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Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Online Submission, 2018
This study attempted at classifying common errors found in the written performance of lower- and upper-intermediate Iranian EFL learners. It engaged a rich corpus of EFL writing samples collected over a course of 20 years (between 1992 and 2011) from lower- and upper-intermediate EFL learners studying at various Iranian universities to provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
Rillo, Richard M.; Alieto, Ericson O. – Online Submission, 2018
This study investigated and analyzed the prevalence and presence of indirectness markers in Korean and Persian English Essays. The researchers analyzed the prevalence of the indirectness markers as a set of politeness strategies employed by the Korean and Persian university bound students in their English compositions. Furthermore, the researchers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Essays
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Bayat, Abbas; Jamshidipour, Ahmadreza; Hashemi, Masoud – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated the continuous influence of applying formative assessment on EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' anxiety and listening efficacy. The participants, divided into an experimental and a control group, were 60 Iranian EFL learners in an English-language institute. This study thus highlights the pedagogical implications…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, College Students, Anxiety, Experimental Groups
Salmani Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali – Online Submission, 2016
Based on their scores on a proficiency test, the 894 participants in this study were grouped into three experimental groups (EG) and three control groups (CG). They attempted an argumentative writing task and the Cornell Critical Thinking Test, Form Z (CCTT-Form Z) as the pre-test. While CG participants received no treatment or placebo, EG…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Critical Thinking, Persuasive Discourse
Jabari, Kamran; Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid – Online Submission, 2015
Present study examined the relationship between stress among academic staff and students' satisfaction of their performances in Payame Noor University (PNU) of Miandoab City, Iran in 2014. The methodology of the research is descriptive and correlation that descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Statistical Society…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Stress Variables, College Students
Salamzadeh, Aidin; Azimi, Mohammad Ali; Kirby, David A – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this research is to investigate awareness, intentions/support, and the contextual elements among higher education students in the University of Tehran (UT) in order to find the gap(s) in social entrepreneurship education in Iran. The authors used Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour as the theoretical framework. The research…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
Jodai, Hojat; Mahda Vi Zafarghandi, Amir; Danaye Tous, Maryam – Online Submission, 2013
This study investigated the effect of motivational factors on English achievement in an intensive English course. The participants consisted of 164 Iranian male military staff, aged from 20 to 30. The participants filled a translated and adapted version of the mini-Attitude Motivation Test Battery (a=0.70). Factor analysis of the questionnaire…
Descriptors: Motivation, Anxiety, Military Schools, Military Personnel
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2012
The present study aims to find out the role of personality traits in the prediction choice and use of the Compensatory English Language Learning Strategies (CELLSs) for learners of English as a foreign language. Four instruments were used, which were Adapted Inventory for Compensatory English Language Learning Strategies based on Compensation…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Learning Strategies, Personality, Foreign Countries
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2012
The present study aims to find out the influence of personality traits on the choice and use of Memory English Language Learning Strategies (MELLSs) for learners of English as a foreign language, and the role of personality traits in the prediction of use of such Strategies. Four instruments were used, which were Adapted Inventory for Memory…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Learning Strategies, Personality, Memory
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2012
The current study aims to explore the overall relationships between use of English language learning strategies and personality traits of the female university level learners of English language as a university major. Four instruments were used, which were Adapted Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) of Rebecca L. Oxfords, A Background…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Learning Strategies, Personality, Foreign Countries
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2012
The present study aims to find out the role of personality traits in the prediction use of the Social English Language Learning Strategies (SELLSs) for learners of English as a foreign language. Four instruments were used, which were Adapted Inventory for Social English Language Learning Strategies based on Social category of Strategy Inventory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Personality Traits, Learning Strategies
Mehdinezhad, Vali – Online Submission, 2012
This study, examining university teaching, is aimed to understand more about university faculty members' sense of teaching efficacy criteria, with the hope to provide insights for future strategies in faculty development training program universities and colleges. In this study, a descriptive and correlational survey is used. The population of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills, Faculty Development
Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi; Biria, Reza – Online Submission, 2012
Research has shown that the effect of marginal glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary retention is a controversial issue. The purpose of this study was to investigate this issue among Iranian university EFL students. Three types of glosses were applied in this study: single gloss in participants' first language (SL1G), single gloss in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Reading Tests
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2012
This study aims to rank types of English language learning strategies that are used by Iranian female university level learners of English language as a university major. The results show that except for the Metacognitive Strategies category, the mean score for each of the five categories fell in the range of medium strategy use.
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Metacognition, English (Second Language), Majors (Students)
Fazeli, Seyed Hossein – Online Submission, 2012
The present study aims to find out the relationship between use of the Metacognitive English Language Learning Strategies (MELLSs) for learners of English as a foreign language based on personality traits, and the role of personality traits in the prediction of use of such Strategies. Four instruments were used, which were Adapted Inventory for…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Personality Traits, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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