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Iranmanesh, Asma; Darani, Laya Heidari – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
For years, finding ways and materials to make the learning experience for EFL learners more inspiring and fruitful has been one of the most important tasks of English teaching. The main aim of this study was to examine the effects of movies and gender on learning English idiomatic and everyday expressions among Iranian EFL learners. The sample of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Films
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Alavi, Seyed Mohammad; Bordbar, Soodeh – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysis is a key element in evaluating educational test fairness and validity. One of the frequently cited sources of construct-irrelevant variance is gender which has an important role in the university entrance exam; therefore, it causes bias and consequently undermines test validity. The present study aims…
Descriptors: Test Bias, High Stakes Tests, Gender Differences, Item Response Theory
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Yaghobian, Farideh; Samuel, Moses; Mahmoudi, Marzieh – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
This study investigates the functions served by learners' first language (L1) in classroom interaction among Iranian learners of English (L2). The study aims to determine how learners' L1 serves them in their L2 learning. It adopts a qualitative approach. The study involved the participation of eleven Grade 9 learners in one Iranian high school in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Inner Speech (Subvocal)
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Sirmandi, Effat Heidari; Sardareh, Sedigheh Abbasnasab – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of bimodal subtitled films on vocabulary learning among Iranian EFL learners. To achieve this purpose, 60 male and female intermediate learners who were studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Pardis Memar Institiute in Bandar Abbas, Iran, participated in this study. A standard proficiency…
Descriptors: News Reporting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Azimi, Mozhgan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
Anxiety has an important role in teaching and learning. If teachers can recognize which kind of tests create high anxiety then they will be able to omit these kinds of tests. Then, the results of test can probably show the students' knowledge more carefully. The subjects of the present study were sixty Iranian female junior university students.…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Cloze Procedure, Test Anxiety, College Freshmen
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Soltaninejad, Mehraneh – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between achievement goal orientations and Learning Strategies. The sample of study consists of 350 public high school students (135 males and 215 females, mean age: 17 ± 0.65) from two high schools in Kerman province of Iran selected by random multistage cluster sampling method. In this…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies, Structural Equation Models, Investigations
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Kamalizad, Jalal; Samuel, Moses – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
Responding to the controversies in the results of past studies regarding the impact of language proficiency on learners' use of language learning strategies, this article reports the effect of language proficiency on the strategy use of Iranian English learners across two different settings, namely ESL Malaysia, and EFL Iran. Some 157 Iranian…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Azimi, Mozhgan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The present study wants to find out the reasons for choosing the current methods/techniques for teaching grammar and it also wants to investigate whether there is a relation between teachers' thinking and their actions in the class or not. For this reason, four language teachers were selected. The subjects were selected by non-random sampling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Jalilehvand, Maryam; Samuel, Moses – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
Based on the schema theory, it has been found that the background knowledge of males and females differs. This difference in background knowledge can affect the students' reading comprehension. In Iran, although boys and girls study in different schools, they follow the same curricula and syllabuses in all the schools. The present article reports…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, Schemata (Cognition)