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Motivational Aspects Of Concordance Activities: The Impact Of Call In The Classroom, Michael Scott Conner Jan 2002

Motivational Aspects Of Concordance Activities: The Impact Of Call In The Classroom, Michael Scott Conner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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The Integration Of Call In The Esl Classroom: Reconciling Agendas , Faiza Derbel Jan 2002

The Integration Of Call In The Esl Classroom: Reconciling Agendas , Faiza Derbel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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From Chatting To Confidence: A Case Study Of The Impact Of Online Chatting On International Teaching Assistants' Willingness To Communicate, Confidence Level And Fluency In Oral Communication, Lily Ko-Li Compton Jan 2002

From Chatting To Confidence: A Case Study Of The Impact Of Online Chatting On International Teaching Assistants' Willingness To Communicate, Confidence Level And Fluency In Oral Communication, Lily Ko-Li Compton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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The Influence On Outcomes Of Esl Students' Performance Strategies On A Call Listening Comprehension Activity, Chui Kian Kon Jan 2002

The Influence On Outcomes Of Esl Students' Performance Strategies On A Call Listening Comprehension Activity, Chui Kian Kon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In light of technological advances, listening activities are increasingly being offered online, and with increasing authenticity in terms of how the tasks reflect activities beyond the classroom setting. Specifically, this study investigates the effectiveness of a CALL listening comprehension activity using an online videotaped academic lecture to promote incidental vocabulary acquisition and listening comprehension. The tasks consist of partial dictation pretest, posttest and delayed posttest, and ten multiple-choice listening comprehension questions respectively. The academic lecture is also part of an ESL Listening course. Thus, it is important that, firstly, we evaluate the effectiveness of the CALL activity for vocabulary acquisition ...


The Relationship Of Notetaking To Listening Comprehension In The English Placement Test, Qian Xie Jan 2002

The Relationship Of Notetaking To Listening Comprehension In The English Placement Test, Qian Xie

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The thesis is a validation study of the English Placement Test at Iowa State University, which explores the relationship of note taking to test performance. The researcher adopts both qualitative and quantitative approaches to analyzing the quality of lecture notes in relation to second language academic listening comprehension. Subjects are forty international college students who took the English Placement Test in January 2002 and their notes from the English Placement Test are assessed on three aspects that include structure, information units and note taking strategies. Correlation analysis and item analysis are conducted to investigate the relationship of the quality of ...


Parallel Concordancing: Are There Benefits For Intermediate Learners? , Eric Peter Bodin Jan 2002

Parallel Concordancing: Are There Benefits For Intermediate Learners? , Eric Peter Bodin

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A Corpus-Based Study Of Direct Speech Quotatives In American English Conversation , Federica Barbieri Jan 2002

A Corpus-Based Study Of Direct Speech Quotatives In American English Conversation , Federica Barbieri

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"We Will Have Gained Ourselves": Narrative Experiences Of African Women Pursuing Higher Education In The United States Of America , Mumbi Mwangi Jan 2002

"We Will Have Gained Ourselves": Narrative Experiences Of African Women Pursuing Higher Education In The United States Of America , Mumbi Mwangi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study uses feminist life-history narrative methodology to explore the experiences of three African women, who have pursued or are pursuing higher education in the United States, leaving their families in Africa. Contextualized within the socio-historical cultural, colonial, and post-colonial discourses on domesticity and education, this study not only illuminates the pain, ambivalence and struggles women experienced in pursuit of higher education, but also reveals the tension between domesticity and education and how this tension inhibits African women's access to education. The conceptual and methodological framework of this study is grounded in feminist perspective, which allows for a critical ...