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  1. Although the findings of second language (L2) studies conducted to date have provided evidence for the positive effect of written corrective feedback (hereafter feedback) on improving L2 learners’ writing gram...

    Authors: Afsar Rouhi, Minou Dibah and Hassan Mohebbi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:11

    Content type: Original article

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  2. The rise of world Englishes has challenged the emphasis on native-speaker accents and cultures in English language teaching. This study aimed to investigate the representation of world Englishes and cultures i...

    Authors: Zia Tajeddin and Maryam Pakzadian

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:10

    Content type: Original article

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  3. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of using inquiry-based learning on students’ critical thinking skills. A quasi-experimental design which employed time series design with single group participa...

    Authors: Bantalem Derseh Wale and Kassie Shifere Bishaw

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:9

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Adopting the self-concept framework as a lens and interpretative case study as a methodological tool, the present study set out to examine how the professional identity of an elementary school teacher is socia...

    Authors: Farzad Rostami, Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi and Davoud Amini

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:8

    Content type: Original article

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  5. Using a contrastive analysis approach, this study aimed to study emotive words (EWs) in Persian and English short stories for children. It actually tries to find the similarities and differences between the tw...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Mehdi Nasri, Fariba Rahimi Esfahani, Leila Neisi and Farahnaz Ahmadpour KarimAbadi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:7

    Content type: Original article

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  6. The current study probes into English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ conceptions of their professional development during practicum course. The study merits a mixed methods approach and has utilized bot...

    Authors: Mozhgan Aghabarari and Mehrak Rahimi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:6

    Content type: Original article

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  7. This qualitative study examines the professional agency of secondary English teachers in Midwestern South Korea. Specifically, it investigates how secondary English teachers in South Korea understand their pro...

    Authors: Wook Namgung, Josephine Moate and Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:5

    Content type: Original article

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  8. This study drew on qualitative research and focused on the exercise of agency among the novice English teachers in the Iranian context. Fifteen novice English teachers who have been teaching English in private...

    Authors: Farzad Rostami and Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:4

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Both Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) may have advantages as writing instructors, yet little is known about how they actually influence writing in EFL ...

    Authors: Andrew Schenck

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:2

    Content type: Original article

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  10. The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between teachers’ self-efficacy perceptions and their instructional practices. The mediatory role of the teachers’ occupational characteristics such as...

    Authors: Shabnam Kurosh Khanshan and Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2020 5:1

    Content type: Original article

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  11. Considering the vital role of comprehensible input, this study attempted to compare the effects of input with various difficulty levels on Iranian EFL learners’ reading comprehension and reading motivation. To...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Mehdi Nasri and Meisam Ziafar

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:13

    Content type: Original article

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  12. The traditional approach to presenting idioms relies mainly on teachers’ or materials writers’ judgement, one-by-one and quite incidentally; and the existing teaching materials and references for idioms are mo...

    Authors: Elaheh Rafatbakhsh and Alireza Ahmadi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:11

    Content type: Original article

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  13. The present case study investigated the probable effect of applying a humanoid robot as a teacher-assistant for learning and retention of English vocabulary among 10 Iranian foreign language learners with inte...

    Authors: Minoo Alemi and Shirin Bahramipour

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:10

    Content type: Original article

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  14. This paper addresses Iranian English as Foreign Language teachers and learners’ perceptions of explicit grammar instruction and corrective feedback and the effect of language background on learners’ perception...

    Authors: Mohammad Mohammadi and Mohammad Hosssein Yousefi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:8

    Content type: Original article

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  15. This study investigated the effects of different text difficulty levels on Iranian EFL learners’ foreign language reading motivation and reading comprehension. To fulfil this objective, 40 Iranian participants...

    Authors: Alireza Niazifar and Goodarz Shakibaei

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:7

    Content type: Original article

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  16. This research investigates the changes in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ psychological attributes in relation to awareness of the lexicogrammatical features and generic structures of a discussio...

    Authors: Akiko Nagao

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:6

    Content type: Original article

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  17. Telecollaboration has been considered to have great potential for the development of L2 learners’ intercultural communicative competence (ICC), so an examination of what benefits L2 learners receive through te...

    Authors: Maki Hirotani and Kiyomi Fujii

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:5

    Content type: Original article

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  18. To meet the increasing needs for translators and interpreters, Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) program was launched in Chinese universities. Discussion on how to cultivate MTI students who are sup...

    Authors: Chunhong Liu and Chengyuan Yu

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:4

    Content type: Original article

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  19. One of the major issues in L2 learning and cognitive styles is the ambiguity of these concepts. A solution to this issue should involve the following two aspects. First, studies of factorial validity should be...

    Authors: Toshinori Yasuda

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:3

    Content type: Original article

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  20. The present study aimed to investigate the comparative impacts of input-based and output-based activities on vocabulary knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To fulfil this objective, 54 intermediate EFL students...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Elham Saberi Dehkordi and Sajad Shafiee

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:2

    Content type: Original article

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  21. The knowledge of diverse rhetorical relations is a remarkable component of competence in research article (RA) writing for learners’ successful handling of scholarly writing tasks in English for academic purpo...

    Authors: Reza Khany, Mohammad Aliakbari and Saeedeh Mohammadi

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2019 4:1

    Content type: Original article

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  22. The purpose of the present meta-analysis is to the investigate the overall effectiveness of L2 vocabulary instruction and to find the moderator variables affecting its effectiveness. By defining a rigorous inc...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Yousefi and Reza Biria

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:21

    Content type: Original article

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  23. This study was intended to investigate the relationship between working memory, anxiety and Iranian EFL learners’ listening comprehension. For the purpose of this study, 60 Iranian pre-intermediate EFL learner...

    Authors: Ehsan Namaziandost, Mitra Hafezian and Sajad Shafiee

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:20

    Content type: Original article

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  24. Scaffolding is one of the key dimensions of the sociocultural theory that has been proposed in a substantial body of work as a potential metaphor for promoting second language (L2) learning. However, there is ...

    Authors: Esmaeel Hamidi and Rafat Bagherzadeh

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:19

    Content type: Review

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  25. The importance of teaching explicit knowledge of grammar has been one of the most controversial issues in L2 instruction. Despite the existence of considerable number of studies on different methods of grammar...

    Authors: Sakineh Bakhshandeh and Khadijeh Jafari

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:18

    Content type: Original article

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  26. This study investigates foreign language anxiety among Indonesian undergraduate students of English, French, Japanese, Korean and Arabic language programs, and examines its relationship with students’ motivati...

    Authors: Fatmawati Djafri and Supra Wimbarti

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:17

    Content type: Original article

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  27. This study was designed to examine the reported and observed communication strategies used by Chinese English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) graduate students in electrical engineering and education in perfor...

    Authors: Jessie Zhou and Li-Shih Huang

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:15

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Under the task-based language teaching (TBLT) framework, this study investigated learners’ perceptions of a WeChat task being integrated into a Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) curriculum. The WeChat task l...

    Authors: Wenying Jiang and Wei Li

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:14

    Content type: Original article

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  29. This paper reports a study that investigated the role of prior native or first language (L1) phonological and phonetic learning on the integration of vowel quality features in the production of second language...

    Authors: Đích Mục Đào and Anh-Thư T. Nguyễn

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:13

    Content type: Original article

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  30. Although a number of studies have examined EFL teachers’ beliefs of feedback on student writing, few have investigated teachers’ feedback beliefs about student oral activities like oral presentations. To fill ...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Shulin Yu and Timothy Teo

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:12

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Following an emergentist approach, the authors examined the comprehension of four different types of restrictive relative clauses (direct object/oblique vs. subject/indirect object) with animate/inanimate refe...

    Authors: Mehrdad Rezaeian, Firooz Sadighi, Mortaza Yamini and Mohammad Sadegh Bagheri

    Citation: Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education 2018 3:11

    Content type: Original article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  45. 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

    Content type: Review

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  46. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  47. 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

    Content type: Original article

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