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Mohammadi, Ali Mohammad; Nejadansari, Dariush; Youhanaee, Manijeh – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
Discourse markers (DMs) assist and persuade EFL classroom interlocutors to monitor their discourse production and comprehension process. This exploratory research investigated the index of pragmatic use (IPU), rate of use, frequency, and the pragmatic functions of "well" in Iranian university EFL teachers' and learners' classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Huang, Yi-Ping; Jhuang, Wun-Ting – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
The proliferation of English-medium instruction (EMI) in nonnative English-speaking (NNES) contexts has compelled researchers to explore the challenges students face in such environments. Mostly quantitative in nature with foci on language-related difficulties in one type of institution or curriculum, these studies obscure the complexity of NNES…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Yang, Pei-Ling; Wang, Ai-Ling – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
The present study aims to investigate the relationship among EFL college learners' language learning strategies, English self-efficacy, and explicit strategy instruction from the perspectives of Social Cognitive Theory. Three constructs, namely language learning strategies, English learning self-efficacy, and explicit strategy instruction, were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wong, Wei-Wah Claudia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2015
The demand for communication skills training for science research postgraduates (RPGs) has been increasing over the years. Many potential scientists and researchers in the industry are under enormous pressure to get published (Cargill, O'Connor & Li, 2012) and to attend conferences and seminars. In light of the aforementioned needs, all…
Descriptors: English for Science and Technology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Chen, Liyin; Chung, Siaw-Fong – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
This study investigates "of"-constructions in the predicates of two reporting verbs, "demonstrate" and "show," in academic discourse. A construction perspective is taken to examine how the two predicate constructions (["demonstrate" N1 "of" N2] and ["show" N1 "of" N2]) would…
Descriptors: Verbs, Nouns, Semantics, Phrase Structure
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Wang, Shih-ping; Tu, Pin-ning – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
There has long been a growing interest in journal article (JA) abstract writing, and this pervading interest has boosted the exigency for further research. This current study therefore aims to investigate both the various applications of verb tense and the rhetorical structure within JA abstracts. A corpus of 1,000 JAs was collected from four…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Journal Articles, Documentation, Verbs
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Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
The present study aims to investigate how conceptual symmetry plays a role in the use of spatial particles in English and to further examine its pedagogical implications via a corpus-based evaluation of the course books in senior high schools in Taiwan. More specifically, we adopt a quantitative corpus-based approach to investigate whether bipolar…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Correlation, Language Usage
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Huang, Lan-fen – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2014
This paper reports the compilation of a corpus of Taiwanese students' spoken English, which is one of the sub-corpora of the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI) (Gilquin, De Cock, & Granger, 2010). LINDSEI is one of the largest corpora of learner speech. The compilation process follows the design criteria…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Databases, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yeh, Hui-chin – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2013
This study investigates how a teacher study group collectively examined problems in their current English curriculum and redesigned the curriculum into theme-based lessons for various grades. Comprised of seven elementary school teachers and a teacher educator, the teacher study group met bi-weekly for three hours for a total of eight meetings.…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language)
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Lai, Ying-Chun – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2013
In the current study, explicit vocabulary learning strategy instruction was integrated into an EFL curriculum to investigate its effects on learners' vocabulary acquisition. A total of 180 EFL learners enrolled in the freshmen English program at a university in Taiwan participated in the study. The participants were guided to explore and practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Chou, Chi-ting – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2013
This study investigates the effectiveness of applying Readers' Theater as remedial instruction for underachieving students. The participants of the study are 49 underachieving Freshman English students. The experimental group was taught using Readers' Theater as remedial instruction, and the control group received regular remedial instruction. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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