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English language learning
The Relationships between EFL Students’ Cultural Intelligence, Emo-Sensory Intelligence, Language Learning Strategies, and English Language Achievement

Hassan Hadi Abd Alsajjad Albalawee; Reza Pishghadam; Shaghayegh Shayesteh

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 1-22


  The present research was targeted toward examining the relationship between cultural intelligence (CQ), emo-sensory intelligence (ESQ), language learning strategies (LLS), and students’ language achievement (LA). A number of 300 EFL Iraqi students studying at the English Language Department of ...  Read More

English language teaching
Global Citizenship Education (GCE): A Study on the Philosophical Foundations and Educational Norms of the Iranian National and Educational Documents with respect to the Promotion of the GCE Goals in Formal English Language Education

Leily Afsar; Gholam-Reza Kiyani

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 23-45


  As a controversial subject, globalization has affected various aspects of our lives. Today, the intertwined world is run through complicated relationships and the education of competent human capitals has gained more significance than before. Recently, there has been a movement, known as Global Citizenship ...  Read More

English language learning
The Effect of Web 2.0 Technology on Language Achievement and Self-Regulated Learning of EFL Learners: A Case of WhatsApp

Mohammad Ahmadnejad; Naseh Rahimi; Rozhin Ghaslani

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 46-73


  This study scrutinized the impact of Web 2.0 on the language achievement and self-regulated learning of Iranian EFL learners in online language courses. A mixed-methods approach was employed to leverage the Learning Management System (LMS) alongside WhatsApp as a supplementary tool in the experimental ...  Read More

English language teaching
A Comparative Study of the Teaching Challenges Faced by Newly-hired and Experienced Teachers Teaching at Different Age Levels

Anis Askarpour; Mansour Ganji; Sahar Hayatolain

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 74-96


  Iran Language Institute (ILI) plays a crucial role in teaching English in Iran and offers a comprehensive Teacher Training Course (TTC) for the teachers before their being employed. Still, these teachers encounter difficulties in different areas, but there are few studies investigating the teaching challenges ...  Read More

English language teaching
Syntactic Complexity and Lexical Diversity in L1/L2 Writing of EFL Learners

Fazel Alaei; Shiva Kaivanpanah; Maedeh Mohammadi

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 97-115


  lexical diversity of argumentative and narrative writings of L2 learners, and the contribution of syntactic complexity and lexical diversity to the writing quality in the L2 argumentative and narrative writings of EFL learners. To this end, 46 pre-intermediate and intermediate Iranian EFL learners from ...  Read More

English language teaching
Adapting English Language Education to the EIL Framework: A Case Study of Expanding Circle Countries

Mohammad Reza Anani Sarab; َAbbas Monfared

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 116-134


  The pluricentricity of English language has led to the appearance of new trends in English language education. This is especially important in Expanding Circle (EC) countries to develop intercultural communication among learners. The current study attempted to investigate the views of Iranian Englishteachers ...  Read More

English language learning
Gamification and the Duality of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

Elham Daliranfirouz; Mohammad Amiryousefi; Renata Geld; Daryoush Nejad Ansari

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 135-150


  This study aimed to investigate the influence of a gamification-enhanced language classroom within the context of Moodle in promoting extrinsic and intrinsic motivational attributes of language learners. A total of 220 language learners from different universities in Iran were recruited as the participants ...  Read More

English language learning
Contributions of the Keyword Method, Thematic Clustering and Developing Morphological Awareness to the Iranian EFL learners’ Mastery of Low Frequency English Words

Farahman Farrokhi; Fatemeh Gholami

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 151-171


  This study investigated the effects of three vocabulary development strategies of keyword method, thematic clustering and developing morphological awareness on the Iranian EFL learners’ vocabulary repertoire. Adopting a quasi-experimental design, sixty high-intermediate to advanced Iranian EFL ...  Read More

English language teaching
Teacher Corrective Feedback on Learners’ Pragmatic Failure: Types of Feedback in Online Pragmatics Instruction

Sama Ghadiri; Zia Tajeddin; Minoo Alemi

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 172-193


  Objective: Research on corrective feedback (CF) in L2 pragmatics instruction, especially in online teaching, is still in its infancy. To address this gap, this study sought to examine the types of CF provided by EFL teachers in online classes in response to the learners’ pragmalinguistically and ...  Read More

English language teaching
Evaluation of English Language Teacher Professional Development Programs in an EFL Context: A Mixed Method Study

Saja Ghasem Tahimash; Reza Khani; Leila Shoja

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 194-213


  This study intended to assess how ELT teachers evaluate the quality of Pre and In-service TPD Programs in an EFL context. Data for this study came from a survey and follow-up interviews with 300 high school EFL teachers. The findings suggest that the ELT teachers recommend professional development programs ...  Read More

English language learning
Overrepresentation and underrepresentation of cohesive devices in EFL learners’ translated and free narrative writings

Jabal Hassan; Manijeh Youhanaee; Zargham Ghabanchi

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 214-227


  This study aimed at investigating the L2 rhetorical organization of translation and free writing tasks in terms of cohesive devices used by Iraqi intermediate EFL learners in the narrative genre. To do so, 30 Iraqi intermediate EFL learners at Kufa university took part in the study. The participants ...  Read More

English language teaching
Examining the Roles of Sapioemotionality-Angloemotionality and Sensory Motivation in English Language Achievement

Ahmad Fawad Kakar; Reza Pishghadam; Elham Naji Meidani

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 228-242


  Emphasizing the significance of students' attitudes and emotions in the learning process, this study utilized Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to investigate the roles of sapio-emotionality, angloemotionality, and sensory motivation in learners' academic accomplishments. The key aim was to devise a ...  Read More

English language teaching
Cognitive Amplification: Exploring the Impact of Multimodal Input Enhancement on Working Memory and Collocation Acquisition in Iranian EFL Learners across Age Groups

Katayoun Mansouri; Jaleh Hassaskhah; Esmaeel Ali Salimi

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 243-259


  Acknowledging the critical role of working memory in language acquisition, this study examines the effects of multimodal input enhancement on working memory capacity (WMC) and collocation learning in adolescent and adult EFL learners. A cohort of 117 participants was randomly assigned to either experimental ...  Read More

English language learning
The impact of using multimedia glosses on vocabulary acquisition: The case of Iranian intermediate EFL learners

Ahmadreza Nikbakht; Golnar Mazdayasna

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 260-277


  This study aimed to explore the effect of multimedia glosses on the vocabulary acquisition of Iranian intermediate EFL learners. The program employed in this study provided the learners with glosses for words in the form of sounds and videos. The participants were 40 intermediate EFL learners studying ...  Read More

English language teaching
The Utility of Lexical Bundle Teaching for Improving ESP Learners’ Writing Ability on IELTS

Maryam Rafieyan; Farzad Salahshour; Hanieh Davatgari Asl

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 278-297


  Objective: The effectiveness of Lexical Bundle (LBs) instruction for facilitating writing skill development has been a controversial issue in language teaching. This study examined the impact of LBs instruction on English for Specific Purposes (ESP) learners’ performance on IELTS writing task 2. Methods: ...  Read More

English language teaching
Iranian EFL Academics’ and PhD Candidates’ Perceptions toward the Infusion of Critical Thinking into EFL Curriculum

Maryam Soleimani; Zahra Aghazadeh

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 298-315


  Critical thinking (CT) abilities have failed to receive the necessary consideration in applied linguistics. Thus, this study was intended to explore English as a Foreign Language (EFL) academics and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidates’ perceptions of embedding CT into the EFL curricula in Iran. ...  Read More

English language teaching
A Systematic Review of Instagram as a Mobile Assisted Language Learning Tool in English as a Second/Foreign Language

Farshid Tayari Ashtiani; Manouchehr Jafarigohar; Hoda Divsar; Maryam Farnia

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 316-340


  In recent years, Instagram has gained considerable attention in scientific research because of its popularity among English language learners. This study aimed to conduct a systematic review of empirical studies that investigated the use of Instagram as a mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) tool ...  Read More

English language teaching
Implementing group dynamic assessment to enhance Iranian high school students’ grammar ability

Nouroddin Yousefi; Sajjad Velayati; Saman Ebadi

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 341-358


  Theoretically drawing on Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of mind (SCT) and following a sequential exploratory mixed method design, this study probed into the impact of Group Dynamic Assessment (GDA) on the short and long-term Iranian high school students’ grammar ability. Also, a focus group ...  Read More

English language teaching
A Study of Quality and Quantity of Nominal Groups in the Vision and Interchange Series

Reza Abdi; Vali Mohammadi; Maryam Amani

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 359-372


  Materials evaluation plays an important role in language teaching as it helps practitioners to develop an awareness of the coverage and quality of the existing materials and as such, guides most instruction and revision decisions. Therefore, we sought to evaluate three English Vision textbooks exclusively ...  Read More

English language teaching
On the Effectiveness of Involvement Load Components on L2 Vocabulary Learning

Zahra Memarnia; Abbas Ali Zarei

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 373-390


  Objective: The involvement load hypothesis posits that the higher the involvement load of a task, the more effective it will be in improving students’ lexical learning. It does not differentiate between the different components of involvement load (need, search, and evaluation). Nor does it assume ...  Read More

English language learning
The Relationship between EFL Learners’ Self-efficacy, Strategy Use and their Performance on a Grammar Test: Is there any Difference between High and Low Self-efficacious Learners?

Arezoo Nasimi; Mansour Tavakoli; Mohsen Rezazadeh

Volume 16, Issue 33 , June 2024, Pages 391-414


  Since the emphasis of the studies has shifted from a teacher-centered approach to a learner-centered one, researchers have discovered the significance of variables originating inside learners during the learning process. The present study was an attempt to focus on self-efficacy and strategy use as two ...  Read More