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Rahmanpour, Muhammad; Ahmadi, Mojtaba; Hatami, Mostafa; Mirzaee, Hamzeh – International Education Studies, 2017
The present study seeks to evaluate executive strategies in graduate Curriculum of Isfahan University from the point of view of management and teaching-learning strategies. This study is an applied survey. The population comprised BA students and faculty members of the University of Isfahan. In order to do so, 141 professors and 278 students were…
Descriptors: Management Development, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, College Faculty
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Mollaei, Fatemeh; Taghinezhad, Ali; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It has been found that translation is an efficient means to teach/learn grammar, syntax, and lexis of a foreign language. Meanwhile, translation is good for beginners who do not still enjoy the critical level of proficiency in their target language for expression. This study was conducted to examine the teachers' and learners' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Translation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Babaii, Esmat; Taghaddomi, Shahin; Pashmforoosh, Roya – Language Testing, 2016
Perceptual (mis)matches between teachers and learners are said to affect learning success or failure. Self-assessment, as a formative assessment tool, may, inter alia, be considered a means to minimize such mismatches. Therefore, the present study investigated the extent to which learners' assessment of their own speaking performance, before and…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation Criteria, Oral Language, Second Language Learning
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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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Omidian, Faranak; Nedayeh Ali, Farzaneh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of students, instructors, and educational principals to electronic administration of final-semester examinations at undergraduate and post- graduate levels in Payame Noor University in Khuzestan. The statistical population of this study consisted of all educational principals, instructors, of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Ghorbani, Mohammad Reza; Alavi, Sahar Zahed – Current Issues in Education, 2014
This study was an attempt to explore the potential possibilities of implementing English as the medium of instruction (EMI) at Iranian universities. The sequential exploratory mixed methods design was used to collect the perspectives of both students and content-area lecturers at the state University of Bojnord through e-mail interviews and survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Pornour, Mohsen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
With 73 students at an Iranian university, the present study investigated teacher's effect in topic familiarization in L2 reading context. The participants--Group B with and Group A without the presence of a teacher--experienced four pre-reading treatments and read four passages of unfamiliar topics, after which they were tested on comprehension…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Familiarity, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Haghighi, Sara – International Journal of Instruction, 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the "first certificate Gold course book" (Aclam & Burgess, 2006) taught at Mehr English Institute in Lahijan (Guilan Province, Iran). The objectives of this book focused on developing a communicative competence, providing plenty of practice, including listening and reading texts to bring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Moslemi, Fatemeh; Moinzadeh, Ahmad; Dabaghi, Azizollah – English Language Teaching, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate the foreign language learning needs of Iranian MA students, in particular those who were majoring in biology, psychology, physical training, accounting and west philosophy. A total of 80 students from five MA majors studying at university of Isfahan participated in the study. Additionally, twenty-five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Eslami, Zohreh R. – English Language Teaching, 2010
EAP plays a highly important role in countries where English is used mainly for academic purposes. However, EAP programs have been developed without conducting a systematic needs analysis from both the students' and instructors' perspective. The purpose of this study is to describe the perception that EAP students and instructors have of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Needs Assessment, College Students