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Jafari, Esmaeil; Vajarah, Kourosh Fathi; Arefi, Mahboobeh; Rezaeizadeh, Morteza – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to validate MOOC-based curriculum in higher education in Iran. The research method is mixed and of exploratory type. Method of grounded theory is used in the qualitative section and the Validation Test Pattern among the faculties and PhD students of Tehran's Universities is considered in the quantitative part. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Noughabi, Mostafa Azari – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Vocabulary as a significant component of language learning has been widely researched. As well, it is well documented that vocabulary could be learned through listening and reading. In addition, measuring productive vocabulary has been a chief concern among scholars. However, few studies have focused on meaning-focused listening input and its…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Boshrabadi, Abbas Mehrabi; Sarabi, Sepideh Bataghva – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: Research has shown that the discursive patterns students use in their email interactions with their teachers are not linguistically and socio-culturally appropriate. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to try to explore how socio-cultural conventions influence the Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' choices of…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students, College Faculty
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Mehran, Parisa; Alizadeh, Mehrasa – Research-publishing.net, 2015
Iranian universities have recently displayed a growing interest in integrating Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) into teaching/learning English. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) context, however, is not keeping pace with the current changes since EAP courses are strictly text-based and exam-oriented, and little research has thus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Kojour, Masoud Kermani; Heirati, Javad Kia – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study was framed in the sociocultural theory to look into the evolution of L2 learners' beliefs about the general English course during a term. One hundred ninety-eight male and female university students and their general English course teacher were randomly selected as the participants of the study. Data were gathered through the…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods
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Davari, Hossein; Iranmehr, Abutaleb; Erfani, Seyyed Mahdi – English Language Teaching, 2012
Critical pedagogy (CP) as one of the most radical changes in English language teaching (ELT) has turned into a common theme of research and discussion in recent years. Despite its practical implications, however, most of the research on this issue has been limited to its theoretical and conceptual dimensions. Conceiving the importance of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Community Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Gholami, Khalil; Sayadi, Yaser – International Education Studies, 2012
This paper addresses the faculty perception on web-based instruction in order to explain the nature of learning and instruction in this setting. Using a mixed method approach, the research studied a sample of 132 University Faculty (lecturers and professors) in University of Kurdistan. The research tools were interview and questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Web Based Instruction