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English language learning
Applying a two-parameter item response model to explore the psychometric properties: The case of the ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) high-stakes English Language Proficiency test

Shahram Ghahraki; Manssor Tavakoli; Saeed Ketabi

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 1-26


  Perhaps the degree of test difficulty is one of the most significant characteristics of a test. However, no empirical research on the difficulty of the MSRT test has been carried out. The current study attempts to fill the gap by utilizing a two-parameter item response model to investigate the psychometric ...  Read More

English language learning
The Contribution of Various Dimensions of L2 Identity to L1 National Identity: A Case of the Iranian EFL Context

Hadi Heidari; Ali Malmir; Abbas Ali Zarei

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 27-43


  The two most important defining aspects of L1 national identity are language and social belonging that are manifested through the individual’s inclinations toward the mother tongue or the official language and the sociocultural heritage of the country in which people are living. Moreover, based ...  Read More

English language learning
Learners’ Accurate Meaning Inferencing and Vocabulary Gain: Does Concordance Length Play a Role?

Fatemeh Hemmati; Maaryam Rohani Ravari; Afsar Rouhi

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 44-60


  Research to date has commonly suggested that meaning inferencing through concordance lines can facilitate vocabulary learning. This facilitative role, however, may be subject to mediation by the expanded contexts of the target vocabulary item in concordance and accurate meaning inferencing. Of these ...  Read More

English language teaching
A Symbiosis of Contingent Models to Scaffold EFL Learners towards Self-regulation and Willingness to Communicate

Manoochehr Jafarigohar; Fatemeh Zununi Vahed; Abdullah Sarani; Ali Hadavizadeh; Hoda Divsar

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 61-78


  Scaffolding entails contingency, denoting teachers’ level adaptation in providing transient support. In this study, a symbiosis of the model of contingent teaching (MCT) and the contingent shift framework (CSF) was utilized. Therefore, 360 elementary and advanced EFL learners took a course and ...  Read More

English language learning
Working Memory Capacity and Semantic-Morphosyntactic Competition: A Comparison of L1 and L2 Sentence Processing

Mohammad Hadi Mahmoodi; Hamidreza Sheykholmoluki

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 79-98


  This study explored the competition between semantic and morphosyntactic processing in L1 and L2. In addition, the relationship between working memory capacity (WMC) and L2 semantic-morphosyntactic processing was scrutinized. To this purpose, 73 Persian learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) ...  Read More

English language learning
The Impact of Genre-based Instruction on Academic Writing & Self-efficacy: The Case of Graduate Students’ Thesis Proposal

Mohammad Hossein Ghane; Golnar Mazdayasna

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 99-117


  This study was conducted to explore the effects of genre-based writing instruction on thesis proposal writing self-efficacy and writing quality. Twenty-two graduate students majoring in Teaching English as a Foreign Language participated in the study. Drawing on Bandura's (2006) guidelines, we developed ...  Read More

English language learning
A Critical Examination of Western and Islamic Orientations to English Language Education in Iran: A Call for Dialogue across Various Perspectives in a Non-Native Context

Mahmood Reza Moradian; Akram Ramezanzadeh; Saeed Khazaie

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 118-132


  Overviewing the current literature on Western and Islamic orientations to English language education and illuminating the advantages and challenges of each orientation, this study endeavored to critically examine English language teaching in the context of Iran. In effect, this study elaborated on modernist, ...  Read More

English language teaching
Research into Iranian EFL Learners’ Perceptions of Culture Management: A Questionnaire Development and Validation Study

Mahnaz Mostafaei Alaei; Fatemeh Moradi

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 133-154


  The present study aimed at constructing a reliable and valid instrument that could explore EFL learners’ perceptions of culture management. A focus group was held with EFL university students familiar with culture-related concepts, and the themes were extracted from a detailed analysis of transcripts. ...  Read More

English language teaching
Customized Oral Corrective Feedback: Learners’ Preferences and Personality Traits

Nooshin Nateghian; Zhila Mohammadnia

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 155-170


  This study aims at investigating second language learners’ preferences for receiving oral corrective feedback on lexical and grammatical errors in relation to their personality traits. Given the established benefits of providing corrective feedback, the question remains how to customize corrective ...  Read More

English language teaching
An Evaluation of Iranian Tenth-grade English Textbook: With a Focus on Language Skills, Activities and Teachers’ Perceptions

Fatemeh Pirzad; Shirin Abadikhah

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 171-197


  Learning English proficiently specially in English as a foreign language (EFL) context needs developing proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Knowing four language skills helps language learners to learn the language faster and more fundamentally. Teachers ...  Read More

English language learning
Ethical Challenges of Designing on Application for Reading Instruction Management System (RIMS): A Phenomenological Study

Arezou Shahmoradi; Behzad Ghonsooly; Omid Mazandarani; Ghasem Barani

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 198-213


  This study aimed at identifying the ethical challenges encountered when developing a language education virtual environment that acts as a smart platform for managing reading comprehension instruction for EFL/ESL learners. Since Reading Instruction Management System (RIMS) is going to observe, monitor, ...  Read More

English language teaching
Teacher Education and Multiple Intelligences: Foreign Language Teaching Anxiety of Iranian EFL Teachers

Habib Soleimani; Seyyed Pedram Allahveysi

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 214-227


  The present study aimed at investigating the impact of Multiple Intelligences inspired instruction on Foreign Language Teaching Anxiety (FLTA) of Iranian EFL teachers. To this end, an exploratory sequential mixed-methods approach was employed and twenty males and females in-service EFL teachers were ...  Read More

English language learning
Effect of Using Smart Learning Pen (iPen) on Young Iranian Male and Female EFL Learners’ Speaking Accuracy and Fluency

Ali Yeganeh; Hossein Barati; Daryush Nejadansari

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 228-244


  The present study aimed to examine the effects of an educational technology called smart learning pen (i.e., iPen) as an ICT tool on young Iranian male and female EFL learners' speaking accuracy and fluency. A group of 180 young (6-9 years old) male and female learners with no previous formal education ...  Read More

English language teaching
Metadiscursive Features in Research Articles: The Role of Stimulated Recall

Rajab Esfandiari; Omid Allaf-Akbary

Volume 14, Issue 29 , May 2022, Pages 245-263


  While metadiscourse has been extensively examined across several genres, contexts of publication, disciplines, and languages over the past two decades, researchers have mainly limited themselves to the qualitative checking of candidate metadiscourse markers for the various functions they serve. In the ...  Read More