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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo – TESL-EJ, 2019
Despite the body of studies on different dimensions of effective teaching, the literature provides little evidence of research on effective teachers as persons. To narrow this gap, 50 pre-service and in-service English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers participated in this study to explore their beliefs about the attributes of effective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Fazlali, Behnaz; Shahini, Amin – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study is conducted to examine the effect of input enhancement as an implicit and consciousness-raising as an explicit method of instruction on improving grammatical and lexical collocation knowledge of Iranian EFL learners. To reach this aim, a sample of sixty participants at pre-intermediate level of English proficiency in Gorgan, Golestan,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phrase Structure
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Heidari-Shahreza, Mohammad Ali – TESL-EJ, 2018
This study aimed at bringing together the notions of language play and focus on form (FonF) through a cross-sectional investigation of playful language-related episodes (PLREs). PLREs, as a remarkably under-explored aspect of second language (L2) learners' focus on form, peer interaction and language play, were analyzed in an Iranian EFL context…
Descriptors: Play, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Tabari, Mahmoud Abdi – TESL-EJ, 2017
Much research has investigated the role of planning time in second language writing; however, the results show that there are inconsistent findings about the effects of planning time conditions on the complexity of the EFL learners' textual output. The current study attempted to consider the differential effects of planning time conditions in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Sa'd, Seyyed Hatam Tamimi; Gholami, Javad – TESL-EJ, 2017
This quasi-experimental study adopted a pretest/posttest design to investigate the effect of instructional intervention in teaching polite refusal strategies explicitly on Iranian EFL learners' performance of the speech act of refusing. The participants, consisting of 24 male elementary EFL learners aged 12-18, responded to a discourse completion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quasiexperimental Design, English Language Learners, Speech Acts
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Tajeddin, Zia; Alemi, Minoo; Pashmforoosh, Roya – TESL-EJ, 2017
Unlike linguistic fossilization, pragmatic fossilization has received scant attention in fossilization research. To bridge this gap, the present study adopted a typical-error method of fossilization research to identify the most frequent errors in pragmatic routines committed by Persian-speaking learners of L2 English and explore the sources of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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Derakhshan, Ali; Eslami, Zohreh – TESL-EJ, 2015
A growing body of research in interlanguage pragmatics (ILP) has documented that some features of pragmatics lend themselves well to instruction. Due to the abundant teaching approaches, nevertheless, it is still controversial which are most conducive to learning. Therefore, this study seeks to investigate the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interlanguage, Pragmatics, Consciousness Raising
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Farsani, Mohammad Amini; Beikmohammadi, Maryam; Mohebbi, Ahmadreza – TESL-EJ, 2014
This study is grounded in three theories of self-­regulation, goal-­orientation, and the act of writing. The authors collected the data from 48 Iranian EFL B.A. level students majoring in English in different universities in Iran. The instruments consisted of two questionnaires: a goal-oriented questionnaire developed and employed by the authors,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rashidi, Nasser; Moghadam, Meisam – TESL-EJ, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between teachers' beliefs about their teaching methods and their sense of self-efficacy. The study also examined the effects of these characteristics on students' satisfaction and academic achievement. Participants included 16 instructors and 255 intermediate students (121 males and 127…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Yazdani Moghaddam, Masoud; Fakhraee Faruji, Laleh – TESL-EJ, 2013
This study has been an attempt to investigate the impact of cooperative tasks on the lexical development of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. Sixty male and female students, who had scored homogeneously in a teacher-made proficiency test, participated in this study. Both the control and the experimental groups participated in a multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Shahrokni, Seyed Abdollah; Talaeizadeh, Ali – TESL-EJ, 2013
This article attempts to investigate the learning processes in blended language learning through assessing sources of information: logs, chat and forum scripts, and semi-structured interviews. Creating a MOODLE-based parallel component to face-to-face instruction for a group of EFL learners, we probed into 2,984 logged actions providing raw…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Blended Learning, Semi Structured Interviews
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Rassaei, Ehsan – TESL-EJ, 2012
This study investigated the effects of input and output on the development of L2 knowledge. Participants included 129 third-semester Persian learners of English enrolled in 5 intact EFL classrooms functioning as four experimental groups and one control group. Two experimental groups received two types of input-based instruction, which differed…
Descriptors: Grammar, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, English (Second Language)
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Akbari, Ramin; Allvar, Nabi Karimi – TESL-EJ, 2010
There is a substantial research base, mainly in mainstream education, acknowledging that teachers have a great impact on student achievement. However, as far as we know, little if any empirical evidence exists to enable us to determine which set of English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher characteristics correlates with positive student…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Achievement Gains
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Fotovatian, Sepideh – TESL-EJ, 2010
This paper provides an account of social integration and professional recognition of non-English-speaking-background (NESB) teachers of English in Australia. The case study profiles two Iranian postgraduate students of English teaching in an Australian university and describes their struggle to construct a social and professional identity. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Recognition, Social Integration, Second Language Instruction
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Farhady, Hossein; Hezaveh, Fattaneh Sajadi; Hedayati, Hora – TESL-EJ, 2010
This article reflects upon foreign-language education in Iran. Contrary to its political and historical reputation in the world, Iran has not been well presented regarding its educational system in general and its foreign-language education in particular. Of course, a critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Iranian education…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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