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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 learning
L2 Writing and Working Memory: differential effects of task types under different conditions

Rezvan Cheraqi; Rajab Esfandiari

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, Pages 48-65


  Language teachers should be aware of the effect of various task types on L2 writing. The purpose of the present study was twofold: To investigate the effect of various task types, including graphic-writing task, decision-making task, and reasoning task, on L2 writing and to examine the relationship between ...  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 learning
Persian to English Lexical Transfer Errors in the Iranian EFL Learners’ Writings

Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpour; Fatemeh Ghanbarpour

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, Pages 113-130


  Interference or transfer from language learners’ first language (L1) is one of the significant variables that contributes to the complexity of SLA process and usually persists intensely at the initial stages of L2 acquisition and development. Drawing upon Meriläinen’s (2010) taxonomy ...  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 learning
Individual Psychological Factors: Facilitators of PSL Learners’ Reading Comprehension Ability? a mixed methods study

Reza Taherkhani; Reza Moradi

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, Pages 199-214


  This mixed methods nationwide research aimed to examine the relationships between three variables; namely, self-efficacy (S-E), emotional intelligence (EI), autonomy (A), their sub-constructs and reading comprehension ability of Persian second language (PSL) students. Participants were 141 PSL students ...  Read More

A Comparative Study on the Use of Pronunciation Learning Strategies

Amirreza Vakilifard; Mahmood Atashgaran

Volume 15, Issue 31 , July 2023, Pages 215-231


  Pronunciation is one of the sub-skills which has significant effect on improving the communication competency and linguistic performance. Moreover, Pronunciation is one of the most difficult parts of teaching a foreign language to adults. It seems that the sub-skill of pronunciation is not taught in ...  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