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  • THE USE OF PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE RESEARCH PROPOSALS BY VIETNAMESE M.A. STUDENTS.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Tran, Phan Ngoc Tu; Tran, Quoc Thao (2019)

  • Phrasal verbs are highly common in and typical of the English language. However, ESL/EFL students in different contexts seem to avoid using them in their academic writing, especially in English applied linguistics. This study aims at investigating the use of phrasal verbs in the research proposals among Vietnamese M.A. students who were studying at one university in Vietnam. Nineteen research proposals chosen in this study cover 5 major themes, including TESOL Methodology, Discourse Analysis, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation. The data were analyzed by the software AntConc version 3.7.8. The fndings of the study indicated that the participants had a tendency to avoid usi...

  • SELF-REGULATED LEARNING AND ITS RELATION TO VIETNAMESE EFL LEARNERS’ L2 LISTENING ACHIEVEMENT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ngo, Cong Lem (2019)

  • Self-regulated learning (SRL) has been well-documented in prior studies as a critical factor for academic success. While previous educational researchers have acknowledged the fact that SRL is both domain and context-dependent (Wolter & Pintrich, 1998), research examining learners’ self-regulatory activities in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) context is rather limited. Drawing on the SRL theory of (Pintrich, 2004; Pintrich & De Groot, 1990), this research was carried out to examine the learning selfregulation of a group of Vietnamese EFL learners and its relation to their L2 listening competence. It also probes into whether gender and listening ability had an impact on the la...

  • REFLECTIONS ON DIRECT AND INDIRECT STRATEGIES OF POLITENESS IN G. B. SHAW’S PYGMALION A SATIRE ON CONVENTIONALITIES OF POLITENESS.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Do, Thu Huong; Nguyen, Viet Ky (2019)

  • This study aims at investigating male and female strategies of directness and indirectness manifest in the speech of the characters in the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. In the light of politeness theory by Brown and Levinson (1978), the realizations of direct and indirect strategies of politeness are associated with two types of strategies of face threatening acts (FTAs), namely bald-on-record and offrecord strategies. The off-record strategy, which is the main focus of the study, is examined in relation to various sub-strategies of indirectness which are described in terms of the Gricean conversational maxims (i.e. Quantity, Quality, Relevance and Manner). These sub-str...

  • IS A RED CARD FOR LEARNERS’ USE OF THEIR L1 IN L2 LESSONS FAIR A SOCIOCULTURAL ACCOUNT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Le, Van Canh; Pham, Thi Hang (2019)

  • One of the controversial issues in second language acquisition research is the role of learners’ frst language in their second language learning. Traditionally, the frst language was assumed to get in the way or interfere with the learning of the L2, and therefore, the frst language must be banned in the foreign language classroom. However, this view has recently been reexamined and questioned by empirical studies conducted within the sociocultural perspectives. The goal of this paper is to provide new insights into the mediating role of the frst language by reviewing those studies. The paper suggests that L1, when appropriately and systematically used, can be an enabling tool t...

  • ASSESSING THE TRANSLATION OF PERSON REFERENCE FORMS IN A LITERARY TEXT A CASE OF HARRY POTTER’S JOURNEY FROM ENGLISH TO VIETNAMESE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Trieu, Thu Hang (2019)

  • The study aims to assess the Vietnamese translation of English person reference forms, particularly “I - you” dyads in a literary text. To fulfll the purpose, House’s functional-pragmatic model (House, 2015), extended with Attitudinal resources of Appraisal theory (Martin & White, 2005), is adopted as the analytical framework for assessment. The data include 75 “I - you” dyads collected from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2014) and its Vietnamese translation “Harry Potter và Hòn đá phù thuỷ” (2016). The research fndings show the translator’s attempt in selecting equivalents among the remarkably diverse system of person reference in Vietnamese to produce a functional...

  • LEARNER AUTONOMY PRACTICES USED AND CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED BY EFL TEACHERS IN FOSTERING LEARNER AUTONOMY AT TERTIARY LEVEL.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Le, Van Tuyen; Huynh, Thi An (2019)

  • It is undoubted that teacher autonomy (TA) and learner autonomy (LA) are among the factors that affect the effectiveness of English teaching and learning in non-native English speaking contexts like Vietnam. Investigating how teachers and students perceive TA and LA may be considered a valuable addition to the literature. This study, therefore, aimed to explore students’ perceptions of teachers’ practices used to foster LA and teachers’ perceptions of challenges they may encounter in fostering LA in EFL classes at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH)-Vietnam. Two instruments were employed to collect both qualitative and quantitative data, namely the questionnaire a...

  • APPLICATION OF ETYMOLOGY-VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES TO TEACHING FINANCIAL ENGLISH VOCABULARY A KOREAN EXPERIENCE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ri, Chung-Sim; Kang, Chol-Su (2019)

  • It is a common belief that English for Specifc Purposes students (herein ESP students) in general, and Financial English students (herein FE students) fnd it harder than Basic/General English (GE) for a number of reasons, one of which is differences between FE and GE. The paper frst identifes the most important factors in teaching FE by clarifying such differences between FE and GE and pointing out peculiarities of FE vocabulary. Then, we share our experience in seeking effective FE vocabulary teaching techniques to overcome our Korean students’ diffculties in the ESP course compared with their GE course. In our efforts, we piloted different techniques which combine etymology an...

  • AN ANALYSIS OF THE SINGAPOREAN PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE WORKFORCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VIETNAM.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Thi Hanh Quyen (2019)

  • This paper aims at frstly reviewing initiatives on workforce transformation in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 funded by the Government of Singapore, and then making recommendations to policy makers regarding the workforce preparation in Vietnam. In the era of continuous change, workforce is a key factor in a thriving economy, thus Singapore’s strategy is to engender a future-ready generation for a better Singapore by strengthening the talent pools through lifelong learning and enabling all Singaporeans to excel and discover opportunities to fulfll their potentials. How has Singapore been doing to prepare a tomorrow’s workforce? How does Vietnam learn from Singapore’s experience in pr...

  • EPISTEMIC MODALITY IN TED TALKS ON EDUCATION.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ton Nu, My Nhat; Nguyen, Thi Dieu Minh (2019)

  • This paper aims to investigate the epistemic markers in TED talks. The data for the study is 100 TED talks on education. The mixed method of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches was manipulated to capture the use of the linguistic means to convey epistemic modality in terms of degrees of certainty and range of devices. The fndings indicate that epistemic modality is pervasive in this genre, with approximately one-tenth of the sentences in the data being epistemically modalized by TED speakers via a range of linguistic means of different types and epistemic strength. The analysis unveils a clear tendency to select the middle level of commitment and make use of epistem...

  • THE USE OF NOMINALIZATION IN EMI STUDENT WRITING - A LONGITUDINAL PERSPECTIVE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Do, Thi Thanh Ha; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Linh (2019)

  • ESL student writing development has been a concern in second language research. However, most of the current studies focus on the development in the language teaching context. The context of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) has been under-represented, in which how EMI students’ writing changes over time without teaching or explicit feedback on language has not been well-researched. This paper aimed at tracing the development of students writing in an EMI program in Vietnam. Particularly, the paper analyzed one particular aspect of syntactic complexity (i.e. nominalization), a construct considered important in developmental profling of individuals (Lu, 2011; Vyatkina, 201...

  • PROBLEMATIZING LEXICO-GRAMMATICAL EQUIVALENCE IN ARABIC-ENGLISH TRANSLATION.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Al-Kenani, Tawffeek Abdou Saeed Mohammed (2019)

  • This study deals with the concept of grammatical equivalence in Arabic-English translation. It investigates the problems that encounter student translators (STs) while translating grammatical constructions from Arabic into English. It is based on a parallel corpus of the translations of fve groups of STs at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Taiz University, Yemen. The STs are doing their fnal year and by the time of the administration of the tasks, they had already studied 4 translation courses. The study concluded that the structural and morphological differences between Arabic and English have created various problems for the STs. Following Systemic Functional Gramma...

  • LANGUAGE LEARNER AUTONOMY AND LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CLASSROOM.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Hoang, Nguyen Thu Trang (2019)

  • This study aims at investigating the degree of control that non-English major frst-year students exercise over their learning processes, resources and contexts in and out of the classroom. Data were obtained from questionnaires with 63 students, 30-to-60-minute interviews with three students, and the researcher’s notes of her observation during classroom lessons. The results from quantitative analysis for Mean and frequency and content analysis for emerging themes of the data reveal variation among the learners and withing each learner regarding the degree of their control over their language learning processes and resources in different contexts of learning and using the langua...

  • INSPIRATION AND SUCCESS FOR ALL LEARNERS HOW DO VIETNAMESE EFL SCHOOL TEACHERS PERCEIVE THEIR ROLES AND WHAT STYLE OF TEACHER ARE THEY IN THE ERA OF INDUSTRY 4.0.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Hoang, Van Van (2019)

  • This research is an attempt to highlight how Vietnamese EFL school teachers perceive their roles and what style of teacher they are in this current changing world – the world of Industry 4.0. The study involved a sample of 300 Vietnamese EFL school teachers throughout Vietnam. The instruments employed for the research were three questionnaires intended to explore different aspects of EFL teachers’ perception of their roles. The data collected were analyzed quantitatively and were discussed in some detail. The research brought to light a number of signifcant fndings of which fve are prominent: (i) Vietnamese EFL school teachers displayed a relatively good understanding in identif...

  • EXPLORING TEXT-IMAGE RELATIONS IN ENGLISH COMICS FOR CHILDREN THE CASE OF “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD”.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ton, Nu My Nhat; Nguyen, Thi Mi Pha (2019)

  • The present panorama of communication features the co-employment of language and other semiotic resources. This paper addresses this fledging feld, multimodal discourse analysis, by investigating a genre targeted at children. Specifcally, it studies how meanings in comics for children are constructed both verbally and visually. The data for the study is one comic - Little Red Riding Hood, which is presented via colored images and verbal texts in English. The analysis was based on Unsworth’s (2006) framework to explore the interplay of the two semiotics in the construction of the ideational contents. The results reveal that this comic displays both Expansion and Projection relatio...

  • ENGLISH IDIOMS CONTAINING HUMAN-BODY PARTS AND THEIR VIETNAMESE EQUIVALENTS A CASE STUDY OF TWO ENGLISH NOVELS AND THEIR VIETNAMESE TRANSLATION VERSIONS.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Thu Hanh; Nguyen, Tien Long (2019)

  • The current paper focuses on investigating the semantic and syntactic features of idioms, including idioms containing human-body parts in the two English novels “The Godfather”, “To Kill A Mockingbird” and their Vietnamese translation versions. Using comparison and contrast method, the paper attempts to point out the equivalent and non-equivalent references of humanbody-part idioms found in the two English novels and their Vietnamese translation. The research results will be useful for improving English teaching and learning, especially English idioms, as well as English-Vietnamese translation of idioms.

  • COMPETITIVENESS ANALYSIS ON VIETNAM TOURISM IN RELATION WITH ASEAN COUNTRIES AT PRESENT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Vu, Chien Thang (2019)

  • This paper aims at analyzing aspects that are affecting the competitiveness of Vietnam tourism in relation with other Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries. The issues to be addressed are as follows: (1) the international tourist market share of Vietnam in ASEAN; (2) Vietnam’s position in competitiveness ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF); (3) Effectiveness of tourism in Vietnam in relation to ASEAN countries.

  • AN INVESTIGATION INTO STUDENTS’ EVALUATION OF AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS SYNCHRONOUS COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ON LANGUAGE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAMESE INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Pham, Dang Tram Anh (2019)

  • The study explored students’ evaluation of and attitudes towards synchronous computermediated communication (SCMC) on language skills development after a ffteen-week semester of instruction, using quantitative and qualitative approach. One class of English level 3 of CEFR – Vietnamese standard (B1) participated in oral role plays and one class engaged in synchronous online discussions. The research participants flled out the pre- and post- questionnaires and the participants from the SCMC group were called for semi-structured interviews to obtain their evaluation and attitudes towards synchronous computer-mediated communication on language development. Analysis of the questionnai...

  • A SKETCH OF THE VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FROM SOUTHEAST ASIAN PERSPECTIVE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Tran, Tri Doi (2019)

  • As a Southeast Asian nation, Vietnam is a miniature of the languages and cultures of the region thanks to its possession of the most typical features of the languages and cultures of various Southeast Asian nations. Through description and comparison using an inter-disciplinary approach, the paper points out that due to Vietnam’s special geographical position, its language and culture do contain phenomena which reflect the boundaries of linguistic and cultural features among different subregions in Southeast Asia. Therefore, Vietnam can be regarded as the intermediary for the linguistic and cultural interchange between the North and the South. In other words, from a cultural-ling...

  • A REVIEW OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH INTO SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING ASSESSMENT CRITERIA.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Duong, Thu Mai (2019)

  • As language assessment in Vietnam is being intensively attended to by the Ministry of Education and Training and is actually critically transformed, criterion-referenced assessment has gradually been a familiar term for language teachers, assessors and administrators. Although the name of the approach has been extensively used, most teachers of English at all levels of language education still face the challenge of identifying “criteria” for writing assessment scales. This paper attempts to provide a reference for teachers and researchers in second language writing concerning on the major development in the feld in defning this construct of “writing competence”. The paper focuse...

  • A RELEVANCE-THEORETIC ANALYSIS OF YEAH AS A DISCOURSE MARKER.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Dam, Ha Thuy (2019)

  • The paper attempts to explain English native speakers’ use of the discourse marker yeah from a relevance-theoretic perspective (Sperber & Wilson, 1995). As a discourse marker, yeah normally functions as a continuer, an agreement marker, a turn-taking marker, or a disfluency marker. However, according to Relevance Theory, yeah can also be considered a procedural expression, and therefore, is expected to help yield necessary constraints on the contexts, which facilitates understanding in human communication by encoding one of the three contextual effects (contextual implication, strengthening, or contradiction) or reorienting the audience to certain assumptions which lead to the in...

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Foreign Studies : [633]

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  • THE USE OF PHRASAL VERBS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE RESEARCH PROPOSALS BY VIETNAMESE M.A. STUDENTS.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Tran, Phan Ngoc Tu; Tran, Quoc Thao (2019)

  • Phrasal verbs are highly common in and typical of the English language. However, ESL/EFL students in different contexts seem to avoid using them in their academic writing, especially in English applied linguistics. This study aims at investigating the use of phrasal verbs in the research proposals among Vietnamese M.A. students who were studying at one university in Vietnam. Nineteen research proposals chosen in this study cover 5 major themes, including TESOL Methodology, Discourse Analysis, Linguistics, Literature, and Translation. The data were analyzed by the software AntConc version 3.7.8. The fndings of the study indicated that the participants had a tendency to avoid usi...

  • SELF-REGULATED LEARNING AND ITS RELATION TO VIETNAMESE EFL LEARNERS’ L2 LISTENING ACHIEVEMENT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ngo, Cong Lem (2019)

  • Self-regulated learning (SRL) has been well-documented in prior studies as a critical factor for academic success. While previous educational researchers have acknowledged the fact that SRL is both domain and context-dependent (Wolter & Pintrich, 1998), research examining learners’ self-regulatory activities in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) context is rather limited. Drawing on the SRL theory of (Pintrich, 2004; Pintrich & De Groot, 1990), this research was carried out to examine the learning selfregulation of a group of Vietnamese EFL learners and its relation to their L2 listening competence. It also probes into whether gender and listening ability had an impact on the la...

  • REFLECTIONS ON DIRECT AND INDIRECT STRATEGIES OF POLITENESS IN G. B. SHAW’S PYGMALION A SATIRE ON CONVENTIONALITIES OF POLITENESS.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Do, Thu Huong; Nguyen, Viet Ky (2019)

  • This study aims at investigating male and female strategies of directness and indirectness manifest in the speech of the characters in the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. In the light of politeness theory by Brown and Levinson (1978), the realizations of direct and indirect strategies of politeness are associated with two types of strategies of face threatening acts (FTAs), namely bald-on-record and offrecord strategies. The off-record strategy, which is the main focus of the study, is examined in relation to various sub-strategies of indirectness which are described in terms of the Gricean conversational maxims (i.e. Quantity, Quality, Relevance and Manner). These sub-str...

  • IS A RED CARD FOR LEARNERS’ USE OF THEIR L1 IN L2 LESSONS FAIR A SOCIOCULTURAL ACCOUNT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Le, Van Canh; Pham, Thi Hang (2019)

  • One of the controversial issues in second language acquisition research is the role of learners’ frst language in their second language learning. Traditionally, the frst language was assumed to get in the way or interfere with the learning of the L2, and therefore, the frst language must be banned in the foreign language classroom. However, this view has recently been reexamined and questioned by empirical studies conducted within the sociocultural perspectives. The goal of this paper is to provide new insights into the mediating role of the frst language by reviewing those studies. The paper suggests that L1, when appropriately and systematically used, can be an enabling tool t...

  • ASSESSING THE TRANSLATION OF PERSON REFERENCE FORMS IN A LITERARY TEXT A CASE OF HARRY POTTER’S JOURNEY FROM ENGLISH TO VIETNAMESE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Trieu, Thu Hang (2019)

  • The study aims to assess the Vietnamese translation of English person reference forms, particularly “I - you” dyads in a literary text. To fulfll the purpose, House’s functional-pragmatic model (House, 2015), extended with Attitudinal resources of Appraisal theory (Martin & White, 2005), is adopted as the analytical framework for assessment. The data include 75 “I - you” dyads collected from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2014) and its Vietnamese translation “Harry Potter và Hòn đá phù thuỷ” (2016). The research fndings show the translator’s attempt in selecting equivalents among the remarkably diverse system of person reference in Vietnamese to produce a functional...

  • LEARNER AUTONOMY PRACTICES USED AND CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED BY EFL TEACHERS IN FOSTERING LEARNER AUTONOMY AT TERTIARY LEVEL.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Le, Van Tuyen; Huynh, Thi An (2019)

  • It is undoubted that teacher autonomy (TA) and learner autonomy (LA) are among the factors that affect the effectiveness of English teaching and learning in non-native English speaking contexts like Vietnam. Investigating how teachers and students perceive TA and LA may be considered a valuable addition to the literature. This study, therefore, aimed to explore students’ perceptions of teachers’ practices used to foster LA and teachers’ perceptions of challenges they may encounter in fostering LA in EFL classes at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH)-Vietnam. Two instruments were employed to collect both qualitative and quantitative data, namely the questionnaire a...

  • APPLICATION OF ETYMOLOGY-VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES TO TEACHING FINANCIAL ENGLISH VOCABULARY A KOREAN EXPERIENCE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ri, Chung-Sim; Kang, Chol-Su (2019)

  • It is a common belief that English for Specifc Purposes students (herein ESP students) in general, and Financial English students (herein FE students) fnd it harder than Basic/General English (GE) for a number of reasons, one of which is differences between FE and GE. The paper frst identifes the most important factors in teaching FE by clarifying such differences between FE and GE and pointing out peculiarities of FE vocabulary. Then, we share our experience in seeking effective FE vocabulary teaching techniques to overcome our Korean students’ diffculties in the ESP course compared with their GE course. In our efforts, we piloted different techniques which combine etymology an...

  • AN ANALYSIS OF THE SINGAPOREAN PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE WORKFORCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VIETNAM.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Thi Hanh Quyen (2019)

  • This paper aims at frstly reviewing initiatives on workforce transformation in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 funded by the Government of Singapore, and then making recommendations to policy makers regarding the workforce preparation in Vietnam. In the era of continuous change, workforce is a key factor in a thriving economy, thus Singapore’s strategy is to engender a future-ready generation for a better Singapore by strengthening the talent pools through lifelong learning and enabling all Singaporeans to excel and discover opportunities to fulfll their potentials. How has Singapore been doing to prepare a tomorrow’s workforce? How does Vietnam learn from Singapore’s experience in pr...

  • EPISTEMIC MODALITY IN TED TALKS ON EDUCATION.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ton Nu, My Nhat; Nguyen, Thi Dieu Minh (2019)

  • This paper aims to investigate the epistemic markers in TED talks. The data for the study is 100 TED talks on education. The mixed method of both the quantitative and qualitative approaches was manipulated to capture the use of the linguistic means to convey epistemic modality in terms of degrees of certainty and range of devices. The fndings indicate that epistemic modality is pervasive in this genre, with approximately one-tenth of the sentences in the data being epistemically modalized by TED speakers via a range of linguistic means of different types and epistemic strength. The analysis unveils a clear tendency to select the middle level of commitment and make use of epistem...

  • THE USE OF NOMINALIZATION IN EMI STUDENT WRITING - A LONGITUDINAL PERSPECTIVE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Do, Thi Thanh Ha; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Linh (2019)

  • ESL student writing development has been a concern in second language research. However, most of the current studies focus on the development in the language teaching context. The context of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) has been under-represented, in which how EMI students’ writing changes over time without teaching or explicit feedback on language has not been well-researched. This paper aimed at tracing the development of students writing in an EMI program in Vietnam. Particularly, the paper analyzed one particular aspect of syntactic complexity (i.e. nominalization), a construct considered important in developmental profling of individuals (Lu, 2011; Vyatkina, 201...

  • PROBLEMATIZING LEXICO-GRAMMATICAL EQUIVALENCE IN ARABIC-ENGLISH TRANSLATION.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Al-Kenani, Tawffeek Abdou Saeed Mohammed (2019)

  • This study deals with the concept of grammatical equivalence in Arabic-English translation. It investigates the problems that encounter student translators (STs) while translating grammatical constructions from Arabic into English. It is based on a parallel corpus of the translations of fve groups of STs at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Taiz University, Yemen. The STs are doing their fnal year and by the time of the administration of the tasks, they had already studied 4 translation courses. The study concluded that the structural and morphological differences between Arabic and English have created various problems for the STs. Following Systemic Functional Gramma...

  • LANGUAGE LEARNER AUTONOMY AND LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CLASSROOM.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Hoang, Nguyen Thu Trang (2019)

  • This study aims at investigating the degree of control that non-English major frst-year students exercise over their learning processes, resources and contexts in and out of the classroom. Data were obtained from questionnaires with 63 students, 30-to-60-minute interviews with three students, and the researcher’s notes of her observation during classroom lessons. The results from quantitative analysis for Mean and frequency and content analysis for emerging themes of the data reveal variation among the learners and withing each learner regarding the degree of their control over their language learning processes and resources in different contexts of learning and using the langua...

  • INSPIRATION AND SUCCESS FOR ALL LEARNERS HOW DO VIETNAMESE EFL SCHOOL TEACHERS PERCEIVE THEIR ROLES AND WHAT STYLE OF TEACHER ARE THEY IN THE ERA OF INDUSTRY 4.0.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Hoang, Van Van (2019)

  • This research is an attempt to highlight how Vietnamese EFL school teachers perceive their roles and what style of teacher they are in this current changing world – the world of Industry 4.0. The study involved a sample of 300 Vietnamese EFL school teachers throughout Vietnam. The instruments employed for the research were three questionnaires intended to explore different aspects of EFL teachers’ perception of their roles. The data collected were analyzed quantitatively and were discussed in some detail. The research brought to light a number of signifcant fndings of which fve are prominent: (i) Vietnamese EFL school teachers displayed a relatively good understanding in identif...

  • EXPLORING TEXT-IMAGE RELATIONS IN ENGLISH COMICS FOR CHILDREN THE CASE OF “LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD”.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Ton, Nu My Nhat; Nguyen, Thi Mi Pha (2019)

  • The present panorama of communication features the co-employment of language and other semiotic resources. This paper addresses this fledging feld, multimodal discourse analysis, by investigating a genre targeted at children. Specifcally, it studies how meanings in comics for children are constructed both verbally and visually. The data for the study is one comic - Little Red Riding Hood, which is presented via colored images and verbal texts in English. The analysis was based on Unsworth’s (2006) framework to explore the interplay of the two semiotics in the construction of the ideational contents. The results reveal that this comic displays both Expansion and Projection relatio...

  • ENGLISH IDIOMS CONTAINING HUMAN-BODY PARTS AND THEIR VIETNAMESE EQUIVALENTS A CASE STUDY OF TWO ENGLISH NOVELS AND THEIR VIETNAMESE TRANSLATION VERSIONS.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Thu Hanh; Nguyen, Tien Long (2019)

  • The current paper focuses on investigating the semantic and syntactic features of idioms, including idioms containing human-body parts in the two English novels “The Godfather”, “To Kill A Mockingbird” and their Vietnamese translation versions. Using comparison and contrast method, the paper attempts to point out the equivalent and non-equivalent references of humanbody-part idioms found in the two English novels and their Vietnamese translation. The research results will be useful for improving English teaching and learning, especially English idioms, as well as English-Vietnamese translation of idioms.

  • COMPETITIVENESS ANALYSIS ON VIETNAM TOURISM IN RELATION WITH ASEAN COUNTRIES AT PRESENT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Vu, Chien Thang (2019)

  • This paper aims at analyzing aspects that are affecting the competitiveness of Vietnam tourism in relation with other Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries. The issues to be addressed are as follows: (1) the international tourist market share of Vietnam in ASEAN; (2) Vietnam’s position in competitiveness ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF); (3) Effectiveness of tourism in Vietnam in relation to ASEAN countries.

  • AN INVESTIGATION INTO STUDENTS’ EVALUATION OF AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS SYNCHRONOUS COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ON LANGUAGE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAMESE INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Pham, Dang Tram Anh (2019)

  • The study explored students’ evaluation of and attitudes towards synchronous computermediated communication (SCMC) on language skills development after a ffteen-week semester of instruction, using quantitative and qualitative approach. One class of English level 3 of CEFR – Vietnamese standard (B1) participated in oral role plays and one class engaged in synchronous online discussions. The research participants flled out the pre- and post- questionnaires and the participants from the SCMC group were called for semi-structured interviews to obtain their evaluation and attitudes towards synchronous computer-mediated communication on language development. Analysis of the questionnai...

  • A SKETCH OF THE VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FROM SOUTHEAST ASIAN PERSPECTIVE.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Tran, Tri Doi (2019)

  • As a Southeast Asian nation, Vietnam is a miniature of the languages and cultures of the region thanks to its possession of the most typical features of the languages and cultures of various Southeast Asian nations. Through description and comparison using an inter-disciplinary approach, the paper points out that due to Vietnam’s special geographical position, its language and culture do contain phenomena which reflect the boundaries of linguistic and cultural features among different subregions in Southeast Asia. Therefore, Vietnam can be regarded as the intermediary for the linguistic and cultural interchange between the North and the South. In other words, from a cultural-ling...

  • A REVIEW OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH INTO SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING ASSESSMENT CRITERIA.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Duong, Thu Mai (2019)

  • As language assessment in Vietnam is being intensively attended to by the Ministry of Education and Training and is actually critically transformed, criterion-referenced assessment has gradually been a familiar term for language teachers, assessors and administrators. Although the name of the approach has been extensively used, most teachers of English at all levels of language education still face the challenge of identifying “criteria” for writing assessment scales. This paper attempts to provide a reference for teachers and researchers in second language writing concerning on the major development in the feld in defning this construct of “writing competence”. The paper focuse...

  • A RELEVANCE-THEORETIC ANALYSIS OF YEAH AS A DISCOURSE MARKER.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Dam, Ha Thuy (2019)

  • The paper attempts to explain English native speakers’ use of the discourse marker yeah from a relevance-theoretic perspective (Sperber & Wilson, 1995). As a discourse marker, yeah normally functions as a continuer, an agreement marker, a turn-taking marker, or a disfluency marker. However, according to Relevance Theory, yeah can also be considered a procedural expression, and therefore, is expected to help yield necessary constraints on the contexts, which facilitates understanding in human communication by encoding one of the three contextual effects (contextual implication, strengthening, or contradiction) or reorienting the audience to certain assumptions which lead to the in...

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