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  1. Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s own ability to carry out a given task, and has been shown to be a powerful predictor of performance. Although researchers have considered self-efficacy within language lear...

    Authors: Paul Leeming

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:12

    Content type: Original article

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  2. Interest in providing Mandarin foreign language at K-12 schools in the United States has grown steadily since the language was identified as critical to the U.S. finance and social security. However, the short...

    Authors: Ming-Hsuan Wu

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:11

    Content type: Original article

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  3. This study aimed to investigate the dynamic assessment of writing proficiency in Iranian English learnersˊ writing ability in transcendence tasks based on Vygotskian perspective. The questions which this resea...

    Authors: Parisa Farrokh and Ayda Rahmani

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:10

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Strategies-based instruction (SBI), as a learner-centered and participatory approach, allows learners to be the center of attention and explicitly taught how, when, and why strategies can be used. The study re...

    Authors: Shima Ghahari and Fakhri Ebrahimi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:9

    Content type: Original article

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  5. It is the aim of this study to investigate EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students’ perceptions of teacher/learner responsibilities and learner decision-making abilities at tertiary level - questioning wh...

    Authors: Ayşegül Okay and Cem Balçıkanlı

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:8

    Content type: Original article

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  6. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science and Technology (MEXT) are facing a plethora of pressures to become more global. This has led MEXT to draw up the ‘English Education Reform Plan C...

    Authors: Steven G. B. MacWhinnie and Colin Mitchell

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:7

    Content type: Original article

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  7. The present article reports on a study which explores the impact of listening strategies instruction on typical strategic behaviour. Participants were 38 Hong Kong students of Spanish divided into two groups: ...

    Authors: Marta Nogueroles López

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:6

    Content type: Original article

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  8. Project-based language teaching (PBLT) provides a number of potential language learning benefits through opportunities for authentic meaningful language use. Previous research has also indicated how PBLT can e...

    Authors: Sean Grant

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:4

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Anxiety in speaking English is a critical affective reaction to second language acquisition. Moreover, language learning is an emotionally dynamic process which produces fluctuations in learners’ speaking anxi...

    Authors: Saba Kasbi and Majid Elahi Shirvan

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:2

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Word Associates Format (WAF) tests are often used to measure second language learners’ vocabulary depth with a focus on their network knowledge. Yet, there were often many variations in the specific forms of t...

    Authors: Dongbo Zhang and Keiko Koda

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:1

    Content type: Review

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  11. The present study investigates the impact of higher order thinking enhancing techniques as two post-reading strategies on the EFL students’ reasoning power as determined by their private speech production. Als...

    Authors: Sepideh Mirzaee and Parviz Maftoon

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:18

    Content type: Original article

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  12. In this paper, Chinese curricula in the contexts of China and Singapore on primary level are compared and contrasted by both quantitative (Word Segmenter and Text Analyzer) and qualitative methods (in-depth th...

    Authors: Min Huang and Francis Bond

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:17

    Content type: Original article

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  13. The present study aims at delving into English as foreign language students’ demotivation, burnout, mastery goal orientation, and perceptions of classroom activities. This is accomplished by building a causal ...

    Authors: Safoura Jahedizadeh, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh and Behzad Ghonsooly

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:16

    Content type: Original article

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  14. In an article published in System Vol. 40 Andrew Sampson (2012) made several claims regarding the positive effect of “coding” or “marking” of second language writing errors and how the use of said coding can have...

    Authors: Barry Lee Reynolds and Chian-Wen Kao

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:15

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. This study reports on the investigation of young learners’ perceptions of FonF tasks regarding enjoyment, ease, performance, and persuasion. It was attempted to explore young learners’ attitudes toward FonF ta...

    Authors: Neda Moezzipour and Amir Rezaei

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:14

    Content type: Original article

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  16. With the shift from a linear predictive perspective to a complex dynamic one in the field of applied linguistics, more ecological studies on English language teachers’ behaviors and styles are needed. Thus, th...

    Authors: Majid Elahi Shirvan, Samira Rahmani and Laleh Sorayyaee

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:12

    Content type: Original article

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  17. The history of English test reform on secondary level in China is a reflection of Chinese development in recent 30 years. The stress on English language helps move on Chinese reform-and-open process. On the ne...

    Authors: Fuli Liu

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. This study investigates the effects of pre-task planning and online planning on L2 writing production (complexity, accuracy, fluency, and lexical variety). Seventy-eight intermediate EFL learners were randomly...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abdi Tabari

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:10

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Self-assessment and peer-assessment have been appraised in a large number of studies, aiming at investigating their effectiveness in different contexts. However, the challenges of implementing self-assessment ...

    Authors: Hussein Meihami and Seyyed Ayatollah Razmjoo

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:9

    Content type: Original article

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  20. In recent years, there has been an increase in Chinese international students attending American universities. Chinese international students in American higher education represent the largest group of interna...

    Authors: Dongfang Liu

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:8

    Content type: Original article

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  21. This study examines the links between L2 linguistic knowledge, L2 listening strategy use, self-determined motivation, and L2 listening anxiety relative to L2 listening proficiency. Prior theoretical and empiri...

    Authors: Sujin Bang and Phil Hiver

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:7

    Content type: Original article

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  22. In this interview Professor Farzad Sharifian, a pioneer of Cultural Linguistics, gives a concise history of this relatively new field, which he introduces as a multidisciplinary area of research that examines ...

    Authors: Musa Nushi, Zahra Abolhassani and Naiemeh Mojerloo

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:6

    Content type: Original article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:13

  23. Although a growing body of research has examined the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (WCF) for improving L2 learners’ grammatical accuracy, fewer studies have investigated the extent to which diff...

    Authors: Sibo Chen, Hossein Nassaji and Qian Liu

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:5

    Content type: Original article

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  24. Nowadays, one of the most important questions in teaching and learning involves increasing the degree of students’ engagement in learning. According to Astin’s Theory of Student engagement, the best learning e...

    Authors: Elham Akbari, Ahmad Naderi, Robert-Jan Simons and Albert Pilot

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:4

    Content type: Original article

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  25. A major source of concern across a number of English-speaking countries is the loss of language teachers from the profession. In a global era where the ability to engage across languages and cultures is seen a...

    Authors: Shannon Mason and Cristina Poyatos Matas

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:3

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Under the influence of Vygotsky, dynamic assessment (DA) has recently crept into the realm of L2 testing to assess learners’ cognitive modification through the concept of mediation and zone of proximal develop...

    Authors: Iman Bakhoda and Karim Shabani

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:2

    Content type: Original article

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  27. The globally expanding community of educators involved in the teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) is being pushed to adapt to diverse educational contexts, engendering tension and dislocation. The...

    Authors: Robyn Moloney and Danping Wang

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2016 1:1

    Content type: Original article

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