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Gedamu, Abate Demissie – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Thesis supervisor supervisory styles play central roles in enhancing timely and quality completion of thesis works. To this effect, this study aimed at exploring TEFL graduate supervisees' perception of their thesis supervisors' supervisory style(s), the supervisees' level of satisfaction with thesis supervision, and the association between…
Descriptors: Theses, Supervisory Methods, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Tavakoli, Parvaneh; Hasrati, Mostafa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This paper has investigated the way the dissertation writing component of MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programmes in Iran has changed over the past decade in relation to globalization. The data, collected from 40 questionnaires completed by Iranian academic staff teaching these programmes, suggest that while change in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Masters Theses, Second Language Instruction
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Manzano, Brendalyn A. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
ELT materials evaluation is an important professional activity for ELT professionals. However, there are questions on who should perform the evaluation. Although there is a recognized importance of collaboration between researcher and non-researcher-teachers, some scholars have raised their concerns on the possible divergence between these two…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Instructional Material Evaluation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Moradkhani, Shahab – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The aim of the current study was twofold: identifying the constituent components of language teacher educators' pedagogical knowledge, and investigating possible differences among teachers, teacher educators, and university professors' opinions about these components. Data were collected from 436 participants using a questionnaire. The results of…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Afshar, Hassan Soodmand; Hamzavi, Raouf – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The present study explored the characteristics of 147 Iranian EFL teachers teaching at senior secondary schools (N = 62) and those teaching in private language institutes (N = 85). Data were collected through a Likert-scale teacher characteristics questionnaire mainly adapted from Borg (2006). Also, for data triangulation purposes, 20 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales, Oral Language, Semi Structured Interviews
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Khezerlou, Ebrahim – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
The study aimed at measuring the perceived Professional Self-esteem, Emotional Exhaustion (EE), Depersonalization (DP), and Personal Accomplishment (PA) of Iranian (n = 230) and Turkish (n = 156) EFL teachers and determining the prediction role of Professional Self-esteem in EE, DP, and PA processes. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Professional Identity, Teacher Burnout
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Alahdadi, Shadi; Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
A key objective of education is to prepare individuals to be fully-functioning learners. This entails developing the cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, cultural, and emotional competencies. The present study aimed to examine the interrelationships among adaptability, tolerance of ambiguity, cultural intelligence, learning approach, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cognitive Style, Translation, Language Teachers
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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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Gomari, Hamid; Marshall, Dylan – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Pawley and Syder (1983) pointed out that idiomatic expressions can be discussed in terms of nativelike selection (NLS), which refers to the ability of the native speaker to express his/her intended meaning using an expression that is not only grammatical but also nativelike. In the current study, Pearson's correlation coefficients were used to…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Questionnaires, English for Academic Purposes, International Schools
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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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Burns, Anne; Westmacott, Anne; Ferrer, Antonieta Hidalgo – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Accounts of how teacher educators begin to plan, develop, and support action research programmes for language teachers are rare, as are descriptions of the responses of the teachers who participate. This article documents and analyses the initial processes of introducing and supporting a new programme of action research for language teachers at…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Sadeghi, Karim; Sa'adatpourvahid, Morteza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
The present study was conducted to find out the level of job satisfaction and stress among Iranian EFL teachers. More precisely, an attempt was made to investigate the main sources of EFL teachers' stress, their level of satisfaction with the job and the relationship between occupational stress and instructors' age, marital status and tenure.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Marital Status, Questionnaires
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Anani Sarab, Mohammad Reza; Monfared, Abbas; Safarzadeh, Mohammad Meisam – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) is advocated by many applied linguists as a common vehicle to curriculum innovation in many ELT contexts. It represents a change of focus in language teaching from linguistic structures to learners' need for developing communication skills. In recent years, the Iranian Ministry of Education has introduced the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Amiryousefi, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
Previous studies have mainly focused on homework in courses such as math and physics with little attention to homework in EFL (English as a foreign language) classes. The main purpose of the study reported in this paper was to give a voice to both EFL teachers and learners with regard to English homework. To this end, 8 EFL teachers and 19 EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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