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Olivier, Jako – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing involves a number of skills and being self-directed in the process would contribute to greater effectivity. The concept of autonomography, or being self-directed in terms of writing, draws from the literature on self-directed learning and specifically self-directed writing, where concepts such as self-regulation and learner autonomy are…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Variation, Indo European Languages, Problem Solving
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Munalim, Leonardo O.; Gonong, Gina O. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Reflective Teaching as a relatively new approach toward teaching and education can be traced back to Dewey's (1933) assertion of reflective action. To date, methodologies remain almost recursive. Arguably, the modality of written genres may tempt the teachers to produce cursory reflective writings. This exploratory paper presents the sorts of…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Ebadi, Saman; Salman, Ahmet Rawdhan; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan; Weisi, Hiwa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing a Master of Arts (MA) thesis is a challenging task for postgraduate students. This complexity is of great significance when one is writing in his/her second language. From this perspective, genrecentered approaches help non-natives enhance their understanding of academic and scientific texts. This study is intended to comparatively…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asgari, Majid; Ketabi, Saeed; Amirian, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study reports the findings of the research conducted on the effects of Interest-Based Language Teaching (IBLT) on Persian students' interest in L2 learning, and their achievement in reading comprehension. With the aim of improving L2 learning in the university level, the study investigated whether selecting instructional materials based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Student Interests, Second Language Learning
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Masoumpanah, Zahra; Tahririan, Mohammad Hassan; Afzali, Katayoon; Alibabaee, Ahmad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study was an attempt to evaluate practicum courses at Farhangian University. Since practicum is a significant component of teacher education which links theory to practice and prepares student-teachers for their work, this study was intended to explore the extent to which (1) the practicum objectives stated in the 'Curriculum Document of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Evaluation, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education
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Taherkhani, Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Many studies have addressed the issue of collaborative teaching in EAP courses; however, there is a gap in the literature concerning EAP teachers' cognitions and actual practices regarding collaborative EAP teaching, especially in contexts like Iran where EAP courses are taught by either language teachers or content teachers - subject specialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Mertelj, Darja – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
There is scarce evidence of publications pertaining to the phenomenon that a foreign teachers' language in fact is a language for specific purposes. In the field of (foreign) languages for specific purposes, traditionally linked to a vast variety of professional and academic domains, it seems that LSP teachers' language has not yet gained due…
Descriptors: Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Gutiérrez, María V. Alvarado; Adasme, Mónica A. Neira; Westmacott, Anne – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This paper presents an action research study conducted to explore how to strengthen pre-service EFL teacher professional identities through reflective practice at a university in the north of Chile. A 10- week workshop was developed to introduce participants to reflective practice as they took their extended teaching practicum. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Cirocki, Andrzej; Widodo, Handoyo Puji – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This article presents how reflective practice is promoted through continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for pre- and in-service EFL teachers in Indonesia. The purpose of such workshops is threefold: to encourage teachers to take responsibility for their professional growth; to guide teachers in selecting specific aspects of practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Educators, Professional Continuing Education
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Ranjbar, Naser; Ghonsooly, Behzad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Vygotsky's writings on Sociocultural Theory (SCT) of mind, his concept of Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and its related metaphor, scaffolding, serve as the theoretical basis for the study of peer collaboration. This paper aimed at examining the effects of peer-scaffolding on EFL writing ability and finding out how revising techniques are…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Sociocultural Patterns, Collaborative Writing
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Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
While there is a plethora of research on pronunciation problems of EFL learners with different L1 backgrounds, published empirical studies on syllabification errors of Iraqi Kurdish EFL learners are scarce. Therefore, to contribute to this line of research, the present study set out to investigate difficulties of this group of learners in the…
Descriptors: Phonemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sadeghi, Karim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
John I. Liontas, Ph.D. is an associate professor of foreign languages, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and technology in education and second language acquisition (TESLA), and director and faculty of the TESLA doctoral program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Liontas is a distinguished thought leader, author, and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Moradkhani, Shahab – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The aim of the current study was twofold: identifying the constituent components of language teacher educators' pedagogical knowledge, and investigating possible differences among teachers, teacher educators, and university professors' opinions about these components. Data were collected from 436 participants using a questionnaire. The results of…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alahdadi, Shadi; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
A key objective of education is to prepare individuals to be fully-functioning learners. This entails developing the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, cultural, and emotional competencies. The present study aimed to examine the interrelationships among adaptability, tolerance of ambiguity, cultural intelligence, learning approach, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cognitive Style, Translation, Language Teachers
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