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Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Ketabi, Saeed; Tavakoli, Mansoor – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a person-centred future time perspective (FTP) intervention on Iranian EFL students' willingness to communicate (WTC) in English. Through one-on-one interviews with the participants, the researchers tried to build a connection between students' English learning at school and their goals in future, and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Perspective, Intervention, Second Language Learning
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Khezrlou, Sima – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
The ways that Iranian universities prepare their students for their future academic and professional lives are changing. Many universities have launched innovative practice in the use of technology in teaching and learning, aiming to present student learners with an engaging experience. The adoption of an innovation necessitates considering the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ghafarpour, Hajar – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The uniqueness of the Language Classroom and its complexity raises a need for foreign language teachers to develop necessary skills and knowledge to observe, analyse and evaluate their classroom discourse. Hence, interactional awareness of language teachers is an integral part of pedagogical and practical knowledge. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Diaries, Guidelines
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Khany, Reza; Nejad, Ali Mansouri – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This study examines the relationship between L2 willingness to communicate (L2WTC), L2 unwillingness to communicate (L2UWTC) and the personality traits of openness to experience and extraversion in an Iranian context. The Pearson correlation and descriptive statistics were used to analyse the results from a study with 217 English major students. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Structural Equation Models, Communication (Thought Transfer), English (Second Language)
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Nejadghanbar, Hassan – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Despite the importance of reflection on critical incidents (CIs), there are only a few studies in ELT literature addressing English language teachers' CIs (Farrell, 2008). Accordingly, this study was conducted to explore and discuss how six in-service EFL teachers reflected on and reported their CIs. In so doing, the participant teachers reflected…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Critical Incidents Method
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Ashtarian, Soroor; Weisi, Hiwa – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Investigating supervision comments, as a form of interaction between the teacher and the learner, is an area of research that has received little attention so far in spite of being crucial in creating an atmosphere of friendship and confidence-building. Previous research in this area has emphasized the role of affect in supervision comments in…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Ghahari, Shima; Basanjideh, Mahin – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2015
The study aimed at exploring the psychological as well as educational outcomes of strategies awareness and use. We set out to examine the effect of reading strategic investment on language achievement and problem solving ability (PSA). The participating EFL learners were heterogeneous in terms of reading instruction; two of the intact groups had…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Structural Equation Models, Second Language Learning, Metacognition
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Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Janbaz, Fateme – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Since listening is a crucial component of language competence and fundamental for successful communication as well, its development has been gradually given much attention from language teachers and researchers. This study is aimed at investigating the effectiveness of two pre-listening supports, i.e. question preview and topic preparation on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension Tests
Samar, Reza Ghafar; Moradkhani, Shahab – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Although many language teachers resort to their first language (L1) at various junctures during their practice, not many studies have tried to understand the reasons for this from teachers' personal perspectives. This study aimed at investigating English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' cognitive processes during their classroom…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
Kaivanpanah, Shiva; Soltani Moghaddam, Majid – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
Growing concerns have been voiced about strategies employed in L2 reading in general and dealing with unknown words in particular. Among other strategies, lexical inferencing has received attention in the literature. However, more research is needed to further clarify how different levels of L2 reading proficiency may affect the readers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Inferences
Khatib, Mohammad; Nikouee, Majid – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
The present study is premised on Anderson's ACT model that proposes declarative knowledge is automatizable through practice (1982). The research examined the extent to which declarative knowledge of one morphosyntactic structure, namely present perfect, can be automatized 2 days after practice and can be retained 2 weeks after practice. Twenty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Karami, Hossein – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This paper reports an attempt to develop and validate a bilingual Persian version of the Vocabulary Size Test (VST). Due to the particular educational system in Iran, there is a dire need for a test that can effectively estimate English learners' vocabulary sizes. Previous research (Nguyen and Nation, 2011) has indicated that bilingual versions of…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Second Language Learning, Monolingualism
Mohebi, Sanaz Ghobadi; Khodadady, Ebrahim – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
The aim of the study is to investigate beliefs students usually held about language learning, based on the Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) questionnaire (Horwitz, 1988). For this purpose, 423 University learners of English in Iran were selected. Running descriptive statistics and the scree plot test, five factors were extracted:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
Atai, Mahmood Reza; Shoja, Leila – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
Even though English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) courses constitute a significant part of the Iranian university curriculum, curriculum developers have generally developed the programs based on intuition. This study assessed the present and target situation academic language needs of undergraduate students of computer engineering. To this…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Bakhtiarvand, Morteza; Adinevand, Somaye – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2011
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of cultural knowledge on improving Iranian EFL learners' listening comprehension. To achieve this purpose, out of 300 participants, 120 pre-intermediate language learners were selected based on their scores on a listening comprehension test and were randomly assigned to four groups. Each…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Cultural Influences
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