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Ebadi, Saman; Pourahmadi, Fereshteh – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
This study is intended to explore challenges in writing master theses from postgraduate English as Foreign Language (EFL) students' and supervisors' perspectives. To do so, 40 EFL postgraduate students and 10 supervisors were selected nonrandomly based on availability sampling from five major Iranian universities. Qualitative data were gathered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Drawing on Vygotskian sociocultural theory of mind and social constructivism, and adopting a sequential exploratory mixed-methods approach, this study explored the impact of online dynamic assessment (DA) on EFL learners' academic writing skills through one-on-one individual and online synchronous DA sessions over Google Docs. It also investigated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns
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Ebadi, Saman; Ghuchi, Khadijeh Davood – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2018
This study investigates the effects of blended learning strategy in enhancing vocabulary on Iranian students through asynchronous using of Memrise Application outside the scheduled class time. To this end, 40 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners were randomly divided into two groups. The control group learned vocabulary items through the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ebadi, Saman; Bashiri, Saba – Teaching English with Technology, 2018
This study investigated EFL learners' perspectives about their vocabulary learning experiences via a smartphone application. An online demographic questionnaire was used for recruiting 50 EFL learners from a language teaching channel in Telegram messenger required to use a smartphone application called Vocabulary Flashcards 2016 for a month. After…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
The present study explored the impact of WebQuest-based classroom on EFL learners' critical thinking and academic writing skills by collecting and analysing the data through a sequential explanatory mixed-methods approach. Two intact classes, each with ten EFL learners, attending an IELTS course at a language institute in Sanandaj, Iran, took part…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ebadi, Saman; Asakereh, Ahmad – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2018
The present study investigated the possible contribution of Voice Thread (VT) website to the Iranian EFL learners' speaking accuracy in terms of using correct form of hypothetical conditional sentences. Moreover, the language learners' perception of the website was also explored. To this end, 18 English literature freshmen from a state university…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Ebadi, Saman; Zamani, Gerannaz – Cogent Education, 2018
A rising number of university faculty and students in Iran are falling prey to predatory publishers, that is, publishing academic low-quality and unethical research papers. There are increasing demands on researchers and students from both local and national authorities to publish widely. Because of the increasing pressure put on students and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, English for Academic Purposes, Writing for Publication, Research Reports
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Ebadi, Saman; Asakereh, Ahmad – Cogent Education, 2017
Dynamic assessment (DA), having its theoretical base in Vygotskyan Sociocultural theory of mind, is a newly developed classroom assessment through which learners are helped to perform beyond their current ability. Drawing upon the theoretical aspect of DA, the present study explored the impact of DA on the development of speaking skills. To this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns