NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
SAGE Open34
Audience
Location
Iran34
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 34 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Derakhshan, Ali; Karimian Shirejini, Roghayeh – SAGE Open, 2020
Inasmuch as the fact that writing is a cognitively demanding task and as a step toward overcoming some of the barriers English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners face during writing performance, this study attempted to investigate Iranian EFL learners' perceptions toward the most common writing difficulties. To this end, 120 Iranian EFL learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Writing Difficulties
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rahimi, Soheil; Ahmadian, Moussa; Amerian, Majid; Dowlatabadi, Hamid Reza – SAGE Open, 2020
This study investigated the effects of input flood tasks, as focused tasks, and Jigsaw tasks, as unfocused tasks, on promoting Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' recognition of regular past tense /-ed/ in terms of accuracy and durability. Accordingly, using a quasi-experimental study, two intact university classes including 62…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Morphemes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tabatabaee-Yazdi, Mona – SAGE Open, 2020
The Hierarchical Diagnostic Classification Model (HDCM) reflects on the sequences of the presentation of the essential materials and attributes to answer the items of a test correctly. In this study, a foreign language reading comprehension test was analyzed employing HDCM and the generalized deterministic-input, noisy and gate (G-DINA) model to…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Classification, Models, Reading Comprehension
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fathi, Jalil; Derakhshan, Ali; Torabi, Saeede – SAGE Open, 2020
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of listening strategy instruction on second language (L2) listening comprehension ability, listening anxiety, and listening self-efficacy of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, a sample of 52 English major learners of two intact classes from a university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Listening Skills, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nushi, Musa; Orouji, Fereshte – SAGE Open, 2020
Listening has long been recognized as a challenging skill for teachers, students, and researchers working within the English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts. Moreover, up until the recent past, it was the least researched of the four language skills in second language acquisition studies. One of the issues…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rassouli, Aman; Osam, Necdet – SAGE Open, 2019
After four decades of anti-intrusion policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against the English language, the time has come to evaluate their success rates and to study the status of this language in Iran. This study has thus investigated the status of the English language in Iran on two levels: one concerning the state's policies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Government Publications
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Baghaei, Purya; Ravand, Hamdollah – SAGE Open, 2019
In many reading comprehension tests, different test formats are employed. Two commonly used test formats to measure reading comprehension are sustained passages followed by some questions and cloze items. Individual differences in handling test format peculiarities could constitute a source of score variance. In this study, a bifactor Rasch model…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Test Bias, Individual Differences, Difficulty Level
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ahmadi Shirazi, Masoumeh – SAGE Open, 2019
Threats to construct validity should be reduced to a minimum. If true, sources of bias, namely raters, items, tests as well as gender, age, race, language background, culture, and socio-economic status need to be spotted and removed. This study investigates raters' experience, language background, and the choice of essay prompt as potential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Test Bias, Essay Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Namaziandost, Ehsan; Rahimi Esfahani, Fariba; Hashemifardnia, Arash – SAGE Open, 2018
This study compared the effects of spacing and massed instructions on Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' reading comprehension. To fulfill this objective, 50 Iranian participants were selected among 80 students based on the results of Oxford Quick Placement Test (OQPT). The intermediate selected participants were then randomly…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Derakhshan, Ali; Shakki, Farzaneh – SAGE Open, 2018
It is also hypothesized that proficiency level may have a voice with respect to learning styles. Therefore, to throw light on this issue, the present investigation targeted the relationship between Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' learning styles and their levels of proficiency at Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran. To this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), College Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Janebi Enayat, Mostafa; Amirian, Seyed Mohammad Reza; Zareian, Gholamreza; Ghaniabadi, Saeed – SAGE Open, 2018
This study investigates the correlations between the three measures of written receptive vocabulary size and second language (L2) depth of vocabulary knowledge to find the most reliable test of vocabulary size. Moreover, the corresponding relationship is examined for the higher and lower word-frequency bands of the three tests to find whether the…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Language Tests, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fazilatfar, Ali M.; Elhambakhsh, S. E.; Allami, Hamid – SAGE Open, 2018
Plagiarism in ESL and EFL learning contexts has become a topic engaging many researchers in a hot debate in recent years. Comparisons of student-generated texts with their source texts have shown that students rely amply on source texts in their writings, using copying as a major strategy. The students themselves relate these problems to their…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Plagiarism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rashidi, Nasser; Bahadori Nejad, Zahra – SAGE Open, 2018
The present study was undertaken to explore the practicality and the effect of dynamic assessment on L2 writing ability of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, 17 EFL learners divided into two groups, participated in this article. Then, dynamic assessment procedure was done in three steps, topic-choice,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mehdipour Maralani, Farnaz; Shalbaf, Azre; Gholamali Lavasani, Masoud – SAGE Open, 2018
Despite the role of agency in schools, few researchers have addressed the issue. The present study aims to analyze the relationship between agentic engagement, basic psychological needs, and test anxiety by using structural equation modeling. For this purpose, 289 female students in math-physics and basic sciences were selected as the samples by…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement, Individual Power
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tabatabaee-Yazdi, Mona; Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Ashraf, Hamid; Baghaei, Purya – SAGE Open, 2018
Throughout the past decade, evaluating teachers' success has become a crucial issue due to the increased motivation on teacher accountability. In view of that the purpose of the present study is to determine EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers' success in the Iranian institutional context based on students' perspectives. More…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Models, Language Teachers
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3