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Shabani, Somayyeh; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Gardener's (1985) socio-cultural model shows that culture is among the variables that can affect learning languages. In addition, a series of studies were prompted by Dörnyie (2005) to gauge the effect of motivation on language learning. This correlational study endeavored to find out any possible interaction between these variables, i.e.,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein; Zardkanloo, Reza; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The effect of using tests in test preparation courses has been subject to debate. While some scholars such as Yang and Badger (2015) believe it is a cause of positive washback effect, others argue that this issue is tentative and context-bound (Green, 2007). Therefore, this study investigated the effect of using Mock tests in International English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Scores
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Shabani, Somayeh; Ramazani, Mohammad; Alipoor, Iman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
In recent years attention has been accorded to language learners' affective factors and learning styles. Two of the significant learning styles are impulsivity and reflectivity which have not been studied as much as other styles such as introversion and extroversion. This study endeavored to find out whether or not impulsivity and reflectivity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning