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  1. The present study investigated effective techniques of teaching vocabulary in an Afghan EFL setting. It also attempts to determine the impacts of the participants’ demographic profile ((i.e., gender, age, firs...

    Authors: Sayeed Asif Akramy, Abdul Qawi Noori, Sayeed Naqibullah Orfan and Aminuddin Hashemi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:23
  2. This qualitative study analyzes the use of translanguaging in co-learning activities involving four junior-one students in an English remedial class. The school advocates a policy of English immersion in the r...

    Authors: Brian Hok-Shing Chan and Chris Ion-Pang Chou
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:37
  3. A decade ago, an online survey resulted in the “Protecting Cantonese Movement” (PCM) in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, around which some articles were produced. Based on the bibliometric analysis of dat...

    Authors: Yaling Li, Yeqin Kang, Dan Ding and Nianqing Zhang
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:36
  4. The development of English as a global language has urged the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to implement some reforms in relation to textbook design and curriculum developmen...

    Authors: Fan Fang, Limin Yuan, Hongchen Xu and Xueyi Wang
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:35
  5. The pivotal role of communication in second language (L2) learning has triggered plethoric research to identify factors that may influence learners’ willingness to communicate (L2 WTC). However, there is a dea...

    Authors: Faramarz Ebn-Abbasi and Musa Nushi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:24
  6. In order to have a better understanding of the nature of reading behavior, it is quite essential to scrutinize the underlying assumptions of the two competing theories: the componential approach and unitary hy...

    Authors: Wendiyfraw Wanna
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:22
  7. Translanguaging pedagogy has widely attracted interests from studies of second or foreign language teaching. Corrective feedback has long been recognized for its value on improving second language learning out...

    Authors: Yibei Wang and Danli Li
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:33
  8. The present paper discusses how insights from translanguaging theory and pedagogy can help inform and promote genre pedagogy for teaching business communication courses such as writing and translation. To this...

    Authors: Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Lawrence Jun Zhang, Hao Kong and Lili Han
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:32
  9. ‘Translanguaging’ has recently become a buzzword in TESOL scholarship, serving as both a theoretical concept to decribe the ways in which langauge learners fluidly use their whole linguistic repertoires to com...

    Authors: Mayez Almayez
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:20
  10. Despite having different semantic profiles, near synonyms are usually presented in dictionaries as being contextually interchangeable, which may lead EFL learners to assume their contextual interchangeability....

    Authors: Zaha Alanazi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:15
  11. Native speakers of English have a strong preference for transferred negation as opposed to non-transferred negation. The present study aims to examine whether young Chinese-speaking ESL learners have a target-...

    Authors: Huiqin Dai, Xu Wen and Rui Wen
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:21
  12. This study aimed to evaluate whether or not students engage in self-help behavior when they encounter difficulties during their presentations. The participants were second year EFL college trainees; the data w...

    Authors: Mohammed Beshir and Abiy Yigzaw
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:26
  13. Although online learning has been studied extensively over the last two decades, students’ feedback toward such classes during the COVID-19 pandemic seems essential due to their effects on the education system...

    Authors: Elham Assi and Mojgan Rashtchi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:17
  14. This is a mixed methodology study that explores language education policy (LEP) of using the first language (L1) in teaching the second language (L2). The literature points out that students’ perspective towar...

    Authors: Thamir Issa Alomaim and Yaser Mohammed Altameemi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:18
  15. Self-regulated learning has been recognized as helpful in language learning. This study showed how self-regulated learning contributes to stimulating students’ speaking skills. In an English as a Foreign Langu...

    Authors: Maher S. Al-Hawamleh, Asmaa F. Alazemi and Dina A. H. Al-Jamal
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:14
  16. The study analyzed the current English language teaching/learning materials in line with the academic and professional needs and interests of diploma theology students. The study was a descriptive survey that ...

    Authors: Wakgari Deressa, Yohannes Tefera and Adege Alemu
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:10
  17. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) has benefited quite a lot from Construction Grammar. Most of the previous SLA researches adopting a constructionist approach have been primarily engaged in issues pertinent to...

    Authors: Canzhong Jiang and Xu Wen
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:12
  18. Despite the substantial growth of research on teachers’ beliefs and practices in the past decades, little research has examined the impact of teacher education on in-service teachers’ grammar beliefs and pract...

    Authors: Mostafa Nazari, Azadeh Boustani and Mohammad Sheikhi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:13
  19. The importance of vocabulary knowledge as one of the most challenging aspects of foreign language learning has been widely acknowledged. In order to facilitate learning vocabulary items in English by language ...

    Authors: Maryam Zakian, Ismail Xodabande, Mohammadreza Valizadeh and Mohammad Yousefvand
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:16
  20. With the blended learning widespread in higher education, the research on the factors which can influence the students’ engagement and their working mechanism has become more and more valuable. In this study, ...

    Authors: Min Huang, Fangtao Kuang and Ying Ling
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:9
  21. Students need more independent roles to evaluate their learning performance, especially in the absence of teachers’ feedback due to some constraints such as technology and poor experience. This study investiga...

    Authors: Khaled Nasser Ali Al-Mwzaiji and Ali Abbas Falah Alzubi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:7
  22. Diagnostic assessment (DIA) is under-researched in second/foreign language education despite its common practice across a wide range of professions such as medicine, mechanics, and information technology. This...

    Authors: Natasha Pourdana
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:11
  23. People usually express their feelings and emotions positively to others when they have happy occasions. However, the ways of expressing congratulation may vary because the expressive speech act “congratulation...

    Authors: Aisha Saleem, Tahir Saleem and Asif Aziz
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:8
  24. English argumentative writing is difficult in second language writing for ESL students. Although there has been a lot of research on English argumentative writings, empirical research focusing on claims in arg...

    Authors: Rui Yang
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:6
  25. With a growing recognition of the need to go beyond text and look into the context where the writing (or the teaching/learning of it) takes place, the ethnographic perspective has been fruitfully adopted in ac...

    Authors: Yimin Zhang and Issra Pramoolsook
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:4
  26. Explicit pronunciation instruction has been shown to be effective in improving language learners’ pronunciation, yet it is not clear whether the same can be said about implicit pronunciation instruction. In ad...

    Authors: Nada Almalki and Ghazi Algethami
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:3
  27. English is regarded as a compulsory subject in Bangladesh, which learning starts at the very early stage of a learner. However, after spending almost 12 years in learning English, learners’ oral skill is not s...

    Authors: Md Rabiul Alam, Diana Ansarey, Huzaina Abdul Halim, Md Masud Rana, Md Rashed Khan Milon and Rabeya Khatun Mitu
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2022 7:2
  28. The objectives of this study were to examine the EFL supervisors’ written feedback focus, and language functions at selected public universities in Ethiopia. To address the objectives of the study, qualitative...

    Authors: Abate Demissie Gedamu and Tesfaye Habtemariam Gezahegn
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:21
  29. The purpose of the current study was to develop and validate a scale to assess the inhibitors to reflective writing of Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. The other aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Fariba Salahi and Majid Farahian
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:20

    The Correction to this article has been published in Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:22

  30. The ubiquitous nature of metaphor in everyday life and its significance in second language learning has triggered plethoric research on the relationship between metaphor and language learning. To contribute to...

    Authors: Nazila Fattahi and Musa Nushi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:19
  31. Since China’s reform and opening up, foreign language teaching (FLT) in China has achieved rapid development under the guidance of foreign language teaching theories both at home and abroad. However, problems ...

    Authors: Hui Su
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:18
  32. The quality of the physical language signals to which learners are exposed and which result in neurobiological activity leading to perception constitutes a variable that is rarely, if ever, considered in the c...

    Authors: Xirui Cai, Andrew Lian, Nattaya Puakpong, Yaoping Shi, Haoqiang Chen, Yizhen Zeng, Jibing Ou, Wei Zheng and Yin Mo
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:14
  33. Technologically enhanced means and devices in language education and research have enabled an in-depth exploration of the dynamics of writing. This study investigated the pausing behaviour of eight Chinese Eng...

    Authors: Cuiping Shen and Ningyang Chen
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:15
  34. This study aims to demonstrate the need for learner-corpus-informed applications and proposes methods of application that promote the proper use of Korean topic and nominative markers. This study extracted 300...

    Authors: Jihye Chun and Mi Hyun Kim
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:13
  35. The revived interest in the notion of ‘evaluative judgement’ in higher education is motivated by commitment of researchers and practitioners to effectively implement learning-oriented assessment and cultivate ...

    Authors: Sin Wang Chong
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:12
  36. In recent years, the demand for the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese language is in full swing globally based on the recognition of the economic and social importance of China. As a proactive response, the Mini...

    Authors: Wanjuan Zhong, Gift Muyunda and Jun Cheng
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:10
  37. This study investigates the idea that knowledge of specialist subject vocabulary can make a significant and measurable impact on academic performance, separate from and additional to the impact of general and ...

    Authors: Ahmed Masrai, James Milton, Dina Abdel Salam El-Dakhs and Heba Elmenshawy
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:8
  38. Among a growing body of research that examined the contradictory role of written corrective feedback (WCF) in development of L2 writing accuracy, this study investigated the possible impact of focused metaling...

    Authors: Natasha Pourdana, Payam Nour and Fariba Yousefi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:7
  39. Casting light on the pros and cons of every educational program, the outcomes of an effective evaluative endeavor may serve as a guideline for education authorities interested in content enhancement schemes. F...

    Authors: Sartoon Mostafavi, Ahmad Mohseni and Gholam-Reza Abbasian
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:6
  40. This study investigated the potentials of face –to- face and computer mediated conversation (CMC) as two speaking modalities on students’ engagement. To this end, 30 Iranian male intermediate EFL learners were...

    Authors: Maryam Bagheri and Zohre Mohamadi Zenouzagh
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2021 6:5

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