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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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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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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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Dehnad, Vida – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2019
In order for English majors in Iran to be sustainable for the future world of emerging dynamic changes, moving towards the paradigm of complexity (CP) seems to be a promising option for academic settings. However, any renewal should be carefully studied before it is ready to be implemented. The present analytical paper, therefore, elaborates on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Majors (Students), Creativity, Sustainability
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The present study was an effort to investigate the effects of flipped learning on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' L2 speaking, L2 listening, and out-of-class participation and engagement with course materials and activities. To this end, 67 freshmen English students from two universities in Iran were assigned into one of the three…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Homework, Video Technology
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Ghasemi, Behnam; Vaez-Dalili, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study scrutinized the development of Iranian intermediate EFL learners' reading comprehension through the employment of three methods of morphological awareness (i.e. Textual Enhancement (TE), Metalinguistic Explanation (ME) and Morpheme Recognition Task (MRT). To do so, 90 intermediate EFL learners were divided into three groups, each group…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Metalinguistics, Language Tests, Morphemes
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Fathi, Jalil; Hamidizadeh, Razieh – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
As an attempt to shed more light on the effectiveness of strategy instruction in second language (L2) learning, the present study was set to investigate the contribution of listening strategy instruction to improve listening comprehension of English as foreign language (EFL) learners in Iranian context. In so doing, a number of 52 English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies
Nguyen, Hanh thi, Ed.; Malabarba, Taiane, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This edited volume brings together 10 cutting-edge empirical studies on the realities of English language learning, teaching and testing in a wide range of global contexts where English is an additional language. It covers three themes: learners' development of interactional competence, the organization of teaching and testing practices, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence
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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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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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Farsani, Mohammad Amini; Babaii, Esmat – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This nationwide study examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) faculty members' engagement in and with research in a major site of EFL context by surveying a representative sample of 140 faculty members. Further, the correlation between the respondents' levels of engagement in and with research and their demographic features concerning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Farahanynia, Mahsa – Educational Assessment, 2019
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of two major approaches of Dynamic Assessment, namely, interventionist and interactionist approaches, on learners' oral narrative performance and anxiety. To this end, 34 Iranian EFL learners were assigned to an Interactionist Group (InA.G) and Interventionist Group (InV.G). Initially, both groups…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ghorbanchian, Elahe; Youhanaee, Manijeh; Amirian, Zahra – English Language Teaching, 2019
Cognitive complexity is traditionally used for describing human cognition along a simplicity-complexity axis in tests like TOFEL IBT and GRE where text creation and rhetorical organization are quintessentially important. Accordingly, this study sought to investigate the impact of mentor text modelling on cognitive complexity of academic writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Cray, David; McKay, Ruth; Mittelman, Robert – Intercultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to examine cultural effects on interactions within a Canadian MBA programme delivered in Iran. The analysis helps illuminate some of the important cultural differences between the countries and their importance for international education. The study also illustrates how single cause explanations often provide…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Cultural Differences
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