Applied Linguistics
The Effect of Task Familiarity Ordering on Listening Task Complexity

Abbas Bayat; Bahman Amini; Keyvan Mahmoodi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 August 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.73221.769

Abstract
  In recent decades, many second language acquisition (SLA) researchers have identified the leading role of organizing sequentially cognitive tasks in Task-Based Language Teaching. Presenting types of different task sequence has become increasingly crucial for syllabus designers. This investigation examines ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
A Five-Factor Model of Motivational Self-Guides: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach

majid Ghorbani; shokouh Rashvand Semiyari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.73215.768

Abstract
  The current study undertook to explore the interplay of motivational/attitudinal variables and second language (L2) learners’ motivated behavior through the lens of a revised model of L2 self-guides. This new model reconceptualizes Dornyei’s (2005, 2009) original motivational self-system ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Navigating the Mediating Role of Immunity, Buoyancy, and Emotion Regulation to L2 Grit and Mindfulness Among EFL Teachers

Ehsan Namaziandost; Tahereh Heydarnejad; Afsheen Rezai

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2023

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.74345.782

Abstract
  The importance of studying teachers' professional well-being has increased greatly in recent years. However, researchers have not paid enough attention to how teachers' levels of immunity, buoyancy, and emotion regulation (ER) in the classroom all play a role in shaping teachers’ L2 grit ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Developing Learner Autonomy: Novice and Experienced EFL Teachers’ Beliefs and Strategies

Shiva Kaivanpanah; Awat Mohammed

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 February 2024

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2024.76634.813

Abstract
  Teachers’ beliefs play a determining role in the decisions they make and the strategies they employ to foster learner autonomy. Therefore, their beliefs and the strategies they use to foster autonomy merit additional empirical evidence. This study investigated the beliefs of 85 English as a Foreign ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
The Influence of Task Complexity Manipulation on Iranian EFL Learners’ Learning of Transitional Devices

Touraj Talaee; Hossein Ahmadi; Faramarz Azizmalayeri

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 173-204

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.69326.726

Abstract
  Task complexity has recently attracted great attention in second language (L2) studies. However, its potential impacts on learning transitional devices have not been considered. The current study was an attempt to analyze the impacts of manipulating task complexity conditions on EFL learners’ grammatical ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Lexical Sophistication in the Discussion Section of MA Theses Authored by Iranian EFL vs. English Students: A Coh-Metrix Report on Similarities and Differences

Masoud Azadnia

Volume 12, Issue 1 , June 2023, , Pages 271-294

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.67794.696

Abstract
  This study compared the Discussion section of theses written by M.A. English L1 and L2 students regarding lexical sophistication. Certain linguistic features were applied to investigate whether texts written in English L2 had any similarities or differences with native speakers’ (NSs) texts. To ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Active Learning as an Approach to Fostering EFL Learners’ Speaking Skills and Willingness to Communicate: A Mixed-methods Inquiry

Zeinab Azizi; Ehsan Namaziandost; Parisa Ashkani

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 93-128

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2023.70542.744

Abstract
  Emerging as a novel instructional approach, Active Learning (AL) is predicated on paving the way for students to actively explore knowledge and reflect on the learning processes. Despite its robust theoretical foundations, AL has rarely been implemented by English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Cross-cultural CMC-Based Study of Speech Act of Criticism in Response to School Reopening during COVID-19

Maryam Farnia

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, , Pages 291-324

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.65791.674

Abstract
  The purpose of this cross-cultural CMC-based study is to investigate how the speech act of criticism is realized in the Instagram comments by Persian and English-speaking users in response to an announcement in Fall 2020 about school reopening during COVID-19. To this end, 400 Persian and English comments ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Reliance on Student Engagement: Do Academic Degree and Teaching Experience Matter?

Behzad Nezakatgoo; Adel Dastgoshadeh; Kaveh Jalilzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , June 2022, , Pages 255-280

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.65567.671

Abstract
  This study was an attempt to examine the relationship between the academic degree and teaching experience of Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers and their reliance on student engagement. To this end, eight EFL teachers (male and female) with different teaching experiences and academic ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
A Social Quest for Language and Cultural Capital: Exploring Iranian English Language Majors’ Habitus

Behrooz Nazarian; Gholam Reza Zarei

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 31-60

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.61844.607

Abstract
  This research study was conducted to investigate the most representative characteristics of the habitus developed by academically successful Iranian English majors. Learning a second or foreign language, like many sociocultural practices, from a Bourdieusian perspective, is informed by the interrelation ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
A Qualitative Investigation of Language Learners’ Epistemological Beliefs: Core Dimensions and Development in Focus

Masoomeh Rahmani; Marzieh Bagherkazemi; Alireza Ameri

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 61-93

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.63944.642

Abstract
  Language Learners’ epistemological beliefs (LLEBs), as their conceptions about the nature of L2 knowledge and L2 knowing, are among the determinants of the route and the outcome of language learning; however, research into their dimensional and developmental nature is at the premium. This qualitative ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
The Discursive Construction of Academic Writing Expertise: A Case Study of Developing from an Outsider to a Contributor Role in a Discourse Community

Farzaneh Dehghan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 95-119

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2022.62987.620

Abstract
  This study aims at exploring the developmental process from a novice writer to an expert academic contributor from a discursive viewpoint. Using a cross-sectional research design, the researcher was in contact with five graduate students (from M.A. to PhD) via semi-structured interviews and online communication. ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Developing and Assessing Intercultural Competence through Ethnographic Interviews in the Domestic Context of Teacher Education in Iran

Mehri Jalali

Volume 10, Issue 2 , December 2021, , Pages 119-144

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.63670.636

Abstract
  Although the importance of intercultural competence (IC) training has been increasingly recognized in recent scholarly reviews, home-based approaches invite further investigation in this paradigm. This study aims to make a contribution by exposing a domestic context to assess IC development through using ...  Read More

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

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.54334.527

Abstract
  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

Applied Linguistics
Developing a Competency Model for EAP Teachers: Insights from Internationalization of Higher Education

Amir Zand-Moghadam; Morteza Taheri; Maryam Bolouri

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 105-146

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60017.587

Abstract
  The teachers' competencies in the process of internationalization of higher education (IHE) are of vital importance (Brandenburg & Federkeil, 2007; van der Werf, 2012). The extent of IHE in a university is in a close relationship with the teachers' competencies (Harari, 1981). However, the required ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
EFL Learners’ Perception of Task Experience Through Flow Outlook: Task Complexity and Modality in Focus

Leila Ghasemi; Ehsan Rezvani; Ehsan Namaziandost

Volume 10, Issue 1 , June 2021, , Pages 301-334

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.60909.595

Abstract
  Regardless of the appreciation of language learners’ achievement in task-based language teaching, not much has been hinged upon learners’ perception and reception of various elements. This study examined task complexity and modality effects on Iranian EFL learners’ comprehension of ...  Read More

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

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.62359.614

Abstract
  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

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

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.54699.531

Abstract
  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

Applied Linguistics
Research Methodology and Orientation of Papers Published from 1980 to 2019 in Applied Linguistics Journals

Hussein Meihami

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 59-88

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.53506.518

Abstract
  This study explored the research methodology and research orientation of the papers published in seven world-leading applied linguistics journals from 1980 to 2019. To that end, a corpus including 3491 papers from seven applied linguistics journals was investigated. The papers were examined for their ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
The Effectiveness and Rank of Metalinguistic Corrective Feedback Strategies on Written Grammatical Performance: Monolingual Persian vis-à-vis Bilingual Turkmen EFL Learners

Maryam Moazzeni Limoudehi; Omid Mazandarani; Behzad Ghonsooly; Jila Naeini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , December 2020, , Pages 245-284

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2021.55093.535

Abstract
  Much uncertainty still exists about the possible role of myriads external and internal mediating variables such as language backgrounds and ethnicities in the process of corrective feedback (CF). To address the issue, 79 monolingual Persians and 79 bilingual Turkmens aged between 13 and 18 from two language ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Investigating Iranian EFL Students’ Metacognitive Online Reading Strategies, Critical Thinking, and Their Relationship: A Mixed-Methods Study

Kobra Marboot; Ali Roohani; Azizullah Mirzaei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 151-182

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.50833.475

Abstract
  The digital information age requires skills and strategies that are crucial in comprehending online academic texts. Also, research has emphasized the crucial role of critical thinking (CT) in education. Thus, this explanatory sequential mixed-methods study aimed to (a) identify Iranian EFL students’ ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Holistic Identity of Language Teachers: A Grounded Theory Study

Mina Tasouji Azari; Saeideh Ahangari; Zohreh Seifoori

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2020, , Pages 321-356

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.48986.452

Abstract
  It is one of the major areas of interest within the field of educational research to examine the role of teachers, their professional accomplishment and influential factors affecting or inhibiting the practice; of which, the study of teacher identity has taken on fundamental property. Thus, the present ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
The Correlation between Iranian EFL Learners’ Intercultural Sensitivity, Vocabulary Knowledge, and English Language Proficiency

Farzad Alijanian; Fariba Mobini; Parisa Ghasemi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 109-135

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.49017.450

Abstract
  AbstractThis study aimed to explore any type and level of association between Iranian EFL learners’ proficiency level and their intercultural sensitivity on the one hand, and the possible relation between vocabulary knowledge and sensitivity to cultural differences on the other. To this end, Oxford ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Proposing a Cognitive EFL Writing Model Based on Personality types and Narrative Writing Intelligence: A SEM Approach

Sima Ziaei; Behzad Ghonsooly; Zargham Ghabanchi; Hesamoddin Shahriari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 163-185

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.20352.178

Abstract
  The aim of this paper was to investigate the role of two cognitive factors, namely, personality traits and narrative writing intelligence (NWI) in L2 writing. The total of 416 English learners participated in this study in two different phases. For the purpose of this study, a narrative writing intelligence ...  Read More

Applied Linguistics
Development and Validation of an Authorial Identity Model and Questionnaire: A Factor Analytic Approach

Saman Jamshidi; Saeed Rezaei; Mohammad Hassanzadeh; Mahmood Dehqan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , December 2019, , Pages 243-273

https://doi.org/10.22054/ilt.2020.50500.473

Abstract
  From when the black box of authorial identity has been unpacked, the paucity of authorial identity model on the basis of a comprehensive theoretical framework addressed the need to establish a robust one (Cheung, Stupple, & Elander, 2015). The current study was comprised of three main phases including ...  Read More