About Asian EFL

The Asian EFL Journal is published monthly and presents information, theories, research, methods and materials related to language acquisition and language learning. An academic Second Language Acquisition Research Journal. The Asian EFL Journal is one of the world's leading refereed and indexed journals for second language research.

Professor Roger Nunn of the Petroleum Institute, UAE is the Chief Editor and Dr. John Adamson, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan, Oversees Academic Standards.

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Featured Journal Article

From Reading to translation- the effects of L1/L2 supplementary reading on Taiwanese university students’ translation performance

Abstract

This study adopted translation as the measurement to examine the effect of background knowledge, provided in the form of reading from university students’ first (Chinese) or second (English) language, on their performance of an English-to-Chinese translation text. 150 EFL English majors were involved in this study.

Featured Teaching Article

Multiple intelligences and vocabulary recall in Young Learners: An Action Research Project

Abstract

This paper seeks to engage in attempts to problematize hegemony associated with ELT Effective classroom activities that acknowledge multiple intelligences and learning styles increase the probability of young learners’ (YLs’) acquisition and retention of vocabulary, which is valuable for language acquisition (Hughes, 2006). This research project presented results of a quantitative Action Research Project (AR) involving a class of approximately 25 students in a Japanese kindergarten.