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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)