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Yousefi, Reihanne; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Tous, Maryam Danaye – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Developing research performance has become an important theme in Iranian higher educational institutions as other national and international academic institutions across the world. However, the research performance of Iranian Teaching English as a Foreign Language postgraduate candidates has been argued to be limited. In order to increase their…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), Student Research, Second Language Learning
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Sabet, Masoud Khalili; Dehghannezhad, Saeedeh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
A growing body of evidence suggests that teachers play a significant role in the process of foreign language teaching and learning. On the other hand, motivation is one of the most important pre-requisites of foreign language learning which can be influenced by many teacher-related factors such as teachers' personality characteristics and their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Abbassi, Adele; Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Tahriri, Abdorreza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study targeted to explore the effect of memory strategy on EFL learners' vocabulary retention with a consideration of learners' multiple intelligences. In this study, the memory strategy consisted of three parts of grouping, acronym and images. The participants of this study were 80 male and female EFL learners of intermediate level who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning
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Daemi, Masoumeh Naghsh; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Zafarghandi, Amir Mahdavi – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
The present study sought to examine the relationship between classroom environment and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' academic self-efficacy. To this end, a sample of 200 advanced EFL learners (146 females and 54 males) completed the "What is Happening In This Class?" (WIHIC) which consists of seven scales including…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Shabani, Mansour; Tahriri, Abdorreza; Ardebili, Samaneh Farzaneh – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
There has always been a debate whether or not the learners' first language (L1) can facilitate the process of learning foreign language. Since foreign language writing (FL) is a complicated process, it seems that the role of the learners' L1 and its effect on FL writing is of great importance in this regard. The present study aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Ability, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Tahriri, Abdorreza; Sabet, Masoud Khalili; Aeineh, Afrouz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
The present study sought to investigate the effect of portfolio assessment on idiom competence of Iranian EFL learners. For the purpose of this study, 30 students from upper-intermediate level of English proficiency took part in this study. They were chosen through convenience sampling from a language institute in Rasht, Iran. They were randomly…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Language Patterns, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies