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
The Effect of Recast on EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Development: Patterns of Reciprocity

Meisam Mirzaei Shojakhanlou; Sam Saeedian; Behzad Nezakatgoo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 December 2022


  Corrective feedback has been evidenced to be a propitious pedagogical tool to promote second language (L2) knowledge, yet little is known about the role of interactional feedback in maximizing L2 learners’ pragmatic knowledge and their reciprocity patterns to corrective feedback in teacher-student ...  Read More

English language teaching
A Feasibility Study of Implementing EFL Teachers’ Individual Development Plans at Iranian Public Schools: A Mixed-Methods Study

Sara Haghi; Mohammad Aliakbari; Ali Yasini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 June 2023


  The current study investigates the feasibility of implementing EFL teachers' IDPs at Iranian public schools. It further explores the underlying reasons for the (imp) possibility of practicing this program and seeks the teachers' suggestions to improve the schools' condition. To this end, ...  Read More

English language teaching
EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Interaction-based Learning and Their ‎Willingness to Communicate

Sura Mohamed Kamkam; Mahmoud Afrouz; ضرغام قبانچی; Manijeh Youhanaee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2023


  Studies on teaching asecond/foreign language present evidence that affirms the significance of interaction in language learning and its function in facilitating learners' attempts to gain competency in an L2. They also consider learners’ affective states and their perceptions of classroom ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Efficacy of Situational Role Plays, Video Analysis, and Scenario Evidence as Guided Reflective and Caring Practices for Training EFL Teacher Candidates

Masoomeh Estaji; Azadeh Haji-Karim

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 September 2023


  The current study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a process based reflective teacher training course that utilized situational role plays, video analysis, and scenario evidence as guided reflective and caring practices for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher candidates. To this end, 45 ...  Read More

English language teaching
Unveiling Language Teacher Productive Immunity: A Lenz into the Impacts on Professional Identity, Teacher Anger, Grit Tendencies, and Psychological Well-Being

Ehsan Namaziandost; Tahereh Heydarnejad; Goodarz Shakibaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 September 2023


  The present study aimed to ascertain whether there was a statistically significant connection between the professional identity, anger, grit tendencies, and psychological well-being of Iranian EFL instructors and their immunity. A total number of 394 EFL teachers teaching at public schools (Khorasan ...  Read More

English language teaching
Unveiling the Power of Teacher Concern: Exploring EFL Institute Students’ Perceptions and its Impact on Motivation, Anxiety, and Language Achievement

Saba Hasanzadeh; Shaghayegh Shayesteh; Reza Pishghadam; Elham Naji Meidani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 September 2023


  The current qualitative study examined the role of teacher concern in Iranian institute English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students’ motivation and anxiety. The study involved 24 participants who participated in a focus group interview to express their opinions on this topic. Thematic analysis ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Effects of Immediate and Delayed Corrective Feedback on the Acquisition of English Subject-Verb Agreement by EFL Learners

Yalda Moslemi; Shirin Abadikhah; Baqer Yaqubi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 September 2023


  The timing of corrective feedback (CF) provision has been a controversial issue in SLA research. Despite widespread research, there is still disagreement on whether the erroneous structures should be addressed immediately or at a delayed time after task completion. This study investigates the comparative ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Impact of Pedagogical Use of YouTube Channel "EngVid" on Speaking Skills of Iranian EFL Learners

Masoud Neisani; Ahmadreza Nikbakht; Seyedeh Elham Elhambakhsh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 September 2023


  This study explores the impact of "EngVid" YouTube channel on improving Iranian EFL Learners' speaking abilities. The program employed in this study provided the learners with video clips for Improving their speaking skills. The participants were forty eight advanced EFL learners studying ...  Read More

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 teaching
Investigating Language Assessment Practices: Exploring Training Preferences among Iranian EFL Teachers

kaveh Jalilzadeh; adel Dastgoshadeh; راحله خسروی

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 December 2023


  This research explores language assessment practices and training preferences in Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching, aiming to provide valuable insights into the current landscape among 363 Iranian EFL teachers. Data collection included diverse demographics, facilitating a thorough ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Effect of Explicit Pragmatic Instruction on EFL Students' Production of Speech Acts: Pragmalinguistic vs. Sociopragmatic Errors in Focus

Alyaa Alkawaz; Mahmoud Afrouz; Daryush Nejadansari; Azizollah Dabaghi

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 1-17


  L2 learners' pragmatic development could be manifested by their proper speech act production. Due to the existing differences among languages, errors in speech act realization are inevitable. Employing well-established teaching methods could help L2 learners overcome their problems in speech act production. ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Effect of Quantum Teaching Method on Writing Motivation: an explanatory mixed-methods investigation

Zahra Ahmadpour Kasgari

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 18-32


  Quantum teaching method (QTM), a student-centred model of education, which provides the possibility for the integrated use of a combination of learning theories, has not received adequate attention in EFL teaching. This study, adopting an explanatory mixed-methods design, aimed at examining the effect ...  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
Exploring the Roles of Teachers’ Creative Self-Efficacy and Growth Mindset in Predicting Teaching for Creativity: focus on EFL teachers

Jalil Fathi; Milad Naderi

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 66-82


  Since teachers’ creative behavior or innovation-promoting inclination affects the quality of education, some recent studies have aimed to explore teachers’ willingness to practice teaching for creativity (TfC) in various education contexts. As an attempt to identify the correlates of TfC, ...  Read More

English language teaching
Investigating the Implementation of Peer Scaffolding on Speaking Proficiency in Blended versus Traditional Classes at the Advanced Level

Farzaneh Khodabandeh; Houshang Khoshsima; Sorayya Abbaszadeh

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 83-93


  Traditional methods of scaffolding for language teaching have turned out ineffective, leading to the exploration of innovative approaches such as blended learning. While blended learning has shown effectiveness in various language aspects, its impact on scaffolding for speaking proficiency remains unclear. ...  Read More

English language teaching
Effects of Virtual Instruction on the Speaking Accuracy of Iranian High School English Learners with Varied Personality Traits during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sedigheh Vahdat; Amir Mashhadi; Iman Ghasemi Adivi

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 94-112


  This study examined the effects of virtual English instruction via the Iranian Student Education Network (SHAD) on the speaking accuracy of Iranian high school English learners with varied personality traits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The participants (n = 54) completed the Quick Oxford Placement ...  Read More

English language teaching
Self-Reflection Training: An Investigation of Iranian In-Service EFL Teachers’ Belief and Performance Development

Sajjad Fathi; Ahmad Mohseni; Hossein Rahmanpanah

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 131-146


  This study aims to investigate the effect of implementing self-reflection training on Iranian in-service EFL teachers’ beliefs and performance development. From all available participants teaching at the International College of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, 20 in-service EFL ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Role of Synchronous and Asynchronous Multimodal Scaffolding in Learners’ Writing Complexity Improvement

Giti Mousapour Negari; Maryam Zeynali

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 147-165


  Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) modes can ease scaffolding through multimodality in collaborative writing tasks. However, there is an ongoing debate regarding synchronous and asynchronous CMC environments. Additionally, there are conflicting results regarding gender’s pedagogical beliefs ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Differential Effects of Direct and Indirect Corrective Feedback on Impulsive and Reflective EFL Learners’ Writing Accuracy

Simin Sattarpour; Raziyeh Ghassab Sahebkar; Fatemeh Pourebrahim

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 166-183


  Given the significant role of corrective feedback and individual differences in the process of foreign language acquisition, in the present study we set out to investigate the effect of direct and indirect corrective feedback on impulsive and reflective EFL learners’ writing accuracy. Sixty learners ...  Read More

English language teaching
Identity Construction of EFL Learners of Translated Short Stories

Farangis Shahidzade; Golnar Mazdayasna; Ali Mohammad Fazilatfar

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 184-198


  Despite some investigations highlighting the role of English literary texts in learner identity construction, few studies have explored how integrating translated short stories from learners’ native culture impacts L2 learners’ identity reconstruction in EFL contexts. This study addresses ...  Read More

English language teaching
Presenting a Profile of Online Teaching Adaptation among the Iranian EFL High School Teachers

Maliheh Yarahmadi; Seyyed Ayatollah Razmjoo

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 232-254


  The forced transition to online instruction due to covid-19 pandemic brought about many changes and challenges. Therefore, evaluating these changes is of utmost importance. The study aimed to contribute to the existing literature by investigating the online adaptation of Iranian EFL high-school teachers. ...  Read More

English language teaching
Explicit Teaching of an Unsalient Property: the case of illicit resumptive pronouns in English relative clauses

Manijeh Youhanaee; Anna Mirzaiyan; Mohammad Amiryousefi

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, , Pages 255-269


  The present study investigated the role of explicit instruction on the acquisition of English relative clauses by focusing on resumptive pronouns among Iranian learners of English at an intermediate level of proficiency. The study focused on two structurally different languages (Persian and English) ...  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 teaching
Co-Teaching in an EFL Writing Class: A Mixed-Methods Probe into its Effects and Students' Perceptions

Reza Bagheri Nevisi; Jalal Khademian; Seyed Mohammad Reza Amirian

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 57-74


  Recently, co-teaching has been employed as an instructional technique to accelerate and facilitate second or foreign language learning process. This study was set up to investigate the effectiveness of co-teaching on EFL students' writing ability and also to probe into their attitudes towards co-teaching. ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Impact of Edmodo as an Asynchronous Online Discussion Forum on English Reading Comprehension Skills of Iranian Learners

Mostafa Eslami; Akram Bahrami

Volume 14, Issue 30 , November 2022, , Pages 75-90


  Online discussion forums (ODFs) offer students and teachers the opportunity to harness the endless power of the internet for educational purposes. This study investigates the impact of Edmodo as an asynchronous ODF on six of the most recurring reading comprehension skills in the TOEFL iBT test among ...  Read More