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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mohammadi, Jahangir; Barati, Hossein; Youhanaee, Manijeh – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study aims at investigating the influence of using flipped classroom model on Iranian EFL eleven graders' English achievements and their willingness to communicate. A pre-experimental design was used in this study. The participants were students in four classes of two high schools in Sanadaj, Iran. Two classes functioned as experimental and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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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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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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Nejati, Ebrahim; Jahangiri, Amir; Salehi, Mohammad Reza – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study examines the effect of computer-assisted language learning on the vocabulary learning of Iranian EFL learners, in which 40 pre-intermediate and intermediate students enrolled at Iran Language Institute, Urmia, Iran were selected as participants. The participants were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and two control ones. The…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Experimental Groups
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Giveh, Fatemeh – English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study tried to investigate one of the options for improving self-directed learning in Iranian EFL learners, i.e., contemplative L2 instruction with a flavor of transformative instruction. Accordingly, it adopted a quasi-experimental design to investigate the influential effects that contemplative teaching would exert on Iranian EFL…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Independent Study, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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