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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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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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Hosseini, Hossein; Chalak, Azizeh; Biria, Reza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The purpose of this study was twofold. First, it aimed to determine whether the application of backward design model has any significant effect on improving the writing ability of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Second, the study sought to evaluate the superiority of backward design to conventional forward models in the improvement of the…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Molavi, Ahmad; Biria, Reza; Chalak, Azizeh – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aimed at examining the possible effects of teacher motivational practices and student demotivation on the way Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners produce request and refusal speech acts. Subsequently, four instruments were selected and administered to the participants under scrutiny. They were: (a) a Quick Placement…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction