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Jalalian, Farzad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
The inability of English language learners to recall English concepts is a major challenge faced by teachers. This paper aims to determine the effectiveness of video educational games with a linguistic approach in English language education of the 2nd grade high school students. This is an applied and quasi-experimental study conducted in 2016.…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Sampling, Control Groups
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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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Ebrahimzadeh, Mohsen; Alavi, Sepideh – Teaching English with Technology, 2017
The study examined the effect of a commercial digital video game on high school students' language learning motivation. Participants were 241 male students randomly assigned to one of the following three treatments: Readers, who intensively read the game's story; Players, who played the digital video game; and Watchers, who watched two classmates…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
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Ariani, Mohsen Ghasemi; Mirdad, Fatemeh – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aims at exploring the influence of school design on student performance. The participants consisted of 150 students who studied at two Iranian public school and private school in Mashhad City. School Design and Planning Laboratory (SDPL) model of Georgia University (and Tanner (2009)) was used as an appraisal indicator of school…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Building Design, Educational Facilities, Statistical Analysis
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Sarouni, Ali Sedigh; Jenaabadi, Hossein; Pourghaz, Abdulwahab – International Education Studies, 2016
The present study aimed to examine the relationship of mental pressure with optimism and academic achievement motivation among second grade second period male high school students. This study followed a descriptive-correlational method. The sample included 200 second grade second period male high school students in Sooran. Data collection tools in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Males, Academic Achievement, Positive Attitudes
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Moghaddam, Nahid Nemati; Mahmoudi, Asgar – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study investigated the effects of three types of pre-reading activities (movie-watching, vocabulary presentation, and pre-reading summarization) on the reading comprehension of 76 elementary-level EFL Iranian learners. The participants were randomly assigned to one control and three experimental conditions and then a pretest was given to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension
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Mostafavi, Fatemeh; Vahdany, Fereidoon – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
The current study aimed at investigating the possible effects of explicit teaching of affective strategies on Iranian EFL learners' oral language proficiency and the extent of their anxiety in EFL classroom. First, PET test was administered to a total number of 120 female third grade high school EFL students. Then, 60 participants whose score fell…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tous, Maryam Danaye; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Haghighi, Sara – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of instruction through debate on male and female EFL learners' reading comprehension. Also, their perception of critical thinking (CT) instruction was investigated. A quantitative research method with experimental pre-and post-tests design was conducted to collect the data. Eighty-eight…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Debate
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Hemmatizad, Marzieh – English Language Teaching, 2015
The present study investigated de-motivation among Iranian secondary high school and university students with respect to gender, major, and level of education and explored students' experiences in overcoming de-motivation. Data were gathered from 485 participants who comprised 215 male and 270 female. A 35 Likert type item de-motivation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Deylamsalehi, Anahita; Barjasteh, Hamed; Vaseghi, Reza – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of employing Concept Mapping (hereafter CM) in vocabulary instruction on Iranian pre-university students. This study also seeks to find whether there is difference between male and female students' vocabulary learning when they are subjected to CM instruction. In so doing, an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Mapping, Vocabulary Development, High School Seniors
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Jalilehvand, Maryam; Samuel, Moses – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
Based on the schema theory, it has been found that the background knowledge of males and females differs. This difference in background knowledge can affect the students' reading comprehension. In Iran, although boys and girls study in different schools, they follow the same curricula and syllabuses in all the schools. The present article reports…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, Schemata (Cognition)
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Sharafi-Nejad, Maryam; Raftari, Shohreh; Bijami, Maryam; Khavari, Zahra; Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed; Eng, Lin Siew – English Language Teaching, 2014
In general, incidental vocabulary acquisition is represented as the "picking up" of new vocabularies when students are engaged in a variety of reading, listening, speaking, or writing activities. Research has shown when learners read extensively incidental vocabulary acquisition happens. Many EFL students cannot be involved in reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Jafary, Mohamad Reza; Nordin, Noreen; Mohajeri, Reza – English Language Teaching, 2012
This study investigated the effect of dynamic assessment on learners' syntactic knowledge. The main concern of this study was significant difference between dynamic and static assessment and the possible role of these two forms of assessment on the syntactic development of Iranian EFL college preparatory learners. To fulfill the purpose of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ghaznavi, Mohammad Reza; Keikha, Alemeh; Yaghoubi, Nour-Mohammad – International Education Studies, 2011
Information and communication technology has become an inseparable part of human life and caused doing things more through the consumption of less time and cost. The present research aims to study the effect of information and communication technology on the educational improvement of third grade high school students in Khash-Iran. The research…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Educational Improvement, High School Students