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Liaghat, Farahnaz; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aimed at exploring the impact of mentor text modelling on Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' accuracy and fluency in writing tasks with different cognitive complexity in comparison with two conventional approaches to teaching writing; namely, process-based and product-based approaches. To this end, 60 Iranian EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Alikhani, Mohsen; Bagheridoust, Esmaeil – English Language Teaching, 2017
The study investigated how group-dynamics instruction techniques of adaptable nature can be to the benefit of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners so as to develop and improve their willingness-to-communicate and speaking-ability in the long run. After analyzing the data via ANCOVA and EFA, the researcher selected 108 young Iranian male…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Dynamics, Student Attitudes
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Aryadoust, Vahid; Baghaei, Purya – Educational Assessment, 2016
This study aims to examine the relationship between reading comprehension and lexical and grammatical knowledge among English as a foreign language students by using an Artificial Neural Network (ANN). There were 825 test takers administered both a second-language reading test and a set of psychometrically validated grammar and vocabulary tests.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Reading Comprehension, Lexicology, Grammar
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Hajizadeh, Tahereh – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2014
The present study investigated how fifteen Iranian EFL learners developed the ability to self-assess their writings through having access to the rater's scores. The participants were supervised for four weeks as they went through their first experience in self-assessment. They were provided with a detailed evaluation sheet for assessing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, English (Second Language)
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Zahedi, Keivan; Shamsaee, Saeedeh – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2012
The aim of the present research is to examine the viability of the construct validity of the speaking modules of two internationally recognized language proficiency examinations, namely IELTS and TOEFL iBT. High-stake standardized tests play a crucial and decisive role in determining the future academic life of many people. Overall obtained scores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construct Validity, Language Tests, English (Second Language)