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Saeedi, Zari; Fatalaki, Javad Ahmadi; Nazari, Mohammad – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
The current study aims at gaining insight into the effectiveness of the explicit and implicit instructions of the culture capsules through multimedia resources and tracks EFL learners|' multicultural attitudes. The study sampled 43 advanced EFL learners who took part in speaking courses at Shoukoh and Safiran institutes. The researchers applied…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Direct Instruction
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Safari, Parvin; Rashidi, Nasser – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
The ultimate aim of any EFL program is to promote long life language development in learners and prepare them for the language use in real life communicative situations. However, many educational systems all over the globe might not achieve this end. Actually, a number of factors within or beyond any system can influence the success or the failure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Teacher Attitudes
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Tajabadi, Fahimeh; Taghizadeh, Mahboubeh – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was two-fold: first, it aimed at examining the impact of expository text topics on the listening comprehension of L2 learners; second, it aimed to investigate the impact of macro, micro, and macro-micro discourse markers on the listening comprehension of expository texts by L2 learners. The participants (N =105) were male…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Kaviani, Khodadad – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2009
This qualitative study was conducted in 2006-2007 and found that teachers relied on a variety of readily available media to stay informed about the Middle East and used some of them in their teaching. Teachers tried to explain to their students that every Middle Eastern Muslim is not a terrorist and Iraq was not behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Terrorism, Foreign Countries, Mass Media Effects