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Farahani, Ali Akbar Khomeijani; Nemati, Majid; Nazari Montazer, Mostafa – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study examines the distribution of peer review in face-to-face and mobile-mediated peer review groups and their effects on students' revision skills and academic writing development. Seventy-two first-year English for academic purposes (EAP) students participated in an 18-session IELTS academic writing course in a Canadian university the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Peer Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes
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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan – Language Testing in Asia, 2019
This study investigates the effect of teacher's written corrective feedback (WCF) on acquisition of explicit and implicit knowledge of simple past tense by language learners. Eighty-seven Iranian beginner learners of English participated in this study. The participants were randomly assigned to three groups: focused direct WCF, focused indirect…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Written Language, Second Language Learning
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Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan; Masjedlou, Ali Panahi – Language Testing in Asia, 2017
Background: Teachers' writing proficiency and writing assessment ability and their role in improving writing instruction in second language learning classrooms are issues that have not been investigated empirically and rigorously. To bridge the gap, we investigated the writing proficiency, writing assessment ability, and written corrective…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Assessment Literacy, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)