Category Archives: Student Research

A look at: “Dimensions of Reading Motivation among Filipino Bilinguals”

Lejla Bilal Joahna Mante-Estacio, an MA candidate from De La Salle University, wrote an article for TESOL Journal on The Dimensions of Reading Motivation among Filipino Bilinguals. Her research stems from a constant struggle to find ways for students to … Continue reading

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Arabic Language Maintenance Starts at Home

H. A. Rehm Ruqiyo Musa is conducting a case study of her children’s language acquisition. Musa, who is fluent in Somali, Arabic, and English, feels confident that her children will be able to communicate in English and Somali. But she … Continue reading

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Variables Affecting Adult Motivation and Interventions in ESL

Lejla Bilal What is the relationship between motivation and outside variables such as learners’ skill level, age, gender, and first language competency? An increasing enrollment number in adult ELL programs produces a greater need for adult-focused research. One area of … Continue reading

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Tolerance of Ambiguity in English Learners

H. A. Rehm “Intolerance of ambiguity [is] the tendency to perceive ambiguous [i.e., novel, complex, or insoluble] situations as sources of threat” (Budner, 1962). “In second language learning a great amount of apparently contradictory information is encountered…successful language learning necessitates … Continue reading

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