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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study tried to examine the level of anxiety of Iranian high school students in English language exams and their attitudes towards English language learning. Further, relationship between these two variables and the differences between test anxiety and attitude in different genders and majors of study were addressed. Westside Test Anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Gheitasi, Mojtaba – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This paper investigated the extent to which Iranian EFL students are aware of the appropriate use of request speech act in English speaking contexts in terms of formality, politeness and indirectness. A researcher made discourse completion test (DCT) including 16 scenarios was distributed among 130 advanced students in private English institutes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Bazyar, Abdonour – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Over the past few decades co-teaching has attracted due attention for enhancing learning process in educational systems. Drawing on the concept of "parallel model", the present study attempted to examine the extent to which this approach can affect general language proficiency of EFL learners. To this end, through a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Jamalvandi, Behrouz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study reflects on the presentation of culture in the English textbooks adopted in Chinese high school level. The categorization by Ramirez and Hall (1990) shaped the basis of the textbook analysis. The main objectives of the inquiry were to examine the quality of representation of source, target and other cultures in the ELT textbooks.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), High School Students, Humanities, Textbooks
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Jamalvandi, Behroz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Marking as one dramatic turnover in language teaching, task-based language teaching (TBLT) has proved itself beneficial and effective in bringing about real situations of language use to take place and in satisfying communicative needs of learners while the former methods were unable to meet actual demands of learners to communicate in the target…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Language Tests, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Toni, Arman – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2009
Writing, as a productive skill, requires an accurate in-depth knowledge of the grammar system, language form and sentence structure. The emphasis on accuracy is justified in the sense that it can lead to the production of structurally correct instances of second language, and to prevent inaccuracy that may result in the production of structurally…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Quasiexperimental Design, English (Second Language), Sentence Structure
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Aliakbari, Mohammad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2002
Studied the extent to which first language and second language (l2) writing proficiency can predict performance in L2 writing. Findings suggest that writing in a foreign or second language context is necessarily a language problem, not a writing problem. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction