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Frequency of use, perceived usefulness and factors affecting second language vocabulary strategies: A study of Japanese learners

Frequency of use, perceived usefulness and factors affecting second language vocabulary strategies: A study of Japanese learners

| December 4, 2017

Second language vocabulary acquisition is one of the most difficult and daunting tasks a language learner has to face. The last 30 years has seen an emergence in the importance of language learning strategies in language learning in general and, by extension, vocabulary acquisition. This dissertation assesses which vocabulary learning strategies learners use and how helpful they believe them to be among three different contexts in Japan.

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Volume 19 Issue 4 : December 2017 Quarterly Journal

Volume 19 Issue 4 : December 2017 Quarterly Journal

| December 4, 2017

Foreword  by Custódio Martins

Research Articles

1. George Whitehead
Teachers’ Voices: Obstacles to Communicative Language Teaching in Korea

2. Rachel Kraut and Robert Poole
In Their Own Words: Chinese EFL Teachers’ Attitudes & Beliefs towards CLT

3. Samantha Hawkins
Cooperative Learning’s Role in in Enhancing Motivation through Autonomy: Possibilities and Limi-tations within a Japanese Context

4. I-Chen Chen
Implementing writing portfolios in a college writing course: Perceptions of EFL college students

5. Jiuhan Huang, Xiangdong Gu, Yujie Yao and Yujing Zheng
The Relationship between Self-Efficacy, Perceived Use of Listening Strategies, and Listening Profi-ciency: A Study of EFL Learners in China

6. Thi Huyen, VU and Van Trao, NGUYEN
The Implementation of an Extensive Reading Project: Perceptions of Pre-university Students at Hanoi University

Book Reviews

1. Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication
Will Baker. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2015, pp xi + 284
Reviewed by Sibylle Ratz, Edinburgh Napier University. UK

2. Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia
Edited by Theron Muller, John Adamson, Philip Shigeo Brown, & Steven Herder, Palgrave Macmillan: London 2014. Pp. ix+331.
Reviewed by Yingli Yang & Yumo Li, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, P.R. China

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Scaffolding during the initial reading of picture books in Japanese elementary school EFL classrooms: a qualitative study investigating how teachers and learners co-construct meaning during whole class picture book reading

Scaffolding during the initial reading of picture books in Japanese elementary school EFL classrooms: a qualitative study investigating how teachers and learners co-construct meaning during whole class picture book reading

| November 10, 2017

The current study investigated how an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and two Home Room Teachers (HRTs) co-constructed meaning with beginner 6-8 year old learners during whole-class picture book reading sections of EFL lessons in a Japanese elementary school. The study was qualitative, involving analysis of transcripts made from video and audio recordings, which were cross-referenced with the researcher’s reflective log.

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Volume 103 – November 2017 – Teaching Article

Volume 103 – November 2017 – Teaching Article

| November 1, 2017

1. Mostafa Taghizadeh Langari and Mostafa Parvin
Teacher Burnout and Its Effect on Effective Teaching as Perceived by Students

2. Reza Khany and Khalil Tazik
Creativity Styles and Thinking Styles among Iranian EFL learners

3. Hooshang Khoshsima and Iman Izad
On the Consideration of Existing ESP Syllabuses in Iranian Educational Setting

4. Rozina Abdul Ghani, Mas Azila Ahmat and Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Blogging as a Tool in Developing Writing Skills: Lessons from the Experience of the Students and Class Teacher

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Volume 19 Issue 3 : September 2017 Quarterly Journal

Volume 19 Issue 3 : September 2017 Quarterly Journal

| September 4, 2017

Foreword  by Aradhna Malik

Research Articles

1. Stewart Gray
– Always the Other: Foreign teachers of English in Korea, and their experiences as speakers of KSL
2. Darío Luis Banegas
– Teacher-developed materials for CLIL: Frameworks, sources, and activities
3. Ming-yueh Shen
-A Study of Actual Behaviours of EFL Non-English Majors’ Lexical Inferencing
4. Ju Seong (John) Lee
– A Novice Native English Speaking Teacher in Korean Alternative School: Challenges and Negotiations in the First Years
5. Vedyanto
– Evaluation of the ELT Textbook: ‘English in Mind 1 (2nd Edition)’
6. Xuemei Li
– Genre and Rhetoric Awareness in Academic Writing Instruction: Personal Narrative and Comparative Analysis

Book Reviews

1. Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools: Building and Sustaining Quality in Testing Times
Christopher Day & Qing Gu
Reviewed by Mehdi Haseli Songhori

2. Task-Based Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context
Ali Shehadeh & Christine A. Coombe
Reviewed by Qotboddin Jan-nesar M.& Khalil Motallebzadeh

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Volume 102 – August 2017 – Teaching Article

Volume 102 – August 2017 – Teaching Article

| August 2, 2017

1. Nga Thanh Nguyen and Nga Dung Ngo
Understanding Teacher Efficacy to Teach English for Specific Purposes

2. Thilina Inrajie Wickramaarachchi
“I Can’t Read This! It’s So Difficult!” – The Impact of the Difficulty of Texts on ESL Reading Comprehension

3. Wijang Sakitri, Sandy Arief, Ida Maftukhah, and Tusyanah
Strategies Used by Indonesia Businessmen for Communication via Email in Global Trade Era

4. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf and Ainul Azmin Md Zamin
Using the Developmental Rubric as a Tool in the Teaching of Academic Writing

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Volume 19 Issue 2 : June 2017 Quarterly Journal

Volume 19 Issue 2 : June 2017 Quarterly Journal

| May 30, 2017

Foreword by Jun Scott Chen Hsieh

Research Articles

1. Sompatu Vungthong, Emilia Djonov, & Jane Torr
– Factors contributing to Thai teachers’ uptake of tablet technology in EFL primary classrooms

2. Salim Razı & Mustafa Tekin
– Role of Culture and Intercultural Competence in University Language Teacher Training Programmes

3. Seonmin Huh & Young-Mee Suh
– Translocal Literacy Practices with Korean Local Readers of English

4. Mehmet Sercan Uztosun & Ece Zehir Topkaya
– A Cross-national Study into Pre-service EFL Teachers’ Career Choice Motivations in Germany, Japan, and Turkey

5. David Coniam, Wen Zhao, Yangyu Xiao, & Peter Falvey
– Researching and Publishing in the English Departments of Chinese Tertiary Institutions: Status and Challenges

6. Gwendolyn M. Williams & Eleni Oikonomidoy
– Exploring the L2 Motivational Self System of Japanese Study Abroad Students

Book Reviews

1. Foreign Language Education in Japan: Exploring Qualitative Approaches
Sachiko Horiguchi, Yuki Imoto, and Gregory S. Poole (Eds.). Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 2015. Xi + 191 pp.
Reviewed by Carl Vollmer; Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School; Uji, Japan

2. Discourse Analysis: Putting Our Worlds into Words
Susan Strauss and Parastou Feiz. New York: Routledge, 2014. Pp. vii + 424.
Reviewed by Colin Walker, Myongji University, South Korea

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Volume 101 – July 2017 – Teaching Article

Volume 101 – July 2017 – Teaching Article

| May 17, 2017

1. Saleh Al-Busaidi
Predicting Academic Achievement

2. Ruba Fahmi Bataineh and Alaeddin Khaled Alqatnani
The Effect of a Thinking Maps®-Based Instructional Program on Jordanian EFL Tenth-Grade Students’ Critical Reading Skills

3. Hong Shi
Examining the Effectiveness of Formative Assessment in English Vocabulary Learning of Senior High School Students in China

4. Faridah Abdul Malik, Ratnawati Mohd Asraf, Khairiah Othman and Ainon Jariah Muhamad
EFL Pre-University Students’ Readiness for Learner Autonomy: Does culture matter?

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Volume 100 – May 2017 – Teaching Article

Volume 100 – May 2017 – Teaching Article

| April 16, 2017

1. Hee Jun Choi and Octavia Mantik
The Relationships between English Language Acquisition of Young Children in a Korean Private Kindergarten and Their Gender, Teacher–Student Relationship, Temperament, and Intrinsic Motivation

2. Ienneke Indra Dewi, Irfan Rifai, and Djuria Suprato
Free online high – stake English test exercises: The evaluation, the learning,
the teaching, and the model

3. Udomluk Koolsriroj and Malinee Prapinwong
Expectation vs. Reality: Voices of Thai Scholars Regarding the Demand for International Publications

4. Liping Liang, Pan He, and Wen Chen
A study on goal orientations of English teaching and learning in a Chinese language learning centre

5. Romualdo A. Mabuan and Gregorio P. Ebron, Jr.
A Blended Learning Approach to Teaching Writing: Using E-mail in the ESL Classroom

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Volume 99 – April 2017 – Teaching Article

Volume 99 – April 2017 – Teaching Article

| March 28, 2017

1. Jeffrey Dawala Wilang and Wareesiri Singhasiri
Specific anxiety situations in the intelligibility of Englishes as a lingua franca

2. Jariya Sudtho and Wareesiri Singhasiri
Exploring pre-service teachers’ professional identity formation through the lens of critical incidents

3. Phutsacha Tippanet and Pornpimol Sukavatee
Effects of creative writing instruction: A comparison between face-to-face and online learning settings

4. Meixiao Lin
Oral English proficiency of Chinese university students of different English levels in expressing their native culture

5. Nisita Rittapirom
Development of Task-Based English oral communication course for EFL undergraduate tourism students

6. Chaehee Park
English L2 spelling developmental patterns: Comparison of English only phonemes and common Phonemes

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