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Olivier, Jako – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing involves a number of skills and being self-directed in the process would contribute to greater effectivity. The concept of autonomography, or being self-directed in terms of writing, draws from the literature on self-directed learning and specifically self-directed writing, where concepts such as self-regulation and learner autonomy are…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Variation, Indo European Languages, Problem Solving
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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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Marashi, Hamid; Assgar, Faezeh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This study was an attempt to investigate the relationship between EFL teachers' effective classroom management and EFL learners' anxiety and learning strategies. Accordingly, two questionnaires and a checklist were used: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS), and Murdoch's checklist. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Classroom Techniques
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Gutiérrez, María V. Alvarado; Adasme, Mónica A. Neira; Westmacott, Anne – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
This paper presents an action research study conducted to explore how to strengthen pre-service EFL teacher professional identities through reflective practice at a university in the north of Chile. A 10- week workshop was developed to introduce participants to reflective practice as they took their extended teaching practicum. Reflections were…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Rezaei, Saeed; Naghibian, Mehrdad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This study investigated the role of literary texts in the development of Iranian English language learners' Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC). To fulfill this general objective, an intercultural syllabus was designed for a fourteen-session course of American English short story at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Theoretically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Students
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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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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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Ahmadi Safa, Mohammad; Moradi, Mohammad; Hamzavi, Raouf – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The current study aimed at investigating the nature of EFL teachers and learners' perspectives on the intercultural competence potentiality of an EFL textbook, i.e. "Top Notch Series," which is used extensively in Iranian institutional EFL context. To this end, forty EFL teachers and eighty-eight advanced EFL learners from private…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Questionnaires, Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers
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Bozorgian, Hossein; Fallahpour, Sediqe – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
A surge of interest in using First Language (L1) in English as Second/Foreign Language (L2/EFL) learning has recently been developed. Despite this upsurge, the concern about using L1 by teachers and students in L2/EFL classrooms is still important for researchers to consider in the field. The focus of this study is to investigate the amount and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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Rahimi, Mehrak; Karkami, Fatemeh Hosseini – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This study investigated the role of EFL teachers' classroom discipline strategies in their teaching effectiveness and their students' motivation and achievement in learning English as a foreign language. 1408 junior high-school students expressed their perceptions of the strategies their English teachers used (punishment, recognition/reward,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Moafian, Fatemeh; Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The current study investigated the association between multiple intelligences and language learning efficacy expectations among TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) university students. To fulfill the aim of the study, 108 junior and senior TEFL students were asked to complete the "Multiple Intelligence Developmental Assessment…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multiple Intelligences, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
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