Applied Linguistics
An Investigation of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners’ L2 Motivation and Attitude in a Computer-Assisted Language Learning Environment

Mehdi Nasri; Sajad Shafiee; Mehrdad Sepehri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 355-389

  The popularity of integrating technology in language instruction and its fundamental effect on the language learning dimensions has been widely acknowledged whereas learners’ motivation and attitude are expected to be improved in a web-based Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) environment. ...  Read More

Imagination, Senses and Motivation: How are Sensory Styles, Imagery Capacity and Gender Related to Motivational Attributes of Iranian EFL Learners?

Saeed Safdari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 275-303

  Recent research on second language (L2) motivation emphasizes the significant role of personal vision and future-oriented self images on L2 learners’ motivation. This role is even more important in EFL contexts where learners have scarce access to authentic communicative situations. Therefore, ...  Read More

EFL Learners’ Deployment of Motivational Self-Regulatory Strategies and their Academic Achievement

Saeed Safdari; Parviz Maftoon

Volume 5, Issue 1 , June 2016, , Pages 50-25

  Self-regulation of learning has been extensively investigated in second language (L2) learning. Many studies have focused on the strategies that language learners employ to regulate their own learning processes. However, motivational self-regulation is considerably less explored. The aim of this study ...  Read More

EFL Learning, EFL Motivation Types, and National Identity: In Conflict or in Coalition

Mahnaz Mostafaei Alaei; Mohammad Reza Ghamari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, , Pages 85-111

  The present study was aimed at examining concerns about the social effects of EFL learning, a challenging area of research which has not been discussed sufficiently. It tried to investigate the relationship between EFL learning and national identity. In addition, attempt was made to find a relationship ...  Read More

Iranian EFL Learners’ Motivation Construction: Integrative Motivation Revisited

Nasser Rashidi; Mohammad Rahimi; Zahra Alimorad

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2013, , Pages 101-124

  Although Gardner and his associates’ work was most influential in the field of L2 motivation, from the early 1990s onwards, their work has been criticized for several reasons. Some researchers claimed that integrative and instrumental orientations were no longer able to convey the complexity of ...  Read More