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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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Playsted, Skye A. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Reflective practice in TESOL is widely used in pre-service and in-service teacher education contexts and is regarded as beneficial for ongoing professional learning. While models of reflective language teaching vary, they all aim to improve classroom outcomes for teachers and students. A holistic approach to reflective practice includes teachers'…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Novices, English Language Learners, Refugees
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Rahmati, Teymour; Sadeghi, Karim; Ghaderi, Farah – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study explored the development of language teacher immunity among Iranian in-service English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL) teachers (N=15) working at public high schools. Drawing on semi-structured interview data, the study found that low self-confidence, students' demotivation, low income, limited facilities, lack of enough time…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Cirocki, Andrzej; Widodo, Handoyo Puji – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article presents how reflective practice is promoted through continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for pre- and in-service EFL teachers in Indonesia. The purpose of such workshops is threefold: to encourage teachers to take responsibility for their professional growth; to guide teachers in selecting specific aspects of practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Educators, Professional Continuing Education
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Bonabi, Mina Abbasi; Lotfipour-Saedi, Kazem; Hemmati, Fatemeh; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
According to discoursal views on language, variations in textualization strategies are always sociocontextually motivated and never happen at random. The textual forms employed in a text, along with many other discoursal and contextual factors, could certainly affect the readability of the text, making it more or less processable for the same…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Discourse, Statistical Analysis, Applied Linguistics
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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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Tavakoli, Parvaneh; Hasrati, Mostafa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This paper has investigated the way the dissertation writing component of MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programmes in Iran has changed over the past decade in relation to globalization. The data, collected from 40 questionnaires completed by Iranian academic staff teaching these programmes, suggest that while change in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Masters Theses, Second Language Instruction
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Kewara, Punwalai; Prabjandee, Denchai – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
In Thailand, the new educational policy is mandated to encourage content teachers to integrate English in content classrooms. The policy has created tensions and misconceptions among content teachers, who must change the medium of instruction from Thai to English. This paper presents an attempt to foster teacher knowledge about the Content and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Vos, Rebecca – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Teacher principles encompass a teacher's stated assumptions, beliefs, and conceptions about acquiring and teaching a second language (L2). Due to the complex and diversified nature of how principles take form, an individual teacher's principles will influence their judgements, perceptions and instructional decisions, thus affecting the outcome of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Beliefs, Second Language Instruction
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García-Ponce, Edgar Emmanuell; Mora-Pablo, Irasema; Lengeling, M. Martha; Crawford, Troy – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
According to discoursal views on language, variations in textualization strategies are always sociocontextually motivated and never happen at random. The textual forms employed in a text, along with many other discoursal and contextual factors, could certainly affect the readability of the text, making it more or less processable for the same…
Descriptors: Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Context Effect
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Shabani, Karim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present study was designed to test a group-based format of dynamic assessment (G-DA) in the context of writing over a time span of twelve weeks of instruction. A cohort of 60 students took a homogeneity test and based on the results, 44 students were selected to participate forming the two groups of experimental (N = 22) and control (N = 22).…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Cohort Analysis, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Lam, Ricky – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
In response to global assessment reforms, using assessment for learning (AfL) in various education jurisdictions is on the rise. However, using assessment as learning (AaL) appears to enjoy a low profile in language learning in general and in L2 writing in particular. To this end, the paper intends to describe what AaL is in relation to AfL, argue…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Writing Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Learning Strategies
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Farhady, Hossein; Tavassoli, Kobra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Language assessment knowledge (LAK) is essential for EFL teachers in developing sound assessments and making informed decisions about the progress and achievement of students. It is also essential to have sound measures of teachers' LAK to help them improve their professional accomplishments. To address the issue, this study was designed in…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Knowledge Level, Measures (Individuals)
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Safa, Mohammad Ahmadi; Beheshti, Shima – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Drawing on sociocultural theory, this study explored the impact of interactionist and interventionist approaches to group dynamic assessment (GDA) on Iranian intermediate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' listening comprehension development. To this end, 90 intermediate EFL learners were divided into two experimental and a control…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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