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Pourshahian, Bahar – Online Submission, 2019
Politeness is a phenomenon which is common to all cultures. Each culture has a different perception of what is polite and each language has various devices for expressing politeness. Besides, gender can be considered as an important variable in language use and research suggest that men and women use language differently. Speech acts is not an…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Gender Differences, English (Second Language)
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Moqadam-Tabrizi, Mehdi – Online Submission, 2018
Technological developments have attracted the attention of educational stakeholders around the globe and tempted them to incorporate these developments into their decisions in training students. Rural areas, on the other hand, have suffered from deprivation and unavailability of educationally relevant instruments and gadgets in education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Yegani, Hossein; Jodaei, Hojjat – Online Submission, 2017
The current study was conducted to investigate the effect of task-based and topic-based speaking activities on improving the speaking ability among Iranian EFL learners. The study used quasi-experimental design. The subjects consisted of 60 male and female students who were selected from among 90 EFL learners by applying the nelson proficiency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Comparative Analysis
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