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    L1 in the IRF cycle: a case study of Chinese EFL classrooms

    The Initiation-Response-Feedback (IRF) cycle (teachers’ initiation, students’ response and teachers’ feedback) has been a key focus in studies of second language classroom interaction and participation. This p...

    Jingya Li

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:1

    Published on: 3 January 2018

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    Balancing practicality and construct representativeness for IEP speaking tests

    Intensive English programs (IEPs) strive to make certain that international students have sufficient levels of speaking ability, which is typically assessed through a combination of different tasks. One drawba...

    Anthony Becker, Sawako Matsugu and Mansoor Al-Surmi

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:18

    Published on: 2 December 2017

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    Does form-focused instruction really make a difference? Potential effectiveness in Jordanian EFL learners’ linguistic and pragmatic knowledge acquisition

    This study examines the potential effectiveness of form-focused instruction (henceforth, FFI) in developing Jordanian EFL learners’ linguistic and pragmatic knowledge. Forty-seven college students of nursing w...

    Ruba Fahmi Bataineh, Fatima Rasheed Al-Qeyam and Oqlah Mahmoud Smadi

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:17

    Published on: 9 November 2017

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    On the Plausibility of Bloom’s Higher Order Thinking Strategies on Learner Autonomy: The Paradigm Shift

    The ultimate goal of any academic program is to educate and bring up thoughtful citizens in societies. By “thoughtfulness” we mean paving the spectrum from simply applying the rules (lower order thinking) to f...

    Morteza Teimourtash and Massood YazdaniMoghaddam

    Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:14

    Published on: 25 September 2017

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    An examination of Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory in second language acquisition: the role of higher order thinking enhancing techniques and the EFL learners’ use of private speech in the construction of reasoning

    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...

    Sepideh Mirzaee and Parviz Maftoon

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

    Published on: 6 December 2016

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    The role of EFL learners’ demotivation, perceptions of classroom activities, and mastery goal in predicting their language achievement and burnout

    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 ...

    Safoura Jahedizadeh, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh and Behzad Ghonsooly

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

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  7. Commentary

    More than a response to Andrew Sampson’s (2012) “Coded and uncoded error feedback: effects on error frequencies in adult Colombian EFL learners’ writing”: a call for replication

    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...

    Barry Lee Reynolds and Chian-Wen Kao

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

    Published on: 25 October 2016

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