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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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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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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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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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Munalim, Leonardo O.; Gonong, Gina O. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Reflective Teaching as a relatively new approach toward teaching and education can be traced back to Dewey's (1933) assertion of reflective action. To date, methodologies remain almost recursive. Arguably, the modality of written genres may tempt the teachers to produce cursory reflective writings. This exploratory paper presents the sorts of…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Ebadi, Saman; Salman, Ahmet Rawdhan; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan; Weisi, Hiwa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing a Master of Arts (MA) thesis is a challenging task for postgraduate students. This complexity is of great significance when one is writing in his/her second language. From this perspective, genrecentered approaches help non-natives enhance their understanding of academic and scientific texts. This study is intended to comparatively…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asgari, Majid; Ketabi, Saeed; Amirian, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study reports the findings of the research conducted on the effects of Interest-Based Language Teaching (IBLT) on Persian students' interest in L2 learning, and their achievement in reading comprehension. With the aim of improving L2 learning in the university level, the study investigated whether selecting instructional materials based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Student Interests, Second Language Learning
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