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Vizeshfar, Fatemeh; Momennasab, Marzieh; Yektatalab, Shahrzad; Iman, Mohamad Taghi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a health volunteers' complementary training programme on first aid. Design: Quasi-experimental study. Setting: A comprehensive health centre in the southwest of Iran. Method: The study was conducted in the second half of 2015 with all 25 health volunteers in the Qamar Bani Hashem…
Descriptors: First Aid, Volunteers, Training, Quasiexperimental Design
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Abadikhah, Shirin; Aliyan, Zahra; Talebi, Seyed Hassan – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate EFL university students' attitude towards self-regulated learning strategies in writing academic papers. A further aim of the study was to compare the attitudes of two groups of university students (third and fourth years) in the employment of self-regulated learning strategies to find out whether…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Haghani, Nader; Kiani, Samira – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The concept of text-oriented vocabulary exercises is based on Kühn's (2000) three-step model of vocabulary teaching--receptive, reflective and productive vocabulary exercises--which focuses on working with texts. Since the production is in principle more exhausting than the reception--as can be seen from the Levels of Processing Effect--one can…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Retention (Psychology), Hypothesis Testing
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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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Chehr Azad, Mohammad Hassan; Farrokhi, Farahman; Zohrabi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study was an attempt to investigate the effects of different corrective feedback (CF) conditions on Iranian EFL learners' spoken accuracy and fluency (AF) and the trade-off between them. Consequently, four pre-intermediate intact classes were randomly selected as the control, delayed explicit metalinguistic CF, extensive recast, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Accuracy, Error Correction, Hypothesis Testing
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Naderi, Naderi; Akrami, Azam – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The study aimed at investigating the effect of instruction through telegram groups on the learners' reading comprehension. Moreover, it investigated that whether there is any difference between two genders of the experimental groups in reading comprehension ability. For this purpose, 147 subjects were selected. To homogenize them, a standard…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Educational Technology
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Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein; Arabi, Mahdi; Samadi, Farideh – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between English Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' willingness and conformity with post-method pedagogy and their teaching effectiveness. The participants comprised 134 EFL teachers teaching and 487 EFL learners studying at different language institutes in several cities of Iran.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Tabatabaee-Yazdi, Mona; Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Ashraf, Hamid; Baghaei, Purya – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
An increased enthusiasm on teacher accountability, in recent times, has led policy makers and teachers to a significant care over evaluating teachers' success. To this aim, a 40-item Teacher Success questionnaire was developed and validated by the application of the Rasch model. The Rasch model is used to decide whether the scores of an instrument…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Questionnaires, Program Development, Program Validation
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Alavinia, Parviz; Shafaei, Ali; Salimi, Asghar – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current research study was conducted to examine the impacts of focused and unfocused audio-appended reading tasks on female EFL learners' acquisition of a rule-bound structure (passive voice) and a non-rule-bound structure (prepositions). The participants of this study involved ninety intermediate female English learners. They were assigned…
Descriptors: Females, Accuracy, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mohammadzadeh, Ahmad; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study attempted to investigate the effects of self-regulatory learning through computer-assisted intelligent tutoring system on the improvement of speaking ability. The participants of the study, who spoke Azeri Turkish as their mother tongue, were students of Applied Linguistics at BA level at Pars Abad's Azad University, Ardebil,…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Turkish, Native Language, Applied Linguistics
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Toraby, Ehsan; Modarresi, Ghasem – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Emotions that teachers experience are not only important for their performance and satisfaction in the classroom, but they also affect their interaction with students and students' achievement. The present study mainly aimed to examine the association between teachers' emotions and students' perspectives towards the their teachers' success in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Emotional Response, Teacher Influence
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Balyan, Melih; Vural, Faik – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Futsal, which can be defined as a new sports branch compared to football, has some shortcomings in comparison with football as well according to the studies carried out. Studies have rather focused on the movement characteristics of futsal players during the game and the physiological effects of games. On the other hand, there are only a limited…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Games, Statistical Analysis, Competition
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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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Soltanpour, Fatemeh; Valizadeh, Mohammadreza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
According to the literature, flipped teaching is a relatively new pedagogical approach in which the typical activities of classroom lectures followed by homework in common teaching practice are reversed in order, and most often integrated or supplemented with some types of instructional materials, such as instructional videos or PowerPoint files.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Saed, Amin; Mousaei, Fatemeh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Language proficiency tests have become common instruments to judge people based on their performance. Thus, the scores on language proficiency tests, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), play a crucial role in the test-takers' lives. Because of increasing demands on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Test Wiseness
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