Volume 16 (2024)
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
Enhancing EFL Students' Essay Writing Proficiency through Input Flooding Strategies for Parallel Structure: An Examination of Flipped Online versus Flipped Face-to-Face Instructional Models

mehri farzaneh; farzaneh khodabndeh; Ehsan Rezvani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 July 2024


  This study investigates the impact of input flooding techniques on the utilization of parallel structures in essay writing among EFL learners, comparing two instructional settings: flipped online and flipped face-to-face. A total of 73 participants were randomly assigned to three groups: the flipped ...  Read More

English language learning
The Effect of Web 2.0 Technology on Language Achievement and Self-Regulated Learning of EFL Learners: A Case of WhatsApp

Mohammad Ahmadnejad; Naseh Rahimi; Rozhin Ghaslani

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, , Pages 46-73


  This study scrutinized the impact of Web 2.0 on the language achievement and self-regulated learning of Iranian EFL learners in online language courses. A mixed-methods approach was employed to leverage the Learning Management System (LMS) alongside WhatsApp as a supplementary tool in the experimental ...  Read More

English language learning
Contributions of the Keyword Method, Thematic Clustering and Developing Morphological Awareness to the Iranian EFL learners’ Mastery of Low Frequency English Words

Farahman Farrokhi; Fatemeh Gholami

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, , Pages 151-171


  This study investigated the effects of three vocabulary development strategies of keyword method, thematic clustering and developing morphological awareness on the Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary repertoire. Adopting a quasi-experimental design, sixty high-intermediate to advanced Iranian EFL ...  Read More

English language learning
The impact of using multimedia glosses on vocabulary acquisition: The case of Iranian intermediate EFL learners

Ahmadreza Nikbakht; Golnar Mazdayasna

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, , Pages 260-277


  This study aimed to explore the effect of multimedia glosses on the vocabulary acquisition of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. The program employed in this study provided the learners with glosses for words in the form of sounds and videos. The participants were 40 intermediate EFL learners studying ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Effect of Gamification on Developing EFL Learners' Vocabulary Learning in Flipped Classes

Zahra Cheraghi; Hengameh Omranpour

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 33-47


  Giving consideration to the importance and on-going challenge of vocabulary learning, there is an increasing demand for seeking out new approaches that correspond well with the needs of digital natives. With the rapid advance of technology, deploying innovative approaches such as gamified and flipped ...  Read More

English language teaching
Iranian EFL learners’ Use of Thanking Speech Act: An ILP Study

Mohammad Ahmadi Safa; Moneer Jafari

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 21-38


  One important aspect of pragmatic competence is the ability to comprehend and/or produce speech acts appropriately in different contexts. The acquisition and use of such an ability by non-native speakers of a language has been a major research line in interlanguage pragmatic competence (ILP) studies. ...  Read More

English language learning
Learning a Thousand Words: EFL Learners’ Development of Vision Competencies

Seyyedeh Fahimeh Parsaiyan; Mansoureh Jalilian; Khadijeh Karimi Alavijeh

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 245-263


  Visual literacy (VL), despite its significance, has not received deserved attention in EFL classes in Iran. Addressing this pedagogic and research lacuna, the researchers integrated VL practices into a General English course attended by female university learners, and examined the vision competencies ...  Read More

English language learning
Iraqi EFL Learners’ Preferences and Readiness for Mobile Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19 Pandemic

Amir Mashhadi; Abbas Al Suraifi; Ahmed Kadhum Fahad

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 351-365


  The expansion of mobile wireless technology into education in recent decades has offered an incredible opportunity to design learning differently and to enhance students' learning experiences that extend beyond the typical teacher-led classrooms. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent ...  Read More

English language learning
The Joint Effects of Teacher-led and Collaborative Planning conditions and Task Complexity on L2 Oral Production

Sanaz Mohazabieh; Rahman Sahragard; Ehsan Rassaei; Mustafa Zamanian

Volume 13, Issue 28 , December 2021, , Pages 217-242


  This quantitative study aimed to investigate the combined effects of two types of strategic planning, namely collaborative and teacher-led planning conditions and task complexity on Iranian intermediate language learners' oral production in terms of complexity, accuracy, and fluency. To achieve this ...  Read More

English language learning
The Comparative Effects of Cooperative and Competitive Learning on Speaking Ability and Self-Confidence of EFL Learners (Research Article)

Mohammad Ahmadi Safa; Seyed Amir Afzalimir

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, , Pages 1-33


  This study aimed at investigating the comparative effects of cooperative and competitive learning on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ speaking ability and self-confidence. Moreover, EFL learners’ attitude towards cooperative and competitive learning procedures were explored. To ...  Read More

Critical Thinking, Writing Strategy Use, L2 Writing Anxiety and L2 Writing Performance: What are the Relations?

Elahe Saedpanah; Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi

Volume 12, Issue 25 , June 2020, , Pages 239-267


  AbstractThe present study examined relationships among critical thinking, writing strategy use, second/foreign language (L2) writing anxiety, and L2 writing performance of Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. To this end, 100 homogenized EFL learners (57 female learners and 43 male learners) ...  Read More

Language Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Different Types of Writing Paragraph: Do the Raters Notice Such Effect.

Alireza Ahmadi; Sahar Alavi Zahed

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, , Pages 1-24

  The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of two types of paragraph on EFL learners’ written production. It addressed the issue of how three aspects of language production (i.e. complexity, accuracy, and fluency) vary among two types of paragraphs (i.e. paragraphs of chronology ...  Read More

English Vocabulary Learning Strategies: the Case of Iranian Monolinguals vs. Bilinguals

Hanieh Varmaziyar; Azam Sazvar

Volume 9, Issue 19 , June 2017, , Pages 169-197

  The main objective of the present study was to investigate the differences between Iranian EFL monolinguals and bilinguals in terms of vocabulary language learning strategies. In fact, it was an attempt to investigate whether bilingual/ monolingual learners differ significantly in using vocabulary learning ...  Read More

Cloze validation against IELTS Reading Paper: Doubts on correlational validation

Karim Sadeghi

Volume 2, Issue 217 , October 2010, , Pages 131-154

  Cloze was officially introduced in a journal on Journalism as a technique for estimating text readability and as "a new psychological tool for measuring the effectiveness of communication" (Taylor, 1953: 415). Different varieties of cloze have since been developed and experimented upon as measures of ...  Read More