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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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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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Rezaei, Saeed; Naghibian, Mehrdad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated the role of literary texts in the development of Iranian English language learners' Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC). To fulfill this general objective, an intercultural syllabus was designed for a fourteen-session course of American English short story at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Theoretically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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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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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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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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Cieslicka, Anna B.; Heredia, Roberto R. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The current study looks at whether bilinguals varying in language dominance show a processing advantage for idiomatic over non-idiomatic phrases and to what extent this effect is modulated by idiom transparency (i.e., the degree to which the idiom's figurative meaning can be inferred from its literal analysis) and cross-language similarity (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Processing, Figurative Language, Phrase Structure
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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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Bozorgian, Hossein; Fallahpour, Sediqe – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
A surge of interest in using First Language (L1) in English as Second/Foreign Language (L2/EFL) learning has recently been developed. Despite this upsurge, the concern about using L1 by teachers and students in L2/EFL classrooms is still important for researchers to consider in the field. The focus of this study is to investigate the amount and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Moafian, Fatemeh; Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The current study investigated the association between multiple intelligences and language learning efficacy expectations among TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) university students. To fulfill the aim of the study, 108 junior and senior TEFL students were asked to complete the "Multiple Intelligence Developmental Assessment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
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Azabdaftari, Behrooz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This paper seeks to elaborate on the notion of "grammatical metaphor" intended by M. A. K. Halliday (1983) in his Functional Systemic Linguistics (FSL). "Metaphor" in linguistic parlance is "a process of mapping between two different conceptual domains--the source domain and the target domain". Halliday draws on this…
Descriptors: Grammar, Figurative Language, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
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Mushangwe, Herbert – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
This study examined how technology can help in assessing and teaching Chinese tones to foreign students who are not used to tonal languages. It was an attempt to show how we can use the PRAAT software to make learners of Chinese as a foreign language realize their tonal errors. The data used was collected from the students at the University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Tone Languages
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Behnam, Biook; Jenani, Shalaleh; Ahangari, Saeideh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The present study aimed to examine the effect of time-management training on Iranian EFL learners' test-anxiety and self-efficacy. A quasi-experimental design was used. The study was carried out in Tabriz Azad University and University of Applied Sciences and Technology. Thirty-eight BA students majoring in TEFL who enrolled in the above mentioned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Management, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ghanbarpour, Mahsa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Given that promoting learners' communicative competence in a second language (L2) is one of the primary foci of communicative language teaching approaches, the late 1980s saw an expansion in research into willingness to communicate (WTC), which is deemed to affect individuals' predisposition towards the initiation of L2 communication. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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