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Shabani, Karim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The present study was designed to test a group-based format of dynamic assessment (G-DA) in the context of writing over a time span of twelve weeks of instruction. A cohort of 60 students took a homogeneity test and based on the results, 44 students were selected to participate forming the two groups of experimental (N = 22) and control (N = 22).…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Cohort Analysis, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Safa, Mohammad Ahmadi; Beheshti, Shima – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Drawing on sociocultural theory, this study explored the impact of interactionist and interventionist approaches to group dynamic assessment (GDA) on Iranian intermediate English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' listening comprehension development. To this end, 90 intermediate EFL learners were divided into two experimental and a control…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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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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Khanlarzadeh, Mobin; Nemati, Majid – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The effectiveness of written corrective feedback (WCF) in the improvement of language learners' grammatical accuracy has been a topic of interest in SLA studies for the past couple of decades. The present study reports the findings of a three-month study investigating the effect of direct unfocused WCF on the grammatical accuracy of elementary…
Descriptors: Grammar, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Experimental Groups
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Seifoori, Zohreh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The present inquiry inspected the impact of metacognitive awareness on the fluency of 114 Iranian TEFL learners' task-based oral output. The participants in six intact classes were selected from a population of 120 English sophomores based on their scores on proficiency pre-test. The classes were randomly assigned as two tripartite groups of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Sadeghi Beniss, Aram Reza; Edalati Bazzaz, Vahid – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The current study attempted to establish baseline quantitative data on the impacts of pushed output on two components of speaking (i.e., accuracy and fluency). To achieve this purpose, 30 female EFL learners were selected from a whole population pool of 50 based on the standard test of IELTS interview and were randomly assigned into an…
Descriptors: Accuracy, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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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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Ahangari, Saeideh; Sepehran, Hayedeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Intertextuality is the relation of each text with the texts surrounding it. Any word or phrase we are writing or saying has relationship with what we have heard or seen before. This shared language makes others understand us. On the other hand, critical thinking is the ability to think reasonably, reflectively and skillfully. Since it is believed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Critical Literacy
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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