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Petchprasert, Anongnad – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
Recently, the integration of linguistics and technology has been promoted and widely used in the field of linguistics and English writing research for several purposes. One of those purposes is to evaluate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) writing ability by using electronic assessment tools. In the current study, an automated writing evaluation…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Rahmati, Massoud; Izadpanah, Siros – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
This study is an exploratory study, which was conducted in relation to the study of the proficiency and performance of Iranian Air Traffic Controllers: attitude, work experience, and specific Aviation English courses. Few studies have been conducted in this field. The Aviation English Courses in Iran are very similar to Content-Based Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Traffic Safety, Air Transportation, Job Skills
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Bagheri, Maryam; Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
This study investigated the potentials of face-to-face and computer mediated conversation (CMC) as two speaking modalities on students' engagement. To this end, 30 Iranian male intermediate EFL learners were selected on the basis of their performance on OPT (Oxford Placement Test) and assigned into the research groups. The progression of face- to-…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Males, English Language Learners
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Wale, Bantalem Derseh; Bogale, Yenus Nurie – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of using inquiry-based writing instruction on students' academic writing skills. A pretest-posttest two groups quasi-experimental design was employed. Data were obtained through test, focus group discussion, and reflective journal from 62 first-year pharmacy students who were selected using…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Mostafavi, Sartoon; Mohseni, Ahmad; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
Casting light on the pros and cons of every educational program, the outcomes of an effective evaluative endeavor may serve as a guideline for education authorities interested in content enhancement schemes. Focusing on English for specific purposes (ESP) courses for engineering students, the current study sought to evaluate the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Engineering Education, Second Language Learning
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Pourdana, Natasha; Nour, Payam; Yousefi, Fariba – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2021
Among a growing body of research that examined the contradictory role of written corrective feedback (WCF) in development of L2 writing accuracy, this study investigated the possible impact of focused metalinguistic WCF on discourse markers (DMs) in writing performance of an intact group of 42 Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Pourmousavi, Zahra; Mohamadi Zenouzagh, Zohre – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
The linguistic scrutiny of any aspect of pragmatics is bound to considering carefully the context in which it is expressed. This becomes very glaring when the utterances that constitute discourse are viewed as performing social actions. In an EFL context like Iran, English language learners are in urgent need of raising their pragmatic awareness…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Entesari, Elham; Yousefi, Mohammad Hosssein; Eslami, Hedayat – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
The present study was an endeavor to investigate the differences between novice and experienced teachers' achieving resiliency in an explanatory sequential mixed method study. Forty Iranian (i.e., 20 novice and 20 experienced) teachers, male and female, participated in the present study in quantitative study who were selected through convenience…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Soleimani, Neda – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
Despite voluminous studies into teachers' cognition and the role of teachers' beliefs in their practices, not many studies have addressed the impact of teachers' epistemological beliefs (EB, beliefs about the source of knowledge) on their teaching styles. In this study, a mixed design research method was adopted to show English language teachers'…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Epistemology, Schemata (Cognition), Teacher Attitudes
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Tajeddin, Zia; Pakzadian, Maryam – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
The rise of world Englishes has challenged the emphasis on native-speaker accents and cultures in English language teaching. This study aimed to investigate the representation of world Englishes and cultures in three global language teaching textbooks, namely "Interchange," "English Result," and "American English…
Descriptors: Language Variation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Namgung, Wook; Moate, Josephine; Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
This qualitative study examines the professional agency of secondary English teachers in Midwestern South Korea. Specifically, it investigates how secondary English teachers in South Korea understand their professional agency and what mediates their professional agency. The ecological approach in this study recognises that agency encompasses both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Teachers
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Khanshan, Shabnam Kurosh; Yousefi, Mohammad Hosssein – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between teachers' self-efficacy perceptions and their instructional practices. The mediatory role of the teachers' occupational characteristics such as their disciplines was also examined. For this purpose, a total of 70 teachers from the soft science, hard science and English language…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Practices, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Schenck, Andrew – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
Both Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) may have advantages as writing instructors, yet little is known about how they actually influence writing in EFL contexts like South Korea. To address this issue, 76 high proficiency Korean EFL university students from the International Corpus Network…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Rostami, Farzad; Yousefi, Mohammad Hosssein – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
This study drew on qualitative research and focused on the exercise of agency among the novice English teachers in the Iranian context. Fifteen novice English teachers who have been teaching English in private language institutes in Baneh, Iran were invited through snowball sampling. The analyses of semi-structured and focus group interviews, from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Aghabarari, Mozhgan; Rahimi, Mehrak – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2020
The current study probes into English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' conceptions of their professional development during practicum course. The study merits a mixed methods approach and has utilized both quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis. To gather quantitative data, 100 EFL teachers were asked to complete a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education Curriculum
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