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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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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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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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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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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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Yousefi, Reihanne; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Tous, Maryam Danaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Developing research performance has become an important theme in Iranian higher educational institutions as other national and international academic institutions across the world. However, the research performance of Iranian Teaching English as a Foreign Language postgraduate candidates has been argued to be limited. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), Student Research, Second Language Learning
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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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Nasrollahi Shahri, Mohammad Naseh – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
Situated in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context, this study navigates the intersection of language learner identity and foreign language engagement. Specifically, drawing on the concept of voice (Canagarajah, 2013; Johnstone, 1996; Kramsch, 2003), Bakhtin's (1981) theory of language, and the notion of investment (Darvin & Norton,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Usage
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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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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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Mohamadi, Zohre; Rahimpour, Massoud – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Exploring opportunities by which learners can internalize new knowledge and consolidate existing knowledge has long been a point of interest in English as a foreign language research. This study investigated how meta-talk opportunities on discourse markers created by four task types including text reconstruction, dictogloss, translation and jigsaw…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Translation, Audio Equipment
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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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Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study investigated the effect of multimedia learning on textuality of Iranian EFL (English as Foreign Language) intermediate learners' writing performance in individual, collaborative and e-collaborative writing modalities from student and teacher perspectives. The results of Multivariate and repeated measure analysis of variance on 90…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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