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  1. The present study sought the differences between more and less proficient EFL (English as a Foreign Language) writers regarding their metacognitive awareness of writing (MAW). We also examined the relationship...

    Authors: Majid Farahian and Farnaz Avarzamani
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:10
  2. Formulaic sequences comprise a large body of language and their mastery is supposed to be a key determiner of language proficiency. However, despite their significance in language learning, they are seldom tau...

    Authors: Vahid Rafieyan
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:9
  3. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of input flooding and input elaboration on the learning of non-congruent collocations by Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. The pa...

    Authors: Zahra Ahmadpour Kasgari
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:8
  4. The linguistic repertoire of Palestinian citizens in Israel is complex and diverse. Arabic is the language of personal, cultural, and national identity. Hebrew is important for social mobility, higher educatio...

    Authors: Muhammad H. Amara
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:7
  5. Over the past years, there has been a growing interest in intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in English language education. However, not all English language educators in the Vietnamese context and o...

    Authors: Thao Quoc Tran and Tham My Duong
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:6
  6. While most of the L2 writing literature focuses on tertiary L2 writing, there is relatively scanty research conducted with adolescent L2 writers. The present study aims to explore Chinese adolescent L2 writing...

    Authors: Wenhui Winfred Xuan
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:5
  7. This study aimed to investigate the latent constructs in the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale using a research context of Japanese undergraduates who learn English as a foreign language. The study cond...

    Authors: Michiko Toyama and Yoshitaka Yamazaki
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:4
  8. This paper examines the intonation of English statements and questions produced by Vietnamese speakers at two differing levels of proficiency. The goal of the study is three-fold: (1) analysing the final tunes...

    Authors: Anh-Thư T. Nguyễn and Đích Mục Đào
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:3
  9. This paper reports a qualitative study on the Chinese language learning trajectories of non-native Chinese instructors as successful Chinese language learners. While some literature has been found on studying goo...

    Authors: Shijuan Liu and Fu Wang
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:2
  10. 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...

    Authors: Jingya Li
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:1
  11. 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...

    Authors: Anthony Becker, Sawako Matsugu and Mansoor Al-Surmi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:18
  12. 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...

    Authors: Ruba Fahmi Bataineh, Fatima Rasheed Al-Qeyam and Oqlah Mahmoud Smadi
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:17
  13. Shadowing has increasingly been recognized as an effective practice for developing listening skills in second language learning. However, there is very little study focusing on learners’ psychological aspects ...

    Authors: Hideki Sumiyoshi and Chavalin Svetanant
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:16
  14. Cross-linguistic transfer embodies language learners’ use of linguistic knowledge of their first language to leverage the learning of a second language. The cross-linguisitc transfer between Chinese and Englis...

    Authors: Man Yang, North Cooc and Li Sheng
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:15
  15. 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...

    Authors: Morteza Teimourtash and Massood YazdaniMoghaddam
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:14
  16. With a growing number of Asian students attending Western universities, the difficulties they seem to face in adapting to a new academic environment has provoked much discussion amongst educators, particularly...

    Authors: David Rear
    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2017 2:13
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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

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

  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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