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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study tried to examine the level of anxiety of Iranian high school students in English language exams and their attitudes towards English language learning. Further, relationship between these two variables and the differences between test anxiety and attitude in different genders and majors of study were addressed. Westside Test Anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Dehghan, Farzaneh; Rezvani, Reza; Javadi, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
Over the past decades, there has been an increasing tendency to incorporate new technologies in language education. Although EFL students and teachers are accustomed to using new technologies in their everyday life, they may not be well aware of such assets in education. This qualitative study aimed at investigating how Iranian B.A. English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Alaee, Mitra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between Iranian EFL teachers' Professional Identity and their types of Multiple Intelligences. Moreover, it aimed to see the extent to which their multiple intelligences can predict their professional identity. The participants of the study were 137 Iranian EFL teachers teaching in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Alimorad, Zahra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This study aimed to discover semantic and syntactic problems Persian native speakers might have while reading English and Persian texts and different strategies they use to overcome those problems. To this end, a convenient sample of 40 intermediate students studying English Literature at Shiraz University was selected. Twenty of them were asked…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Indo European Languages, Semantics, Syntax
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Ansarin, Ali Akbar; Manesh, Solmaz Saeeidi – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Representation of languages in a bilingual mind in general and the way bilinguals restore words from their mental lexicon, and the way they retrieve words have been explored by many researchers resulting in varied findings. The more information regarding bilingual memory is obtained, the better image would be constructed about this knowledge…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Semantics, Priming, Bilingualism
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Khaghaninejad, Mohammad Saber – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This study was an attempt to investigate the possible effect of intertextuality-aware instruction of reading passages on a sample of intermediate EFL learners of both genders. First, the intertextuality deployed through the reading passages of the study's course-book was focused inspired by Fairclough's (192) framework in terms of genre, text…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper investigated the extent to which Iranian EFL students are aware of the appropriate use of request speech act in English speaking contexts in terms of formality, politeness and indirectness. A researcher made discourse completion test (DCT) including 16 scenarios was distributed among 130 advanced students in private English institutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jafari, Sakineh; Ketabi, Saeed – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
With the shift in language teaching towards a more learner-centered approach, there is now an emphasis on considering learners' views on what goes on in the classroom. Involving learners in selecting and evaluating classroom activities as well as listening to their voices and preferences can be helpful for teachers in planning lesson and designing…
Descriptors: College Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Golpour, Farhad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The essential function of critical thinking in education is obvious by many studies done in this field. The main purpose of this article is to find the relationship between critical thinking levels of Iranian EFL learners and their performance on different modes of writing. The sample of the study selected among those who studying English at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The present study aimed to explore the strategies that could be potentially employed in the Iranian ELT context to bridge the gap between research and practice. Data were collected through conducting a "focus group discussion" with a number of practitioner-researchers. The findings showed that to improve the relationship between…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Focus Groups
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Rezaee-Manesh, Najafquli; Tahriri, Abdorreza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The current mixed-method study probed EFL instructors' mediative knowledge across four different contexts of teaching including language institutes, universities, and senior and junior high schools in Iran. To this end, 181 EFL instructors, 80 males and 101 females, completed mediative closed-questionnaire which composed of twelve items to measure…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Homayounzadeh, Maryam; Mehrpour, Saeed – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Based on the principles of critical discourse analysis this contrastive study sought to investigate the effect of culture on the journalistic style and the strategies used to report news in the American and Persian newspaper editorials. To this end, articles were selected from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Kayhan and Ettelaat, taking…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English, Indo European Languages, Journalism
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Alimorad, Zahra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
Recent language testing research investigates factors other than language proficiency that may be responsible for systematic variance in language test performance. One such factor is the test takers' cognitive styles. The present study was carried out with the aim of finding the probable effects of Iranian EFL learners' cognitive styles on their…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Baniasad-Azad, Somayeh; Ketabi, Saeed – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study examined demotivational factors among Iranian and Japanese college teachers of English. To achieve the purpose, the study used a 35-item questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The results were compared with the similar study in Japan by Sugino (2010). The findings of the study revealed that Iranian and Japanese lecturers are much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Sahragard, Rahman; Kushki, Ali; Ansaripour, Ehsan – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
The study was conducted to see if the provision of implementing corpora on English relative clauses would prove useful for Iranian EFL learners or not. Two writing classes were held for the participants of intermediate level. A record of 15 writing samples produced by each participant was kept in the form of a portfolio. Participants' portfolios…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Instruction
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