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Rashidi, Naser; Hosseini, Seyyed Ali – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study was an attempt to investigate the perceptions of the Iranian foreign language policy makers as articulated in Iran's foreign language policy document using a systemic functional linguistics approach. To this end, the type of processes and participants who have been used in Iran's foreign language policy document were identified…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy, Linguistics
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Munalim, Leonardo O.; Gonong, Gina O. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Reflective Teaching as a relatively new approach toward teaching and education can be traced back to Dewey's (1933) assertion of reflective action. To date, methodologies remain almost recursive. Arguably, the modality of written genres may tempt the teachers to produce cursory reflective writings. This exploratory paper presents the sorts of…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Speech Communication, English (Second Language)
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Ebadi, Saman; Salman, Ahmet Rawdhan; Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan; Weisi, Hiwa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing a Master of Arts (MA) thesis is a challenging task for postgraduate students. This complexity is of great significance when one is writing in his/her second language. From this perspective, genrecentered approaches help non-natives enhance their understanding of academic and scientific texts. This study is intended to comparatively…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Roohani, Ali; Dayeri, Khadijeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Burnout is a persistent, negative, work-related state which involves mental, emotional, or physical exhaustion. Teacher burnout has been a major concern in mainstream education in recent years. However, it has been less examined among EFL teachers. Therefore, this study adopted a mixed methods sequential design to fill the gap by (a) identifying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Teng, Mark Feng – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Existing research on learner identity stresses a need to explore how the way one perceives oneself as an EFL learner has impacts on his or her investment in the endeavor to learn English. Likewise, examining the factors that influence identity and investment in EFL learning is also essential. In the present study, data were triangulated to explore…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asgari, Majid; Ketabi, Saeed; Amirian, Zahra – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study reports the findings of the research conducted on the effects of Interest-Based Language Teaching (IBLT) on Persian students' interest in L2 learning, and their achievement in reading comprehension. With the aim of improving L2 learning in the university level, the study investigated whether selecting instructional materials based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Student Interests, Second Language Learning
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Vodopija-Krstanovic, Irena; Marinac, Mladen – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
English as an international language (EIL) is considered by applied linguists to be a new paradigm for research, practice and English language teaching (ELT). However, it appears that English language teachers have little voice in these discussions, and the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom has remained largely unaffected by EIL,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes, Official Languages
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Taherkhani, Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Many studies have addressed the issue of collaborative teaching in EAP courses; however, there is a gap in the literature concerning EAP teachers' cognitions and actual practices regarding collaborative EAP teaching, especially in contexts like Iran where EAP courses are taught by either language teachers or content teachers - subject specialist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Mertelj, Darja – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
There is scarce evidence of publications pertaining to the phenomenon that a foreign teachers' language in fact is a language for specific purposes. In the field of (foreign) languages for specific purposes, traditionally linked to a vast variety of professional and academic domains, it seems that LSP teachers' language has not yet gained due…
Descriptors: Languages for Special Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Yeo, Marie; Lewis, Marilyn – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Although co-authoring is commonly practised, we know little about its actual process. How do authors choose their collaborators? How do they make decisions about the writing process? What obstacles do they face and how do they overcome them? What do they see as the benefits and pitfalls of coauthoring? This article begins by demonstrating the…
Descriptors: Authors, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Donyaie, Shadi; Afshar, Hassan Soodmand – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The study examined the extent to which Iranian EFL teachers were familiar with reflective journal writing (RJW), the possible contribution of a consciousness-raising interactive workshop to the participants' individual and collective journal writing, and their perception of the barriers to RJW. The study enjoyed a qualitative design employing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Rahmati, Teymour; Sadeghi, Karim; Ghaderi, Farah – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study explored the development of language teacher immunity among Iranian in-service English as a Foreign/Second Language (EFL) teachers (N=15) working at public high schools. Drawing on semi-structured interview data, the study found that low self-confidence, students' demotivation, low income, limited facilities, lack of enough time…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Bonabi, Mina Abbasi; Lotfipour-Saedi, Kazem; Hemmati, Fatemeh; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr – 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: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Discourse, Statistical Analysis, Applied Linguistics
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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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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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