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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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Bakhoda, Iman; Shabani, Karim – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Following a suggestion by Poehner [2008. Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Approach to Understanding and Promoting Second Language Development. Berlin: Springer] about the possible merger between group dynamic assessment (GDA) rooted in Vygotskian sociocultural theory (SCT) and computer testing, this study has decided to test the feasibility of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Sociocultural Patterns
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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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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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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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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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Jalalian, Farzad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The inability of English language learners to recall English concepts is a major challenge faced by teachers. This paper aims to determine the effectiveness of video educational games with a linguistic approach in English language education of the 2nd grade high school students. This is an applied and quasi-experimental study conducted in 2016.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Sampling, Control Groups
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Rassaei, Ehsan – Language Teaching Research, 2018
The current study examined the effects of first language (L1) textual and audio glosses along with the moderating effect of learners' visual and auditory perceptual style on second language (L2) vocabulary learning. The participants were first divided into two groups of auditory and visual learners based on their scores obtained from a learning…
Descriptors: Native Language, Vocabulary Development, Audio Equipment, Auditory Perception
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Asakereh, Ahmad; Weisi, Hiwa – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
This case study reports on critical consciousness development of a female school graduate in a reading comprehension course. Critical pedagogy (CP) principles were adopted in the course during which the participant was encouraged to read a set of passages critically and write critical journals. In addition, after reading each passage, she…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory
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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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Navaie, Leila Ashegh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The present study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of the Reciprocal Teaching Procedure (RTP) on reading comprehension of intermediate Iranian EFL learners in Iran. Two intact groups were chosen non-randomly, one as the control group and the other as the experimental group. Then an IELTS reading test was administered to both groups as…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language)
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Farahani, Fahimeh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has potential to help language learners; however, it has received scant attention. The present study was an attempt to investigate the effect of NLP techniques on reading comprehension of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course. To achieve this goal, two…
Descriptors: Neurolinguistics, Reading Comprehension, English for Special Purposes, Experimental Groups
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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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Amirjalili, Forough; Jabbari, Ali Akbar – Cogent Education, 2018
Awareness in derivational morphology is the ability to manipulate derived words, recognize relationships between different morphological forms of a word, and produce new derivations of words. The current study attempted to investigate the impact of morphological instruction on awareness in relational, syntactic and distributional aspects of…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Karimi, Somayeh; Dastgoshadeh, Adel – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the effect of strategy-based instruction on undergraduate students' reading performance and reading autonomy in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) context. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) reading comprehension tests and learner autonomy questionnaire in EAP reading were utilized to collect data.…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Achievement
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