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Volume 12 (2020)
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English language learning
Iraqi EFL Learners’ Preferences and Readiness for Mobile Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19 Pandemic

Amir Mashhadi; Abbass Fahad; Ahmed Kadhum Fahad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 May 2022


  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

sahar zahed alavi; Alireza Ahmadi

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