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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

English language learning
A New Dilemma for Language Teachers and Students: Self-assessment or Teacher Assessment (Research Article)

Parviz Ajideh; Lynn Batler-Kisber; Ali Akbar Ansarin; sorayya Mozaffarzadeh

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 35-57


  Transitioning smoothly from traditional learning of language to independent learning and consequently, moving from teacher-assessment to self-assessment faces teachers with a dilemma of deciding on learners’ final improvement. To assist to eliminate this dilemma and to compare learners’ self-assessment ...  Read More

English language learning
A Cognitive Representation of Semantic Problems in Teaching English Vocabulary (Research Article)

Masood Dehghan; Habib Soleimani

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 59-80


  The present study aims at investigating English lexicon polysemy within the cognitive approach to study the way based on which Persian language learners learn English lexicon with the concepts used in cognitive linguistics such as, prototype, polysemy, categorization, etc. The nature of the methodology ...  Read More

English language learning
An Investigation into the Demotivating and Remotivating Factors among Iranian MA and PhD Exam Candidates of TEFL (Research Article)

Ali Derakhshan; Mohammad Qafouri; Maryam Faribi

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 81-112


  Learning outcomes will highly increase if barriers are identified and removed appropriately. Since demotivating factors can affect the learning process negatively, regaining the lost interest of learners leads to higher levels of academic achievement. Demotivation has been referred to as low motivation ...  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

English language learning
The Effect of Intensive Planned Focus on Form on the Implicit L2 Knowledge of Iranian EFL Learners (Research Article)

Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 137-162


  Attention to form in input now seems to have found its way into second language acquisition (SLA), and it is recommended that language learners’ consciousness be raised for language learning to occur and become intake. Input enhancement and output have received considerable attention in recent ...  Read More

English language learning
IELTS Washback Effect and Instructional Planning: The Role of IELTS-Related Experiences of Iranian EFL Teachers (Research Article)

Masoomeh Estaji; Farhad Ghiasvand

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 163-192


  High-stakes tests exert impacts on teachers’ perceptions, methodology, practices, and materials used in the classroom. However, previous research studies have overlooked the role of teachers’ past experiences in the tests and their instructional planning prior to, during, and after the preparation ...  Read More

English language learning
An Overview of Digital Games Research and Practice for Learning: A Need to have (L)MOOC for DGBL(L) (Research Article)

Farahman Farrokhi; Aylar Fallah Vazirabad

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 193-213


  Developing, exploring and standardizing digital game based learning for EFL and English for Specific Purposes (ESP), requires a thorough understanding of learning context, gaming elements, ludical manners, as well as features of virtual reality in a real-life and career like setting. Unlike some traditional ...  Read More

English language learning
The Role of Audio-visual Aids in General English Classes at Medical University: Reading Comprehension, Attitude, and Motivation (Research Article)

Assef Khalili; Maryam Zeinolabedini; Fatemeh Poorebrahim; Simin Sattarpour

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 215-238


  The general consensus on the invaluable contributions of audio-visual materials based on cognitive theory of multimedia learning (CTML) to enhancing the quality of language classes has turned them into indispensable tools which teachers utilize for more effective teaching of different language skills. ...  Read More

English language learning
Novice Non-Native English Language Teachers’ Imaginary and Actual Decision Making and Pedagogical Reasoning: Student and Personal Features (Research Article)

Mohammad Khatib; Abdulbaset Saeedian

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 239-264


  Two of the central concepts in teaching skills are decision making and pedagogical reasoning. Taking benefit from the dearth of studies on teachers’ actual or real-world decisions, this study aimed to respond to this invitation by keeping track of novice Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) ...  Read More

English language learning
Comparing Learners’ Interactions in Conventional and Virtual Classes of Distance Education University: Examining Two Approaches of Teaching Grammar (Research Article)

farzaneh khodabndeh

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 265-294


  Collaborative technologies provide opportunities for English foreign language learners (EFL) to have interactive learning and access to online interactive environments. Interactions that take place between teachers and their students in a classroom context affect learners’ language learning. As ...  Read More

English language learning
The Impact of Socio-Economic Status (SES) on the Iranian EFL Learners’ Identity Processing Styles and Language Achievement (Research Article)

Seyed Mohammad Ali Mansoorian; Seyyed Ayatollah Razmjoo

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 295-331


  The present study intended to address the impact of the socio-economic status (SES) on the Iranian EFL learners’ language achievement and identity processing styles. To attain this goal, 148 students studying General English were designated on the base of purposive sampling from Yasuj University ...  Read More

English language learning
A comparative study of the previous and the new English language textbook: Pre-university book versus Vision 3 (Research Article)

Mavadat Saidi

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 333-358


  The current comparative study aimed to juxtapose the newly compiled English textbook for the students in the third grade of senior high school, Vision 3, and the previously taught English textbook for pre-university students. To this end, 130 experienced teachers, with the experience of teaching both ...  Read More

English language teaching
Comparative Effects of Different Situated-Learning Translation Training Practices on Students' Legal Translation Quality, Critical Thinking, and Problem-solving Strategies (Research Article)

Ghazal Shooshtarizadeh; Manoochehr Jafarigohar; Hooshang Khoshsima; Hassan Soleimani

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 359-388


  Situated-learning translation training approach has been proven to be an efficacious translation training approach in cultivating translators' long-life learning, translation competence as well as translator competence. However, previous studies have mainly delved into the effect of simply one single ...  Read More

English language learning
The Role of Task Complexity and Working Memory Capacity in L2 Accuracy and Fluency (Research Article)

Hassan Soodmand Afshar; Somayeh Tofighi

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 389-416


  This study explored the impact of task complexity on task performance of Iranian lower-intermediate and advanced language learners. It also investigated how working memory was related to task performance and mediated the influence of complexity conditions on language performance. Task complexity was ...  Read More

The Investigation of Integrative, Instrumental, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation of Language learners in the foreign settings (Research Article)

Amirreza Vakilifard; sharareh khaleghizadeh; leila golpour

Volume 13, Issue 27 , June 2021, Pages 417-443


  Research has not investigated the motivation of students toward learning Persian as a foreign/second language. This study examines the integrative, instrumental, intrinsic, and extrinsic types of motivation among language learners learning Persian as a second language. A questionnaire consisting of 40 ...  Read More