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Mohammadi, Mohammad; Mahdivand, Ziba – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
The present quantitative study investigated the relationship between willingness to communicate (WTC) and learner autonomy in an EFL context. In addition, it explored the probable effect of gender on the relationship between learner autonomy and WTC. Furthermore, it investigated whether WTC could predict learner autonomy. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication
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Zahed-Babelan, Adel; Koulaei, Ghodratollah; Moeinikia, Mahdi; Sharif, Ali Rezaei – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
In the article, the relations between the principal's instructional leadership, school culture, psychological empowerment, job characteristics, and teachers' work engagement was examined on a sample of 310 elementary school teachers. The results showed no direct effects of the principal's instructional leadership on work engagement; however, they…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, School Culture, Teacher Empowerment, Principals
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Rajabi, Fereshte – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Vocabulary constitutes an essential part of every language-learning endeavour and deserves scholarly attention. The objective of the present study was three-fold: 1) exploring Iranian English language learners' Vocabulary Learning Strategies (VLSs), 2) examining language learners' perceptions of vocabulary learning, and 3) exploring Iranian…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Best Practices
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The present qualitative study sought to explore the relationship between English language learning and identity reconstruction from the viewpoints of Iranian language learners. The data were collected by means of focus-group interviews with forty-five male intermediate learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). To define the concept of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Qadermazi, Zohre – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This study examines the role of the use of the L1 in EFL classes from the perspective of EFL learners. The triangulated data were collected using class observations, focus group semi-structured interviews and the learners' written reports of their perceptions and attitudes in a purpose-designed questionnaire. The participants consisted of sixty…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This article reports on a study that set out to investigate how Iranian EFL learners respond to compliments in English. The data were collected using a discourse completion task (DCT) consisting of a variety of situations that required the participants, 26 EFL learners (13 males and 13 females) to respond to compliments directed at them. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Responses
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Qadermazi, Zohre – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
This study is an attempt to examine the possible effect that exposure to English has had on the use of refusal strategies in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners compared with those of non-English learners when refusing in their native language, Persian. The sample included 12 EFL learners and 12 learners of other academic majors including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Second Language Programs, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)