Volume 15 (2023)
Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
Volume 10 (2018)
Volume 9 (2017)
Volume 8 (2016)
Volume 7 (2015)
Volume 6 (2014)
Volume 5 (2013)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2011)
Volume 2 (2010)
Volume 1 (2009)
English language teaching
Pragmatic Instruction and Speaking Ability of EFL Learners in Virtual vs. Face-to-face Classroom Contexts: Expressive, Declarative, and Directive Speech Acts in Focus

Hussein Al Khafaji; Zahra Amirian; Mohammad Amiryousefi; Abbas Sultan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 November 2023


  This study was an attempt to see whether the instruction of pragmatic markers in virtual vs. real classroom settings and in universities vs. private institutes had any effect on EFL learners’ speaking ability. A group of 224 EFL learners of English Translation and English teaching passing conversation ...  Read More

English language learning
The Effect of Regulatory Focus and Reference of Comparison Feedback on EFL Learners’ Achievement Emotions and Achievement Goals

Marzieh Mehri; Zahra Amirian; Mohsen Rezazadeh

Volume 15, Issue 32 , December 2023, , Pages 161-177


  This study aimed at examining the effects of the feedback types designed based on the regulatory focus theory (i.e., prevention vs. promotion) and reference of comparison (i.e., normative vs. self-referential) on achievement emotions and achievement goals. One hundred intermediate English language learners ...  Read More

English language learning
Intercultural Communicative Competence of Iranian University Students Studying Abroad: exploring key components

Nargess Norouzi; Zahra Amirian; Mohammad Amiryousefi

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 209-229


  This study was an attempt to examine the intercultural experience of Iranian university students studying abroad and explore variables influencing their success or failure in intercultural interactions. A qualitative method involving semi-structured interviews and retrospective narratives were employed ...  Read More

English language learning
Structural Equation Model of Teachers' Mindsets, Self-Efficacy, and Emotional Experiences and Iranian EFL Learners' Willingness to Communicate and L2 Motivational Self System

Zahra Amirian; Mitra shayanfar; mohsen rezazadeh

Volume 13, Issue 28 , December 2021, , Pages 1-17


  This study aimed at investigating the interrelationships between EFL teachers' mindsets, self-efficacy, and emotional experiences and Iranian EFL learners' willingness to communicate (WTC) and L2 motivational self system (L2MSS). The participants of this study were 100 Iranian teachers and 501 students ...  Read More

English language learning
Application of WebQuest-based Instruction in Higher Education Context: EFL Students’ Achievement in Writing Skill (Research Article)

Masoumeh Dousti; Zahra Amirian; Daryush Nejadansari

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, , Pages 113-136


  EFL learners’ low motivation and lack of sufficient prior knowledge can be regarded as the barriers that impede their success in presentation of high quality writing pieces. To solve the mentioned problems, some researchers suggest the application of inventive technology-enhanced instructions in ...  Read More

Relationship between classroom environment, teacher behavior, cognitive and emotional engagement, and state motivation

Mohammad Amiryousefi; Zahra Amirian; Atieh Ansari

Volume 11, Issue 23 , June 2019, , Pages 27-56

  This study investigated the relationship between classroom environment and teacher behavior, and EFL (English as a foreign language) learners’ engagement and state motivation. To do so, 110 intermediate Iranian EFL learners with an average age of 18.37 were asked to complete What is Happening Inside ...  Read More

How Iranian EFL Learners, Persian Native Speakers, and English Native Speakers Attempt to Manage Rapport in Service Encounters

Mohammad Amiryousefi; Reyhaneh Sasaninejhad; Zahra Amirian

Volume 10, Issue 21 , June 2018, , Pages 33-57

  This study aims to examine the cross-cultural similarities and differences in the use of rapport management strategies (rapport enhancement, rapport maintenance, rapport neglect, and rapport challenge) in the complaints during service encounters based on Spencer Oatey’s (2008) model. To this end, ...  Read More