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English language learning
Applying a two-parameter item response model to explore the psychometric properties: The case of the ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) high-stakes English Language Proficiency test

Shahram Ghahraki; Manssor Tavakoli; Saeed Ketabi

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, , Pages 1-26


  Perhaps the degree of test difficulty is one of the most significant characteristics of a test. However, no empirical research on the difficulty of the MSRT test has been carried out. The current study attempts to fill the gap by utilizing a two-parameter item response model to investigate the psychometric ...  Read More

Developing Iranian EAP students’ Writing Skill through Explicit Instruction of Lexical Bundles

Rozana Shamsabadi; Saeed Ketabi; Abbass Eslami Rasekh

Volume 9, Issue 19 , June 2017, , Pages 25-52

  The present study sought to investigate the effect of explicit instruction of lexical bundles (LBs) on the development of Iranian English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students’ writing quality and also their receptive and productive knowledge of Lexical Bundles (LB). Assigned to two experimental ...  Read More