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Volume 14 (2022)
Volume 13 (2021)
Volume 12 (2020)
Volume 11 (2019)
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Language Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Different Types of Writing Paragraph: Do the Raters Notice Such Effect.

Alireza Ahmadi; Sahar Alavi Zahed

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 1-24

  The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of two types of paragraph on EFL learners’ written production. It addressed the issue of how three aspects of language production (i.e. complexity, accuracy, and fluency) vary among two types of paragraphs (i.e. paragraphs of chronology ...  Read More

Iranian Pre-university Students’ Perceptions towards the English Section of the Iranian National University Entrance Exam (INUEE): A Washback Study

Parviz Ajideh; Leila Mahmoudi

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 25-48

  Examining the effectof high-stakes tests on learners’ perceptions has been one of the strands of washback-related research.The present study purported to investigate the washback effect of the English section of theIranian National University Entrance Exam (henceforth INUEE) on the pre-university ...  Read More

An Investigation into the Effects of Joint Planning on Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency across Task Complexity

Morteza Nasiri; Mahmood Reza Atai

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 49-74

  The current study aimed to examine the effects of strategic planning, online planning, strategic planning and online planning combined (joint planning), and no planning on the complexity, accuracy, and fluency of oral productions in two simple and complex narrative tasks. Eighty advanced EFL learners ...  Read More

Goals, Dimensions, and Design of Program Investigation

Mohammad Zohrabi; Leila Dobakhti

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 75-91

  If we are keen to boost the process of language learning, we need to study every aspect and component of our course. To this end, we carry out an investigation in which every detail of the course is put under microscope. Assessment of a course is an attempt in which different type of information is gathered ...  Read More

The effect of the three vocabulary techniques on the Iranian ESP learners’ vocabulary production

Rajab Esfandiari; Maryam Hezari

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 93-108

  The present study aimed to examine the effect of three vocabulary techniques (dictionary use, etymological analysis, and glossing) on Iranian ESP learners' vocabulary production. Forty-five university students majoring in architecture at Azad University, Anzali branch, participated in this study. They ...  Read More

Exploring EFL Learners' Beliefs toward Communicative Language Teaching: A Case Study of Iranian EFL Learners

Arezoo Ashoori Tootkaboni; Mohammad Khatib

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 109-134

  Although Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has been widely advocated by a considerable number of applied linguists and English language teachers, its implementation in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts has encountered a number of difficulties. Reviewing the literature suggests that one ...  Read More

Iranian EFL Learners’ Motivational Fluctuation in Task Performance over Different Timescales

Hadi Yaghoubi Nezhad; Ahmad Moinzadeh; Hossein Barati

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 135-155

  Motivation for learning a new language does not have an all-or-none impact. It is gradually formed and fluctuated over time and on each timescale has varying levels of influence on a person’s endeavor to learn a language. At the present time, scholars claim that throughout the Second Language Development ...  Read More

The effect of verbal and visuospatial working memory spans on collocation processing in learners of English

Mohammad Momenian; Jafar Mohammad Amini; Reza Ghafar Samar

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 157-186

  Much interest has recently been directed toward the knowledge of collocations in the field of second language learning since they have been asserted to improve fluency. The current study was intended to examine the effect of verbal and visuospatial working memory spans on the processing of collocations ...  Read More

Misplanning Language Programmes in Iranian Higher Education

Mostafa Morady Moghaddam; Farhad Moezzipour

Volume 9, Issue 20 , November 2017, Pages 187-221

  This article brings to light various organisational and implementational clashes with regards to the conceptualisation of language planning at the national level, and the misplanning of local practices with regards to degree programmes, language journals and conferences in Iranian higher education. This ...  Read More