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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Drawing on Vygotskian sociocultural theory of mind and social constructivism, and adopting a sequential exploratory mixed-methods approach, this study explored the impact of online dynamic assessment (DA) on EFL learners' academic writing skills through one-on-one individual and online synchronous DA sessions over Google Docs. It also investigated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns
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Ebadi, Saman; Weisi, Hiwa; Monkaresi, Hamed; Bahramlou, Khosro – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Lexical inferencing has not led to substantial vocabulary gains. In previous studies, the learners were not obliged by design to notice the unfamiliar words and static approaches to assessment were adopted. In this quasi-experimental study, we adopted dynamic assessment (DA) approach and took measures to ensure noticing of the new words. Through…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
The present study explored the impact of WebQuest-based classroom on EFL learners' critical thinking and academic writing skills by collecting and analysing the data through a sequential explanatory mixed-methods approach. Two intact classes, each with ten EFL learners, attending an IELTS course at a language institute in Sanandaj, Iran, took part…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ebadi, Saman; Rahimi, Masoud – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This article reports the results of a sequential explanatory mixed-methods approach to explore the impact of online peer-editing using Google Docs and peer-editing in a face-to-face classroom on EFL learners' academic writing skills. As the study adopted a quasi-experimental design, two intact classes, each with ten EFL learners, attending an…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills