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The Process Approach and UAE High School Students' Attitudes Towards Writing
Many students have negative attitudes towards writing and they feel frustrated because they do not know what to do to improve it. One of the main reasons behind this attitude is the adoption of the product approach that ...
Washback Effect of the CEPA English Test on Teaching in an Educational Zone in the UAE
Studies conducted to investigate the washback effect of standardized tests have found that the influence which a test might have on teaching can be positive or negative (see Cheng, 2005; Shohamy, 2001; and Wall & Alderson, ...
Teacher Written Feedback and Students' Writing: Focus and Nature
Over the last twenty years, the focus on the teaching of writing has shifted from product to process. Students' writings today undergo a series of drafting stages which teachers correct and comment on, and students need ...
Oral ESL Test Anxiety with Emirati Secondary School Students
In the UAE and globally, high-stakes testing is prevalent in second language learning. One important and integral part of high-stakes English language tests is the oral proficiency interview, which can be a pre-requisite ...
Cultural Schema and Reading Comprehension: A Means to an End
Studies on good readers have identified a number of reading comprehension strategies to be highly useful. These strategies range from the simple to the complex. A strategy that has been recommended by cognitive scientists ...