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Enayat, Mostafa Janebi; Amirian, Seyed Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
The present study investigated the association between vocabulary size and depth of Iranian EFL learners at different language proficiency levels. Additionally, the extent that this relationship could be different for low-and high-word-frequency bands was probed. In so doing, the Word Associates Test (WAT), the Vocabulary Levels Test (VLT), the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Fazilatfar, Ali Mohammad; Kasiri, Forough; Nowbakht, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
The present study was an attempt to investigate the differential effect/s of three different planning time scenarios (i.e. 0 min, 10 min, & 20 min), as well as three task conditions of (1) topic given, (2) topic and ideas given, and (3) topic, ideas and macrostructure given on EFL learners L2 writing complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF).…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
While there is a plethora of research on pronunciation problems of EFL learners with different L1 backgrounds, published empirical studies on syllabification errors of Iraqi Kurdish EFL learners are scarce. Therefore, to contribute to this line of research, the present study set out to investigate difficulties of this group of learners in the…
Descriptors: Phonemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ebadi, Saman; Saeedian, Abdulbaset – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Derived from Vygotsky's works, dynamic assessment (DA) enables learners to move beyond their current level of functioning through offering needs-sensitized mediation. This study aimed at exploring the learners' development in novel and increasingly more challenging situations called transcendence (TR) in an L2 context focusing on reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Language Tests
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Seifoori, Zohreh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The present inquiry inspected the impact of metacognitive awareness on the fluency of 114 Iranian TEFL learners' task-based oral output. The participants in six intact classes were selected from a population of 120 English sophomores based on their scores on proficiency pre-test. The classes were randomly assigned as two tripartite groups of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Moafian, Fatemeh; Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The current study investigated the association between multiple intelligences and language learning efficacy expectations among TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) university students. To fulfill the aim of the study, 108 junior and senior TEFL students were asked to complete the "Multiple Intelligence Developmental Assessment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
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Akbarzadeh, Roya; Saeidi, Mahnaz; Chehreh, Mahtaj – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The role of teacher-student interaction and collaboration in solving linguistic problems has recently been in the center of SLA research. Accordingly, this study investigated the effect of Oral Interactive Feedback (OIF) on the accuracy and complexity of Iranian intermediate EFL learners' writing. After ensuring the homogeneity using Preliminary…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Feedback (Response), Statistical Analysis
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Zandi, Hamed; Kaivanpanah, Shiva; Alavi, Seyed Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Reviewing the test specifications to improve the quality of language tests may be a routine process in professional testing systems. However, there is a paucity of research about the effect of specifications review on improving the quality of small-scale tests. The purpose of the present study was twofold: how specifications review could help…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Language Tests, Test Items
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Sadeghi, Karim; Mosalli, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
Based on Robinson's (2005) Cognition Hypothesis and Skehan and Foster's (2001) Limited Attentional Capacity Model, the current study attempted to investigate the effect of manipulating task complexity on argumentative writing quality in terms of lexical complexity, fluency, grammatical accuracy, and syntactic complexity. Task complexity was…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), College Students, Comparative Analysis