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Mahdavi, Neda; Miri, Mowla – International Journal of Listening, 2019
This study examined the effect of metacognitive process-based and product-based instruction on enhancing listening comprehension and metacognitive awareness. Two classes of high-beginner English as a foreign language learners were randomly assigned to two groups: product-based (n = 30) process-based (n = 30). Both before and after eight…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Listening Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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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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Bakhoda, Iman; Shabani, Karim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Following a suggestion by Poehner [2008. Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Approach to Understanding and Promoting Second Language Development. Berlin: Springer] about the possible merger between group dynamic assessment (GDA) rooted in Vygotskian sociocultural theory (SCT) and computer testing, this study has decided to test the feasibility of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Sociocultural Patterns
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Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Haghighatpasand, Mohsen – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although adventure video games have been identified as effective tools for education, few studies have examined the usefulness of such games for language learning. The present classroom-based investigation, therefore, examined the possibility of exploiting commercial adventure video games for improving vocabulary recall of second language learners…
Descriptors: Video Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Shabani, Karim; Hosseinzadeh, Somayeh – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Although researchers in the area of second language acquisition agree on the effectiveness of form-focused instruction, there is little consensus on the appropriate time to direct learners' attention to linguistic items, that is, whether before or after the error occurrence [Nassaji, H. 2010, "The Occurrence and Effectiveness of Spontaneous…
Descriptors: Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bahrami, Zahra Nikkhah; Izadpanah, Siros; Bijani, Houman – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Vocabulary as an undeniable part of language learning is a main component in communication which requires to be taught in innovative ways. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of musical mnemonic on vocabulary recalling, and long-term retention of words by young learners. The design of study was experimental. Sixty teenagers from…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Mnemonics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Faramarzi, Sajad; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Video podcasting technology or vodcasting is a burgeoning technological advancement which can make computer assisted language learning more convenient. Video technology is extensively used in traditional L2 classrooms. Yet, video podcasting together with the application of meaningful, logical, reasonable, and challenging tasks is rarely used in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Gilakjani, Abbas Pourhosein; Sheikhy, Reihaneh; Montashery, Iraj; Alizadeh, Mitra – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This mixed study investigates the attitudes teachers in English institutes have about computer pronunciation software in teaching English pronunciation. Pronunciation Power 2 was used for this purpose. First, a survey was used as the quantitative method. 55 teachers from 5 English institutes took part in this research and these institutes were…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Saberi, Leila; Sahragard, Rahman – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The issues and the underlying motives behind second/foreign language teachers' professional development have been increasingly investigated by the experts and practitioners in the field due to its vital role in determining teachers' success. In line with such concerns, the current study was conducted to explore the underlying factors constituting…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yavari, Fereshteh; Shafiee, Sajad – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study attempted to explore the effects of employing shadowing and tracking on Iranian EFL learners' speaking fluency. From among 112 intermediate Iranian EFL learners at Jahad Danesheshgahi Language Institute in Isfahan, Iran, 60 were selected in the wake of administering the Preliminary English Test and divided into four groups:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Karimi, Fatemeh; Chalak, Azizeh; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study examined the effects of two types of pre-listening activities: bottom-up and top-down on Iranian elementary EFL learners' listening comprehension performance. By TOFEL (PBT) test, 90 learners were selected as elementary ones for this study. They were randomly assigned to two experimental and one control groups each consisting of 30…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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Pazhoman, Hamzeh; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study examined the relationship between English teachers' reflective practices and their self-regulation. It also explored the relationships between self-regulation and teachers' teaching experiences. To achieve the goal of the study, 103 English teachers from different senior and junior high schools were selected through convenience sampling…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Metacognition
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Fathi, Jalil; Hamidizadeh, Razieh – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The current study details the development and validation of a measuring instrument for the teachers' willingness to implement postmethod pedagogy principles in the Iranian context. Three postmethod components were identified after (1) undertaking a comprehensive review of the literature on the postmethod pedagogy and second language (L2) teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Autonomy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Kianfar, Roya – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Decades of theorisation and research on the teaching and learning of second-language writing have hardly created coherent theoretically profound and practically relevant understandings of writing instruction. This article discusses the possibilities and insights created by bringing personal meaningfulness into the realm of writing pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gilakjani, Abbas Pourhosein; Rahimy, Ramin – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined the factors that influenced Iranian teachers' use of computer-assisted pronunciation teaching (CAPT) in teaching English pronunciation. Iranian teachers have serious problems in teaching pronunciation such as lack of enough time, knowledge, experience, training, and suitable pronunciation materials. In this study, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation Instruction, Foreign Countries
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