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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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Mirzaee, Milad; Yaqubi, Baqer – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
One of the recent issues in English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) writing instruction has been the quest for a more effective way to give feedback to L2 learners' writing drafts. Although teacher-learner writing conferences have been increasingly used for providing ample opportunity for negotiating revisions, relatively little attention…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza; Davoudi, Mohammad; Ramezanzadeh, Akram – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
In regard to the significant role of information and communication technology (ICT) in educational systems, it becomes increasingly important to gain a better understanding of the features of the language used by learners in the new contexts created by this medium. This paper aims at analyzing politeness strategies including negative politeness,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Social Influences
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Vafaeimehr, Roya – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
Academic writing, particularly writing research articles, is an indispensable part of every major in higher education. Hyland (2004) argued that a valuable means of exploring academic writing, and comparing the rhetorical features and preferences of different discourse communities, is through the metadiscourse analysis of the text. The present…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Research Reports, Computational Linguistics, Academic Discourse
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Rashidi, Nasser; Rahimi, Mohammad; Alimorad, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Investigating how foreign language learners' discourse mediates their demotivation construction is a relatively new area of inquiry. This paper examined the discursive construction of four (two males and two females) Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' demotivation at Shiraz University, Iran. Employing Fairclough's (2003)…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries