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Mirzaee, Milad; Yaqubi, Baqer – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
One of the recent issues in English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) writing instruction has been the quest for a more effective way to give feedback to L2 learners' writing drafts. Although teacher-learner writing conferences have been increasingly used for providing ample opportunity for negotiating revisions, relatively little attention…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza; Davoudi, Mohammad; Ramezanzadeh, Akram – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
In regard to the significant role of information and communication technology (ICT) in educational systems, it becomes increasingly important to gain a better understanding of the features of the language used by learners in the new contexts created by this medium. This paper aims at analyzing politeness strategies including negative politeness,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Influences
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Farrell, Thomas S. C. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Metaphors offer a lens through which language teachers express their understanding of their work. Metaphor analysis can be a powerful reflective tool for expressing meanings that underpin ways of thinking about teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language. Through reflecting on their personal teaching metaphors, teachers become more…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Figurative Language
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Alemi, Minoo; Khanlarzadeh, Neda – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The analysis of raters' comments on pragmatic assessment of L2 learners is among new and understudied concepts in second language studies. To shed light on this issue, the present investigation targeted important variables such as raters' criteria and rating patterns by analyzing the interlanguage pragmatic assessment process of the Iranian…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Video Technology
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Kazemi, Ali; Soleimani, Neda – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
As a factor contributing to a successful teaching career, classroom management can be affected by many latent and explicit variables. In this mixed method study, the researchers sought to scrutinize the possible connections among EFL teachers' classroom management approaches at two dimensions of behavior management and instructional management and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Ahmadi, Alireza; Bazvand, Ali Darabi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Differential Item Functioning (DIF) exists when examinees of equal ability from different groups have different probabilities of successful performance in a certain item. This study examined gender differential item functioning across the PhD Entrance Exam of TEFL (PEET) in Iran, using both logistic regression (LR) and one-parameter item response…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Gender Bias, College Entrance Examinations, English (Second Language)
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Doosti, Mehdi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
As part of a large-scale project, this study investigated the differences between satisfied and dissatisfied Iranian junior secondary school English teachers in terms of their job performance. To this end, 64 Iranian English teachers and 1774 of their students completed a validated questionnaire specifically developed to investigate EFL teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Shafaei, Azadeh; Rahim, Hajar Abdul – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
Vocabulary knowledge is an integral part of second/foreign language learning. Thus, using teaching methods that can help learners retain and expand their vocabulary knowledge is necessary to facilitate the language learning process. The current research investigated the effectiveness of an interactive classroom method, known as Project-Based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Moradi, Mohammad; Hamzavi, Raouf – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The current study aimed at investigating the nature of EFL teachers and learners' perspectives on the intercultural competence potentiality of an EFL textbook, i.e. "Top Notch Series," which is used extensively in Iranian institutional EFL context. To this end, forty EFL teachers and eighty-eight advanced EFL learners from private…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers
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Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Mavaddat, Rahele – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
One problem which can be observed in the field of EFL/ESL learning is that a number of English major BA and MA students are not highly committed to their major and decide not to continue their graduate studies. Sometimes even graduate students from English majors prefer to extend their education or work in an unrelated field. This might be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Structural Equation Models, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Yazdanmehr, Elham; Akbari, Ramin – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The present research sought to investigate how expert EFL teachers manage their class and keep its discipline. To this aim, the existing prior ELT (English Language Teaching) research on exemplary teachers' practices were reviewed and the typical class management strategies used were extracted. Moreover, 20 ELT specialists including teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Bozorgian, Hossein; Fallahpour, Sediqe – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
A surge of interest in using First Language (L1) in English as Second/Foreign Language (L2/EFL) learning has recently been developed. Despite this upsurge, the concern about using L1 by teachers and students in L2/EFL classrooms is still important for researchers to consider in the field. The focus of this study is to investigate the amount and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Amirian, Seyed Mohammad Reza; Mallahi, Omid; Zaghi, Damoon – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
Self-regulation is referred to as learners' self-generated ideas and actions which are systematically directed towards achieving educational goals and require learners' active participation in the learning process (Zimmerman & Bandura, 1994). The present study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL students' self-regulation capacity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Lotfipour-Saedi, Kazem – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This paper represents some suggestions towards discourse-analytic approaches for ESL/EFL education, with the focus on identifying the textual forms which can contribute to the textual difficulty. Textual difficulty/comprehensibility, rather than being purely text-based or reader-dependent, is certainly a matter of interaction between text and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Difficulty Level, Correlation, Cognitive Ability
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Zarei, Abbas Ali; Aleali, Maryam – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The present study was an attempt to investigate the differences in the accessibility of phonological, semantic, and orthographic aspects of words in L2 vocabulary learning. For this purpose, a sample of 119 Iranian intermediate level EFL students in a private language institute in Karaj was selected. All of the participants received the same…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Phonology
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