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Ariani, Mohsen Ghasemi; Ghafournia, Narjes – International Education Studies, 2016
The objective of this study is to explore the probable relationship between Iranian students' socioeconomic status, general language learning outcome, and their beliefs about language learning. To this end, 350 postgraduate students, doing English for specific courses at Islamic Azad University of Neyshabur participated in this study. They were…
Descriptors: Correlation, Socioeconomic Status, Language Tests, English (Second Language)
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Khodaparast, Fatemeh; Ghafournia, Narjes – English Language Teaching, 2015
The contribution of computer-assisted instructional programs to language learning process has been the focus of researchers for about two decades. However, the effect of synchronous and asynchronous computer-assisted approaches of language teaching on improving L2 vocabulary has been scarcely investigated. This study explored whether synchronous,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Mohammadpur, Bijan; Ghafournia, Narjes – English Language Teaching, 2015
The present study was an elaboration on the effect of foreign language anxiety on reading comprehension achievement of Iranian EFL learners. The participants comprised 100 BA students, doing General English Course in different academic fields at Islamic University of Neyshabur. The participants took a reading proficiency test of TOEFL and answered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Reading Attitudes, Reading Achievement
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Ariani, Mohsen Ghasemi; Ghafournia, Narjes – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study explored the probable interaction between Iranian language students' beliefs about language learning and their socio-economic status. To this end, 350 postgraduate students, doing English courses at Islamic Azad University of Neyshabur participated in this study. They were grouped in terms of their socio-economic status. They answered a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, English for Academic Purposes, Socioeconomic Status
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Ghafournia, Narjes – English Language Teaching, 2014
This study scrutinized the relationship between utilizing language-learning strategies and university levels in reading-comprehension process of language learners in Iran. The participants comprised 406 EAP students at three university levels. The findings reflected significant differences among the students in implementing learning strategies.…
Descriptors: Correlation, English for Academic Purposes, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Ghafournia, Narjes; Afghari, Akbar – International Education Studies, 2013
The study scrutinized the interaction between reading proficiency and strategic competence via reading comprehension test performance of Iranian EFL learners. The further concern was to scrutinize the extent to which strategic competence affected the participants' test performance. The participants were 506 postgraduate students who took a reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension
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Ghafournia, Narjes; Afghari, Akbar – English Language Teaching, 2013
The study scrutinized the probable interaction between using cognitive test-taking strategies, reading proficiency, and reading comprehension test performance of Iranian postgraduate students, who studied English as a foreign language. The study also probed the extent to which the participants' test performance was related to the use of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, English (Second Language)