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Donyaie, Shadi; Afshar, Hassan Soodmand – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The study examined the extent to which Iranian EFL teachers were familiar with reflective journal writing (RJW), the possible contribution of a consciousness-raising interactive workshop to the participants' individual and collective journal writing, and their perception of the barriers to RJW. The study enjoyed a qualitative design employing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Rashidi, Naser; Hosseini, Seyyed Ali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study was an attempt to investigate the perceptions of the Iranian foreign language policy makers as articulated in Iran's foreign language policy document using a systemic functional linguistics approach. To this end, the type of processes and participants who have been used in Iran's foreign language policy document were identified…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy, Linguistics
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Akbarian, Is'haaq; Ghanbarzadeh, Zahra; Shahri, Mohammad Afzali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Lexical profiling has yielded fruitful results for language description and pedagogy (Liu, 2014), and particularly highlighted the significance of academic vocabulary for EFL learners in this process. This investigation, likewise, attempts to comparatively profile the vocabulary, more particularly the academic vocabulary, in the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Vocabulary Development, Periodicals, Teaching Methods
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Babaii, Esmat; Lotfi Gaskaree, Behruz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present exploratory study probed Iranian in-service EAP teachers' cognitions on language teacher role identities. Life history narratives and teaching philosophy statements were employed to collect qualitative data from nine Iranian in-service EAP teachers at one of the state universities in Iran. The data included the teachers' descriptions…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Taherkhani, Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Many studies have addressed the issue of collaborative teaching in EAP courses; however, there is a gap in the literature concerning EAP teachers' cognitions and actual practices regarding collaborative EAP teaching, especially in contexts like Iran where EAP courses are taught by either language teachers or content teachers - subject specialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tavakoli, Parvaneh; Hasrati, Mostafa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This paper has investigated the way the dissertation writing component of MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programmes in Iran has changed over the past decade in relation to globalization. The data, collected from 40 questionnaires completed by Iranian academic staff teaching these programmes, suggest that while change in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Masters Theses, Second Language Instruction
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Khezerlou, Ebrahim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The study aimed at measuring the perceived Professional Self-esteem, Emotional Exhaustion (EE), Depersonalization (DP), and Personal Accomplishment (PA) of Iranian (n = 230) and Turkish (n = 156) EFL teachers and determining the prediction role of Professional Self-esteem in EE, DP, and PA processes. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Professional Identity, Teacher Burnout
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Malmir, Ali; Derakhshan, Ali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Since its inception, pragmatic competence has been studied vastly; the majority of these studies, however, have examined pragmatic production, and pragmatic comprehension is chiefly under-researched. This lack of adequate research also stands true for the underlying pragmatic comprehension processes and strategies. Therefore, the present…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Rezaei, Saeed; Naghibian, Mehrdad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated the role of literary texts in the development of Iranian English language learners' Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC). To fulfill this general objective, an intercultural syllabus was designed for a fourteen-session course of American English short story at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Theoretically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Rahimi, Ali; Askari Bigdeli, Rouhollah – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Teacher self-disclosure (TSD) as a communication behavior can influence students' learning by increasing their engagement and class participation as well as helping them establish effective interpersonal relationships. Owning to its context-sensitive and culture-dependent nature, however, TSD topics, purposes, and considerations may vary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Rahmati, Teymour; Sadeghi, Karim; Ghaderi, Farah – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study explored the development of language teacher immunity among Iranian in-service English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL) teachers (N=15) working at public high schools. Drawing on semi-structured interview data, the study found that low self-confidence, students' demotivation, low income, limited facilities, lack of enough time…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The gap between research and practice has been an endemic feature of the Iranian English language teaching profession. This concern has recently received major attention by the call for empirical investigations to be conducted in order to improve the relationship between research and practice. The purpose of the present study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Alemi, Minoo; Khanlarzadeh, Neda – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The analysis of raters' comments on pragmatic assessment of L2 learners is among new and understudied concepts in second language studies. To shed light on this issue, the present investigation targeted important variables such as raters' criteria and rating patterns by analyzing the interlanguage pragmatic assessment process of the Iranian…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Video Technology
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Anani Sarab, Mohammad Reza; Monfared, Abbas; Safarzadeh, Mohammad Meisam – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is advocated by many applied linguists as a common vehicle to curriculum innovation in many ELT contexts. It represents a change of focus in language teaching from linguistic structures to learners' need for developing communication skills. In recent years, the Iranian Ministry of Education has introduced the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Roohani, Ali; Dayeri, Khadijeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Burnout is a persistent, negative, work-related state which involves mental, emotional, or physical exhaustion. Teacher burnout has been a major concern in mainstream education in recent years. However, it has been less examined among EFL teachers. Therefore, this study adopted a mixed methods sequential design to fill the gap by (a) identifying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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