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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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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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Abbassi, Adele; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study targeted to explore the effect of memory strategy on EFL learners' vocabulary retention with a consideration of learners' multiple intelligences. In this study, the memory strategy consisted of three parts of grouping, acronym and images. The participants of this study were 80 male and female EFL learners of intermediate level who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Haghani, Nader; Bahmannejad, Fereshteh – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The present study examines the influence of ambiguity tolerance on the performance of Iranian GFL-learners (Note 1) at level B1 in the processing of gap-filling-text tests. It is assumed that learners with more tolerance of ambiguity achieve better results in the reading comprehension or in the contextual guessing of the omitted words. 34 GFL…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Scores, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning
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Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Zare-Behtash, Esmail – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study tried to empirically examine the influence of enhancing Emotional Intelligence on writing skill. The method of doing the study was giving an "Interchange Placement Test" to the university students who majored in English (EFL learners) in Iran. After selecting intermediate level students for participating in the study,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Writing Skills
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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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Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Zare-Behtash, Esmail – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
English language is an important international language and a considerable part of time and expenses is devoted to learning it. Since many academicians and common people invest a lot of time on learning it, an increase in learning speed is certainly an urgent need. The current study tried to empirically examine the influence of an affective factor…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Barabadi, Elyas; Khajavy, Gholam Hassan; Kamrood, Ali Mehri – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study reports the results of a project aimed at assessing L2 listening comprehension by drawing on two approaches to dynamic assessment: interventionist and interactionist. The former approach was actualized by providing two graduated hints which were fixed and standardized for all test takers while the latter was actualized by asking…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interaction, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Rahdar, Aniseh; Pourghaz, Abdulwahab; Marziyeh, Afsaneh – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aimed to examine the impact of teaching philosophy for children in developing critical thinking and self-efficacy among students. The current study had a statistical population constituting of all female first-grade junior high school students in Khash in the academic year 2017-2018. Among these students, a corpus of 54 students (27…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Philosophy, Children, Critical Thinking
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Mellati, Morteza; Khademi, Marzieh – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Teacher-mediated classroom assessment might have significant impacts on learners' academic achievements and teachers' development. The current study investigated teachers' assessment literacy and its impact on their current assessment practices and learners' writing outcomes. The study sought to gain an understanding of the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Males, Second Language Instruction
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Kamali, Mojtaba; Abbasi, Mehdi; Sadighi, Firooz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study investigated the effect of dynamic Assessment (DA) on the acquisition of L2 grammar by EFL learners. The focus was on teaching Conditional Type II, or Unreal Conditional, which is a difficult structure for language learners to acquire. To this end, two intact classes of intermediate EFL learners, each consisting of 23 male students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hemmati, Fatemeh; Mortazavi, Mahboobeh – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the impact of different types of scaffolds on the writing regulatory skills of a cohort of Iranian learners of English (N = 120). The article reports a comparison of the pretest and posttest performance of learners in 4 experimental conditions--namely, the metacognitive scaffolds, conceptual scaffolds, procedural…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rassaei, Ehsan – Language Teaching Research, 2017
The current study investigated the effects of three forms of output activity on EFL learners' recognition and recall of second language (L2) vocabulary. To this end, three groups of learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) were instructed to employ the following three output activities after reading two narrative texts: (1) summarizing the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Multiple Choice Tests, Second Language Instruction
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Khoshsima, Hooshang; Hosseini, Monirosadat; Toroujeni, Seyyed Morteza Hashemi – English Language Teaching, 2017
Advent of technology has caused growing interest in using computers to convert conventional paper and pencil-based testing (Henceforth PPT) into Computer-based testing (Henceforth CBT) in the field of education during last decades. This constant promulgation of computers to reshape the conventional tests into computerized format permeated the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Correlation
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Oghyanous, Parastoo Alizadeh – English Language Teaching, 2017
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of brain-based teaching on the self-efficacy of young EFL learners. The initial participants of the study were 90 learners within the age range of 13-16 who were selected based on convenience sampling. Theses 90 young EFL learners were given a Flyers test the scores of which were used to choose 60…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Brain, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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