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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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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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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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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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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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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Hamzavi, Raouf – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present study explored the characteristics of 147 Iranian EFL teachers teaching at senior secondary schools (N = 62) and those teaching in private language institutes (N = 85). Data were collected through a Likert-scale teacher characteristics questionnaire mainly adapted from Borg (2006). Also, for data triangulation purposes, 20 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales, Oral Language, Semi Structured Interviews
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Doosti, Mehdi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
As part of a large-scale project, this study investigated the differences between satisfied and dissatisfied Iranian junior secondary school English teachers in terms of their job performance. To this end, 64 Iranian English teachers and 1774 of their students completed a validated questionnaire specifically developed to investigate EFL teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Alahdadi, Shadi; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
A key objective of education is to prepare individuals to be fully-functioning learners. This entails developing the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, cultural, and emotional competencies. The present study aimed to examine the interrelationships among adaptability, tolerance of ambiguity, cultural intelligence, learning approach, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cognitive Style, Translation, Language Teachers
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Neissari, Malihe; Ashraf, Hamid; Ghorbani, Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Employing a quasi-experimental design, this study examined the efficacy of humorous idiom video clips on the achievement of Iranian undergraduate students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Forty humorous video clips from the English Idiom Series called "The Teacher" from the BBC website were used to teach 120 idioms to 61…
Descriptors: Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza; Davoudi, Mohammad; Ramezanzadeh, Akram – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
In regard to the significant role of information and communication technology (ICT) in educational systems, it becomes increasingly important to gain a better understanding of the features of the language used by learners in the new contexts created by this medium. This paper aims at analyzing politeness strategies including negative politeness,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Influences
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Kazemi, Ali; Soleimani, Neda – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
As a factor contributing to a successful teaching career, classroom management can be affected by many latent and explicit variables. In this mixed method study, the researchers sought to scrutinize the possible connections among EFL teachers' classroom management approaches at two dimensions of behavior management and instructional management and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present narrative study examined the purposes that language teachers pursue in their research studies. The study also explored the opportunities and challenges that teachers experience while doing action research. Data were collected through a survey of narrative frames among 68 teachers, reflective essays written by 9 teachers and individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Shafaei, Azadeh; Rahim, Hajar Abdul – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
Vocabulary knowledge is an integral part of second/foreign language learning. Thus, using teaching methods that can help learners retain and expand their vocabulary knowledge is necessary to facilitate the language learning process. The current research investigated the effectiveness of an interactive classroom method, known as Project-Based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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