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Jalilifar, Alireza; Montazeri, Ebtesam Abbasi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
While identifying the generic structure of academic introductions has been the focus of extensive research over the last few decades, investigating some, if not all, of the available linguistic resources that realize the identified generic structures seems to have been largely under-focused. In order to shed light on the way that the communicative…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Textbooks, Content Analysis, Language Usage
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Akbarian, Is'haaq; Ghanbarzadeh, Zahra; Shahri, Mohammad Afzali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Lexical profiling has yielded fruitful results for language description and pedagogy (Liu, 2014), and particularly highlighted the significance of academic vocabulary for EFL learners in this process. This investigation, likewise, attempts to comparatively profile the vocabulary, more particularly the academic vocabulary, in the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Vocabulary Development, Periodicals, Teaching Methods
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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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Khonbi, Zainab Abolfazli; Sadeghi, Karim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Idioms feature prominently in daily communication. Accordingly, teaching and learning idioms should be a primary concern in language education, including English education. However, there is relatively little research on the role of formal instruction of idioms in developing idiomatic competence. This study investigated the instructional effects…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Shafaei, Azadeh; Rahim, Hajar Abdul – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
Vocabulary knowledge is an integral part of second/foreign language learning. Thus, using teaching methods that can help learners retain and expand their vocabulary knowledge is necessary to facilitate the language learning process. The current research investigated the effectiveness of an interactive classroom method, known as Project-Based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Zarei, Abbas Ali; Aleali, Maryam – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The present study was an attempt to investigate the differences in the accessibility of phonological, semantic, and orthographic aspects of words in L2 vocabulary learning. For this purpose, a sample of 119 Iranian intermediate level EFL students in a private language institute in Karaj was selected. All of the participants received the same…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Phonology
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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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Marashi, Hamid; Tahan-Shizari, Parissa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study was an attempt to investigate the comparative impact of convergent and divergent condition tasks on EFL learners' writing and motivation. Sixty female intermediate EFL learners were selected from among a total number of 90 through their performance on a sample piloted PET and further homogenized in terms of their writing and motivation.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Writing Attitudes, Student Motivation
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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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Shirazi, Masoumeh Ahmadi; Shekarabi, Zeinab – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
This study is an attempt to investigate the effect of direct and indirect feedback on the writing performance of Iranian learners of Japanese as a foreign language. During one academic semester, three indirect feedback types including underlining, coding and translation were used as well as direct type of feedback in order to see which one makes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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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
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Sadeghi, Karim; Mosalli, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2013
Based on Robinson's (2005) Cognition Hypothesis and Skehan and Foster's (2001) Limited Attentional Capacity Model, the current study attempted to investigate the effect of manipulating task complexity on argumentative writing quality in terms of lexical complexity, fluency, grammatical accuracy, and syntactic complexity. Task complexity was…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition), College Students, Comparative Analysis