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Azimi, Esmaeil; Kuusisto, Elina; Tirri, Kirsi; Hatami, Javad – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
The present study investigates the nature of Iranian student teachers' reflections and their professional development in the context of teacher education practicums. The participants were student teachers (N = 41) enrolled in teacher education colleges at Farhangian University in Tehran, Iran. A total of 620 reflective writing excerpts were coded…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Practicums
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Ramezanali, Nasrin; Faez, Farahnaz – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Drawing on Mayer's (2014) cognitive theory of multimedia learning, the purpose of this study was to examine which modes of gloss presentation (i.e., L2 definition, aural, and video animation) are effective for learners' vocabulary learning and delayed word recollection. One control group and three experimental groups were formed by 132…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Cray, David; McKay, Ruth; Mittelman, Robert – Intercultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to examine cultural effects on interactions within a Canadian MBA programme delivered in Iran. The analysis helps illuminate some of the important cultural differences between the countries and their importance for international education. The study also illustrates how single cause explanations often provide…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Cultural Differences
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Yousefi, Reihanne; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Tous, Maryam Danaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Developing research performance has become an important theme in Iranian higher educational institutions as other national and international academic institutions across the world. However, the research performance of Iranian Teaching English as a Foreign Language postgraduate candidates has been argued to be limited. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), Student Research, Second Language Learning
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Rafiee, Marzieh; Abbasian-Naghneh, Salman – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Since its introduction to the field of modern language instruction, willingness to communicate (WTC) attracted much attention from researchers and practitioners. Since then, a large and growing body of literature has investigated the factors influencing language learners' WTC. Among the factors identified, individual factors were found to have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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Solimani, Elahe; Ameri-Golestan, Ahmad; Lotfi, Ahmadreza – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study sought to probe the effect of two non-conventional instructions namely Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) vs. Unplugged Classroom Model (UCM) on Iranian EFL learners' oral proficiency. Therefore, 90 upper-intermediates were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and one control group (30 each). The FCM and UCM participants were…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Ebrahimi, Aniya – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article reports on a study which employed a flipped classroom strategy to increase the amount of peer dialogue among a group of Iranian EFL learners. The flipped strategy used in this study required the students to study some online materials provided for students via a social network called Telegram. Before attending the class, the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Emam, Abbas – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
During the Persian Gulf War of Iraq-Iran (1980-1988), thousands of Iranians were taken captive by Iraqi troops. These prisoners of war (POWs) had to find ways to enrich and fill their time in prison camps. Learning English was one such activity. This study was carried out to appraise the motivations of the Iranian POWs for learning English, and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Hanjani, Alireza Memari – International Journal of English Studies, 2019
This classroom-based study examined the effect of collective peer scaffolding activity on self-revised as well as new narrative and descriptive paragraphs developed by 32 EFL university students in a paragraph writing course in Iran. Each genre was discussed and practiced every other week and was followed by a collective peer scaffolding session.…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Saadvandi, Mahsa; Abbasi, Enayat; Farhadian, Homayoun; Zarafshani, Kiumars; Biemans, Harm – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This quantitative study sought to investigate the perceptions of teachers and students regarding competency-based education (CBE) principles at the College of Agriculture at Razi University. Design: This research is a comparative analysis of two groups. The first group consists of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Fazlali, Behnaz; Shahini, Amin – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study is conducted to examine the effect of input enhancement as an implicit and consciousness-raising as an explicit method of instruction on improving grammatical and lexical collocation knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To reach this aim, a sample of sixty participants at pre-intermediate level of English proficiency in Gorgan, Golestan,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Faramarzi, Sajad; Tabrizi, Hossein Heidari; Chalak, Azizeh – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The Vodcasting technology has thrived as an auxiliary tool to support learners with supplementary materials. The current study aimed at exploring the use of vodcasting technology and the learners' perceptions and attitudes towards practicing L2 vodcasting tasks. For this reason, a sample of 120 Iranian EFL learners were selected and they received…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Dara Tafazoli, M.; Parra, Elena Gómez; Abril, Cristina A. Huertas – Teaching English with Technology, 2019
The purpose of the present cross-cultural study was to explore the relationships of second and foreign language teachers' and students' attitudes towards Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in terms of their gender, age group, and educational level in two countries, Spain and Iran. The study was based on a sample of 318 language teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Khezrlou, Sima – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The ways that Iranian universities prepare their students for their future academic and professional lives are changing. Many universities have launched innovative practice in the use of technology in teaching and learning, aiming to present student learners with an engaging experience. The adoption of an innovation necessitates considering the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Pouresmaeil, Amin; Gholami, Javad – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This study investigated incidental focus-on-form in a free discussion English as a foreign language (EFL) class with no pre-selected syllabus. Fifteen hours of classroom interactions in an upper-intermediate class with 15 homogeneous adult learners were audio-recorded and analysed. The participants also completed separate uptake sheets for each…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Phonology, Second Language Learning
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