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Vocabulary structure in primary school textbooks in Tamil

Author L. R. Prem Kumar Affiliation LDC-IL Department, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India Abstract The word structure is normally based on the number of letters in a word in the Tamil textbooks and accordingly single letter words to multiple letter words are graded. But this study fully concentrates on the syllabic structure of […]

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Phonological processing deficit problems of dyslexic children in Tamil

Author P. Paramadhyalan Affiliation Tamil Faculty, Southern Regional Language Centre, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India Abstract Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties, which affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling, and writing. The school-age children, including children from all the socio-economic classes, have significant […]

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Language teaching methods to dyslexics acquiring English as a second language

Author Shini Unni Affiliation Navis Nihongo Centre, Bangalore, India Abstract Dyslexia is a language learning disorder that results in deficits in reading, spelling (Balise, Black, Nussbaum, Oakland Stanford 1998). The primary question in the scientific community is “What causes dyslexia?” However, medical science has discovered that dyslexia is not a disease with a cure. Keeping […]

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Investigating language in the machine translation: exploring Yorùbá-English machine translation as a case study

Author Clement Odoje Affiliation Department of Linguistics and African languages, University of Ibadan, Nigeria Abstract Computers now translate human language without having any understanding of it. How does this happen? The answer to the question is the concern of this paper. This paper opines that even though the machine could only count and match for […]

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The relationships between attitude, self-confidence, compensation strategies, teacher evaluation and class evaluation in Iranian university students

Author1 Ali Rahimi Affiliation Kashan University, Iran Author2 Mohammad Taghi Farvardin Affiliation Kashan University, Iran Abstract The purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between attitudes towards language learning, self-confidence, compensation strategies, teacher evaluation and class evaluation of EFL students in Iran. The study also discusses the variables which affect attitude toward learning […]

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Enhancing reading comprehension via instruction of a metacognitive strategy: a case study of Iranian EFL learners

Author1 Karen Kow Yip Cheng Affiliation Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Author2 Amir Biglar Beigi Affiliation University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Abstract Although many studies have confirmed the importance and usefulness of metacognitive strategies in enhancing reading comprehension, instructing the exact use of these strategies has been a […]

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Does length of stay matter? The case of Chinese immigrants’ motivation to learn English

Author Ruth Ming Har Wong Affiliation Department of English, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China Abstract Numerous studies have been carried out to investigate motivation; however, no research has been done to evaluate how the length of stay has an impact on the second language learning pattern. This study, therefore, investigated how […]

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The dictionary consultation behavior of Technology Institute students

Author1 Ming-Nuan Yang Affiliation Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan Author2 Shu-Chu Chen Affiliation National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Abstract Every ESL/EFL learner uses English dictionaries when learning English. An English dictionary provides ESL/EFL learners with opportunities for encountering and acquiring new words. It is apparent that dictionary is […]

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An investigation on junior college students’ learning problems in English-learning programs on the radio

Author1 Ming-Nuan Yang Affiliation Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan Author2 Shu-Chu Chen Affiliation National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Abstract The purpose of the present study was to examine the learning problems encountered by junior college EFL students when listening to English-learning programs on the radio. Specifically, the study […]

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Effect of proficiency on Taiwanese EFL learners’ pronunciation

Author1 Shu-Chu Chen Affiliation National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Author2 Ming-Nuan Yang Affiliation Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan Abstract In light of the concern in understanding EFL learners‘ learning difficulties in pronunciation teaching, we investigated Taiwanese EFL Learners‘ perceptions on suprasegmentals and segmentals of English. Two research questions […]

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English proficiency and topic effect in compliment response behaviors by Chinese EFL learners: transfer effect revisited

Author1 Shu-hui Eileen Chen Affiliation National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan Author2 Shu-Chu Chen Affiliation National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan Abstract This study investigated the effects of English proficiency and topic on compliment response by Taiwanese EFL learners in Taiwan, and to explore potential transfer patterns by using DCT […]

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Effects of social status on American and Taiwanese EFL learners’ production of English refusals

Author1 Shu-Chu Chen Affiliation National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan Author2 Shu-hui Eileen Chen Affiliation National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan Abstract This study investigated cross cultural differences and the effect of social status on refusal strategies used by forty Taiwanese EFL learners and forty native speakers of American English […]