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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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Green, Anthony – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This paper describes the growing interest in assessment for learning (AfL) approaches in language education. It explains the term, traces the origins of AfL in developments in general education and considers the evidence for its claimed impact on learning outcomes. The paper sets out some of the challenges involved in researching, implementing and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo; Yasaei, Hasti – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Despite many studies on assessment literacy, scant attention has been devoted to classroom assessment literacy for speaking. To bridge this gap, the present study set out to explore novice and experienced English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' classroom assessment literacy for speaking. Twenty-six novice and experienced EFL teachers first…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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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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Khajavy, Gholam Hassan; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Fatemi, Azar Hosseini; Frenzel, Anne C. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Drawing upon appraisal-theoretical framework (Frenzel, 2014), this study aimed at examining the antecedents of pleasant and unpleasant emotions experienced by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in Iran. Results of semi-structured interviews with eleven EFL teachers teaching in private language institutes showed that positive interaction…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Emotional Response
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Liontas, John I. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
This article takes a critical second look at understanding idiomaticity in CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). The conditions markedly affecting second language teaching and learning are highlighted amidst pedagogical constructs supporting the reconstructive nature of idiomatic understanding and production in English. The ensuing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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Véliz-Campos, Mauricio – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
The study aimed to establish whether there is a relationship between L2 aptitude, pronunciation learning strategies (PLSs), and pronunciation performance in pre-service English language teachers in Chile. In so doing, the study also uncovers PLS use by the participants. Through a correlational and statistically descriptive methodology, all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pronunciation, Learning Strategies, Preservice Teachers
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Nguyen, Thi Thuy Loan – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
Nowadays, language errors are viewed as indicators of learners' existing knowledge of the target language. Several studies have thus been conducted on the types and sources of these errors in order to help learners effectively acquire language skills. This is not an exception in Thailand where students' English writing has been reported to be a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ranjbar, Naser; Ghonsooly, Behzad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Vygotsky's writings on Sociocultural Theory (SCT) of mind, his concept of Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and its related metaphor, scaffolding, serve as the theoretical basis for the study of peer collaboration. This paper aimed at examining the effects of peer-scaffolding on EFL writing ability and finding out how revising techniques are…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Sociocultural Patterns, Collaborative Writing
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Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
While there is a plethora of research on pronunciation problems of EFL learners with different L1 backgrounds, published empirical studies on syllabification errors of Iraqi Kurdish EFL learners are scarce. Therefore, to contribute to this line of research, the present study set out to investigate difficulties of this group of learners in the…
Descriptors: Phonemes, English (Second Language), 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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Jalilifar, Alireza; Montazeri, Ebtesam Abbasi – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
While identifying the generic structure of academic introductions has been the focus of extensive research over the last few decades, investigating some, if not all, of the available linguistic resources that realize the identified generic structures seems to have been largely under-focused. In order to shed light on the way that the communicative…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Textbooks, Content Analysis, Language Usage
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Gheisari, Nouzar – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2017
Theoretically framed within Vygotskyan sociocultural theory (SCT) of mind, the present study investigated resurfacing of private speech markers by Iranian elementary female EFL learners in teacher-learner interactions. To this end, an elementary EFL class including 12 female learners and a same-sex teacher were selected as the participants of the…
Descriptors: Inner Speech (Subvocal), Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language), Metalinguistics
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