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NamazianDost, Islam; Bohloulzadeh, Ghassem; Pazhakh, Abdolreza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This research sought to investigate the effect of the effect of task-based language teaching on motivation and grammatical achievement of EFL junior high school students of Ahvaz. To fulfill the objectives of the study a Homogeneity test (Oxford Quick Placement Test) was administered among 100 students at the junior high school and finally 80…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Teaching Methods, Junior High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Doosti, Mehdi – Learning Environments Research, 2017
We investigated Iranian secondary-school English teachers' interpersonal behaviour with a validated culturally-adaptive Iranian version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction. Data were collected from 971 Iranian secondary-school students (398 students participated in the pilot study and 573 students in the main study) and 55 Iranian…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, English Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews
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Irajzad, Fatemeh; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Supportive teacher-student relationships play a significant role in the trajectory of students' academic life. Teachers may use various strategies to improve this relationship, one of which is teacher stroke (teacher encouragement). The stroking behavior of teachers might be influenced by several factors, including the socioeconomic status (SES)…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Females, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bayat, Abbas; Jamshidipour, Ahmadreza; Hashemi, Masoud – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated the continuous influence of applying formative assessment on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' anxiety and listening efficacy. The participants, divided into an experimental and a control group, were 60 Iranian EFL learners in an English-language institute. This study thus highlights the pedagogical implications…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, College Students, Anxiety, Experimental Groups
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Moslemi, Negar; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – HOW, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between learners' cognitive styles and their preferences for different types and frequencies of written corrective feedback and for different types of errors to be corrected. Data were collected from 60 English as a foreign language learners at intermediate and upper-intermediate levels. The…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Error Correction, Correlation, Questionnaires
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Pishkar, Kian; Moinzadeh, Ahmad; Dabaghi, Azizallah – English Language Teaching, 2017
Speaking a language involves more than simply knowing the linguistic components of the message, and developing language skills requires more than grammatical comprehension and vocabulary memorization. In teaching-learning processes, drama method may have some positive effects on ELL students' speaking fluency and accuracy. This study attempts to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Masoudi, Golfam – English Language Teaching, 2017
The present study was designed to investigate empirically the effect of Vocabulary Self-Selection strategy and Input Enhancement strategy on the vocabulary knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners. After taking a diagnostic pretest, both experimental groups enrolled in two classes. Learners who practiced Vocabulary Self-Selection were allowed to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Rastegar, Behnaz; Safari, Fatemeh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language learners' productive role in teaching and learning processes has recently been the focus of attention. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the effect of oral vs. written output-based instruction on English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' vocabulary learning with a focus on reflective vs. impulsive learning styles. To this…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Mollaei, Fatemeh; Taghinezhad, Ali; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It has been found that translation is an efficient means to teach/learn grammar, syntax, and lexis of a foreign language. Meanwhile, translation is good for beginners who do not still enjoy the critical level of proficiency in their target language for expression. This study was conducted to examine the teachers' and learners' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Malekan, Fatemeh; Hajimohammadi, Reza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The present study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between Iranian ESP Learners' translation ability and resilience in reading comprehension. More specifically, the study aimed to study the resilience cognitive and metacognitive effect on raising L2 reading comprehension through translation. Secondly, the study aimed at pursuing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Translation
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Mehrani, Mehdi B.; Peterson, Carole – First Language, 2017
In the present cross-linguistic study two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of age and linguistic background on response tendencies of preschoolers toward forced-choice questions. A total of 163 2- to 5-year-old children, including 63 Persian speakers, 57 Kurdish speakers and 43 English speakers, were asked a set of…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, English, Indo European Languages
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Mohammadinezhad, Soodeh; Sharifzadeh, Maryam – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the importance of academic courses on agricultural entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach: Modified global entrepreneurship and development index (GEDI) was used to determine entrepreneurial dimensions among 19 graduated students of agricultural colleges resided in Iran. Fuzzy analytical…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, College Graduates, Elective Courses
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Keshavarz Haddad, GholamReza – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In the framework of a household's collective decision processes, this study presents a structural empirical model to test the hypothesis that child labour is compelled by household's poverty and parent's bargaining power against one another. To this end, a measure for mother's intra-household bargaining power is developed. I use Iranian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Labor, Parents, Poverty
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Khany, Reza; Nejad, Ali Mansouri – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This study examines the relationship between L2 willingness to communicate (L2WTC), L2 unwillingness to communicate (L2UWTC) and the personality traits of openness to experience and extraversion in an Iranian context. The Pearson correlation and descriptive statistics were used to analyse the results from a study with 217 English major students. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Structural Equation Models, Communication (Thought Transfer), English (Second Language)
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Gholami, Javad; Alinasab, Mahsa – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
Integrated writing tasks have gained considerable attention in ESL and EFL writing assessment and are frequently needed and used in academic settings and daily life. However, they are very rarely practiced and promoted in writing classes. This paper explored the effects of source-based writing practice on EFL learners' composing abilities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition)
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