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Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Amiri, Azin; Jahedizadeh, Safoura – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
This study elucidated how humanistic teaching as manifested in teachers' error correction influences EFL learners' engagement, motivation, and language achievement. the present study was carried out in a language Institute in Mashhad, Iran. The population comprised 42 advanced female learners. To investigate how error treatment will affect EFL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Chen, Kate Tzu-Ching – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the online English information searching strategies (OEISS) used by university students studying English as a foreign language (EFL). Students' background characteristics were also examined to determine whether they influence the students' searching strategies. This study revised and used the Online…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), College Students
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Ajabshir, Zahra Fakher; Panahifar, Fatemeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Recently, the field of instructed pragmatics has seen a shift of paradigm from the prevailing cognitive approaches to socially-oriented ones, revolving around the notions like collaborative dialogue and sociocultural theory. Drawing on the notion of collaborative dialogue, this study investigates the extent to which teacher's scaffolding and…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Language Proficiency, 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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Isik, Ali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
As each and every language learner is subject to assessment, a sound and valid assessment plays a pivotal role in foreign language education. This study focuses on how assessment is perceived by English as a foreign language (EFL) students in the Turkish EFL context with the participation of 481 EFL students from 24 K-12 level schools and 8…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Lan, Wang; Lam, Ricky – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Research on EFL teachers' beliefs and practices is significant for teaching effectiveness. This paper investigated and compared the convergences and discrepancies between an EFL teacher's stated beliefs and observed classroom practices related to teaching an L2 speaking-oriented Topical Debates course. In mainland China, Topical Debates is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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del Mar Sánchez Ramos, María – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Developing the appropriate linguistic and documentation skills in specialised domains is one of the greatest challenges in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses. Among other tools, corpora are intended as efficient resources students can use to improve and develop their thematic, terminological, and phraseological knowledge (Sánchez Ramos,…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Translation
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Rastgou, Ali; Storch, Neomy; Knoch, Ute – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Despite teachers' mainstream practices in L2 writing classrooms addressing different dimensions of writing over time, much of the research on feedback in recent years has been of relative short duration and has mainly focused on accuracy. The current longitudinal study investigated the influence of sustained teacher written feedback on accuracy,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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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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Seifoori, Zohreh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
A formidable challenge facing many Iranian postgraduate English students is critically negotiating their course content which entails a well-developed strategic competence. This quasi-experimental study examined the effect of negotiated strategic awareness-raising (NSA-raising) on English Language Teaching (ELT) and English Literature (EL)…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Retention (Psychology), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Gill, Andrew; Hooper, Daniel – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
This article describes a collaborative and data-based reflective practice study carried out by two language teachers in a Japanese tertiary education context. This research utilized conversational analysis (CA) of audio-recorded classroom data which was subsequently discussed as part of a critical friendship. Both the inclusion of CA data and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Audio Equipment, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Sadeghi, Fatemeh; Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza; Zareian, Gholamreza; Davoudi, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the perception of EFL teachers and learners on the fundamental principles and constructs of critical thinking, the main characteristics of a critical thinker, and strategies for reinforcing critical thinking ability. Semi-structured interviews with eight EFL teachers and ten learners, who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Olivier, Jako – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing involves a number of skills and being self-directed in the process would contribute to greater effectivity. The concept of autonomography, or being self-directed in terms of writing, draws from the literature on self-directed learning and specifically self-directed writing, where concepts such as self-regulation and learner autonomy are…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Variation, Indo European Languages, Problem Solving
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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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