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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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Clark-Goff, Kylah; Eslami, Zohreh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The beliefs a teacher carries into the classroom are a strong predictor of behaviour and, thus, have educational implications. With more English Language Learners (ELLs) worldwide, in mainstream classrooms in English speaking countries and in content-based classes in other countries around the globe than ever before, it is essential that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Ebadi, Saman; Saeedian, Abdulbaset – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Derived from Vygotsky's works, dynamic assessment (DA) enables learners to move beyond their current level of functioning through offering needs-sensitized mediation. This study aimed at exploring the learners' development in novel and increasingly more challenging situations called transcendence (TR) in an L2 context focusing on reading…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Testing, Language Tests
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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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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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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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Akbarzadeh, Roya; Saeidi, Mahnaz; Chehreh, Mahtaj – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The role of teacher-student interaction and collaboration in solving linguistic problems has recently been in the center of SLA research. Accordingly, this study investigated the effect of Oral Interactive Feedback (OIF) on the accuracy and complexity of Iranian intermediate EFL learners' writing. After ensuring the homogeneity using Preliminary…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Accuracy, Feedback (Response), Statistical Analysis
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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