The Role of Emotioncy in Cognitive Load and Sentence Comprehension of Language Learners

Nazanin Azamnouri; Reza Pishghadam; Elham Naji Meidani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 29-55

  Emotion and cognition are both considered influential factors in language learning. In this study, the role of "emotioncy" (which is a combination of emotion and frequency) in the cognitive load and sentence comprehension of a group of language learners was examined. Emotioncy includes emotions that ...  Read More

Quantifying Investment in Language Learning: Model and Questionnaire Development and Validation in the Iranian Context

Nahid Soltanian; Zargham Ghapanchi; Saeed Rezaei; Reza Pishghadam

Volume 7, Issue 1 , June 2018, , Pages 25-56

  The present exploratory study aimed to provide a more tangible and comprehensive picture of the construct of investment in language learning through investigating the issue from a quantitative perspective. To this end, the present researchers followed three main phases. First, a hypothesized model of ...  Read More

Culture and Identity: Linking Iranian Identity Components and Cultural Dimensions

Fahime Saboori; Reza Pishghadam; Azar Hosseini Fatemi; Behzad Ghonsooley

Volume 4, Issue 1 , June 2015, , Pages 78-49

  Iranian identity cannot be conceived of as a uniform monolithic concept. But, thanks to certain upheavals in the history of the country, it has turned into the triple concept of national/Islamic/modern. Hofstede’s (2001) cultural framework represents a well-validated operationalization of culture ...  Read More

Construction, Validation, and Application of a Teacher Status Scale (TSS): A Case of Iranian Junior High School Teachers

Reza Pishghadam; Fahimeh Saboori

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, , Pages 1-26

  The role of teachers in the educational context could go beyond simply teaching the subject matter. It is not uncommon for some students to be greatly influenced by certain teachers and even consider them as their role models. An interesting and novel way of inferring the impact a teacher has on the ...  Read More

Life-wise Language Learning Textbooks: Construction and Validation of an Emotional Abilities Scale through Rasch Modeling

reza pishghadam; shima ghahari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , June 2012, , Pages 1-33

  Underlying the recently developed notions of applied ELT and life syllabus is the idea that language classes should give precedence to learners’ life qualities, for instance emotional intelligence (EI), over and above their language skills. By so doing, ELT is ascribed an autonomous status and ...  Read More