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Saedpanah, Elahe; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – HOW, 2019
This study investigates the comparative effect of teaching collocations through practicing them in literary and non-literary contents. The participants were composed of 30 EFL students selected from a cohort of 52 intermediate students in an English language institute in Sanandaj City, Iran. They were selected based on their scores on the…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mottaghi, Nazanin Rezazadeh; Talkhabi, Mahmoud – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
This study compares the national curriculum of Iran and the UK to find out how the educational system in developing countries such as Iran can be improved. Because of implementing thinking skills and cognitive education, the educational system in the UK benefits from a high-quality standard. The science of mind, brain, education introduces some…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Thinking Skills
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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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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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Ramezanali, Nasrin; Faez, Farahnaz – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Drawing on Mayer's (2014) cognitive theory of multimedia learning, the purpose of this study was to examine which modes of gloss presentation (i.e., L2 definition, aural, and video animation) are effective for learners' vocabulary learning and delayed word recollection. One control group and three experimental groups were formed by 132…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Solimani, Elahe; Ameri-Golestan, Ahmad; Lotfi, Ahmadreza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study sought to probe the effect of two non-conventional instructions namely Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) vs. Unplugged Classroom Model (UCM) on Iranian EFL learners' oral proficiency. Therefore, 90 upper-intermediates were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and one control group (30 each). The FCM and UCM participants were…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Ebrahimi, Aniya – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article reports on a study which employed a flipped classroom strategy to increase the amount of peer dialogue among a group of Iranian EFL learners. The flipped strategy used in this study required the students to study some online materials provided for students via a social network called Telegram. Before attending the class, the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Haghani, Nader; Kiani, Samira – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The concept of text-oriented vocabulary exercises is based on Kühn's (2000) three-step model of vocabulary teaching--receptive, reflective and productive vocabulary exercises--which focuses on working with texts. Since the production is in principle more exhausting than the reception--as can be seen from the Levels of Processing Effect--one can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Retention (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing
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Alavinia, Parviz; Shafaei, Ali; Salimi, Asghar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current research study was conducted to examine the impacts of focused and unfocused audio-appended reading tasks on female EFL learners' acquisition of a rule-bound structure (passive voice) and a non-rule-bound structure (prepositions). The participants of this study involved ninety intermediate female English learners. They were assigned…
Descriptors: Females, Accuracy, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mohammadzadeh, Ahmad; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study attempted to investigate the effects of self-regulatory learning through computer-assisted intelligent tutoring system on the improvement of speaking ability. The participants of the study, who spoke Azeri Turkish as their mother tongue, were students of Applied Linguistics at BA level at Pars Abad's Azad University, Ardebil,…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Turkish, Native Language, Applied Linguistics
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Mousavi, Khorshid; Alavinia, Parviz; Gholami, Javad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study investigated the comparison between short and long-term effectiveness of input-providing and output-prompting negotiation strategies on mastering the target structures. To this end, the participants were divided into three groups, namely two experimental groups who had a special kind of treatment, and one control group without…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nazarloo, Fahimeh Ashja; Yaghoubi-Notash, Massoud – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
An advantage of the communication-based instruction in an EFL situation is prioritizing fluency and meaning negotiation though of course at the cost of accuracy. Researchers have, therefore, found feedback on the learners' erroneous utterances quite appealing so that form can be attended to against the wider backdrop of meaning-focused involvement…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grammar, Accuracy, English (Second Language)
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Rahimi Esfahani, Fariba; Hashemifardnia, Arash – SAGE Open, 2018
This study compared the effects of spacing and massed instructions on Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' reading comprehension. To fulfill this objective, 50 Iranian participants were selected among 80 students based on the results of Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The intermediate selected participants were then randomly…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bozorgian, Hossein; Alamdari, Ebrahim Fakhri – ReCALL, 2018
This study is an attempt to investigate the effect of metacognitive instruction through dialogic interaction in a joint activity on advanced Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' multimedia listening and their metacognitive awareness in listening comprehension. The data were collected through (N = 180) male and female Iranian…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Mohammadian, Amir; Saed, Amin; Shahi, Younes – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
With the development of educational technology, the concept of technology-enhanced multimedia instructions is using widely in the educational settings. Technology can be employed in teaching different skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing. Among these skills, reading comprehension is the skill in which EFL learners have some…
Descriptors: Video Technology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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