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Fard-Kashani, Alireza; Jahromi, Abdol Hossein Zahedi; Javadi, Ali; Fallahi, Ali Mohammad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The current study aimed at diagnosing the language needs of Iranian undergraduate students of computer engineering in order to find out whether there is any significant difference in perceptions between the students and their ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purpose) teachers, concerning their Reading skill needs. To conduct the intended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education, Engineering
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Zhafarghandi, Amir Mahdavi; Barekat, Behzad; Homaei, Sepideh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This study intends to deal with attitudes of teachers and learners toward authentic listening materials at pre-intermediate level. Studies have indicated the positive effect of authentic listening materials on motivation and listening comprehension ability in learners of English as a foreign language (Nuttall, 1996; Peacock, 1997; Miller, 2005;…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Zohrabi, Mohammad; Shah, Parilah M.; Yunus, Melor M. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
English for General Purposes (EGP) is a foundation course which should be taken by all the undergraduate students at the University of Tabriz, Iran. However, the EGP course cannot meet the students' objectives and needs. Evidently, it has some shortcoming and the results of the study indicate that it not only has lost its credibility but also has…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction