Applied Linguistics
Investigating the Interplay of Emotional Intelligence and Interlanguage Pragmatic Competence in Iranian Lower-Intermediate EFL Learners

Ali Derakhshan; Zohreh Eslami; Neda Ghandhari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 37-66

  Despite the significant role of emotions in any aspect of language learning, including its pragmatic aspect, there have been few research studies on this topic. As a stride toward narrowing this research niche, the objectives of this research were threefold. Firstly, it aimed to examine the two face-threatening ...  Read More

Teacher Education
Investigating the Effects of English Language Teachers’ Professional Identity and Autonomy in Their Success

Ali Derakhshan; Christine Coombe; Ali Arabmofrad; Mohammadsadegh Taghizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 1-28

  Because of the importance of instructor success in the adequacy of instruction and learning, this study aimed to explain the impact of two factors, namely language teachers’ professional identity and autonomy, with respect to their success. To this end, 190 Iranian EFL teachers, including university ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Psychometric Properties of Multiple Intelligence Developmental Assessment Scales (MIDAS) for Adults in the Iranian Context

Mahnaz Saeidi; Shahla Ostvar; Ali Derakhshan; Branton Shearer

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 165-194

  This study reports psychometric properties and derivation of norms for a Persian version of the Multiple Intelligence Developmental Assessment Scales (MIDAS) for Adults. After examining and confirming equivalency between English and Persian versions, translated and validated by Saeidi, Ostovar, Shearer, ...  Read More

The Contribution of General High-Frequency, Core-Academic, and Academic-Technical Words to ESP Reading Comprehension

Ali Derakhshan; Ali Malmir

Volume 6, Issue 2 , December 2017, , Pages 291-318

  Reading is recognized as being the most important skill needed by ESP learners in their field of study, and vocabulary knowledge is the most widely discussed component of effective ESP reading per se. However, research on how much the different types of words exert substantial influences over ESP reading ...  Read More