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Cirocki, Andrzej; Anam, Syafi'ul; Retnaningdyah, Pratiwi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The notion of learner autonomy has attracted the close attention of scholars, teachers, policy makers and researchers in various countries. In Indonesia, while its scope remains limited, learner independence is one of the highlights of the current curriculum. The purpose of this study was threefold: to investigate how Indonesian secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Personal Autonomy, English Language Learners
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Rahmati, Teymour; Sadeghi, Karim; Ghaderi, Farah – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study explored the development of language teacher immunity among Iranian in-service English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL) teachers (N=15) working at public high schools. Drawing on semi-structured interview data, the study found that low self-confidence, students' demotivation, low income, limited facilities, lack of enough time…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Kewara, Punwalai; Prabjandee, Denchai – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
In Thailand, the new educational policy is mandated to encourage content teachers to integrate English in content classrooms. The policy has created tensions and misconceptions among content teachers, who must change the medium of instruction from Thai to English. This paper presents an attempt to foster teacher knowledge about the Content and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Hamzavi, Raouf – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present study explored the characteristics of 147 Iranian EFL teachers teaching at senior secondary schools (N = 62) and those teaching in private language institutes (N = 85). Data were collected through a Likert-scale teacher characteristics questionnaire mainly adapted from Borg (2006). Also, for data triangulation purposes, 20 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales, Oral Language, Semi Structured Interviews
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Khezerlou, Ebrahim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The study aimed at measuring the perceived Professional Self-esteem, Emotional Exhaustion (EE), Depersonalization (DP), and Personal Accomplishment (PA) of Iranian (n = 230) and Turkish (n = 156) EFL teachers and determining the prediction role of Professional Self-esteem in EE, DP, and PA processes. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Professional Identity, Teacher Burnout
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Anani Sarab, Mohammad Reza; Monfared, Abbas; Safarzadeh, Mohammad Meisam – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is advocated by many applied linguists as a common vehicle to curriculum innovation in many ELT contexts. It represents a change of focus in language teaching from linguistic structures to learners' need for developing communication skills. In recent years, the Iranian Ministry of Education has introduced the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kruk, Mariusz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
According to Ellis (2008), motivation has received a lot of interest in language learning. It is unfortunate, however, that little attention has been paid to the dynamic nature of the construct, particularly changes in motivation within single classes and series of lessons. The study whose results are reported in this paper aims at investigating…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Doosti, Mehdi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
As part of a large-scale project, this study investigated the differences between satisfied and dissatisfied Iranian junior secondary school English teachers in terms of their job performance. To this end, 64 Iranian English teachers and 1774 of their students completed a validated questionnaire specifically developed to investigate EFL teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Rahimi, Mehrak; Karkami, Fatemeh Hosseini – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigated the role of EFL teachers' classroom discipline strategies in their teaching effectiveness and their students' motivation and achievement in learning English as a foreign language. 1408 junior high-school students expressed their perceptions of the strategies their English teachers used (punishment, recognition/reward,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Rouhi, Afsar; Nabavi, Seyyede-Masumeh; Mohebbi, Hassan – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
In this study, an attempt was made to examine the effects of previewing questions, repetition of input, and topic preparation on listening comprehension of Iranian learners of English. The study was conducted with 104 high school students in 3 experimental and one control groups. The participants in the previewing questions group read the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Repetition, Listening Comprehension