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Rassaei, Ehsan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This study investigated the effects of two modes of corrective feedback, namely, face-to-face recasts and computer-mediated recasts during video-conferencing on Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' second language (L2) development. Moreover, the accuracy of the learners' interpretations of recasts in the two modalities was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Native Language
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Sharifi, Akram; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Jahedizadeh, Safoura – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The present study delved into a language learning model in the domain of English as a foreign language (EFL), i.e., simulation. The term simulation is used to describe the activity of producing conditions which are similar to real ones. We hypothesized that simulation plays a role in middle school students' perceptions of classroom activities…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Experimental Groups, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Miri, Mowla; Alibakhshi, Goudarz; Mostafaei-Alaei, Mahnaz – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2017
The authors report on a study aimed at exploring the role of a teacher education program (TEP) rested upon the tenets of critical pedagogy in influencing teachers' cognitions and practices concerning first-language (L1) use in second-language (L2) classrooms. Participants were 10 Iranian English as a foreign language teachers, whose cognitions…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Negative Attitudes
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Jalilian, Sahar; Rahmatian, Rouhollah; Safa, Parivash; Letafati, Roya – International Education Studies, 2017
In a simultaneous bilingual education, there are many factors that can affect its success, primarily the age of the child and socio-cognitive elements. This phenomenon can be initially studied in the first lexical productions of either language in a child. The present study focuses on the early lexical developments of a child, who lives in the…
Descriptors: French, Bilingualism, Indo European Languages, Age Differences
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Khaksefidi, Saman – International Education Studies, 2017
This study investigates the psychological effect of a wrong question with wrong items on answering to the next question in a test of structure. Forty students selected through stratified random sampling are given 15 questions of a standardized test namely a TOEFL structure test in which questions number 7 and number 11 are wrong and their answers…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Toghyani Khorasgani, Amir; Khanehgir, Mansour – Online Submission, 2017
Early language learning for children is increasingly common, and the majority of parents and the public do not see it as superfluous or overburdening children. Moreover, teaching a foreign language to very young children has been an increasingly dominant trend in most globalized societies. While there is abundant literature that supports teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bayazidi, Aso; Saeb, Fateme – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study examined the equivalence and reliability of the two versions of the Vocabulary Levels Test in an Iranian context. This study was motivated by the fact that the Vocabulary Levels test is increasingly being used in Iran for both research and pedagogical purposes without having been checked for validity and reliability in this context. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs
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Riahi, Zahra; Pourdana, Natasha – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study attempted to investigate the possible impacts of Individual Concept Mapping (ICM) and Collaborative Concept Mapping (CCM) strategies on Iranian EFL learners' reading comprehension. For this purpose, 90 pre-intermediate female language learners ranged between 12 to 17 years of age were selected to randomly assign into ICM, CCM and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Adolescents
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Karimi, Mehrnoosh; Hamzavi, Raouf – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The present study aimed at investigating the effect of flipped model of instruction on EFL learners' reading comprehension ability. Moreover, this study aimed at identifying EFL students' attitudes toward flipped model of instruction. To this end, 60 EFL learners studying at an accredited private language institute in Isfahan were first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Chamandar, Fateme; Jabbari, D. Susan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is the content analysis of children's stories based on the components of aggression. Participants are 66 elementary school students (16 girls and 50 boys) selected from fourth and fifth grades, using the Relational and Overt Aggression Questionnaire; completed by the teachers. Draw a Story Test (Silver, 2005) is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Aggression, Content Analysis, Questionnaires
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Hamzavi, Raouf – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present study explored the characteristics of 147 Iranian EFL teachers teaching at senior secondary schools (N = 62) and those teaching in private language institutes (N = 85). Data were collected through a Likert-scale teacher characteristics questionnaire mainly adapted from Borg (2006). Also, for data triangulation purposes, 20 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales, Oral Language, Semi Structured Interviews
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Soleimani, Maryam; Modirkhamene, Sima; Sadeghi, Karim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2017
Drawing upon Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory (SCT), this study aimed at investigating the effect of two writing modes, namely, peer-mediated/collaborative vs. individual writing on measures of fluency, accuracy, and complexity of female EFL learners' writing. Based on an in-house placement test and the First Certificate in English writing paper, a…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alahdadi, Shadi; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
A key objective of education is to prepare individuals to be fully-functioning learners. This entails developing the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, cultural, and emotional competencies. The present study aimed to examine the interrelationships among adaptability, tolerance of ambiguity, cultural intelligence, learning approach, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cognitive Style, Translation, Language Teachers
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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Moradi, Khaled – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2017
Continuous professional development (CPD) is important for teachers in attaining sustainable education. Accordingly, exploring teachers' perceptions could be a significant endeavor as teachers' beliefs impact their classroom practices, thereby, impacting student learning and, thus have educational implications. Therefore, this study was designed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Mazidi, Mohammad; Khoshbakht, Friba; Mahboobe, Alborzi – Educational Research Quarterly, 2017
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between certain demographic factors and elementary school teachers' burnout. The sample consisted of 144 elementary school teachers (98 male and 76 women) selected through cluster random sampling. Data were collected by: (1) Personal Information Form developed by the researchers, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Burnout
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