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Fazilatfar, Ali M.; Elhambakhsh, S. E.; Allami, Hamid – SAGE Open, 2018
Plagiarism in ESL and EFL learning contexts has become a topic engaging many researchers in a hot debate in recent years. Comparisons of student-generated texts with their source texts have shown that students rely amply on source texts in their writings, using copying as a major strategy. The students themselves relate these problems to their…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Plagiarism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rashidi, Nasser; Bahadori Nejad, Zahra – SAGE Open, 2018
The present study was undertaken to explore the practicality and the effect of dynamic assessment on L2 writing ability of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, 17 EFL learners divided into two groups, participated in this article. Then, dynamic assessment procedure was done in three steps, topic-choice,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Motamed, Bahareh; Tucker, Richard – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
This paper sets out to consider the relationship between design education, architects' colour knowledge, colour orientations and colour use in design practice. Specifically, a survey of 274 architects, architectural academics and postgraduates in Australia and Iran addressed the questions--is design education informing colour knowledge, and does…
Descriptors: Color, Design, Correlation, Architecture
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Ebadi, Saman; Weisi, Hiwa; Monkaresi, Hamed; Bahramlou, Khosro – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Lexical inferencing has not led to substantial vocabulary gains. In previous studies, the learners were not obliged by design to notice the unfamiliar words and static approaches to assessment were adopted. In this quasi-experimental study, we adopted dynamic assessment (DA) approach and took measures to ensure noticing of the new words. Through…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Negari, Giti Mousapour; Azizi, Aliye; Arani, Davood Khedmatkar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study attempted to investigate the effects of audio input enhancement on EFL learners' retention of intensifiers. To this end, two research questions were formulated. In order to address these research questions, this study attempted to reject two null hypotheses. Pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design was employed to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design
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Molavi, Ahmad; Biria, Reza; Chalak, Azizeh – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aimed at examining the possible effects of teacher motivational practices and student demotivation on the way Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners produce request and refusal speech acts. Subsequently, four instruments were selected and administered to the participants under scrutiny. They were: (a) a Quick Placement…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Enayati, Bayez – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The present study aimed at investigating the effects of learning lexical chunks on the speaking fluency of EFL Iranian learners (between the ages of 13 and 17) and at the same time taking into consideration the examining participants' use of lexical chunks and their knowledge of them. To this end, after administrating the Quick Placement Test…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kheirzadeh, Shiela; Sistani, Nafiseh – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
High quality teaching, student learning, and students achievement is dependent on the skills teachers use and the existence of professional expertise such as teachers reflectivity. The purpose of this study was to see whether there was any relationship between Iranian EFL teachers reflectivity and their students' language achievement and whether…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Academic Achievement, Check Lists, Observation
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Khany, Reza; Amiri, Majid – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
Theoretical developments in second or foreign language motivation research have led to a better understanding of the convoluted nature of motivation in the process of language acquisition. Among these theories, action control theory has recently shown a good deal of explanatory power in second language learning contexts and in the presence of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, High School Students, Learning Motivation, Questionnaires
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Khajavy, Gholam Hassan; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Fatemi, Azar Hosseini; Frenzel, Anne C. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Drawing upon appraisal-theoretical framework (Frenzel, 2014), this study aimed at examining the antecedents of pleasant and unpleasant emotions experienced by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in Iran. Results of semi-structured interviews with eleven EFL teachers teaching in private language institutes showed that positive interaction…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Emotional Response
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Koohestani, Hamid Reza; Arabshahi, Seyed Kamran Soltani; Ahmadi, Fazlollah – Qualitative Research in Education, 2018
A qualitative study was conducted to explore the perception of healthcare professional students about mobile learning acceptance. Method: The study was performed using a conventional content analysis method. The subjects were the students of medical sciences in Iran University of Medical Science. Sampling was based on a purposeful sampling method.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Behavior Patterns, Qualitative Research
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Ebadi, Saman; Ghuchi, Khadijeh Davood – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2018
This study investigates the effects of blended learning strategy in enhancing vocabulary on Iranian students through asynchronous using of Memrise Application outside the scheduled class time. To this end, 40 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners were randomly divided into two groups. The control group learned vocabulary items through the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Soltanpour, Fatemeh; Valizadeh, Mohammadreza; Ghafarianzirak, Fatemeh – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2018
This two-week quantitative experimental study aimed at making a comparison among the effects of individual and collaborative pre-task planning, both with and without receiving teacher feedback on structural organization and clarity of argumentative essays. The participants were 120 Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners, assigned…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sepehrinia, Sajjad; Mehdizadeh, Mostafa – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Studies on oral corrective feedback have been mainly directed towards cognitive factors. Practical aspects of error correction have been ignored to a large extent. The present study attempted to fill this gap by investigating teachers' practice and beliefs about oral error correction and the priorities they set for themselves and comparing the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Error Correction, Teacher Education, Feedback (Response)
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