers its own English language curriculum. While all degree programs followed the same curriculum development model to design language courses, each…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Nicholes, Justin – TESL-EJ, 2016
This classroom quasi-experiment aimed to learn if and to what degree supplementing classroom instruction with Rosetta Stone (RS), Tell Me More (TMM), Memrise (MEM), or ESL WOW (WOW) impacted high-stakes English test performance in areas of university-level writing, reading, speaking, listening, and grammar. Seventy-eight (N = 78) Chinese learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware
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Teng, Feng – TESL-EJ, 2016
The present study was conducted in the context of learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) with the purpose of assessing the roles of breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge in academic listening comprehension. The Vocabulary Size Test (VST, Nation & Beglar, 2007) and the Word Associates Test (WAT, Read, 2004) were administered to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kang, Okim; Vo, Son Ca Thanh; Moran, Meghan Kerry – TESL-EJ, 2016
Research in second language speech has often focused on listeners' accent judgment and factors that affect their perception. However, the topic of listeners' application of specific sound categories in their own perceptual judgments has not been widely investigated. The current study explored how listeners from diverse language backgrounds weighed…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Phonology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Song, Kim Hyunsook – TESL-EJ, 2016
Nonnative English speaking teachers' oral proficiency and instructional strategies are the significant factors to become effective language teachers where English is not used as a daily communication medium. The study focuses on improvement of EFL teachers' instructional strategies. The main goal of the study is to develop an EFL instructional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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