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Mohamadi, Zohre; Rahimpour, Massoud – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Exploring opportunities by which learners can internalize new knowledge and consolidate existing knowledge has long been a point of interest in English as a foreign language research. This study investigated how meta-talk opportunities on discourse markers created by four task types including text reconstruction, dictogloss, translation and jigsaw…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Translation, Audio Equipment
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Kewara, Punwalai; Prabjandee, Denchai – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
In Thailand, the new educational policy is mandated to encourage content teachers to integrate English in content classrooms. The policy has created tensions and misconceptions among content teachers, who must change the medium of instruction from Thai to English. This paper presents an attempt to foster teacher knowledge about the Content and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Vos, Rebecca – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Teacher principles encompass a teacher's stated assumptions, beliefs, and conceptions about acquiring and teaching a second language (L2). Due to the complex and diversified nature of how principles take form, an individual teacher's principles will influence their judgements, perceptions and instructional decisions, thus affecting the outcome of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Beliefs, Second Language Instruction
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García-Ponce, Edgar Emmanuell; Mora-Pablo, Irasema; Lengeling, M. Martha; Crawford, Troy – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
According to discoursal views on language, variations in textualization strategies are always sociocontextually motivated and never happen at random. The textual forms employed in a text, along with many other discoursal and contextual factors, could certainly affect the readability of the text, making it more or less processable for the same…
Descriptors: Design, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Context Effect
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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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Yusuf, Qismullah; Asyik, Abdul Gani; Yusuf, Yunisrina Qismullah; Rusdi, Lathifatuddini – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
This qualitative study investigated the methods used in teaching English vocabulary to very young children (i.e. toddlers) at a bilingual school in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Not much research has been published on teaching English to toddlers in the EFL context; therefore, this research is important as the results can become additional input to L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Bilingual Education
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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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Tajeddin, Zia; Adeh, Aylar – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
There is still a preference for native speaker teachers in the language teaching profession, which is supposed to influence the self-perceptions of native and nonnative teachers. However, the status of English as a globalized language is changing the legitimacy of native/nonnative teacher dichotomy. This study sought to investigate native and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers
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Farrell, Thomas S. C. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) is similar to other fields in that we must not take it for granted that novice teachers will survive their first year without some kind of support. This paper outlines how three novice ESL teachers in Canada survived their first year without any support from the school they were…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Education
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Kruk, Mariusz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
According to Ellis (2008), motivation has received a lot of interest in language learning. It is unfortunate, however, that little attention has been paid to the dynamic nature of the construct, particularly changes in motivation within single classes and series of lessons. The study whose results are reported in this paper aims at investigating…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Farrell, Thomas S. C. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Metaphors offer a lens through which language teachers express their understanding of their work. Metaphor analysis can be a powerful reflective tool for expressing meanings that underpin ways of thinking about teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language. Through reflecting on their personal teaching metaphors, teachers become more…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Figurative Language
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Yazdanmehr, Elham; Akbari, Ramin – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The present research sought to investigate how expert EFL teachers manage their class and keep its discipline. To this aim, the existing prior ELT (English Language Teaching) research on exemplary teachers' practices were reviewed and the typical class management strategies used were extracted. Moreover, 20 ELT specialists including teacher…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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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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Rashidi, Nasser; Rahimi, Mohammad; Alimorad, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Investigating how foreign language learners' discourse mediates their demotivation construction is a relatively new area of inquiry. This paper examined the discursive construction of four (two males and two females) Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' demotivation at Shiraz University, Iran. Employing Fairclough's (2003)…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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