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Dehghan, Farzaneh; Razmjoo, Seyyed Ayatollah – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
Academic writing at advanced levels is the most important way of demonstrating one's expertise in a discipline. Developing this kind of competence is especially a challenging effort for students in foreign language contexts. Many factors may be involved in determining why some students are more and some are less motivated in writing successful,…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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