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Asakereh, Ahmad; Yousofi, Nouroddin; Weisi, Hiwa – Cogent Education, 2019
The present study was aimed at exploring English teacher trainers' and pre-service and in-service English teachers' attitudes toward English as a lingua franca (ELF) in the Iranian education system. To amass the data, 68 pre-service and 118 in-service English teachers and 21 teacher trainers filled out an adapted ELF questionnaire and sat…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Moradkhani, Shahab; Asakereh, Ahmad – Cogent Education, 2018
The aim of the current study was twofold: examining the influence of contextual variations on EFL teachers' attitudes toward accent and culture in the English as an international language (EIL) context and exploring reasons that shape teachers' viewpoints toward them. Data were collected from 43 public-school English language teachers and 63…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Dialects
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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