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Alibak, Morteza; Talebi, Hooshang; Neshat-Doost, Hamid-Taher – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Test anxiety is a serious problem for many college students. This study examines the development and validation of the Online Test Anxiety Inventory (OTAI) to evaluate test anxiety among online students. In this study, the OTAI is developed and administered to a sample of 157 postgraduate online students: 77 males and 80 females, aged 22 to 51…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Likert Scales, Test Anxiety, College Students
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – Reading Psychology, 2017
With the advent of learner-centered approaches to language learning and life skills education paradigm in psychology, language classrooms are conceived a fitting educational setting for life skills intervention. This study investigated reading strategies awareness, as a legacy of humanistic psychology and learner-centered movement, of language…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Reading Tests
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Dastjerdi, Negin Barat – International Education Studies, 2016
The incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) into education systems is an active program and movement in education that illustrates modern education and enables an all-encompassing presence in the third millennium; however, prior to applying ICT, the factors affecting the adoption and use of these technologies should be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Questionnaires, Information Technology
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Asoodar, Maryam; Atai, Mahmood Reza; Vaezi, Shahin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This article reports a mixed-method research probing the effect of utilizing a blog-buddy system on English for academic purposes learners' writing performance. Sixty Iranian undergraduate engineering students at Iran University of Science and Technology Virtual Campus participated in this study. Our analysis of the students' writings indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Web Sites
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Asakereh, Ahmad; Dehghannezhad, Maliheh – Issues in Educational Research, 2015
This study investigated the relationship between student satisfaction with speaking classes, speaking skills self-efficacy beliefs, and speaking skills achievement. To this end, one hundred Iranian EFL undergraduate students filled out two questionnaires; a research-made and pilot-tested questionnaire for student satisfaction with speaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Satisfaction, English (Second Language)
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Olanezhad, Mahdie – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study is designed to examine writing anxiety in three groups of EFL students who use English writing in their academic programs. The main purpose of this study is to determine the level and sources of anxiety that students experience while writing in English as a foreign language. To this end, 150 university students from Iranian EFL students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language)
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Fazel, Ismaeil – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
As a result of increasing focus on learner independence, peer assessment has received considerable attention in the past decade. Nevertheless, this idea is still new to most English teachers and students in the EFL setting of Iran, where traditional assessment still dominates. The investigation reported here focuses on students' views of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Peer Evaluation, Public Speaking
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Shahrokni, Seyed Abdollah; Sadeqjoola, Leila – Teaching English with Technology, 2015
Following social-constructivist approaches in education, there has been a growing interest in employing Web 2.0 technologies in language classes. While the effectiveness of these digital teaching crafts has been corroborated in many studies (see Crook et al., 2008, for a survey), there is always doubt if they have reached a normalized state in L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Griffiths, Carol; Cansiz, Gökhan – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The language learning strategy question has been debated on a number of levels, including definition, the strategy/success relationship and strategy coordination. In addition, awareness has been steadily growing of the importance of taking an holistic view of the strategy phenomenon and examining strategies not just in isolation but as part of an…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Holistic Approach, English (Second Language), Literature Reviews
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Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Mavaddat, Rahele – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
One problem which can be observed in the field of EFL/ESL learning is that a number of English major BA and MA students are not highly committed to their major and decide not to continue their graduate studies. Sometimes even graduate students from English majors prefer to extend their education or work in an unrelated field. This might be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Structural Equation Models, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Zare-ee, Abbas; Shirvanizadeh, Maryam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
The study of factors influencing undergraduate learners' participation and/or reticence in second/foreign language classrooms, a relatively recent line of research, can contribute to the betterment of language teaching and learning practices. In this work, we attempt to investigate the causes of a population of undergraduate English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, English (Second Language)
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Dashtestani, Reza – JALT CALL Journal, 2013
The implementation of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has provided tremendous opportunities for language teachers to promote their computer literacy and adopt a learner-centered approach to teaching. Accordingly, with the rising advent of language learning technologies, language teachers would occupy a fundamental role in preparing and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Ebrahimi, Nabi A.; Eskandari, Zahra; Rahimi, Ali – Teaching English with Technology, 2013
This study aims to explore the effects of implementing a CALL framework on the students' perceptions of their communication classroom environments. The What Is Happening In This Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was distributed twice among 34 (F=14 and M=20) Iranian EFL students, the first time after a ten-session-long regular no-tech communication…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
Mahdavi Zafarghandi, Amir; Jodai, Hojat – Online Submission, 2012
This study intends to represent attitudes toward English and English learning at an Iranian military university. Iranian military staff is required to study English in a social environment where there is little immediate need or opportunity to use the language for real communicative purposes.The subjects included 34 Iranian military personnel who…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Military Personnel, Questionnaires, Social Environment
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Marzban, Amin; Barati, Hossein; Moinzadeh, Ahmad – English Language Teaching, 2012
The present study aimed to explore how tolerant of ambiguity Iranian EFL learners at university level are and if gender plays a role in this regard. To this end, upon filling in the revised SLTAS scale of ambiguity tolerance 194 male and female Iranian teacher trainees were assigned to three ambiguity tolerance groups; namely, high, moderate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Ambiguity (Semantics), Course Descriptions
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