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Javadi, Javad; Mohammadi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This contribution was an attempt to study the impact of critical discourse-based instruction on Iranian English major language learners' in-depth reading. To this target, Fairclough's three-dimensional model of critical discourse analysis [CDA], with an emphasis on the 10-question model was used. To this end, all undergraduate foreign language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mousavi, Seyyed Hossein; Gholami, Javad; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The important question of who should teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses has been a controversial issue for long. The present study aimed at exploring 300 ESP university students' points of view, 60 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and field specialist ESP teachers' perceptions towards the most entitled agents to deliver ESP…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Karami, Samaneh; Sadighi, Firooz; Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Riasati, Mohammad Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The role of technology in educational settings all around the world has changed the methods of teaching and assessment in the last few decades. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of e-learning in Iran has deprived students of many advantages of it. This research paper tries to answer questions regarding the effect of e-portfolio on the students'…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Hassanzadeh, Tahereh – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The present study sought to investigate if an interactionist dynamic assessment differently affects the English vocabulary learning of Iranian EFL male and female learners with different cultural dimensions. Initially, 120 adult EFL intermediate learners were selected using convenience sampling from among 15 such classes. A cultural dimension…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Second Language Instruction
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Hashemi Toroujeni, Seyyed Morteza; Thompson, Nathan; Reza Ebrahimi, Mohammad – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The current study was conducted to investigate whether test scores of Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners were equivalent across CBT and PBT modes, with 58 intermediate learners studying at a private language academy located in Behshahr city in northern Iran. Moreover, test takers' computer familiarity, attitudes, aversion, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rostaminezhad, Mohammad A. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2019
Aim/Purpose: Students' perceptions about feedback in e-tests have not been studied using qualitative methods. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the students' attitude towards electronic tests, focusing on the feedback. Background: Despite the advantages of electronic tests, it is one of the neglected technologies in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Testing, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation
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Vahidnia, Fatemeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shahriari, Hesamoddin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
The teacher's pet phenomenon is generally regarded as a negative concept by both teachers and students as it violates the principle of fairness. A careful review of the existing literature reveals that the concept of 'teacher's pet' is taken for granted and therefore no inclusive definition has been provided. In response to this gap, the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Bagheri, Mehdi; Hadian, Bahram; Vaez-Dalili, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study intended to examine the effectiveness of the Vaughan method for the development of EFL learners' speaking skill. The Vaughan method was compared with two other methods, namely the Audiolingual method and communicative language teaching with regard to the development of learners' speaking skill. In a quasi-experimental design,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Mahdivand, Ziba – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
The present quantitative study investigated the relationship between willingness to communicate (WTC) and learner autonomy in an EFL context. In addition, it explored the probable effect of gender on the relationship between learner autonomy and WTC. Furthermore, it investigated whether WTC could predict learner autonomy. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication
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Veisi, Hadi; Lacy, Michael; Mafakheri, Salah; Razaghi, Fatemeh – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2019
As a reflective activity at niche scale in transition management for system-wide changes in universities for sustainable societies, this study aimed to evaluate student environmental literacy (EL) and assess the effects of sociodemographic variables on the level of EL among students at Shahid Beheshti University in Iran. A total of 1,068 students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Universities
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Elekaei, Atefeh; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Distance education is a development in teaching and learning. Learners work and learn on their own at a distance from teachers and instructors with a degree of independence. The most important problem confronted by EFL learners is that they do not have enough time to be present in classes and they want to be taught through distance language…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Haghighi, Hamzeh; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Vahdany, Fereidoon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
With the emergence of innovative mobile-based tools, new opportunities have been made to enhance the quality of language learning. Keeping this in mind, the current study aimed to investigate the impact of a flipped classroom on enhancing EFL learners' pragmatic competence. To this end, 60 EFL learners from two universities in Iran were assigned…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Salimi, Esmaeel Ali; Mirian, Elham Sadat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mix-method research attempts at extending our knowledge about the impact of L1 glossing (Persian) for abstract words on reading comprehension in English. It also examines learners' attitudes towards abstract glossed words while engaged in reading. Sixty students in Iranian language institutes were recruited to participate in the quantitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Mesgarshahr, Abulfazl; Alavi, Seyyed Mohammad – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study presents empirical evidence for the hypothesis that reading purpose may impact upon the cognitive processes that L2 readers use in comprehending a text. 25 advanced learners of English were put into two purpose groups--testing condition (TC) and learning condition (LC). The participants in the TC read two expository passages and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Second Language Learning
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Azimi, Esmaeil; Kuusisto, Elina; Tirri, Kirsi; Hatami, Javad – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The present study investigates the nature of Iranian student teachers' reflections and their professional development in the context of teacher education practicums. The participants were student teachers (N = 41) enrolled in teacher education colleges at Farhangian University in Tehran, Iran. A total of 620 reflective writing excerpts were coded…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Practicums
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