Volume 10 (2021)
Volume 9 (2020)
Volume 8 (2019)
Volume 7 (2018)
Volume 6 (2017)
Volume 5 (2016)
Volume 4 (2015)
Volume 3 (2014)
Volume 2 (2013)
Volume 1 (2012)
Number of Volumes 11
Number of Issues 21
Number of Articles 169
Number of Contributors 326
Article View 369,092
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View Per Article 2183.98
PDF Download Per Article 1037.39
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Number of Submissions 726
Rejected Submissions 318
Reject Rate 44
Accepted Submissions 91
Acceptance Rate 13
Time to Accept (Days) 117
Number of Indexing Databases 12
Number of Reviewers 95

Issues in Language Teaching is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Issues in Language Teaching has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to language and language teaching. The Journal was founded as a response to quick advancements in language teaching and was dedicated to the publication of highest-quality research studies that report findings on issues of great concern to the profession of language teaching.   

To allow for easy and worldwide access to the most updated research findings, the journal is set to be an open-access journal. The journal charges 1,000,000 Rials as the fee for reviewing, processing, and publishing research papers from the authors or from the research institutes and organizations. Non-Iranian authors are not required to pay any fee as submission to this journal is free of charge for them. All the mentioned processes for paper publication are sponsored by Allameh Tabataba’i University.  

The journal is published in both a print version and an online version.

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Research Paper Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Praxis-Based Grammar Instruction Using Social Media Networking: Mediational Feedback within ZPD

Azizullah Mirzaei; Zohreh Eslami Rasekh Eslami; Gholamreza Salehpour

Volume 11, Issue 1 , June 2022, Pages 1-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.59815.581

Abstract
  Recent second or foreign language (L2) research has shown that integration of form-focused instruction into collaborative, communicative activity is highly influential. Sociocultural theory (SCT) provides a praxis-oriented educational ecosystem wherein L2 grammatical knowledge and practical use can be ...  Read More

A Rhetorical Move Analysis of TEFL Thesis Abstracts: The Case of Allameh Tabataba’i University

Amir Zand-Moghadam; hossein mihami

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2016, , Pages 23-1

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2016.7714

Abstract
  Abstract in every research paper has always been functioning as an attention-grabber which can encourage readers to keep reading the research or to dissuade it. Although abstracts are believed to play an important role in distributing the research findings, few studies have been done to evaluate the ...  Read More

L2 Learners’ Use of Metadiscourse Markers in Online Discussion Forums

zis tajeddin; minoo alemi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2012, , Pages 93-122

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the use of interactional metadiscourse markers in 168 comments made by 28 university students of engineering via an educational forum held as part of a general English course. The students wrote their comments on six topics, with a total of 19,671 words. Their comments ...  Read More

Construction of Evaluative Meanings by Kurdish-Speaking Learners of English: A Comparison of High- and Low-Graded Argumentative Essays

Alireza Jalilifar; Ali Hemmati

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, , Pages 57-84

Abstract
  Academic writing ability is an important goal that learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) try to attain. While ESL students’ academic writings have been widely explored, owing to few studies investigating appraisal resources in EFL students’ ...  Read More

Comparative Textbook Evaluation: Representation of Learning Objectives in Locally and Internationally Published ELT Textbooks

Ali Dabbagh; Alireza Safaei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 249-277

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.48071.440

Abstract
  The present study evaluated the learning objectives represented in the recent Iranian nation-wide ELT textbooks, i.e. Prospect and Vision series, and compared them to those in the internationally-published textbook of Four Corners. To this end, Bloom’s revised taxonomy of learning objectives was ...  Read More

The Construct of Willingness to Communicate and Its Relationship with EFL Learners’ Perceived Verbal and Nonverbal Teacher Immediacy

Maryam Gol; Amir Zand-Moghadam; Mohseni Karrab

Volume 3, Issue 1 , June 2014, , Pages 160-135

Abstract
  Given the fact that developing an intimate relationship between teacher and students creates a safe learning environment (Harran, 2006), and because teacher immediacy is proved to increase students’ motivation for learning (Velez & Cano, 2008), this study was an attempt to explore the relationship ...  Read More

Research Paper Psycholinguistics
Causes of EFL Learners’ Procrastination: A Classical Grounded Theory

Saber Khooei-Oskooei; Saeideh Ahangari; Zohreh Seifoori

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 October 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.57515.561

Abstract
  In the long process of learning English as a foreign language, learners may become exhausted and, if not treated properly, decide to give up learning temporarily and even permanently. Therefore, it seems necessary to explore the reasons for their temporal delays and consider them appropriately to avoid ...  Read More

Research Paper Sociolinguistics
Iranian EFL Learners and Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Critical Cultural Awareness

Mostafa Ghaffari; Davud Kuhi; Morteza Aslrasouli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 October 2021

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60485.592

Abstract
  Critical cultural awareness (CCA) as an essential element of intercultural competence has attracted a myriad of scholars in the fields of language teaching, communication studies, cultural studies, gender studies, ethnic studies among others. That is why this study aims to investigate the attitudes of ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
Learning to Become L2 Teachers: Prospective Teachers’ Professional Identity Development

Mahsa Mahmoodarabi; Parviz Maftoon; Masood Siyyari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.64791.658

Abstract
  Learning to teach is conceptualized as a complex process of identity development. To address this process, this study explored Prospective Teachers’ (PTs) professional identity development at different stages of learning to teach within a four-year Second Language (L2) initial teacher education ...  Read More

Research Paper Education
The Effects of Age, Gender, Teaching Experience, Teaching Context, and Academic Degree on Iranian English Teachers’ Classroom Management Behaviors

Mansoor Ganji; Fatemeh Musaie Sejzehie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 March 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.65363.668

Abstract
  Research has shown that classroom management plays a critical role in facilitating effective learning, making it a permanent concern for teachers as well as researchers. In the related literature, one area which needs further consideration is to explore the effect of different personal and contextual ...  Read More

Research Paper Psycholinguistics
Prediction of Iranian EFL Learners’ Production of Request Speech Act and Communication Apprehension by the Big Five Personality Traits

Meisam Mirzaei Shojakhanlou; Raziyea Mahmoudi; Farahman Farrokhi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.64863.660

Abstract
  Given that students’ personality traits can have a powerful role in language learning, this study sought to investigate how well L2 leaners’ communication apprehension and request speech act can be predicted through the components of the Big Five Personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, ...  Read More

Research Paper Teacher Education
Uncovering Domains of Novice Language Teachers’ Professional Decision Making and Pedagogical Reasoning

Zia Tajeddin; Mozhgan Soleimani Aghchay

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 April 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.67081.685

Abstract
  Decision-making and pedagogical reasoning constitute the foundation of teacher professional practice. This qualitative study was conducted to explore novice Iranian EFL teachers’ professional decision-making and pedagogical reasoning in the three domains of (1) planning and preparation, (2) classroom ...  Read More

Research Paper Testing
EFL Teachers Assessment Literacy Needs Inventory: A Case of Fulcher’s Assessment Literacy

Mohammad Reza khodashenas; Hossein Khodabakhshzadeh; Purya Baghaei; Khalil Motallebzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 May 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.63731.639

Abstract
  Language assessment literacy has been addressed in a wealth of research. However, many studies have attempted to measure teachers’ assessment literacy, there is still a gap that prompted us to investigate the area from the EFL teachers' assessment literacy needs perspective. To accomplish ...  Read More

Research Paper Testing
Dynamic Assessment in Brown’s Graduated Prompts Model vs. Poehner’s Model: Grammatical Accuracy in One-Paragraph Narrative Essays

Shohreh Bahrami Qalenoee; Jamileh Rahemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.62601.618

Abstract
  Over the past decades, writing assessment research has been concentrating on alternative methods with a social-oriented view of assessment, including dynamic assessment (DA). Given the lack of research juxtaposing the interventionist and interactionist DA frameworks in the area of narrative writing, ...  Read More

Research Paper Interlanguage Pragmatics (ILP)
Cultivating L2 Pragmatic Comprehension through Computerized vs. Non-Computerized Instruction, Multiuser Virtual Environments (MUVEs) and Mobile Augmented Reality Games (MARGs)

Amir shakouri; Ali Malmir; Rajab Esfandiari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 June 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.67508.693

Abstract
  Pragmatic comprehension is a central albeit under-researched dimension of pragmatic competence in which most EFL learners suffer from serious deficiencies; therefore, the current study was launched to compare the effects of the Non-Computer Mediated Instruction (NCMI) with Computer-Mediated Instruction ...  Read More

Research Paper CALL & MALL
Synchronous-Asynchronous Blending or Fully Real-Time Course Delivery? Implications for Distance Language Education

Fatemeh Nami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 July 2022

http://dx.doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.64715.656

Abstract
  Parallel with the global outbreak of Covid-19 disease in 2020 which widely affected the educational milieu, many institutions of higher education shifted to fully online blended and/or synchronous courses and programs. The extent to which each of these modalities (i.e. fully online blended courses versus ...  Read More

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