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Soureshjani, Kamal Heidari; Safikhani, Arezoo – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
Metaphoric language and understanding such a language have been of central concern in not only private language schools for intermediate and advanced learners, but in universities for students whose major is English. Besides, as Ellis (1994) maintains, various individual differences have an effect on students' performance and learning. One of the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Individual Differences
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
Taase, Yoones – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate locally designed ELT textbooks in the light of multiple intelligences theory. Three textbooks (grade 1.2.3) used in guidance school of Iranian educational system were analyzed using MI checklist developed by Botelho, Mario do Rozarioand. Catered for kinds of intelligences in the activities and exercises…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Asiyaban, Amir R.; Bagheri, Mohammad S. – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This research was conducted to find out whether or not using "translation" technique in vocabulary teaching would have any positive effects on the "free active" vocabulary of Iranian learners of English. To carry out the research, eighty-eight intermediate male and female students were chosen. The participants were divided into…
Descriptors: Translation, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The Communicative Ability in language testing originates from a theory of language as communication proposed by Hymes (1972) and known as "communicative competence". The literature on language testing suggests that the practicality of communicative language testing (CLT) varies depending on how the instructors and teachers conceptualize…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Theory
Dehghan, Farzaneh; Sadighi, Firooz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Reading skill has taken on an important role in most EFL teaching situations. While linguistic knowledge is only one aspect of this skill, background knowledge including culture can also play an important role (Alptekin, 2006; Johnson, 1981; Pritchard, 1990; Steffensen, Chitra, & Anderson, 1979). This study investigated the effect of cultural…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Aeen, Laleh – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The present study examined the impact of practicing autonomy on the writing proficiency of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. To this end, Preliminary English Test (PET) by Thomas and Sharon (2006) was administered to 92 intermediate language learners as a pre-test. Accordingly, 60 homogeneous learners comprised the research sample. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Writing Skills
Peyman, Somayeh; Sadighi, Firooz – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This investigation intended to find out the relationship between EFL learners' stress and their reading comprehension. The subjects who included ninety EFL juniors from Shiraz Azad University were asked to answer a standardized reading comprehension test and a stress questionnaire. After finding out the results of stress questionnaire, 10% of the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Stress Variables
Tahriri, Abdorreza; Divsar, Hoda – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Increasing attention paid to learner-centered pedagogy in recent years has highlighted the examination of intelligence and language learning strategies (LLSs) among others. This study explores EFL learners' perceived use of language learning strategies across various intelligence types as reflected in Gardner's 1983 Multiple Intelligences Theory.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Language Usage, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Strategies
Rashidi, Nasser; Omid, Ahmad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Iranian EFL learners' beliefs on the role of RL in vocabulary learning, and how it could affect their achievement. One-hundred and three students majoring in English (Literature, Translation, and Teaching) at the Departments of Foreign Languages and Linguistics at Roudehen and the Western Branch of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Memorization, Correlation, Foreign Countries
Ahmadi, Alireza – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study investigated the effect of the title and ambiguity tolerance on the comprehensibility of a non-text. To this end, ten irrelevant sentences from different texts were put together to make two seemingly cohesive and coherent texts. The two texts were exactly the same except for the fact that one of them carried a title whereas the other…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Figurative Language, English (Second Language)
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
Bagheri, Mohammad Sadegh; Fazel, Ismaeil – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
In recent years, idioms have received overwhelming attention in language pedagogy. Experts in the field have sought ways to optimize learning and teaching of these prefabricated language chunks. It is now maintained that the meaning of idioms which was once deemed as arbitrary is somehow "motivated" by their literal, original usage.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Advanced Students
Rashidi, Nasser; Khosravi, Negar – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
This study was conducted to investigate the extent to which scores on depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge as two dimensions of vocabulary knowledge would contribute to predicting the EFL learners' reading performance with a minimum vocabulary size of 3000 word families and also to find out the difference, if any, between the reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah; Heydari Tabrizi, Hossein – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
The MA Entrance Examinations (MAEE) held in Iran since 1990 are frequently criticized as being invalid, unstandardized exams with lots of problem in terms of principles of testing in general and test construction in particular (for instance, Jafarpur, 1996). To make sound judgments about such objections, the present study dealt with a content…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, Validity, Foreign Countries
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