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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
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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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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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Hanjani, Alireza Memari – International Journal of English Studies, 2019
This classroom-based study examined the effect of collective peer scaffolding activity on self-revised as well as new narrative and descriptive paragraphs developed by 32 EFL university students in a paragraph writing course in Iran. Each genre was discussed and practiced every other week and was followed by a collective peer scaffolding session.…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Saadvandi, Mahsa; Abbasi, Enayat; Farhadian, Homayoun; Zarafshani, Kiumars; Biemans, Harm – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This quantitative study sought to investigate the perceptions of teachers and students regarding competency-based education (CBE) principles at the College of Agriculture at Razi University. Design: This research is a comparative analysis of two groups. The first group consists of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Rajabi, Fereshte – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Vocabulary constitutes an essential part of every language-learning endeavour and deserves scholarly attention. The objective of the present study was three-fold: 1) exploring Iranian English language learners' Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs), 2) examining language learners' perceptions of vocabulary learning, and 3) exploring Iranian…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Naderi, Naderi; Akrami, Azam – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The study aimed at investigating the effect of instruction through telegram groups on the learners' reading comprehension. Moreover, it investigated that whether there is any difference between two genders of the experimental groups in reading comprehension ability. For this purpose, 147 subjects were selected. To homogenize them, a standard…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Educational Technology
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Samaie, Mahmoud; Arianmanesh, Maha – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2018
Pragmatic competence is considered one of the principal elements of second/foreign language learners' communicative language ability. However, in comparison to other components of communicative language competence, learners' pragmatic competence is far less researched. Of many components of this ability, ample research studies have been centered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Ghavamnia, M.; Eslami-Rasekh, A.; Vahid Dastjerdi, H. – Language Learning Journal, 2018
This study investigates the relative effectiveness of four types of input-enhanced instruction on the development of Iranian EFL learners' production of pragmatically appropriate and grammatically accurate suggestions. Over a 16-week course, input delivered through video clips was enhanced differently in four intact classes: (1) metapragmatic…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests
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Filiz, Sevil; Benzet, Aycan – World Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching foreign languages via flipped classrooms, in which the typical elements of a course are reversed, has been a popular pedagogy recently as the modern digital technology is flourishing unprecedentedly. The aim of this study is to review a selected sample of 50 studies on flipped classroom instruction in foreign language education published…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Homework, Video Technology
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Mahdizadeh, Molood; Aminafshar, Naeemeh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Learning English is one of the most important activities around the world. Learning a language includes a number of skills and sub-skills. Reading is one of the skills of language learning, and it is the focus of the present study. Comprehension and speed are two main parts of the reading skill. The main aim of this study is to investigate the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Heidari, Jamshid; Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Soleimani, Hassan – JALT CALL Journal, 2018
The emergence of computer technology in English language teaching has paved the way for teachers' application of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (mall) and its advantages in teaching. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the face to face instruction with Telegram mobile instruction. Based on a toefl test, 60 English foreign language…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction