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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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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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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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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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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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Marashi, Hamid; Assgar, Faezeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between EFL teachers' effective classroom management and EFL learners' anxiety and learning strategies. Accordingly, two questionnaires and a checklist were used: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS), and Murdoch's checklist. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Classroom Techniques
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Gutiérrez, María V. Alvarado; Adasme, Mónica A. Neira; Westmacott, Anne – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This paper presents an action research study conducted to explore how to strengthen pre-service EFL teacher professional identities through reflective practice at a university in the north of Chile. A 10- week workshop was developed to introduce participants to reflective practice as they took their extended teaching practicum. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Mohamadi, Zohre; Rahimpour, Massoud – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Exploring opportunities by which learners can internalize new knowledge and consolidate existing knowledge has long been a point of interest in English as a foreign language research. This study investigated how meta-talk opportunities on discourse markers created by four task types including text reconstruction, dictogloss, translation and jigsaw…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Translation, Audio Equipment
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Gedamu, Abate Demissie – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Thesis supervisor supervisory styles play central roles in enhancing timely and quality completion of thesis works. To this effect, this study aimed at exploring TEFL graduate supervisees' perception of their thesis supervisors' supervisory style(s), the supervisees' level of satisfaction with thesis supervision, and the association between…
Descriptors: Theses, Supervisory Methods, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Rezaei, Saeed; Naghibian, Mehrdad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated the role of literary texts in the development of Iranian English language learners' Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC). To fulfill this general objective, an intercultural syllabus was designed for a fourteen-session course of American English short story at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Theoretically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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Neissari, Malihe; Ashraf, Hamid; Ghorbani, Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Employing a quasi-experimental design, this study examined the efficacy of humorous idiom video clips on the achievement of Iranian undergraduate students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Forty humorous video clips from the English Idiom Series called "The Teacher" from the BBC website were used to teach 120 idioms to 61…
Descriptors: Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gomari, Hamid; Marshall, Dylan – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Pawley and Syder (1983) pointed out that idiomatic expressions can be discussed in terms of nativelike selection (NLS), which refers to the ability of the native speaker to express his/her intended meaning using an expression that is not only grammatical but also nativelike. In the current study, Pearson's correlation coefficients were used to…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Questionnaires, English for Academic Purposes, International Schools
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Previous studies have mainly focused on homework in courses such as math and physics with little attention to homework in EFL (English as a foreign language) classes. The main purpose of the study reported in this paper was to give a voice to both EFL teachers and learners with regard to English homework. To this end, 8 EFL teachers and 19 EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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