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Ebadi, Saman; Asakereh, Ahmad – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study investigated the possible contribution of Voice Thread (VT) website to the Iranian EFL learners' speaking accuracy in terms of using correct form of hypothetical conditional sentences. Moreover, the language learners' perception of the website was also explored. To this end, 18 English literature freshmen from a state university…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Halvaei, Mohammadreza Yousefi; Ansarin, Ali Akbar – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The present study investigated the differences in attitudes and motivation between more effective and less effective learners studying at the first year of graduate university program. Based on this aim, first, the researcher developed the three-part 35-item attitude-motivation questionnaire of the present study based on the AMTB developed by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Descriptions
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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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Najafi, Maryam; Talebinezhad, Mohammad Reza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Teaching technical vocabulary in ESP context is a vital part of English language teaching at a university level. EFL teachers almost use traditional techniques for teaching new medical vocabulary. This study aimed at examining the impact of teaching medical vocabulary through collocations on vocabulary learning of medical students. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Riasati, Mohammad Javad; Rahimi, Forough – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study is an attempt to investigate Iranian EFL learners' willingness to speak English in language classrooms, and the situational and individual factors that influence their willingness to speak. The study adopts a primarily quantitative approach, followed by qualitative data aimed at expanding and elaborating on the quantitative data.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Shyness, English (Second Language)
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Alizadeh, Iman – Cogent Education, 2018
This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of an English Language Teaching (ELT) program at a language institute in Iran from learners' perspective. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The analysis of the quantitative data showed that the learners found the reading, writing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Rahimi, Masoud; Yousoffi, Nouroddin; Moradkhani, Shahab – Cogent Education, 2018
As part of a large-scale project, the present study explores research conception, research engagement (both reading and doing research), the impact of research on professional development, the setbacks for research engagement, and the suggestions for improving the dominant research practice in English language teaching (ELT) higher education. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Kafipour, Reza; Mahmoudi, Elaheh; Khojasteh, Laleh – Cogent Education, 2018
As task-based language teaching focuses on real word tasks and the learners need to complete these tasks in the process of learning a foreign or second language, it helps target language fluency and student confidence. That is why second and foreign language teachers and researchers have shown interest in TBLT. This study attempts to investigate…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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Ahrari, Ramin; Jamali, Ramineh – Cogent Education, 2018
The present study aimed at investigating the effect of using collaborative translation tasks (CTTs) for teaching figurative language. The study also sought to explore the perceptions of the learners toward the efficacy of CTTs for learning figurative language through conducting interviews. The participants of the study included 60 English as a…
Descriptors: Translation, Cooperative Learning, Figurative Language, English (Second Language)
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Kavani, Rezvan; Amjadiparvar, Alireza – Cogent Education, 2018
The current study set out to investigate the effect of strategy-based instruction (SBI) on motivation, self-regulated learning, and reading comprehension ability of Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners. To fulfil the purposes of this study, 55 intermediate EFL learners were selected and randomly assigned to two groups including a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Namaziandost, Ehsan; Sabzevari, Amir; Hashemifardnia, Arash – Cogent Education, 2018
This study examined the impact of using cultural materials on listening comprehension among male and female Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 96 upper-intermediate male (n = 48) and female (n = 48) EFL learners out of 130, were chosen through administering an Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The participants of each gender were randomly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Listening Comprehension
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Naderifar, Aliasghar – Cogent Education, 2018
The important role of vocabulary has long been established in second language acquisition, and many theories have been proposed for vocabulary teaching and learning. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of concept mapping and notebook keeping on self-regulation in vocabulary learning. To this aim, 90 female language learners in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Badrkoohi, Azam – Cogent Education, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between intercultural communicative competence and demotivation to learn a second language. The participants of the study included 60 Iranian EFL learners at the intermediate level of language proficiency. Data were collected through administering the intercultural communicative…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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