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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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Roohani, Ali; Dayeri, Khadijeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Burnout is a persistent, negative, work-related state which involves mental, emotional, or physical exhaustion. Teacher burnout has been a major concern in mainstream education in recent years. However, it has been less examined among EFL teachers. Therefore, this study adopted a mixed methods sequential design to fill the gap by (a) identifying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Manzano, Brendalyn A. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
ELT materials evaluation is an important professional activity for ELT professionals. However, there are questions on who should perform the evaluation. Although there is a recognized importance of collaboration between researcher and non-researcher-teachers, some scholars have raised their concerns on the possible divergence between these two…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Instructional Material Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Babaii, Esmat; Lotfi Gaskaree, Behruz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present exploratory study probed Iranian in-service EAP teachers' cognitions on language teacher role identities. Life history narratives and teaching philosophy statements were employed to collect qualitative data from nine Iranian in-service EAP teachers at one of the state universities in Iran. The data included the teachers' descriptions…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Nowadays, language errors are viewed as indicators of learners' existing knowledge of the target language. Several studies have thus been conducted on the types and sources of these errors in order to help learners effectively acquire language skills. This is not an exception in Thailand where students' English writing has been reported to be a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present narrative study examined the purposes that language teachers pursue in their research studies. The study also explored the opportunities and challenges that teachers experience while doing action research. Data were collected through a survey of narrative frames among 68 teachers, reflective essays written by 9 teachers and individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Khany, Reza; Malmir, Bahareh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Teacher talk is of noteworthy significance in mainstream education and several attempts have aimed at evaluating it. The existing tools, nevertheless, are only general frameworks and with no specific focus on the main functions of teacher talk in ELT contexts. The present study gives a comprehensive account of ELT teacher talk and aims at…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interviews
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Neissari, Malihe; Ashraf, Hamid; Ghorbani, Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Employing a quasi-experimental design, this study examined the efficacy of humorous idiom video clips on the achievement of Iranian undergraduate students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Forty humorous video clips from the English Idiom Series called "The Teacher" from the BBC website were used to teach 120 idioms to 61…
Descriptors: Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Previous studies have mainly focused on homework in courses such as math and physics with little attention to homework in EFL (English as a foreign language) classes. The main purpose of the study reported in this paper was to give a voice to both EFL teachers and learners with regard to English homework. To this end, 8 EFL teachers and 19 EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Marashi, Hamid; Dolatdoost, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
This study was an attempt to investigate the relationships among Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and speaking complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) among Iranian EFL learners. To fulfill the purpose of this study, the teachers and parents of 593 male students were given the Farsi version of the CSI-4 ADHD diagnostic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Indo European Languages, Questionnaires
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Kazemi, Ali; Soleimani, Neda – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
As a factor contributing to a successful teaching career, classroom management can be affected by many latent and explicit variables. In this mixed method study, the researchers sought to scrutinize the possible connections among EFL teachers' classroom management approaches at two dimensions of behavior management and instructional management and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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