Applied Linguistics
Conceptualization of Hope for EFL Teaching within the Iranian Context: A Grounded Theoretical Model

Fariba Ghadyani; Mohammad Hassan Tahririan; Katayoon Afzali

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 27-58

  Recent interdisciplinary studies have revealed that hope plays a key role in academic achievement and job performance. Due to the paucity of research on the interface of hope and second or foreign (L2) language teaching, for the first time, this paper sets out to develop a categorical conceptualization ...  Read More

Difficulties Facing Iranian EFL Senior High School Learners and Strategies They Use to Understand English Idioms

Vahid Shahidipour; Mohammad Hassan Tahririan

Volume 7, Issue 2 , December 2018, , Pages 121-146

  The objectives of the present study were threefold: First, it sought to investigate difficulties Iranian EFL high school learners face to understand English idioms. Second, it attempted to explore intermediate EFL learners’ language learning strategy preferences to comprehend idioms. Third, it ...  Read More