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Malmir, Ali; Derakhshan, Ali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Since its inception, pragmatic competence has been studied vastly; the majority of these studies, however, have examined pragmatic production, and pragmatic comprehension is chiefly under-researched. This lack of adequate research also stands true for the underlying pragmatic comprehension processes and strategies. Therefore, the present…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lan, Wang; Lam, Ricky – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2020
Research on EFL teachers' beliefs and practices is significant for teaching effectiveness. This paper investigated and compared the convergences and discrepancies between an EFL teacher's stated beliefs and observed classroom practices related to teaching an L2 speaking-oriented Topical Debates course. In mainland China, Topical Debates is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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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