Language Skills
The Role of Visual Scaffolding in Enhancing Iranian EFL Students’ Writing Ability

Mahnaz Mostafaei Alaei; Amir Kardoust; Abdulbaset Saeedian

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 187-211

  To better illuminate the link between scaffolding and visual aids, this quasi-experimental study attempted to scaffold an intact group of 14 intermediate-level Iranian English as a foreign language (EFL) learners through providing graphs with the aim of enhancing their writing ability. Ensuring lack ...  Read More

Exploring EFL Learners’ Autonomy in Reading Comprehension: Computer-Assisted versus Conventional Contexts

Fereshteh Shirzad; Saman Ebadi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , June 2019, , Pages 93-128

  This study explored the autonomy of advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in reading comprehension through scaffolding and jigsaw in computer-assisted and conventional contexts. After being homogenized through the reading section of DIALANG proficiency test, a total of 80 female advanced ...  Read More

Scaffolding Comprehension and Recall Gaps: Effects of Paratextual Advance Organizers

Zia Tajeddin

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 2013, , Pages 125-148

  Although filling the gap in reading comprehension gained momentum with the rise of the top-down approach, Vygotsky’ concept of scaffolding and the dual code  theory provided a strong support for the use of paratext to enhance comprehension. Scaffolding is dependent on other-regulation, one ...  Read More