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Estaji, Masoomeh; Safari, Fatemeh – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
Learning-oriented assessment (LOA) is becoming increasingly popular in language education. The rationale for this popularity is the belief that LOA not only provides teachers with the necessary information for regular and ongoing evaluation but also it effectively assists learners in their learning process. This study attempted to examine the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Hashemi, Mina – Language Testing in Asia, 2022
This study intended to explore the different types of phraseological units in IELTS academic writing task 2 and probe into the IELTS candidates' perceptions of phraseological competence. To this end, a corpus entailing 100 essays (26,423 words) written for IELTS writing task 2 was scrutinized, through which phraseological units were extracted and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Language, Student Attitudes
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Tajeddin, Zia – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
This study sought to explore the perspectives of learners involved in the IELTS Academic Writing Module courses. In particular, the study explored learner perspectives of motivation, test-taking anxiety, test-taking strategies, and the expectations students bring to their courses. This study adopted a mixed methodology and collected data through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Writing Tests