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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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Estaji, Masoomeh; Vafaeimehr, Roya – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
Academic writing, particularly writing research articles, is an indispensable part of every major in higher education. Hyland (2004) argued that a valuable means of exploring academic writing, and comparing the rhetorical features and preferences of different discourse communities, is through the metadiscourse analysis of the text. The present…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Research Reports, Computational Linguistics, Academic Discourse
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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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Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
The gap between research and practice has been an endemic feature of the Iranian English language teaching profession. This concern has recently received major attention by the call for empirical investigations to be conducted in order to improve the relationship between research and practice. The purpose of the present study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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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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Azabdaftari, Behrooz – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This paper seeks to elaborate on the notion of "grammatical metaphor" intended by M. A. K. Halliday (1983) in his Functional Systemic Linguistics (FSL). "Metaphor" in linguistic parlance is "a process of mapping between two different conceptual domains--the source domain and the target domain". Halliday draws on this…
Descriptors: Grammar, Figurative Language, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
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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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Sadeghi Beniss, Aram Reza; Edalati Bazzaz, Vahid – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The current study attempted to establish baseline quantitative data on the impacts of pushed output on two components of speaking (i.e., accuracy and fluency). To achieve this purpose, 30 female EFL learners were selected from a whole population pool of 50 based on the standard test of IELTS interview and were randomly assigned into an…
Descriptors: Accuracy, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Second Language Learning
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Jalilifar, Alireza; Mehrabi, Khodayar – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The current study provided cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary analyses of the distribution of directives in discussion and conclusion sections of English and Persian research articles (RAs) in disciplines of physics, chemistry, counseling, and sociology, representing hard and soft sciences, respectively. To that aim, 80 RAs from both English…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cross Cultural Studies, Indo European Languages, English
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Mushangwe, Herbert – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
This study examined how technology can help in assessing and teaching Chinese tones to foreign students who are not used to tonal languages. It was an attempt to show how we can use the PRAAT software to make learners of Chinese as a foreign language realize their tonal errors. The data used was collected from the students at the University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Tone Languages
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Behnam, Biook; Jenani, Shalaleh; Ahangari, Saeideh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
The present study aimed to examine the effect of time-management training on Iranian EFL learners' test-anxiety and self-efficacy. A quasi-experimental design was used. The study was carried out in Tabriz Azad University and University of Applied Sciences and Technology. Thirty-eight BA students majoring in TEFL who enrolled in the above mentioned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Management, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Seifoori, Zohreh – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Metacognition involves conscious thinking about one's learning and is implemented in language learning when learners set goals and evaluate their performance, plan their studies, use their language knowledge, attend to the input, search speaking and reading opportunities and ways of enhancing their learning outcomes and focus on their errors. This…
Descriptors: Metacognition, College Freshmen, Gender Differences, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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Ghanbarpour, Mahsa – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014
Given that promoting learners' communicative competence in a second language (L2) is one of the primary foci of communicative language teaching approaches, the late 1980s saw an expansion in research into willingness to communicate (WTC), which is deemed to affect individuals' predisposition towards the initiation of L2 communication. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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