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Haghighi, Hamzeh; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr; Khoshsima, Hooshang; Vahdany, Fereidoon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
With the emergence of innovative mobile-based tools, new opportunities have been made to enhance the quality of language learning. Keeping this in mind, the current study aimed to investigate the impact of a flipped classroom on enhancing EFL learners' pragmatic competence. To this end, 60 EFL learners from two universities in Iran were assigned…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bakhoda, Iman; Shabani, Karim – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2019
Computerized dynamic assessment (C-DA) brings the rationality of assessment-instruction integration behind dynamic assessment (DA) into computerized context through the presentation of electronic mediations (Poehner). This study attempts to unravel L2 learners' actual/developed ability and learning potential in a C-DA reading comprehension context…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Rassaei, Ehsan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
This study investigated the effects of two modes of corrective feedback, namely, face-to-face recasts and computer-mediated recasts during video-conferencing on Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' second language (L2) development. Moreover, the accuracy of the learners' interpretations of recasts in the two modalities was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages, Native Language
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Ahmadi, Alireza; Sahragard, Rahman; Babaie Shalmani, Hamed – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
The present study aimed to examine whether agent-based instruction would privilege English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners any better than mainstream approaches (e.g. analogical reasoning, guessing from context, image formation, semantic analysis, etc.) when it comes to the teaching of English idioms. It also sought to explore whether…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Figurative Language
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
The current study aimed at investigating the effects of three types of prewriting planning conditions, namely teacher-monitored collaborative planning (TMCP), student-led collaborative planning (SLCP), and individual planning (IP) on EFL learners' computer-mediated L2 written production and learning transfer from a pedagogic task to a new task of…
Descriptors: Prewriting, Collaborative Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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
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Aryadoust, Vahid; Mehran, Parisa; Alizadeh, Mehrasa – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
A few computer-assisted language learning (CALL) instruments have been developed in Iran to measure EFL (English as a foreign language) learners' attitude toward CALL. However, these instruments have no solid validity argument and accordingly would be unable to provide a reliable measurement of attitude. The present study aimed to develop a CALL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Dashtestani, Reza – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
In recent years, students have shown growing interest in mobile learning and the use of mobile devices for learning English as a foreign language (EFL). However, it appears that further research needs to be undertaken to identify students' use of mobile devices and their attitudes towards them, especially in developing countries. To achieve this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Previous task repetition studies have primarily focused on how task repetition characteristics affect the complexity, accuracy, and fluency in L2 oral production with little attention to L2 written production. The main purpose of the study reported in this paper was to examine the effects of task repetition versus procedural repetition on the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis, Language Fluency
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Rezaee, Abbas Ali; Marefat, Hamideh; Saeedakhtar, Afsaneh – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Collocational competence is recognized to be integral to native-like L2 performance, and concordancing can be of assistance in gaining this competence. This study reports on an investigation into the effect of symmetrical and asymmetrical scaffolding on the collocational competence of Iranian intermediate learners of English in the context of…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Phrase Structure, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries
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Nami, Fatemeh; Marandi, S. Susan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
The potential of wikis for learning has recently begun to capture the attention of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) research. While students' collaboration, attention to form, and perceptions of wikis in document mode have been widely addressed in previous research, the educational value of wikis used in thread mode, as discussion…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Dashtestani, Reza – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
English for academic purposes (EAP) has established itself as a considerable part of English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction in Iranian universities. Considering the Internet as a major educational source in EAP reading courses, it is highly important that the stakeholders have positive attitudes toward it and be aware of promises and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Internet
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